Commission to monitor Private Universities

Lahore:December 20: Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said the Punjab government will set up a commission to monitor the working of private sector universities of the province. He was talking to the media at the Government College University (GCU) where he chaired a meeting of Vice Chancellors (VCs) of all public sector universities of Punjab on Monday. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin, PHEC director general Dr Shahid Soroya and officials of Higher Education Department attended the meeting.

People suffer as students protest clogs roads

Lahore:December 20:Traffic on majority of city roads came to a standstill for several hours after dozens of students of a university blocked Canal Bank Road here on Monday. The students started their protest around 12 noon by blocking Canal Bank Road between the underpass of New Muslim Town and Punjab University. Monday’s closure of one of the main city arteries clearly showed the competence level of the city administration and law enforcing agencies, including traffic police to handle such situations.

Prof Dr Azhar Majeed PhD awarded

LAHORE:December 19:Prof Dr Azhar Majeed Qureshi has completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in "Teaching and Learning with Concentration Area of Science Education" from Georgia State University of Atlanta (USA). Dr Azhar, Assistant Professor at University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, had been in the USA on USAID Pakistan scholarship to complete his PhD in Georgia. He was awarded the PhD degree by the university in a convocation held at Rialto Center, Atlanta.The news.

One lakh laptops for students next year

Lahore:December15:The Punjab government has planned to distribute one lakh laptops among the intelligent and brilliant students during 2016-17. In this regard, a meeting was held in the Civil Secretariat on Wednesday with Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani in the chair. Secretary Higher Education Nasim Nawaz and representatives of P&D, Finance, Punjab Procurement & Regulatory Authority, Higher Education and Punjab Information Technology Board attended the meeting.

Student found dead in hostel room

Lahore:December 14: A boarding student of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was found dead in his hostel room under mysterious circumstances on Monday. The student, Shahmir Bajwa, a resident of Karachi, was studying fifth semester of accounting and finance programme. The university staff had to break open the door on Monday evening as the door was locked from inside. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

PITB invites incubation applications

Lahore:December 14:Plan9, a tech incubator of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has invited applications from interested Pakistani nationals above 18 years, both male and female, for the 9the cycle of incubation latest by December 20 to get the best network of professional mentors, exceptional networking opportunities at multiple events and workshops and get to be a part of international competitions and exchange programmes.

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