PESHAWAR - The annual master exams of the University of Peshawar would commence from August 13, 2014 while the university would remain closed from June 16 to August 30 due to summer vacations.

This was decided in a meeting of the heads of the teaching departments with Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan in the chair. The meeting also decided to commence the new academic session from September 1 while the annual B.A, B.Sc exams' results would be announced by mid of September to streamline fresh admission to the master degree programmes. Addressing the meeting, the vice chancellor said that it is heartening to note that in the last fiscal year the university closed its financial year with Rs171 million deficit while this time due to special austerity measures the deficit has been reduced to Rs69 million.