Punjab Matric result on Aug 4
Lahore, July 20: The result of matriculation annual examination, 2010, will be declared simultaneously by eight examination boards of the province on August 4, 2010. Similarly the result of intermediate annual examination 2010 will also be declared by the boards simultaneously on September 4, 2010. It is pertinent to mention here that over the last few years the result of matriculation was being declared on August 1 while that of intermediate on August 15 each year. Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, Controller of Examinations Prof Manzur ul Hassan Niazi said the result was being declared with a bit delay this year owing to the syndicate marking which had been introduced for the first time.
GCU ranked best varsity in Lahore
Lahore: The Higher Education Commission has ranked the Government College University (GCU) Lahore as the best university in Lahore for producing 282 research papers in 2009, placing it on the 5th position in the ranking among all public and private sector universities of the country.
A GCU press statement issued here on Monday claimed that the University of Punjab was placed one step below the GCU with 269 publications, while the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (UVAS) was ranked 12th with 101 research publications. The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore was on 20th position with 52 publications.
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) got 22nd position with barely 42 publications while the Lahore College for Women University, King Edward Medical University and the University of Health Sciences secured 30th, 36th and 42nd positions respectively. The HEC has ranked all public and private universities on the basis of research publications which appeared in peer-reviewed journals indexed by Thomas-Reuters, lSI Web of Knowledge during 2009.
Expressing contentment at this achievement, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Khalid Aftab said that the future of the country was in the hands of bright and productive scientists and research scholars. He recalled that the HEC had placed GCU at the 6th position among all private and public sector universities in 2009 with 154 research publications. The news
Entry tests for medical colleges to be held today
Lahore: A total of 31,993 candidates, which include 20,796 females and 11,197 males, will appear in the entrance test for admissions to all public and private medical and dental institutions across Punjab today (Tuesday). The test will be conducted by the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore.
A UHS spokesman said that 23 centres had been established in 12 major cities of the province where the test would be held, commencing at 9am on July 20. The test shall last for two-and-a-half hours. Candidates have been advised to reach their respective centres at least one hour before the commencement of the test, as the centres will close their doors at 8:15am.
He said that there would be separate tests for FSc and non-FSc candidates, as per their respective books and syllabi. A total of 31,018 FSc candidates and 975 non-FSc candidates will be competing for 3,145 MBBS and 216 BDS seats in 15 public sector medical institutions, including four newly-established medical colleges in Gujranwala, Sialkot, DG Khan and Sahiwal, and three dental colleges of the province, respectively.
The spokesman said that private colleges have also been directed not to admit any applicant who has not passed the UHS entrance test with a minimum of 60 percent marks.
He said that three centres namely, the University of Engineering and Technology, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Examination Halls at Lawrence Road and University of Health Sciences have been established where 10,160 candidates (7,391 female, 2,769 male) shall appear for the entrance test. In Rawalpindi, 4,556 candidates shall take the tests in four centres, 4,228 in Multan, 2,913 in Faisalabad, 2,069 in Gujranwala, 1,244 in Bahawalpur, 1,081 in Sahiwal, 789 in Rahim Yar Khan, 844 in Gujrat, 778 in DG Khan, 1,005 in Sargodha and 359 candidates shall appear in the entrance test at Hasan Abdal.
He said the Punjab government had completed arrangements for the smooth conduct of the entrance test. Foolproof security arrangements have been made at each centre. The government has deputed divisional commissioners and other high-ranking officials as "regional coordinators" for the entrance test in all 12 cities of the province. Moreover, it has appointed monitoring officers to maintain transparency in the entrance test. The UHS has already issued roll numbers and instructions to the candidates. Candidates are not allowed to bring any cell phones, calculators, laptops or notes to the examination centre. No candidate will be allowed to enter the centre without an admittance card issued by the UHS, he concluded. Daily times
PU ICS to introduce two new subjects
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Institute of Communication Studies' Board of Studies has decided to introduce two new subjects of 'Business Journalism' and 'Sports Journalism' to meet the growing needs of reporters in these two vital disciplines at the institute. According to a press statement, ICS Board of Studies meeting chaired by the institute director, Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz, decided the introduction of the said subjects from session 2010-2012. The Board of Studies also recommended the PU Syndicate to change the existing nomenclature of Mass Communication degree from MA in Communication Studies to MSc in Communication Studies. Besides, with a view to familiarising journalism students with time-tested and trustworthy friend China's language, the Board of Studies also decided to introduce Chinese language as an elective subject at the ICS.
Govt fails to pass Women University Multan bill
Lahore: The Opposition in the Punjab Assembly on Monday foiled the bid of the coalition partners to pass "The Women University Multan Bill 2010" after it pointed out quorum.
The Treasury could not pass the bill for the second consecutive day after the Opposition pointed out quorum. Deputy Speaker Rana Mashud had to adjourn the proceedings till Tuesday (today).
Immediately after the Treasury took up The Women University Multan Bill 2010 clause-by-clause, Mohsin Leghari from the Opposition pointed out the quorum. The chair asked for ringing the bells for five minutes but the Treasury could not gather the required strength as there were only 63 members present in the House at that time. The news