HEC releases list of unrecognised universities
Islamabad, May 17: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a list of private universities not recognised by HEC, warning students and their parents to ensure the status of the university or institute from the website of the commission before seeking admission.
The press statement issued by HEC says that it will not recognise any degree or certificates issued by these institutions. The list of the private universities or institutes, which have been granted charter by the respective authorities without fulfilling the cabinet criteria for the establishment of new university or degree awarding institute including no objections certificate (NOC) from Higher Education Commission is given below.
The HEC has advised these institutions to approach HEC for grant of NOC before initiating any academic activity including admission in any degree program. My University, Islamabad, the Dar-ul-Madina International University, Islamabad, South Asian Strategic Institute University, Islamabad, Capital University, Islamabad, Pakistan Institute of Management, Karachi, Habib University Foundation, Karachi, Nazeer Hussain University, Karachi and Lal Shahbaz University, Karachi.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognises degrees of 146 universities or institutions from public and private sector in Pakistan. A complete list of approved universities or institutes is available at HEC website (www.hec.gov.pk). In light of the judgment passed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the HEC has decided not recognise the degrees issued by the universities or institutes, which are operating without having the formal NOC from HEC. The students and their parents are requested to ensure the status of the university or institute from the website of the Higher Education Commission before seeking admission. The news
Inter exams from tomorrow
Lahore: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education is holding intermediate Part-II annual examinations for 2013 from Saturday (tomorrow).
As many as 136,380 candidates will appear for the examination at 449 centres within the jurisdiction of the board. Dawn
Plea against PU VC dismissed
Lahore: A division bench of Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed an intra-court appeal challenging single bench's decision about dismissing a case against reappointment of Dr Mujahid Kamran as Punjab University vice chancellor.
Ch Nazir Ahmad had moved the petitions against reappointment of Dr Mujahid. A single bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on December 17, 2012 had dismissed petitions challenging reappointment of Dr Mujahid Kamran as the University Act 2012 was amended and there was no bar on reappointment of a VC after retirement as age limit for appointment of a VC was enhanced from 60 to 65 years. Now Nazir Ahmad filed an intra-court appeal challenging the single bench order. Applicant counsel said that the constitutional petition was moved much before amendment in the act and this act have no retrospective effect. He pleaded that the amended act was also against the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution and the Supreme Court had already struck down the amended laws for being against the fundamental rights. Counsel submitted that Dr Mujahid Kamran was reappointed on January 1, 2012 in violation of rules.
He submitted that Dr Mujahid had already completed his term as vice chancellor and his reappointment was not only violation of the Punjab University Act but also violation of the Supreme Court judgement against re-employment of retired persons. He submitted that the provincial government, by reappointing Dr Mujahid also deprived eligible candidates of their lawful right.
RBISE HSSC examinations from May 18
Rawalpindi: The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) annual examinations 2013 under Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will start from May 18.
The Board has finalized all the arrangements in this regard while 176 examination centres across Rawalpindi division for 60,604 candidates have been set up.
RBISE spokesman Arsalan Cheema talking to this news agency said that foolproof arrangements have been finalised for transparent and smooth holding of intermediate exams.
RBISE Controller of Examination Dr. Arshad Ahmed Chatta told the board has set up 176 examination centres in the four districts, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum and Chakwal for 60,604 students including 25,837 male and 34,866 female.
He said that the board has formed special teams that will conduct surprise visit to the examination centres and strict action would be taken against 'Buti mafia'.
Mobile phones, text books, test papers, calculators and other items which can be helpful for the exams would not be allowed in the examination halls, he added.
Arsalan Cheema informed that section 144 has also been imposed around examination centres.
The administration has imposed section 144 around the examination centres and any unauthorized person would not be allowed to enter into the premises of the examination centres. The news
Entrance test at PGMI tomorrow
Lahore: The entrance test for admission to various post-graduate courses for 2013-14 session at the Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) would be held tomorrow (Saturday) under the supervision of the University of Health Sciences.
PGMI Principal Prof Dr Anjum Habib Vohra said that at least 1,400 doctors belonging to government and private sectors of national as well as international level had applied for the admission.
He said admissions would be made purely on merit after the entrance test. Dawn
Career Fair at GCU draws in thousands of students
Lahore: Career Fair 2013 at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Thursdayreceived an enthusiastic response as thousands of university graduates and final year students flocked to the fair to explore employment opportunities in reputed international and national organisations, besides seeking information about the available foreign scholarships.
As many as 40 noted organisations including Pakistan International Airline (PIA), WWF Pakistan, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Qarshi Industries set up their stalls at the Career Fair organised by the GCU Career Guidance and Placement Centre and provided the students information about the available positions in their organisations. The companies' executives also conducted on-campus interviews to shortlist the candidates. Cellular companies and a couple of media houses also set up their stalls where they interviewed the students for the posts of copy editors, anchors and reporters.
However, the stalls of United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) remained the centre of attraction at the Fair, where students were briefed about the various foreign scholarships and also guided about the procedures, requirements and eligibility criteria. "More than 1,000 students of GCU have reported to my stall and received relevant information from the foundation representatives," USEFP Education Adviser Lubna Anwar proudly said.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman and NETSOL Chief Executive Officer Salim Ghauri were the chief guests at the Career Fair, while GCU Director Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Butt, Director Facilities Yousaf Bashir and Placement Officer Hassaan-ul-Haq were also present.
The Vice Chancellor visited stalls of all companies and discussed with the company executives their recruitment polices and criteria. Prof Rahman said that GCU did not only concentrate on theoretical teaching but also laid a particular stress on the confidence and character building of its students, so that they can perform exceptionally well in their professional lives.
Talking to the media, students said that it was the responsibility of every university to help and guide its students in starting their professional career. However, they lamented that very few colleges and universities held career fairs for their outgoing students.
Rana Saif, an economics student, demanded the government to hold career fairs at the national level where foreign companies are also invited to employ the talented youth of Pakistan.
Talking about the Career Fair, GCU Placement Officer Hassaan-ul-Haq said the fair was organised every year to build a strong foundation for professional career of students so that they could excel in market. He hoped that more than a hundred students would get jobs through the career fair this year.
Art exhibition at NUML
Islamabad: An Art exhibition focusing on Sufism was held here at the National University Of Modern Languages (NUML) campus.
The exhibition, arranged by the Department of Mass Communication, displayed a wide range of artwork, including oil paintings, calligraphy, sketches as well as posters and abstract art, made by using latest graphics softwares.
Speaking on the occasion, event coordinator Amna Zulfiqar said: "The purpose of this exhibition is to provide our students an opportunity to exhibit and market their artistic potentials because talent without opportunity is nothing."
"The NUML is a place where there is an audience with diversified national and international background and they are invited to see artwork by the students which encourage them," she claimed.
NUML Rector Major General (r) Masood Hasan inaugurated the exhibition and appreciated the students for coming up with artworks full of aesthetic and artistic appeal. NUML Director General Brigadier Azam Jamal, Mass Communication Department head Mufti Jameeluddin Ahmed were also present on the occasion and appreciated students for their effort. Daily times