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GCU students protest against 'GPA system'
Lahore, Sep 25: Students of Government College University (GCU) staged a protest
demonstration in front of Lahore Press Club against the management of GCU here
The protesting students blamed that the management had been
putting their future at stake by adopting the methods of GPA (grade point
average) and relative marking for their promotion to next the classes.
worth mentioning here that GCU has expelled 125 students of third year after
their failure to meet the GPA criteria.
The charged students carrying
placards and banners chanted slogans against the university management and
demanded the chief minister and governor Punjab to intervene and save their
The students said they had been dropped out when they had no other
option as all other colleges and universities have closed the admissions. At the
time of admission only 40 per cent were the passing marks but now, according to
the new rules, the students having 70 to 80 per cent marks are not being
accepted, they maintained. We have not been given any chance to improve out GPA
The students said the university management never took them into
confidence about the GPA and the new criterion was also not mentioned in the
prospectus of the college.
They demanded of the management to change the
attendance system in the college.
The students staging protest seemed scared
and nervous, reluctant to disclose their identity or face camera.
further said the university management admitted 1,100 students at the time of
admission and now it is being said that the university will award degrees to 10
students only. Every university gives opportunity to the students to have
migration to the other university but GCU is not doing so.
A student said the
VC had threatened all the male and female students that if they spoke about the
change of rules of the university they would be awarded Red Card after which
they would not be able to get admission in any other university of the country.
Another student said the registrar had warned them that those students involved
in protest demonstrations would be forcibly migrated to other universities.
"We want the replacement of GPA system as it causes problems for even the
brilliant students in promotion to the next classes" said a student carrying a
placard in his hands. The Nation
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PU administration evicts illegal residents from hostel
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU)
administration removed more than a dozen illegal residents from Hostel Number
16, and later handed them to the police, however, no members belonging to any
political group were arrested, it was learnt on Wednesday.
PU teachers, security guards and other important officials raided Hostel Number
19 for security purposes. More than a dozen outsiders were removed by the
administration and handed over to the police. After the recent recovery of
weapons from the PU hostels, the administration has announced that they would be
carrying out such operations regularly to remove the illegal activities taking
place on university premises.
However, the police did not have a major
role to play in this operation. According to PU Hall Council Chairman Dr Saeed
Ahmed Nagra, the PU Vice-Chancellor (VC) framed a committee for the purpose of
searching the hostels for weapons and other illegal possessions, and the police
was not a part of this operation as it was on university premises.
warning: Several PU students said that political activists of the
varsity had received advance warning of the operation. Jamal Khan, a student at
the university, said that students belonging to the University Students
Federation (USF) had already held a meeting regarding the raid, and had decided
to leave the campus. Similarly, he said that the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT)
activits had also left the campus, after they were informed of the possibility
of a raid. Jamal said that the hostel employees, who had been on good terms with
the activists, had informed the students about the raid.
Shafqat Mirza, said that the raid was just a drama that created problems in the
hostel as not even a single political activist was arrested. He said that the
administration was well informed of the whereabouts of the political activists,
and they purposely raided a hostel that was not known for illegal activities. He
added that the raid proved to be of little use, as it only served as a warning
for the political activists who were now on high alert.
IJT Nazim Jamia Rana Zahid said that the administration was creating an
unfriendly and insecure atmosphere by inviting the police on campus. He said
that if such operations were to be carried out, wardens and superintendents of
the hostels should lead them. He accused the PU administration of trying to stop
the students' elections by conducting such raids.
IJT Media Secretary
Muhammad Rehan claimed that IJT activists were not using any of the rooms at the
hostel. Daily Times
Rechecking of PU New Campus Colony houses
Lahore: On the complaints of residents of new houses at the Punjab
University New Campus Colony, the Engineering Branch will recheck the locks and
other fittings of the houses and the contractors will be made responsible for
re-fixing the faulty fittings.
According to a press statement, it was
decided in the Campus Management Committee meeting held with the Dean Faculty of
Science Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry in the chair.
Project Engineer Sheikh
Muhammad Ali told that the main cause of the delay in the completion of
construction work of various departments was the non-payment to the contractors.
Member Syndicate Syed Zia Ullah Shah pointed out that houses belonging to
Institute of Education and Research (IER) were in poor condition and needed
repairs. It was decided that the Director IER would be invited in the next
committee meeting and this problem would be discussed and steps would be taken
to resolve it.
