Aitchison allegedly violating merit
Lahore, May 14: A number of parents of students aspiring to get admission in the historic Aitchison College Lahore have expressed their reservations over the admission procedure, terming it 'maneuvered and complicated.' According to them, some elements in the Aitchison College are giving bad name to the otherwise renowned institution by accommodating the children of influential people in violation of the merit policy.
A few parents of students informed local reporters on the condition of anonymity that some elements are minting millions of rupees from well-to-do families by ensuring admission for their children in the institution. They said that a good number of students are deliberately dropped during interviews even after they pass written test in order to entertain their 'favourite candidates.' However, sources in the college administration said that the college is implementing a recognized and standardized admission policy and it could never be compromised.
Students protest against AIOU
Khanewal: The parents of students who appeared in B.Ed examination held under Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) protested against mismanagement in the examination centres and demanded with the Vice Chancellor and deputy regional director AIOU Multan to take strict disciplinary action against staff of examination department and examination staff of centres.
Most of the students complained that they paid thousands of rupees as examination fee but AIOU never bothered to facilitate the students during examination. They alleged that AIOU never provided cold drinking water in this hot weather. The extra answering sheets were not available and were not provided to the students. All the papers were started late i.e 02:30 PM instead of 02:00 PM. There was also poor sitting arrangement in all centres of the AIOU.
The students alleged that during all the papers, only superintendent of the centre was available and the helping staff was not available. Condemning the poor administration, the parents and students of AIOU University appearing in B.Ed examinations demanded AIOU VC and Deputy regional director Multan to take serious notice of irregularity and poor arrangement in B Ed examination centres and other exams previously held during the year. The nation
Lahore: Convocation of Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) for the session 2004-2009 and 2005-2010 will be held on May 24, 2011. All the graduates of the above sessions and medal holders have been requested to get their names registered with convocation office by May 16, 2011.
Punjab teachers' demo on May 21
Lahore: The Muttahida Mahaz-i-Asatza, Punjab, chairman has announced that schoolteachers will stage a protest demonstration against Punjab government's anti-teacher policies from Nasser Bagh to Civil Secretariat on May 21.
In a statement issued here on Friday, Mahaz chairman Hafiz Abdul Nasir said a large number of students had not been provided free textbooks even after the passage of one month.
He claimed the students were now being asked to purchase books from the market. Dawn
PU book fair attracts people
Lahore: Punjab University's book fair which started on varsity's New Campus received tremendous response on its second day on Friday.
Renowned journalists and columnist including Hassan Nisar, Sohail Warraich, former Provincial Minister Muhammad Ashraf Sohna, MPA Rana Iqbal, renowned poet Wasi Shah, bureaucrats, faculty members and a large number of students from various schools, religious, political, social and every segment of life visited the book fair on the second day. Books upto 50 percent discount rates were available at the book fair and visitors especially students showed keen interest in co-curricular and extra-curricular books. Due to pleasant weather, a great rush of people was seen on Friday. According to a PU press statement columnist Hassan Nisar said the book fair was very important to promote study culture in society. He said the period of the book fair of three days must be expanded. Sohail Warraich said holding of book fair was a good tradition. He asked the youth to read books on every subject. Wassi Shah said he had deep relations with literature and it was a poet's duty to appreciate an activity being organized for the promotion of knowledge.
Lahore: The Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the result of BSc Chemical Engineering & Technology, Semester System, Session 2006-2010. According to a press statement detailed result is available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
Bangladesh delegation visits PU
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran hosted a dinner in honour of an 11-member delegation of Bangladesh's leading media organisation at the Executive Club on New Campus.
Bangladeshi delegation comprised Abdal Ahmed (Amardesh National Press Club), Anis-ur-Rehman (Kalerkantha), Haroon Jamil (Naya Digantay), Humayun Kabir (The Independent), Jhumur Bari (RTV), Kishwara Laila (Boishakhi TV), Ayub Bhuian (BSS National News Agency), Shahin Chaudhary (Shirsho News.com), Bakir Hussain (Dhaka Union of Journalists, Amardesh, Shariful Islam (Dhaka University) and Khalid Naseem. Punjab University's senior faculty members were also present. Dr Mujahid Kamran briefed the delegation about the academic, research, co-curricular and extracurricular activities being carried out in the varsity.
Request for larger bench in VCs case
Lahore: Justice Ijazul Ahsan of the Lahore High Court on Friday declined to hear several writ petitions challenging process for appointment of vice chancellors at six public sector universities and composition of "search committee".
The judge referred the cases to the chief justice for constitution of a larger bench to hear the petitions, observing that he was a syndicate member of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), hence it would not be in the interest of justice to proceed with the case.
Advocate Anwar Kamal, counsel for a petitioner, pointed out that many judges were members of syndicates of different universities, therefore the matter should be fixed before a larger bench.
At this, the judge referred the matter to the CJ with a request to form a larger bench for further hearing of the petitions. The news
GCU students show off their potential in music, dance, acting
Lahore: Students of the Government College University (GCU) exhibited their talent in singing, dance, acting and jugglery on Friday amidst shouts and claps by their class fellows and friends at the 'GCU Talent Hunt' programme held at the historical Oval Ground.
The talent hunt was organised by the Business, Accounting and Finance Society to provide students with an opportunity to show their talent before a large audience. The venue remained overcrowded since morning as the students turned up in hundreds to demonstrate their talent. The programme kicked off with a flute performance by Mohsin Abbas, which was met with a loud applause by the audience. Two dance performances by intermediate students in Michael Jackson's style also won praise. The students also mimicked noted artistes, Meera and Shahrukh Khan. A GCU sportsman also showed several tricks with a football. The best singing performance was by Saba Shafqat, a BA (Hons) student. Daily times