Lahore Inter result
Lahore, Jan 21: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore has announced that the result of Intermediate Supplementary Examination 2012 will be announced on Tuesday (Tomorrow). BISE spokesperson said the result would be available on the board's website (www.biselahore.com) as well.
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department announced the result of MSc Zoology, Part-II annual exam 2012, on Saturday. Detailed results are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
UHS to upgrade education, research
Lahore: University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice Chancellor Prof IA Naveed has said the university is committed to strengthen allied health sciences education, research and provide courses and training to allied health personnel through formal, distance learning, e-learning method.
According to a Press release here on Saturday, the UHS VC, addressing the newly admitted class of 2-year transitional programme in Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT), said that the programme was designed to provide contemporary knowledge and skill to practicing physiotherapists for better patient care.
"What makes physiotherapists important is that they know how to look at the bigger whole picture and take care of the smallest details which sometimes means nothing to others even patients themselves, but at the end make a huge difference", he added. He emphasised the need of research and evidence-based clinical practice and said that there would be no compromise on quality and standard of education at the university.
UHS registrar, Dr Asad Zaheer said that the role of physiotherapists was important because they took care of all three dimensions of healthcare-preventive, curative, and promotive. He further said that the university was in contact with the Higher Education Commission to make t-DPT programme equivalent to MPhil.
The Course Coordinator, Dr Muhammad Asim said that the curriculum of t-DPT had been designed in line with international standards with a focus on the evidence-based format. The teaching would be through highly sophisticated web portal to encourage constant and active learning among students in terms of discussion board activities and projects. One of the faculty members, Dr Fariha Shah, said that across the globe, physiotherapy got its recognition in healthcare due to its research backed validity as a necessary and important treatment for patients suffering from a variety of pathologies including musculo-skeletal, neuro-muscular, cardio-pulmonary and sports related injuries.
She added that with the launch of new programme by UHS, it would be ensured that the knowledge which is required out of these professionals would truly be displayed through their practice.
ITU VC notified: The Punjab government on Saturday notified the appointment of Dr Umar Saif as the first ever Vice Chancellor of the newly established Information Technology University (ITU). Earlier, Dr Umar Saif was serving as chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). Sources privy to the development said Dr Umar was drawing a hefty salary of around Rs 500,000 per month from the PITB while at the ITU he would receive around Rs 175,000 monthly.
Sources said the Punjab government wanted to enhance the salary package of Dr Umar Saif as VC of ITU to bring it on a par with the salary he received at PITB, adding that but the same was impossible as doing so would mean substantial increase in salaries of the VCs of all the public sector universities of the province. Sources said Dr Umar Saif was the youngest ever VC of a public sector universities of Pakistan having less than 10 years experience.
US Consulate launches scholarship programme
Karachi: The US Consulate launched the second phase of English Access Micro Scholarship Program here on Saturday.
Under this second phase of English program, 1,700 students from non-elite areas were granted scholarship to study two-year English language and learn other skills to be part of effective workforce and contribute in the economy of the country.
According to a statement, these 1,700 students are enrolled at 17 centres, indented and being run in various towns of Karachi's under-privileged and non-elite communities. Some 5,000 Pakistani students are benefiting from this English Access Program across the country, from Chaman to Mansehra, Multan to Hyderabad and Karachi and several parts of Punjab, as this program is reaching out to students of poor communities. The US government runs world's largest micro scholarship program in Pakistan.
Consul General Michael Dodman distributed scholarship awards among students. Peter Brennan, Country Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy, Islamabad, was also present on the occasion.
SSUET's new semester started
Karachi: Arrangements have been finalised for the Orientation Day to mark the start of the academic session 2013 on January 21 for new entrants at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET).
An official of the institution said that the arrangements were reviewed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Jawed H. Rizvi and attended by Registrar Shah Mahmood Hussain, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Chairmen of all the teaching departments, Director Student Affairs, Controller of Examination and others.
It was decided that this year the Orientation Day will be held department-wise to properly guide the new entrants about their academic responsibilities.
The time table for all the departments including Computer, Electronics, Civil, Bio-Medical and Telecom Engineering and Computer Science courses were also distributed.
The meeting was informed that laboratories of all the engineering departments have been updated.
The controller of examination informed that the results of the 8th Semester will be completed by February 20 while those of semesters 2-7 will be ready by January 31.
The meting was told that after the start of the new academic session on January 21, the higher semester classes will commence from January 24. The news