Punjab boards to declare Matric result on August 7
Dera Ghazi Khan, June 25: All education boards of the province will announce the result of matriculation annual examinations 2010 on August 7 and of intermediate on September 4, said Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dera Ghazi Khan, Deputy Controller Examinations Sheikh Amjad Hussain.
He said the result of class 9 would be announced on August 31 and of intermediate part-I on October 4.
Waheed Qaisrani appointed BISE controller exams: Abdul Waheed Qaisrani has been appointed controller examinations of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dera Ghazi Khan, for two years.
Abdul Waheed Qaisrani has served as the senior headmaster of the Government Boys High School at Fazila Kachh, a tribal area of the district. Meanwhile, PML -N MPA Sardar Mir Badshah Khan Qaisrani and PML-Q MPA Sardar Fateh Muhammad Khan Buzdar has congratulated Abdul Waheed Qaisrani. They hoped that Waheed Qaisrani would work for the welfare of the board employees. The newsYour Comments
PU rules hurdle in getting admission in Journalism
Lahore: Again this year hundreds of graduates who did not study Journalism as an elective subject in BA as regular students but are aspirant of admission in the MS Communication Studies would fail to get admission in Punjab University and its affiliated colleges due to new admission rules of the University.
It is however, surprising that thousands of external candidates in BA opt for Journalism but they fail to get admission due to age factor which is up to 26 years. The only chance for them is to get admission under self-finance scheme in the universities, which is beyond the affordable limit of students belonging to poor and lower-middle classes.
The subject of journalism at BA level is mandatory for admission in MA, Mass Communication but the fact is that Journalism 200 marks paper is not taught in BA in colleges due to non-availability of teachers while over 2,000 University graduates turn out from the PU itself and its affiliated colleges for taking teaching assignments. It is paradoxical, however, that the Government has asked the Colleges to introduce BS (Hons) four years programme in Communication Studies in colleges. The colleges have also been asked to introduce BS (Hons) in other subjects of Arts and Science from the coming session starting from September 2010.
Due to no arrangements of study in Journalism in colleges, the students desirous of taking admission in Master programmes have to appear as external candidates in BA while the regular students of colleges fail to do BA with journalism as an elective subject. One can imagine the quality of education available to external candidates. Majority of private students who appear in the BA examination of the Punjab University choose Journalisms as an elective subject because of its popularity and importance. The University receives thousands of application in its Master programme in communication studies for few 11,000 seats. In postgraduate colleges where Master degree programme is allowed, thousands apply for admission against total 300 seats in colleges across the province.
The Higher Education Wing of Punjab Education department has recently recruited over 40 assistant professors in Mass Communication along with other subjects of Arts and Science but no lecturer in the subject. It is expected that after strengthening the staff shortage of various cadres of college teachers, the HEW will focus on recruitment of lecturers in the subjects which are not taught in colleges. For example Persian, Arabic, French, Punjabi Journalism, Social Studies, Social Work etc and dozens of other subjects.
This will not only help students to get quality education but help in overcoming unemployment. In view of the importance of the subject of journalism and the role of media in national development, it was imperative to recruit journalism teachers in colleges. This was a long-standing proposal but with the change over of Governments and red-tapism, this plan could not be implemented. The nation
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) declared the results of various examinations on Thursday. These exams are: MSc Environmental Sciences (Self Supporting), Semester System, Session 2005-2007, MSc Computer Science (Fall 2001), Semester System, Session 2001-2003 and MPhil Molecular Biology (Semester System), Session 2008-2010.
KEMU depts for FCPS training
Lahore: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan has recognised two departments of King Edward Medical University for FCPS Part-II training. These departments are Nephrology and Gastroenterology. The KEMU spokesman said the CPSP had also recognised Cardiology and Forensic Medicine Departments for FCPS Part-II training during the last year. "The number of recognised departments has increased from 22 to 26 in a two-year's time". The news
Seminars on entrance test from July 5
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has announced that candidates can submit their applications for entrance test 2010-11 for admission to medical and dental colleges of Punjab from June 27 to July 4.
The last date for getting forms has been extended to June 26 (tomorrow). The forms can also be downloaded from UHS website www.uhs.edu.pk., says a varsity spokesman.
He says candidates who want to appear from Sahiwal, Sargodha, Gujrat, Gujranwala and Lahore will have to submit their applications at UHS, Lahore. Those appearing from D.G. Khan and Multan centres will have to submit their applications at Nishtar Medical College, Multan and those from Rawalpindi and Hasan Abdal at Rawalpindi Medical College centre.
