PGMI entrance test result
Lahore, July 04: The Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) has announced the result of entrance test for academic session 2011-12.
The result can be viewed on PGMI website www.pgmipunjab.edu.pk.
According to a press release here on Saturday, senior professors of various departments of the PGMI will interview the candidates for final selection from July 12 to July 28 which will be followed by regular classes for new academic year, starting on October 1.
PGMI/Lahore General Hospital Principal Prof Dr Tariq Salahuddin said the entrance test had been held in a transparent and disciplined manner to ensure the selection of only eligible candidates. He said the PGMI was utilising all available resources to keep the high level of specialization in various fields of medical science. The news
Dr Hassan new head of GCU Physics Dept
Lahore: Noted Physicist Prof Dr Hassan A Shah has been appointed as the chairman of the Department of Physics at Government College University (GCU) with immediate effect.
According to an official handout, the incumbent chairman of the department, Prof Dr Raiz Ahmed, has been transferred to the GCU Centre for Advance Studies in Physics (CASP) as director. Dr Shah is one of the most senior and eminent physicists and has already served the GCU physics department as a chairman for six years till 2008. He did his post doctorate from Italy.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq and other faculty members have congratulated Dr Shah on his appointment as the chairman and hoped that he would boost up research activities in the department.
PU fails to avail China-sponsored scholarship for faculty members
Lahore: The Punjab University administration has failed to avail the Chinese scholarship after it recommended the unsuitable faculty members of the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS).
A Chinese scholarship on radio training programme was offered to the faculty and the university administration nominated three members from the ICS - Dr Afirah Hamid, Muhammad Shafique and Rashid Khan, a visiting teacher.
Sources said that the administration 'deliberately' nominated Afirah Hamid and Rashid Khan who were not suitable for the scholarship. According to the conditions of the scholarship, the candidate applying for the scholarship should have to be below 45 years of age and a faculty member. Dr Afirah is above 45 and Rashid Khan is not a permanent faculty member, which means there was no competition for Shafique.
Shafique, however, has been rejected for the scholarship because a university committee had recommended his termination from the services following an alleged forgery in the MPhil result. His Fulbright scholarship was also rejected on the same ground.
A source claimed that Dr Afirah was likely to be sent on an international film festival in UK. However, a lobby which did not want her to go there recommended her for the radio training workshop despite the fact that she was overage for the programme.
"A lot of students are going to China for PhD programmes as China is giving many opportunities to our students. It is very sad that some people among us are trying to cheat China by recommending those people who have already been disqualified for scholarships," said a faculty member, who was not recommended for the scholarship.
Dr Afirah said, "My case for the scholarship on radio training programme has been turned down because I am overage. I am not sorry for it but I am sorry that the university has wasted a good scholarship. This is not a new practice. This has happened quite a lot in the past. There was a time when every year two scholarships were given to the PU for PhD programme, however, they were never availed by the ICS".
When contacted Muhammad Shafique, lecture at the ICS, said that he had no role in recommendations, adding that the university recommended three people and he was one of them. "I have been rejected for the programme and only Dr Afirah is being considered for it," she said.
A PU spokesperson said that the vice chancellor always forwarded the recommended names as they had been received from the department heads and, similarly, in this case the names were sent as they were received from the ICS administration. Daily times
Punjab govt fails to notify VCs' appointment
Lahore: The Punjab government is yet to notify the appointment of vice-chancellors of two public sector universities of the province despite approval of the Punjab governor/chancellor.
Governor Sardar Latif Khosa had approved the appointment of Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor as VC of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore, and Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir as VC of the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi, on June 27. A notification was to be issued by the Punjab Higher Education Department on behalf of the Punjab government.
It has been observed following approval of the governor/chancellor, the Punjab government issues a formal notification of appointment on the same day. But in this case the notification is yet to be issued. Sources said the delay was owing to the ongoing tussle between the CM's Secretariat and the Governor's House over the issue of the appointment of VCs. The news