UET Peshawar Convocation: graduates awarded degrees
Convocation: 887 UET graduates awarded degrees
Peshawar, Dec 31: Pakistan
needs to locally develop necessary technology to exploit the country's
vast natural resources such as gold and copper mines, which will also
solve its energy and economic crisis, said renowned scientist Dr Samar
Mubarakmand while speaking at the convocation of University of
Engineering and Technology (UET) here on Thursday.
Dr. Mubarakmand, who is also member of the Planning Commission of
Pakistan, conferred degrees, awards and medals on the successful and
outstanding graduates, says a press release.He said that Pakistan had
rich reserves of natural resources and minerals such as charcoal
reserves, gold and copper mines in Balochistan and Federally
Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), which, if exploited indigenously,
could change the economic landscape of this country.
He highlighted the important role that seats of higher learning such
as the UET Peshawar had to play in the economic emancipation of this
country. He also stressed the need to work on alternative energy sources
such as wind, nuclear and solar energy to reduce reliance on fossil
fuel sources. He congratulated the graduates on their successful
completion of studies.
About 887 UET Peshawar graduates (sessions 2008-09 and 2009-10) were
awarded PhD, MSc, and BSc (honors) degrees. The degrees were given in
the field of agriculture, chemical, civil, computer systems, electrical,
electronics, industrial, mechanical, mining, telecommunication, and
software engineering as well as in computer science, information
technology and architecture.
UET Vice Chancellor Imtiaz Hussain Gilani presented the university
crest to Dr Mubarakmand, who was the chief guest on the occasion. At the
convocation, 27 graduates from various disciplines were awarded gold
medals and six students coveted presidential award for achieving
distinctive positions in their respective disciplines. Also, five
candidates were awarded PhD degrees in engineering.
Earlier, in his welcome address Mr Gilani congratulated the
graduating students and their parents and said that UET Peshawar was the
premier engineering institution in the province which was offering
quality education along with modern engineering consultancy services to
both public and private sectors.
In this regard, he mentioned the recently-conducted live tests by the
university's Earthquake Engineering Center on two bridges linking Ring
Road to Jamrud Road using eccentric mass vibrator, for Peshawar
Development Authority. The EEC is among the world's top 10 such centres,
The VC stressed the need for having young entrepreneurs to realise
the dream of a knowledge-based economy. He mentioned the Technology
Incubation Center established in the UET, which is helping engineering
graduates launch their own startups.
He also mentioned the UET's initiative of establishing a Continuing
Engineering Education Center (CEEC), which is offering education and
training programmes not just to its own faculty, but also to engineers
and scientists at large to update them on latest developments in their
Mr Gilani also counted the university's academic linkage programmes
with prestigious universities around the world. He said that the UET had
been working in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, UK, on
alternative energy sources and nanotechnology.
He said that the UET's research scholars were carrying out their PhD
research at partner universities in Europe and North America. The
strength of PhDs currently serving in UET Peshawar is 60 and this number
would grow as more and more scholars would return.
He specifically mentioned the multibillion Jalozai Campus Project
which would feature around 200 PhD qualified faculty and around 3,500
students in a sprawling new campus currently under construction. He said
that the Jalozai Campus would offer engineering degrees in new
disciplines such as petroleum engineering.
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US students exchange programmes
Washington: As part of its efforts to improve bilateral understanding, the US has launched one
of its largest ever students exchange programmes with Pakistan, a senior
US official said on Thursday.
"To give a chance to Pakistani students to learn more about the US
and Americans to learn more about Pakistan and Pakistanis," said Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State Alina Romanowski while explaining the
motive behind the arrangement.
"The purpose is to build human bridges between our two countries and to encourage face to face communication."
As many as 100 undergraduate students from Pakistan will spend a
semester in US educational institutions this year under the Global
Undergraduate Exchange Programme in Pakistan. Although they all have to
return home after the semester, they will be encouraged to apply for
further studies in the United States.
The US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in coordination
with a partner organisation, IREX, will host an arrival orientation for
50 of these students in Washington from Jan 3-6, 2011.
Launched in fall 2010, Global UGRAD-Pakistan provides a substantive
exchange experience at a US college or university to a diverse group of
100 emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors in Pakistan.
Responding to a question from an Indian journalist, Ms Romanowski
said the students were not screened to ensure if there were 'wahabis'
among them or if they had 'a terrorist mentality', as the journalist had
suggested. "We are not screening students for their religious
orientation or affiliation."
