38.32pc pass BA, BSc annual exam

LAHORE:08 september :Punjab University has declared the results of BA/BSc Annual Examination 2017 here on Thursday. According to result, BSc student Ms Sadaf Zahid (roll number 12476) got overall first position and obtained 681 marks. While BSc students, including Anilah Yasmeen (roll number 19413) & Maleeha Anwar (roll number 17995) jointly shared second position by securing 673 marks while BSc student Asma Latif (roll number 6505) stood third by securing 668 marks. In BA, Nageen Fatima (roll number 22738) stood first by securing 681 marks. While Asma Afzal (roll number 16004) stood second by securing 657 marks and Muqaddas Ijaz (roll number 35247) stood third and obtained 651 marks. The total candidates appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2017 were 229,401 out of which 87,926 candidates passed the exams while the overall pass percentage is 38.32. The total candidates appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination Part-I 2017 were 133,892 out of which 48,633 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage remained 36.32. The total candidates appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination Part-II 2017 were 75,376 out of 33,154 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage remained 43.98. Total candidate appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2017 (Composite) were 20,133 out of them 6,139 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage remained 30.49. BT cotton seed: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir has announced that a team of PU scientists has prepared three new high yielding BT cotton seed varieties which are disease resistant, insect resistant and drought tolerant. He made this announcement during prize distribution ceremony organised in the honour of position-holders of BA/BSc annual examinations 2017 at Al Raazi Hall here on Thursday. PU Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Muhammad Taqi Zahid Butt, Dean Faculty of Science Prof Dr Shahid Kamal, additional controllers of examinations Raja Shahid Javed, Rauf Nawaz, position-holder students, their parents and teachers were present on the occasion. According to a press release, addressing the ceremony, Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir said that these BT cotton seeds were weedicide and insect resistant and it was country’s first genetically-modified cotton seed. He said these varieties had been developed using modern molecular genetic engineering and DNA cloning techniques. He said eight international companies have shown interest in purchase of these varieties. He said that PU scientists, including Dr Tayyab Husnain, Dr Idrees Nasir, Dr Ahmed Ali Shahid, Dr Kausar Malik, Dr Bushra Rashid and Dr Abdul Qayyum have made contributions to development of these BT cotton seed varieties which were called CEMB-33, CEMB-Klean Cotton and CA-12. He said that genetically modified BT cotton seed varieties would be commercialised through seed marketing companies for use in Pakistan agriculture sector to generate additional revenue for university. The PU VC said it would contribute Rs144 billion to the country’s economy. He said that PU was playing its role in country’s socio-economic development. Congratulating the position-holders, he said poor girls had clinched top positions in BA/BSC annual examinations and we must appreciate them for their hard work. He announced that PU would waive off fee for toppers and they would also be provided with PEEF scholarship worth Rs75,000. He also announced Rs100,000, Rs75,000 and Rs65,000 prize for first, second and third position-holders respectively. Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir said that PU had started split BA/BSc in two parts and after many years, courses had been revised at bachelor’s and master’s level. He said it was the biggest examination in the history of Punjab University in which 229,401 candidates had appeared. He said that on the instructions of the vice-chancellor, the examination department was moving towards digital revolution to help candidates. He said that PU would start online admissions and verification systems and one window cell would also be inaugurated soon. Talking to media, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan said the PU team had developed these disease resistant, insect resistant and drought tolerant varieties by incorporating various useful, novel genes in cotton seeds at the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB).The news.

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