QS World University Rankings 2011
QAU ranked world's 69th best varsity
Islamabad, April 12: Quaid-i-Azam
University (QAU) Islamabad has been ranked 69th best university of the world.
According to "QS World University Rankings 2011" issued by
topuniversities.com website on Monday, the world's leading 10 universities and
institutes were still in the US and UK. They included Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California
(Berkeley) and University of California (Los Angeles) in the US; and Oxford,
Cambridge universities and Imperial College of London in the UK.
Talking to this reporter, Vice Chancellor QAU Prof Masoom Yasin Zai
attributed the achievement to strategic planning at the university envisioned
some two years back. Besides, he said, the university had introduced new
programmes and hired around 35 PhDs who had returned from the West. He said
seven international faculty members were also teaching at the QAU.
"Today QAU is rated along with MIT and Harvard University mainly because of
professionalism and modernisation introduced at all levels – modern labs,
international subjects, research papers etc."
The VC said the number of the university's international research
publications was also increasing because of high standard of education being
provided by the faculty and hard work of the students.
He added: "If you want to have more Pakistani universities among the world's
best, all you have to do is to follow a strict higher education policy for the
next three decades." Dawn
"The name of Quaid-i-Azam university not found in top 100 university list. The University of Sheffield is at 69."
City, Country:Lahore, Pakistan
"qau is not mentioned there!!!!?"
"sb ****** hai QAU ka naam to top 100 mein b nae hai. 69 pr sheffield university hai"
City, Country:lahore pakistan
"Please avoid misleading information on the net. After thorough investigation, I dont see QAU listed in the universities ranking list as claimed by the university administration. These bogus informations are spread just to get some political support. I urge the university administration to project the right image of the university. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz,"
Name: Muhammad Nawaz
City, Country:Oslo, Norway
"QAU has achieved this landmark distinction in QS World University Rankings by Subject - Engineering and Technology for year 2011. The ranking is based on three parameters including Academic, Employer and Citation per paper. Please check: (51-100) count from 50 ownwards 2011 QS World University Rankings by Subject - Engineering and Technology Rankings **********************/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011/subject-rankings/engineering/mechanical- Well Done QAU and keep it up.Proud to be Quaidian."
Name: Dr Rashid
City, Country: Leicester, UK
"its not in the subject categories either..."
"Just an update on the turns of truth related to this news ********************2011/04/progress-pride-and-prevarication-by-qau.html "
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FDE has so far not announced any policy
Islamabad: The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has so far not announced any policy after
change in nomenclature of Federal Government Schools that has caused confusion
among teachers and students after the start of the new academic session.
Sources said that on the one hand teachers are not quite sure about the
admission mechanism and curricula and on the other students are still unaware
about their fee structure, which is yet to be revised after change in status of
Federal Government Schools to Islamabad Model Schools.
According to the
official data, the FDE has issued a notification on February 17, 2011, regarding
the uniformity of education in all academic institutions of the Islamabad
Capital Territory (ICT) under the administrative control of the FDE, but it has
so far failed to announce the admission policy, change in syllabi and fee
The notification included the names of 418 academic
institutions, which were given the status of model institutions. However the
list attached with the notification could create ambiguity in future as it does
not categorise them into two groups - Islamabad Model Schools for Boys-Girls
(Class I-IV, I-VIII or VI-X) and Islamabad Model College for Boys-Girls (Classes
XI-XII, XI-XIV or XI-XVI).
It is pertinent to mention here that before
the change in the nomenclature the federal government academic institutions were
charging only Rs30 per month, while model academic institutions were charging
Rs450 per month.
The other important thing that should have been
finalised before the commencement of the new academic year was the unification
of syllabi and introduction of criterion for equal distribution of funds among
all government schools which have now become model institutions.
sources also said the sacked employees that were restored by the government have
not received their salaries and they have been constantly approaching their
high-ups but to no avail.
Sources said that the FDE is also not following
the policy announced by the cabinet, which stated that daily wage employees who
have worked for 190 days and contractual employees having experience of more
than one year should be regularised.
Despite repeated attempts by this
correspondent, FDE Chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Nazir was not available for
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Students celebrate 23rd birthday of RSS
celebrated the Roots School System's 23rd birthday in an amazing bond of love
and respect for their alma mater here on Monday.
Speaking on the
occasion, RSS founder Riffat Mushtaq said that a nation which cannot produce men
and women of character can never rise to the heights of prosperity. "Today, what
I witnessed at Roots School gave me a very strong feeling of satisfaction to see
teachers and students tied in a bond of love, respect and understanding. May the
Roots family of students, teachers and founding members continue with their
dedicated efforts to the cause of quality education by bringing out the best in
our children," she said.
The schools wore a festive look, adorned with a
message 'I Love Roots'. Beautifully crafted greeting cards strewn with shining
beads, crystals and fabric flowers were presented to Riffat Mushtaq for her
selflessness, love and passion for children. All branches were decorated with
balloons, cards, banners, steamers and birthday songs were sung by students.
Students were dressed up in colourful dresses, carrying buntings, balloons,
wearing birthday caps spreading confetti poppers everywhere in the surrounding.
A group of preparatory students showed their affection with the institution
through their performance on song with pompoms.
Riffat Mushtaq wished
best of luck to all employees. After receiving handmade cards and best wishes,
directors conveyed their thanks and balloons were released in the air. RSS CEO
Lieutenant Colonel (r) Mushtaque Rasul Chaudhry, Director Faisal Mushtaq and
Director Walid Mushtaq were present in the ceremony.
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Sixteen varsities participate in GIKI competition
Swabi: Sixteen best teams
from 11 different universities of Pakistan participated in a three-day design,
build and flying competition at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering
Sciences and Technology.
The competition was sponsored by STEM Careers
Programme of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and organised by the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), GIK Institute
Air Commodore Shahid Aslam Khan, managing director F6 RF,
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra was the chief guest at the prize
distribution ceremony on Monday.
Experts from PAC Kamra judged the
design, manufacturing and flying potential of the different teams. The flying
and manoeuvring of the remote-controlled planes in the air and then safely
landing on the ground spirited the participants to extend a big applause to each
Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, pro-rector (academic), said: "We have
seen practical learning and demonstration of skills in the competition, which is
one of the best phases during students' education." He hoped the commission
would continue to work and coordinate with provincial governments for
sustainable development in higher education. The news
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