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PMDC issues notices to 9 medical, dental colleges
Islamabad, June 01: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has issued separate notices to nine medical and dental colleges countrywide for not owning a hospital.

In response, each educational institution will have to give reasons for its failure to own 150-bed hospital despite the PMDC orders.

Last year, the PMDC had decided that all medical and dental colleges, which didn't build their own 150-bed hospitals by December 2012, would be stopped from admitting students in the year 2013.

According to the council, the ban will be in place until colleges prove that they own 150-bed hospitals, and that students admitted in violation of the decision will not be registered by it, while a penal action will be taken against violators in line with Section 22 of the PMDC Ordinance, 1962.

During a recent meeting of the PMDC executive committee, notices were served on Women Medical College, Abbottabad; Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi; Yusra Medical and Dental College, Islamabad; Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad; Continental Medical College, Lahore; Central Park Medical College, Lahore; Pakistan Red Crescent Medical College, Lahore, and Mohiuddin Islamic Medical College, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Jinnah Medical College, Peshawar, for explaining position why they've failed to build or own a 150-bed hospital.

The response of these colleges will be examined by the executive committee, which will later send its recommendations to the council for a decision.

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Summary for appointment of new FDE DG moved
Islamabad: The Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has moved a summary to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani for appointment of a new director general of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).

Sources in the CADD said that the summary was sent to the prime minister a couple of days back in line with directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The summary contains three names -Federal Government Commerce College Principal Professor Abdul Hafeez, Islamabad Model College for Boys Principal Dr. Mujahid Zameer and Federal Government Higher Secondary School G-6/2 Principal Professor Muzaffar Ali Chaudhry.

All three principals (BPS 20) taken from federal government school, model college and government college categories, are senior most officials and they have more than 17 years of academic and administrative experience, which fulfils requirements of directives of the apex court.

Professor Abdul Hafeez also remained FDE director and acting DG of the FDE, Dr. Mujahid Zameer had acted as director of the model colleges, while Muzaffar Ali Chaudhry is currently area education officer.

Sources said the appointment of FDE director general is the sole discretion of the prime minister.

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HEC committee reviews research journals
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) sub-committee on education reviewed research journals published in the discipline of education and recommended up-gradation of some of these journals.

In a meeting held at the HEC, the committee reviewed books published by faculty member and researchers of various universities and decided that only original and research-oriented book would be considered equivalent to two research papers in X category of HEC recognised research journals.

The main agenda of the meeting was to provide recommendations for faculty and institutional development and promotion of research culture in the discipline of education. The HEC has formed different sub-committees on various subjects of social sciences, arts and humanities.

Meeting was presided over by Professor Dr. Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, and attended by Dr. Rasool Bakhsh Raisani University of Balochistan, Quetta, Dr. Nelofer Halai, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Dr. Muhammad Ramzan, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Dr. Uzma Qureshi, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Dr. Parveen Munshi, University of Sindh (through Video Conference from Jamshoro), Dr. Nasser Ali Khan, Member (O&P) HEC and Talat Khurshed, Adviser Academics, HEC.

The committee recommended use of new teaching methodologies including frequent use of video conferencing. The PhD dissertations and articles published in research journals would be sent for evaluation to eminent experts in academically advanced countries. The committee also emphasised over frequent exchange of students among universities. It was also decided that annual conference in education would be held.

The committee discussed ways and means to promote the discipline of education at the university level. It lauded the efforts of HEC for initiating a number of useful and innovative programmes to improve the state of social sciences and humanities in general universities of Pakistan.

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Anthropology Department alumni dinner on 22nd
Islamabad: The Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), will organise alumni dinner on June 22 (Friday), says a press release.

Anthropology Department Chairman Professor Dr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman will address the alumni at 7:30 p.m. The event will provide the alumni a social networking opportunity and to know one another's accomplishments and success stories, stated Dr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman.

He requested the alumni to fill in a registration form to get alumni membership so that a directory of members could be compiled. He added that an alumnus could also bring his or her spouse to the event. The dinner will be followed by cultural performances. The alumni are advised to contact focal person Sajjad Haider at 051-90643190 or for queries. The news

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