PU schedule for BA/BSc exam
Lahore, Sep 21: PU Examinations Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission forms for BA/BSc Annual Examination 2014. A press release on Wednesday, for regular candidates, last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 10-10-2013 (by post) and 24-10-2013 (by hand) while forms can be submitted with double fee till 21-10-2013 (by post) and 07-11-2013 (by hand).
For private candidates, last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 30-10-2013 (by post) and 07-11-2013 (by hand) while forms can be submitted with double fee till 08-11-2013 (by post) and 19-11-2013 (by hand). The date of commencement of BA/BSc Annual Examination 2014 will be announced later. Details are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
awards 5 PhDs: The Punjab University awarded 5 PhDs here on Wednesday. According to a press release on Wednesday, the scholars who were awarded PhDs included Abdul Ghaffar in the subject of Islamic Studies, Abdul Razaq in the subject of Botany, Salman Ahmad Khan in the subject of Islamic Studies, Irshadur Rehman in the subject of Molecular Biology and Shireen Mufti in the subject of English.
radio: A special transmission entitled "Admission Guide" for guidance of new comers would be aired on Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies Radio FM 104.6. In this transmission, special interviews of heads of various departments will be aired. The newsYour Comments
PU to purge hostels of outsiders, says VC
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran has said the administration has decided to clear university hostels of outsiders and police help will be sought in case of resistance.
He said security arrangements at hostels on campus were being improved and CCTV cameras would be installed at various points to ensure vigilance and surveillance of activities of university people and outsiders.
Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Dr Kamran said he had directed all hostel wardens and superintendents to increase vigilance at entry and exit points.
He also said he did not know about the identity of a suspected outsider arrested by intelligence agencies from a hostel room two weeks ago, but claimed student Ahmad Sajjad, who occupied the room, had allowed the suspect to stay with him.
He claimed the suspect, who had spent three nights at the hostel, took more than one meal inside the hostel mess, led prayers and moved in the hostels along with Sajjad, who had not yet cleared his final exams.
The VC said suspended clerk Basharat was changing his statements and had made a fresh claim that students of a specific group had eight months ago torn the allotment forms of the room from where the militant was arrested and threatened the clerk with dire consequences. He said the room was forcibly occupied by Sajjad who is also an office-bearer of the Islami Jamiat Tulaba and a student of statistics.
To a question about the vacant post of chief security officer (CSO), the VC said the varsity was unlucky in having a strict officer for security. He said it was unfortunate that all CSOs employed in the past had a soft corner for the IJT. He reiterated that IJT had links with the arrested militant.
Dr Kamran further said another person, Shahzad, who had been nabbed by security agencies, was not arrested from the university but he was an IJT nazim.
Answering a question about weapons found from the grounds near the university's Hostel No 1 five years ago, the VC said the administration was never informed of any development by the police afterwards.
He dispelled the impression that he had a brigade of security guards for his personal security and the VC House and said he did not fear anyone. Dawn
IJT gives 'life threat' to PU clerk
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) administration on Friday accused the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists of "presenting" a bullet to an employee of the varsity and threatening him with life.
The administration through its spokesperson condemned the life threats by, what it termed, the "goons" of Jamiat and maintained that the varsity administration would not accept any pressure.
The PU spokesperson said that Muhammad Iqbal, senior clerk of the university's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) was performing his duties at an admission stall set up at the institute when at about 12:10pm, a "rogue" of IJT came to him and asked his name.
The IJT activist then handed over a folded tissue paper and said: "This is something for what you are doing". Iqbal opened the tissue and found a bullet of pistol. The spokesman said IJT hooligans were continuously threatening and harassing not only senior teachers but female teachers as well. The spokesman said that such negative tactics of IJT could not pressurize PU administration.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the ICS alleged that IJT's Hafiz Luqman (expelled student) and Abdul Qadeer (a student at PU Law College) had sent the bullet to the senior clerk. It added the bullet had been handed over to the PU security officers.
In a separate press statement, the PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) appealed to the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to stop supporting, what it termed, 'hooliganism' of IJT. The ASA also asked the JI "not to be tyrant for the children of poor parents who are studying at PU."
The representative body of Punjab University teachers asked the JI why it did not set up IJT offices in its own educational institutions. The ASA asked the JI if it was conspiring against the children of the poor, so that they stopped taking admission to the PU, thus benefiting their (IJ's) private educational institutions. The ASA said that the average annual fee of the Punjab University was around 20,000 while JI's private educational institutions' fee was greater manifold.
They said whenever efforts were made to purge the university of non-student elements, the IJT resisted. When an action was taken against the latter, the Jamaat-e-Islami leaders always defended it They said that Academic Staff Association had always condemned activities of student wings of all political parties and played its role to maintain quality education and promotion of research environment at the university. An IJT statement issued here categorically denied hurling life threats and presenting bullet to the ICS employee, terming the same "a pack of lies". The news
Lahore : The Punjab University has declared the results of LLB Part-I annual examination for 2013, M.Phil Applied Geology session 2011-13, BS Home Economics Part-I, II (first year) examination for 2013 and BSc Home Economics third year (old scheme) annual examination for 2013. Dawn