Rawalpindi

HEC Quality Assurance Agency team visits Arid University

Rawalpindi:February 14:The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the committee of experts from various universities of the country visited of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday. The purpose of the visit was to review the PMAS-AAUR MS/M.Phil/Equivalent & Ph.D Programs’ compliance with the HEC's minimum criteria/guidelines set for these programmes.

QAU ranked among Asia’s top 100 varsities

Rawalpindi:10 February:Quaid-i-Azam University has broken into the top 100 universities of Asia while it is listed among the top 500 in the world, according to the latest rankings issued by the Times Higher Education (THE) at the 2018 Asia Universities Summit in China, local media reported on Thursday. This year, Pakistan only had one varsity in the top 500 and a total of four in the top 1,000 universities in the world.

Royal Colleges of Physicians organises 4th MRCP Paces Course

Rawalpindi:February 9: A five-day Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK) Paces Course was organised by Rawalpindi Medical University here at New Teaching Block in Holy Family Hospital. Rawalpindi Medical University organised the course, 4th of a series under the leadership of Vice Chancellor RMU and Chief Executive Allied Hospitals Professor Muhammad Umar. PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training in UK.

AIOU has largest book warehouse in Asia

Rawalpindi;29 January:With a capacity of over five million books, the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has one of the biggest book warehouses in Asia. According to the University’s Press and Publication department, a large number of books are available in the warehouse at any given time to meet the needs of its 1.3 million students. The printing network is the one of the largest in the country, where on an average 3.5 million books are printed each semester. The varsity employs the latest printing, cutting and folding machines to handle the immense load.

SLS School celebrates ‘World as a Global Village

Rawalpindi:January 9: All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School are celebrating ‘World as a Global Village’ as the theme for their on-going term. Following this theme SLS Tufail Road Branch recently held an Information Fair in which they highlighted a wide array of cultural traditions, food, performances and music from around the globe, says a press release.

New students advised to focus on research activities

Rawalpindi :December 28: An orientation ceremony for the new students of Agriculture Faculty was held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) Research Farm Koont, here on Wednesday. The ceremony is a regular activity of the University which is arranged for the newly-enrolled students to familiarise them with the university's environment, its rules and regulations, so that students can sail smoothly while earning their degree and harvest optimal benefits out of available facilities.

Anglo’s lively ‘Golden Jubilee Sports Gala’

Rawalpindi :December 24: At the three-day Golden Jubilee Sports Gala 2017 organised by Anglo Arabic Higher Secondary School and College with great fanfare providing ample opportunities and level playing field to the students to exhibit their sporting skills. Principal Saima Afzal, Executive Committee of Anglo Arabic Higher Secondary School including President Abdul Waheed Malik, General Secretary Nisar Ahmad Malik, former principal Nisar Nazish, Finance Secretary Amadul Hassan Abbasi, and others attended the three-day event.

Students express passion to promote mountaineering

Rawalpindi:December 12: More than 300 million Pakistanis are directly or indirectly relying on mountains for their livelihood and it is imperative on us to conserve, protect and promote mountains and mountaineering, says a press release. This was said by National Secretary of the Pakistan Youth Hostel Association (PYHA) and former ambassador Qazi Humayun while welcoming the young participants of a poster competition and lecture organised at the PYHA Islamabad chapter here on Monday to celebrate the International Mountain Day.

DEA to seal schools not following security SOPs

Rawalpindi:December 11: District Education Authority (DEA) have decided to take action against public and private schools, particularly those not following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), issued by the Punjab Government to ensure security of the students. It was decided in a meeting that the schools, violating orders of the government and not sufficient security arrangements, would be sealed. Special teams have been formed to conduct raids and check security arrangements of the schools.

Punjab seals 13 school canteens

Rawalpindi:December 10: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday sealed 13 schools canteens for selling carbonated cola drinks during a special drive to ensure safe and healthy food to children in schools. Additional Director General (Operations) Rafia Haider informed that PFA’s teams visited 589 public and private schools during whole day activity in Punjab. PFA teams served improvement notices to 314 canteens and imposed fine on 12 school canteens for not conforming to PFA instruction.

China team visits Arid Agriculture University

Rawalpindi:December 5: A six members delegation from Guizhou Academy of Sciences, China headed by Prof. Zhang Hongjiang visited Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) to see the potential for development of mountainous agriculture, situation of economic crop cultivation in Pakistan, sharing information regarding agricultural products & crop pest control and to explore the further possibilities to exchange technical knowledge and establish a mutual working relationship between both the institutions.

Educational institutions to remain closed for two days

Rawalpindi:27 November: All public and private schools, colleges and universities in the province including Rawalpindi will remain close today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the law and order situation in the province particularly the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Punjab government on Sunday decided to close down all educational institutions and a notification has been issued in this regard. Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed has confirmed that all educational institutions (public and private) in the province will remain close on November 27 and 28.

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