Bahria University spent Rs16.5m on scholarships
Islamabad, July 22: An amount of Rs16.5 million has been spent by the Bahria University on awarding merit and financial assistance scholarships to its students last year.
This was stated by Chief of the Naval Staff and Pro-Chancellor of the Bahria University Admiral Noman Bashir during a meeting of the Board of Governors (BOG) here on Wednesday. Members of the Board of Governors, which include principal staff officers of the Pakistan Navy and representatives of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology and Military Finance were present on the occasion.
During the meeting, the naval chief highlighted that prompt action has been taken by the university management on infrastructure development currently underway, including construction of medical and dental college, electrical engineering laboratory at the Karachi campus, gymnasium and central block at the Islamabad campus.
The board considered and approved the annual budget of the university with a number of additional development programmes. The board also approved appointment of Professor Dr. Syed Tipu Sultan as dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and chairman of the Board of Studies of Faculty for Health Sciences and Professor Dr. Muhammad Altaf Mukati as dean of the Faculty of Engineering.Your Comments
Swat Board declares HSSC exam result
Mingora: Boys surpassed the girls as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Swat announced results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate examination here Wednesday.
The top three positions were secured by boys as Khalil-ur-Rehman of the pre-medical group from International Public School and College, Kabal clinched first position in the board by getting 690 out of 1100 marks.
Shehzad Hussain, student of pre-medical at Govt Degree College Mingora, stood second with 943 marks while Muhammad Riaz Khan of the same group and same college won third position with 926 marks. The top three positions in arts group were grabbed by girl students as Reshman, a student of Government Girls Degree College, Buner obtained first position with 794 marks.
Nayab Gul from Govt Girls Degree College, Saidu Sharif stood second with 789 marks while her college colleague Sunbal Khan was third with 786 marks. In part-I of medical group, 3,288 students appeared and 2,265 were declared successful. In part-I of pre-engineering group, 1,806 students took the examination and 1,466 students were declared successful.
Moot held on global software engineering
Islamabad: Department of Software Engineering of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) organized a one-day workshop on 'Global Software Engineering: Challenges, Opportunities & Organizational Readiness' here on Tuesday.
The workshop was designed to develop participants' knowledge on emerging issues in Global Software Engineering (GSE) and to create awareness on organizational readiness to tackle challenges.
Dr. Eshan Ullah Khan, Dean FBAS, welcomed the participants from various universities and software houses of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Dr. Mahmood Niazi from Keele University (UK) said that Global Software Outsourcing is a 600 billion dollar market and is dominated by India as a leading solution provider.
"Now India is getting stiff competition from China, Malaysia and Ireland who prepared themselves for Global Software in last three to five years," he said.
Project exhibition organised at MAJU
Islamabad: The Department of Electronic Engineering of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) in collaboration with the IEEE MAJU Student Chapter organised the 'ideas' project exhibition along with paper competition, says a press release.
It is a flagship event of technical and research activities of the department, which provides an opportunity to the university students and faculty members to maintain a strong liaison with the professionals and experts in the industry.
The event successfully provided the platform for final-year students to exhibit their final-year project and share their innovations through paper writing.
Competitions for the first, second and third best projects and the best papers were held with the judgment of senior and well-experienced faculty members.
The projects titled 'Iris Recognition System' by Sohail Younas, 'Implementation and Comparative Analysis of Energy-Aware Routing Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks' by Mohsin Raza, Qasim Badar Malik and Muhammad Awais and 'Mine Detector Robot' by Muhammad Haseeb, Arshad Nouman, and Saif-ur-Rehman were awarded first, second and third prizes, respectively.
Where as, the paper titled 'Performance Enhancement of Multi Carrier Modulation Scheme by Exploiting Spatial Diversity' by Hassaan A. Siddiqui and Jawad Ahmad was declared as the best paper.
The event was organised under the supervision of Dr. Noor M. Khan, Engineer Imran Haider and Engineer Waqas Zaib in collaboration with the IEEE MAJU Student Chapter. The news
256 CIIT students get degrees
Taxila: Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Wah Campus on Wednesday awarded degrees and medals to 256 students at 22nd convocation here on Wednesday.
Earlier the campus also held 21st convocation on Tuesday for students graduating in fall 2007 and fall 2008.
Gold medals were awarded to Faisal Nawaz (MBA spring 2009), Irfah Zafar (MBO), Sajjad Gondal (MBE), Samna Khalid (MBA fall 2009).
In bachelor programme, gold medals were given to Adeel Munawar (computer engineering spring 2009), Kamran Ayub (telecommunication engineering) and Waseem Nasir (business administration).
Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati said a plan was being worked out to set up CIIT as a chartered university. Dawn
No teacher found having fake degree in Rawalpindi division
Rawalpindi: Interestingly no teacher, instructor, staff member serving in the Punjab government schools and educational departments, Rawalpindi division, have been found holding fake degrees till to date in the verification process by the Executive Directorate of Education on the orders of the apex court.
This was informed by Executive Director of Education (EDO), Rawalpindi division, Mohammad Ashraf Malik on Wednesday.
The EDO briefed that the reason behind is a system adopted by the concerned directorate. Elaborating, Ashraf Malik said that during appointments of teachers or staff member in academic institutions and related departments, the concerned directorate verify the degrees and certificates of the candidates. If any case is found negative, then the recruitment of the involved candidate is rejected on this basis. Not only during recruitments, the system of verifying the degrees is also followed during disbursement of salaries to the teachers and other staff every month as directed by the city district government headed by Commissioner and DCO.
Similarly, during fresh recruitment of 198 teachers out of shortage of 450 both male and females in primary, middle and higher educational institutions in Rawalpindi division, the Directorate of Education has verified degrees time and again before issuing appointment letters to them, he said. In all, the education department invited applications for filling 225 posts, out of which 198 have been filled. While the remaining vacant posts would also be filled within one month, he said.
Replying to a question related to making reforms in education sector as ordered by Prime Minister of Pakistan Yusuf Raza Gilani to the Federal Directorate of Education, the EDO said that his directorate on the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has taken number of measures and implementing them practically to promote education making reforms. Dozens of Urdu medium schools of Punjab government have been converted into English medium including primary, secondary and higher.
The remaining schools would also be converted into English medium to make our education system on a par with the international standard. Highly qualified English teachers have been appointed for imparting better education to the students on this subject. All subjects, apart from Urdu, Islamiyat and Mathematics, would be taught in English for providing better hold on this language, he said. The news