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HEC to standardise history syllabus

September 23, 2011

LAHORE, Sept 23: Higher Education Commission's social science committee on history, Pakistan studies and social sciences at the university level has decided to standardise the syllabus of history and Pakistan studies by removing all dichotomies and discrepancies in the existing syllabus.

The HEC committee meeting was organised by Punjab Universitys Pakistan Study Centre in collaboration with the history department and was chaired by PU faculty of arts dean Prof Dr S. Qalb-i-Abid here on Friday.

The committee recommended use of new teaching methodologies including frequent use of facilities provided by the HEC such as videoconferencing as well as short-term and long-term faculty hiring schemes.

The committee reviewed research journals published in the discipline of history and Pakistan studies and upgraded the category of research journals published by the PU from Y to X category. The journals published by Peshawar University and National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Islamabad, were recommended to be recognised by the HEC.

The committee reviewed books published by teachers of various universities and decided that one book would be considered equivalent to two research papers in X category of HEC recognised research journals. It decided that titles/topics of M.Phil and PhD theses and research in progress would be given on the websites of each department.

The PhD dissertations and articles published in research journals would be sent for evaluation to eminent experts in academically advanced countries.

It recommended frequent exchange of students among universities, praised the PU for holding international conferences and asked other universities to use the services of PU faculty members in this regard. The committee discussed ways and means to promote the disciplines of history, Pakistan studies and social sciences at the university level.

PBTE: The Punjab Board of Technical Education has announced the results of Diploma of Associate Engineer Part I and II first annual examinations for 2011.

In Part-I, 56,586 candidates took the exam and 16,741 of them passed. In Part-II, 56,586 candidates took the exam and 16,341 of them passed.

PU: The Punjab University examinations department on Friday declared the results of LLB Part-I annual examination for 2011, MSc Information Technology, first year, second annual 2009 and first annual examination for 2010, M.Phil Pakistan Studies, semester system, session 2009-11 and BA Islamic Studies, semester system, session 2009-11.

LCWU: The Lahore College for Women University is scheduled to hold written test for admission to MS/M.Phil and PhD programmes on its campus on Sunday (tomorrow).

The list of eligible candidates, who can appear for the written test, will be displayed on Saturday (today).

The result of written test will be declared on September 26 (Monday) and successful candidates will be interviewed on Tuesday. First merit list will be displayed on September 28.

UOE: The University of Education has extended the date for admission to intermediate-based programmes at its Bank Road, Lower Mall, Joharabad, Multan, Okara and DG Khan campuses as well as Division of Science and Technology from September 22 to 30.