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HEC confers degrees on scholars of MS Programme
Islamabad, June 27: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday conferred degrees upon
successful candidates of the last two batches of MS Programme (Korea) at
the 4th Graduation Convocation here.
Republic of Korea to Pakistan Choongjoo Choi was the guest of honour.
The ceremony was attended by academicians, scholars and their parents.
Addressing the ceremony, HEC Executive Director Professor Dr. Sohail H.
Naqvi said Korea's 95 percent higher education literacy rate, active
university industrial linkages and technological developments are a role
model for Pakistan.
"Keeping this fact in view, 200
young Pakistani engineers were sent for pursuing their higher studies in
the advanced Engineering and Technological fields at six leading south
Korean universities. This joint collaboration between Pakistan and
Korean universities has been greatly helpful in creating a critical mass
of highly qualified engineering manpower in high-tech fields and
building up the capacity of universities/industries in Pakistan," he
HEC Chairperson Dr. Javaid. R. Laghari thanked the
Korean government for providing opportunities to young talented
Pakistani engineers for doing research work at advanced research labs
and reputed Korean universities. He stated that 45 percent of the total
HEC budget was being spent on human resource development in Pakistan.
scarcity of funds will adversely affect this major component,
especially the need-based scholarships awarded to the youth belonging to
remote areas of Pakistan, including Balochistan, Fata, interior Sindh
and southern Punjab. The Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Choongjoo Choi
lauded the efforts of HEC for improving the standards in higher
education sector of Pakistan.
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Academic staff of AIOU condemns violence
Islamabad: As strike and protest by the workers of
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) seeking transfer of their
vice-chancellor continued on Tuesday, the Academic Staff Association
(ASA) has started playing its role in resolving the issue.
The ASA in a resolution adopted at an emergency meeting said that the
violence by some protesting workers would not do any good, but rather
damage the university's image.
They condemned the use of abusive language against the senior academic staff (professors) during the strike.
Addressing the meeting, the ASA'S President Professor Dr Syed Zafar
Ilyas and General Secretary Dr Mohammad Ajmal expressed the hope that
the workers would hold talks with the five-member committee constituted
by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi.
The ASA called for implementing the recommendations made by the
Residence Allotment Committee to facilitate the workers. It also
demanded increase in the PHD allowance to Rs9,750, and filling the
vacant posts of teachers through advertisement.
They also sought improved medical facilities their members and
bringing Shifa International, Aga Khan Hospital, CMH and MH hospital on
the university's panel.
They also demanded that in case of emergency medical treatment might
be allowed at any hospital. It also demanded that the academic staff
having PhD degree be promoted in the next grade.
The ASA also adopted a separate resolution expressing solidarity with
the teachers of Sindh University who were dismissed by the
Employees of the university, Sajid Mehmood, Faqueer Hussain, Ismail,
Chaudhry Asghar, Bilawal Khan, Shabir and others said that they would
continue their protest till the acceptance of their demands. Dawn
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Riphah University approves budget for next fiscal year
Islamabad: The eleventh meeting of Board of Governors (BoG) of Riphah International University was held on Tuesday
in the federal capital. The BOG approved the budget of the university
for the financial year 2012-13. It also gave approval to the proposal to
hold seventh convocation of the university on December 29, 2012.
founder chancellor Maj Gen (r) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan presided over
the meeting. The RIU is chartered by the federal government and the
president of Pakistan is its patron.
Under the charter, the BOG
is the highest body to make decisions and formulate policies regarding
the university. The BOG includes representatives of the government,
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Federation of Chambers of
Commerce and Industry and eminent educationists and scholars.
Chancellor Prof Dr Anis Ahmad presented a report of the activities of
the university and highlighted the achievements in various fields during
the past ten years. He said the federal government approved the Charter
of Riphah International University in 2002. "During the following ten
years, we have improved the quality of our education, research standards
and personality building of our students with focus on interpretation
of Islamic ethical values."
The members of the board appreciated
the performance of the faculty members, students and management of the
University for achieving goals as per its mission statement.
BoG also approved the budget of the university for the financial year
2012-13. It also gave approval to the proposal to hold seventh
convocation of the university on December 29, 2012. The meeting was
attended by the members of the boards and high officials of the
university, including the Pro Chancellor Hassan Muhammad Khan, Vice
Chancellor Dr Anis Ahmad, HEC nominee Prof Dr Saeeda Asadullah, Dr
Muhammad Bilal, Dr GsA Miana, and Islamic International Medical College
Trust Executive Director Asadullah Khan. Daily times
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PMAS-AAUR, Wapda sign MoU for research
Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Pakistan
Water & Power Development Authority (Land Acquisition &
Resettlement (LA&R) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for
research studies on environment, wildlife, forestry and range management
for Diamer Basha Dam Project area.
official spokesman Director Public Relations Musa Kalim, Vice Chancellor
PMAS-AAUR Prof. Dr. Irfan Ul-Haque and Wapda General Manager (LA&R)
Dr. Raheal Ahmad Siddiqui signed the MoU on behalf of their respective
organisations here Tuesday.
The purpose of this MoU is to
establish an effective collaboration and establishment of joint research
cooperation by providing technical, financial and other collaboration
support for protecting environment and natural resource conservation in
achieving the goals of mega project - Diamer Basha Dam Project - in best
This MoU is intended to conduct research
in Diamer Basha Dam Project area in the fields of ecological
conservation, afforestation and natural resource management through
MPhil and PhD students of PMAS-AAUR's Faculty of Forestry, Range
Management & Wildlife.
Under the MoU both
organisations will work jointly to enhance and strengthen closer
cooperation in protecting natural resource base of Diamer Basha Dam
Project area. Under the MoU, it is also mentioned that the research to
be undertaken by students and scholars of PMAS-AAUR would be on topics
covering environment, forestry, rangeland and wildlife, socio-economic
(livelihood) for the watersheds of Diamer Basha Dam Project (Diamer
District and Kohistan District). The PMAS-AAUR would submit research
reports/thesis and publications to Wapda on pre-arranged timeframe.
outcome of research studies would lead to sustainable conservation of
natural resources including forests and rangelands around the Basha Dam
Project area. The news
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