Punjab Boards Matric result 2013 | UET student discrimination

Punjab Matric result
Lahore, July 12: The Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen has decided to announce the result of matriculation on July 25.

According to a press release issued on Wednesday, this was decided unanimously in a meeting of the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC). The meeting also decided to hold supplementary exams of matriculation from 12th of September. Admission form for supplementary exam will be collected from August 12 with single fee.

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PU office timings during Ramazan
Lahore: Punjab University has issued a notification of office timings during the month of Ramazan-ul-Mubarik.

According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the PU will remain opened from 8:00am to 2:00pm (Monday to Thursday) while 8:00am to 12:00 noon on Friday. Health Centre, Main Library, CWC staff of essential services of Resident Office-I, Resident Office-II, Project Director and Executive Club will observe the office timings from 8:00am to 1:00pm (All week days except Friday) while 8:00am to 12:00noon on Friday during the holy month.

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PU Pham-D admissions
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has issued a schedule of admission fees and forms for Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), 3rd Professional Annual Examination 2013.

Date of submission of admission forms and fees for the said exam is 09-09-2013 with single fee while form can be submitted with double fee till 11-09-2013. Detailed schedule is also available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

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PU teacher honoured
Lahore: Profile of Punjab University's Institute of Applied Psychology's Assistant Professor Dr Rafia Rafique has been published in the book of high achievers of Kinnaird College.

The book titled Light, Courage and Love pays tribute to all high achievers of Kinnaird College from 1913 to 2013.

PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran has congratulated Dr Rafia on this achievement.

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PU students shine
Lahore: Students of Punjab University's Department of Technology Education, Institute of Education and Research including Saba Wahab, Sobia Tahir, Maha, Misbah, Shamraiza and others have shown outstanding performance in the IEEE Jinnah Social and Education Carnival 2013 and won competitions.

According to a press release issued on Thursday, the event was organised by Muhammad Ali Jinnah University. Chairperson Dr Tahseen Mahmood has congratulated students on this achievement.

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UET student complains of discrimination
Lahore: Due to alleged mismanagement and discrimination on the part of the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (UET), an EMBA student has been denied the opportunity to appear in the re-take examination as he had to go abroad before the mid-term with the written approval of the then director of the department concerned.

The discrimination in denying the student the permission to re-take the exam became evident especially in view of other precedents where the varsity allowed a couple of students to re-take the examination, who could also not take the mid-term examination due to various reasons.

According to details, Mohsin Mumtaz Seyal, a student of MBA Executive at the Institute of Business & Management (IB&M), at UET, has been denied the opportunity to appear in the re-take examination by the newly appointed director IB&M Dr Muhammad Shoaib on the reason that he was abroad at the time when mid-term exams were held and, as he was absent, he can not sit for re-take exam according to the rules.

Mohsin had left for the USA for immigration purpose after written approval for a month's long trip (March 7 to April 9) from the then director IB&M Dr Sajid Ali. A copy of written approval is available with The News. Incidentally, mid-term exams were held during that period of time.

In the meantime, the then Director Dr Sajid Ali got resigned from the post and Dr Muhammad Shoaib was appointed new director who refused to allow Mohsin to sit for a re-take exam when he returned back from the USA.

Mohsin then moved an application to Vice Chancellor UET Maj Gen (retd) Muhammad Akram to get some relief. The VC after going through the application forwarded it to the UET Registrar who forwarded it to IB&M director Dr Shoaib. Dr Shoaib refused to accommodate aggrieved student saying he could not allow him to sit for re-take as rules did not allow him to do so.

Meanwhile, two students named Muhammad Naeem Sharif and Farooq Jalal who could not appear in the mid-term exam due to different reasons, were not only allowed to re-take mid-term exam but their mid-term marks were also included in the final list. Farooq could not appear in the exam as his father had died a few days before the start of exam and Naeem, a manager of a private bank, had gone out of city for some important official engagements.

Mohsin said if such rules did not exist then why the university administration had not informed him and instead allowed him to go abroad. "What is my fault?", asked Mohsin saying he went abroad after the written approval of the then director. According to him, missing of mid-term exam had affected his overall CGPA a lot which could be improved if he was allowed to sit for re-take exam. Interestingly, when contacted, Dr Shoaib persisted that no one was allowed re-take exam. When his attention was drawn toward Farooq and Naeem, he said he had no idea how it had happened, claiming he would inquire into the issue.

Dr Shoaib claimed there was no such (re-take policy) policy at the UET, adding if the VC allowed him to accommodate Mohsin he would conduct re-take exam for him.

When his attention was drawn that Mohsin went abroad after the written approval of the then director, he replied: "If some one had done some thing wrong in past he would not continue the same policy".

The former director IB&M Dr Ali Sajid conceded to the fact that he had allowed Mohsin to go abroad after thoroughly going through his case (immigration). According to him, re-take exam was allowed in the UET having solid reasons behind the claim. He said when a student got written approval from the authority concerned (director of an institute) he should be allowed to appear in the re-take exam. "If a teacher allows a student vacations on solid reasons then no Rules of the university could stop him to sit for re-take exam".

Dr Sajid Ali regretted how the new management could forcibly implement any new rules or policy on students without informing them. He said if new management had changed the re-take policy then it should had been applied at the students from the next semester after informing them in details about it. He termed it discrimination against Mohsin which should be considered accordingly.

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UVAS to set up biogas resource centre
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore has decided to establish a Biogas Resource Centre on its Ravi Campus Pattoki to facilitate and train professionals needed in the field of renewable energy sources.

According to a press release issued on Thursday, the decision was made at a meeting at UVAS co-chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab Ch Muhammad Arshad Jatt and attended by representatives of the Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab, Punjab Rural Support Programme and Community Development Programme Gujranwala. The Vice-Chancellor told the meeting that UVAS was also constructing a 25-cubic meter biogas digester on Ravi Campus as part of measures to use renewable energy sources. The demonstration of running a turbine by using biogas from the digester will be held after the complete installation of this digester. The meeting also discussed other issues relating to biogas applicability in remote areas to address the energy crisis.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said that Pakistan had 57m large animals (cows and buffalos) and their dung could be used for producing energy at community level and even on a larger scale. He said that energy crisis could be reduced to a great extent if alternative energy sources were used properly and effectively. Arshad Jatt lauded the leading role of UVAS in supporting government initiatives, especially its collaboration with the Punjab government, in initiating the biogas project for tackling the energy crisis. He said the govt was committed to ending energy crisis and mitigating people's problems caused by loadshedding. The news

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