HEC new notification for M.Phil & Ph.Ds scholarships
New HEC notification adds to students' miseries
Islamabad, Aug 07, 2008: The new notification of Higher Education Commission (HEC) for M.
Phil and Ph.Ds scholarship has multiplied the miseries of already hard pressed
public sector universities' students.
The HEC criterion for scholarship is
depriving the students of their right to get higher education within the country
as well as abroad. The unaffordable expanses of education forced them to quit
According to the notification a test of GRE will be necessary
for admission to M. Phil/MS but this test is not helpful in the research work.
"Why a student go to take such type of irrational tests who want to research in
Bio, Chemistry, IR, Anthropology or Pakistan Studies," Sufian Munawar, a student
of M. Phil at Qauid -i-Azam University, Islamabad, asked.
has states "Before Ph.D programme, candidates will need to complete 30 credit
hours out of which 24 credit hour will be reserved for course work. Completion
of 30 credit hours may lead to the award of M. Phil/Ms.
Cumulative General Percentage Aggregate (CGPA) for admission in PhD should be
3.00 (preferably 3.5) out of 4.0 under the semester system or first division
under annual system of examination in ms/M. Phil.
The candidates must also
pass subject GRE (international) test prior to submission of PhD thesis. These
are the obstacles in the way of study for the students, who already faced a
lengthy procedure to get scholarship from the HEC.
"It is difficult for us to
compete the HEC scholarship criteria, as we are in deploring condition, as there
are lack of educational institutions in Balochistan, backwardness of the
province is main hurdle in this way", Wahid Raheem, President of Balochistan
Students Organization said.
Additional PhD level course work of at
least 18 credit hours followed by a comprehensive examination along with thesis
defence will be essential for the award of PhD degree.
Owing to lack of PhDs
in the country, the PhD students have no other choice but to select again M.
Phil level courses, which is amazing.
A PhD student of International Islamic
University told this correspondent, "International subjective GRE is already
compulsory for PhD students, while, HEC comprehensive examination condition is
not understandable". He was of the view that this condition was imposed to
discourage the students.
This notification stated that PhD thesis must be evaluated by at least two
experts from technologically/academically advanced countries.
Acceptance/publication of at least one research paper in HEC approved journal is
essential for the award of PhD degree.
The PhD students depend, during their
study over a supervisor, which is fully authoritative to take any serious action
against these students. It is necessary for a PhD student to accept further
restrictions of his supervisor, otherwise, he might be deprived of his PhD
This criteria of HEC for PhD scholarship is creating unrest among the
students, especially, who come from the remote areas of the country like
Balochistan, Sindh, northern Punjab, FATA and FANA.
One of the HEC official
told the scribe, wishing anonymity, "none of the conditions could help produce
better researchers adding, I don't know why HEC is imposing model of developed
countries here while we are living in a developing country and ground realities
are quite different", he deplored.
When Executive Director of the HEC Dr S.
Sohail H. Naqvi was contacted, he ignoring all these objections, proudly said,
"M. Phil and PhD are advanced degrees for which one requires a certain level of
preparation and an aptitude to start the programme". The Nation
"I think the condition "International subjective GRE" for PhD is meaningless. Because the student has already passed University Entry Test examination and also passed comprehensive examination for entering into PhD phase. In advanced countries this condition is instead of entry test for PhD admission. I strongly say that this is wrong to keep entry test, comprehensive plus additional condition of International GRE subject."
Name: Riaz Ahmad Khan
City, Country: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
"i want to continue my study in my related field.i want to get scholership for M.phil leading to ph.D in statistics."
Name: adnan khan
City, Country: Pakistan
"I got addmission in Mphil (CS&IT) and want to continue it at any cost, but i feel it difficult when i look to my finacial position. I want to get scholership / income support to complete my M.phil & then for further Phd. "
Name: Muhammad Attique
City, Country: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
"The inclusion of GRE International is totaly meaningless and seems to be illogical and can not implimented, as one must know that test is conduncted by ETS (Educational testing system) USA and it costs about 150 $ to be appear in. And more over if one intend to PhD in Pakistan Studies, there is no such test available at ETS for the subject Pakistan Study. So inclusion of GRE test in PhD degree criteria shows rough policy, in the higher education of pakistan. "
Name: Abdul Hanan Sheikh
City, Country: Delft, Netherlands
"please i request that finshed the gre for biological sc student b/c they week in both english and math if it is must then plan the test mostly form sc "
Name: muhammad sajid
City, Country: mansehra Pakistan
"I passed MBA (Finance) form Virrtual University of Pakistan and now I want to get admission in M Phil leading to PHD but my financial position not allowed me to think about M Phil because according tp my knowlege In Pakistan M Phil after MBA is allowed to get admission only in private sector. Any body inform me about my difficulty please."
Name: AAMIR SHAHZAD
City, Country: SHEIKHUPURA, Pakistan
"In USA, GRE is compulsory for graduate addmissions and scholarships but it is not pre-requisite for getting PhD degree. To conduct GRE for degree requirment is inappriopriate."
