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HEC announces ranking of universities
Islamabad, July 08: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced the ranking of
Pakistani universities on Friday on the basis of quality teaching and
HEC Chairperson Dr Javaid R Laghari made the
announcement at a press conference held at the commission secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, the HEC chairperson said the primary purpose
of the ranking was to share the key issues that determine the state of
higher education in a particular institution and drive the higher
education institutions (HEIs) towards improved quality and research and
promote a culture among HEIs of the country for participation in the
Dr Laghari said that the ranking is a quality
indicator and will help shed light on key indicators of higher education
institutions to allow the students, parents, potential employers and
all other stakeholders to make informed and timely decisions regarding
higher education institutions. "It will inculcate a spirit of
competition among the universities to raise the standard of education."
HEC chairperson said. "The activity will also help promote a culture of
participation in the world university rankings," he said.
ranking criteria revolve around three main parameters - implementation
status of quality assurance criteria, teaching quality and research. The
distance education like AIOU and Virtual University were excluded from
the ranking lists. The ranking 2013 was based on the year 2011-12 data
provided by HEIs. Due to the problems faced by the universities in
Pakistan, the primarily identified QS world ranking criteria was amended
as per feedback received from the higher education institutions. In
spite of the difficulties associated with ranking, the HEC is the first
one in the Islamic world that has done rankings twice - first time in
2006 and second in 2011.
HEC Quality Assurance Director General
Zia Batool informed that the universities had been ranked by area of
specialisation. She added the universities could only be comparable
within the assigned category.
In Agriculture/Veterinary category,
the top five universities announced by the HEC are: University of
Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University,
Rawalpindi, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore,
University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Sindh Agriculture University,
Tandojam and Lasbela University of Agriculture, water and Marine
In Engineering and Technology category, the top five
universities include Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied
Science, Islamabad, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore,
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Swabi, Mehran
University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro and Institute of
Space Technology, Islamabad.
In Business Education category,
Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Institute of Business
Administration, Karachi, Institute of Business Administration, Sukkar,
Shaheed Zulifikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
(SZABIST), Karachi and Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar as the
In Medical category, Aga Khan University,
Karachi, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Dow University of Health
Sciences, Karachi, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences,
Jamshoro, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, King Edward Medical
University, Lahore were declared top universities by the HEC.
General Universities (Large) include National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad,
of the Punjab, Lahore, University of Karachi, COMSATS Institute of
Information Technology, Islamabad, Government College University,
Faisalabad, University of Peshawar, Shah Abdul Latif University,
Khairpur, Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
(Medium) includes Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Government College
University, Lahore, National University of Computer and Emerging
Sciences, Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Gomal
University, DI Khan and University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir,
General Universities (Small) include University of
Faisalabad, Beacon house National University, Lahore, Pakistan Institute
of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad, University of Science and
Technology, Bannu, Isra University, Hyderabad and Foundation University,
Islamabad. Daily times
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UHS ranked second best varsity
Lahore: University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore has again been declared the second best
medical university of Pakistan in quality and research based ranking
2013 announced by Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday.
to a press release issued on Friday, criteria set by HEC for ranking is
based on quality assurance, teaching quality and excellence in
While announcing the ranking, HEC Chairman Dr
Javaid R. Laghari said the UHS had narrowed down its margin as compared
to last year, with Aga Khan University Karachi declared the overall best
medical university of the country.
the faculty and staff on this achievement, UHS Vice Chancellor Major Gen
(R) Prof Muhammad Aslam paid tribute to their devotion, enthusiasm and
He urged them to take university to the new
heights by avoiding complacency trap. UHS VC further said the potential
for advances in health research was quite promising. The news
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Unlawful outfits won't be allowed to spoil PU's atmosphere: VC
Lahore: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran announced
on Sunday that unlawful outfits of students would never be allowed to
spoil the peaceful academic atmosphere of the varsity.
the media, he strongly condemned the misconduct of a handful of
students belonging to a banned outfit. "I am brave enough to deal with
such disgruntled elements with an iron hand as I myself have studied in
the same institution," he said.
"The Punjab University is a
prestigious educational institute of the subcontinent, imparting quality
education in the public sector, and nobody can be allowed to play with
the future of the nation," he said.
He said the bona fide
students had always been encouraged to participate in healthy
extracurricular activities, including all types of indoor and outdoor
sports across the country. He said the varsity administration would
ensure discipline among teachers, students and employees.
said approval from the competent authority for holding a workshop,
seminar and meeting was mandatory for students or organisers; otherwise
it would amount to misconduct.
Prof Kamran said that he had
always treated students as his children and extended all possible
cooperation to them for their higher studies. He warned that no one
would be permitted to achieve his/her vested interests and the PU would
thwart their ulterior motives and nefarious anti-academic designs at all
He said the PU was the only university in the world with
the lowest fee structure, with much better modern facilities. He said
that a few outsiders with vested interest would not be allowed to play
with the destiny of other 30,000 students studying in 74 faculties.
said all teachers, including the members of the Academic Staff
Association, senate and syndicate of the university, were treated
equally regarding discipline. app
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PU Pharm-D admission
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has issued a schedule of admissions
fees and forms for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) 1st and 2nd
Professional Annual Examination 2013.
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IJT demo against PU VC
Lahore: Activists of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) staged a protest demonstration
against Vice Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran over
what they said his acts of victimisation against students.
to a press release issued on Friday, a large number of IJT
office-bearers staged a peaceful protest demonstration against the VC
outside the Jamia Masque of PU after Juma prayer. They shouted slogans
against the VC.
They claimed that a group of teachers had
attacked some students in hostels a few days back at the behest of the
VC. They, condemning the acts of VC, asked him to avoid involving in
such issues to create a peaceful atmosphere on the campus. The news
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