LAHORE: The Punjab University on Thursday declared the results of BA/BSc annual examination 2017.

Some 229,401 candidates appeared in the exams. Of them 87,926 passed with overall 38.3 percentage.

The first three positions were cliched by girl students of BSc. Sadaf Zahid secured first position with 681 marks. Anilah Yasmeen and Maleeha Anwar shared second position with 673 marks and Asma Latif stood third by securing 668 score.

In BA, girl students also managed to secure first two positions. Nagheen Fatima stood first with 681 marks and Asma Afzal second with 657. Muqaddas Ijaz got third position with 651 marks.

The total candidates appeared in BA/BSc annual examination (part-I) were 133,892 out of whom 48,633 passed with 36.32 percentage. In part-II, 75,376 candidates appeared. Of them 33,154 succeeded with 43.9 percentage. In composite category, 20,133 candidates appeared. Of them 6,139 passed with 30.4 percentage.

38.3pc get through PU exams

Congratulating the position holders, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir said the girls from humble families had clinched top positions in BA/BSc annual examinations and they must be appreciated for their hard work.

He announced fee waiver for toppers and said they would also be provided with PEEF scholarship worth Rs75,000 each. He also announced Rs100,000, Rs75,000 and Rs65,000 prize for first, second and third position holders, respectively.

Controller Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir said the varsity had started split BA/BSc in two parts and after many years, courses had been revised at bachelor’s and master’s level.

He said the examination department was moving toward digital revolution to help candidates. He said the PU would soon start online admissions and verification systems and one-window cell.

Meanwhile, the vice chancellor said a team of PU scientists had invented three new high-yielding BT cotton seed varieties which were disease resistant, insect resistant and drought tolerant.

Prof Nasir said the BT cotton seeds were ‘weedicide resistant’ and insect resistant and it was country’s first genetically-modified cotton seed. He said these varieties had been developed using modern molecular genetic engineering and DNA cloning techniques. He said eight international companies had shown interest in purchase of these varieties.

The PU scientists include Dr Tayyab Husnain, Dr Idrees Nasir, Dr Ahmed Ali Shahid, Dr Kausar Malik, Dr Bushra Rashid and Dr Abdul Qayyum.

Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan said the PU team had developed these varieties by incorporating various useful, novel genes in cotton seeds at the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB).

LCWU: The Lahore College for Women University held Quran Khawani and paid tributes to martyrs of 1965.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Dr.Uzma Qureshi said September had a unique importance in the history of the country because the armed forces of Pakistan had given a befitting reply to the enemy during the 1965 war and forced it to retreat.

She said the Pak army set wonderful examples of bravery and courage at every war front which would be remembered in the world forever.

Published in Dawn, September 8th, 2017

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