City, Country: Lahore
"I am studant of M.Phil in Bitechnology and Molecular biology in IBBT, UVAS Lahore. I need financial support to continue my studies. so help me to give me the Funded scholarship for my studies,thanks"
Name: Abdul wajid kakar
City, Country: Quetta Pakistan
"i want to M.phil in computer networking,have any subject of computer networking at M.Phil leve?"
Name: abid ali
City, Country: lahore,pakistan
"i complete my MSc chemistry from ajk uni.physical i am disable.it is my desier to got eduction and continous our eduction.i am very poor.so plz my help"
City, Country: kashmir,pakistan
"i did my MBA in Marketing from IMS. I want to get admission in M.Phil.plz help me to give me the Funded scholarship for my studies,thanks"
Name: aftab iqbal
City, Country: lahore,pakistan
"I have completed my MS(CS) degree from UST,Bannu. it was my greate desire to get admission in Phd Computer Science.So i have applied for admission at International Islamic university Islamabad last year, with the blessing of Allah i have qualified the internal test arranged by the university, but due to unknown reasons i was droped from the final merit list was not given admission in the univeristy inspite of my brrilent academic qualifications as well as Very good Oral test. i dont loss my herat and applied for GRE International Subjective test by depositing $150 (Rs.12500) online.The test was scheduled to be held on 07-11-2009.On the test day i was not allowed in the Exam Centre at Dream land Motel Islamabad due to not havaing Pasport as an identity ,as i have my original Ticket issued to me for the test from the GRE USA Authorities as well as my original CNIC but inspite of these two valid identity i was not allowed to take the test.After droping me from the test they dont refund my Fee whic was Rs.12500. in short i dont loss my heart after these two accedents with me i have twice time applied for admission at University of Peshawar in the same dicipline but they also rejected me inspite of my strong research Proposals. i think the main reason is that "that i am a son of Poor parents and i have no political background and belongs from backward area BANNU GUL" if the same practice was continued than how our county make progress in the field of Education. still it is my great desire to get admission in Phd. thanks for hearing me"
Name: WAHAB KHAN
City, Country: BANNU,PAKISTAN
"i want to get scholorship for M.phil leading to Phd in Mathematics."
Name: imran furqan
City, Country: sargodha ,pakistan
"i m working as a teacher(SST)in Govt school.my qualification is msc physics.now i want to do mphil.plz help me that how can i continue my study"
Name: nadia tariq
City, Country: Bhakkar, pakistan
"i have recently passed my masters in English from sargodha uni.and ive got 516 out of 1000. how can i continue my studies through hec scholarship?"
City, Country: Gujrat , Paki
"I HAVE COMPLETED MY M.SC PHYSICS RECENTLY FROM KOHAT UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KOHAT(KUST) AND I WANT TO GET AN M.PHIL DEGREE THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS ANY WHERE FROM ANY UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD,MY FATHER IS A REIRED GOVT; TEACHER THEREFORE I WANT TO APLLY ON NEED BASE SCHOLARSHIPS. THANX TO HEAR ME"
Name: UMAR FAROOQ
City, Country: PESHAWAR,PAKISTAN
"i want to continue my study after m.s.c in mathematics leads to m.phill.i want to apply for m.phill scholorship"
Name: naila naz
City, Country: faisalabad,pakistan
"i have some of the comments from different peoples of pakistan.thats a shok for me to see all the comments.plz one sight should be on these comments from the govt officials."
City, Country:peshawar pakistan
"i am a student of M.Phil leading to PhD in university of Lahore i want to know minimum criteria and scheme of study please inform me H.E.C. requirements and role and regulation for M.Phil leading to PhD in biochemistry."
Name: tahir haidry
City, Country: pattoki
"i have completed msc in iiui 2011 in msc math and i need scholarship for m phil in math."
Name: hafiz atif
"i have done MBA in Finance i am fond of studies but because of financial problem i can not continue my studies in Multan there is no facility of M.phil in Multan i just requested You please help me out to continue my studies"
Name: Sana Ansari
"i m doing m.phill i want some financial help i want scholarship from hec"
Name: zahid hussain
"sir recently i have completed my bs hons in fisheries and aquaculture.in 10 july 2012 i want to get a scholarship for M,phill, i have cgpa 3.41 cell ****"
Name: irfan khan
City, Country:lahore, PAKISTAN
"I acquired admission in Ph.D (Electrical Engineering) in 2007. Now I have completed course work for PhD. Is it necessary to appear in comprehensive examination for 2007 session? What score should be acquired for qualifying that exam?"
Name: amir sattar
City, Country:Lahore, Pakistan
"bakwas hai yr. these people are just making the education very expensive for us who belongs from middle class. they dont want to compete with us. come one HEC give us a chance to prove our self bot use these meaningless restriction to stop students plzzzz..if someone wants to study then allow him and give him his right"
City, Country: gujrat
"i need a scholarship for m.Phil plz help me."
