New Building of Dow Dental
College commissioned

KARACHI: Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior, Planning and Development formally inaugurated the new building of Dow Dental College at Karachi last week. Acting Chairman of Higher Education Commission Dr. Arshad Hassan, VC of DUHS Prof. Saeed Qureshi and senior faculty members of DUHS were also present on this occasion.

Prof. Saeed Qureshi VC DUHS presenting a memento to Federal Minister Prof. Ahsan Iqbal
who was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the new building of
Dow College of Dentistry at Karachi recently.

Mr. Ahsan Iqbal said that it was heartening to note that the new eight storey building of Dow Dental College has been completed almost a year earlier. He also thanked the HEC for timely release of funds for this project.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Prof. Saeed Qureshi VC DUHS, Prof. M.Arshad Hasan Acting Chairman HEC,
Prof. Zarnaz Wahid, Prof. Masroor and other senior faculty members & staff of Dow College of Dentistry
photographed at the formal inauguration of new building of Dow College of Dentistry at Karachi recently.

Prof. Saeed Qureshi Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences in his speech on the occasion stated that with the shifting of Dow Dental College to the new premises, it will help us increase the number of seats. Seventh floor of this building, he future stated, has been reserved for advanced research where research laboratory is being established. It will provide facilities for research work to about one hundred students at a time. It will also form an important section of dental education in future. He further stated that an advance research center will also be established at the Ojha Campus of DUHS which will cost about 1.65 Billion rupees. Two third of the funding will be provided by HEC, he added.

NEB Exam conducted by NUMS for 3,128 students

RAWALPINDI: National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Rawalpindi conducted the National Examination Board (NEB) exam for foreign medical graduates under the auspices of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC). In 2017, the exam was organised in three steps and a total of 4,288 students appeared in NEB exam. Step-I was held on 16th March 2017 and 2478 students appeared in the exam. Step-II was held on 4th May 2017 and 1,024 candidates appeared in the exam, while Step-III was held on 15-16th July and 22-23rd July 2017 respectively and 786 students appeared in Step-III.

After successful execution of NEB exam in 2017, NUMS was entrusted by PM&DC the responsibility to conduct Step-I for NEB exam this year, which was held on 15th April 2018 at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi and Pak-China Friendship Centre, Islamabad. A total of 3,128 students appeared in the NEB exam, where 3,105 students appeared for MBBS NEB exam and 23 students appeared for BDS NEB exam.

Through an act of parliament, in 2012, it was made compulsory for the foreign graduates to pass the NEB exam before being allowed to practice in Pakistan. The exam was organised and carried out by following the prescribed rules and regulations.

The candidates had a positive feedback about the NEB exam, where some of the students shared that the exam was well-managed and well-conducted and appreciated the efforts of NUMS to have introduced a fair and impartial examination system.

The President and members of PM&DC including Vice Chancellor NUMS inspected the examination centres and deeply appreciated the efforts of Principal/ Vice Principal Army Medical College, Controller of examination NUMS and staff of PM&DC to have a fool-proof conduct observing the decorum of a good examination system. The necessary arrangements of the Day care facility (for mother candidates/invigilators) and waiting halls for parents/guardians were applauded. The result of the NEB exam will be declared shortly. (PR)

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