Punjab University declares BA/BSc results; Girls notch top positions
LAHORE: Punjab University (PU), on Friday, declared BA/BSc Annual Examination 2011 results and organised a ceremony in the honour of position holders at the Faisal Auditorium.
PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran was the chief guest of the event while Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Additional Controller Ahmad Ali Chattha, Treasurer Dr Uzma Ikram, senior faculty members, position holders, their parents and principals of respective colleges were also present on the occasion.
According to the result statistics, as many as 41,314 regular candidates appeared in the examinations out of which 22,059 candidates passed with the pass percentage of 53.39, and in the category of late college candidates, 13,643 candidates took examination and 4,366 passed showing a pass percentage of 32.00 while 25,506 external candidates out of a total of 97,786 passed the examination achieving pass percentage of 26.08.
Similarly, 11,796 candidates secured 1st division, 36,317 candidates got 2nd division and 2,636 candidates secured 3rd division.
BA result: Iqra Abbas, an external candidate from Shahdara, Lahore, secured the first position with 668 marks. Muhammad Zahid Zaheer Iqbal, an external candidate from Bahawalpur bagged the second position with 665 marks while Muhammad Hamza, external candidate from Shadbagh, Lahore, stood third with 664.
BSC result: Rida Arshad from Government College for Women, Toba Tek Singh, bagged the first position with 682 marks while Arfa Waseem from Superior Science College, Satellite Town Gujranwala, stood second with 677 marks. Sadia Parveen from Al-Beruni Government College, Pind Dadan Khan, secured the third position by scoring 668 marks.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr Kamran urged the Muslims to understand the value and power of education, saying that only educated nations could become powerful and stand up for their rights in front of the whole world. He said that those involved in sectarianism and in killing each other had no link with Islam.
The US spent more than seven percent of its GDP on education whereas Pakistan did not even spend two percent of its on education, the VC observed while requesting the rulers to allocate at least four percent of GDP for education.
Advising the students, he asked them to adopt such a career that aimed at creating new knowledge, saying that it would also be a great service to their religion.
The VC said Pakistani students had a lot of talent, however, they lacked a proper platform and proper means of achieving success. He advised the students to read poets and writers like Allama Iqbal.
Looking at the result statistics of this year, where all the three leading positions in BSc and the first position in BA were bagged by female students, Dr Kamran appreciated their performance, saying that that a drive for success and ambitiousness was seen in female students, which was exemplary. He also lauded the increasing number of female students at graduate level.
Separately, the VC presented cheques amounting to rupees Rs 100,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 65,000 as reward to the students who attained first, second and third positions, respectively, in the BA/BSc exam 2011. He presented shields to the principals of their respective colleges, and announced a cash award of three hundred thousand rupees for Examination Branch employees who had worked day and night to prepare results at the earliest. staff report