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University of Health Sciences Symposium

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:05
LAHORE:11July: The University of Health Sciences (UHS), in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is organising a symposium on Public Health Supply Chain Management on Wednesday (tomorrow). According to a press release issued here on Monday, the symposium is part of an agreement between the two organisations for inclusion of supply chain management module in UHS public health curricula for master's and PhD programmes. The agreement will be formally signed during the symposium. Minister for Specialised Health Care and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique and Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazeer will be the chief guests on the occasion which will be attended by health officials and professionals.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

New recruits to attend eight-week training

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:37
LAHORE:08 July: All the newly-inducted teachers and officers in Punjab will undergo an eight-week training before joining schools and the process has already been started by the provincial government. This was stated by Punjab School Education (SED) Secretary Dr Allah Baksh Malik on Thursday. Anti-Corruption Establishment to set up training school, forensic lab Speaking to The Express Tribune, he said that the provincial government would ensure that the teachers and officers in all 36 districts of the province were fully prepared before joining their duties. He added that the department had already initiated the training for the Assistant Education Officers (AEOs). The secretary said that the AEOs’ training was initiated on Thursday, while the training of the Educators would also be started soon. Govt to set up training centres at school level For Educators, he said that the training would commence from July 10. He added, “The best master trainers have been engaged to mentor the newly-recruited academics and the training has been started at the Quaid e Azam Academy for Education Development (QAED) formerly Directorate of Staff Development (DSD).” Dr Malik said that the chief minister was also taking keen interest in the training of the new recruits and was personally monitoring the teachers’ training through QAED. Published in The Express Tribune,City: Lahore

Govt slammed for ‘forcing’ students to act as ushers for VVIP visit

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:30
Lahore:08 July: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has slammed the government for "humiliating" female medical students and "forcing" them to act as ushers for a VVIP visit to a coal power project in Qadarabad. Nabila Hakim of the PTI Friday filed a resolution against the incident at the Punjab Assembly Secretariat and demanded a probe into the "malevolent" act of the government. She said in the resolution that those responsible for "humiliating students should be held accountable. In the resolution, she said that Sahiwal Assistant Commissioner (AC) Ayub Bukhari deployed medical students from the Sahiwal Medical College Girls hostel just to please high-level personalities. Few days ago, Sahiwal assistant commissioner barged into the girl's hostel of the DHQ teaching hospital Sahiwal to "try and force doctors" to act as ushers for a VVIP visit to a coal field power project. According to the reports and complaints of students, Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS) Dr Akhtar Raza and Assistant Commissioner Ayub Bukhari visited the girls' hostel on July 1 without any prior notice or permission just to choose some "beautiful" ladies to escort a VVIP visit. Girl students of medical college had protested over the "illegal" visit and also demanded a judicial inquiry against the said officers for forcefully entering into their rooms. The DHQ Teaching Hospital girls' hostel female house officer Dr Ghazanfar Bukhari had also moved an application in this regard. In a complaint letter signed by female house officers and Dr Ghazanfar Bukhari addressed to the principal of the Sahiwal Medical College, the complainants had claimed that AC Ayub Bukhari along with DMS Dr Akhtar Raza entered the girls' hostel on July 1. The letter said that the two officers after entering the premises ordered doctors to perform their duties as ushers for the VVIP's visit. The letter added that DMS Dr Raza and AC Bukhari did not approach head of any department prior to their entry. A notification from the Assistant Commissioner's Office after the alleged hostel invasion was issued in which 12 female doctors were called up to perform duties as ushers for the earlier mentioned VVIP visit to the power project in Qadarabad. It was also alleged by complainants that not only did the assistant commissioner come off in an angry and intimidating manner, but he also encroached upon to the personal property of the residents as he wished.Published in Daily Times, July 8th , 2017.City: Lahore

Punjab Governor nominated Prof Dr Nasim AhmadUVAS pro-VC

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:29
Lahore:08 July: Punjab Governor/Chancellor has nominated Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad as the first ever Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) Lahore. According to a press release, Dr Nasim is a tenured professor of the department of Theriogenology and Director of the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC). He is PhD in Reproductive Physiology from West Virginia University, USA. He has wide academic and administrative work experience. He served as Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science and Director Research and External Linkages. Prof Nasim is author of about 80 research publications with 75 impact factor and 1,200 citations. He is a regular reviewer for Theriogenology and Animal Reproduction Science. He has supervised/co-supervised 56 Master’s and two Doctoral students.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

