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Private medical colleges charging extra from students

PMDC issued notice for charging extra to students
Lahore, Aug 06: A division bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) issued notice to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and others on an application seeking cancellation of miscellaneous expenses of amount Rs 118,000 by private medical colleges from students.

Petitioners counsel Mohammad Azhar Siddique submitted that the private medical colleges had already enhanced fee structure and the tuition fee was now so high that middle class or low middle class were unable to pay the same.

He submitted that the petition was still pending when these colleges again issued challan forms for demanding tuition fee along with other unjustified and irrational miscellaneous charges from students.

These charges / miscellaneous expenses are enlisted and mentioned in the challan form and such charges have increased level of fee structure which is of course a cause of mental agony and torture not only for the students but also for the parents as well.

He submitted that the demand of these miscellaneous charges is also a violation of PMDC rules and regulations as such demand is an addition which was lastly charged from the students.

He submitted that prima face state had failed to safeguard the interest and right of students of medical colleges as the private colleges were continuously unjustified and baseless miscellaneously charge and expenses in the fee structure and resultantly the amount of fee amount increased drastically.

He submitted that it was resultantly gone beyond the power of students and their parents were helpless in this regard. He requested to restrain the private medical colleges not to omit what the law has directed them act. Daily times

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PTCL internship programme ends
Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has concluded its Experia Summer Programme 2013. The programme offered an extensive six-week long learning and development opportunity to the students of top Pakistani universities from LUMS, IBA, NUST and GIKI, says a press release.

Apart from comprehensive orientation sessions, guest lecture series by seasoned PTCL officials and coaching sessions, the programme also featured various exciting team projects and competitions.

Syed Mazhar Hussain, PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) HR, speaking at the concluding ceremony said, "The Experia Internship Programme has contributed towards the growth and development of these talented students, and has proved to be a two-way contribution between PTCL and the young minds."

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FJWU opens admissions
Rawalpindi: The Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) has announced admissions for bachelors and master programmes, both regular and self-support, for the Academic Session 2013.

Prospectuses for all programmes could be obtained from the First Women Bank Limited and the Bank of Punjab. The National Aptitude Test (NAT) with the minimum score of 40 is mandatory for admission. The last date for form submission is September 10, 2013. For further information, visit the university website (

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Best University Teacher Awards to be conferred on 63 faculty members
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) would confer Best University Teacher Awards 2011 upon 63 university faculty members. These 63 university teachers have been selected by Best Teacher Award Committee after comprehensive evaluation and scrutiny among the 153 nominations received from higher education institutions from all over the country.

The awards will be conferred in a special ceremony to be held at HEC Islamabad on August 21, 2013. Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Mian Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman will be chief guest on the occasion. Best University Teachers Award Programme was initiated by HEC in 2004 to improve the quality of education along with enhancing external and internal efficiency of university education. The programme provides monetary as well as self-esteemed incentives to teachers from universities and degree awarding institutions through awards and certificates. Each year nominations for the awards are invited from the Public Sector and W category private universities and degree awarding institutions of Pakistan focusing on their contributions towards teaching, research and efforts for professional development. So far 349 awards have been conferred over a period of eight years under this program.

Commenting over the programme, HEC Chairman Dr. Javaid R. Laghari said that the programme aims to improve the quality of education along with enhancing external and internal efficiency of university education. "It also envisages to up-grade quality of research through staff development and provision of better facilities. This national recognition of the contributions made by university faculty will act as catalyst for others to enhance their efforts in the fields of teaching and research. It is expected that a changed atmosphere rising as a result of this scheme will help in lifting the standards of education and research in Pakistani institutions of higher education," he remarked. The news

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AIOU announces final results for Autumn semester 2012
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the final results for the Autumn semester 2012.

The university announced the results of ATTC, PTC, CT, BEd, matric, FA, MPhil (Economics, Iqbaliyat, Pakistani Languages, Arabic) and PhD (Islamic Studies, Pakistani Languages, Iqbaliyat) and placed the results on its website

AIOU Controller of Exams Dr Hamid Khan Niazi made the announcement and said the results cards are being sent by post to the students.

The students, he said, can also contact 051-9057323 for ATTC, PTC, CT and BEd results, 051-9057319 for matric and FA, while 051-9057334 for MPhil and PhD results. In addition, the students can also contact the nearest regional campus of the university.

He said that the students can also download their results from the university website. inp

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BISE prints wrong date, year on matric result cards
Rawalpindi: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi has printed wrong year and dates on 119,000 matric result cards.

The matric examination was held between March and April this year but 'October 2012' has been printed on the result cards while year 2013 was printed in place of registration number. The prevailing situation is creating problems for students as they are being denied admissions in the colleges on the basis of erroneous result cards.

All Pakistan Private School Management Association (APPSMA) President Ibrar Ahmed Khan demanded the authorities of the education board take strict action against negligent officials of BISE Rawalpindi.

According to details, BISE Rawalpindi Chairman Dr Muhammad Ashraf taking notice of the negligence has constituted an inquiry committee to look into the matter and point out the responsible persons.

Meanwhile, computer branch of the education board has also been shifted to the new complex in Morgah area and equipment of the branch is being installed in the new building. This has further delayed the process of correction of the matric result cards.

Date for matric supplementary exams announced: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi has announced August 12 as the last date for submission of forms for matric supplementary exams 2013 with single fee.

According to Rawalpindi BISE spokesman Irslan Cheema, the matric supplementary exams will start from September 12. The forms with double fee can be submitted until August 16 and last date with triple fee is August 20.

He said the forms are available at the board office, while the students can also download them from boards' website

The students in case of any difficulty can contact the board office, he added. app

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PhDs awarded at PU
Lahore: Punjab University awarded four PhD degrees to different scholars after the completion of their research work on Saturday. According to a press release, the scholars included Muhammad Sarfraz Kiani s/o Artasab Khan in the subject of Molecular Biology after the approval of his thesis titled "Chlorosplast Expression of Insect Resistant Gene with Fusion Protein Gene In Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum)", Eram Saleem d/o Saleem Ahmad in the subject of Urdu after the approval of her thesis titled "Pakistani Mard Afsana Nigaron Ke Haan Niswani Kirdar: Ek Mutalia'', Hafiz Abdullah Shakir s/o Bashir Ahmed in the subject of Zoology after the approval of his thesis titled "Enteric Bacterial and Heavy Metal's Load and Health Status of Fishes from River Ravi, Pakistan" and Ammara Tariq d/o Muhammad Ibrahim Tariq in Urdu on thesis titled "Urdu Afsanay Mein Jagirdarana Aur Sarmayadarana Nizam Kay Mazahir". The news

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