An Exclusive Campus for Girls Announced by University of Karakoram
Karakoram University professor Mr. Dr Attaullah Shah while attending a meeting with press on Wednesday announced establishment of new campus for girls is under way and an exclusive admission package for students attaining third division will soon be declared. The VC of the University said these said initiatives will promote education in the area. The admissions in the University for third division students are bound to start before February 28, he told the press.
Moreover, 50% of fee for the admissions of third division students will be provided by provincial government and the students will be admitted at Diamer Campus in March. To be noted here, Karakoram International University was established in 2002, it has academic staff of 192 and enrolled alumni strength of almost 4000. It is first ever University of Gilgit-Baltistan which offering graduate and post graduate programmes of international standards.
A Delegation of Punjab University Students Visit Parliament House
A delegation comprising of 60 Punjab University students from political science department visited parliament house on Wednesday. The students belonged to Punjab University Sheikhupura Campus. The students witnessed a national assembly session and they were briefed by parliamentary staff about importance of parliament and national assembly. The parliamentary staff welcomed the 60 member delegation.
The students later visited Senate of Pakistan Museum and Gali-e-Dastur. They were shown historical pictures, statues and maps at senate museum. The students concluded their visit as productive and interesting and said they learnt a great deal about parliaments’ functions.
Hazara University to Collaborate With Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Hazara University has signed a MoU with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council on Wednesday. Under this MoU, the University will seek academic, technical and scientific aid from Pakistan Research Council for completion of a scientific programme which is aimed at developing agriculture sector of Pakistan.
The two institutes have agreed to share ideas, skills, and methods to cope with challenges of national agriculture sector. The MoU was signed at PARC office; the VC of Hazara University along with a delegation went to sign this memorandum. Besides scientific and technical support, both the institutes agreed to organize joint conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops at international and national platforms.
The internees of Hazara University will be supported by PARC and the research department of Hazara University will coordinate with PARC for development of research sector. The agriculture of Pakistan constitutes a major part of Pakistan’s GDP. Pakistan is considered an agricultural state as most of its population is earning its livelihood from it. To utilize the full potential of agricultural sector and to preserve the assets of Pakistan, research is required. It is certainly a good initiative that Pakistani University are finally indulging in research activities.
To be noted here is that, according to a survey concluded by Oxford University recently Pakistan’s academic research sector has been found ineffective and slow. There is a large room for progress and changes. Such initiatives and steps will eventually eliminate the weaknesses and pave a progressive path for Pakistan’s research sector.
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Punjab University Sheikhupura Campus.