LAHORE:12 August: Punjab University on Friday declared BA/BSc Annual Examination 2011 results and a private student, Muhammad Mohsin Ali, secured top position overall by attaining 688 marks out of 800.
A ceremony was held in honour of position holders, in which Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran was the chief guest.
Private candidate Muhammad Mohsin Ali was the overall topper who attained 688 marks out of 800. In BA, private candidate Kanwal Latif got 668 marks and stood second while third position was shared by private candidates Muqaddas Shehbaz and Maria Anam by securing 661 marks.
Total of 143,750 candidates appeared in the examinations out of which 57,284 passed, showing a pass percentage of 39.85. Out of the 45,778 boys, 12,309 were declared successful with a percentage of 26.89, whereas 97,972 girls appeared out of whom 44,975 passed with a percentage of 45.91. In special students category, 4,060 candidates appeared out of which 2,241 passed the exams.
In BSc, Punjab College of Science’s Sania Riaz, roll 075419, got 686 marks, Government Queen Mary College’s Sundus Shehzadi roll no 062499 got 658 marks, Punjab College for Women Civil Lines Gujranwala’s Suneela roll no 025685 got 655 marks and stood first, second and third, respectively.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr Kamran said that the nation had not been put on the path of knowledge and research and that was the basic reason of all the problems.
He said that the rulers had not been paying attention to education since the inception of Pakistan, adding that at least four percent of the GDP should be allocated for education and one percent for research. He said that if the rulers could unite on 17th and 18th amendments, then why were they not uniting for the promotion of education in the country.
He said that on the contrary, funds of Higher Education Commission were being slashed despite availability of money. He said that the clash between the government and the HEC began on the issue of degree verification of the politicians, but universities were not entities of political parties or any individual, they should be considered national institutions. He said that Pakistan was a country of 180 million people but it could not win a single gold medal in Olympics while those countries clinched awards, which were not well known to the world.
Dr Kamran congratulated position holders on behalf of the Punjab University teachers, employees and students and attributed their success to the prayers of their parents and teachers. He advised the students that attainment of knowledge should be the goal of their life and keep in view the example of China, which wanted to become super power of knowledge.
In his inaugural address, Examinations Controller Dr Liaquat Ali said PU gave 288 examinations in a year and appreciated the efforts of the examination department in this regard. The vice chancellor also presented cheques amounting to Rs 100,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 65,000 as cash reward for the students who attained first, second and third positions.
Additional Examinations Controller Ahmed Ali Chattha, Faculty of Engineering Dean Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, heads of various departments, position holder students and their parents and teachers also attended the ceremony.Daily Times.