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BCom exams
Lahore, Oct 14: Punjab University Examination Department has notified that BCom Part-I and II 2nd Annual Examinations 2014 shall commence from 20-11-14 and 22-11-14 respectively.

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BA/BSc exam schedule
Lahore: Punjab University BA/BSc supplementary examination 2014 will commence from October 16.

The PU spokesperson said roll number slips have been dispatched to all candidates on their addresses, adding if any candidate has not received slip, he/she could receive the duplicate slip from BA/BSc Hall, Exams Department New Campus. The spokesperson said such candidates must come with a copy of his/her CNIC.

Meanwhile, the PU examination department has issued written date-sheet for the BS (4-year Programme) Second Semester Examination 2014. The details are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

controller: Director of Punjab University's Centre for Coal Technology (CCT) Dr Shahid Munir has been posted as new Controller of Examinations of the varsity.

According to the PU sources, Dr Liaqat Ali who was earlier serving as the controller of the exams has been posted as Registrar on temporary basis.

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BS Home Economics result
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the result of BS in Home Economics Part-I and Part-II (2nd Year) Annual Examination 2014. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday. The news

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ICS students display advertising projects
Lahore: Students of MSc Development Journalism at the Punjab University's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) displayed their advertising projects at an exhibition at the institute on Monday.

Some 60 students worked on different advertising ideas and displayed them in form of 3-D charts and posters, showing how an effective and innovative advertising campaign can attract customers.

Lecturer Shaista Khawar, ICS Director Nosheena Saleem, Assistant Professors Shabbir Sarwar, Fahad Mahmood, Seemba Far Bokhari and others visited the exhibition and appreciated the work produced by students.

"These projects helped us in understanding how one can design an advertisement for a product and how catchy slogans can attract the audience.

From conception of ideas to their execution and sloganeering, we designed everything ourselves which really helped us understand advertising," said a student named Sabahiya Nazir.

Most of the students had worked on advertisement campaigns for beverages and fast food products. "I worked on idea of health diet and conveyed that juice is one of the healthiest diets," said another student, Iqra Butt.

"The organisation of this exhibition not only equipped us with practical skills but we also learnt how the ideas can be pitched and displayed before others.

I think students should do such products in university and professionals should also be invited to such exhibitions so that a linkage between academic institutions and the industry could be established.

This way, many students can get to know what areas they need to work on and the industry can get fresh talent," said Jawad Abbasi, class representative and one of the organisers of the event.

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UVAS convocation

UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired a meeting of subcommittees of the convocation on Saturday and reviewed the preparation for the convocation.

The conveners of subcommittees briefed the meeting on the working of their respective committees.

Chancellor/Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar will preside over the convocation. Rehearsal for the convocation will be held on November 26.

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Punjab University turns 133
Lahore: The Punjab University on Sunday turned 133 years and its 43rd VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran resolved to improve the varsity ranking through depoliticisation of the campuses and promotion of research culture.

James Broadwood Lyall was the first VC and Lyallpur was named after him, which has now further been named Faisalabad after Saudi King Faisal.

Prof Mujahid Kamran highlighted efforts to ensure an ideal political environment for the students, asserting, any pressure group, or student organisation even from teachers and employees would not be allowed to violate discipline of the institution as well as the future of more than 39,000 students.

He said that no organisation has legal status to organise its activities or interfere into matters related to the administration, adding that pressure tactics of any political group or illegal organization would not influence the varsity.

The VC said that external political elements were backing some teachers and a student organisation for their vested interests. The VC said that he took revolutionary steps for Faculty Development Programme and improved the efficiency of teachers through their capacity building and research. He said the university produced more than 120 PhDs every year during his 2nd three-year term and 1980 PhDs had so far been produced.

He criticised the role of some senior teachers for backing a student organisation to pressurise the administration for their vested interests and to prove their loyalty to a religious political party which had inducted them in the 70s in violation of merit.

"We have the potential to produce more PhDs and the task will be achieved through hard work, dedication, depoliticisation and continuation of policies," he observed.

Referring to communication with more than 39,000 university students, he said that an email system had been designed where the students send their mails and necessary action was being taken on their applications.

Kamran said the university also improved linkages with foreign universities and various agreements had been signed for students exchange, foreign language courses and visits to benefit from the experience of each other.

The VC said that he not only reorganised the human resources department at the university but also regularized more than 2,300 people and also promoted almost 100 percent employees.

