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Two students of PU-IBA selected in Global ndergraduate Exchange Programme

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LAHORE:26 May: Two students of Punjab University’s Institute of Business Administration (PU-IBA) have been selected to participate in the Global Undergraduate Exchange Programme. Syed Irtiza Haider Bukhari and Ms Hajra Javed, the students of BBA seventh semester, will participate in the programme funded by the United States Department of States. They will leave for the US in August 2018. The Global UGRAD scholarship programme is intended to promote mutual understanding between the people of the US and Pakistan. It will provide the Pakistani students with the opportunity to enrich their education and experience through one semester of full-time, non-degree academic study in the US. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen has congratulated the students on their achievement.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Missing’ laptops: Students protest outside BISE

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:23
MULTAN:25 May: Scores of students staged a demonstration outside the Multan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) for ignoring them in laptop schemes on Saturday. The protesters blocked the road, leading up to the BISE offices. They held banners and placards which bore slogans in favour of their demands. The students alleged that they had achieved positions during 2015, but were not given the laptops they were once promised, despite fulfilling the criteria. Further, they alleged that students who secured positions during 2016 and 2017 were given laptops, while they were ignored. Published in The Express Tribune, May 25.MultanBISE Multan Board

HED re-advertised vacant posts of BISEs chairmen at seven boards

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:22
LAHORE:25 May: The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has been struggling to fill vacant positions of heads at several of the boards of intermediate and secondary education (BISEs) across the province and as the term of the government comes to an end it seems unlikely that appointments could be made. HED re-advertised the vacant posts of BISEs chairmen at seven boards that included Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal and Sargodha and had set May 8 the last date for receiving the applications. The department had given additional charge to divisional commissioners as it had failed to find suitable candidates for the boards as far back as 2016 and had restarted the whole appointment procedure several times. The divisional commissioners were heading Gujranwala, Sargodha and Sahiwal boards for over a year. Whereas, BISEs of Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, and Bahawalpur were being headed by the commissioners for the past five months as a stopgap arrangement. BISE Bahawalpur is without a permanent head since November 2017, Faisalabad since September 2017, Gujranwala since May 2017, Multan and Sahiwal since October 2017, Rawalpindi since March 2017 and Sargodha since December 2016. HED promotes 723 female college lecturers The department had faced several discrepancies during the matriculation examinations conducted under the supervision of divisional commissioners, including allegations of the paper leak at the Rawalpindi board and missing answer sheets in Gujranwala. The Sahiwal board question papers were also said to be circulating on WhatsApp before the start of the examination. College teachers had also raised objections on appointing commissioners to the posts of BISE chairmen. During its protest in April, the Punjab Professors and Lecturer Association (PPLA) demanded that educationists should be appointed against the posts of chairmen of intermediate and secondary education boards, instead of commissioners. This time around, the HED initiated the process and advertised the positions once again and received more than 100 applications for the posts of chairmen of the boards. The department had initiated the scrutiny process. However, the department is unsure about when it could make appointments at the boards. A senior official of the HED told The Express Tribune that the department had shortlisted 40 candidates for the BISEs chairmen posts for the various boards in Punjab. He said that the department was looking to schedule final interviews for the appointment process. HED Secretary Nabeel Awan did not reply to request for comments on the matter.Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2018. LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Punjab Textbook Board banned a Cambridge O-level book

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:07
LAHORE:25 May: Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) has banned a Cambridge O-level book for alleged objectionable and controversial material and having no approval from the PCTB. According to a PCTB notification, the book, “The History & Culture of Pakistan” written by Nigel Kelly, is being used for the Cambridge O-Level Pakistan Studies syllabus and allegedly has objectionable and controversial material. The notification also reads the book has also not got approved from the PCTB for the use in educational institutions. “The book must not be used as textbook, supplementary reading material, reference book or guide book etc. at any level. It is to be treated as most important/urgent & strict compliance be ensured,” reads the PCTB’s notification shared with Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE) and all the nine BISEs of Punjab and all the 36 COs of District Education Authorities (DEAs) in Punjab. Sources said the book has controversial material vis-à-vis Pakistan Army in connection with East Pakistan tragedy.The news. Lahore