It was also decided that the priority of different
maintenance and construction jobs would be decided in the next meeting. Along
with Project Director Lt-Col Mir Pervez Khurshid and Additional Treasurer Rao
Muhammad Sharif, Resident Officer-I Dr Bashir Ahmad, Resident Officer-II Malik
Muhammad Zaheer and Prof Javed Sami were also present on the occasion.
organises seminar: THE Punjab University Department of History, in collaboration
with Pakistan Study Center (PSC), organised a seminar on "Some New Developments
in Partition Studies" at the auditorium of History Department.
Virdee, Convener of Punjab Research Group at UK and an expert on Muslim Women's
Experience during partition of the Punjab, was the keynote speaker. She
emphasized the importance of discovering alternative sources for rewriting the
history of partition of Punjab. She believed that the earlier focus on high
politics left large gaps and these could only be filled by grounding the
historical work at the grassroots level. She spoke about the significance of
oral testimony in the partition narratives and pointed out that this would give
a human dimension to partition story.
According to her, there is still a
need to unearth the personal narratives of marginalised groups, particularly the
women. She also questioned the audience about their own family recollections of
Prof Dr S Qalb-i-Abid spoke on the difficulties faced by
the migrating families from East to West Punjab and West to East Punjab. He also
pointed out that the administration of the Punjab should have played a key role
in minimizing the difficulties and problems faced by the migrating families.
PU Mehfil-e-Naat: THE Punjab University, in connection with its 125th
year celebrations, will organise a Mehfil-e-Naat on Thursday (today) at 11:00 at
the Faisal Auditorium on New Campus. Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran will
preside over the Mehfil.
Separate place for prayers demanded at PU
Lahore: Muttahida Talaba Mahaz (MTM) Pakistan has demanded Governor Punjab
and vice-chancellor Punjab University solve the problem of prayers of students
of particular sect and allocate a separate place for offering prayers for them.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, MTM central president Syed
Rashid Gardezi along with central president of Imamia Students Organization
(ISO) said it was the right of every Muslim to perform his religious duties
according to his sect. He said the university administration was making the
issue controversial. It is pertinent to mention here that the PU administration
has maintained that there is no restriction on anybody to perform his religious
duties. The MTM president also condemned the recovery of weapons in the Punjab
University premises and criticized the university administration for poor
security arrangements. He said those responsible should be brought to book. The News
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Visiting faculty Dilemia With Punjab University
Lahore: I am student of one the oldest seat of learning in the subcontinent and one of the biggest
university of Pakistan,University Of The Punjab. I am currently mailing u this
article which is related to the academic background. Punjab University is famous
for having its superb faculty in every field of study and this faculty is
serving in a large number of departments. The faculty comprises of teachers
which are Doctors and minimum masters in their relevant field.The faculty has a
strong background of research activities and has won best university teacher
award many times. Despite of these facts usually Punjab University is in problem
which is the shortage of faculty.To fill the lack of faculty visiting persons
are hired which have been teaching or still teaching in other
Now the problem starts, visiting faculty are the teachers which are hired by the
university administration or departmental administration to fill the gap of
specialized teachers in their respective fields. This visiting faculty is
offered best packages from the university administration. But the matter of fact
is that most of the teachers don't fulfill the demands and requirements of the
students and most of them have a true greed of money. For this they teach the
students less standardised syllabus and then give the free hand student in the
cause of their GPA.
I currently graduated from the Institute Of Biochemistry and Biotechnology . I
am writing this article on the behalf of my juniors and i personally feel this
unjustifiable. There is a teacher named as Dr. ****** serving as visiting
teacher. Dr. ****** is a lecturer in railway road college Lahore. He has entered
in the department because of the this favour that he has done his doctorate with
a permanent faculty member of the Institute. The students of the Dr. ****** had
a clear cut objection on the way teaching of Dr. ****** and protested against
this injustice done to them by the Director. But the were forced to sew their
tongues because of the relations of Dr. ****** with the members of the faculty
of the department. The future of the students of IBB is on stake. Dr.****** has
a very revenge full nature and deducted the marks of those students who
protested against him. It is requested that the culture of University should be
changed and nomore lecturers of colleges should be hired to teach the students
at university level. Otherwise it will really affect the creativity and the
ranking of University also. And it is my request to the authoritized persons to
take this mail into notice and take a strict action against the system and Dr.
******. So that no one should dare to play politics in the sacred environment on
university and to the futures of students which are future of Pakistan. Thank u
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