LAHORE - Assistant Professor of Punjab University Centre for Coal Technology Dr Muhammad Usman Rahim has completed his PhD from Australia’s Curtin University on the topic of "Quantification of chlorine in solid fuels and its release behaviour during pyrolysis".

Mr Colin Beckett, Chancellor of Curtin University, has appreciated Mr Usman in his letter to him by mentioning "the examiners have agreed that his research was of exceptionally high standard".

Mr Beckett has written that it was a credit to Curtin University to have researchers of Mr Usman's caliber and his outstanding efforts had contributed to the research reputation of Curtin University. PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran has also congratulated Dr Usman on his achievement.

B.COM RESULTS: PU Examinations Department has declared the results of Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Part-II annual examinations 2015.

According to details candidates appeared in B.Com Part-II 32703 and pass percentage is 46.99. Boys appeared 18,109 and girls appeared 14,594 while 7223 boys and 8145 girls passed the examination. Boys pass percentage is 39.89 while girls pass percentage is 55.81. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

Meanwhile, Punjab University Examinations Department declared the results of BS Home Economics Part-II (1st year) annual 2015, Diploma in Child Health, supplementary 2010 & annual 2014 and MBA Part-I second annual 2013 & annual 2014. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

PEF GETS PITB SUPPORT: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will get benefit from technological expertise of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to further develop and strengthen its system.

The collaboration will also improve organisational efficiency of PEF for meeting targets of enrolling 2.8 million mostly out of school and dropout children in Punjab by 2018.

This was decided in a joint meeting of Punjab Education Foundation and Punjab Information and Technology Board officials at PEF head office on Monday with PEF MD Dr Aneela Salman in the chair.

Besides them, a three-member delegation of PITB headed by its DG (IT Solutions) Waqar Naeem Qureshi and PEF’s program heads also attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed in detail PEF’s public private partnership based free educational system for needy children and observed that it has been efficiently working to benefit the stakeholders.

Dr Aneela Salman said the foundation is interested to benefit from ICT based expertise of the PITB, so that PEF could continue to work more efficiently.