Lahore, May 25: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Thursday issued date sheets for various examinations. These exams include MA/MSc, Part-II, Annual Exam 2012, BS Home Economics, Part-I (1st Year), Annual 2012, BS Home Economics, Part-I (2nd Year), Annual 2012, BS Home Economics, Part-II (1st Year), Annual 2012, BS Home Economics, Part-II (2nd Year), Annual 2012, BSc Home Economics (Third Year), Annual 2012, BSc Home Economics (Final Year), Annual 2012, and Revised Schedule of B.Com, Part-I and II, Annual 2012. Detailed date sheets are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has issued the schedule of admission fees and forms for the postgraduate diploma in International Affairs.
Annual exam 2011 will commence with effect from 15th of June, 2012. Dates of submission of admission forms & fees for postgraduate diploma in International Affairs, Annual Exam 2011, is 29-05-2012 with single fees and 31-05-2012 with double fees.
Eighteen PhDs awarded
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) awarded PhD degrees to eighteen candidates in different subjects on Thursday.
Khushi Muhammad s/o Lal Din has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Chemistry after the approval of his thesis titled "Effect of Simulated Microgravity on the Biochemicals, Minerals and Thyroid Hormone Profiles in Rates".
Raza Ullah s/o Muhammad Yamin has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Sociology after the approval of his thesis titled "Students' Perceptions of the Learning Environment and Their Approaches to Study: Analysis of Two Public Sector Universities in Lahore", Qudsia Kanwal s/o Ghulam Rasul is awarded PhD degree in the subject of Chemistry after the approval of her thesis titled "Biological Study of Some Secondary Metabolites Isolated from Mangifera Indica and Azadirachta Indica and Their Derivatization", Asma Naeem d/o Naeem Ullah is awarded PhD degree in the subject of Zoology after the approval of her thesis titled "Biochemical and Metaboplic Changes in Phosphine Resistant and Susceptible Strains of Trogoderma Granarium Collected from Various Godowns of Punjab", Abdul Rauf s/o Abdul Latif is awarded PhD degree in the subject of Biological Sciences after the approval of his thesis titled "Molecular Characterisation, Expression and Purification of Hepatitis B Virus Core Antigen from Pakistani Population", Asia Bibi d/o Muhammad Shafi has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Biological Sciences after the approval of her thesis titled "Studies on the Pattern of Genetic Alterations in TP53 Tumor Suppressor Gene Among Pakistani Colorectal Cancer Patients", Arif Mahmood s/o Muhammad Anwar has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Physics after the approval of his thesis titled "Assessment of Radioactive Pollutions in the Punjab Province of Pakistan", Nazir Ahmed s/o Haji Taj Muhammad has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Molecular Biology after the approval of his thesis titled "Identification of New Deafness Locus by Homozygosity Mapping", Amer Ghaffar s/o Ch Abdul Ghaffar has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Punjabi after the approval of his thesis titled "Bulleh Shah De Shairy Wich Talmeehan", Saadat Ali s/o Altafullah has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Biological Sciences after the approval of his thesis titled "a-I-Antitrypsin Polymorphisms in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients and Healthy Control Population of Punjab", Akbar Ali s/o Mashooq Ahmad is awarded PhD degree in the subject of Biological Sciences after the approval of his thesis titled "Spectrum of FLT3 and NPMI Mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Pakistani Population", Kashif Nazir Qureshi s/o Nazir Ahmed Qureshi is awarded PhD degree in the subject of Earth & Environmental Sciences after the approval of his thesis titled "Climate Change Impacts on Wheat Production in Pakistan", Salma Mahmood d/o Mahmood Akbar Hashmi is awarded PhD degree in the subject of Islamic Studies after the approval of her thesis titled "Theological Concept of Prophethood and its Effect", Muhammad Akram s/o Abdul Aziz has been awarded degree in the subject of Urdu after the approval of his thesis titled "Deevan-E-Taraqqee-Tehqeeq-O-Tadveen", Amjad Iqbal s/o Muhammad Mansha has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Chemistry after the approval of his thesis titled "Synthesis, Structure Elucidation & Evaluation of Biological Studies of Schiff Bases", Bushra Maliha d/o Ch. Inayat Ullah Khatana has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Chemistry after the approval of her thesis titled "The Chemistry of Urea, Thiourea and Their Application in Material and Biosciences", K. Anoma Chithrangani Alwis d/o Kankanige Victor Alwis has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Special Education after the approval of her thesis titled "Diverse Needs of Special Children: Analyzing the Classroom Discourse" and Farheen Aslam d/o M Aslam Shad has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Biological Sciences after the approval of her thesis titled "Cloning Expression and Physico-Chemical Analysis of Proinsulin and its Derivatives".
