Punjab University Dean Faculty Honoured

Lahore:December 5:Punjab University Dean Faculty of Life Sciences and former registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan was awarded ‘YKSUG Visiting Professor Fellowship’ by Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus. According to the Ministry of Education, Republic of Belarus, ‘YKSUG Visiting Professor Fellowship’ is awarded to help improve bilateral academic linkages and research collaborations between Belarusian and Pakistani universities.The news.

Government College University Faisalabad to hold 8th annual convocation

FAISALABAD:03 December:Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will organise its 8th annual convocation at new campus on December 13. A spokesman of the university said here on Saturday that Punjab governor and GCUF chancellor would grace the occasion as chief guest, whereas GCUF vice chancellor would preside over the event for which all arraignments were being finalised.

Appointments of VCs: ‘Finalisation of search committee around the

LAHORE:03 December:The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) is scrutinising proposed committee members for the search committee which will vet potential candidates for vice chancellors in eight universities. The committee is to be finalised within a few days. A total of 12 names for the VC search committee had been recommended by the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) earlier in November and three to five members would constitute each of the search committee.

Private medical colleges barred from admission

LAHORE:02 December: The Lahore High Court Thursday reserved judgment on petitions challenging central admission policy of the private medical colleges and restrained the private colleges from offering admission and displaying merit lists. A division bench headed by Justice Ayesha A Malik and Justice Jawad Hassan heard the petitions moved by students and Young Doctors Association. During the proceedings, Advocate Ijaz Ahmad Awan who was representing the students submitted that the last date has been announced by the medical colleges to apply for admission.

Protesting students want their degrees recognised by HEC

LAHORE:02 December:A large number of students of the Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS) held a protest and a sit-in outside the Lahore Press Club on Thursday. They demanded that their degrees get attested by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Students were of the view that the ICBS management, HEC, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) had misled them. They added that despite several assurances, their degrees were not being recognised by the authorities.

24th Convocation: UET confers honorary PhD on Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE:01December:The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has conferred honorary doctoral degree on Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday at its 24th Convocation. Speaking at the convocation, the federal minister, who was also the guest of honour, thanked the university for the degree and said that it was an honour to receive it from his alma mater. He said, “I dedicate this honour to my parents and teachers”.

1,742 graduates conferred degrees, medals at IUB convocation

BAHAWALPUR:01December:At least 1,742 graduates, who completed their PhD, MPhil and other courses, were awarded medals and degrees at the 12th Convocation of Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) on Wednesday. Provincial Minister for Higher Education Raza Haider Gilani, IUB Vice-Chancellor Prof Qaisar Mushtaq deans of faculties, academics and students attended the ceremony. Raza Haider Gilani said the graduates should work hard instead of adopting short cuts. “People in western countries consider themselves as best nations of the world as they believe in hard work,” he said.

Writers urged to focus on foreign literary figures

LAHORE:01December: World Punjabi Congress Chairman Fakhar Zaman has said our expatriate writers should write on foreign poets, writers and about literary movements abroad. Delivering a presidential address at a function with Dutch-Pakistani writer Asad Mufti, arranged by the Punjab Institute of Language and Culture (PILAC), Fakhar Zaman said that one should not forget the roots but one has to use the images and sensibility which is the hallmark of a particular foreign country.

Students protest against private college

LAHORE:01December:Dozens of students from a private college staged a sit-in outside Lahore Press Club on Thursday against the college's administration for not awarding them degrees. The students also burnt tyres to express their anger over the injustice. They vowed not to leave the place till their issue was resolved. The students alleged that they had completed their degrees but the institute was not awarding them degrees despite passage of two years.

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