NED entry test on Oct 8
Karachi, Sept 05: Test to gain admissions to NED University of Engineering and Technology's 1,928 seats will be held on Oct 8 on the university campus, the registrar of the university said.
Classes for the academic session 2011-12 will commence on Jan 2, NED university registrar Prof Javed Aziz Khan added.Giving details of the admission process which began a couple of days ago with the sale of university prospectus, the registrar said that the prospectuses which contained an admission form were available at the National Bank and the Habib Metropolitan Bank branches at the university for Rs1,700.
He said that if a student wanted to apply for another category, they would have to purchase another form which would cost them and additional Rs300.
He said that students seeking admissions to the university were required to submit their forms along with the required documents in the university's admission cell up to Sept 28.
He said that students would have to obtain at least 40 per cent marks in the admissions test to become eligible for admissions.
The two-hour test would be held between 10am and 12noon on the campus and its results would be posted on the university's website within half an hour, he added.
He said that 1,928 admissions would be offered for the academic session-2011-12 in 23 different departments of the university included electrical, mechanical, civil, telecommunication, electronics, architecture and planning, petroleum, chemical, metallurgical, construction engineering, textile, industrial and manufacturing, computer and information system, computer science and information technology, polymer and petrochemical, software engineering, medical engineering, bio-engineering and food engineering department.
Answering a question about the department in which most students would be willing to get admissions, Prof Aziz said that though the trend was changing with each passing year, most students in the outgoing year were interested in getting admission to the telecommunication department while the most sought-after department in the ensuing academic session might be the electrical department.
The university has planned an open day for successful candidates and their parents on Oct 10 for consultation with faculty members and visit to different departments, he added. Dawn
Tuesday last day to submit placement forms
Karachi: Students who are interested in taking admission to the public-run colleges in Class XI under the Centralised Admission Policy (CAP) and have not yet submitted their placement forms are directed to submit their placement forms at the Government College for Women, Shahrah-e-Liaquat, between 2pm to 4pm up to September 6.
Chairman CAP Committee-2011 Prof Dr Nasir Ansar on Sunday said that no further extension would be given in this regard and the students should avail themselves of this opportunity.
GCU classes to resume from Sept 12
Lahore: The classes and semester work will resume at Government College University (GCU) from Monday, September 12, 2011. GCU Registrar Prof Anjum Nisar said all classes, including intermediate, graduate and postgraduate programmes, would start from September 12. However, the university will reopen on Monday, September 5, after Eid holidays. The Registrar also said that admissions to BA/BSc (Honors) programmes would open right after the declaration of intermediate result.
Schools, colleges reopen
Lahore: Academic activities will resume after educational institutions reopen on Monday. A large number of private schools had announced reopening their campuses after Eid ul Fitr despite the government announcement to reopen campuses from August 15.
Though, following the government directions, public schools and colleges reopened after annual summer vacation, attendance remained thin during last couple of weeks. Unlike at schools, academic activities have yet to commence at colleges and universities because of the ongoing admissions process for undergraduate and postgraduate there.
Colleges and varsities have offered admission for their postgraduate programs as the Punjab University (PU) has already announced result of BA/BSC annual examination, 2011. It is pertinent to mention that admissions to graduate courses would formally begin after declaration of result of intermediate annual examination 2011 by all the eight boards of the province on September 10.
Meanwhile, a number of boarding students as well as teachers who had gone to their hometowns to celebrate Eid ul Fitr have started returning to the provincial metropolis. Inter result on 10th: THE Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) across the province will announce the result of Intermediate Part-II Annual Examination 2011 on September 10.
According to BISE Lahore's Controller of Examinations Ijaz Naqvi, around 150,000 candidates had appeared in the said exam from Lahore board alone. He said a press conference would also be held on September 9 to announce the position holders of the exam.
Varsity with Turkish help: CM
Lahore: A delegation of the Pak-Turk Education Foundation and Pak-Turk Businessmen Association called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Cooperation in various sectors and joint ventures were discussed in the meeting.
Talking to the delegation, Shahbaz Sharif said that Turkey was a brotherly Islamic country of Pakistan and deep-rooted cultural and historical ties existed between the two countries. He said a university would be set up in Lahore with the cooperation of Turkey for modern education.
He said Turkey was a great friend of Pakistan and relations between the two countries had stood the test of time. It is the need of the hour that close ties between Turkey and Pakistan should be converted into trade and economic cooperation, he added. He said that vast opportunities of investment in various sectors existed in Pakistan, particularly in Punjab. A favorable atmosphere for investment has been created in the province and all facilities are being extended to investors under one roof, he added.
He said the Punjab government with the cooperation of people and philanthropists had constructed 22 model villages in flood-hit areas where educational, health, sports, technical education and all modern residential facilities were provided. The model villages will soon be handed over to flood affectees, he added. He said the Pak-Turk Education Foundation was playing an important role for the provision of quality education. The news