PU registration for BA/BSc exam
Lahore, June 24: The Punjab University registration of private candidates who want to appear in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2011 is under process.
The last date for the registration with single fee (Rs 1600) is June 30, 2010 and with double fee is July 31, 2010.
According to a press release here on Wednesday, the candidates who had passed intermediate (FA/FSc) annual examination 2009 and before are eligible for the registration while the candidates passing intermediate exam in supplementary examination, 2009, would have to attach an attested photocopy of their failed result card of annual exam, 2009.
The registration forms can be obtained from Reception Centre of PU New Campus, University Sales Depot at Old Campus and nominated branches of Habib Bank on depositing Rs 15. The registration forms can also be downloaded from the university website www.pu.edu.pk.
The registration forms, attested from a gazetted officer, can be submitted along with testimonial photocopies of academic documents, including Matric and intermediate, national identity card, one recent photograph and original bank receipt of fee.
Candidates having passed O or A level exam should attach Equivalence Certificates obtained from Inter Boards Chairman Committee (IBCC). He said that the candidates must write down their own addresses on the forms and not to mention the addresses of private colleges, academies or any friend/relative and all such forms would be rejected. Complete forms in every aspect can be submitted during office timings from 8am to 4pm in Registration Branch, Room No 25 Administration Block, Punjab University, New Campus Lahore, or sent through registered mail on the abovementioned address. This year no form after due date, July 31, will be entertained. The newsYour Comments
PU clarifies news item
Lahore: Naveed Iqbal and Shafiq Ahmed, both PhD students at the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) in the Punjab University, have clarified issues raised in a news item published on June 23, 2010.
According to them, the issues raised by an application submitted by Afira Hamid, an assistant professor at ICS, have already been probed and settled as a result of various internal inquires at the PU. The same issues were filed at the Lahore High Court in two petitions. After being processed through necessary court proceedings, the court disposed off the cases. However, Iqbal and Ahmed claim Afira is once again raising the issues due to her dispute with the ICS director and the dean of Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
They said that Afira was leveling allegations against Prof Dr Mughees Uddin (dean), Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz (director) Naveed and Shafiq after she was declared ineligible for the post of professor since she did not have a PhD degree. pr
Lahore: The Punjab University has declared the result of MBBS, Second Professional (Latest New Re-Organized Scheme) Supplementary Examination, 2009. The news
LUMHS ready to take in Osh students, says VC
Hyderabad: The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences is ready to take in all Pakistani students who were studying in a medical university in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, before ethnic riots forced them to rush back in May, according to LUMHS vice-chancellor Prof Dr Noshad A. Sheikh.
But their admissions would be subject to approval of the federal government and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), he said.
Mr Shaikh said that he would fulfil all formalities at the university level and take syndicate and other officials concerned into confidence on the students' cases, which would be considered purely on humanitarian grounds.
"Why should the students suffer and discontinue their education. After all, they have studied for several years and we are willing to accommodate them but we need to fulfil some necessary requirements," he said on Wednesday.
Around 1,200 to 1,500 Pakistani students who were pursuing their medical education in Kyrgyzstan were stranded in the wake of ethnic riots in Osh.
Pakistan government airlifted most of the students and safely brought them back. They are from different parts of the country including Sindh.
Those returning to Sindh include two real sisters Amna and Lubna who are daughters of a primary school teacher. They were studying medicine in Osh and belonged to Solangi community of Padidan, Naushahro Feroze district.
The sisters were trapped inside their house when clashes erupted and lost contact with their family for two days. Adil Mehboob Awan of Mirpurkhas and Sumaya of Karachi are also among the returnees.
"Yes the sisters had contacted me informally and requested for continuation of their education in LUMHS. But since then there has been no contact with them. They need to apply formally before we complete proceedings required at our level," said Mr Shaikh.
All the Osh-returnees have narrated their woeful tales to their parents and media about how they passed those turbulent days in Osh by keeping themselves virtually locked in the rooms to save their lives.
The students made contacts with the embassy on their own before they were flown back to Pakistan on a C-130.
The VC said that the students who were interested in continuing their education at the LUMHS would have to submit complete set of documents, which would have to be verified by the university where they had been studying until recently in Kyrgyzstan.
"We will recommend their cases to the PMDC and the federal government to seek their approval and allow them to complete their studies," he said.
"The decision is being taken as a gesture of goodwill," he said.
He said that since the affected students were studying in different levels their cases would first be confirmed and then they would be accordingly accommodated in the LUMHS.
"We hope that the students will not suffer and pursue their education… but they should come up with formal requests which have not been made so far," he said. Dawn
'Thai institute, UVAS can work together'
Lahore: The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, and the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) can collaborate in areas like livestock management, aquaculture fisheries management and other management disciplines.
