PHEC, GCU ink MoU on PhD scholarship programme

LAHORE:June 10:Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Government College University (GCU) signed an MoU here on Friday to launch International Split PhD Scholarship Programme for the faculty of public sector colleges and universities of Punjab. PHEC Chairman Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin and GCU Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah signed the 33-point MoU regarding funding, eligibility criteria and other initial standard operating procedures for the new international programme.

PU Syndicate holds ‘illegal’ meeting, approves Rs 9bn budget

LAHORE:June 9: The Punjab University on Thursday held its syndicate meeting despite the stay order by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Teachers held a protest outside the vice chancellor's office and tried to stop the meeting. The meeting of syndicate approved budget for fiscal year 2017-18 of Rs 9 billion however, a number of teachers including elected members of PU Senate and PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) stormed into the syndicate meeting and staged a protest demonstration outside the vice chancellor's office terming the meeting illegal.

Rs9b PU budget approved amid teachers’ protest

LAHORE:June 9: Punjab University syndicate meeting chaired by interim Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir approved Rs 9 billion budget for the year 2017-18, amid strong protest from some members of the varsity senate, elected members of the Academic Staff Association (ASA) and faculty members. Those who protested were of the view that the interim VC was supposed to get approval to hold the syndicate meeting from the chancellor, which they claimed he didn’t, owing to which the same was allegedly illegal.

UHS declares BSc nursing results

LAHORE:June 8: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday announced results of BSc nursing (Post RN 2-Year) annual examination. According to details, a total of 186 candidates from seven affiliated institutes appeared in the exams. The passing percentage rained 77.3 percent, with 143 candidates passed and 42 failed Sadia Ibraheem of the New Life College of Nursing, Multan, bagged first position by securing 452marks. Shabana Nasim of the Postgraduate College of Nursing, Lahore, got second position by securing 439 marks.

Punjab Information Technology Board Online Pilgrims Registration

Lahore:June 7: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) on the request of National Haj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has developed and launched ‘Online Pilgrims Registration’ platform for the automation of their operations for Haj 2017. About 9,5000 people from Nigeria will perform haj; 20,000 through private tour operators and 7,5000 through government arrangements.

ITU computing lab invites applications for research positions

LAHORE:June 7:The Embedded Computing Laboratory (ECLab) of Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab has invited applications for various research positions, including PhD candidates and research associates. According to a press release, the selected candidates will be involved in national and European research projects in the areas of information security (software/hardware), massively parallel computing systems and advanced computer architecture and approximate computing.

international education conference held in Lahore

LAHORE:June 7:Punjab Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashhood has said a two-day international education conference will be held in Lahore on October 5 and 6. Chairing a meeting in the committee room of School Education Department on Tuesday, the minister said the world renowned educationists, experts and representatives of international organisations would participate in the conference. The aim of this gathering is to share experiences, study and adopt international models of education, he added.

Tevta has increased number of student for on-job training to 59,000

LAHORE:06 June: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that it has increased the number of student for on-job training from 9,000 to 59,000 in the past three years. Addressing a meeting here on Monday, he said that in 2014 the number of on job training for students was only 9,000 students which had now been increased up to 59,000 in the current year. He said Tevta aimed at increasing the number of on job training to 100,000.The news.

Research internship with University of Washington

LAHORE:06 June:A pioneering FinTech research Center at Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab, first in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Digital Financial Services Research Group (DFSRG) University of Washington (Seattle) is providing eight weeks summer internship opportunity from July 1, 2017 to August 25, 2017, to enthusiastic individuals who intend to join the collaborative research with University of Washington on Digital Financial Services in Pakistan.

AM Anglo Montessori School holds plantation campaign

Rawalpindi:06 June:The students of AM Anglo Montessori School and College celebrated gardening week with much enthusiasm within the school vicinity. As deforestation has increased at its extreme level and global warming has been proved a killing threat for all the species of the earth, the students of AM Anglo School is trying to build up a habit of plantation. The students have tried to give a message to the society not to cut but plant trees. It is a silent message to a noisy global warming that they will take care of their environment.The news.

Punjab University to set up medical college

Lahore:05 June:They said that for the first time, police was deployed at the university for more than one month because of the VC’s failure to handle the situation. They also accused the VC of supporting Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), because of which its activities of vandalism had increased on campus, they claimed while adding that teachers and students felt fearful on campus.

PU teachers divided over VC’s appointment

LAHORE:05 June:Punjab University’s academics are divided over the appointment of a new vice-chancellor at the university, which is expected to be announced by the Punjab chief minister in the upcoming weeks. One group of teachers is demanding that former vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran should be reappointed, while another is demanding that Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir be made the permanent VC.

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