Punjab University issued date sheets of doctor of pharmacy

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:05
LAHORE:25 May: Punjab University (PU) has issued date sheets of the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm-D) fourth and final professional, second annual examination 2017. Appointed: PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen has appointed Department of Information Management Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood as chairman of the department. Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood is the senior most professor in Department of Information Management (DIM). His seven books and more than 150 research papers have published in the international and national journals. He has also served as a professor in University of Damam, Saudi Arabia. He has also been the president of Pakistan Library Association and former member of Syndicate, Punjab University.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab govet asked administration to transfer funds by May 24

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:22
LAHORE:23 May: The last two installments of the non-salary budget (NSB) funds haven’t reached schools and the Punjab government has asked the administration to transfer the funds by May 24. The NSB fund was designed to allow schools to independently make small-scale purchases, improve infrastructure and hire part-time staff. It is distributed based on a set formula that has been devised to pay the funds to all primary, elementary, high and higher secondary schools in each of districts. The funds were to be distributed quarterly and the NSB funds were divided into installments of Rs3.5 billion for each quarter. As per the budgetary allocation for the fiscal year 2017-18, the Punjab government allocated Rs14 billion for the NSB. The Punjab government had rapidly released two installments of the funds in March and April, before the end of the current government’s tenure. However, the schools had been unable to receive the funds. Expressing concern, the Punjab School Education Department (SED) has raised the matter with District Education Authorities (DEAs) Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all districts of the province. In a letter, the SED said: “It has been observed with great concern by the authority that the districts have not yet transferred NSB to the schools, which causes a great lapse towards development of schools.” The department has asked the CEOs to make transfers immediately. According to the letter, “You are hereby directed to transfer NSB of 3rd quarter which was released on 29th March, 2018 and also 4th quarter which was released on 17th April, 2018). You are further directed to transfer NSB to the concerned schools immediately to avoid any untoward situation.” The letter also warned the CEOs that they would be held responsible if the funds were not transferred by May 24. It stated: “All CEOs (DEA) are requested to ensure transfer of this amount by May 24, 2018, and also provide a certificate duly signed by CEO (DEA) that NSB amount has been completely transferred to the concerned schools. In case of any deficiency, CEO (DEA) will be personally held responsible for this delay.” When contacted, SED Secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik said that the department would ensure that the funds reach individual schools as per allocation by May 24. The Punjab Management and Implementation Unit of the Punjab Education Sector Reform Programme (PMIU-PESRP) had earlier instructed the CEOs that the funds, which had been transferred to Special Drawing Accounts (SDAs), had to be jointly operated by the CEOs and district education officers (secondary) in all 36 districts of the province. The PMIU-PESRP had directed the CEOs to immediately distribute the funds as per allocations and submit its confirmation by April 25. It further directed the officials to ensure effective and efficient monitoring and utilisation of the funds. The PMIU-PESRP also issued guidelines for further allocation and transfer of funds by districts to individual schools and also for the institutes to use the allocation. “District Education Authorities are being provided with school-specific and need-based NSB funds over and above their Punjab Finance Commission share as a conditional grant, which cannot be used for any other purpose,” the PMIU-PESRP told the CEOs in April.Published in The Express Tribune, May 23.Lahore

Arid university ranked overall 301 among research-led universities

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:20
Rawalpindi :23 May: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) ranked overall 301-350 among the best research-led universities from the 42 emerging economy nations; standing among the 10 universities of Pakistan who made it to this coveted list. The ranking was announced by the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018 and includes institutions from 50 countries classified by the FTSE as "advanced emerging" (countries including Brazil, Greece, South Africa, Turkey), "secondary emerging" (countries including Chile, India, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation) or "frontier" (countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Croatia, Cyprus, Morocco, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Vietnam). The ranking used the same 13 performance indicators of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, examining each university's strengths against all of its core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Further this time the methodology has been carefully recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and development priorities of universities in emerging economies. More weight is given, for example, to university's industry links and international outlook. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Sarwat N. Mirza congratulated the entire faculty, deans and directors for their continuous support during the ranking process. He also congratulated and applauded the efforts of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) to achieve another landmark. The Director QEC Prof. Dr. Mazhar Qayyum also commended the continuous support and kind guidance of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sarwat N. Mirza to promote quality culture at the university.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiAgriculture University Rawalpindi

