Tevta for setting up new technical, vocational training institutes


LAHORE (PR): Technical Educational and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab has recommended establishment of new technical and vocational training institutes in 10 districts and to start courses in 17 sectors in the province of Gilgit Baltistan. Recommendation of TEVTA Punjab will promote technical education and vocational training system in that area. This was stated by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while addressing the officers of TEVTA here. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that Govt of Gilgit Baltitstan requested Punjab govt to extend their cooperation for the promotion of planning & development, health, education, TVET and disaster management sectors in their area. CM Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif directed TEVTA to prepare the feasibility report mentioning training needs assessment (TNA).

TEVTA has recommended to open new Govt College of Technology for male, Govt. Technical Training Institute (male) and Gov. Vocational Training Institute for Women in each district and offering 3 years diploma to 6 months short courses may be started in 17 sectors.  Punjab Govt has forwarded the recommendations of TEVTA to Gilgit Baltitstan Govt for further necessary action by them.

Chairperson TEVTA further said that we have also recommended establishing proper structure of TVET system.  These recommendations have been made with the reasons that a huge activity is going to be started in the area due to CPEC and 100s of hydel power projects also in pipe line during next 5-10 years. He also said that youth of Pakistan is full of talent and passion. They just need the best guideline and new institutions. This initiative is seen as a sign of good gesture from Punjab which has developed a large network of technical & vocational training institutes all over the province.




UET admissions from 28th


LAHORE (PR): The application forms for postgraduate, MPhil/MSc admissions in University of Engineering & Technology Lahore can be submitted to the respective departments from November 28 to December 12. Admissions are being taken in different disciplines of engineering and technology. Applicants should have at least 60% or CGPA 2.5 on the scale of 4.00 under semester system in M.A/Msc/BS Hons. The prospectus will be available at the UET Admission portal.

The print out filled applications along with documents as detailed in the prospectus shall be submitted to respective departments within the working days. All candidates must have minimum of 50% marks in General Graduate Assesment test GAT conducted by NTS. Candidates who do not have valid GAT test results are advised to register for this test arranged by NTS for UET applicants. Last date of registration is 21st Nov, 2016 and test will be held on 4th Dec, 2016. Applications submitted via post or courier will not be accepted.

Course on bioinformatics from 28th

KARACHI (PR): Realizing the need for skilled manpower in the area of bioinformatics, Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, American Society for Microbiology and Pakistan Society of Microbiology are jointly organising a four-day course on “ Bioinformatics: Next Generation Science”, from November 28 to December 1.

This course will provide the expertise and updated knowledge for postgraduates, MPhil/PhD students and researchers to translate the genetic approach.

In this course, essential bioinformatics topics will be covered like biological databases, bioinformatics tools, sequence comparison, biological pattern/ profile search, 3D structure visualization and modeling.

This will empower the participants with the foundation necessary to manage and mine the wealth of available biological data to address complex research problems. The registration and introductory seminar for the course will be held on Nov 21 at Auditorium, DIHE.




City School event


LAHORE (PR): The City School Central Region hosted the annual mega educational event ‘College Night 2016’ on 16th and 17th November at Paragon Campus, Burki Road. Day 1 featured inter-school competitions—giving O/A Level students an opportunity to exhibit their creativity and skills. Students from schools all over Punjab participated with full enthusiasm. Day 2 was exclusively about career planning for O/A Level students. A multitude of international and local universities sponsored the event and their representatives shared information to facilitate the students in applying for higher education.

 Provincial Minister Education Rana Mashood attended the event, along with the guests of honour.


Better services to power consumers stressed

LAHORE (PR): Electricity construction workers organised a conference here Friday under the aegis of All Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Workers Union CBA.

The conference, presided over by Khurshid Ahmed, general secretary of the Union, was attended by hundreds of workers from the various parts of the province.

The conference, through a resolution, appealed all electricity employees to observe safety at work place and provide better services to power consumers. It urged electricity management to get implemented the decision of Pakistan Electric Supply Company for raising the pay scales of staff in accordance with agreement reached by PEPCO with the Union at the earliest. Rafat Mehmood, project director GSC LESCO, commended the work of the field staff. The meeting also urged the federal and provincial governments to adopt and bring the labour laws in conformity with ILO Convention.