KU notifies MA results
Karachi, Jan 01: The University of Karachi on Monday announced the result of MA (previous) external annual examination 2011.
According to statistics, 4,330 candidates appeared in the examination. Of them, a total of 1,428 were declared successful. The pass percentage remained 32.98.
A Karachi University announcement said that marks certificates were being issued. appYour Comments
GCU marks 149 years of academic excellence
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) Lahore, the oldest seat of learning in Pakistan, marked the 149th year of its establishment on Tuesday.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman announced 2013 as a year of celebrations for all Ravians and Old Ravians, saying that the university and Old Ravians Union had planned several literary, co-curricular and social events to mark the sesquicentennial year. Talking about the history of GCU, the vice chancellor said that, it opened its eyes as Government College, Lahore in the Haveli (palace) of Dhian Singh in the Walled City on January 1, 1864. The present gothic-style majestic building of the GC University Lahore was completed in 1877 on 3700 square feet in the north of Soldiers Garden (Gol Bagh) with a cost of rs.320,000. The college was initially affiliated with Calcutta University because was no university in this part of the sub-continent at that time. Government College, Lahore was raised to the status of University in 2002 and was renamed as the GC University, Lahore. Starting from the first principal Dr GW Lietner to second Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman, as many as 27 heads had served this institution. Talking to the media, VC Prof Dr Rahman said that the academic journey which started in 1864 with nine students and three teachers produced hundreds of literary figures, politicians, two Nobel Laureates, five prime ministers, jurists, sportsmen and scientists. The university is holding a grand celebration today (Tuesday) at 12:30am at the Abdus Salam Hall to mark its 149th Founders Day and commencement of the 150th year. Daily times
HEC considers uniform testing system
Islamabad: At present, there is no uniform system through which students can secure admission to a university.
The criteria for admission varies from one university to the other; for some universities a simple Bachelor's degree (BA) is enough, some have set up an internal testing system, while others demand a certificate from National Testing Service (NTS).
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) taking note of the situation has decided to formulate a committee that will put in place a uniform testing system.
The decision was taken during a vice chancellors' committee meeting, on Monday. Rectors and vice chancellors (VCs) of over 70 public sector universities attended the meeting.
According to a participant not wanting to be named, the issue regarding the testing system was raised during the meeting.
Participants in the meeting were briefed about the need for uniformity in the testing system for admissions.
"Some universities demand a National Testing System (NTS) certificate for admission, some universities depend on mark sheets of the last result, while some universities have their own testing system due to which it creates problems for the students and also increases financial expenses," he said.
According to HEC media coordinator, Murtaza Noor, it was decided that the committee would comprise of Rector National University of Science and Technology, Engr. Mohammad Asghar, VC University of Poonch, AJK Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain, VC Balochistan University Quetta, Dr Rasool Bakhsh Raisani, VC University of Swat, Prof Dr Mohammad Jehanzeb, VC Karakoram International University Gilgit, Prof Dr Najma Najam and VC Gujrat University Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin.
Speaking on the occasion, HEC Chairperson Dr Javed Leghari said that due to the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the autonomy of the HEC had been preserved.
The meeting also deliberated on financial issues, proposed establishment of provincial higher education councils, recent amendments in the University Act by the Punjab government and revitalising HEC.
The participants paid tributes to former ED HEC Prof Dr Sohail H. Naqvi for his contribution towards the promotion of higher education sector in Pakistan. Dawn
Educational institutions to re-open tomorrow
Islamabad: The educational institutions working under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will re-open from January 2 (Wednesday) after weeklong winter vacations.
FDE Director Model Colleges, Tariq Masood told APP that the vacations, which started from December 24, would end on January 1 while the institutes would reopen from the next day.
He said the winter vacations were announced for the students due to the prevailing intense cold weather conditions.
The winter vacations also provided a break to the students after appearing the December tests and they will join again the institutes with renewed commitment and spirit, he said. The news