Rhodes Trust scholarship at Oxford
Islamabad, July 24: Applications are invited from Pakistani citizens (men & women) for one scholarship to be awarded under the terms of the Rhodes Trust. The scholarship is tenable for two or three years at Oxford and would be effective from October 2013.
The stipend will be Pounds 1025 per month for the duration of the course plus all university and college fees.The scholarship will be subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees and acceptance by an Oxford College, said a press release here on Monday.
The Rohodes also pays for the travel to and from Oxford. Candidates must hold a first class bachelors degree in arts or science including medicine, engineering and computer etc from any Pakistani University.
The candidate must be between the age 19 and 25 on October 1, 2013.Memorandum and application forms can be obtained from the Secretary Rhodes Trust Scholarship Committee for Pakistan, Post Box number 2939, Islamabad.The last date for the submission of application is 31st August 2012.Your Comments
Fake resignation letter of Gomal varsity VC sent to governor
Peshawar: Without knowing about it, Gomal University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi's resignation was recently sent by someone to Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Masood Kausar.
It was a fake letter and the authorities soon found out that it wasn't sent or signed by Dr Kundi. It isn't known who tried to play the trick on not only Dr Kundi but also the governor and his staff. However, suspicion has fallen on members of a lobby who have been campaigning to get Dr Kundi removed from his job as vice-chancellor. This lobby enjoys political patronage of the leader of one of the ruling parties in KP.
Sources said the fake resignation letter was sent by post. It didn't carry Dr Kundi's signature. It created suspicion and it soon became clear that the letter was a fake.It may be mentioned that Dr Kundi had earlier received a show-cause notice from the Governor's office about the alleged illegal recruitment at the university and incidents of insecurity at the campus. There was a feeling that the show-cause notice had also been orchestrated by the same lobby that wanted Dr Kundi's ouster a year before the expiry of his contract as vice-chancellor.
PU awards PhDs
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to five scholars in different subjects.Muhammad Tahir Sarwar s/o Ghulam Sarwar has been awarded PhD in Molecular Biology after approval of his thesis "Characterization of Inhibitory Effects of siRNA against non-structural genes of HCV Genotype 3A", Rashid Ahmad s/o Abdul Qayyum in the subject of Punjabi after approval of his thesis "Suba Sarhad Da Punjabi Adab Tehqiqiey Tanqidi Jaiza", Naheed Qadir d/o Ch Ghulam Qadir in the subject of Punjabi after approval of her thesis "Impacts of English Criticism on Punjabi Criticism, 1947-2005, (An Analytical and Critical Study)", Kiran Altaf d/o Altaf Hussain in the subject of Urdu after approval of her thesis "The Impact of Colonialism on Urdu Fiction" and Amna Mahmood d/o Mahmood ul Hassan in the subject of Pakistan Studies after approval of her thesis "Transition from Military to Civilian Rule in Pakistan (1985-1999)".
VC discusses PU issues
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday chaired a meeting of the varsity's deans, principals and heads of teaching departments in which a number of issues were discussed in detail. It is learnt that VC Dr Mujahid Kamran urged officials to streamline the affairs of their respective departments, colleges, and institutes expressing concern that some heads did not even know how many students were enrolled in their departments. Malik Zaheer, Additional Registrar-II, was nominated as varsity's focal-person for correspondence with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as well as coordinating with regard to complaints and queries received through the Punjab Chief Minister's Facebook page. The meeting also discussed initiatives to be taken to change the university's culture, including training of teachers and staff and improving security of the varsity. The news