AIOU online PhD | Malakand varsity convocation
AIOU starts online PhD
Islamabad, July 04: The Allama Iqbal Open University
(AIOU) is successfully proceeding with its online Computer Science PhD
programme according to the prescribed academic outlines of the Higher
Education Commission (HEC). “This will be the first-ever PhD programme
by the AIOU through e-learning, using state-of-the-art electronic
technology,” Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi said while
presiding over the PhD course presentation ceremony on Monday.
programme, started last year, meets the international criteria and the
domestic needs. It was the best possible facility being provided to the
students on low cost, he said, adding approximately its monthly fee is
around Rs 5,000. It was a PhD degree formally offered in spring 2011 and
helps the students acquire research knowledge, techniques and skills
necessary to reach the level of research maturity. The students conduct
indigenous research and undertake development projects for better
training and education.
A candidate is eligible to apply for PhD
Computer Science programme having MS in the relevant field or
equivalent level with minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 70 percent
marks. The vice chancellor said the AIOU was proud to initiate a unique
localised PhD programme, using modern ICT technologies. “Initially, the
programme will be offered in the computer science discipline and will be
open to the faculty members and professionals of all Pakistani
The course work is offered through video
conferencing or using OLIVE E-learning (Synchrono9us meeting over
Internet). Distance lectures will be delivered by faculty members from
Pakistani and foreign universities. The foreign faculty hired to teach
the PhD course includes Delaware State University, USA and a Bahraini
university. Daily times
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AIOU workers & management settle disputes
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) management Thursday reached a
formal agreement with the representatives of employees to settle their
demands through official procedure.
representatives of workers, after talks with AIOU Vice Chancellor
Professor Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi, called off their strike and assured
their support in maintaining peace and tranquility on the campus. They
thanked the vice chancellor for giving a patient hearing to their
demands, including reinstatement of the dismissed employees.
the agreement, all genuine demands of workers would be accepted through
normal office process and FIRs registered with police by the management
against the representatives of employees would be withdrawn. The vice
chancellor also allowed employees to hold their annual elections by July
It was also agreed that 250 vacant posts of
staffers, officers and faculty members would be filled at the earliest.
The vice chancellor announced that the regular staff and daily wage
employees will be given 20% increase in their monthly salary as per the
government's announcement. Other initiatives would also be taken to
increase medical, transport and residential facilities for all
President Academic Staff Association Dr.
Syed Zafar Ilyas, President Officers Welfare Association Mir Mukhtiar
Hussain Talpur and Chairman Department of Mass Communication Professor
Dr. Syed Abdul Siraj held talks from the management side. While workers
were represented by Malik Muhammad Saeed, Sher Asif Satti and Sajid
Mahmood Janjua. Sheikh Hameed, senior leader of the People's Youth
Organisation, and Naeem Abbasi Naqshbandi, chief of the People's Youth
Organisation, UK, played a mediatory role, bringing both sides on the
negotiating table for peacefully resolving their disputes.
Malik Muhammad Saeed said that talks between employees and the VC became possible due to the intervention of MNA Faryal Talpur.
the vice chancellor presided over a meeting of heads of departments and
briefed them on the outcome of talks with agitating workers. He thanked
them for ensuring smooth functioning of the academic work even during
the protest. He urged them to put extra efforts for covering the
essential academic work, which was delayed due to strike.
Officer Welfare Association (OWA) President Mir Mukhtiar Hussain Talpur
welcomed the peaceful settlement of disputes between the management and
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Malakand varsity convocation held
Chakdara: Governor Masood Kausar on Thursday said government was giving special
focus to promotion of education and opening of many institutions in each
division of the province was testimony to that fact.
possible effort is being made to equip our youth with the knowledge of
desired standards," he said while addressing the Covocation-2012 of
Malakand University here. In all 467 bachelor and master graduates 28
were honoured with gold medals for achieving distinctive position in
their respective disciplines.
The governor also
inaugurated the newly constructed academic block at the campus. Besides
staff and students of the university, Provincial Minister Hidayatullah
Khan, provincial Secretary Higher Education Farah Hamid Khan,
Commissioner Malakand division and elite of the area attended the
ceremony. Vice- Chancellor Prof Dr Rasool Jan presented the annual
report and highlighted the achievements and future development
programmes. "Nations are no longer considered powerful just because of
their military might rather their attitudinal response towards others;
their level of capabilities in various fields of life; the living
environment and the facilities being offered to their coming generations
for future development are also accounted equally," the governor said.
also appreciated the University of Malakand for its progress,
especially improvement in its ranking both at the provincial and
national levels, new additions in disciplines, increased number of PhD
faculty members through fresh inductions and the infrastructure and
Pointing towards students,
governor who is also chancellor of the university said, its now your
responsibility to work hard, achieve excellence in your respective
fields of higher studies.Welcoming the governor and the guests earlier,
Dr Rasool Jan said that 18 new departments had been added during the
past 3 years, taking the total strength to 28 while four more
disciplines were in the offing.
Presently, he added,
47 faculty members were having PhD level students and 17 more PhD
scholars were going to join within next couple of months making the
total strength to 64.
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AWKU signs MoU with Korean varsity
Peshawar: The Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) and See Jung University of Seoul,
South Korea, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for
launching MS and PhD programmes for students of both the countries.
Professor Dr Ihsan Ali, vice-chancellor of AWKU and Wowa Park, president of the University of See Jung signed the MoU at a ceremony held at the main campus of the AWKU.
to the MoU, both the universities will launch mutual and exchange
programmes of MS and PhD subjects. It will be an opportunity for
scholars of both of the universities to be exempted from admission and
tuition fees, an official of the AWKU said.
Zahoor Jan had visited South Korea on the directives of VC Dr Ihsan Ali
to process MoU documentation for exchange of MS and PhD level subjects
with various Korean universities. The news
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