He was of the view that with the support of the government, teachers and students, the university could be included among top 200 universities of the world.

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PU high-level committee to monitor admissions
Lahore: A high level committee of the Punjab University, headed by Dean Prof Dr. Liaqat Ali, will monitor the overall process of admission to various graduate and postgraduate courses.

Varsity sources told APP here Sunday that Vice Chancellor Dr. Mujahid Kamran has re-constituted the admission committee comprising all deans, heads of the teaching departments and principals of the constituents colleges and institutes. All members of the committee will conduct suprise visits to different teaching departments and check on the spot the process of admission and make sure that all admissions were made strictly on merit and in accordance with admission of policy. Any of the candidate facing difficulty in getting admission on merit can see any member of the committee or bring in writing into their notice for prompt action. In case of violation if established, Chairman of the concerned teaching department will be placed under suspension besides initiating disciplinary proceedings, he added. Daily times

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PU results
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has announced the results of BSc Nursing 2nd Year (4-Year Programme) Annual Examination 2014, BS in Home Economics Part-II (4th Year) Annual Examination 2014, and BS in Home Economics Part-I (1st Year) Annual Examination 2014. Meanwhile, PU Examination Department has also notified that the last date for receipt of admission form and fee for the fourth semester examination 2014 of BS 4-Year Programme will be October 15, 2014.

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PU boardapproves 11 PhD synopses
Lahore: A meeting of Punjab University Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held on Monday which approved 11 PhD synopses, eight evaluation reports and 12 panels of examiners.

The meeting, chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, also approved five extension cases and four miscellaneous cases.

Prof Dr Muhammad Taqi Zahid Butt, Prof Dr Mobashar Ahmad Butt, Prof Dr Shazia Naureen Qureshi, Prof Dr M Zakria Zakar, Prof Dr Massarrat Abid, Prof Dr Shahid Kamal, Prof Dr Ismatt ullah Zahid, Prof Dr Tahira Basharat, Prof Dr Hassan Mobin Alam, Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhtar, Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Chairperson DPCC Prof Dr Kanwal Amin and Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Amin Athar attended the meeting.

Tevta chief: Renowned businessman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh assumed the charge of the 14th Chairperson of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) on Monday.

According to a press release, prior to join this department, he has been working on numerous platforms of corporate sector. Irfran Qaiser Sheikh has been former President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) during 2011-12. He has also been Chairman PIAF (Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front), the largest representative body of trade and industry in Pakistan, for a period of two years from 2008 to 2010.

The Chairperson TEVTA belongs to a reputed business family. He is a Director of M/s Qaiser LG Petrochemical (Pvt) Ltd, M/s Qaiser Brothers (Pvt) Ltd. and M/s Qaiser Marketing (Pvt) Ltd.

He has graduated (BBA) in Business and Finance from New Hampshire University, USA, with a distinction. He was also elected as Member of Executive Committee for LCCI for 2003-2006.

He has served as head of a number of Standing Committees at the LCCI including Customs tariffs and Valuation and media.

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LLB exams
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examination Department has notified that LLB Part-I, II and III supplementary examinations 2014 shall commence from 18, 19 and 20 November 2014, respectively.

Meanwhile, PU Examinations Department has also declared the results of MSc Information Technology First and Second Year 2nd Annual Examination 2013 and BSc in Home Economics Final Year Annual Examination 2014.

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LLB result announced
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examination Department has announced the result of LLB, Part-III, Annual Examination 2014, according to which the pass percentage is 60.48 percent.

Detailed results are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

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BCom Part-1 results
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examination Department has announced the result of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Part-I Annual Examinations 2014, according to which pass percentage stood at 35.54 percent. About 45,739 candidates, including 27,262 boys and 18,477 girls, appeared in the BCom, Part-1 exam.

The pass percentage among the girls was higher as compared to 7650 boys, while 8604 girls passed the examination. The boys' pass percentage stood at 28.06 percent while that of girls at 46.57 percent.

PhDs: Punjab University (PU) has awarded the PhD degrees to four scholars.

Muhammad Zafar s/o Aman Ullah has been awarded a PhD degree in the subject of Zoology, Rizwan Yousaf s/o Muhammad Yousaf in the subject of Molecular Biology, Maliha Shamim d/o Muhammad Shamim in the subject of South Asian Studies and Asif Hamid s/o Muhammad Hamid in the subject of Urdu.

