LAHORE - The new admission policy of the Punjab University (PU) for session 2008-09 for the affiliated colleges was not only contradictory to its policy in the semester system particularly for second shift but also marked with ambiguity. As against 24 years of age limit for admission in the morning classes in semester system, age limit of 26 years was mandatory in annual system for admission in MA, MSc, in affiliated colleges. The admission policy was also silent on the age limit for students of second shift, which created controversies. The PU administration also gave a tight schedule of admission putting the students and the college administration in trouble. As such the admission schedule could not be followed in a number of colleges while others worked in hectic manner. The admission started on September 4 and closed on September 13 while the classes commenced on September 15. The students had to submit the application forms duly completed and supported by documents while the administration had to set date for scrutiny of application forms, entry test and interviews of hundreds of students within a short span of one week. The varsity fetched lakhs of rupees as late fee Rs300 after September 15, late fee of Rs400 after September 30 and Rs500 after October 10. The registration fee was also increased to Rs1400, enrolment fee to Rs1250 and sports fee to Rs170 - charged by the college administration along with the admission fee from the students. The registration return, list of admitted students along with required fee and educational documents were received within 14 days of the last date of admission in each category. The PU administration also gave no relaxation of age to the students. It was rather silent. The age limit was also fixed for the self-finance and second shift students in contradiction to the admission policy of second shift in the semester of the PU itself. The varsity administration also warned the affiliated colleges that admission made against the prescribed rules and regulations will be cancelled at any time and the concerned Principal will be informed accordingly. In such situation the responsibility will lie with the college administration. The PU also warned that degrees from any university, which has not equalised by the PU are not accepted for admission. Therefore, certificate of equivalence had to be obtained from the concerned university. The PU has also debarred admission in a college for those students who have qualified Masters degree in one subject and applied for admission in another discipline in the same institution. The affiliated colleges are cancelling admission of all those students who have secured admission in other departments after doing their MA, MSc, in one subject. Condolence Punjab University College of Statistical& Actuarial Sciences organised a condolence meeting in memory of former Director Institute of Statistics Prof Khalid Hayat Khan who died on October 1. College faculty members, former directors, faculty members and a large number of students attended the meeting. Quran Khawani and Dua was offered for the departed soul. Director Dr Shahid Kamal, Dr Munir Akhtar, Dr A Z Memon, Prof Abdul Samad,Prof Sher Muhammad Chaudhry and other faculty members of various colleges paid rich tribute to the academic services and highlighted various aspects of Prof Khalid Hayat. Exams rescheduleD Punjab University has rescheduled MBBS, Final Professional, Annual Examination 2008. According to the notification, now the exam will commence from October 27, 2008 instead of October 17. Meanwhile, PU Examination Department has issued the written and viva voce date sheets of Post Graduate Diploma in International Affairs Examination 2007. The written exam will commence from October 28 and will conclude on November 10 while the viva voce exam will be held on November 13.