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PU admission forms date
Lahore, July 01: Punjab University has issued schedule for submission of admission fee and forms for MCom (3 1/2 years porgramme) Part-I, II and III Annual Examination 2013 and MBA (3 1/2 years porgramme) Part-I, II and III Annual Examination 2013.

The last date of submission of admission forms and fee is July 25, 2013 with single fee while forms can be submitted with double fee till July 30. Detailed schedule is also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news

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BISE to launch SMS system to facilitate candidates
Rawalpindi: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has decided to launch an SMS system to facilitate the students.

The roll number slips, registration numbers and date sheet will be sent to the candidates appearing in matric and intermediate examinations through SMSes by the board. This system will end the complaints of the candidates.

This system will be introduced from the next matric supplementary examination taking place in September. All preparations have been completed to launch the system.

BISE, Rawalpindi Chairman Dr Ashraf said the SMS service would be provided free of cost and the replies from the candidates regarding their complaints would also be received through SMSes so that their grievances were redressed promptly. Daily times

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AIOU upgrades academic programmes
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is actively engaged in upgrading its academic programmes at all level as per criteria set by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

This was stated by AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi while presiding over a workshop on `self-review verification process on quality education'. Renowned Sri Lankan educationist Prof Uma Coomaraswamy, who had been appointed by the COL as external verifier, was also present on the occasion. Senior academicians and head of the departments attended the workshop. The self-review exercise has been undertaken in collaboration with the COL to develop the university's teaching system in accordance with international standard.

Dr Sangi said the university had achieved 91.5 retention rates of its students who continued their study and got themselves readmitted for the next semester. This is the highest retention rate as compared to other educational institutions in the country that shows the students' growing trust in the university's educational system, he added. He said special focus was also being laid on providing quality and technology-based education across the board, especially to the under-privileged people.

Dr Sangi added that the university had laid special focus on capacity-building of its academic and administrative staff, besides a motivation campaign to develop innovative and creative ability among the students.

The year 2013 has already been declared the year of quality assurance to achieve the desired results. Prof Uma Coomaraswamy noted that the university had maintained satisfactory academic rationing in the recent years and had been doing well to improve its teaching model. She appreciated the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff who were engaged in self-reviewing exercise.

She said the AIOU was doing a wonderful job to achieve the desired results. "All performance indicators of the university's academic programmes are quite positive and it proved that the university was moving successfully to attain international standard in its academic programmes." app

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GCU board approves research proposals
Lahore: The 25th meeting of Government College University Advanced Studies and Research Board has approved research proposals and appointment of supervisors of 66 PhD scholars.

Panels of examiners for the evaluation of theses of 25 PhD scholars were also approved by the meeting, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman.

Faculty of Science and Technology Dean Prof Dr Islam Ullah Khan, Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Director Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Butt, Prof Dr Nusrat Jahan, Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid, Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, Dr Farah Malik and Syed Anjum Nisar were also present.

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Private medical colleges not following rules: YDA
Lahore: The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Pakistan, has said that due to alleged negligence of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), 26 private medical and dental colleges have not created seats for postgraduate training in their respective teaching hospitals.

According to a press release issued here on Sunday, YDA Pakistan General Secretary Dr Salman Kazmi said that according to the rules of PMDC and CPSP, these colleges were bound to give paid training to their graduates. He said that these private institutions were also bound to provide free treatment to 50 percent of their patients, which they were not doing.

The YDA has appealed to Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif to look into the matter and direct the departments concerned to ensure that all unpaid doctors get their salaries after creation of seats in public and private sector medical colleges of the province. The news

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