PU supple exams from 24th
Lahore, Oct 15: Punjab University (PU) BA/BSc supplementary examinations 2013 will commence from October 24, 2013.
PU spokesperson said roll number slips had been dispatched to all candidates on their addresses, adding if any candidate had not received the slip, he/she could receive the duplicate slip after Eid-ul-Azha holidays from October 19 from BA/BSc Hall, Exam Department, New Campus. He added the candidates must come with a copy of the CNIC.
PU Examination Department has also issued the written and practical date sheets for the BS Applied Geology 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Examination 2013 and revised written date sheet for the 1st Year BBA (Hons), Annual Examination 2013.
Meanwhile, PU Examination Department has announced the results of MPhil Commerce (semester system) session 2011-2013 and B.Com (IT) two-year (semester system) session 2011-2013. Details are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.Your Comments
Students protest against PU exam schedule
Lahore: Dozens of medical students (male and female) of Sheikh Zayed Medical College and Fatima Jinnah Medical College on Monday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Governor's House against the administration of the Punjab University over schedule of the examination.
Students demanded the PU administration change their examination schedule according to which their exams would commence from October 22, a few days after Eid-ul-Azha.
The protesting students claimed that the PU administration had earlier hinted at the commencement of this examination from the first of November but suddenly they had changed the schedule and fixed October 22 for the exams. "As many students belong to various districts of the Punjab and they would go for Eid to their native places, it would be difficult for them to prepare for the exam," they said, calling for change in the exams schedule.
PU Syndicate seeks govt help to evict non-students
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Syndicate on Saturday demanded the government help the varsity in flushing out non-student elements particularly those linked with Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) from the university and taking action against teachers supporting such elements.
It is further learnt the PU Syndicate also decided to call varsity's Law College lecturer Khujista Rehan for personal hearing in the next meeting. She has filed a complaint of alleged harassment against PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran to the Punjab ombudsperson which was pending adjudication.
The syndicate was briefed on the recent arrest of an al-Qaeda affiliate from the hostel number 1.
According to sources, it was informed that some lists found from the room of an IJT activist, from where the alleged terrorist was nabbed, contained names of some varsity teachers who had allegedly supported Jamiat financially.
Sources further said the syndicate members expressed annoyance over Punjab ombudsperson's recent order in which, reportedly, the ombudsperson restrained the vice-chancellor from taking any punitive action personally or "manipulating" any proceedings against Ms Rehan at any forum, including syndicate.
The syndicate members observed the ombudsperson had in fact challenged the credibility of the members of the syndicate.
A number of syndicate members also claimed that the copies of the ombudsperson's order were also delivered at their residential addresses observing it was tantamount to influencing the members.
Sources said the PU VC left the meeting when the agenda item related to Ms Rehan was taken up and Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi then presided over the meeting.
The 1701st syndicate meeting also resolved almost 13 years long case related to retirement of former controller of examination Chaudhry Yaqoob.
It is learnt that two members of the syndicate, Allama Raghib Naeemi and Shumaila Gull, were also nominated for the Punjab University Hall Council in the meeting.
It is learnt that the syndicate also gave approval to some anticipatory orders of the vice-chancellor related to appointments of some chairmen and creation and abolition of some posts.
Arab held from PU planned Danish Embassy attack
Lahore: The Arab fighter, who was arrested from Punjab University last month, has revealed he was the mastermind of suicide attack on the Danish Embassy in Islamabad.
Sources said the Arab fighter, during interrogation, disclosed that he was involved in the attack on the Denmark Embassy in Islamabad in which five people were killed and several others injured.
An Arab organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources said that on the basis of information gathered from the fighter, 17 others suspects have been arrested and the network of this group has been busted.
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has issued written date-sheets different exams.
The written date sheets have issued for the LLB Part-I, II and III supplementary examination 2013, Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) Part-I, 2nd annual examination 2013 and BS (four-year programme) second semester examination 2013.
Meanwhile, PU has notified that the written examination of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) 2nd Professional Annual Examination 2013 Paper 5 "Pakistan Studies and Islamiyat" has been re-scheduled and it will now be held on October 22, 2013 instead of Oct 19.
It is learnt these exams have been rescheduled in the wake of Eid holidays.
The details are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
PhDs: Punjab University has awarded four PhDs to the scholars in different subjects.
