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Dawood College’s principal commits suicide on campus

KARACHI - Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) was left in a state of shock on Monday after its principal, Professor Salman Baloch, committed suicide on campus. Baloch jumped off the rooftop of the four-storey DCET building, but he was still breathing when his colleagues and students found him. He was immediately rushed to the Liaquat National Hospital, but he breathed his last on the way. The principal had come to the college as per normal, DCET students told Pakistan

‘10% more female smokers in colleges and varsities in last few...

KARACHI - The number of female smokers in the colleges and universities of the country has jumped from six percent to 16 percent in a matter of a few years, disclosed healthcare experts during 12th Biennial Convention of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) on the topic of 'Tobacco Control - Key to Disease Prevention'. They expressed grave concern over the popularity of cigarettes among the youth due to their lower prices, saying that cigarettes are cheaper than a loaf of bread

Govt mulls affiliation of federal colleges with QAU

ISLAMABAD - Leader of the House in Senate, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari on Saturday said that government was mulling to affiliate all federal colleges with Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) for awarding degrees.
While addressing an Annual Sports Prize Distribution Ceremony 2010-11 arranged by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), he said that federal institutes would be affiliated with the QAU so that the students could get degrees from QAU instead of the

146 posts lying vacant in 21 Gujranwala colleges

GUJRANWALA - As many as 146 posts of teachers are lying vacant in 21 colleges in Gujranwala district - 64 in seven boys' colleges and 82 in 14 girls' colleges - despite tall claims of the government to improve literacy in the province. A recent survey disclosed that there was not a single post of a BPS-20 professor in any of the 14 girls' colleges in the district while eight posts of associate professors of BPS-19 out of total 34 had been lying vacant since long. Similarly, 97

LHC takes suo motu notice against govt colleges’ BoGs

LAHORE - Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry while heading a division bench on Tuesday heard a suo motu case about establishment of Board of Governors (BoGs) in government colleges and observed that though policy making rested with the government, courts could take notice if a policy conflicted with the constitution.
Earlier, lawyer Asad Manzoor Butt, representing students and teachers, had pleaded that the establishment of BoGs was in violation of

LHC seeks Punjab govt’s reply on fake medical colleges

LAHORE - Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday sought reply from the Punjab government on a petition challenging establishment of four unrecognized medical colleges in the province.
The government was already directed to file a reply but it failed to comply with court directions.
Justice Saeed observed that almost one month had already been granted to the government but it had failed to come up with its contention on the matter. "There will be hundreds

Fatima Jinnah College’s Annual Sports Day held

LAHORE - Fatima Jinnah College organised its Annual Sports Day on Thursday as part of its silver jubilee celebrations. Chief Guest Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal inaugurated the sports day along with Fatima Jinnah College Principal Asia Begum and Sports Department Head Shazia Zainab.
Around 500 students participated in the event in which students from FA and BA classes participated in the march past and PT show. Asia welcomed the chief guest and appreciated her active

Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges Annual Funfair held

LAHORE - The Annual Science, Art and Funfair of the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges, Islampura Branch was held on Saturday at the campus from 10am to 4pm. Punjab Education Secretary Aslam Kamboh was the chief guest while PTICEF Education Director Kamil Ture and PTICEF Regional Director Turgut Puyan also attended the event.
Students of classes from pre-nursery to fifth grade prepared models, projects, presentations and stalls and displayed them at the event. Special

Health secretary summoned for bogus medical colleges petition

LAHORE - Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Monday issued notices for Feb 25 to secretary health and other respondents on a petition challenging opening of four medical colleges in the province. Advocate Noshab A Khan filed the petition stating that the government of Punjab inaugurated four medical colleges without fulfilling basic requirements.
He said it should have approved recognition of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for validation of

‘Four new medical colleges to educate the poor’

LAHORE - Establishing four new medical colleges in Punjab is part of mission of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to enable children of poor people acquire education, as their parents cannot afford expenses of million of rupees in private-sector medical colleges, Punjab Health Parliamentary Secretary Saeed Elahi said on Tuesday. He said that the decision to set-up medical colleges in the public-sector has complete support of the Punjab government and finance department and it has

CM inaugurates two ‘fake’ medical colleges

lahore - In a clear violation of Supreme Court orders, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated two "fake" medical colleges on Monday, as the Health Department has yet to apply to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for their recognition, sources told Pakistan Today.
In its verdict in 2004-05, a full SC bench had declared all medical colleges not recognised by the PMDC as "fake". Sources said the Health Department had not even applied to the PMDC for the

HEC mulls taking indirect control of post-graduate colleges

ISLAMABAD - Higher Education Commission (HEC) is seriously mulling to take indirect control of all government post-graduate colleges, it has
been learnt.
A source in HEC told Pakistan Today that a committee had been constituted to look after the affairs of the post-graduate colleges.
It said the committee consisting of six universities includes University of the Punjab, Peshawar University, Gomal University, Karachi University and Sindh University.
It added that

PMA flays Sheikh Zayed Medical College’s high fees

LAHORE - The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) office-bearers including Dr Sarwar Chaudhry, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Dr Tanveer Anwar, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Izhar Chaudhry, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Akhtar Rashid and Dr Salman Kazmi on Sunday condemned the Government Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Lahore's administration for charging Rs 0.5 million annual fees from its students and termed it a "great injustice".
They urged Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to decrease the

HED violates merit – Deputy Director Colleges appointment stirs resentment

LAHORE - Punjab Higher Education Secretary Haseeb Ather has violated the rules of the department in appointing a former federal secretary's son Ahsan Mumtaz as Deputy Director Colleges Lahore, Pakistan Today learnt on Wednesday.
Educationists have shown concern over the appointment made against Basic Pay Scale 18.
Unrest in the HED: HED sources claim the HED Secretary's violation of merit came as a surprise to department but they were helpless given that the HED Secretary

PMA rejects PMDC’s objections to new colleges

LAHORE: The statements issued by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) against the opening of four new medical colleges by the Punjab government are based on 'mala fied intentions', office bearers of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) said in a statement on Friday.
The statement further read that the PMDC has raised objections to opening government medical colleges, which will provide cheap, quality education, however has 'turned a blind eye' to irregularities going

UHS reforms testing system – Single entry test for medical colleges...

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences (UHS) shall conduct a single and unified entrance test from next year for intermediate candidates interested in taking admission in medical and dental institutions of the Punjab, UHS Vice Chancellor Prof Malik Hussain Mubashar said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, Malik said the decision of conducting single entrance test was made keeping in view the best international practices. He said that entry test shall be held soon after FSc

maritime colleges ruining careers

KARACHI: The Ministry of Ports and Shipping is patronising a gimmick of around Rs 50 million a year just by ignoring private maritime colleges providing GP3 training to students aspiring to be professional seamen.
It has been learnt that these private colleges pay commissions to their agents for enticing young students for the costly GP3 training, commonly known as seaman training, despite the fact that some 500,000 seafarers are idle and have no jobs. Every year some 1,200