HEC withholds hiring of professors

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:27
Lahore:08 July: The recruitment process initiated for recruitment against 42 posts of male professors and 31 posts of female professors in the Higher Education Department has been withheld till certain clarification by the Punjab Higher Education Department, said a press release. OSD:Lahore:08 July: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has expressed indignation over the incident that occurred in Lady Doctors Hostel, Sahiwal. On the directions of the chief minister, Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) Ayub Bukhari, Assistant Commissioner (General) Babar Salman and Hospital DMS Dr Akhtar Raza have been made OSDs. They have also been relieved of their duties. The chief minister has directed departmental inquiry against the three officers under PEEDA Act. The news.City: Lahore

Medical course started at College of CPSP College

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:25
Lahore:08 July:According to a press release, 16 senior doctors are participating in the course from across Punjab. The 156th Advance Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS) will continue for three days at CPSP Regional Centre, Lahore. Course coordinators Prof Muhammad Farooq Afzaal, Prof Ahsan Nazir Ahmed and Dr Khalid Cheema demonstrated the medical treatment and the precautionary measures.The news.City: LahoreColleges in Lahore

Punjab University awarded PhD degrees to three scholars.

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:23
Lahore:08 July:Sumera Siddiqui, daughter of Abdul Ghaffar Siddiqui, has been awarded a PhD in zoology after approval of her thesis entitled “Low Cost Single Cell Protein Based Fish Feed For Early Culturing of Labeo Rohita”, Sabin Fatima, d/o Mian Muhammad Ramazan, in agriculture (plant pathology) after approval of her thesis entitled “Management of Fusarium Wilt in Tomato Using Non-Pathogenic Indigenous Pseudomonas Strains” and Ali Kamran son of Muhammad Ikhlaque, in environmental science after approval of his thesis entitled “A Study of Municipal Solid Waste Management with Emphasis on Material Flows and Potential Key Parameters in Environmental System Analysis”.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Teachers should be consulted on VCs criteria’

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 09:22
LAHORE:08 July: Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA), Punjab chapter, has demanded the provincial government that criteria for appointment of vice-chancellors (VCs) should be finalised after consulting all stakeholders, including the FAPUASA and specially its Punjab chapter. An emergency meeting of FAPUASA, Punjab chapter, was held at Punjab University here on Friday to discuss and deliberate over one-point agenda regarding formulation of criteria for the appointment of the VCs in the public sector universities of Punjab. The meeting was presided over by FAPUASA Punjab chapter President Prof Dr Javed Ahmad and attended by Dr Mehboob Hussain, ex-general secretary of FAPUASA and other members. They also demanded that VC must be a PhD degree holder who was or remained a full professor of a university. Similarly, due weight must be given to research publications. A person who has not published reasonably, how can he/she patron research activity in the higher education institutions, they questioned. The participants observed that VCs' appointment process should be undertaken by an independent search committee comprising reputed senior academicians with special screening of possibility of conflict of interest. The meeting participants resisted the alleged mindset of the government that teachers could not run universities, observing that shortfall of any individual should not become basis for discouraging applicants from academia. Similarly, a politician who is corrupt cannot become reflection of the whole political community, they added. The FAPUASA Punjab president emphasised that if the demands would not be met, the federation and the university faculty all over province would not have any other option except to protests to safeguard the universities.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

