HEC recognising GIL as chartered university
Lahore, July 19: Global Institute Lahore (GIL) Chairman Muhammad Kashif Khan, on Monday, acknowledged the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairperson, Dr Javaid Leghari's act of listing the institute's name on the HEC website under the names of chartered universities in the public and private sectors of the country.
He said this while presiding over a meeting of senior faculty members and administrative officials at the institute's city campus in New Garden Town on Monday. The chairman also thanked the HEC Executive Director Dr Sohail H Naqvi and Director General Accreditation Mr Rahim Bux Channa for the enlistment. He said that the Punjab government had already chartered GIL as a degree-awarding institute.
Over the last 15 years, our eminent faculty and high-quality education had enabled the GIL to establish a record of academic excellence among educational institutions of the city, he said, adding that the enlistment of GIL on the HEC website will contribute to greater student intake and fast growth of the institute, he added.
Khan also informed that GIL was following HEC-approved syllabus in the disciplines of business administration, commerce and information technology with gradual expansion in social sciences, fine arts and architecture under a phased programme.
It is an affordable fee package within the easy reach of students coming from low-income families. In addition to senior faculty members, Administration Director Shazia Khan, Registrar Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf and DGPR Kh Tahir Jamil also attended the meeting.Your Comments
AIOU allocates Rs 10m for software development
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has made extraordinary changes in its five main departments related with students affairs including Admissions, Examinations, Directorate of Students Advisory and Counseling Services, Wafaqi Mohtasib Cell and Registrar's Office to extend facilities to its students.
AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi addressing superintendents of university said, a superintendent has the status of backbone in the institution because he has to get the official work from its subordinates and answerable to the officer concerned.
Dr. Sangi said that when he took the Charge as AIOU Vice Chancellor, he instructed strictly all the departments that tasks related to students' affairs should be completed rapidly without any delay to ensure educational facilities in the tribal and far-flung areas where the formal education system has not reached as yet.
An amount of Rs five million has been allocated to extend facilities of AIOU' employees and training them in computer, internet, video conferencing system, rules and regulation, noting drafting, official discipline, Dr. Sangi opined.
On the occasion, Dr. Sangi approved, the provision of new computers and printers to streamline the work of certificate section registration of the tutors as examiners to reinforce the facilities of Wafaqi Mohtasib Cell and construction of the building for Examination Department.
All the Superintendents unanimously appreciated the steps taken by Vice-Chancellor for staff' welfare and proposed that this sort of, at least four meetings should be arranged which was later approved by Dr. Sangi.
In addition, Superintendents thanked for holding of three Selection Board's meeting in quick succession. Dr. Sangi also informed the Superintendents of the revision in rules and regulation for their promotion to Grade-17.
AIOU extends its Postgraduate admissions for the Semester Autumn till 26th July: "Allama Iqbal Open University has extended its Postgraduate admissions for the Semester Autumn, 2011 with one thousand (Rs.1000/-) late fee charges simultaneously across the country till 26th July, 2011" this was announced by Director Admissions, Allama Iqbal Open University, Syed Zia-ul-Hasnain Naqvi.
Admission Forms and Prospectuses can be obtained from the main campus of University at Sector H-8, Islamabad as well as from its 36 Regional Campuses around the country.
GCU students to get Rs 1m scholarship
Lahore: Allied Bank of Pakistan, on Monday, donated Rs 1 million to the Government College University Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) for initiating a lifetime golden scholarship for deserving students.
The perpetual golden scholarship to be named after the bank will be awarded to one deserving student per year on merit. The scholarship will cover the university fee as well as the student's hostel expenses.
ABP Executive Zia Ijaz handed over a cheque of Rs 1 million to GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt. "This is the second golden scholarship donated by the ABP to GCU EFT as part of their previous agreement where they had pledged to donate one scholarship each year so that deserving students could continue their studies without any financial burden," Dr Butt said. The trust secretary said that the GCU EFT had received as many as 31 scholarships uptil now, which include 15 golden and 16 sliver scholarships. Daily times
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has notified that all those candidates who appeared in MSc Chemistry (Old Course), Part-II, Annual Examination 2011, will re-take their written examination in the subjects of Organic Chemistry (Special Written) and Analytical Chemistry (Special Written) on Saturday, July 23 at 9:00am.
The place of examination will remain the same as already notified. The nation
Lahore: Punjab University's Examinations Department on Monday declared the results of Master of Surgery (MS), four-year course, Part-II, supplementary exam 2010, and MD, four-year course, Part-II, supplementary exam 2010. The news
PPLA accuses principal of fraud
Rahim yar khan: The Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) alleged the Khawaja Fareed Government Postgraduate College (KFGPGC) is on the verge of destruction as its principal promoting corruption and nepotism.
Addressing press conference here Monday, PPLA Senior Vice-President Akhtar Mehmood, VP Malik Khuda Bukhsh and General Sectary Rais Manzoor Ahmed with other officebearers blamed the KFGPGC principal for being corrupt and nepotistic.
They said they were making a litany of complaints to the authorities concerned but to no avail. "We have decided to save our college by launching movement against the principal," they said, claiming that the principal, Prof Dr Haji Wali Muhammad, tendered a written apology after his corruption had been revealed.
"He also signed a written agreement with us, pledging that he would handover all financial and educational matters to different committees of lecturers but, later, he breached the agreement by foggily trying to pass Rs92,000 purchase vouchers in December test." But, they added, the finance committee formed by PPLA completed the purchase in Rs32,000.
The PPLA officebearers accused the principal of committing embezzlement of Rs5.2 million in maintenance and repair grant. They blamed the principal for nepotism in grade 4 recruitment in 2008, saying that out of 7,000 applicants he selected 12 blue-eyed candidates - 10 his relatives and 2 of clerical staff - while he flouted the rules and regulations by converting Jinnah Hostel Mess into residence of favourite lecturer. They also pointed out financial irregularities of Rs80 million in a project of construction of MA Block, Admin Block and Computer Labs in the college, claiming that the principal extorted Rs100-200 from each lecturer in the name of ACR forms although the forms are available at Rs4 only. They said that the prize money of Rs12,000 awarded by DCO to the lower staff at annual floral show were taken back by the principal, who possessed degree of Phd. The lecturers demanded his termination and an inquiry into the alleged corruption, warning they would take to the street if the principal was not taken to task. When contacted, Dr Wali said that his spokesperson will provide the copy of written comment but, the spokesman, Afzal Baig, did not provide the copy till filing this report. The nation