The candidates wishing to appear from Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Faisalabad will have to submit their applications at Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan and Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, respectively. Non-FSc candidates can only appear at Lahore centre.
The spokesman further says the UHS is also organising orientation seminars on entrance test in major cities starting from July 5.
The schedule is as follows: Al-Hamra Arts Council, Lahore (July 5), University of Sargodha (July 6), Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad (July 7), Shaikh Zayed Public School, Rahim Yar Khan (July 7), Government Postgraduate College, Sahiwal (July 8), Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur (July 8), University of Gujrat (July 9), Nishtar Medical College, Multan (July 9), Rawalpindi Medical College (July 10), University of the Punjab, Gujranwala sub-campus (July 10), and examination halls of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dera Ghazi Khan (July 10).
Foreign database: The Higher Education Commission has granted the Government College University electronic access to two international databases, Edinburgh University Press and ESDU, which provide a wide range of software, books, journals and data to students and researchers.
The electronic database of Edinburgh University Press, a Scottish publisher of academic books and journals, provides access to journals and books on humanities and social sciences, including film, media and culture studies; history; Islamic studies; language and linguistics; law; literary studies; philosophy; politics; religious studies; science and medicine and Scottish studies. ESDU provides access to hundreds of software, engineering designs, data and researches.
GCU chief librarian Abdul Waheed says the university's electronic databases have risen to 25. He says the library has provided access to students to these new databases on the GCU Local Area Network. He says other universities can also benefit from these electronic resources. Dawn
15 new technical institutes to start functioning
Multan: Fifteen new technical training institutes will start functioning in Punjab from September 2010 to impart education and training to youth on modern lines to produce skilled manpower meeting market demands. This was stated by Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Saeed Ahmad Alvi while addressing a gathering of industrialists at Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) on Wednesday night.
Chairman Tevta said that technical education had been suffering from lack of funding but the present government ensured maximum possible investment to upgrade the technical education sector in accordance with the needs of the present age.
He said that Tevta had sought Rs three billion funding but Rs two billion were given which would be utilized to complete the on-going development schemes.
Saeed Alvi disclosed that a modern syllabus with allied technical facilities has been completed at a cost of Rs 250 million. He said that the new syllabus of mechanical and architectural disciplines would be taught in two technical institutions of Lahore besides syllabus of electrical in Multan from Sep this year. It would be enforced in rest of the districts from next year. He said that new syllabus of electronics and civil technology would be enforced in Multan from next year.
He said that government has planned establishment of centres of excellence in different cities including a centre† in Gujrat, IT centre in Multan or Bahawalpur, and a centre of excellence in Gujranwala with the assistance from foreign countries and institutions. However, the agreements are yet to be signed because of security related problems delaying arrival of foreign delegates.
He said that development process would accelerate in technical education sector after completion of on-going process of transfer of departments to provinces in the wake of 18th constitutional amendment bill that had necessitated changes in the concurrent list.
He said that Tevta was trying to enforce international standards in examination and syllabus with the cooperation of foreign institutes. World IT giant Microsoft has promised to cooperate in this connection, he added.
Our skilled manpower would not need any tests for job in foreign countries after successful completion of this initiative.
Earlier, president MCCI Malik Israr Ahmad Awan said that a board be constituted to run the blue pottery institute Multan and Tevta help desk be made more effective. App
Students for starting classes at UoE
Okara: Students have demanded the high-ups launch classes at University of Education (UoE) here.
They said that about 1,350 acres were allocated for the UoE and 204 acres were given to it along the railway track and GT Road. They said that Rs 150 million had been spent on the project, but the UoE authorities failed to start classes. They said that the academic block and the hostel had been completed, but the classes could not be started there. "The former government approved a railway level crossing gate for the UoE on GT Road, but the project was shelved. Presently the classes are being held at a high school despite the completion of the UoE," they said.
Scientist wins laurels in US
Lahore: A PAKISTANI scientist working in United States, Dr Najila Taslim has discovered a new unique functional interaction between the two most widely consumed psychoactive substances, nicotine and ethanol. Dr Taslim recently earned her PhD in 'Pharmacology & Toxicology' from East Carolina University (ECU), USA. Her thesis is titled "The role of nicotine acetylcholine receptor in nicotine-ethanol interaction and cross tolerance: Functional correlation with cerebellar nitric oxide." She was the first international student in the PhD programme at East Carolina University to work in this crucially important field of neuroscience. The news