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MCom result
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MCom (3 1/2 Years Programme) Part-II, (Second Year) 2nd Annual Examination 2013. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday. The news

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Firing at PU teacher's house
Lahore: The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) has strongly condemned the incident of firing on the house of Zoology Department Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akhter, who happens to be the chairman of Hall Council also.

The association demanded immediate arrest of culprits involved in the incident.

Talking to the press outside his residence, Dr Akhter said that as described by the security guard, four unidentified men came on two Honda 125 motorcycles at around 11:45pm on Friday night and shot at his house. He said that one of the bullets pierced into the gate but that his family members remained safe as they were inside the rooms at that time.

He said that empty shells of bullets have been handed over to the police. Later, some police high-ups visited the scene and assured action against the culprits. Daily times

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PU starts Punjabi bulletin
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) FM 104.6 has started the Punjabi language news bulletin besides increasing its transmission time by one hour.

Now the listeners of PU FM 104.6-the Voice of Campus-will enjoy l their favourite programmes from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The Punjabi news bulletin will help promote Punjabi language and culture among the students of the university and its other listeners.

According to a press release on Friday, PU FM 104.6 has taken the initiative to expand the news bulletin which was only in Urdu previously and included a Punjabi and an English news bulletin that would start next week.

The revamped programming aims to bring innovation to PU FM 104.6 as well as to give students an opportunity to enhance their skills by learning practical journalism skills at the radio channel. The increased transmission time will give more students a chance to learn hands-on broadcast of journalism skills, while improving their language proficiency and speaking power.

The PU FM 104.6-also known as the 'Voice of the Campus'-teaches students the basics of journalism by allowing them to present their ideas creatively in the supervision of professionals. For this purpose, different types of programmes are produced at 104.6, ranging from dramas to news and radio documentaries to live programmes.

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Court orders case against PU VC, others for torture
Lahore: Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Ajmal Khan on Friday issued orders to register an FIR against Punjab University's Vice Chancellor Mujahid Kamran, Registrar Amin Ather and Resident Officer Ihsan Sharif on the charge of torturing and fracturing the arm of a student affiliated with Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT).

As per case details, Punjab University's student Salman Saeed filed a petition in the said court alleging that on September 11, the university guards Tayyab and Shahbaz under the patronage of PU Vice Chancellor Mujahid Kamran, Registrar Amin Ather and Resident Officer Ihsan Sharif badly thrashed him and other students, including Usama Naseer, Abdul Malik, Taimoor and Behraam.

He said that PU teachers abused their own students and slapped them. During the brutal torture of the university officials one of his arms got fractured, he added.

He said that he had contacted the SHO concerned and an application was submitted before the SHO for registration of a case against said persons but the SHO refused to entertain him due to the influence of PU administration. He implored the court to direct the SHO to register a case against said accused.

The court after hearing the arguments of the student directed the SHO Muslim Town to record the statement of petitioner.

However, on the contrary, a press release issued by Punjab University stated that the PU administration would not tolerate lawlessness at the campus and would ensure peaceful environment.

He said the court orders sent by IJT also did not mention registration of FIR against PU officials, however, PU administration had not received any such orders and would decide further course of action after receiving certified copies of these orders.

As per incident details, on September 11, a scuffle between IJT activists and Punjab University (PU) administration had occurred which resulted in injuries to some teachers and students.

The fight started after IJT activists without permission from the PU administration set up an admission stall outside the Faisal Auditorium near the Institute of Education & Research (IER) at New Campus.

It was alleged by varsity officials that the IJT activists tortured some teachers and security staff at a time when a dialogue between PU administration and IJT was underway over the stall.

It was stated in PU official statement that some activists of Jamiat had started setting up a stall along with admission stall of PU administration outside the Faisal Auditorium and used highly abusive language against teachers.

Meanwhile, IJT activists attacked teachers and security guards on the spot with hockey and rods and pelted stones on them.

The IJT was of the view that university administration tortured them brutally and fractured arm of one IJT activist Salman Saeed and injured others, including Usama Naseer, Abdul Malik, Taimoor and Behraam.

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PhD awarded
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to the scholar Ziaullah s/o Muhammad Anwar in the subject of Biochemistry after approval of his thesis entitled 'Bioconversion of Lingnocellulosic Biomass of Wheat Straw and Fermentation to Bioethanol.'

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Prof Dr Muhammad Amin Ather, former Director Institute of Bio-Chemistry and Biotechnology supervised his work. The news

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