PMAS-AAUR ranked 152nd in the world
Rawalpindi, Oct 15: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University celebrated the World Ranking Position here on Tuesday at the university premises.
The chief guest on the occasion was Minister of State for Education, Training & Standards Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman. He applauded the efforts of the university and students. He appreciated the academician, scientists, think tanks and policy makers and especially the budding future laureates, who assembled to celebrate the magnificent celebrative festivity of Pir Mehr Ali Shah University upon its standing at 152nd position in agriculture and forest universities of the world.
He thanked PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad for inviting him to share views on such an important day of the University's history.
PMAS-AAUR VC welcomed the minister of state, whereas guest of honour Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Dr. Jong Hwan Song, HEC Executive Director Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Dr. Ex-Vice Chancellor of AAUR Khalid Mahmood Khan and Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan were also present on the occasion.
PMAS-AAUR vice chancellor stated that education is the key to a better, safer and more peaceful future for Pakistan; therefore, it is heartening to see its advancement. "It is good to see the Government of Pakistan education priority in the national development plan, and I must appreciate the Government of Punjab for the significant increase in the education budget this year.
I would like to congratulate the management, the faculty and the students of the PMAS-AAUR on being ranked 152nd in the world's top Agricultural and Forestry universities," he said.
Korean ambassador said that the Republic of Korea fully supports Pakistan, and Punjab's aim of improving education. Through our official aid agency, KOICA, Korea is establishing a Capacity Building Centre for Agriculture and Livestock Technology in the Arid Agriculture University. This will bring great benefit to rural areas and improve the lives of farmers.
Book fair held at SZABIST
Islamabad: A one day bookfair organised by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Islamabad campus here on Saturday uncovered interesting trends relative to book reading among young generation, students seem very much interested in reading, its only the technological revolution that has apparently distance them from books.
Almost all major book sellers of Islamabad held their stalls at the fair which was aimed to promote the habit of book reading among youngsters.
At the end of the fair it turned out that students were not interested to buy any material which is easily available on the internet .Book sellers were of the view that since goggle has become a gateway to the world of knowledge people specially the youth does not seem interested to purchase books.
The fair offered books on science, philosophy, medicine, history, culture, religion, literature and world politics. Yet the stall holders could not sell as much material as they expected. But what is interesting is that students were deeply interested in buying Urdu literature featuring books by celebrated writers including Qudrat Ullah Shahab, Saddat Hassan Manto, Bano Qudseya, Amjad Islam Amjad, Atta ul Haq Qasmi, Ashfaq Ahmed, Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi and Mumtaz Mufti .
Book sellers said that the reason why students are more interested to buy Urdu literature than anything else is that this material is not easily available on internet.
A representative of renowned book bank said "It would not be correct to conclude that students are not interested to read or the habit of book reading is dying it is just that internet has emerged as the easiest and quickest tool to seek knowledge".
Convocation of undergraduate programme held at EME College
Rawalpindi: NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) held its 19th convocation of the undergraduate programme on Friday, says a press release.
Lieutenant General Haroon Aslam, chief of Logistics Staff was the chief guest on this occasion.
The 316 degrees were awarded to the undergraduate students, graduates of Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Mechatronics engineering. Graduates were also awarded medals for their outstanding performances.
Addressing on the occasion, the chief guest congratulated the graduating students and lauded the College of EME for providing exceptional engineering skills to the graduated engineers in the discipline of electrical, mechanical, computer and mechatronics engineering that will enable them to lead a professionally satisfying life. He also appreciated the college for its focus on key areas of engineering in terms of imparting technical knowledge with emphasis on research and development both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
In his address NUST Rector Engineer Mohammad Asghar appreciated the efforts of the College of E&ME for providing the most conducive academic environment, state of the art labs and highly qualified faculty for its postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Sana Mazahir of Electrical, Usama Tariq of Computer, Muneeb Ahmed of Mechanical and Muhammad Nabeel of Mechatronics Engineering were awarded Prime Minister's Gold Medal for their best performance in academics.
Sana Mazahir of Electrical and Usama Tariq of Computer were given the President's Gold Medal for being the overall best students of the year.
While Muhammad Kamran Ayub of Electrical Engineering was conferred upon the Chief of Army Staff Gold Medal for Best Technical Cadet of the year.
Students were also awarded gold medals for their projects. Muhammad Afnan of Electrical Engineering, Usama Tariq of Computer Engineering, Nabeel Wahab of Mechanical Engineering and Taimur Ahmad of Mechatronics Engineering Clinched Rector's Gold medal for best projects in their respective disciplines. The impressive convocation ceremony was attended by parents and relatives of the students. The news
AIOU to hold MS, MPhil, PhD exams from Oct 21
ISLAMABAD: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would hold final exams for MS, MPhil and PhD Programmes for the Spring 2013 from October 21 (Monday) across the country.
AIOU Examinations Controller Dr Hamid Khan Niazi said roll number slips were being dispatched to all enrolled students at their given addresses by post.
He said those students who did not receive their roll number slips until October 14 should contact the university's nearest regional office or Deputy Controller Abid Hussain Satti at phone number 051-9250051 and 9057648.
For duplicate roll number slips, the students were required to bring two passport-sized photographs attested by a gazetted officer to the regional office or the main campus, he added.
Dr Niazi said roll numbers along with the date sheet were placed on the AIOU's website www.aiou.edu.pk for the convenience of students. app
Seminar on Chevening scholarship
Rawalpindi: To raise awareness about the British Chevening Scholarship Programme, seminar was arranged within the university premises. Faculty members, Students from different departments and alumni attended the seminar.
Guest speaker Ms. Shahla Qayyum, Deputy Head of Chevening, gave brief introduction of the Chevening scholarships programme and said that it's a mid career global scholarship programme which enables students to study in the United Kingdom. She highlighted the history, objectives and benefits of the programme. We are celebrating 30th anniversary of the Chevening Scholarships this year. The programme has produced over 42,000 scholars globally which also includes 1,200 Pakistani nationals from various disciplines, including the business and trade industry. During her talk session she encouraged students to apply for it and informed them that applications for the academic year 2014-15 opened on September 01, 2013 and closing date is November 15, 2013.
Speaking on the occasion Jonathan Williams, Press Attaché and Head of Chevening Pakistan said that Chevening scholarships offer the potential future leaders of Pakistan, an opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification in the UK. Students in the UK benefit not only from our world class universities but also from our dynamic, vibrant and multicultural society. Our universities benefit from having top professionals study with them. He briefed the students that Chevening scholarships are aimed at high quality candidates who are likely to assume leadership roles in their future careers. There is no age limits, but candidates who have already demonstrated leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Chevening scholars also shared their respective experience of studying in the UK with potential Chevening applicants. After the question answer session, Dr. Humaira Ahmed, Registrar FJWU gave vote of thanks to the distinguished guests and presented the university souvenir to the guest speaker as a token of appreciation. She also thanked the British High Commission for arranging this marvellous seminar which will be very beneficial for the students in their future. The news
Gold medal for ICU student
Peshawar: Mohammad Zainul Abidin, a student of the department of mathematics of Islamia College University Peshawar, has been awarded gold medal for his outstanding performance, says a press release issue here on Tuesday.
Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dr Rasool Jan, awarded him the gold medal for his first position in BS(Hons) for the session 2008 to 2012 at the first historical convocation held here recently.
Mohammad Zainul Abidin said that it was due to the well wishes of his parents and his hard work that made him earn this distinction. Dawn