PhD allowance for Peshawar University teachers
Varsity teachers demand uniformity in PhD allowance
Peshawar, June 09: A delegation of the Peshawar University Teachers Association
that called on Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti here on Tuesday demanded
uniformity in allowances for PhD scholars at the national level.
delegation, led by its president Dr Joher Ali, apprised the chief minister of
problems confronting the teachers and demanded establishment of a college for
Mr Hoti urged the association members to transfer their
knowledge to the new generation.
Recounting development schemes initiated
by the government, he said establishment of the Abdul Wali Khan University,
Mardan, and its campuses in Charsadda and Swabi, Swat University and four cadet
colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in just two years showed the government's
commitment towards promotion of higher education in the province. Dawn
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Mohsin Ehsan Literary Week observed
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
Vice-Chancellor Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani on Tuesday said that universities
were the nurseries for making future leaders.
"The leadership skills are
learnt through healthy debates in the universities. But unfortunately
universities in our country have become the victim to political interventions
where students are provoked to take part in political activities," he said while
addressing the closing ceremony of 'Mohsin Ehsan Literary Week 2010,' organised
by UET Literary and Debating Society (LDS).
The vice-chancellor said the
LDS was the only student society that provided numerous opportunities to the
students to polish and prove their leadership skills through debates, dramas and
Engr Farah Mehmood, Director Clubs UET, said the
Mohsin Literary Week was sponsored by his son Ali Mohsin, alumnus of UET, to pay
tribute to the poet and scholar Mohsin Ehsan.
The winners of various
competitions included Amjad Ali of Department of Chemical Engineering who won
first prize in Qirat competition and Hafiz Owaisur Rehman of Department of Civil
Engineering who got second position.
In Na'at competition, Mubashir from
Department of Civil Engineering won the first position while Miss Zeenat Bibi of
Department of Computer Systems Engineering got the second position.
the Husn-e-Intikhab category, Umair Naeem of Department of Electrical
Engineering was awarded first position and Noman Ahmed of Department of
Mechanical Engineering got second position.
In English debate category,
Attaullah of Department of Chemical Engineering got first position and Atif of
Department of Electrical Engineering got second position while in Urdu debate
Muzamil of Department of Electronics Engineering Abbottabad campus got first
position and the second position was won by Ehsanur Rehman of Department of
In skits and drama competition, the Department
of Computer Systems Engineering secured the first position and the Department of
Mining Engineering was adjudged second.
In the category of essay
writing, Atif Rasheed of Department of Electrical Engineering grabbed the first
position while Attaur Rehman of Civil Engineering was second.
Noor, chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering, gave away certificates
and awards to the winners. The news
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'HEC committed to promoting research'
Abbottabad: Dr Mehmood Raza, adviser Quality Assurance and Learning
Innovation Higher Education Commission (HEC), on Tuesday said the commission was
committed to promoting quality research and teaching in the country.
This was stated by him while speaking at the closing session of the
three-day day 'Academic retreat for PhD supervisors' organised by the HEC here
in collaboration with Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT),
The moot was attended by PhD faculty members from six
universities of Lahore, Abbottabad and Mansehra.
Dr Raza said a number
of opportunities were being offered by HEC to the faculty members and
researchers, including indigenous/foreign PhD scholarship, fellowships, research
and travel grant facilities, short and long term faculty development/exchange
programmes and post-doctorate fellowships.
These initiatives, he said,
had facilitated higher educational institutions to serve as engines of
socio-economic development. He said all-out efforts were being made to improve
the quality of PhD supervision.
Earlier, Murtaza Noor, coordinator of
the workshop and project manger HEC, informed the participants that the workshop
was second of its kind arranged by the HEC organised exclusively for PhD
CIIT Director Dr Khan Gul Jadoon on the occasion
highlighted the contribution of the HEC to strengthening the higher education
sector in the country.
Prof (Dr) Sohail H. Naqvi, HEC executive
director, while interacting with the participants through video conferencing
said the supervisors had a vital role for the promotion of research culture.
Research topics, he said, should have relevance to the socio-economic
development and address the community problems being confronted by the people.
He urged the supervisors to come forward to improve the quality of PhD
supervision and avail the programs being offered by the HEC. He also appreciated
the idea of publishing a guide book for the supervisors
the workshop also paid a visit to the University of Hazara, Mansehra, where its
Vice Chancellor Dr Sakhawat Shah briefed them about various academic programmes,
facilities, linkages with other international and national departments and
research contribution by the scholars and faculty members of the university.
At the end of the workshop, Dr Raza distributed the certificates among
the participants. Dawn
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