This was suggested by a three-member delegation from the AIT led by institute President Prof Said Irandost who called on UVAS Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Dean Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha on Wednesday. They also discussed the areas of mutual cooperation to enhance the academic and technological partnership between both institutions. The meeting was arranged by Ambassador of Pakistan in Thailand Sohail Mahmood. Prof Irandoust said the AIT had almost 1,000 alumni from Pakistan and the number was increasing. He said the institute was also collaborating with many international organisations around the world to synergise resources for global sustainable development.
Prof Pasha suggested that both the institutions could work together for joint-degree offering, collaborative research projects and faculty/students exchange programmes.
Explaining the emerging role of livestock in Pakistani economy, he said Punjab had geographical advantages to increase the livestock output through skilled HR in the region. He said the UVAS had started new academic disciplines first time in Pakistan like dairy technology, poultry technology, bioinformatics, fisheries and medicines in the recent years.
Educationist welcomes higher education council
Lahore: University of Management and Technology (UMT) Rector Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, terming establishment of the Punjab Higher Education Council (PHEC) a good initiative, has recommended that all private universities of the province should be offered its membership.
In an interview, renowned educationist Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad said establishment of the PHEC was indication of interest of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in the field of higher education.
"However the presence of all public sector universities in the new body and only two from private universities clearly indicates that private sector is not considered fully on board," he added. He was of the view that real benefits of the forum could be achieved like promotion of higher education provided all private sector varsities of the province were offered its membership.
Talking about research culture in universities, the UMT rector said the situation was quite encouraging as compared to past, adding that however it was unfortunate that industry was not taking as much interest in research as required. He also suggested that the government should fund the universities for research irrespective of varsities status of private or public sector, saying this would also uplift standards of education.
Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, who is a professor of Organization and Management, also appealed to the provincial government to provide at least 100 acres of land free of cost to privately chartered universities working under trust. "The government should support, facilitate and encourage private varsities as students studying there are also citizens of the country," he added.
"At the UMT, we are not ignoring our social responsibility as out of over 4,000 students some 700 students are being financially supported by the university," he said, adding that the UMT stands for leadership.
"We are about management expertise and technology," he said, adding that around 14,000 alumni of the varsity were serving the country as well as working abroad in different fields. He said the UMT had 180 fulltime faculty members, saying only a handful of universities were having such diversified base of faculty.
"The university has been in the forefront in international education, accreditation and quality," he said, adding that the UMT had international linkages with European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD), Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) while the varsity was founder and currently member of the Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP).
Dr Hasan Sohaib maintained that programmes at the UMT were not stereotype, saying, "We don't copy or import rather we innovate and customise and introduce cutting-edge courses in our programmes.
We are responding to demand and proud of each and every of our programme."
The UMT offers wide and diversified range of programmes from management to engineering, computer sciences, textile fashion and design and social sciences and law etc, he said.
Talking about future plans, he said the UMT had planned a 500-bed hospital to start programme in the field of medicine, adding that the varsity had also envisaged programmes in civil engineering, environmental sciences, Islamic finance and banking. "We are also planning to expand our evening programmes," he added.
Appreciating the role of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the promotion of higher education, Dr Hasan Sohaib urged the government to give more grants to the Commission, saying it should also spend the money wisely.
"The HEC has played a good role and we are indebted for many of its good initiatives, he said while commending its new chairman for his vision for uplift of higher education in the country.Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad has a PhD degree from the University of Wales, UK, MBA from Washington State University, USA and BSc Engineering from NED University, Karachi.
The UMT rector also lauded efforts of Jang Group in promotion of education, saying that events like The News Education Expo 2010 play a leading role in this regard. The news
GCU's second Inter-departmental Games 2009-10
Lahore: Sports are not a waste of time. They enhance the physical and mental abilities and efficiency of students, Government College University Vice Chancellor Professor Khalid Aftab said while addressing a prize-distribution ceremony of GCU Inter-departmental Games 2009-10.
This year, the History department was once again successful in winning the trophy whereas the Urdu department participants ended as runner-ups. It was encouraging to see the unequal, yet enthusiastic participation of women in the inter-departmental games. Addressing the event, the VC said sports were not just meant for sportsmen. The inter-departmental games were organised for all students and teachers to mark their active participation in games. Daily times
Students urged to improve studies
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz has urged the student community to make untiring efforts for continuous improvement in their studies as well as learn more in practical fields for the progress of livestock, poultry, dairy and agriculture sectors.
Prof Nawaz was talking to a group of 36 students and a lecturer of University of Azad Jummu & Kashmir (AJKU), faculty of agriculture and DVM Department, Rawalakot Campus, which called on him in his office on Wednesday. UVAS Registrar Dr Kamran Ashraf, Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Aleem and Faculty of Veterinary Sciences Dean Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad were also present.
The Vice-Chancellor informed the visiting students that the UVAS was one of the oldest institutions in Asia dedicated to quality research and education. The news