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May 10, 2015

GCU to start seven postgraduate programmes this year


May 10, 2015

ABOUT seven new postgraduate programmes will be initiated by Government College University (GCU) during this year including two highly modern professional degree programmes, LL.M (Master of Laws) in Forensic Justice and MS in Child Guidance and Educational Counselling.
The new programmes were approved by GCU Academic Council after a detailed deliberation in its 15th annual meeting, which was chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman.
The Academic Council also approved the courses, admission eligibility criteria, credit hours, number of seats, fee structure, and other relevant rules and regulations for new programmes, which also included MSc Chemistry, MA Islamic Studies, certificate in hypnosis, and postgraduate diploma in child and adult psychotherapy. “The new programmes were placed before the Academic Council after the approval from the board of studies and board of faculties concerned where detailed planning, modern courses, national and international scopes, and market studies for new programmes werealso discussed,” said GCU Academic Council Secretary and Registrar Dr Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh .
Talking to media, Vice-Chancellor Prof Rahman said all the arrangements and planning were completed and the new programmes would be initiated this year after the final approval by the university’s syndicate. However, he said that approval from Pakistan Bar Council would also be taken for initiating LL.M programme. He said the GAT would be mandatory for admission to LL.M in Forensic Justice.
Prof Rahman also said modern education had become complex and multidisciplinary and it was not possible for a single department of a university to possess all the knowledge, equipment, and techniques required so this time the university’s, Political Science and Law Departments had collaborated with the Chemistry Department, which was already offering MS Forensic Science for launching a highly competitive, qualitative, and

international standard LL.M in the Forensic Justice programme. The Academic Council also decided that LLM would be an evening programme so that professional practising lawyers could easily take admissions.
The vice-chancellor further said that GCU had already successfully initiated 27 new programmes in the last three years, which included PhD Computer Sciences, PhD Applied Physics, PhD Islamic Studies, MPhil Applied Physics, MS Industrial Psychology, MSc Physical Education, and MS Geography. He said that scholarships, hostel accommodations, transport, laboratories, libraries, footpaths, classrooms, lecture theatres, meeting rooms, examination centres, and other facilities were also upgraded keeping in view the increasing number of students in the wake of these new programmes.
The Academic Council also approved amendments and additions to the courses of various academic programmes including MPhil Environmental Sciences, MPhil Applied Physics, BSc (Hons) Biotechnology, BSc (Hons) Microbiology, BSc (Hons) Physics, BA (Hons) Punjabi, and MS Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The vice-chancellor pledged that GCU would provide best faculty to teach the new programmes and courses. He also showed his resolve to initiate the law degree programme soon.
demonstrators: Newly appointed 19 demonstrators in grade 17 at Ameer-ud-Din Medical College affiliated with the Lahore General Hospital received their appointment letters from Chairman Board of Management, Post Graduate Medical Institute, General Retd. Zia-ud-Din Khawaja in a function held on Saturday.
Principal PGMI/LGH Prof. Anjum Habbib Vohra, faculty members Dr. Altumash, President YDA LGH Dr. Hamad Nasir, Dr. Ahmed Naeem, and parents of new staffers were also present. Newly appointed demonstrators include 14 female and five male members.
Addressing the participants, General (Retd) Zia-ud-Din Khawaja stressed the newcomers to play their due role in polishing the talent of medical students. He said that our country was in a dire need of able and efficient doctors. He appreciated the efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif for his relentless struggle to improve the health sector terming it his first priority.
He said he rightly expected from the new demonstrators to train students by becoming role models themselves for them. He said that contrary to the past, BoM itself had distributed appointment letters to successful candidates so as to maintain their self-respect and save them from unnecessary visits to the clerk offices.
In his address, Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra said the nature of the job of employees of the health sector was different to others as their service became a source of success both in this world and hereafter for them. He hoped the new appointments would improve the standard of the institution’s services and students would be the beneficiaries of these recruitments.

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