Poor students on receiving end in upcoming PU budget

LAHORE : With no solid plan for resource generation or to even curtail the ever increasing establishment-related expenditures, Punjab University (PU) administration is all set to shift its financial burden on poor students in its upcoming budget. Besides revising certain fee dues for new and already enrolled students, PU’s Finance & Planning Committee has proposed […]

FAPUASA demands increase in HEC budget

LAHORE:The Executive Council of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) Punjab Chapter has demanded increase in the recurring budget of the federal HEC as public sector universities are in a severe economic crisis. A meeting of the FAPUASA Punjab chaired by its president Prof Dr Muhammad Azhar Naeem was held here on […]

PU teachers boycott classes, stage protest

LAHORE:A number of Punjab University (PU) teachers boycotted their classes on the call of PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) and protested outside the office of Vice-Chancellor for the acceptance of their demands on Thursday. Of 1,000 plus faculty members, less than 50 teachers were seen in the protest outside the VC office. Those who attended […]

PUASA to observe Black Day today

LAHORE:A meeting of Executive Council of the Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) was held here on Tuesday. It discussed several issues, including Disparity Reduction Allowance (DRA), performance based increment, honorarium for TTS faculty, house requisition & utility allowance, advance increments and ante-date appointments. The meeting decided that Wednesday (today) will be observed as ‘Black […]

PU teachers discuss DRA, other allowances

LAHORE:A general body meeting of Punjab University’s Academic Staff Association (PUASA) was held here Tuesday in which a number of issues, including Disparity Reduction Allowance (DRA), utility allowance, increase in house requisition, PhD allowance and professional allowances were discussed. According to a press release, PUASA president ASA Engr Dr Muhammad Azhar Naeem presided over the […]

Varsities autonomy, academic freedom interlinked

LAHORE:Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri has said that autonomy of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) along with accountability and academic freedom can guarantee equitable access to quality education and better serve the needs of society. He was speaking at a seminar “Challenges to Higher Education and Autonomy of Public Sector Universities” organised by […]