Lahore: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) will remain open on Saturday September 29, 2012 for MS/ M.Phil and Ph.D admission. 29 September, 2012 is the last date for purchase/ submission of admission forms.
The list of eligible candidates for the entry test will be displayed on October 3, 2012 and the entry test will be on 4 and 5 October, 2012. The list of students who will pass in the entry test will be displayed on October 8, 2012. Interviews will be on October 9, 2012 and the first merit list will be displayed on October 10, 2012 while classes will start from October 18, 2012.
Meanwhile, LCWU Persian department conducted a seminar on roll of Calligraphy in Islamic Heritage. Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor and Director General Iran Culture Centre Lahore Abbas Ali Famoori expressed their views and said calligraphy has become the most respected form of Islamic art because the Arabic script was the means of transmission of the Qur’an. The holy book of Islam, the Qur’an, has played an important role in the development and evolution of the Arabic language, and by extension, calligraphy in the Arabic alphabet. Proverbs and complete passages from the Qur’an are still active sources for Islamic calligraphy.
Dr. Aslam Kamal delivered a lecture on the importance of calligraphy. Registrar Dr. S.E. Banjamin, Nighat Ch. Deputy Sectary Culture & Information, Muhammad Ali Jafferi P.C.H.C.S, Miss Noshaba Farooq Dirctor Institute of Language, Miss Sara Bukhari Incharge Ironlogy Centre, Dr. Faleeha Kazmi and Head of Department / Project Director Iranology Centre attended the seminar.
Aslam Kamal said that this art is also known as Arabic calligraphy, is the artistic practice handwriting, or calligraphy, and by extension, of bookmaking, in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. This art form is based on the Arabic script, which for a long time was used by all Muslims in their respective languages. They used it to represent God because they denied representing God with images.
Calligraphy is especially admired among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the protection of the Qur’an. The work of calligraphers was collected and appreciated. Certificates were distributed among students who participated in the calligraphic course at Ironalogy Centre LCWU.