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LCWU suspends online classes; PU to continue

LAHORE:31 March:In line with directions of the federal HEC, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) has announced treating the ongoing closure until May 31 as summer vacation and suspended online classes for its students. It is pertinent to mention that recently the HEC had asked universities to start teaching online if they had well-instituted and operational learning management system (LMS); otherwise, the universities might choose to remain closed for all formal academic processes until May 31, 2020, and consider the break period as summer vacation.

University of Engineering produces sanitizer, soaps and sprays

LAHORE :29 March: Two working groups from Chemical Engineering and Chemistry departments of University of Engineering and Technology, under the supervision of their deans, have produced multiple lines of sanitisers, liquid disinfectant soaps, herbal antiviral disinfectants, and alcohol-based sprays. The groups have produced these items according to the formulations recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO). The university has distributed sanitisers and disinfectant liquid soap among 163 international students who are living in the hostels, guards, and other essential staff.

Chinese varsity to set up hospital to fight virus

LAHORE:28 March: A Chinese university, Kunming University of Science and Technology, has announced that it would set up a hospital in Lahore for prevention from corona and conducting research on the deadly virus. The university will also donate corona test kits, masks and gloves to Pakistan. Kunming University of Science and Technology and University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore have also constituted a joint research group.

Governor Sarwar visits quarantine in GC University

LAHORE:28 March:Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar visited the quarantine centre in Government College University Lahore. The Punjab governor said carelessness for a moment could cause death during coronavirus pandemics. He said “Covid-19 has become greatest challenge for Pakistan but we will defeat it by unity.” He stated all medical and paramedical staff especially the doctors were fighting coronavirus on the frontline. Universities are also playing vital role, he added.

Former VC of Punjab University Dr Rafique Ahmed laid to rest

LAHORE :26 March:Former vice-chancellor of Punjab University and renowned activist of Pakistan Movement Prof Dr Rafique Ahmed passed away here Wednesday. He was laid to rest at Hazrat Mian Mir village graveyard. His Namaz-e-Janaza was led by Pir Syed Munawar Hussain Shah Jamati. NPT Vice-Chairman Mian Farooq Altaf, Jamaat-e-Islami Naib Ameer Liaquat Baloch, Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Dr Niaz Ahmad, Prof Dr Mazhar Saleem, Hafiz Marghoob Ahmad Hamdani, Akhtar Hussain Qureshi and people from different walks of life attended. He is survived by one son, Dr Fawad Ahmad.

GC University switching to virtual teaching

LAHORE:26 March:In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, all the academic departments of Government College University (GCU) Lahore have been fast switching to virtual teaching for the students of all degree programmes. GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi has directed the chairpersons of the departments to maintain the record of all online classes, digital handouts and recorded audio and video lectures besides ensuring necessary training and facilitation of faculty members by the newly formed Directorate of IT.

Pakistani engineers develop anti-bacterial wipes to protect from coronavirus

LAHORE :24 March: The Punjab University’s chemical engineers have developed anti-bacterial disposable wipes and sanitiser on a par with the standards of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help protect people from coronavirus. Addressing a press briefing on Sunday, Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Akhter said people were ignoring many things which could be a source of spreading coronavirus such as mobile phones, purses, keys, pens, door handles, stair railings, ATMs and public washrooms.

PUnjab University engineers make wipes, sanitiser

LAHORE:23 March:Punjab University’s chemical engineers have developed anti-bacterial disposable wipes and sanitizer as per WHO guidelines which would help to protect people from coronavirus. In this regard, PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad addressed a press briefing along with Department of Polymer Engineering and Technology’s associate professors Dr Bilal Haider, Dr Atif Islam, Assistant Professor Dr Areeba Farooq, student volunteers, including Hamza Javed, Rahat Rashid, Hafiz Abdullah, Muhammad Asad and Musa Raza at Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICET) here Sunday.

Governor Sarwar inaugurates telemedicine centre at PU

LAHORE :22 March: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar inaugurated a telemedicine centre at Punjab University Teaching Hospital here on Saturday. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, Punjab Corona Response Team Member and PU Telemedicine Centre Focal Person Dr Zeeshan Danish, Chief Medical Officer Dr Muhammad Akram, Dr Tahseen Zameer and other doctors were present on the occasion. Talking to the media, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar lauded Punjab University’s role in combating coronavirus. He also praised the PU VC and his team.

University of Engineering signs MoU for paperless ECAT

LAHORE :22 March: University of Engineering and Technology (UET), and Virtual University of Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct paperless Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT). UET Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar and VU Rector Naeem Tariq accompanied by VU Controller of Examination Dr Faisal Tehseen Shah signed the MoU. Under the MoU, computer-based combined entry test 2020 will be conducted by University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in Punjab.

Varsities power shift: Solar energy to save Rs256 million annually

LAHORE:20 February: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Wednesday said 10 major universities of the province, including Punjab University, will be switched over to solar energy in the first phase of a scheme, saving Rs256 million annually. “A total of Rs6.41 billion will be saved in 25 years,” he said during a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held at Governor House. The Department of Energy and Punjab University signed the MoU under the project to convert all public sector universities to solar energy on the occasion.

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