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Exam, admission dates extended: CM
Lahore, Sep 02: Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that members of the Punjab Youth Council have been inducted for conducting a survey of flood affectees, therefore, they should take active part in a transparent survey and work for relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees.

He said that dates of various examinations and admissions to colleges and universities had been extended due to flood in the province so that students of flood-hit districts did not face any difficulty.

He was presiding over a meeting held to review the role of members of the Punjab Youth Council in the process of survey and relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees here on Wednesday.

CM's Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa, MNAs Khawaja Saad Rafique, Mian Marghoob Ahmad, Pervaiz Malik, Special Assistant Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan, secretaries of Higher Education and Schools, Provincial Disaster Management Authority director general and Punjab Youth Council chairman attended the meeting.

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PU PhD programme a success: VC
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said remarkable success had been achieved by the varsity's PhD programme as a record number of 303 PhDs have been produced during the last two years and eight months.

Chairing a meeting of senior faculty members on Wednesday, he said the Advance Studies and Research Board and the Office of Controller Examination were pivotal in making this possible. He said during the 18-year period from 1990-2007, the varsity produced a total of 734 PhDs, with an annual average of 41. He said on average over 100 PhDs were being awarded since January 3, 2008, ever since the present administration took office. Dr Kamran said out of the 303 PhDs, 105 PhDs were produced in 2008 and 126 PhDs in 2009. So far, 72 PhDs have already been produced during the current year, he added. He said the Advanced Studies & Research Board in 31 meetings during last 32 months had approved synopsis of 427 scholars as against the total number of 503 synopsis approved during last 96 months.

The PU VC said currently the total number of PhDs scholars formally registered with varsity was 1000 while the number of MPhil students is 1036.

He said that in 2008, the number of research papers published by faculty staff was 331 with 208 papers in impact factor journals and 123 in HEC recognised journals. In 2009, this number rose to 486 with 273 papers in impact factor journals and 213 in HEC recognized journals. Similarly, number of conferences organized by the PU faculty as well as representation of PU in international conferences abroad has increased significantly in comparison to previous years as the administration has enhanced funding for conference participation inside and outside Pakistan. Of the 105 delegates who represented PU in international conferences abroad in period 2004-2010, 65 were sent abroad since January 2008. Due to politicized atmosphere, convocations were rarely held in the past, as in 19 year period from 1989-2007, only 8 convocations were held. However, present administration has made convocations a regular PU feature to clear a huge backlog. The PU has held three convocations since 2008, while preparations are going on in full swing for holding the forth convocation towards the end of December this year. The news

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UVAS begins work on research centre
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) has started work on a training and research centre for livestock marketing on its Ravi Campus in Pattoki.

UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz broke ground for the centre in the presence of Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Dean Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Poultry Department Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akram, Livestock Production and Technology Department Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Abdullah, Building and Works Project Director Muzaffar Mehmood and Assistant Professor Dr Zulfiqar Ali.

Speaking to senior faculty members, Prof Nawaz said the purpose of livestock marketing was to introduce a system of animal sale and purchase to curb role of the middleman. He stressed that farmers were living hand to mouth, while the middleman was making profits.

Prof Nawaz said UVAS was now embarking upon a modern market concept. He said Pakistan was the third largest milk producing country in the world, having a variety of animals. He said the university was offering hands-on training through synergy in academic, research and production skills/services.

Certificates: As many as 25 veterinary workers from Vehari district have completed one-month training course entitled "Village Veterinary Workers" at UVAS Ravi Campus. The National Rural Support Programme has sponsored the course.

These workers will serve as community livestock workers in the villages from where they were nominated. They will vaccinate animals against contagious diseases as well as internal and external parasites.

UVAS VC Prof Nawaz presented certificates to veterinary workers. Dawn

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Pak students win laurels in USbr> Lahore: The talented students of Lahore Grammar School, sent on the special instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to America for participation in the international competition of space science held at Houston, have won laurels for Pakistan by their excellent performance.

Earlier, the students of Lahore Grammar School have been maintaining first position for the last three years in the Asia Zone competitions held at New Delhi.

The Pakistani students, in consultation with the students of California and North Carolina, designed a model for population of 24,000 human beings at Mars, which was declared as the best.

The Punjab chief minister while appreciating the performance of these students has congratulated them and said that the whole Pakistani nation was proud of them. He said that Punjab government was utilising all its resources for the encouragement of talented and intelligent students.

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GCU wins competition
Lahore: The Government College University Lahore Debating Society Wednesday won the first co-curricular event of the academic year 2010-11. A press release here on Wednesday said the university team outshined 40 orators of the 20 best educational institutions of the country. The GCU team won the All-Pakistan Inter-collegiate Qirat and Naat Competition, which was hosted by Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore. The news

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