English Literary Society organised opening ceremony of book

LAHORE:01July:Encounters,’ a debut collection of thematic short stories (fiction) by Akif Rashid received enormous response from literary circles here at Alhamra Adbi Bethak on Saturday evening. English Literary Society in association with Progressive Writers’ Association organised the opening ceremony of the book, which was attended by distinguished personalities from literature, film and academic circles.

1,034 students receive degrees at convocation

LAHORE:01 July: The 31st convocation of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was held here on Sunday in which 1,034 students received degrees making it the university’s largest convocation ceremony, to date. According to a press release, Dr Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister of Pakistan’s special assistant and Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, was the chief guest at the ceremony attended by students along with their parents, faculty, and staff from each school.

FAPUASA regarding ban on recruitments to the universities

LAHORE :June 30:Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has termed the Higher Education Department (HED) notification unlawful regarding ban on recruitments to the universities where the remaining tenure of vice-chancellors (VCs) is less than six months and acting VCs have been assigned to look after the affairs. In a press release, FAPUASA President Dr Sohail Yousaf said the notification was illegal and unlawful use of the governor/chancellor’s authority by the Higher Education Department.

University of Engineering BSc admission test on July 14

LAHORE: June 28:University of Engineering & Technology (UET) has announced that entrance test for admission to UET, its affiliated engineering colleges and other engineering institutions will be held on July 14. After the engineering colleges admission test (ECAT), applications for admission in BSc would be received in September 2019. Last date for data entry and generation of Admit Card online is July 3.

FDE abolishes school, college wings in federal capital

RAWALPINDI:25 June: In a surprising move, the apex education regulator of the federal capital has decided to abolish its school and college wings while revising portfolios of six directors by handing them greater responsibilities. According to the notification issued by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) director general, six directors were given additional responsibilities which will come into effect from July 1.

University of Engineering VC appointed

LAHORE:25 June: Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab on Monday issued appointment notification of Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore. He was serving as Vice Chancellor of a private university and formerly was Principal of the Punjab University’s College of Information Technology (PUCIT). Dr Mansoor Sarwar joined the university on Monday and was warmly received by the faculty members and administration of the university. Prof Mansoor Sarwar holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, USA.The news.

Governor’s wife announces girls guide awareness campaign

LAHORE:June 24: Punjab governor’s wife and president of Punjab Girls Guide Association (PGGA), Parveen Sarwar, on Sunday announced initiating girls guide awareness campaign across the province. Addressing a meeting of the association here at Governor’s House, she said girls would be offered courses regarding beautician, medical first aid, self-defence, table setting and decoration, social ethics, effective communication skills and collaboration.

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