University of Health Sciences considers theses, synopses

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:58
LAHORE:07 July: The 127th meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Junaid Sarfraz Khan in the chair. According to a press release issued here, the board considered the thesis reports of Dr Muhammad Afzal MPhil (Biochemistry), Dr Hira Sohail MPhil (Biochemistry), Dr Muhammad Sohail Nazir MPhil (Chemical Pathology), Adil Bashir, a student of MPhil (Medical Laboratory Sciences - Immunology), Hafiz Talha Qayyum MPhil (Medical Laboratory Sciences – Molecular Pathology & Cytogenetics), Dr Saima Noreen MPhil (Pharmacology), Dr Gulfreen Waheed MHPE, Dr Mumtaz Ali MS (General Surgery), Dr Ishfaque Ahmad MS (Neurosurgery), Dr Mian Maqbool Hussain MS (Orthopaedics), Dr Ahmad Raza Khan MPhil (Forensic Medicine), Dr Raza Younas MHPE, Dr Shazia Tufail MHPE, Dr Deepen Maharjan MD (Internal Medicine) and Dr Adnan Sadiq Butt MS (General Surgery). The following synopses were also considered for registration of students in various postgraduate courses: “Protective effect of aqueous extract of lawsonia inermis (Henna) leaves on acetylsalicylic acid induced gastric mucosal toxicity in adult albino rats ” by Dr Asma Fayyaz MPhil (Anatomy), “The expression of beta human chorionic gonadotrophin ( -hCG) in different grades of human urothelial carcinoma” by Dr Ammara Anwar MPhil (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology), “Mean platelet volume, immature platelet fraction and beta thromboglobulin in patients of acute coronary syndrome and normal subjects” by Dr Sadia Ijaz MPhil (Haematology), “Flow cytometric analysis of IIb 3 integrin protein and its activating mutations in exon 10 and 11 of ITGB3 gene in Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia patients” by Dr Saira Gul MPhil (Haematology), “Antimicrobial activity of various fractions from Aleo vera against extended spectrum beta lactamases producing gram negative rods” by Dr Zoobia Nazar Dar MPhil (Microbiology), “Identification of candida species and gene expression of (CgCDR1) gene in fluconazole resistant Candida glabrata as compared to sensitive strains” by Muhammad Roman MPhil (MLS - Microbiology), “Phenotypic identification of Candida species and relative expression of (CDR1) gene in fluconazole resistant and sensitive Candida albicans” by Muneeza Anwar MPhil (MLS - Microbiology), “Identification of Candida species and relative gene expression of ergosterol (ERG11)gene in fluconazole resistant and sensitive Candida tropicalis” by Sahar Imtiaz MPhil (MLS - Microbiology), “Serum leptin, estrogen, progesterone and mammographic density in post-menopausal women with and without carcinoma breast” by Dr Nighat Parveen MPhil (Physiology), “Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase and short-term mortality in ischemic stroke” by Dr Farhat Rafi MPhil (Chemical Pathology), “Measurement of abrasivity of newly-developed bioactive dentifrices: An invitro study” by Dr Daud Anthony MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Evaluation of monomer leaching and biocompatibility of a novel bioactive fiber reinforced dental composite” by Dr Mehvish Saleem MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Synthesis and characterisation of novel miswak fibers based dental composites” by Dr Muhammad Zeeshan MPhil (Science of Dental Materials, “Synthesis and characterisation of smart biodegradable polymer based fluoride containing novel injectable bioactive glass material” by Dr Nadia Irshad MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Synthesis, degradative and fluoride release behaviour of a novel fluoride containing bioactive glass” by Dr Noureen Jahanzeb MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Effect of reactive calcium phosphate and poly lysine on chemical, mechanical, adhesive and biochemistry properties of novel dental composites” by Dr Saadia Bano Lone MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Evaluation of dentine regeneration with injectable bioactive glass” by Dr Sundus Iftikhar MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Synthesis and characterisation of a novel bioactive fiber based dental resin composite” by Dr Usama Siddiqui MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Effect of reactive calcium phosphate fillers and chlorhexidine on chemical, mechanical and antibacterial properties of dental composite” by Dr Zahra Shafqat MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Assessment of chemical, mechanical and microscopic properties of novel self-adhesive dental composite” by Dr Zainab Sultan MPhil (Science of Dental Materials), “Exploration of the underlying causes of stress among undergraduate medical students and their coping strategies” by Dr Izza Umbrin MHPE, “Obstructive hydrocephalus with posterior fossa tumours: outcome comparison between ventriculoperitoneal shunt versus endoscopic third ventriculostomy” by Dr Pramanand Shah MS (Neurosurgery), “A comparison of trans vaginal repair of vesicovaginal fistula with and without Martius flap” by Dr Habib Akbar MS (Urology) and “Role of alpha-blockers, anticholinergic or combination therapy in treatment of symptoms related to double J stent” by Dr Wesh Ansari MS (Urology).Daily Times, July 7th.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

