Lahore, Nov 22: The Punjab University has announced the results of MA Music, Part-I, Annual Examination 2010, and MA Fine Arts, Part-I, Annual Examination 2010.
Meanwhile, the university has announced that the BS Home Economics Part-I (first year), BSc Home Economics first year and BSc Home Economics third year supplementary examinations for 2010 will begin from Nov 29; while BS Home Economics Part-I (second year), BSc Home Economics second year and BSc Home Economics final year, supplementary examinations for 2010, will begin on Nov 30.
Moreover, B.Com Part-I second annual examination for 2010 will commence from Dec 21, while B.Com Part-II second annual examination for 2010 will begin on Dec 22. The newsYour Comments
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has announced that the BS Home Economics, Part-I (1st year), BSc Home Economics First Year and BSc Home Economics Third Year, Supplementary Examinations 2010 will commence from November 29, 2010 while BS Home Economics, Part-I (2nd year), BSc Home Economics Second Year and BSc Home Economics Final Year, Supplementary Exams 2010 will commence from Nov 30, 2010.
Moreover, BCom, Part-I, 2nd annual examination 2010 will commence from December 21, 2010 while BCom, Part-II, 2nd annual exam 2010 will commence from Dec 22, 2010. The naiton
Lahore: The Punjab University announced exams schedule. BS Home Economics, Part-I (1st year), BSc Home Economics, First Year, and BSc Home Economics, Third Year, Supplementary Examinations 2010, will commence from 29-11-2010 while BS Home Economics, Part-I (2nd year), BSc Home Economics, Second Year, and BSc Home Economics, Final Year, Supplementary Examinations 2010, will commence from 30-11-2010. Moreover, B.Com, Part-I, 2nd annual examination 2010, will commence from 21-12-2010 while B.Com, Part-II, 2nd annual examination 2010, will commence from 22-12-2010. The news
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has offered his heartiest greetings to teachers, students and employees of the university on the occasion of Eidul Azha.
Dr Kamran urged the countrymen as well as the Muslim Ummah to pledge itself to the pursuit of knowledge and education because well-educated and skilled people were not only key to socio-economic and technological progress in today's age of globalisation but were also a guarantee for an honourable and dignified life of any country in the comity of nations.
He paid rich tributes to the volunteer faculty members and students, who would celebrate Eid with the flood affectees of Muzaffargarh. Dawn
PU provides Rs14.7m goods to flood victims
Lahore: Punjab University' faculty members and volunteer students have spent a sum of Rs 14.7 million for the provision of dry ration, tents, quilts and other relief goods to the flood victims through Relief Camp set up at Shah Jamal district Muzzafargarh during Eid-ul-Azha.
Paying tributes to the teachers and students who celebrated Eid with flood victims here on Sunday, the PU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran said the varsity faculty and students are now extending fullest cooperation and assistance to the small farmers to bring maximum area of their farming fields under plough in mauza Kuccha Kanjer of the district under the Umeed-e-Bahar programme during the on-going Rabi season.
He said the faculty and student-aided cultivation activity is in full swing and so far 50 acres of land has been cultivated, for which the landowners were supplied high quality seed, fertilizer and agriculture insecticides free of cost.
Awards for PU
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Law College and Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) students Muhammad Waseen Afzal and Ali Akbar, who have obtained first and second positions respectively in an inter-collegiate speech contest recently held as part of Allama Iqbal birth anniversary celebrations, will receive their awards in a prize distribution ceremony to be held at Aiwan-e-Tehreek-i-Pakistan Lahore on November 24.
Term of EU, LCWU VCs expired
Lahore: The posts of vice-chancellors (VCs) of the University of Education and Lahore College for Women University will be advertised soon as the incumbent VCs are most unlikely to win next term.
It is learnt that the posts will be advertised within next two weeks after the approval of a detailed summary moved to Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif in this regard.
According to sources, the summary also contains information about four other VCs whose terms are going to expire in near future.
It is pertinent to mention here that the tenures of two VCs, including the University of Education, Lahore, Prof Dr Munawar S Mirza and Lahore College for Women Universityís Prof Dr Bushra Mateen will expire on November 20, 2010 (today).
The term of four other VCs will expire in near future who are Government College University Lahore's Prof Dr Khalid Aftab (February 25, 2011), Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multanís Dr Muhammad Zafarullah (January 26, 2011) and University of Sargodhaís Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Ch (February 11, 2011) and Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindiís Prof Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan (March 11, 2011).
The sources privy to the developments have disclosed that a high powered committee, constituted by the chief minister Punjab, having the mandate to assess performance of the outgoing VCs, has reached the conclusion that the VCs of UE and LCWU would not be given extension. They said the committee had recommended advertising the posts of the VCs of UE and LCWU, adding, however, it was yet uncertain about fate of the rest of the four VCs.
