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Kohat varsity increases semester fee
Kohat, June 19: The University of Science and Technology, Kohat, has increased the semester fee by Rs4,000, prompting the students to announce a protest sit-in outside the governor house on Thursday.

Moreover, the university administration asked the students, who had boycotted papers of the last semester to deposit Rs10,000 for each subject.

However, the students have strongly opposed the increase in fee, saying most of them belong to poor families and therefore, cannot afford to pay high fee.

Recently, the university introduced a fifth semester for the students who got lower grades in the regular four semesters. It fixed Rs7,000 for each paper in the new semester, provoking the students to boycott examinations. Dawn

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Strike of Malakand varsity teachers enters fifth day
Chakdarra: The strike of foreign qualified PhD teachers at the University of Malakand continued for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, where the faculty members boycotted the classes.

All the foreign qualified PhD teachers have been on strike since last Friday after accusing the university administration of backtracking from a commitment to accept their genuine demands.

The foreign qualified scholars had gone on strike two weeks ago and boycotted the classes after the university administration refused to accept their demands.

They held a press conference at the Chakdarra Press Club and asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah and higher education minister to take note of the issue.The protesting teachers said that both the University of Malakand (UOM) and Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) have same statutes.

The said KUST has approved study leave with pay for their PhD faculty members and recently University of Hazara followed the same precedent.The PhD teachers who have their degrees from UK, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, and New Zealand complained they have been forced by the administration to leave the university.

Earlier, they had called up their strike when the Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Johar promised to resolve the issue.However, all the foreign PhD teachers announced strike until the acceptance of their demands after they felt that their grievances had not been addressed. The PhD faculty members are of the opinion that the university administration has received their salaries from HEC. The news

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AIOU schedules FSc practical exams from July 2
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has scheduled the practical examinations of FSc Programmes for the Semester Autumn, 2012 to be started from July 2.

This was announced by AIOU Exams Controller Dr Hamid Khan Niazi. He said the FSc practical exams would be held at Exam Centre No 145 (Govt College of Science, Wahdat Road, Lahore), Exam Centre No199 (Govt Islamia College, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad) and Exam Centre No185 (Block No 4, AIOU Lab, Islamabad) from July 2 and would be continued till July 16. The exams controller said that the roll number slips are being issued to the eligible candidates.

AIOU reschedules its exams: The AIOU has rescheduled the final exams for the Semester Autumn, 2012 on June 27, 28 and July 4, 5 at Centre No 64 (Govt Degree College, Hangu). online

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UET organises mechanical engineering project exhibition
Peshawar: The University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar, organised an exhibition in which 37 projects of mechanical engineering were showcased highlighting the work of students of final semester on Tuesday.

Inaugurating the exhibition, UET Vice-chancellor Imtiaz Hussain Gilani said that it was a very important experience for the engineering students where they interacted with industry and show them the importance of their projects. He said such exhibitions provided a platform for academic-industry linkages. Students created projects mostly related to design and fabrication of industrial level projects having practical uses at local level.

A panel of judges from Pakistan Tobacco Company Malik Usman, team leader and SMEDA provincial chief Javed Khattak evaluated the projects based on their presentation and efficiency, said a press release.

Out of 37 projects, the best projects included: gasoline internal combustion engine selection, modification, calibration and installation in smart car, design, analysis and fabrication of fuel efficient vehicle, design and fabrication of small-scale bio-ethanol extraction plant and studying the performance of gasoline engine using bio-ethanol blend, natural gas operated split air conditioner, design and fabrication of underground vegetables harvesting machine, to study the performance of diesel engine using blend of bio-diesel, to utilise the energy of hot flue gases of a diesel engine to operate (LiBr) chillers, design and fabrication of energy efficient car (electric)-A, design and fabrication of energy efficient car (electric)-B, design and fabrication of coins sorting and counting machine. The winners received the best project awards and cash prizes.

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PhD awarded at PU
Lahore: University of the Punjab has awarded a PhD degree in English literature to Shahid Imtiaz, associate professor of English.

Literacy circles of Lahore have hailed it as much needed treatise in history and creative writings published in the city in ages.

Mr. Shahid Imtiaz is presently working as Head of English Department, Islamia College Railway Road, Lahore. The news

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