New appointment: PU staff backs vice-chancellor’s decision

Lahore:February 27:Responding to a press conference and call for a protest at the Punjab University’s Institute of Geology for replacing the head of the institute, the newly elected Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the varsity has defended the decision by the acting vice-chancellor, calling it a decision based on merit. The PU vice-chancellor, in exercise of the powers under the Punjab University Act, 1973, appointed Dr Shahid Ghazi as Institute of Geology director. Dr Shahid is the senior most and (the only) professor at the institute.

PUASA shown its concern against a lawful decision of the VC

Lahore:27 February: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) has shown its concern and dismay over 'an unjustified hue and cry against a lawful decision of the vice chancellor.' In a press release, the PUASA leadership while mentioning the appointment of the director at PU Institute of Geology observed that the orders were according to the merit policy adopted by the VC. They added that PUASA fully endorsed the lawful steps taken by the VC.The news.

PU Removal of over 40 senior level contract professors

Lahore:27 February: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has shown concern over the removal of over 40 senior level contract professors from Punjab University (PU). In a joint statement, FAPUASA President Prof Dr Hamayoun Khan, Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain and Punjab President Dr Suhail Aftab have said the professors were really big names in their disciplines. “They are our national asset and such professors are highly regarded and respected all around the world, and their potential is fully exploited in the national interest,” they said.

ITU partners with online course provider

Lahore:February 27:Information Technology University (ITU) has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with edX—a non-profit founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to integrate online courses from the world’s best universities into its degree programmes. Created in 2012, edX is a leading online learning destination and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provider offering high quality courses in a very diverse range of practices from the best universities and corporations in the world to learners across the globe.

Education key in eliminating terrorism from country’

Faisalabad:24 February:Education works as an engine to weed out terrorism from the country. We need to develop the entrepreneurial skills among the youth so that they become the job providers rather than seekers. These views were expressed by experts during a seminar titled ‘Youth-let Change Making’on Wednesday. The event was arranged by the department of sociology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The speakers said, “Reduction in unemployment would help eradicate the wave of terrorism in the country.”

LUMS annual book fair 2017 attracts bibliophiles galore

Lahore:24 February:The Lahore University of Management Sciences’ (LUMS) Gad and Birgit Rausing Library organised its annual book fair on Thursday. A statement issued on Thursday said the objective was to build love for reading among students by providing them with easy access to a wide range of quality fiction and nonfiction books. The LUMS library holds a book fair each year. In 2017, the varsity exhibited books by leading local and international booksellers and publishers at specially discounted prices for students.

Books and literature: Lyallpur literary festival begins at GCUF

Faisalabad:February 24:The two-day Lyallpur Literary Festival 2017 has begun at Government College University Faisalabad on Thursday. On the occasion, the speakers stressed the need for promoting mother tongue and culture which, they said, would bring a qualitative change and tolerance. The participants also spoke on the role of mysticism, media ethics, Punjabi and Urdu literary and linguistic heritage.

Punjab University Exams schedule:

Lahore:February 24: Punjab University’s Examinations Department has notified that the BA/BSc Part-I & II Annual Examinations 2017 will commence from April 19 and April 5, 2017 respectively while BA/BSc (Composite) Annual Examination 2017 will also commence from April 5, 2017. Meanwhile, Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of BS Applied Geology second Prof Annual Examination 2016 and BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (4-year programme) Part-II second Annual Examination 2015.The news.

Use of drugs by BZU students growing: report

Multan:February 24:Use of drugs by students, especially of Fine Arts, of Multan’s Bahauddin Zakariya University is on the increase, reveals a secret inquiry to probe such reports. Sources told The News that in such a report the Special Branch had informed the Chief Minister about the development at the largest university in South Punjab, who subsequently directed the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) to hold a secret inquiry into the same and submit a report accordingly.


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