According to sources, on the other hand Higher Education Department Punjabís Secretary Haseeb Athar wanted to advertise all the posts so that new incumbent be advertised against the top administrative slots. They further said the department officials were not happy over the constitution of performance evaluation committee as Academic Wing of the department was well-aware of performance of all the outgoing VCs and wanted to say good bye to all of them.
Those aspirants to prestigious academic positions are quite critical of the Punjab government saying there is no need to evaluate performance of the outgoing VCs. They argue that the committee was merely meant to give an excuse in case an individual was to be obliged by giving him or her extension.
'A four-year term is enough for a person to use his/her abilities and transform an institution,' said an aspirant on the condition of anonymity. He said that giving extension after extension some individuals were being treated as indispensable.
'This is quite unfortunate as by doing so many of the talented and deserving individuals are denied the right to vie for coveted posts,' said another aspirant. He said that over the years, award of extension to tenures had exposed that only blue-eyed individuals were obliged by those at the helm.
The stakeholders also argue that by not advertising the posts in time and delaying the process, the incumbent VCs are given a chance to approach the corridors of power and to start exercising their influence in order to continue working on coveted posts by getting extension and even reappointment as happened in the past in several cases.
They also suggest that instead of waiting for expiry of the incumbent VCsí tenure, the process of advertising and finding a suitable candidate must be initiated much before the deadline to give everyone a fair chance to vie for the top posts.
It is also important to mention here that recently VCs of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore Lt Gen (r) Muhammad Akram Khan and University of Gujrat (UoG) Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin have been awarded four-year extension to their tenure on recommendations of the committee constituted by the CM Punjab. The News could not reach Secretary Higher Education Haseeb Athar despite repeated attempts on his cell phone.
Similarly, VCs Assessment Committeeís Convener AZK Sherdil could not be reached. He was even sent an SMS by this correspondent but the former bureaucrat did not bother to contact over the issue. Th news
LCWU to re-open from 22nd
Lahore: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) will re-open on Monday after Eid vacations.
According to a press release issued here on Friday, the LCWU management said that the office timings and the timetable for all disciplines will be overviewed as government has decided not to observe two holidays a week.
A speech competition on 'Eradication of Corruption' was held at Government College, Shalimar Town and Government College for Boys, Town Ship Lahore. The competition was organised by HEC Department and the National Accountability Bureau. Col Khalid Qureshi represented NAB as chief guest of the function and Deputy Secretary Tariq Hameed Bhatti represented the HED as guest of honour.
At the end of the ceremony, the Principal of college, Col. Khalid Qureshi and Tariq Hameed Bhatti expressed their views and they highlighted the bad effects of corruption on society and they also distributed prizes among the position holder of speed competition. The nation
LUMS flood relief drive
Lahore: The LUMS Flood Relief Drive (LFRD), a university community initiative at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, is building 29 houses in two villages in Bhakkar and Rajanpur districts to provide a long-term support to flood-hit people.
In the first phase, LFRD has rebuilt seven houses in Kararinoon village, Bhakkar, as a first pilot project, while seven houses are under-construction. As many as 15 houses are under-construction in Bhagsar village, Rajanpur.
LFRD, which is duly represented by faculty, staff and students of the varsity, is also working to provide proper healthcare and clean drinking water to the flood-hit.
The drive also aims at shifting people towards becoming independent in terms of maintenance and sustenance so that they may cease reliance on others, says a spokesperson for LFRD.
She said LFRD was following three-fold long-term goals - rebuilding and repairing of homes to provide long-term shelter; creating or rebuilding educational facilities in the target areas; and catering for the self-employment of the affectees by training people for vocational skills like development of cottage-based industries or provision of interest-free loans etc.
LFRD also aimed to create economic opportunities by injecting monetary assistance in the form of provision of seeds and fertilisers to farmers to aid in the agricultural needs of the villages.
She said LFRD had also collaborated with the National Rural Support Programme that had provided help for logistical issues and chalking out feasibility plans, while Fatima Memorial Hospital had pledged the provision of basic health facilities such as medicines and setting up health camps.
The varsity students had generated funds for the project by holding rallies in parts of the city, placing donation boxes outside prominent commercial outlets, and campus-wide campaigns.
Division bench to hear BISE fee case
Lahore: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif on Tuesday constituted a division bench to proceed with a suo motu against the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, and two other identical writ petitions already pending with the court pertaining to different fees collection by the boards.
BISE legal adviser Sheikh Shahid Waheed informed the court that two petitions on the same matter were already pending with the high court. He said a notice should be issued to all boards in Punjab so that a policy may be adopted, and without hearing them no order could be passed.
Therefore, the chief justice directed the court's office to place these petitions along with the suo motu case before the division bench on Nov 30 and issue notices to all boards. Justice Ijazul Ahsan will sit on the division bench with the chief justice. On the last hearing, the chief secretary had informed the court that the Lahore BISE was charging fee on the issuance of result cards owing to some expensive measures adopted to check tampering with the certificates.
The chief justice had taken suo motu notice on an appeal published in an Urdu daily by the principal of Allama Iqbal Public High School, Kasur. Dawn