Punjab university B.Com, MBIT results

PU announces B.Com, MBIT exams results
Lahore, Feb 25: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Morning, Semester System, Session 2005-2009, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Afternoon, Semester System, Session 2005-2009, Master of Business & Information Technology (MBIT), Semester System, Session 2008.

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PhD degree awarded
Lahore: Raheela Sadiq has received PhD in Arabic from the University of the Punjab.

She completed her thesis "The Evolution of the Arabic Rhetoric in the Sub-Continent" under the supervision of Professor Dr Sayyed Muhammad Qamar Ali from the Arabic Department of the university.

The scholar has presented the analysis of rhetorical books of the sub-continent. The news

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Anton's birth anniversary
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) on Wednesday held a meeting in connection with the 150th birth anniversary of famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov at the university's New Campus.

PU acting Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry, addressing the meeting, said universities should not only promote academic and research activities but also play their role to solve the socio-economic problems of the society.

The VC said the main objective of PU, when it was established in 1882, was the promotion of regional languages of Punjab.

He appreciated Karachi Russian Culture Centre Director Sergey Kuznetsov's proposal to establish a cultural centre in Lahore as well.

PU English Department Chairperson Shaista Sirajuddin said students could better understand foreign languages if they study them with a keen interest.

Russian Culture Centre in collaboration with the Karachi National Academy of Performing Arts staged Chekhov's play 'The Proposal' at the occasion. Daily times

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UVAS assured of linkages with Thai universities
Lahore: Pakistani ambassador in Thailand Sohail Mahmood and commercial counsellor Sayed Zafar Ali Shah have assured the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences of their full cooperation to establish linkages with Thai universities for the promotion of research and development and transfer of technology to Pakistan.

This was stated by UVAS external linkages director Mustafa Zaidi, who recently visited Japan and Thailand on the Unesco scholarship after he was declared world top scorer in the "university-industry partnership and technology transfer" course.

During his study visit, Mr Zaidi participated in 'international patent licensing conference 2010' in Tokyo, where he met with international researchers, policymakers, government officials, corporate leaders and technology licensing advisers belonging to the developed world.

The director visited technology licensing offices of the University of Tokyo, Keio University and Kyushu University in Japan to study their research and development mechanism of transferring technology to industry for economic growth and social benefit. He expatiated on the strategies of Japanese universities of the socio-economic growth. "The Japanese universities are engine of socio-economic growth in the region and responsible for innovation to make country different from all around the world," he said.

Mr Zaidi said the UVAS would soon sign an MoU with The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry to benefit the country through the transfer of technology. Dawn

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Special children's festival
Lahore: Kinnaird College (KC) hosted a Special Children's Festival on Wednesday.

Organised by the KC Literary Club, Rangers Club and the Social Work Club of KC, around 350 special children participated in the event. KC students had arranged different activities for the special children who got a chance to display their special talents and skills. Games and singing competitions were held among the children and later sweets and chocolates were also distributed among them.

Special children from the Green Land, SOS, Rising Sun, Rainbow, Darul Sakoon and other organisations participated in the event. The administration of these institutions along with KC students set up various stalls displaying different items prepared by these special children. Fatima, a member of the organising committee, said, "The purpose of arranging the children's festival was to push them towards a happier life and help them realise their talents and that they are truly 'special'.

It is our duty to help these children." Apart from students, faculty members and parents, various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working for the rights and education of these special children were also present. Daily times

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USAID director delegation
Lahore: Director USAID Pakistan Robert Wilson and American Consul General Carmella Conroy called on Punjab Governor Salman Taseer at Governor's House here on Wednesday.

The governor and the US delegates discussed various initiatives to increase cooperation between Pakistan and America in the field of education, health, agriculture and energy.

Salman Taseer asked them to provide more funds for the improvement of education and research in the institutions of this province under USAID programme. He added that more than 60 per cent students at university level were females who got admission on open merit while in Sargodha district this ratio is 68 per cent.

The governor said that the hostels for girls in the universities were too less than the actual requirement which was causing difficulties for female students. He asked them to construct model girls' hostels in the public sector universities.

Salman Taseer also urged the USAID Mission to establish hostels and provide modern equipment there. The news

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City school signed MOU
Lahore: The Intel Pakistan Corporation and The City School on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding for greater application of technology inside classrooms by equipping the school system with latest technologies and teaching techniques.

"Teachers play a significant and valuable role in our society," said Intel Pakistan Country Manager Ashar H. Zaidi. "We inspire teachers to revisit their views on how ICT can be used in education, and encourage them to use technology to enhance the learning of their students," he added. Dawn

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