Higher Education Commission PhD degrees criteria
PhDs defying criteria not to be recognised
Islamabad, Jan 12: Higher Education Commission (HEC) will not recognise those PhD degrees, which
do not fulfil the HEC quality criteria and are awarded after July 1,
The Commission, in its 21st meeting held here Monday at
the HEC Secretariat, noted with concern that despite the existence of
clear cut criteria for the award of the PhD degree and a passage of
more than four years from its initial approval, some institutions have
awarded PhD degrees in violation of HEC's PhD award criteria.
Commission also directed that development funding to institutions
violating the quality criteria be curtailed and that the matter be
taken up with the chancellors of the universities to ensure that the
quality of higher education imparted in Pakistan is not compromised,
and meets international standards.
HEC had developed
comprehensive criteria for the award of MPhil and PhD degrees in the
country in 2005. These criteria were developed after extensive
consultation with all stakeholders and ensured that advanced degrees
awarded in Pakistan meet international standards.
As per the
criteria, it is necessary for the PhD dissertation to be approved by at
least two eminent international experts in the relevant area and all
scholars must publish a journal paper in any HEC recognised journal
prior to the submission of the PhD thesis.
In the disciplines
of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and five other disciplines in which
the international GRE examination is held, it is also necessary that
the PhD scholars have cleared the international examination prior to
the submission of thesis and the award of degree. The news
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VC calling the shots despite expiry of contract
Peshawar: The vice-chancellor of NWFP Agricultural University
is conducting tests and interviews of candidates for different posts
despite the fact that his contract has been expired, sources say.
They alleged that vice-chancellor violated the university statutes by
making appointments on different posts after expiry of his contract.
"The tenure of Said Khan Khalil as vice-chancellor of NWFP Agriculture
University has been ended on January 2, 2010, but he is still running
the affairs of the university and taking important decisions, which is
illegal and against the rules," sources said.
Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani, also chancellor of the public sector
universities, has neither issued notification of appointing him as
acting vice-chancellor after expiry of his tenure nor issued order
about the continuation of his services.
On Monday Mr Khalil
conducted tests and interviews for three posts of BP-19, which include
deputy director finance aid, deputy director university advancement and
deputy director student career counseling. Such violation of rules was
witnessed for the first time in the history of the university, sources
said, adding each candidate appointed on any of those posts would be
paid a huge salary of Rs80,000.
Sources said that tests and
interviews for the said posts were conducted in haste without adopting
proper procedures. "Mr Khalil will definitely appoint the candidates
referred by the top brass of ANP-led government to retain the post of
vice-chancellor," they alleged.
Sources said that he couldn't
conduct test and interview for any post at the university because he
was no more a vice-chancellor.
Referring to anomalies in the
procedure, they said tests and interviews for such higher posts were
conducted through the selection committee instead of the selection
board. "The selection committee is constituted on the will of
vice-chancellor while selection board is formed according to the
statute of the university," they added.
Mr Khalil, when
contacted, said that he had received any notification, issued by the
chancellor, regarding extension in his contract or working as acting
When his attention was drawn towards the
appointment of three deputy directors at the university, he said that
he had been given green signal by the office of chancellor to go ahead
as he would be reappointed as vice-chancellor.
that chancellor had issued an order about the continuation of his
office till the appointment of a new vice-chancellor but he didn't
receive its copy.
Sources also alleged that Mr Khalil
notified various other vacancies without the approval of the minutes of
syndicate. They alleged that he was favouring the students' wing of a
specific political party and its members were involved in criminal
activities on the campus.
"The activists of a political organisation,
patronised by Mr Khalil, misbehave with teachers and harass girl
students. Even on Monday they opened firing on some students over a
petty issue on the campus premises," they added. Dawn
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NCA students artwork
Rawalpindi: Students of the first Fine Arts graduating class of the National College of Arts
(NCA), Rawalpindi Campus, displayed their thesis works under the 'First
Degree Show 2009' here on Monday evening.
It was indeed a
display of many dimensions, with various mediums, ranging from
painting, sculptures, miniature paintings, art pieces encompassing
kaleidoscope, multimedia videos and moving comics. The paintings
accentuated social issues, gender biases, politics and personal beliefs
of students in general.