She also dismissed another Indian journalist's concern that some of
these students may not return. She said that the bureau had exchange
programmes with Pakistan before and all those who came had returned
The students were selected from small towns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Northern Areas, Fata, Balochistan and Sindh, besides large cities. None
of them ever travelled outside Pakistan. Almost half of them are women. Dawn
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'France wants collaboration with Pak varsities'
Swabi: Engineer Sandie Favier, attache for science and technology at the French Embassy
in Islamabad, has said the government of France wanted to strengthen
collaboration and interaction with Pakistani universities in various
He and Dr Nejib Moalla, a French scholar from the Lyon-II
University, visited the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering
Sciences and Technology here Thursday. They saw the campus, laboratories
and lecture rooms.
They discussed mutual collaboration with
Jehangir Bashar, rector of the Institute, and Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad
Khalid, pro-rector (academic) and deans of the faculties of the
institute. She also discussed launching joint research projects, split
PhD programmes, exchange of academia and students, internship of the
GIKI students in the French companies and fellowship programme.
Sandie Favier expressed eagerness to work with GIKI in the management
field and emphasised on mutual cooperation and collaboration in the
fields of research and higher education.
She spoke about
top-quality education and facilities available at the GIKI. She said the
engineers graduating from the institute contributed enormously to
Pakistan's development. Jehangir Bashar said the establishment of
high-temperature furnace in the Faculty of Materials Science and
Engineering and academic contribution of the French faculty to teach in
GIKI reflected the strength of relations between Pakistan and France. The news
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Seniority issue: Teachers to move court against education dept
Timegara: The headmasters of government high schools in Lower Dir will file a contempt
petition in the Peshawar High Court against the authorities concerned
for failing to implement the court's decision regarding issuance of a
notification about their seniority.
Speaking at a news conference at the Timergara press club on Thursday
the president of the headmasters association Shah Baz Khan, headmaster
Shafiul Haq and others demanded of the higher authorities to solve the
problem of their seniority in the light of decisions taken by the
Peshawar High Court and Service Tribunal Peshawar.
They said that they had been appointed as headmasters in basic pay
scale 17 but the authorities concerned had been reluctant to accept
their seniority from that date.
"We moved the Service Tribunal, which on Jan 20, 2009 decided the
case in our favour," the headmasters said, adding, the tribunal also
directed the concerned authorities to issue a notification from the date
of their appointment.
The head teachers said the provincial secretary education was also contacted in this regard but to no avail.
The teachers said after the non-implementation of the Service
Tribunal's decision they knocked the doors of the Peshawar High Court
that too decided the case in their favour.
The high schools' headmasters said they had decided to file a
contempt of court petition in the high court against the authorities
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18 PhD scholars allowed to pursue research
Peshawar: The Advance Study and Research Board of the University of Peshawar on
Wednesday allowed 11 PhD and seven MPhil scholars to pursue their
research. A meeting of the board presided over by vice-chancellor of the
university Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan also granted extension to four PhD
and seven MPhil scholars for completion of their research. The VC told
the meeting that the criteria set by the Higher Education Commission
about the timeframe and method of pursuing MPhil, PhD research must be
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Fata teachers to protest closure of schools
Ghallanai: The All Fata Teachers Association (AFTA) will stage a protest
demonstration against closure of the community schools in tribal areas
today (Friday). Talking to reporters here Thursday, AFTA Secretary
General Mushtaq Mohmand said the teachers would hold a rally outside the
Fata Secretariat in Peshawar against the closure of community schools
in tribal belt. He said that due to cruel decision of the Fata
Secretariat authorities, the families of 2,000 teachers lost their jobs
and were on the verge of starvation. He said that despite government's
tall claims to provide better education facilities to all and sundry in
tribal areas, over 76,000 students were deprived of education after
closure of the community schools.
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Urdu poetry book published
Peshawar: Another poetry book of young writer Haroon Shinwari has hit the stalls.
'Khushboo Phailney Tak' is a collection of 83 Urdu poems and is the
fourth venture of the author in the field of writing that he started in
Born in Landikotal in Khyber Agency in a Shinwari Pashtun
tribe, Haroon did his masters in International Relations and Pashto
literature from the University of Peshawar. He started composing poetry
after getting impressed by the legendary poet Amir Hamza Khan Shinwari,
He wrote the first prose book in English,
An Introduction to Hamza Baba, while his second contribution was Urdu
translation of a book, 'The plain tales of Afghan border' by Sir Edward
Brown in 1980 in London. His third venture in writing was a Pashto
poetry collection, 'Zama Latoon Zama Janoon'.
In the new book
Haroon Shinwari contributed some pieces like Jirga while impressed by a
Pashto verse of Hamza Baba, 'Apni Muhabat Wapas Lo' while getting
impressed by the verse of the late Dr Kabir Stori and 'Jhoot' after
being impressed by Prof Rahmatullah Dard's verse. The hardcover
135-page collection priced at Rs200 has almost 83 poetry pieces. The news
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