Government College University 7th convocation
'Love letters' will go on: Taseer: GCU convocation
|Lahore, Dec 01: Governor Salmaan Taseer has said he will continue writing
"love letters" to the chief minister. Talking to reporters after the
seventh convocation of the Government College University, Lahore, on Saturday,
the governor said he was writing letters in a very "nice language" on
constitutional matters, including cabinet meetings, which was a requirement of
the government functioning but "the chief minister's replies are
In a lighter vein, the governor said: "If a person has a good
breakfast, he behaves politely and vice versa." He said there was no possibility
of dissolution of the Punjab Assembly.
Mr Taseer said it was a good
decision of not sending the ISI chief but an official to help India in the
Mumbai probe. He said the prime minister had consulted the Chief of the Army
Staff over the issue of sending the ISI chief to Mumbai.
delivering his convocation address, the governor announced on behalf of the
prime minister, who was supposed to preside over the convocation, that the GCU
would be given funds required for the construction of varsity's Kala Shah Kaku
campus and upgradation of its main building and Iqbal Hostel.
governor lauded the Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences for producing
Praising the graduates, the governor said degrees were
their launching pads and they must go forward while watching the interest of the
GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab said the university,
housed in land-locked small campus, was facing a delicate situation with regard
to its space requirements.
He said this building was insufficient to
cater to the space needs of the new departments. He said the varsity had
purchased land in Kala Shah Kaku with Punjab government's special grant, and
there was a need to build the new campus there.
The VC said the
university had 415 faculty members of which 145 held PhD degrees while the rest
Earlier, the governor presented medals and rolls of honour
to position holders and those showing best results in different academic and
co-curricular activities. Dawn
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PU appoints 266 teachers in 10 months
Lahore: The Punjab University has appointed 266 faculty members through 32
selection boards during the last ten and a half months to meet the needs of
various teaching departments.
In a press statement issued on Saturday,
Punjab University Additional Registrar Prof Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir said some cases
of selection for teachers in different departments had been pending since 1999.
Prof Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir said 32 selection boards comprising senior
bureaucrats nominated by the Punjab governor, educationists, literary people,
subject specialists and heads of the department concerned recommended 266
teachers' appointment after thorough process and interviews of a large number of
As many as 68 professors, 30 associate professors, 64
assistant professors and 56 lecturers were appointed under the regular basic pay
scale system and tenure track system.
Punjab University Additional
Registrar Prof Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir said the number of students increased
rapidly as Punjab University had started many new programmes during last few
Punjab University Additional Registrar Prof Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir
said at present about 30,000 students were getting education in Punjab
University while the number of faculty members was very low and various
departments were requesting to fulfil shortage of faculty members.
additional registrar said selection of teachers was made through a transparent
manner by the selection boards comprising nine members each.
there was shortage of PhD teachers in the varsity and the Punjab University
administration under the leadership of the vice-chancellor was making efforts to
increase PhD faculty.
Punjab University Additional Registrar Prof Dr
Aurangzeb Alamgir said the Vice Chancellor frequently urged the young teachers
to use internet and other sources to get their enrolment for the PhD as soon as
He said the teaching departments were being provided with
guidelines and relevant information in this regard. The News
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