Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has said that girls are working very hard and that’s why they are securing top positions in examinations. He urged the women to play their active role in national development as no nation could prosper without women’s contribution. He was addressing result announcement and prize distribution ceremony held in the honor of top position holders of BA/BSc annual examinations 2019 at Al Raazi Hall. On this occasion, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Acting Controller of Examinations Rauf Nawaz, Additional Controller Raja Shahid Javaid, Deputy Controller Khuram Inayat, position holder students & their parents and other officials were present. VC distributes prizes among BA/BSC toppersAddressing the ceremony, Prof Niaz Ahmad said that usually the university announces BA/BSc results in the last week of August or early September however this time Department of Examination has prepared result of 204,626 candidates in just 42 days, which is incredible. He congratulated Controller of Examinations and his team for this unbelievable achievement. He said that due to this effort, the university has started admissions at master’s level from August 01. The vice chancellor said that female students belonging to humble background have secured top positions, which was proof of their hard work. He said that in the last one year, PU’s international ranking has improved and PU has been declared number 1 in natural sciences research. He said that PU administration was ensuring quality at all levels and curriculum of all academic programs has been revised on modern lines. He said that the university was also ensuring quality at M Phil and PhD levels and that’s why M Phil and PhD admissions are being offered in only those disciplines in which student-teacher ratio is as per standard. He advised the male students to work hard and come forward. Congratulating top position holders, their parents and teachers, the VC announced to provide scholarship and waive off tuition fee of the top position holders on obtaining admission in Punjab University. Acting Controller of Examinations Rauf Nawaz said that the staff of Department of Examinations had worked day and night and prepared results in just 42 days. He said that as per university rules, top positions go to only those candidates who secure maximum marks in first attempt. Later, the VC distributed prizes and shields to the position holders.Examination department compiled result in just 42 daysAccording to the result details, the total candidates appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2019 are 2, 06,626 out of which 93,829 candidates passed the exams while the overall pass percentage is 45.41. The total candidates appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination Part-I 2019 are 1,18,539 out of which 50,475 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage is 42.58. The total candidates appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination Part-II 2019 are 85,537 out of 41,581 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage is 48.61. Total candidate appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2019 (Composite) are 58 out of 06 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage is 10.34. Total candidate appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2019 (Special Categories) are 2,492 out of 1,767 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage is 70.91. Total candidate appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2019 (male) are 61,120 out of 19,946 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage is 32.63. Total candidate appeared in BA/BSc Annual Examination 2019 (female) are 1,45,506 out of 73,883 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage is 50.77.According to result, BSc student Noshaba Zafar got overall first position and obtained 714 marks while BSc student Iqra Anmol got second position by securing 682 marks and BSc student Abeeha Fatima stood third by securing 673 marks. In BA, Tooba Afzal stood first by securing 646 marks while Aneezah Ahmad stood second by securing 631 marks and Sadaf Faryad stood third and obtained 628 marks.