Information Technology University graduate admission deadline

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:01
LAHORE: One day is left for applying for graduate programmes including MS Computer Science, MS Electrical Engineering, MS Development Studies, Executive MBA (EMBITE), PhD Computer Science and PhD Electrical Engineering in Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab. July 5 is the deadline for admissions. Earlier, ITU held ‘Open House’ on April 11 to provide intermediate and A-level students and their guardians an opportunity for an orientation to the institution and the faculty. ITU participated in various Education Expos at Islamabad, Lahore and Faisalabad to guide the interested students about the world class faculty from MIT, Stanford, Carnegie, Mellon, California Institute of Technology, Cornell, Cambridge, Oxford and National University of Singapore (NSU). Dr Umar Saif is the founding vice chancellor of ITU. ITU offers generous merit and need based scholarships and also provides undergraduates and graduates scholarships.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

ITU to host international conference on ICTD

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:24
LAHORE:July 5: The Information Technology University (ITU) on Monday announced to host the 9th international conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Pakistan 2017. The four-day conference will be held from November 16 to 19 November this year in the provincial capital. According to a statement, the ITU has set deadline for submission of short papers. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference as posters and the top notes will be invited for oral presentations, which will be made available in the ACM Digital Library. The ICTD is a research conference that explores the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in global development. The conference reflects the multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral nature of ICTD work, with representation from a broad range of areas (anthropology, communication, computer science, design, economics, electrical engineering, geography, global health, information science, political science, sociology, and many others), as well as participation from academia, industry, civil society, and government, the statement maintained. "The ITU and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) have been pioneers in developing, testing and scaling up ICT applications in areas of healthcare, education, agriculture and livestock, and governance." The last decade has proven very significant in terms of progress for the IT industry in Pakistan. With the opening of incubators, accelerators and angel funding networks, there has been an exponential growth in tech start-ups coming out of Pakistan and raising venture funding from abroad. "The ICTD is an ideal place for researchers and practitioners to present their work and form collaborations and networks. Earlier ICTD conferences were held in Berkeley, Bangalore, Doha, London, Atlanta, Cape Town, Singapore and Ann Arbor. The Information Technology University is a public sector university in the provincial capital. Established in 2013, the university was founded by Dr Umar Saif and was modeled after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The university was established with an aim to advance scholarship and innovation in the areas of science, technology and engineering. Published in Daily Times, July 5th , 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

50 CPSP doctors reach Ireland for two-year training

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:23
LAHORE:July 5: Around 50 trainee doctors of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) have reached Ireland in connection with a two-year scholarship scheme under the CPSP-HSE Ireland. Dr Geoff Chadwick, a senior professor of Royal College of Physicians Ireland, welcomed the CPSP trainee doctors (batch 2017-19) at the Royal College on Tuesday. A combined selection committee of the CPSP and the Royal College Ireland had selected 50 trainee doctors for international medical training at Royal College of Physicians Ireland for the session 2017-19. These selected doctors will start their specialist training at Irish Hospital from July10. The post-graduate trainee doctors will get training in eight specialties - general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, ophthalmology and anesthesia - from various medical institutions of Ireland. Around 290 post graduate trainee of CPSP have already completed their training in seven specialties, while 75 young doctors are currently in Ireland for their training. The post-graduate doctors are registered with the Irish Medical Council and are getting 3,000 Euros stipend equivalent to that of local trainees of Ireland. The CPSP has made compulsory for the doctors to come back Pakistan after completion of two years training from Irish medical institutions. It merits mentioning here that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared CPSP-HSE Ireland scheme one of the best training schemes for developing countries. Published in Daily Times, July 5th , 2017.City: LahoreColleges in Lahore

Technical university to start admissions in October

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:21
LAHORE:July 5: A six-member delegation of Tianjin University of Technical Education (TUTE) China visited the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) here on Tuesday to finalise the establishment of University of Technical and Vocational Education (UTVE). Punjab Minister for Industries Sheikh Allaudin, Tevta Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Vice President TUTE Yan Bing were presen. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said UTVE would start functioning in the current year as Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had ordered admission to the varsity till October. The task will be completed in time, he added. Irfan stated initially the university would offer 6 to 9 degree programmes to 2,200 students including BSc Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Automobile, IT, Architecture and Textile Designing. He also observed that as per the Higher Education Commission (HEC) criteria, the land for the varsity would be selected among Tevta colleges located at Township and Raiwind Road. Once a college would be selected, it would be given the university status which would be established in collaboration with TUTE, he added. He said the faculty for the varsity would be hired as per HEC’s criteria, however, TUTE’s master trainers would help in setting up modern labs and syllabus. Sheikh Allaudin said the new university would provide opportunity to the youth of Pakistan to get international standard technical and vocational education. Vice President TUTE Yan Bing also spoke.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

