Roll No slips dispatched for class IX exam
Lahore, Mar 15: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, on Monday announced that it had dispatched roll number slips to the candidates appearing in Secondary School Part-I (Class IX) Annual Examination, 2011, commencing from March 21.
In a press statement, a BISE spokesman said in case of non-receipt of roll number slips, the private candidates must contact the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education office by March 17, 2011.
Meanwhile, he said, papers in the subjects of Physics, Islamiyat (Elective), Al-Fiqah and Military Science for the ongoing Secondary School Part-II (Class X) Annual Examination, 2011, were held peacefully on Monday in all the centres established in five districts of the Lahore division.Your Comments
PU research paper
Lahore: Punjab University Department of Technology Education Chairperson Dr Tahseen Mahmood Aslam has presented her paper titled "Impact of Entrepreneurship on Entrepreneurial Leadership Development Among Female University Students in Pakistan" in the 2nd international conference on "Small Business and Entrepreneurship."
PhDs awarded at PU
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to four candidates in different subjects. According to a press statement, Saba Khaliq, d/o Abdul Khaliq, has been awarded a PhD in Molecular Biology after approval of her research thesis "Characterization of Inhibitory Effects of siRNA Against Structural Genes of HCV 3A Genome in Huh-7 Cell Line," Mehboob Ahmed, s/o Ahmed Khan, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics after approval of his research thesis "Cyanobacterial Secondary Metabolites: Their Impact on Plant Growth and Fertility Status of Soil," Kashif Rehan, s/o Falak Shar, in Mathematics after approval of his research thesis "Subdivision Schemes: The New Paradigm in Computer Aided Geometric Design" and Abdul Raziq, s/o Abdul Samad, in Islamic Studies after approval of his thesis "Exigation Methodology of Nawab Siddique Hassan Khan and Place of Tarjamanul Quran in Quranic Literature."
Lahore: Two different competitions were held at the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) during the ongoing Inter-Collegiate and Inter-University Competitions on Monday.
The competitions, organised by the varsity's Punjabi Society, were participated by Government APWA College, Jinnah Degree College, Fatima Jinnah College, Samanabad College and Government Islamia College, Lahore. In the Sufiana Kalam competition, the first, second and third prizes were won by Hafiza Rakhshanda, Sajida Mushtaq and Noor ul Iain Mazhar respectively while in the Lok Geet competition Khadija Naaz, Sana Batool and Amina Nisaar won respectively. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kausar Jamaal Cheema said there was a need to promote Punjabi culture in society.
GCU honours debaters, orators
Lahore: The Government College University's Debating Society on Monday hosted a reception in honour of its 14 best orators who have performed exceptionally well during the last six months and won 22 team trophies and 34 best speaker awards. Addressing the debaters, GCU Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq said that the GCU debates enabled students to express their views effectively.
QAU Book Expo 2011 draws large crowd
Islamabad: The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Book Expo-2011 started here on Monday on the university campus.
QAU History Department in association with university's DRSM central library and Higher Education Commission (HEC) has onranised this two-day event to cultivate the reading habit that is sharply on the verge of decline in this age of technology.
A large number of Quaidians and students from far-flung areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad thronged the Expo venue, QAU Social Sciences parking area.
QAU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai inaugurated the Expo and acknowledged the meritorious work done by QAU History Department's chairperson and faculty.
Faculty members of history, economics, anthropology and International Relations (IR) departments were also present on the occasion.
Yasinzai urged the people particularly the students to develop the book reading habit for enriching their knowledge. " This is a good effort by History Department with a core objective to revive the declining reading culture in the academic institutions. It would help promote book reading among youngsters," the VC added.
Fouzia Farooq, the young faculty member of History Department, said that they had organised this the Expo to encourage people to study more. "We want to see the habit of going through books in every one in our society," she said, adding, book reading sharpens the creativity of a human being.
"Our aim is to reach out to the colleges, universities and the literary circles of the twin cities and acquaint them with the interesting and latest books and researches that are being produced all over the world," she said. The response of visitors is overwhelming, she said smilingly.
It is universally recognised that there is no alternative to book to build a knowledge-based society, Farooq said.
QAU History Department's Chairperson Dr Razia Sultana said the activity had been organised to encourage people to read books and provide students with books at affordable prices.
Over 20 national and international booksellers and publishers have displayed books and publications on diverse subjects ranging from socio-political to religio-economic, fiction, literature and history to original research work.
The book sellers/ publishers and research institutions including Centre of Civic Education (CCE), Oxford University Press (OUP), Vanguard Books, World Book Corner, National Institute of Historical and Culture Research (NIHCR), Taxila Institute of Asian Civilization, US Educational Foundation Pakistan (USEFP), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Jinnah Book Company, Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre, Eagle Books, Multiline Books, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), and Christian Study Centre (CSC) displayed their recent publications offering 30 to 50 percent discount.
"I am a keen lover of reading books and I believe no matter this world has become a global village and all published material is available on internet through e-books, desktop or laptop wont give me as much pleasure as I feel reading a book holding in my hand," said a student.
In the evening, the stalls that sell Urdu Literature including romantic poetry and prose saw even a greater crowd, as the fans of popular writers swarmed the stalls to buy the copies of their favourite writers.
The fair, also featured cultural events such as poetry recitation, songs and dances on the strings of guitar by QAU students. The faculty members, students, the notables and dignitaries of Rawalpindi and Islamabad also attended the event. Today (Tuesday) is the final day of this Expo that will remain open from 09am to 4pm for book lovers. The news
Briefing on new exam system
Rawalpindi: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Monday directed all candidate appearing in the secondary school certificate part-I examination to attend a briefing at their examination centers one day before the start of exam.
The board authorities said all candidates would appear in their examination centers on March 20 as SSC-I papers would start on March 21 as they would be briefed on the new answer sheets and new method of attempting objective papers.
BISE Official Spokesperson Arsalan Cheema said the superintendents, deputy superintendents and resident inspectors concerned would be present at the examination centres to brief the candidates about how to use newly designed answer sheets and new method of attempting objective part of the paper.
According to new system, the examination board has introduced answer sheets with bar codes to keep the identity of the candidates. The answer sheet will have a bar sheet with two parts that will duly be filled by the candidates.
The front part would be separated from the answer sheet by the invigilators before handing them over to the examiners and it will be kept by the secrecy department without knowing where the answers sheets were being evaluated, the BISE official said.
The part B of the bar sheet will remain pasted on the back side of the answer sheet. The evaluator will mention the marks of the candidates on the given columns in the B part without knowing the identity of the candidates. Dawn
Sports gala starts at IIU
Islamabad: The Annual Sports Gala 2011 started at the International Islamic University (IIU) here on Monday. Professor Dr. Safeer Awan, adviser (male students) of the university, inaugurated the gala. Faculty of Shariah Dean Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and Deputy Director Sports Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah and a large number of students were present on the occasion. The sports gala will conclude on Friday. The news