12,600 appear in UET entrance test
Peshawar, July 11: Entrance test for academic session 2011-12 of the University of Engineering and Technology was held on Sunday at the Kernal Sher Khan Shaheed Stadium, Peshawar and Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad. A press release said the test was conducted by the Educational Testing and Evaluating Agency (ETEA), Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa.
Around 12,600 candidates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan took the test. The result will be announced within 36 hours and will be available on the ETEA website (www.etea.edu.pk) and UET website (www.nwfpuet.edu.pk). The result would also be displayed on the main notice board of the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar campus.
At the Peshawar centre, 10,938 candidates including 10,569 males and 288 females appeared in the test, for admission to engineering disciplines. Another 414 candidates appeared for admission in the Computer Science group and among them were 384 males and 30 females.
At the Abbottabad centre, 1574 candidates including 1404 males and 170 females took the test for admission in the engineering group. There were 28 male and 15 female candidates seeking admission in the Computer Science group.
Vice Chancellor Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, who was present on the occasion, expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements for the conduct of entrance rest. He said the UET had provided every facility to all the candidates during the admission process. He added that the university would arrange an orientation week for the new entrants.
Syed Liaqat Ali Shah, additional secretary for Higher Education, Abdur Rauf Jamil, ETEA executive director, Prof Dr Hafizullah, vice chancellor, Khyber Medical University, Prof Dr Azzam ul Asar, dean Faculty of Engineering (UET), Prof Abdul Jabbar, UET registrar, Ahmad Murad, deputy registrar admissions (UET) and other senior faculty members were also present.
Besides 480 invigilators from ETEA, 45 test managers and staff of UET, Khyber Medical University and Peshawar Police were also present on the occasion. The Directorate of Admissions UET, under Prof Dr Sahar Noor, managed the process of entrance test.Your Comments
612 graduates awarded degrees at HU convocation
Mansehra: A total of 612 graduates were awarded degrees in various disciplines at the 5th convocation of Hazara University (HU) at its main campus here Sunday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar, who is the chancellor of the university, also awarded gold medals to 58 graduates, including Sahib Gul Afridi of Khyber Agency who got the honour of being the first PhD scholar from Hazara University in Genetics.
The disciplines in which gold medals and degrees were awarded included Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Genetics, Bio-Chemistry, Microbiology, Computer Science, Psychology, Archaeology, Journalism & Mass Communication, Economics, Mathematics, Islamiyat, English, Pashto, Urdu, Environmental Sciences and Conservation Studies.
Speaking on the occasion, the governor said economic development and stability of the nation lies in research-oriented education. Meaningful research activities through linkages with industries are the predominant characteristics of the modern age, he added.
In our country, the system of education needs to be responsive to solve the confronting problems of life, ensure a stable society and better future for the coming generations, he said. Besides others, Vice Chancellor of Hazara University Dr Syed Sakhawat Shah, Minister for Higher Education Qazi Asad, former vice-chancellors, deans and students attended the convocation.
The ranking status of the university as number 3 at the provincial level and number 16 at the national level is an achievement, the governor said, and assured to help complete the incomplete construction projects as well as the proposed projects for its sub campuses at Haripur and Havelian.
Earlier, the vice-chancellor welcomed the guests and said the university started with seven faculty members and 57 students and now it has more than 7,000 students enrolled at its three campuses and 290 faculty members including 65 PhD scholars.
He said 25 PhD scholars would join the campus soon after completing their higher studies abroad. Three scientists of the university, he added, had been recognised productive scholars at the national level. Over the year, he said, 125 research publications have been produced by the university. The news