According to a press release, Naheed Atta, d/o Ch Atta Ullah Shaheen, has been awarded a PhD in Applied Psychology after approval of her thesis "Understanding Organizational Politics-an Integrated Model of Transformational Leadership Effectiveness", Salma Mumtaz d/o Muhammad Sharif Randhawa in the subject of Home Economics after approval of her thesis "Role of Dietary Female Practices in On-Set of Type-II Diabetes and Its Management Amongst Female Population", Nyla Anjum, d/o Ghulam Jalani, in Special Education after approval of her thesis "Development and Implementation of a Functional Literacy Skills Programmes for Children with Mental Retardation" and Latif Ahmad, s/o Muhammad Sadiq, in the subject of Special Education after approval of his thesis "Attitude of Teachers, Administrators and Policy Maker towards Inclusive Education."
ISO: The Imamia Student Organisation (ISO) office-bearers have condemned the blasts of Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore, saying enemy forces wanted to weaken the motherland by such coward acts of terrorism. In a press statement issued Thursday, the ISO office bearers, including its President Ather Imran Tahir, have said a comprehensive strategy was need of the hour to tackle the menace of terrorism.
PU examination schedule
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has issued schedule for admission fee and forms for the BS Applied Geology first, second and third professional annual examination 2013.
The last date for the receipt of admission forms and fee will be October 14, 2013 and the commencement dates of BS Applied Geology first, second and third professional annual examination 2013 are October 28, 29 and 30, respectively. The detailed schedule is available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
GCU produces 100th PhD in math
Lahore: Government College University's Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS) Saturday produced 100th doctor of philosophy (PhD) in mathematics, when its student, Haniya Azam, successfully defended her doctorate thesis titled "Chomology Algebra of the Configuration Spaces of Riemann Surfaces" in an open defence chaired by eminent German mathematician Prof Eudor Zam Firesco.
According to a press release, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman was the chief guest at the GCU doctoral school, while ASSMS Director General Prof Dr AD Raza Ch, Romanian mathematician Prof Barbu Berceanu, the supervisor of Haniya Azam, internal examiner Prof Gerhard Piestar, external examiner Dr Abdul Rauf Nizami and a large number of foreign mathematicians and PhD students were also present.
In his presidential address, the GCU vice-chancellor (VC) requested the federal government and Higher Education Commission (HEC) to continue with the foreign faculty programme, terming it highly crucial for doctoral schools like ASSMS where most eminent mathematicians of the world had taught over the last many years. He said that GCU ASSMS had been declared the emerging centre of excellence by the European Mathematical Society and the research of its students had been acknowledged worldwide.
He also announced cash awards for the best three researchers of GCU ASSMS every year, besides granting them projects from the university's research budget. He said that GCU had slashed its PhD fee by 50 percent to facilitate researchers and started giving Rs 15,000 honorarium every month to its faculty members who enrolled for PhD programme at GCU and cash award Rs 100,000 to supervisors on each PhD.
The VC also quoted European Mathematical Society members saying that "the GCU Abdus Salam School has indeed put mathematics on the map of Pakistan and the Pakistani mathematics on the map of the world."
Prof AD Raza Ch claimed that all universities in Pakistan had altogether not produced 100 PhDs in mathematics in the last six years, while GCU ASSMS had done it alone. He said the Abdus Salam also held the distinction of producing youngest doctor of philosophy in mathematics in the world, who was just 23 when he faced the open defence of his PhD thesis. He said all PhDs from GCU ASSMS were now working for top-ranking research institutes and universities in Pakistan and aboard.
Commenting on the research work of Haniya Azam, foreign referee Prof Loisu Funar said this work was more than sufficient for PhD degree in any university of the world as Haniya had made very serious contributions to the algebraic topology of configuration spaces subject where the international contribution was quite hard. Later, the VC gave away a certificate of successful public defence of her PhD thesis to Dr Haniya Azam.
Lahore: Punjab Teachers Union and Joint Action Committee Usataza Punjab held a joint meeting on Sunday to discuss issues faced by the teacher community and the issue of establishment of proposed district educational authorities in the province.
According to a press release, they also discussed protest rallies in different districts of Punjab starting from Sheikhupura from today. They decided to hold a protest rally and march from Nasser Bagh to Chief Minister's Secretariat on October 28.
They vowed to continue their protest until their demands were met, including revision of pay scale. The news