PMDC starts action against colleges over admission policy

LAHORE:November 28: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Ministry of Health (NHRS&C) have started taking action against the colleges, which are not following the centralised admission policy 2016. According to a press release issued here Monday, PM&DC President, in a statement, said that all colleges have to submit their student registration lists before 31st of March, 2018, for the session 2017 -2018 to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council after completing the admissions as per centralised admission policy 2016; otherwise, students shall not be registered with PM&DC. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has strictly directed that admission to MBBS and BDS courses in public and private sector institutions of Pakistan and abroad shall be governed by Admission Regulations 2016, vide SRO I003 (I) 2016 dated 27th October, 2016 (admissions, house job and internship regulations 2016) which are available on PM&DC website i.e. www.pmdc.org.pk. All students, their parents and institutions are advised to strictly follow the centralised provincial/regional admission/entrance test policy described in above SRO and all the other decisions made by thePakistan Medical and Dental Council. He cautioned that any admission taken or granted against these regulations shall be considered as violation of PM&DC rules and shall not be registered by affiliating university and PM&DC. The violating institution shall be penalised under the Ordinance I962. Quaid-e-Azam Day: A meeting held here on Monday reviewed and finalised arrangements for celebrating Quaid-e-Azam Day this year in a befitting manner. The meeting was chaired by Punjab Schools Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan while Secretary Schools Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, DG Walled City of Lahore Authority Kamran Lashari, Special Secretary (Schools) Rana Hassan Akhtar, DGPR Shahid Iqbal and representatives of different departments including Higher Education, Finance, Women Development, Sports, Police and Transport were present. Punjab Minister Rana Mashhood informed the meeting that the government had planned to celebrate the Quaid-e-Azam Day in a befitting manner on December 25. Under the programme, a historic mega event is planned at the Punjab University to pay homage to the founder of the nation. Colorful ceremonies will also be held in different departments at the district level across the province, he added. The minister said on December 25, 200,000 teachers would take the oath and the historic ceremony of reciting national anthem and flags’ waving would also be performed. A team of Guinness Book of World Record will cover it for setting a new world record, he added. Rana Mashhood further said the Punjab government would also invite students from other provinces to promote national unity and local culture of different areas would be highlighted as well. The meeting decided to constitute different teams to arrange the ceremony in a befitting manner.The news.

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