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PU awards PhDs
Lahore, June 18: The Punjab University has awarded PhDs to two students in the subjects of Chemistry and Urdu. According to a press release on Wednesday, Muhammad Saeed has been awarded a PhD in Chemistry after approval of his thesis "Effect of Simulated Weightlessness on Hormonal Profiles and Immunocytochemistry of Pituitary Gland in Rats." The thesis was completed under the supervision of Institute of Chemistry Director Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra. Uzma Riaz has been awarded a PhD in the subject of Urdu.

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Training course for women livestock workers
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has launched an advanced training course for the capacity building of Women Community Livestock Extension Workers (WCLEWs) under the EU-sponsored Strengthening of Livestock Services Project (SLSP).

The first batch of 25 WCLEWs started the training course on Wednesday. Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan inaugurated the course at a ceremony on the City Campus while Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz, senior faculty members and SLSP representatives were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, the secretary said the women could play an effective role in extension services in livestock. He said the Punjab government was encouraging women extension workers in its extension projects in livestock and related sectors. He lauded the initiatives of the UVAS launched training of the manpower.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz said that keeping in view the importance of women's role in livestock development, the UVAS has initiated this advance training course for women extension workers from across the Punjab. He said the academic, research and extension programmes of the UVAS had always been demand driven and according to the needs of the time.

Director ICE&E Dr Salah-ud-Din said the women extension workers had been selected for training from various districts of the Punjab including Kasur, Gujrat, Bhakkar, Bahawalpur and Chakwal. He said the WCLEWs training would prove a milestone in strengthening of livestock extension services at grassroots level.

Dr Liaqat from the SLSP spoke about the objectives of the training programme and other activities of the SLSP.

UVAS, Scotland varsity signs MoU: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) Scotland, UK, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in scientific research, teaching projects and activities in the areas of mutual interest.

The MOU signing ceremony was held on Wednesday through a three way video conference between UVAS Lahore, Edinburgh and Ayr, UK, according to a press release here. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz and SAC Chief Executive/Principal Prof WAC McKelvey signed the MOU after a detailed discussion about the areas of collaboration. This MOU was finalised during the post-doctoral training of Dr Farina Khattak, Associate Professor Department of Poultry Production UVAS, at SAC.

During the discussion, both the organizations agreed to collaborate in research and development projects, staff and student exchange programmes, seminars, conferences, workshops, teaching and delivery of teaching through e-learning, etc.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz, Dean Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Dr Farina Khattak and other faculty members from UVAS and Prof WAC McKelvey, Prof John Oldham, Mike Smith and Dr Tom Acamovic from the SAC participated in the discussions during the video conference. They identified the areas of collaboration with focus on avian and dairy research activities.

Prof Nawaz briefed the SAC authorities about the history of the UVAS, its academic, research and training programmes and facilities. He desired joint collaboration in courses through distance learning programmes, sharing black board (teaching material) of the SAC in the areas of poultry and dairy science. He also identified several constraints in the area of animal production which, he said, could be improved through this collaboration. Prof John Oldham agreed to extend maximum possible cooperation in joint ventures with the UVAS on behalf of the SAC. He said that resource persons should be nominated from both institutes to further work on the joint ventures.

Stakeholders from the poultry industry including Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association Khalique Arshad, Director National Group of Companies Dr Mussadiq Asif and Dr Abdul Basit and Abdul Karim from Big Bird Groups also attended the video conference. All of them individually participated in the discussions and appreciated this joint venture between the UVAS and SAC and extended their cooperation at all stages. The News

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