SLS Montessori & High School celebrated Mother Language Day

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:19
Rawalpindi :23 May: All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School recently celebrated Mother Language Day, says a press release. The Mother Language Day held at Tulsa Road Branch focused on promoting the linguistic and cultural diversity of multiple mother languages spoken by people belonging to different regions of the country. Through dialogues, dances and songs both the linguistic and cultural aspect was focused side by side. The special assembly started off by the introduction of mother language and its significance. Students of different classes introduced themselves in their respective mother language as they came on the stage wearing traditional dresses depicting the rich culture of Pakistan. Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pushto and Pothwari were some of the languages which the students discussed about. They shared the different dialects of these languages and specified the regions in which they were spoken. The most interesting part of the special assembly was the folk songs which the students sang in their mother languages. From Punjabi to Pushto and Siraiki to Pothwari each language represented a culture within. Students of class 4 performed on a skit highlighting the difference between mother language and national language. One of the students impersonated a famous scholar Ashfaq Ahmed who was asked by the other student about the difference between Mother Language and National Language which was very well explained by the character himself. The last performance of the special assembly was given by the students of class two. Adorned with beautiful jewellery and wearing traditional embroidered caps and dresses the students danced on famous regional folk songs representing the relationship between language and cultural diversity. The special assembly ended on a beautiful note when a student expressed his views and pledged that whatever language we speak and whatever culture we belong to, we all are a part of one nation.The news.Rawalpindi

A seminar to observe World Bee Day at Agriculture University

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:17
Rawalpindi :23 May: A seminar on beekeeping to observe World Bee Day held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday. The seminar was organised by the PMAS-AAUR department of Entomology with an aim to create awareness regarding importance of bees in pollination and as a source of honey and other products like prospolis, wax, pollen and royal jelly etc. Participants were also told about habitat conservation (bee flora) for bees and other pollinators. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sarwat N. Mirza was the chief guest while speakers and participants from government & private sectors along with bee-keepers and a big number of faculty members, graduate & post-graduate Entomology students joined the seminar and a walk organized for the same purpose. Students of Entomology Department also participated in a poster competition with different bee-keepers slogans. Prof. Dr. Sarwat N. Mirza, Vice Chancellor of the University, in his address emphasised the participants to learn more and conduct research on various aspects of beekeeping as this activity augments and ensures pollination in variety of fruits and vegetables.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiAgriculture University Rawalpindi

Punjab University169 employees regularised

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:15
LAHORE:23 May: Punjab University (PU) administration has regularised the services of 169 employees who have been working on daily wages, contract and ad hoc basis for more than five years. PU interim Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen granted approval on the recommendation of selection committee. According to the notification, the non-teaching employees working in BS-1 to BS-5 who fulfill the eligibility criteria for the posts and have at least five years continuous service at their credit have been regularised with immediate effect. Moreover, employees working on women quota, minorities quota and special persons quota have also been regularised. The appointees will have to submit their joining within seven days. The employees thanked Dr Nasira Jabeen, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan and Additional Registrar II Malik Muhammad Zaheer for making efforts for their regularisation and resolving their long-standing issues. They said this was not less than a memorable Eidi in the life given by the administration. Chinese workshop: Irfan was addressing a meeting to review the preparation of the workshop. He said initially five courses under Electrical Automation Technology would be started including Online Advance Chinese Language Course, Micromouse, Automation Production Line and Mechatronics Training System. Institute of Neuro Sciences: Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab Tuesday said inauguration of Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences (PINS) would be a real addition to modern medical facilities to patients especially in the field of neurosciences. Prof Ghias-un-Nabi congratulated doctors and staff of Lahore General Hospital on having Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences. He said the 500 bedded and 24/7 operation theatre would be available for the patients. Principal said latest systems have been evolved in this institution with the central research laboratory where different diseases including cancer would be diagnosed. He said infection-free atmosphere would be ensured in the institute. He hoped in the future, the patients would be getting best medical facilities in the Punjab Institute of Neuroscience for both normal and emergency cases. Ghauri Express: Owing to strong demand of nearby population Ghauri Express will stop at Chak Jhumra Railway Station for two minutes. The train will run between Lahore and Faisalabad; will arrive at Chak Jhumra at 15:48 and left for Lahore at 15:50 after observing two minutes stoppage. Similarly, the train will reach Chak Jhumra at 09:05pm and depart for Faisalabad at 09:07pm. According to Divisional Superintendent of Pakistan Railway Lahore Division Muhammad Sufian Sarfraz Dogar, train stoppage at Chak Jhumra will also be the source of income for Pakistan Railways.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

youth was full of potential and PU would provide platform to them

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:14
Lahore:May 23:Punjab University interim Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, former vice-chancellor Lt Gen (r) Arshad Mahmood, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Director External Linkages Dr Fauzia Hadi Ali and others were present on the occasion. Dr Nasira said youth was full of potential and PU would provide platform to them.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