Name: imran khan
City, Country:lower dir, pakistan
"i have complete my Msc in mathematic with 57 percent marks and also M.ed.i have passed GAT test also.i want to do M.phill abroad or wihin a countryu.plz any body help me in an suitable university"
Name: farooq sohail
"I have done m.sc in psychology and wanted to apply for m,phil in psychology through hec.Please help me out"
City, Country:Peshawar Pakistan
"MBA Marketing from Bahria University,Asstant Manager in Masood Textile Mills from 5 Years."
Name: Kashif Munir
City, Country: Faisalabad,Pakistan
"AOA i have complete my BA(hon) degree from IIU Islamabad .now i want to complete my Mphil leading to Phd wd scholarship."
"i have done my M.Phil. in education from Hamdard University with a splendid GPA. Now, i apply for the HEC scholarship to obtain Ph.D Degree from UK or Australia."
Name: muhabat khan
City, Country:upper dir, pakistan
"i get 3 cgpa, for me what is the requirement of getting admission in ph.d candidate who get less than 3.5 GPA are they not allowed for ph.d"
Name: Anwar shah
"i want to continue my study after m.s.c in chemistry leads to m.phill.i want to apply for m.phill scholorship"
Name: zobia irshad
"i m SST teacher in a Govt school.i hv done master in political science and Education.i hv passed GAT too.now i want to apply for M.Phil scholarship.kindly guide me.thanks"
City, Country: malakand
"i want to continue my study after m.a in pakistan studies leads to m.phill.i want to apply for m.phill scholorship"
Name: alia fatima
City, Country:gilgit baltistan,pakistan
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RBISE announces schedule, fee structure
Rawalpindi: Intermediate and Secondary Education Board has announced the
fee schedule for the matriculation supplementary exams.
details, composite fee for the regular students of Arts Group would be Rs620
while for private students, it would be Rs680.
For high classes (10th
II), the regular students will pay Rs320 and private students Rs350. Science
Group Composite regulars will pay Rs720 and privates will pay Rs780.
Class 10th II regular, the regular candidates will pay Rs370 and private Rs400.
Regular students of General Group with practical composite will pay Rs720 and
Single fee can be submitted till August 18 while
submission of double fee can be till August 25. Fee with triple charges can be
submitted till August 30 and after that, Rs200 fine will be charged each day.
The education board spokesman informed that supplementary exams would
start from September 13 and date sheets would be issued in the first week of
September. The News
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University, colleges in Quetta closed
Quetta: The provincial government ordered closure of the
Balochistan University and all colleges in the city for three days after three
student organisations clashed on Wednesday.
At least 21 students were
injured in clashes between members of the Baloch Students Organisation-Azad
(BSO-Azad), Pakhtunkhwa Students Organisation (PSO) and Pakhtun Students
Federation (PkSF) in the university and the Government Degree
Six of the injured were admitted to hospital.
Balochistan University and the provincial education department on Wednesday
night announced that the university and colleges in Quetta would remain closed
from Aug 7. The university will reopen on Aug 11 and the colleges on Aug
The student organisations blamed each other for the
Members of the PSO held a demonstration outside the press club
in protest against what they called the attack by members of the BSO-Azad. They
accused the BSO-Azad of trying to create rifts between Baloch and Pakhtun
Members of the PkSF blocked a road near the Government Science
College and burnt tyres in protest against the attack on their members in the
They claimed that 10 members of their organisation were
injured. The protesters raised slogans against the BSO-Azad and urged the
government to arrest the culprits. Dawn
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HEC publishes 2 books
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recently published two
books under its Monograph and Textbook Writing Scheme.
The first book
entitled 'Skimming Wells: Current Practices and Guidelines for Improving
Design and Operation' is written by Dr Muhammad Mazhar
The scope of the monograph is limited to the hydro-geological environment in the
Existing groundwater extraction practices and techniques
have been discussed with reference to their use for extracting groundwater for
The guidelines presented in this monograph are site
specific. It introduces the irrigation system in the Indus Basin with a
description of hydrogeology of the aquifer under the Indus
Basin and the
rationale of the problem.
Various options and techniques being applied to
extract freshwater layer over the saline groundwater in the Indus Basin have
also been discussed besides critically reviewing the studies conducted in
Pakistan using these options.
The monograph also includes a comprehensive
research study conducted in the Indus Basin to investigate the existing farmer
practices to extract groundwater and to monitor the hydraulic and hydro-salinity
behaviour of skimming wells under different pumping regimes. Furthermore, it
describes the factors affecting the design and operation of skimming wells and
their interdependence on each other.
The second book entitled
'Development and Standardisation of Psychological Tests in Pakistan' is written
by Prof Dr Mahnazir Riaz, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Frontier Women
The textbook presents a comprehensive, modern and
indigenous account of psychometric theory and practice, various types of
psychological tests, applied psychological testing and practical application of
psychometric theory in psychology and education as well as in vocational,
occupational and clinical fields.
The book presents the text in an easy
way even for those students who do not have a background in
Major topics covered in the book include General Principles
of Test Construction, Essay Type Tests, Constructing Personally Test:
Constructing Scales for Assessment of Affective Variables, Evaluation of Tests
and their Validity, Item Analysis and Standardisation of Tests.
books can be purchased online through www.hec.gov.pk (publications.hec.gov.pk). The News
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