CDGL asked to reimburse money spent on PU laptop ceremony
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) to reimburse before the upcoming budget session the expenditure incurred by the PU)on a laptop distribution ceremony held on March 23 last under the chair of the chief minister. A law officer told the court that the expenses of the ceremony (Rs10.61 millions) would be paid to the university soon. However, Justice Umar Ata Bandial directed him to ensure the payment before the upcoming budget session.
The judge remarked the funds of the students could not be used for political motives. The judge was hearing a petition against the PU vice chancellor for arranging the function allegedly only to please the CM and his brother Nawaz Sharif.
Academic activities resume at PU
Lahore: Academic activities finally resumed at the Punjab University (PU) after nine consecutive days of boycott by the Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) on Thursday.
However, attendance remained thin as many boarding students have yet to return from their hometowns.The PUASA had observed the academic boycott as a protest against the Islami Jamiat Talaba's hooliganism on the campus. Two chemistry department teachers, namely Dr Ehsan Sharif and Dr Ejaz Butt, were manhandled by some Jamiat activists on the New Campus on May 16 while earlier some IJT activists had also misbehaved with some faculty members.
However, the IJT has denied involvement of its activists and termed the allegation a propaganda by the administration. PUASA's general body meeting held on May 23 had decided to resume academic activities following assurance from the Punjab government of taking stern action against the criminal elements.
Projects by students exhibited at Bahria University
Islamabad: Around 200 students exhibited their degree projects at the Third Bahria University Open House here on Thursday.
The Open House 2012 provided an opportunity to the students of Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer and Software Engineering (CSE), Graduate Studies and Applied Sciences (GS&AS) to demonstrate their skills before the market professionals. It also helped in bridging the gap between the industry and the academics.
The open house was inaugurated by Director General Islamabad Campus Rear Admiral (r) M Ehsan Saeed, while the Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry President Yassar Sakhi Butt was the chief guest, who admired the excellent project expo and wished students good luck in their future endeavours. On campus interviews and test were also conducted by various companies.
HITEC University VC calls for bridging industry-academia gap
Rawalpindi: Heavy Industries Taxila Education City (HITEC) University Vice Chancellor Brigadier (r) Qamar Zaman has said that the university would soon be ranked among top universities of Pakistan.
In an exclusive interview on Thursday, he said that they were focusing on three things. "First of all comes the faculty. We have the best faculty in our university as currently we have 19 PhDs. Our second focus is to find out quality students and third one is quality infrastructure, which is very important to give a healthy environment to students," he said. He added that in a very short span of time, the HITEC University has emerged as a modern, well-equipped and vibrant place of learning and a citadel of knowledge.
He said around Rs120 million have been spent on laboratories and now the HITEC University could claim that it has best equipped laboratories in the country.
Talking about courses, the VC said that the HITEC University is offering bachelors, masters and doctoral level programmes in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. "It also offers Bachelors in Business Administration and Islamic Studies, and Masters in Business Administration and Mathematics," he added.
Talking about the Education Expo, Brigadier (r) Qamar Zaman said that it is really a very good effort by the Jang Group, as students will get maximum information about different universities under one roof. "On the other hand, university officials will get a chance to meet a large number of students at one place. At the moment, there is a dire need to link industry and academia but unfortunately in our country there is a wide gap between both sectors," he added. He said that the HITEC University has signed MOUs with industries.
Shedding light on the achievements of the university students, Brigadier (r) Qamar Zaman said that the HITEC University students have won many competitions, which were held among top universities. He said: "Our students won first position in 'Human Powered Vehicle' competition held at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, which was contested by students from all over Pakistan and also from Turkey, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Our students got second position in 'Design, Build and Fly' competition, got first position in 'Truss Bridge for Rolling Load' competition at the NUST, secured first position in 'Project, Idea and Implementation' competition at the Rachna Engineering College. The students of final semester have designed 'Fuel Efficient Car' which has been approved by the Shell Pakistan and would be taking part in an international competition in Singapore."
Talking about the role of HEC in promoting higher education, the VC said that Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman brought revolution and gave new vision in higher education. He has played very important role, which couldn't be forgotten. "Now the HEC is planning to support private universities as well which will be very helpful for many private universities," he added.
He said: "There is a need to concentrate on primary and secondary education, as we have to make our basics strong. There is a need to provide all facilities and hire best facilities in government schools so that best students should come forward.
Brigadier (r) Qamar Zaman got his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1974 and joined the Pakistan Army. After his retirement from the army, he served as commandant at the EME College for 4 years and also worked as director examination and academics at the NUST. He joined the HITEC University in 2008 as its vice-chancellor.
Several arrested after IJT, PSF clash
Peshawar: At least two dozens students were arrested after a clash between two student organisations at the University of Peshawar on Thursday.
Eye-witnesses said that some students hailing from Islami Jamiat Talaba and People's Students Federation clashed at the new Academic Block of the university and they resorted to firing into the air. Nobody was injured in the incident.
The university administration and campus police arrived at the scene and arrested 11 students from both the sides.Later, police launched a crackdown in the hostels and arrested 15 illegal boarders. The news