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BA/BSc exams from April 4
Lahore, Jan 11: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has notified that BA/BSc Annual Examination 2014 will commence with effect from April 04, 2014.

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PUASA elections on 16th
Lahore: Two main groups of teachers, including Academic Alliance and Teachers Front are actively campaigning for the annual elections of Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) scheduled to be held on January 16.

Earlier, the elections were scheduled for Jan 15 but now the same have been rescheduled in the wake of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH).

The Academic Alliance candidate for the slot of PUASA President is Dr Asmatullah of Zoology Department while Teachers Front (TF) candidate for the same seat is Dr Ahsan Sharif of Chemistry Department.

Academic Alliance's candidate for Secretary is Abdul Majid Khan Rana of the Institute of Education & Research (IER), while the TF's candidate is Javed Sami of the Space Science Department.

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PU exams
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has notified that the MA/MSc Part-II Supplementary Examination 2013 will commence from February 11, 2014.

The last date for receipt of admission forms and fee is January 16.

Meanwhile, PU has issued revised date sheet for MSc Home Economics Part-II Annual Examination 2013. PU Examination Department has also notified that the BS Applied Geology Second Professional Annual Examination 2013 Special (re-conduct) written examination of paper II "Mathematics II" has been scheduled for January 10 from 9am to 12pm.

PU has announced the result of MBBS First Professional Part-I Special Supplementary Examination 2012 and Annual Examination 2013.

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PU declares results
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Arabic Part-I annual examination 2013, MA Philosophy Part-I annual examination 2013, MA Persian Part-I annual examination 2013, MSc Social Work Part-I annual examination 2013 and MA Archaeology Part-II annual examination 2013.

honoured: Punjab University College of Information Technology's Assistant Professor Dr Syed Waqar-ul-Qounain has been selected by DAAD, the Higher Education Commission of Germany, to participate in "Science Tour 2014: Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing". According to a press release issued here Wednesday, Dr Qounain has been selected among 25 scientists and administrators with strong research background and an interest in international cooperation from all over the world. The tour will start from January 18, 2014 to January 25, 2014 in Germany. The tour will provide an overview of cutting-edge computer science research at German Universities and non-university research institutions in the fields of artificial intelligence and visual/multimodal computing. The news

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PU declares MBBS results
Lahore: The Punjab University on Tuesday declared the results of MBBS First Professional Part-I Special Supplementary Examination 2012.

PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran had got Syndicate's approval for holding the special supplementary examination through a circulation. In the circular, the university administration had not explained any hardship or grievance.

Consequently, a Syndicate member had objected that the matter seemed very serious and required thorough deliberation in the Syndicate rather than getting a consent of the members by circulation.

The Syndicate member had requested that the case might be placed on the regular agenda of the statutory body's meeting. However, the decision was notified very next day on Sept 5.

It was learnt that 67 candidates 33 of Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, 34 of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College, Lahore had failed in the MBBS first professional Part-I annual examination.

Later, 74 candidates from both colleges appeared for the supplementary examination out of whom 41 failed again.

It may be mentioned that Pakistan Medical and Dental Council administrator and Registrar Dr Raja Amjad Mahmood said that holding of special supplementary examination would be illegal.

He had stated the Punjab University had not consulted the council about the issue.

Stating this was an abnormal decision, Dr Mahmood had said till to date, only one special supplementary examination had been conducted for the ward of then Martial Law Administration Gen Zia way back in 1983.

Results: The PU has also declared the results of MBBS First Professional Part-I annual examination for 2013 conducted along with the special supplementary examination 2012. Dawn

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Lahore: Punjab University's Examinations Department organised the fourth annual Mehfil-e-Milad at Examination Hall on Thursday. Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman was the Khateeb on the occasion. Additional Controller Ali Ahmad Chattha, Deputy Controller Shahid Javed, Deputy Controller Manzoor, Deputy Controller Ghulam Jilani, Deputy Controller Jalil Tariq, Deputy Controller Khuram Enayat, Faisal, Danial, Saeed, Muhammad Anwar, Imtiaz Ahmad, Mohsin Bilal attended the ceremony. The news

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Emerson College dumps BZU, gets UoS accreditation
Multan: The administration of the historic Government Emerson College, disappointed over the conduct of the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), has decided to disassociate itself from the university and get affiliation for its postgraduate programmes from the University of Sargodha.

The BZU administration allegedly failed to issue accreditation to six postgraduate programmes recently introduced by the college.

Government Emerson College Principal Abdul Jabbar told this correspondent the BZU vice chancellor had promised to grant approval to the college to start its new postgraduate programmes under the semester system while the college would also be allowed to convert the annual system of its already launched postgraduate programmes into semester system.

He said the college was already offering admissions to seven postgraduate programmes.

He further said classes for the six new postgraduate programmes had started in October but BZU had not issued them an NOC so far. Jabbar said, therefore, they contacted the Sargodha University whose administration expressed willingness and issued accreditation to the college.

He said the BZU VC asked them not to accept Sargodha University's offer, as they would facilitate them.

He said the college administration was still interested in being affiliated with the BZU but if the university did not issue the required notification, they would have no option but to completely disaffiliate themselves from the university.

BZU Registrar Malik Munir Hussain said legally the college administration could not disaffiliate itself from the BZU. He said the case to allow the college to convert its programmes into semester system was presented in the university's Syndicate meeting that forwarded it to the academic council. He said the council would decide the matter in its meeting on Jan 24-25.