PHEC forwarded three members for selection of University of Home Economics

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:15
LAHORE:22 May: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has forwarded a panel of three members for selection of one of them as convener of Search Committee for the University of Home Economics, Lahore. The Higher Education Department (HED), Punjab in February this year, had notified a Search Committee for the University of Home Economics. This was headed by Prof Dr Mira Phailbus, former principal of Kinnaird College as convener while its members included Sajida Haider Vandal, former principal National College of Arts (NCA), Nighat Yawar Ali, director of a private school and Seema Aziz. However, earlier this month, Prof Dr Mira Phailbus had regretted to function as convener of the committee. The PHEC has forwarded a panel of three, after seeking their consent, of which one would be appointed as convener of the Search Committee for the University of Home Economics, Lahore. They include Prof Dr Najma Najam, ex-VC of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain, former VC, Women University Multan and Prof Dr Munawar S Mirza, former VC, University of Education, Lahore.The news.Lahore

PU Exams Dept declared results of Doctor of Pharmacy

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:10
Lahore:May 22: The PU Examinations Department has declared the results of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) second Professional, 2nd annual examination 2017. Detailed results are available at PU websitewww.pu.edu.pk.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to four scholars

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:09
Lahore:May 22: Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to four scholars. Firoz Kabir, son of Md Anisur Rahman, has been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Molecular Biology after approval of his thesis entitled “Molecular Characterization of Inherited Retinitis Pigmentosum”, Muhammad Sohail Anjum, son of Muhammad Bashir, in the subject of Molecular Biology after approval of his thesis entitled “Role of Preconditioned Stem Cells in Alleviating Hyperglycemic Stress”, Arooj Naseer, daughter of Naseer Ahmed Sandhu, in the subject of Botany after approval of her thesis entitled “A Study of Fungal Communities Associated with Oak Forests of Swat and Dir Districts, KPK, Pakistan” and Sultan Shujja, son of Sultan Ghani, in the subject of Clinical Psychology after approval of his thesis entitled “Parental-Peer Rejection, Social Competence and Psychological Adjustment of Adolescents”.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Lahore Inter Part one exams begin today

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:07
LAHORE:May 22: Intermediate Part-I Annual Examinations 2018 under all nine Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) will commence on Tuesday (today). Meanwhile, the Inter Part-II annual exams concluded across the province on Monday.The news.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

FAPUASA demanded appointment of new Chairman of HEC

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:23
Rawalpindi :21 May: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA) has demanded immediate appointment of new Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC). In a letter sent to the Prime Minister, controlling authority HEC, the federation referred to the search committee which recommended a panel of four scholars including Prof Tariq Banuri, Prof Iqbal Chaudhry, Prof Anwar ul Hassan Gilani and Prof Muhammad Mukhtar. FAPUASA appreciate the committee for choosing four names on merit for which the whole nation in general and entire teaching fraternity in particular is ‘indebted for the tireless efforts made for the merit based transparent formation of panel.’ The letter lamented that the commission entrusted with more than Rs100 billion annual budget, is working without its permanent head since April 14 last and requested the Prime Minister to choose a person of eminence amongst the recommended panel with significant contribution in higher education sector as administrator and researcher without any further delay to avoid the apex education body becoming the prey of further adhocism. The Federal Government should have ensured the appointment of the next HEC chairperson within the tenure of the incumbent VC which it could not. Earlier, President, FAPUASA, Dr Kaleemullah Bareach, President, FAPUASA, Islamabad Chapter, Dr Shehzad Ashraf Chaudhry and President Balochistan Chapter Dr Fareed Achakzai appreciated the Prime Minister of Pakistan for appointing an apolitical search committee comprising reputed academicians and scholars. They also lauded untiring efforts of search committee towards new head of HEC.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindi

Punjab University and China’s University launch a joint PhD programme

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:26
LAHORE:19 May: Punjab University (PU) and China’s Northeastern University (NEU), which is ranked among top 40 universities in China, have signed a memorandum of understaning (MoU) to launch a joint PhD programme in history. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Faculty of Arts and Humanities dean Prof Dr Iqbal Chawla, Registrar Dr Khalid Khan, External Linkages Director Dr Fauzia Hadi Ali and others were also present at the MoU signing ceremony. The PU VC signed the MoU on behalf of the university while an NEU official signed the accord earlier in China. Under the agreement, 15 Chinese students would be enrolled each year and both universities would establish the project supervisor group, consisting of professors of relevant disciplines. The PU will be responsible for the enrollment and training programme for the Chinese students and NEU would assist its implementation. The Chinese students would study first year at PU under the directions of the university’s supervisors and would continue next three years’ study at NEU, Qinhuangdao, under the supervision of NEU supervisors. PU will also send Pakistani doctoral students of history to NEU to study with Chinese doctoral students. Dr Nasira Jabeen expressed the resolve that PU would make all-out effort to enhance bilateral relations with China’s premier academic and research institutions. She said both countries had splendid history of unprecedented friendship and both must benefit from each other's research and experiences.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Govet Postgraduate College celebration of students in Malaysian Basketball

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:58
Rawalpindi :18 May: The Sports Department of Government Postgraduate College for Women Satellite Town, Rawalpindi organised an event for the celebration of students’ participation in Malaysian basketball contest on the behalf of All Pakistan Inter Board. Before Malaysian contest, a sports camp was conducted in Peshawar in which five students of Government Postgraduate College, Sundas, Madiha, Ruqaya, Shanza and Hamada, participated. After Peshawar camping, two students Shanza and Hamada were selected for Malaysian basketball contest. During this 6 days tour, both students competed numerous other university students and became winner. Institute director Dr. Aliya Sohail graced event with her presence as chief guest. She appreciated the winners and participants as well. She said, it’s not only the achievement of our college, she stated that it’s the achievement of nation, and a yelling failure to gender discrimination. Vice Principal of college, Chaman Yasmin also honoured event with her presence. Both directors appreciated sports department head Ms. Safora for her efforts to encourage students for this splendid achievement. At the end of this great event, director campus, Dr. Aliya Sohail presented honouring awards to the winners and participants.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindi

Punjab University awarded PhD degrees to five scholars

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:55
LAHORE:18 May: Punjab University (PU) awarded PhD degrees to five scholars. Amna Ali has been awarded PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Pathology), Muhammad Nadeem Hafeez and Muhammad Zafar Saleem in Molecular Biology, Kanwal Nazir in Mathematics and Muhammad Kamran Malik in Computer Science.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

TIE providing some amazing opportunities to every knowledge seeker

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:52
LAHORE:May 18: The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Lahore Chapter, hosted another Talk “The Clans We Lead” with Dr Amjad Saqib – CEO of Akhuwat, at NIC Lahore, LUMS. TiE Lahore Chapter started in 2002 with efforts of Syed Babar Ali and has gradually come to a point where it has some of the best mentors to guide and facilitate the growth process of Entrepreneurs. TiE Lahore aims to foster entrepreneurship through various programmes such as TiE Talks, TiE tored and educated by some of the best professionals and leaders in the country. “The Clans We Lead” was an interactive session where Dr Amjad Saqib talked about the journey of Akhuwat, Entrepreneurship & social Entrepreneurship, the struggles faced by entrepreneurs on the journey of success and how they can overcome such issues. The audience, including entrepreneurs, startup founders, professionals and students discussed the issues and limitations they face in becoming an entrepreneur. Just like other TiE Lahore’s events and programmes, this talk was also followed by a networking session, where tea was served and the audience got to meet others from various fields and backgrounds. Various startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs also met Dr Amjad Saqib and Faisal Sherjan (Director of NIC Lahore and the moderator for the talk) to discuss their ideas and take guidance from the leaders. The audience encouraged and appreciated the team for putting up such events providing some amazing opportunities to every knowledge seeker present there.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreLums Lahore