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85pc pass MBBS Final Prof
Lahore, April 26: University of Health Sciences (UHS) has declared the result of final professional
MBBS Annual Examination 2013, according to which, the overall pass
percentage remained 85.73.
A UHS spokesperson said a total of 2,696 candidates appeared in the examination, out of which 2,283 passed whereas 380 failed.
Yousuf clinched first position with 1,244/1,500 marks, Syeda Jamila Ali
of Punjab Medical College Faisalabad second with 1,238 marks and Saqib
Hasan of a private medical college bagged third position with 1,235
The supplementary examination will commence on June 4.
University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad,
Iran, on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to
collaborate in academics and research.
The MoU was signed
at UHS by its Vice-Chancellor Maj Gen (retd) Prof Muhammad Aslam and
Iranian Academic Centre for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR),
Khorasan Razavi branch, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran,
Vice-President Dr Muhammad Ali Khalilifar. Senior faculty members were
The MoU envisages collaboration in
educational, cultural and research activities, exchange of scholars,
researchers and faculty, short-term training programmes, and holding of
joint conferences, seminars and symposia. There is also provision for
recognition of joint postgraduate degree programmes and promotion and
development of library services at both institutions in the agreement. The news
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Admissions to medical colleges against PMDC seat allocation
Lahore: The Punjab government has allegedly
flouted the rules and regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental
Council by making admissions to the public sector medical colleges for
2013-14 session 'over and above' the number of seats allocated by the
The academic future of the medical students admitted
against these illegally created seats is at stake because the PMDC has
categorically refused to register them.
The disparity in the
seats allocated to the government medical colleges in Punjab on the
basis of 'pick and choose' had also created problems, a senior official
He said the Punjab government had also suffered another
blow as the PMDC had derecognised the newly established medical college
in Sahiwal. The council wrote to the Ministry of National Health
Services, Regulations and Coordination wing, for the cancellation of the
registration of the college for not following its rules and
The official said under the present scenario, the
academic career of the college's third batch comprising 300 students
studying there since 2010 had been put on stake.
Dr Ijaz Munir said, "The matter of over and above admissions by the
medical college and derecognising of a teaching institute is in my
knowledge and I am going to take up it in an exclusive meeting with the
PMDC officials next week".
As the Council had also taken notice
of the faculty shortage in state-urn medical institutions in Punjab, he
said that he would try to resolve that matter too in the meeting.
to the official, all the 20 public sector medical colleges in Punjab
had finalised admissions in the last week of March in accordance with
the government policy. However, he said, eight of these institutes made
admissions against the PMDC criteria.
Rawalpindi Medical College
(RMC) was the only institute that made admissions less than the seats
allocated by the PMDC while the Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat was
at the top with regard to admitting students more than the PMDC
The RMC made 330 admissions against 350 seats
allocated by the PMDC, Punjab Medical College Faisalabad admitted 325
against the 250 seats, Nishtar Medical College Multan admitted 325
against 250 seats, Quaid-i-Azam Medical College Behawalpur 325 against
300, Nishtar Institute of Dentistry Multan 66 against 50,
Services Institute of Medical College Lahore 200 against 150, Sheikh
Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan, 150 against 100 and Nawaz Sharif
Medical College Gujrat made 100 admissions against the 50 seats approved
by the Council.
A majority of the admitted students were unaware
about the consequences of such blatant violations being committed by the
Punjab government as well as the administrations of these medical
The PMDC had directed the institutes' heads and the
health department to ensure implementation of the admission rules. It
had warned them last year before the commencement of the admission
process for 2012-13 session that the PMDC would not spare them next time
for such criteria violations.
It had also got surety bonds from the heads of the medical institutions in Punjab that they would not
bypass the PMDC admission rules in future.
As a penalty, the PMDC
had also charged Rs50,000 from the respective medical institutions
against each admission made in violation of the Council rules.
Moreover, the PMDC had also warned that in future it would not register the students passing examination
from any public sector medical college in Punjab against illegally created seats.
admissions have also opened a debate on the faculty shortage as all the
government medical institutions in Punjab were already facing dearth of
The gravity of the situation can be measured from the
acute dearth of faculty in only one discipline.
Presently, 20 seats of professors of medicines were lying vacant in the
state-run teaching institutions of Punjab, while the health department
recently advertised only two professors' seats in the discipline.
department has planned to advertise all the vacant seats in phases in
six months period, ignoring the concerns of the heads of the teaching
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had approved creation of
900 seats for the medical colleges on the health department's
recommendation in 2010. Interestingly, these seats were increased
without getting PMDC approval. Fawad Hasan Fawad was the health
secretary at that time.
