Education University offers double degree programmes

LAHORE, Sep 4: The Education University will start double degree programmes for bachelor and master degree classes from this year for the first time in the country's history, the university's vice chancellor, Dr Munawwar S Mirza, said on Monday. She said the varsity would give two degrees for courses with durations of two years. She said the university was offering two-years BA and MA/MSc degrees programmes with an additional degree of Bachelor of Education (BEd) in all 11 campuses. She said the disciplines being offered were chemistry, biology, and mathematics in BA and English, Urdu, chemistry and mathematics in MA/MSc.

A meeting of the VC and the principals of all 11 campuses was held on Monday in which the VC briefed the principals about the new courses and heard their suggestions. She said the programmes had been designed according to the demands of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). She said the governor was focussing on upgrading the Education University's status. She said he had granted the varsity Rs 225 million. She said the varsity would give scholarships to the first 15 students for these programmes and the 15 others would be given scholarships and fee relaxation if they were needy. She said modern laboratories were being built according to the demands of the programmes and upgrading work had started in all campuses. Mrs Farhat Salim, principle of the varsity's Bank Road campus, said that the university was enrolling students in the double degree programmes. She said her campus had received many queries for the programme. Daily times

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