ITU to host international conference on ICTD

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:45
LAHORE:04 July: The Information Technology University (ITU) on Monday announced to host the 9th international conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Pakistan 2017. The four-day conference will be held from November 16 to 19 November this year in the provincial capital. According to a statement, the ITU has set deadline for submission of short papers. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference as posters and the top notes will be invited for oral presentations, which will be made available in the ACM Digital Library. The ICTD is a research conference that explores the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in global development. The conference reflects the multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral nature of ICTD work, with representation from a broad range of areas (anthropology, communication, computer science, design, economics, electrical engineering, geography, global health, information science, political science, sociology, and many others), as well as participation from academia, industry, civil society, and government, the statement maintained. "The ITU and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) have been pioneers in developing, testing and scaling up ICT applications in areas of healthcare, education, agriculture and livestock, and governance." The last decade has proven very significant in terms of progress for the IT industry in Pakistan. With the opening of incubators, accelerators and angel funding networks, there has been an exponential growth in tech start-ups coming out of Pakistan and raising venture funding from abroad. "The ICTD is an ideal place for researchers and practitioners to present their work and form collaborations and networks. Earlier ICTD conferences were held in Berkeley, Bangalore, Doha, London, Atlanta, Cape Town, Singapore and Ann Arbor. The Information Technology University is a public sector university in the provincial capital. Established in 2013, the university was founded by Dr Umar Saif and was modeled after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The university was established with an aim to advance scholarship and innovation in the areas of science, technology and engineering. Published in Daily Times, July 4th , 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Fakhar meets Swedish writers

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:43
LAHORE:04 July: Fakhar Zaman, who has recently received Pride of Punjab Award from the Punjab government on his Punjabi writings, is visiting Europe these days to attend cultural seminars and conferences. He is accompanied by his wife eminent history scholar Dr Fatima Hussain. In Stockholm, Sweden he had a detailed meeting with famous Swedish poet Peter Curman, deputy mayor of Avesta town, Karin Perers, former president of Stockholm press club and some known writers. They appreciated Zaman’s efforts to introduce Swedish Nobel laureate poet Karlfeldt into Urdu. It was decided in meeting that another international conference on peace will be held in Sweden. Fakhar will also meet German scholars Uwe Friesal, Gino, and Dr Dalia and discuss holding of peace conference in Germany next year.The news.City: Lahore

Lahore College for Women University to organise moot on management sciences

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:28
LAHORE:July 3: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) will organize an international conference on emerging issues in management sciences next week. The main aim of the conference is to bring scholars, researchers, educators, students and other groups interested in research to share their contributions to management sciences. Lahore College for Women University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi said that the conference would provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various universities to share their theoretical knowledge, research findings and educational management practices with their colleagues and academic community. "In the dynamic and competitive business world of today, management practices are more than mere window-dressing. By adopting pertinent practices, companies can gain competitive edge, increase their market share and boost shareholder value," she said. "The conference can address emerging issues in management sconces by focusing on all relevant areas that are significant for organisations and can be used to translate an aspiration for long-term business sustainability into practical and effective solutions." she added. Published in Daily Times, July 3rd, 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreLahore College for Women University