Later, out of these 900 seats, 400 were
allocated to the four new public sector medical colleges established in
Sahiwal, DG Khan, Gujranwala and Sialkot. The remaining 500 seats were
allocated to the existing medical colleges allegedly on the basis of
'pick and choose' which, ultimately, led to the discrepancy.
Heads of some medical colleges also raised the issue of the PMDC warnings in a meeting on April 13. Dawn
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USAID scholarships for students
Lahore: About 84 talented BEd (Hons) students from eight public universities of
Punjab were awarded scholarships by the US Agency for International
Development (USAID) during a ceremony at Punjab University (PU) on
Chief of Party, Pakistan Reading Project (IRC)
John Shumaker, Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran,
Senior Education Adviser of USAID Muhammad Tariq Khan, VC Lahore
College for Women University (LCWU) Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor, VC Islamia
University Bahawalpur (IUB) Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtar, Dean PU Faculty of
Education Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhter, faculty members and a large number of
students attended the ceremony.
programme is a part of a larger $165 million USAID-funded Pakistan
Reading Project, which works closely with 28 Pakistani universities and
116 elementary teachers' colleges throughout Pakistan.
this occasion alone, scholarships were awarded among BEd (Hons)
students of Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University,
University of Education, Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan,
University of Gujrat, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Fatima
Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindi, and Government College
University (GCU) Faisalabad.
Speaking on the occasion, PU
VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said people of the US were the greatest asset
of mankind adding but they were under the control of world's financial
elite and on the other hand the Muslim world had no contribution to
creation of new knowledge. He termed these the two major problems the
world was facing today.
Dr Kamran said the Islamic world
was weak because of ignorance and therefore invited aggression from the
corporate controlled West. He said ignorant nations that did not create
new knowledge face certain annihilation adding power and respect
belonged to nations that focused creation of new knowledge. But he added
no nation could become knowledgeable without the strength of character.
PU VC advised students to develop reading habits saying a teacher could
change student's life and by becoming good teachers, they could become
change agents, he added.
John Shumaker said the
scholarship programme was one of the exciting aspects of the Pakistan
Reading Project. Talking about the PRP, John Shumaker said it was a
five-year project that focused on improving quality of primary education
and special focus on teaching and reading in both private and public
schools across Pakistan.
"Over the next five years we hope to reach four million primary school students and improve their reading skills", he added.
are delighted to see such bright students from the Punjab who dedicated
themselves to a life of learning and service," said Muhammad Tariq
Khan, Senior Education Adviser for the USAID. He added "It is your hard
work, devotion to quality, dedication of your teachers, and vision of
the Government of the Punjab, which is responsible for this notable
Dr Mumtaz Akhter also spoke. The deceased
was identified as Rashida. The police said she had taken poisonous pills
over a domestic issue. She was admitted to hospital where she expired. The news
"Thank to USAID YOU HELPS THE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD"
Name: sardar farman ullah
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Probe into free textbooks complaints
Lahore: The Punjab government has constituted
a committee to look into complaints about malpractices and
mis-management in distribution of free textbooks across the province.
were complaints that free textbooks had not reached many schools and
students were without textbooks, while the academic session had begun
some three weeks ago. The Punjab government has directed Punjab Textbook
Board chairman Chaudhry Nawazish Ali to inquire and submit a detailed
According to a news release issued here on Tuesday, the
PTB chairman said the board had got printed and supplied all the
primers, jackets, textbooks demanded by the Programme Monitoring and
The chairman claimed that there was no
shortage of textbooks in the open market and a majority of private
school students had purchased textbooks from the market. He said that he
had constituted different field teams to check the availability of
books and determine market demand.
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RY Khan to have engineering, IT university
Rahim Yar Khan: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif
laid here on Tuesday the foundation stone of the Khwaja Fareed
University of Engineering and Information Technology.
the occasion, the chief minister said the university would be completed
in one year at a cost of Rs3.5 billion. He said classes in the
disciplines of electrical, mechanical and computer sciences would be
introduced in September 2014.
The chief minister further said the
university building would be state of the art and a steering committee
would monitor its work on a monthly basis for its timely completion.
"Best Ph.D teachers will be appointed on merit."
Shahbaz Sharif spoke at the second convocation of the Sheikh Zayed
Medical College (SZMC) in Sheikh Khalifa School Auditorium.
distributed degrees and medals among position-holder students and
inaugurated the new emergency and CCU wards and visited different
departments of the SZMCH.
People faced difficulties as all hospital entrances were closed during the CM's visit. Dawn
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