PU MA exams
Lahore, June 21: The Punjab University examinations department has notified that MA and MSc Part-I annual examinations for 2013 will begin on July 16. Dawn
LCWU closed for vacation
Lahore: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) was closed for summer vacation till 30th of August 2013.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, however, all deans, directors, HoDs and staff members of teaching and non-teaching departments will remain on duty during the vacation. According to a notification, examinations will be held as per schedule and all students are to take their exams irrespective of summer vacation.
Research students of BS/ MS/ PhD have been directed to contact their supervisors for their own schedule of classes/research meetings and assessments. All the examinations will be held according to their schedule. The news
HEC submits list of 13 MNAs having suspicious degrees
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday submitted to the Supreme Court a list of 13 newly-elected National Assembly members whose educational degrees are suspicious.
The three-member bench of the court was hearing different identical petitions filed against parliamentarians having fake degrees. According to details, the MNAs whose degrees are suspected to be fake or unverified are: Samina Khawar Hayat, Mian Shafi, Mir Badshah Qaiserani, Mian Nadir Magsi, Liaquat Hussain Bhatti, Shaukat Aziz Bhatti, Dewan Ashiq Hussain, Khawaja Islam, Zeb Jafar, Maulvi Agha Muhammad, Maiza Hameed, Iftikhar Hussain Gilani and Bilal Rehman. The court directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit a report about the fake degree holders with comments. While hearing the fake degree case of former MNA Liaqat Hussain Bhatti the court directed the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore and Sindh Technical Education Board to produce record before HEC. An HEC official told the court that 18 degree verification cases of parliamentarians were in process. Daily times
PU BS-CS result
Lahore: PU Examinations Department has announced result of BS in Computer Science, First Year, 2nd Annual 2011, and 1st Annual 2012. Detailed results are also available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news
PU teachers gear up for protest over professor's reinstatement
Lahore: Teachers at Punjab University (PU) have expressed serious concerns over the reinstatement of Professor Iftikhar Baloch who had been charged with sexually harassing female students. Teaching staff at the PU has threatened to protest unless the Punjab governor reviews his decision of reinstating Professor Baloch.
Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) has expressed its grief and anger over the reinstatement of Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch by DG Katchi Abbadis Khaqan Babar while setting aside the decision of PU syndicate and has termed the move a violation of the 18th amendment.
In a unanimous resolution, the teachers demanded the Punjab chief minister to review this constitutional violation.
Punjab Governor Makhdoom Syed Ahmad reinstated Prof Iftikhar Baloch on June 11. Dr Baloch was dismissed under PEEDA Act on the recommendations of an inquiry committee and a special commission headed by Deputy Inspector General Punjab Police. The commission also revealed that the Dr. Iftikhar Baloch had also committed another unethical act in 1974, questioning why his services were not terminated back then.
The teachers pointed out that the decision of reinstatement of the blue-eyed ex-professor, found guilty of sexual harassment, was not only a violation of 18th amendment but also against the decision of the Supreme Court and PEEDA Act. Female teachers of Punjab University also expressed their anger and reservations in the general body meeting.
An office bearer of PUASA said Punjab governor is not a competent authority for this decision, since the accused was dismissed by PU Syndicate and only the Syndicate could restore him. He said these types of decisions would be criticised and resisted by any authority.
A female teacher at PU on condition of anonymity told Daily Times that female teachers were expecting strict action from government against Baloch.
"But the decision shows that political people always prefer their whims and benefits over the safety, peace and respect of masses," she added.
She said that after his dismissal, female teachers were considering themselves more secure at the university but now not only female faculty members are unsafe, but their parents, husbands and other relatives are also pressurising them to leave the Punjab University.
"I fear fewer female students would join the Punjab University if Iftikhar Baloch rejoins this university," she said.
"We are in contact with female teachers of other universities, women rights organisations and lawyers for a strong protest campaign against reinstatement and by this we would be able to create pressure on government authorities," she added. Daily times
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore awarded PhD degrees to scholars in various disciplines.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, degrees were awarded to Dr. Muhammad Mudasser Nazir s/o Nazir Ahmed, Regd. # 2005-VA-226, who got his PhD degree in discipline of Parasitology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Azhar Maqbool.
The title of his thesis was "Seroepidemiology, Zoonotic potential and chemotherapy of neosporosis in dogs and cattle". Dr Maqsood Akhtar s/o Zafar Iqbal, Regd # 2008-VA-696, got his PhD degree in the discipline of Animal Breeding and Genetics under the supervision of Prof Dr Khalid Javed. The title of his thesis was "Phenotypic and Genetic Aspects of some performance traits of Buchi sheep in Pakistan". The news
AIOU's post-graduate admissions continue
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) admissions for MS/MPhil and PhD programmes for the Semester Autumn, 2013 continued around the country simultaneously. A news release issued on Friday said the prospectus and admission forms have been placed on the university's website and the last date for submission of admission form is July 12. The admissions of PhD Programmes (On MS/M.Phil Basis) are offered in Islamic studies (general), Islamic studies (Quran and Tasfeer), chemistry (offered in Islamabad only), Iqbal studies, Pakistani languages & literature (with specialisation in Pushto/Balochi/Brahul/Sindhi/Saraiki/Punjabi) and urdu while the admissions of MPhil Programmes are being offered in Islamic studies (general), Islamic studies (Quran and Tafseer), arabic, chemistry (offered in Islamabad only), Iqbal studies and mass communication. The admissions of MS are being offered in community health and nutrition. The eligibility for PhD admissions is MPhil 1st Division /3 GPA in the relevant subject and must have passed NTS GAT (subject) test with at least 60 percent marks while MSc with 2nd Division and must have passed NTS GAT (general) test with 50 percent marks is eligibility for admissions in MS and MPhil programmes. NTS GAT (general/subject) results are valid for two years. The students who have passed the said test within this period and did not get admission can also apply. NTS will conduct a special test on June 23 for those who have not yet passed the test.
Exams rescheduled: 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). The exams controller said these exams were earlier scheduled to be held on June 4 to June 7 but were postponed due to imposition of curfew and other deteriorating law and order situations in the area, said a press release on Thursday. He said the examination centre and timing will remain unchanged. Meanwhile, he added the roll number slips will not be issued again in this regard but the slips that have already dispatched to the students will be used. app