British Government's Chevening Scholarships for Pakistani Nationals

The British Government has announced British Chevening Scholarships for Pakistani nationals. British Chevening Scholarship, are the most prestigious awards available to international students for study in the United Kingdom. These scholarships gives professionals of Pakistan to get admission in UK's top institutes and develop their professional skills to help build the country.

Scholarship is available for the following subjects:
Security and Counter Terrorism, Governance and Democracy, Regional stability and conflict resolution, Media & Communications, *Economic Growth

Scholarships are awarded to Pakistani nationals of high intellectual ability who will play a formative role in Pakistan’s development.
  • Must have good English (written & spoken). IELTS will be required if selected for Chevening scholarship.
  • Ambitious driven Pakistani nationals with leadership skills who are committed to the betterment of their society.
  • Must have a Masters’ degree or a four-year Bachelors degree from any recognised university in Pakistan or the equivalent form an overseas institution
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience
  • Must be Pakistani citizens. Dual nationals are not eligible
  • Must not have received in the past three years any British government funded academic award
Duration & Value:
British Chevening Scholarships are for one year taught postgraduate study in the UK. These are full scholarships funded by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, that cover tuition fees for most courses (up to *£12,000), a monthly stipend, allowances and air travel.

Closing Date: Complete application forms must be filled online by 21st March, 2011

How to Apply:
Application forms can be filled by clicking here .

  • Selected candidates will be responsible for their own admissions in UK universities
  • Selected candidate will be responsible for their own & dependants visas.
*for higher fees the difference will need to be paid by the candidate.
**those applying in economics must have a master’s degree in subject

The DAWN Education Expo

The DAWN Education Expo 2011 has been started in Lahore after a successful ending in Karachi. The exhibition is opened at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore. This Expo is specially designed for those students who are willing to study abroad as there are so many foreign universities present. You can see the more details in this promotion ad by DAWN.

Protest by Plant Pathology Students

Today is a tragic day for us as 3 students of Punjab University's department of Plant Pathology tried to end their lives while protesting against the non acceptance of their degrees by HEC. It all started when dozens of students of Institute of Mycology and Plant Pathology tried to visit VC's office but were stopped by administration as they closed the doors of Vice Chancellors office.
After being stopped, students started shouting for their rights i.e. the approval of the degree from HEC as their degree is not yet recognized by said authority. HEC's stand over this is that they can't recognize this degree as agricultural degree because the faculty of the Institute is not properly qualified for agricultural studies.
After hours of protest the students were so hopeless that few of them tried to kill themselves by putting oil on themselves. Luckily there were enough policemen present at the site to stop them from this act. But would stopping them once be enough or someone need to come up with some solutions for their problems.
I think CM Punjab should take action on this matter as I can't see any hope from Governor's side. We can't afford to ignore this issue now or we'll witness something really tragic.

I'll post a complete case of Plant Pathology soon. 

Australian Scholarships for Pakistani Students

AusAID, the Australian Government's program for aiding the developing countries has announced scholarships for Pakistani students for 2012. These scholarships will be given for postgraduate studies under the Australian Development Scholarships program.  This program has been redesigned in consultation with the Government of Pakistan to increasingly align its objectives with Pakistan's development priorities. The scholarships cover the full cost of travel to and from Australia, tuition fees and a living allowance for the duration of the academic course.

Forms for the ADS 2012 can be downloaded from this link.

Date Sheet of CSS 2011

FPSC (Federal Public Service Commission) has announced date sheet for CSS (Central Superior Services) 2011. The exams are starting from 26th of February. Below is the date sheep for CSS 2011.

SATURDAY26.2.2011Essay 9:00 to 12:00
English (Precis and Composition) 2:00 to 5:00
MONDAY28.2.2011General Knowledge (Everyday Science)I9:00 to 12:00
General Knowledge (Current Affairs)II2:00 to 5:00
TUESDAY1.3.2011General Knowledge (Pakistan Affairs)III9:00 to 12:00
Islamiat 2:00 to 5:00
WEDNESDAY2.3.2011History of USA. 9:00 to 12:00
History of Pak and India, Islamic History and Culture, British History, European History.I9:00 to 12:00
History of Pak and India, Islamic History and Culture, British History, European History.II2:00 to 5:00
THURSDAY3.3.2011Journalism 9:00 to 12:00
Political ScienceI9:00 to 12:00
Sociology 2:00 to 5:00
Political ScienceII2:00 to 5:00
FRIDAY4.3.2011Pushto, Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi 9:00 to 12:00
International Law, International Relations 3:00 to 6:00
SATURDAY5.3.2011Geography, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, Geology, PhysicsI9:00 to 12:00
Geography, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, Geology, PhysicsII2:00 to 5:00
MONDAY7.3.2011Muslim Law and Jurisprudence 9:00 to 12:00
LawI9:00 to 12:00
Constitutional Law 2:00 to 5:00
LawII2:00 to 5:00
TUESDAY8.3.2011Public Administration 9:00 to 12:00
Economics, Accountancy and AuditingI9:00 to 12:00
Business Administration 2:00 to 5:00
Economics, Accountancy and AuditingII2:00 to 5:00
WEDNESDAY9.3.2011Urdu, Arabic, Persian, English LiteratureI9:00 to 12:00
Urdu, Arabic, Persian, English LiteratureII2:00 to 5:00
THURSDAY10.3.2011Psychology incl Expl Psychology, PhilosophyI9:00 to 12:00
Psychology incl Expl Psychology, PhilosophyII2:00 to 5:00
FRIDAY11.3.2011Forestry 9:00 to 12:00
Mercantile Law 3:00 to 6:00
SATURDAY12.3.2011Computer Science 9:00 to 12:00
Applied Mathematics, Pure MathematicsI9:00 to 12:00
Statistics 2:00 to 5:00
Applied Mathematics, Pure MathematicsII2:00 to 5:00
MONDAY14.3.2011Agriculture 9:00 to 12:00

Schedule for B.Com Part I and Part II Announced by Punjab University

The University of Punjab has announced the schedule for B.Com Part I and Part II for the year 2011. The examination will start from June. Last date to apply for B.Com with single fee is 21.03.2011 and with double fee it is 07.04.2011.

The schedule is as follows:

Sr. No.Name of ExaminationDate of Commencement
1.B.Com. Part-I,
Annual Examination, 2011
June 09, 2011
2.B.Com. Part-II,
Annual Examination, 2011
June 10, 2011
Before applying for two years B.Com program you might like to read this post here.