B.Com schedule for admission forms
Lahore, Mar 20: The Punjab University Examination Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission forms for Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Part-I and Part-II, Annual Examination 2009.
Last date for submission of admission forms for the exam with single fee is April 3 and the forms with double fee can be submitted till April 10. The BCom, Part-I, Annual Exam 2009, will commence from June 3 while BCom, Part-II Exam, will commence from June 4.
Meanwhile, the Punjab University Examination Department has issued the practical date sheets of BSEd, Skill in Teaching, First Professional, 2nd Annual Examination 2007 and 1st Annual Examination 2008 and BSEd, Skill in Teaching, Second Professional, 2nd Annual Examination 2007 and 1st Annual Examination 2008.
BSEd, Skill in Teaching, First Professional, 2nd Annual Examination 2007 and 1st Annual Examination 2008, will commence from April 20 and will conclude on April 24 while BSEd, Skill in Teaching, Second Professional, 2nd Annual Examination 2007 and 1st Annual Examination 2008, will commence from April 20 and will conclude on April 25. Detailed date sheets are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
BFA results: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of BFA (Graphics Design & Painting), Part-III Annual Examination 2008 and MBBS first Professional, Part-I Supplementary Examination 2008.
Detailed results are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The News
PU approves 16 PhD synopses, 14 reports
Lahore: A meeting of Punjab University Advance Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran in the committee room of vice-chancellor's office here at New Campus on Thursday. The meeting solved the cases of PhD scholars sent for review in the board by PU departments, institutes, colleges and schools have been resolved.
In Thursday's meeting, 16 PhD synopsis, 14 reports on PhD theses and 5 panel of examiners for PhD thesis' review were approved. Extension was also given in one case while 11 miscellaneous cases were also discussed. Among those who attended the meeting included Prof Dr Jamil Anwar, Prof Dr Javaid Ahmed, Prof Dr Muhammad Jamshaid, Prof Dr Anwaar A Khan, Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Prof Shaista Sonu Sirajuddin, Prof Dr Mughess-ud-Din Sheikh, Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Prof Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar, Prof Dr Najma Najam, Prof Dr Haris Rashid, Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan and Prof Zahid Karim Khan. F.P. ReportYour Comments
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Technical courses popular in rural areas
Lahore: Poverty has its upside too. It has forced even the most conservative segments of society in Punjab to empower their women to learn skills through which they could supplement the family income.
It was found that there is great urge even in the remote tribal societies of the province to learn skills as they now realise that earning livelihood without skills is almost impossible. These tribal societies have very high incidence of poverty than other areas of the province.
Tribal traditions, until recently, discouraged women from working. The attitudes, however, are changing. Now tribal societies are willing to send their youth irrespective of gender to learn income generating skills when these were offered by the Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) in collaboration with the Dera Ghazi Khan Rural Development Project (DRDP).
The poverty-stricken poor tribal areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur districts were selected for this purpose.
The Punjab Vocational Training Council will train 700 people in five VTIs of DG Khan and Rajanpur districts. The DRDP would bear the monthly fee of Rs 3,000 per trainee. It would also pay a stipend of Rs 1,000/- per month to the each trainee. The DRDP will also provide a tool kit to trainees on successful completion of training.
The Punjab Vocational Training Council has accorded admission to 693 trainees in its vocational training institutes established in DG Khan, Taunsa Sharif, Fazilpur, Jampur, and Dajal.
The classes commenced from March 12.The number of applicants who applied for training was 1,682 which means that almost 1,000 applicants could not get admission due to lack of seats in these institutes.
The number of female applicants was 570 out of which only 297 could be admitted.
The response from females was a pleasant surprise for civil society and social sector experts who attribute this to the realisation even in conservative tribal societies that their salvation lies in empowering their women folk.
They believe that jobs are now available only to those who possess technical skills and families now realise that both males and females would have to work to get out of the poverty trap.
The girls applied in data base management, dress making, embroidery, and beautician courses.
In DG Khan City, 47 girls applied for data base management course against 33 available seats and 37 wanted training in dress-making against 33 available seats.
In Taunsa Sharif, 83 girls applied for data base management course while the institute's capacity was limited to 33. Even in remote region of Jampur, the number of girl applicants for dress making was 115 while only 33 could be accommodated and 90 girls applied for training in beautician course against 33 seats.
In Dajalv, 70 girls applied for admission in dress making course while only 33 were admitted. Another 33 girls got admission in embroidery course although the number of applicants was 50.
The duration of training is three months and classes will be conducted in the evening for four hours daily (after regular classes). Curricula for courses have been developed by the Punjab Vocational Training Council and approved by the DRDP.
This project will definitely be helpful to alleviate poverty and will contribute to economic well being of the people of the area. It will support around 700 families to generate income to meet their needs and improve their living conditions.
The response from the tribal belt of Punjab should encourage the federal government to start similar training programs in other tribal belts of the country. The News
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