Radio drama: PU student duo wins international award

LAHORE:October 17: Two journalism students from Punjab University have bagged an international award for a radio drama depicting Pakistan’s struggle to cope with the growing scourge of militancy.

Ali Yaldram and Masood Mallhi from Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) participated in a competition organised by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) of the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The competition was part of the Fall Super-Regional Conference held between October 13 and October 15 in Columbia.

Second conference: PU to host linguistic studies seminar

LAHORE:October 17: Punjab University Institute of Languages in collaboration with Pakistan Higher Education Commission will organise a three-day 2nd international conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP) on Tuesday.

The central theme of the conference is “Aspects and Approaches in Contemporary Linguistic Studies”. A large number of delegates from Islamabad, Karachi, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and other cities of the country will participate in the conference.

Obstacles’ to examination FJMU students a bundle of nerves

LAHORE:October 17:  The Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) students are bearing the brunt of alleged flaw in the varsity Act as the institute has once again been barred from conducting examinations of its undergraduates which were scheduled to be held this month.

Surprisingly, the FJMU has no provision in its Act for having a constituent medical college, a main requirement for registration with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The Council refused to register the FJMU and directed it to implement its rules in letter and spirit.

Students to apply for rechecking through colleges

Lahore:October 17: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has directed the regular students seeking rechecking of their intermediate part-I papers to submit their applications for the purpose to their respective colleges.  

The private candidates, however, can submit applications directly to the board. Lahore BISE  Chairman Prof Ch Muhammad Ismail said the students would be informed about the day and time for the rechecking of their papers through SMS.The news.

Punjab University date sheets of Various Exams

Lahore:October 15: Punjab University issued the date sheets of various examinations on Friday.

The exams include BA/BSc (Composite) Supplementary Examination, 2016, BA Supplementary Examination, 2016, for the Hearing Impaired Students and MSc Home Economics Part-II Second Annual Examination, 2015. Detailed date sheets are available at the PU website news.

PHEC Community Colleges

Lahore:October 15: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairperson Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin has said that PHEC in collaboration with Higher Education Department has taken the initiative of establishing community colleges on the pattern of  the United States, Canada and other developed countries to impart market-oriented skills education to students.

GC University scientists modify mosquito to Check Dengue

Lahore:October 15:Government College University (GCU) on Friday announced achieving a major breakthrough as its medical entomologists successfully genetically modified the Aedes aegypti mosquito in order to block the transmission of dengue virus to humans.

The varsity’s Zoology Department announced that “the research has good potential to completely eradicate the dengue vectors and virus from Pakistan, saving thousands of precious lives.”

University of Veterinary World Egg Day observed

Lahore:October 15:In order to create awareness about nutritional value of egg and its importance for the growth of human body, “World Egg Day” was observed at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on Friday.

The day was celebrated by organising various activities, including a seminar, a walk and egg dishes and egg shell model making contests, funny skits and poetry recitation etc.

1,000 students apply for paper remarking

Lahore:October 15:Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore has received over 1,000 applications by candidates for rechecking of papers of Intermediate Part-I Annual Examination 2016.

A large number of students on Friday had protested against the BISE authorities for what they termed wrong marking. After the protest, the board authorities had offered free-of-cost rechecking of papers for which last date is October 25.

Students shout slogans during a protest outside Press Club

Lahore :October 14 : Hundreds of college students from all over Lahore took to the streets on Thursday to protest against the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), accusing it of “unjust marking” in the Intermediate Part 1 examinations.

The widespread protests forced Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to take notice of the incident. He has directed the higher education secretary to thoroughly investigate the case and submit a report.

Tevta Interest-free loan to its 5,400 Graduates

Lahore:October 14 :Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has given Rs 288 million interest-free loan to its 5,400 graduates through Akhuwwat.  

Tevta Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, chairing a meeting to review the progress of the loan scheme, said the scheme had been started on the directions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to help the poor Tevta gradates to enable them to establish their own business or expand their existing businesses.

Virtual University Admission Date Extended

Lahore:October 14 :Virtual University (VU) has extended the date for submission of admission forms for different academic programmes. A VU spokesperson said the forms could now be submitted till October 21, 2016. The admission forms of diplomas, short courses, associate degree, bachelor's and master's degree programmes can also be obtained from the university’s website news.


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