PHEC to expand Community Colleges project across Punjab

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:26
LAHORE:July 3: After a successful pilot project, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) is planning to expand its Community Colleges project from existing four divisional headquarters to all the nine divisions of the province from coming academic session. As per the plan, the PHEC in collaboration with Higher Education Department will be supporting at least two colleges, one male and one female, in every district of the province to launch specially designed Associate Degrees being offered under the Community Colleges project. The aim is simple to offer market-oriented courses and produce graduates equipped with employability skills in order to beat the ever growing unemployment. The project was launched last academic year at four colleges including Govt College Township, Lahore, Govt Post Graduate College for Women, Gujranwala, Govt College Civil Lines, Multan and Govt College for Women, Faisalabad and programmes offered included Associate Degree in IT, Commerce, Mass Communication and Fine Arts with specialisation in Textile Design (only in Faisalabad). “This would have been done much before,” said PHEC chief Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin while expressing optimism and why not as “better late than never.” He added the response received so far was amazing. “The government is really supportive and provided us almost Rs 150 million to expand the project’” he said and added no new infrastructure was required and the funds were being spent on labs and training of faculty. “Our plan is to expand the project across Punjab from September by selecting at least two colleges in each of the district,” he added. The students enrolled in the programmes would be offered paid internships providing them opportunity of practical exposure. Dr Nizam further said 2-year Associate Degree was equivalent to traditional Bachelors Degree and students, if they wanted, could continue further studies afterwards as it was a semester system based programme. Dr Nizam further said Community Colleges, also referred as junior colleges, are the intermediary institutions different advanced countries which cater the needs of local industries. Dr Shahid Soroya, who heads the Community Colleges project at PHEC, said last year principals of four colleges were sent to United States for training so that they gain firsthand experience vis-à-vis Community Colleges and get training. He said the project was designed to address pressing issue of unemployment among educated youth. He said the courses being offered were demand-driven and market oriented. Dr Soroya said the courses were designed keeping in view local industry requirements. “For example, as we are offering Textile Design in Faisalabad, there would be courses related to sports and other industries in Sialkot,” he added. To a question, he further said the Associate Degree programmes were approved as the selected colleges were affiliated with relevant public sector universities for these programmes.The news.City: Lahore

Lahore College for Women University conference next week

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:24
LAHORE :July 3:Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) will organise an international conference on emerging issues in management sciences next week. According to LCWU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi, the conference is aimed at bringing together the scholars, researchers, educators, students and other groups interested in research to present their works on the developments in management sciences. She added that the conference would provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various universities to share their theoretical knowledge, research findings and educational/management practices with their colleagues and the academic community.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreLahore College for Women University

Fumigation to be conducted in Rawalpindi schools

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:12
RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Education Department has decided to conduct fumigation in schools in the district before the resumption of classes. Proposals in this regard have been sought from the principals of all the schools. The principals can send applications directly to the Rawalpindi Health Department in this regard. They can also contact the focal person appointed by Education Department. As many as 990 primary, elementary, high and higher secondary schools were declared dangerous in the perspective of mosquito breeding. Now directives have been issued to the principals of these schools to ensure fumigation and anti-dengue spray is conducted in the precincts and class rooms of respective schools. Separately, the authorities have decided to change the name of Federal Government (FG) Education Institutions located in Islamabad. Pblished in Daily Times, July 1st , 2017.City: Rawalpindi

5-year LLB programme not workable, court told

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:31
LAHORE:01 July:A commission on legal education and law colleges on Friday informed the Lahore High Court that 5-year degree programme of Bachelor in Legislative Law (LLB) was a poor programme and dangerous for the future of coming generations. The commission headed by Anwar Kamal submitted 18-page report before a three-member full bench of the Lahore High Court. The commission in its report claimed that five-year LLB programme seemed result of non-cooperation of various educational institutions and public administrative departments. The full bench was hearing a number of petitions against five-year LLB degree programme, age and grade restrictions for admission in the programme. In its report, the commission stated that there was not even a single subject related to legal education in initial two years of five-year programmes. The commission inspected 18 law colleges in different parts of Punjab and said that environment and standard of law colleges needed to be improved. The commission said the newly-introduced programme was spoiling future of law students and was not workable. A petitioner-lawyer told the court that those students who had crossed age of 26 years and had third division in their final degree were barred from getting admission in legal education. The petitioner said Punjab University had imposed these restrictions which were against the law and fundamental rights of the citizens. Advocate Malik Awais Khalid, the legal adviser of Punjab University, opposed the petition saying that the varsity had abandoned affiliation of those law colleges which were not fulfilling the terms and conditions mandatory for them. After hearing both sides, the full bench directed the public varsities to device affiliation policy for law colleges and sought report. The bench also directed the law colleges to improve their standards and environment for legal education. Hearing adjourned for further arguments.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore