By M Sharif Rana & Samreen Ilyas
LAHORE: A total 2,06,626 candidates appeared in the Punjab University BA/BSc Examinations 2019 out of which 93,829 were declared successful with overall success rate of 45.41% showing around one percent increase as compared to 44.33% pass result in 2018 .
Prize distribution ceremony for the position holders of BA/ BSc held on July 31 2019 at Al Razi Hall, New Campus University of the Punjab here on Wednesday.
Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor University of the Punjab, distributed prizes among the position holders. Two first position holders of BA and BSc were awarded cash prize of Rs. 100,000 each, second position holders were given Rs. 70,000 each while those who grabbed third positions in Science and Arts got Rs. 65,000 each.
In BA, Tooba Afzal from Punjab College of Science Ferozpur Road Lahore got 1st position by securing 646/800 marks, Anneeza Ahmad stood second by securing 631/800 marks and the 3rd position was grabbed by Saddaf Faryal from Govt. Postgraduate College for women Sheikhupura.
In BSc, Noshaba Zafar from VIP Girls College Tala Gang Chakwal got 1st position, Iqra Anmol from Punjab College Okara got 2nd position by securing 85.25% marks while 3rd position was grabbed by Abeeha Fatima from Punjab College of Commerce Zafarwal road Shakargarh with 673 marks.
Speaking on this occasion, PU Vice Chancellor Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar appreciated the efforts of controller examinations for announcing result within very short span. He announced a cash prize of Rs 0.5 million for his team.
Prof Niaz said, “girls are working very hard and that’s why they are securing top positions in examinations”. He urged the women to play their active role in national development as no nation can prosper without women’s contribution. He was addressing result announcement and prize distribution ceremony held in the honor of top position holders of BA/BSc Annual Examinations 2019 at Al Raazi Hall.
On this occasion Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Acting Controller of Examinations Rauf Nawaz, Additional Controller Raja Shahid Javaid, Deputy Controller Khuram Inayat, position holder students & their parents and other officials were present.
Addressing the ceremony, Prof Niaz Ahmed said that usually the university announces BA/BSc results in the last week of August or early September however this time Department of Examination has prepared result of 204,626 candidates in just 42 days which is incredible. He congratulated Controller of Examinations and his team for this unbelievable achievement. He said that due to this effort, the university has started admissions at Master’s level from August 01.
The vice chancellor said that female students belonging to humble background have secured top positions, which was proof of their hard work. He said that in the last one year, PU’s international ranking has improved and PU has been declared number 1 in natural sciences research. He said that PU administration was ensuring quality at all levels and curriculum of all academic programs has been revised on modern lines.
He said that the university was also ensuring quality at M Phil and PhD levels and that’s why M Phil and PhD admissions are being offered in only those disciplines in which student-teacher ratio is as per standard. He advised the male students to work hard and come forward. Congratulating top position holders, their parents and teachers, the VC announced to provide scholarship and waive off tuition fee of the top position holders on obtaining admission in Punjab University.
Acting Controller of Examinations Rauf Nawaz said that the staff of Department of Examinations had worked day and night and prepared results in just 42 days. He said that as per university rules, top positions go to only those candidates who secure maximum marks in first attempt. Later, the VC distributed prizes and shields to the position holders.
Controller Examinations Muhammad Rauf Nawaz said that the result was announced in record 42 days after the exam. He said since last 19 years, it was the 3rd time when BA/ BSc result had been announced in July.
On this occasion, PU VC also announced that admissions to MA/MSc have been opened in the university for the new academic session.
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