The Government Emerson College was established in 1920 and named after Sir Herbert William Emerson, the then governor of Punjab. Dawn

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Students protest
Lahore: The students of Government Fatima Jinnah College, Chuna Mandi on Thursday protested against the proposal of Punjab Minister for Education to opening the college premises for both domestic and foreign tourists twice a week in the evening time keeping in view the archaeological importance of Haveli Asif Jaah in which the college has been set up.

Punjab Minister for Education and Archaeology Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan had shared this proposal while presiding over a meeting on Wednesday. The students termed the same a move against the sanctity of the girls' college. They demanded the Punjab government to avoid any such plan and warned that otherwise their protest would continue.

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Govt in touch with 35 world universities for campuses in Punjab
Lahore: Punjab Minister for Commerce and Industries Chaudhry Shafiq Ahmed has said that the Punjab government has been making its best efforts for education sector and it is in touch with some 35 international universities to establish their campuses in the province.

According to a press release, he was addressing All Parties Conference on Education organised by an institute.

Applauding the research findings by the institute, the minister said the government wholeheartedly accepted the criticism as it believed there was always room for improvement. He said that due to feudal political culture, the southern districts of the province were still under-privileged.

A research fellow of the institute, Ahmad Ali, in his presentation, highlighted various aspects of Punjab education budget and spending patterns. He presented views about the proposed Education Authorities to be established at the district level.

He said a total of 3,004 schemes were recommended by the Programme Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) in 36 districts in financial year 2011-12. Under the head of missing facilities, only 20 per cent out of total 1,664 were implemented on recommendation by PMIU while 80 per cent of those were based on political considerations.

He said the same trend could be witnessed in upgrade of schools schemes. Out of total 976 schemes only six per cent of these were implemented which were recommended by the PMIU. Many districts were totally ignored in these schemes. He emphasised the need for synchronisation of data, policy and budgetary allocations.

PML-N MPA Chaudhary Awais Qasim said the reason of unspent development budget last year had been the restrictions imposed by the Election Commission that was why the funds could not be released and used in the last two quarters.

PML-N MPA Mian Islam Aslam said the chief minister strictly observed merit in identifying schemes, recruitment of teachers and other matters related to education sector.

PTI MPA Dr Murad said the ratio of unspent budget to the tune of 77 percent was alarming. "I spoke at the floor of the Assembly for 45 minutes but regrettably no heed was paid", he lamented.

PPP MPA Faiza Malik criticised the education governance and called for equal treatment of all districts in Punjab. She termed the approach by the ruling party discriminatory.

Hafiz Abu Bakr from JUI-F said the education agenda being implemented in Pakistan was not indigenous but was the US-dictated.

Pakistan Awami Tehreek Deputy Secretary General Ishtiaq Chaudhary said the rulers had been denying rights to the people as they were never serious in devolving the administrative and financial powers. He said the proposed education authorities would not be independent to take decisions at the district level as these would be steered by the majority representatives from the provincial cadre rather than the district representatives.

PTI MPA Sadia Sohail Rana, Talath Naqvi and MQM delegate Muhammad Amir Baloch also addressed the event.

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Schools asked to deposit Rs 2 per student with sports committee
Lahore: The Punjab School Education Department has directed the heads of high schools across the province to deposit Rs 2 for each student (from grade-6 to grade-10) in the account of District Sports Committee for the ongoing Punjab Youth Festival 2014, it is learnt.

The decision, however, has received severe criticism from teachers and students and reportedly many schools have started collecting the said amount from the students despite clear directions that the amount be deposited in the account of sports committees from the schools' own funds. There are also conflicting reports about the collection of Rs 5 and Rs 10 per student by heads of several schools in different parts of the province. There are 11 million students in public schools across Punjab and roughly some 2 to 4 million are the students of grade-6 to grade-10. A headmaster, seeking anonymity, confirmed the directions of the government saying as per the directive, the schools had been asked to deposit per student Rs 2 fund to the sports committee at district level. The News could not reach Secretary Schools Abdul Jabbar Shaheen for comments.

PU results: PU announced results on Thursday. These exams include MA Physical Education Part-I Annual Exam 2013, MSc Zoology Part-I Annual Exam 2013, MA Fine Arts Part-I Annual Exam and MA Education (Elementary/Secondary/General) Part-II Suppl 2012 and Annual Exam.

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BDS result
Lahore: University of Health Sciences (UHS) has declared the result of First Professional BDS annual examination 2013.

According to a press release issued here Wednesday, a total of 736 candidates from 11 affiliated dental colleges appeared in the examination, out of which 483 passed. Result of two candidates was put on RL list. The overall pass percentage remained 65.80.

Faiqa Ashraf got first position securing 589/700 marks. Iqra Saleem and Noorul Ain got second and third positions securing 582/700 and 581/700 marks respectively. The failed candidates can submit their admission forms on or before January 28, 2014. Supplementary examination will start from February 18, 2014.

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PhD awarded
Lahore: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) has awarded a PhD to a scholar.

Ms Lubna Sherin was awarded a PhD in Chemistry for her thesis entitled "Phytochemical Evaluation of Terminalia bellerica and Synthesis of Anticancer Polyhydroxyl Acid Derivatives."

According to a press release, she completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Shahida Shujaat.

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Nursing admission
Lahore: The Punjab Health Department has issued notification of revised criteria for admission to the Diploma in General Nursing, LHV Course and Post Basic Nursing Disciplines.

According to the Health Department spokesman, as per new criteria, upper age for admission for General Nursing and LHV Course will be up to 25 years instead of 20 years for general candidate, whereas the criteria for widows/divorced will be up to 35 years, instead of 30 years.

For Post Basic Nursing Disciplines (Specialization Courses), upper age for admission will be up to 50 years instead of 45 years. The news

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