GCU displayed merit list
Lahore, Sept 22: The first merit list for the admissions to the Government College University (GCU) four-year BA/BSc (Hons) was displayed on Tuesday.
This year, minimum merit for admission to BSc (Hons) Biotechnology is 936 marks, BSc (Hons) Botany 821 marks, Chemistry 920, Electronics 853 marks, Environment Science 836, Mathematics 864, Microbiology 920, Physics 860, Zoology 866, Business, Accounting and Finance 896, Economics 862, BA (Hons) Geography 791 marks, History 819, Philosophy 709, Political Science 863, Psychology 830, Statistics 740, Islamic Studies 698, Persian 615 while the minimum merit for admission to BA (Hons) Urdu is 713 marks.
The second merit list will be displayed on September 28, 2010. The university has also displayed the list of the candidates who have qualified the written test for admission to BA (Hons) English Literature.Your Comments
Plea against GCU VC referred to education secy
Lahore: Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday disposed of a petition against appointment of Dr. Khalid Aftab as vice-chancellor of the Government College University (GCU) and directed the education secretary to address the grievance of the petitioner before expiry of VC's tenure.
GCU associate professor Tauqeer Ahmad Sheikh challenged the appointment of Dr. Khalid as vice-chancellor, pointing out certain irregularities in the appointment process.
The petitioner said that the respondent neither applied for the post nor he fulfilled the criterion laid down for appointment against the said post. He said the search committee of the Higher Education Commission had invited 47 candidates for interviews who had applied for the post of vice-chancellor.
The petitioner pointed out that the respondent vice-chancellor did not submit his academic certificates to authorities concerned as he had third position in masters degree.
He, therefore, prayed that the appointment of the respondent be set aside by declaring it null and void and without lawful authority. Dawn
Lahore: In a recent survey by the Times World Ranking of Universities 2010, University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore has been ranked at 281 among the top class technical universities of the world, claimed a UET press statement issued on Tuesday. The news
Rationalisation of teachers opposed
Fatehjang: The Punjab Teachers Union has criticised the teacher-rationalisation programme of the provincial government and said Education Secretary Aslam Kamboh was responsible for this anti-education move.
Talking to this correspondent, the secretary-general of the union's Attock chapter Mohammad Munir Butt said under the new policy there would be one teacher for 30 to 40 students from nursery to class-1 while from class-II to V the ratio would be one teacher for 44 to 50 students.
He said nursery and class-1 were the base of education and appointing only one teacher for 40 students meant that the government was not serious in promoting education at this level.
He said from second to 5th class, six subjects were taught in each class and there should be at least five teachers for each primary school.
Mr Butt demanded that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should constitute a committee, consisting of senior teachers from primary and high schools, to draft a new education policy. Dawn