The show was attended by HEC Executive
Director Dr. Sohail Naqvi, NCA Principal Professor Naazish Ata-Ullah,
NCA Director Nsir Malik and several art lovers and guests.
students whose paintings were displayed included Amen Sardar, Mahjabeen
Mirza, Mohammad Umar, Rabbia Javaid, Rabia Malik and Tehreem Jafri. In
sculptures, Ayub Wali and Manail Muneeb presented their art pieces. In
miniature paintings, Beenish Khalid, Fatima Shakil, Saima Beenish and
Silwat Mumtaz presented their creations.
The students worked
under the guidance of Nadia Hussain, Sophiya Khwaja, Nadia Rahat, Hamid
Durrani, Imran Hunzai, Hassan Ali and Nida Bangash of the NCA Fine Arts
Professor Naazish Ata-Ullah
said that despite the fact that the students had to face adverse
security concerns, they still managed to keep their spirits high and
did a commendable job. "Their works show that they will join the
mainstream artists with a lot of poise and confidence," she said.
Malik said it is a dream come true that finally the Fine Arts class has
graduated. "These 13 students with fresh minds have worked day and
night to see this day. Their pieces are exceptional and beyond my
imagination," he said.
Ayub Wali, a student whose work was
displayed, said with the passage of time, he has discovered and
observed social discrimination and that experience is depicted in his
creations. Since he belongs to the Northern Areas, he has mostly used
organic materials indigenous to that area.
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Portrait contest winners
Rawalpindi: A certificate distribution ceremony was held at the Fatima Jinnah Women
University (FJWU) here on Monday for winners and participants of a
portrait painting competition.
The competition, held on
December 26, 2009, was conducted by the Pakistan National Council of
the Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture,
coinciding with Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary. It was
participated by students of different educational institutions and
amateur and professional artists.
The FJWU got second prize in
the on-the-spot portrait painting competition. Natasha Iqbal Jozi of
the FJWU's Fine Arts Department got the second prize in the students
category of the competition, while Reema Fawad, Maryam Saeed, Amna
Irshad and Salma Iftikhar were awarded with certificates.
Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan awarded
certificates of appreciation among students of the Fine Arts Department
as a token of appreciation on Monday. Appreciating the students, she
advised them to keep up the spirit.
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Anglo Arabic schools
Rawalpindi: The general assembly of the Anglo Arabic Schools & College Old Boys
Association has elected Dr Samiullah Koreshi as President of the
association, says a press release.
The assembly also elected
Rizwzn K Shamsi, MBA, DA IBP, ACMA, as General Secretary; Farmanul Haq
M.A, Former Principal of Information Academy, Senior V P; Ikramullah
Abbasi, MBA, V P; Malik Irfan Azam, M.A Political Scinece Joint
Secretary; Malik Muhammed Idriss, M.A, LL B, Publicity Secretary,
Zaheer A Awan, MBA,ACMA Internal Auditor, and six Members of Executive
Committee that include Farheen Ikram, M. Sc Chemistry, Aneela Zahoor
Chauhan, M.Sc Chemistry, Khurram Ahsan DAE, Naveed Choudhry, BCS, Bilal
Ijasz B. Engineering and Zuhaib Hassan B.Sc.
Earlier, the Punjab
government had appointed an ad hoc governing body for holding fresh
elections within six months and to hand over affairs of the association
to the newly elected executive committee.
In compliance of the
directive, the hoc governing body hold the elections in the premises of
the Anglo Arabic Secondary Schools for Boys and Girls and elected a
15-member executive committee.
Dr Samiullah Koreshi repeatedly
requested the general body of the association that he won't accept any
office in the executive committee, however, under pressing demand of
the assembly he reluctantly agreed to serve in the committee.
the elected members are former students of the Pindi Anglo Arabic
Schools. This is a departure from the previous practice where many
office-bearers were in their 70s and 80s.
The torch has
therefore been passed on to highly qualified younger generations of
'the Old Boys'. Only President and Sr Vice President are from the old
generation. Two of the Executive Committee members are ladies from the
young generation, both M.Sc in Chemistry. All Executive Members have
rich academic background.
The association runs one Public High
School for the Boys and one for the Girls located in Satellite Town,
Rawalpindi. It has total 900 students in the two schools with 50
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ICMA result distinction
Islamabad: Muhammad Ikram, a student of Islamabad Campus of the ICMA, has qualified the final examination of
the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, says a
press release issued here on Monday.
He belongs to Nara village of
Attock. He is among ten students who qualified the ICMA Examination
2009. The news
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