19,063 score over 60pc in entrance test
Lahore, Sep 28: The University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, announced the result of Entrance Test 2013 for admission to medical and dental colleges of Punjab on Thursday.
A total of 41,677 candidates appeared in the entrance test held on September 22, out of which 19,063 scored more than 60 per cent marks. As many as 5644 scored 50 to 59 per cent marks whereas 5323 candidates secured 40 to 49 per cent marks. A total of 11,647 candidates scored less than 40 per cent marks.
According to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council's regulations, the pass/fail criterion is abolished for the medical colleges' entrance test.
Mashhood Iqbal s/o Malik Muhammad Iqbal from Multan district got the first position securing 1076/1100 marks whereas Shahwaz Ahmad s/o Riaz Ahmad of Faisalabad and Wajeeha Naveed d/o Naveed Zafar of Gujranwala district bagged second and third position by securing 1070/1100 and 1065/1100 marks respectively. The eligible candidates will compete for 3405 MBBS and 216 BDS seats in 20 public sector medical and dental colleges respectively. Besides, there are 3050 MBBS and 715 BDS seats available in 28 private sector medical and 12 private dental colleges of the province. The admission forms for government medical and dental colleges will be available from October 21 to October 26. All those candidates who have secured at least 80 per cent aggregate marks according to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council's formula will be eligible to apply for admission on open merit basis. The last date for submission of application forms is October 26. The first selection list will be displayed on November 16 whereas classes in all public sector medical colleges of the Punjab will commence on December 02.
medical teachers: University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore has produced a first batch of 22 certified medical teachers. The certificate course in medical teaching was launched by UHS last year under the International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education (INSPIRE) project sponsored by the British Council. The facilitators from University of Liverpool, UK, trained the participants of the course which were selected from various medical colleges of Punjab.
Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony on Thursday, regional director of British Council Richard Weyers said the INSPIRE project aimed at strengthening the academic and research partnership between the UK and Pakistan. He told the media that currently 10 partnerships were running successfully across Pakistan. Moreover, 17 partnerships had been initiated under the second round of the project, in a variety of subject areas ranging from health and environment to energy and education, he added.
UHS Vice Chancellor Maj Gen (R) Prof Muhammad Aslam said the university had over 42 affiliated medical and dental colleges. "Over 24 colleges have the departments dedicated to medical education, but they realise that they lack the latest knowledge and skills required for efficient practice. The newsYour Comments
UHS produces first batch of certified medical teachers
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has produced the first batch of 22 certified medical teachers.
The certificate course in medical teaching was launched by the UHS last year under the International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education (Inspire) project sponsored by the British Council.
The facilitators from the University of Liverpool, UK, trained participants in the course which were selected from various medical colleges of Punjab.
Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony on Thursday, British Council Regional Director Richard Weyers said the Inspire project aimed at strengthening the academic and research partnership between the UK and Pakistan.
He said currently 10 partnerships were running successfully across Pakistan. Moreover, 17 partnerships had been initiated under the second round of the project, in a variety of subject areas ranging from health and environment to energy and education, he said.
UHS Vice-Chancellor Maj-Gen Prof Muhammad Aslam (retired) said the university had over 42 affiliated medical and dental colleges.
"Over 24 colleges have departments dedicated to medical education, but they realise that they lack the latest knowledge and skills required for efficient practice. Hence, the university is collaborating with the University of Liverpool under the Inspire banner, to develop an innovative and sustainable project aimed to increase efficiency, basic knowledge and skills of medical teachers," he said.
UHS's Centre of Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) Director Prof Arif Rashid Khwaja, who is coordinator of the programme, said the course was taught on campus in two sessions. Between the teaching sessions, the students carried out a series of activities at their workplace and gathered evidence of their teaching practice.
The topics covered in the course included learning process of students, planning and delivering lectures to large and small groups, principles of assessment, and evaluation and innovation.
Medical educationists Dr Ian Willis and Dr Janet Strivens from the University of Liverpool also spoke.
Inter Part-I results on Oct 22
Lahore: The Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen has decided that all nine boards in the province will declare intermediate Part-I annual examinations for 2013 results on Oct 22.
The PBCC meeting chaired by Lahore board chairman Nasrullah Virk here on Wednesday also extended last date for Class-IX registration till Nov 12.
PBTE results: The Punjab Board of Technical Education on Wednesday declared the results of Diploma in Associate Engineers/Diploma Dress Making and Dress Designing (first and second year) annual exams for 2013.
As many as 13,370 out of 66,286 candidates have been declared successful in the first year examination with a pass percentage of 20.17. In the second year examination, 54,110 candidates appeared out of whom 20,163 passed with a pass percentage of 37.26.
APPOINTED: The governor/ chancellor has appointed Prof Dr Zubair A Khan as Faculty of Electrical Engineering dean and Prof Dr Abdul Sattar Shakir as Faculty of Civil Engineering Department dean at the UET, Lahore. Dawn
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has announced the results of LLB Part II, LLB Part III annual examinations 2013 and Diploma in Physical Education (Under-Graduate) annual examination 2013.
The PU has also issued date sheet for the BA/BSc, supplementary examination 2013. The exam will start on October 24, 2013. The detailed results and date sheet are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news
GCUF female teachers booked
Faisalabad: In an extreme step, the Government College University administration has got registered a case against its female teachers for 'ransacking' the varsity property and on some other charges that seem petty.
The female teachers of different varsity departments, including mathematics, Urdu and physics, had been staging demonstrations outside the university for the last three days to protest sacking of some of their colleagues.
The agitators said the varsity had shown the door to several teachers who had been serving the institution for years instead of renewing their contracts. They also alleged that the teachers were sacked to accommodate some blue-eyed candidates.
On Wednesday, the teachers again protested against the varsity administration demanding Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif take notice of the 'injustice' done to them.
This time, Gulberg police registered a case against about 60 people, including five protesting teachers – Shakeela Sham, Tayyaba Nighat, Nasreen Siddique, Razia Sultan and Saima who were nominated.
The teachers have been booked under sections 148, 149, 186 and 290 of the PPC with no arrest so far.
The case was registered on the complaint of Talib Hussain, a shift commander of the GCUF security.
According to the complainant, the accused teachers on Monday gathered outside the gate No 2 of the varsity and staged a protest demonstration.
"They tried to enter the university and misbehaved with the guards and stopped them from performing their duty," the complainant said.
The protesters also blocked traffic, entrance to the university and continued 'violent' protest for more than 4-5 hours, he said, adding they forced their entry into the university and ransacked its property and created problems for the students.
Responding to the case registration, the accused teachers said their agitation was peaceful, denying they caused any damage to the varsity property. Dawn