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6,000 HEC scholarships for needy students
Islamabad, June 21: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to award 6,000
scholarships to needy students from different parts of the country under
HEC merit and needs-based scholarship programme during the next three
The information was shared during a meeting held
here at HEC on Wednesday, which was presided over by Dr. Nasser Ali
Khan, Member (O&P), Higher Education Commission.
scholarships would be awarded to talented, but financially constrained
students especially those from rural areas so as to ensure greater
equity in enrolment at different public sector higher education
institutions (HEIs) throughout the country.
based scholarships' are focused on providing opportunities for access to
higher education especially to under privileged students belonging to
remote and far-flung areas of the country, who despite possessing
academic merit, are unable to finance their education.
this new initiative, special emphasis is given to the students
belonging to Balochistan, Fata, interior Sindh and southern Punjab to
support higher education of maximum number of academically qualified
needy students from the very poor segments of the country. These
scholarships would be awarded through a transparent and well-defined
mechanism. The meeting was also informed that so far 1,000 scholarships
have been awarded.
Speaking on the occasion, HEC member,
said that the HEC is committed to provide equitable access to higher
education especially to marginalised segments of the society. The award
of 'needs based scholarships' will be greatly helpful in this regard. He
also underlined the importance of role of educated youth for the
development of the country. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Riaz
Hussain Qureshi, Advisor HRD HEC Islamabad, Prof Dr Junaid Zaidi Rector
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Mansoor
Akber Kundi Vice Chancellor Gomal University Dera Ismael Khan, Prof.
Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah University
Rawalpindi, Prof Dr Khalid Khan, former vice chancellor, PMAS-Arid
Agriculture University and Prof Jamila Qazi, Registrar SBKWU, Quetta,
while Director IBA Sukkar attended meeting through video conferencing.
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Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is holding its 24th convocation on its campus on Saturday.
Pakistan's first Oscar Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy will be a keynote speaker at the convocation.
At the convocation, as many as 730 students from varsity's three
schools - Suleman Dawood School of Business; School of Humanities,
Social Sciences and Law; and School of Science and Engineering (SSE) -
will receive their degrees, including 156 students of inaugural batch of the SSE.
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Lahore: PU Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Philosophy
(Semester System), Session 2009-11 and MA Music (semester system),
session 2008-10. Detailed results are also available on PU website
www.pu.edu.pk, according to a press release here on Wednesday.
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Lahore: The Punjab University administration's
rivals – Academic Group and Academic Forum – have joined hands to give a
tough time to Teachers' Front in the PU Senate elections scheduled for
Academic Group and Academic Forum leaders have decided that they
would contest the election jointly. Academic Group leaders led by Prof
Dr Mahr Saeed Akhtar and Academic Forum's leaders led by Prof Dr
Fakharul Haq Noori decided seat sharing at the ratio of 67 per cent and
33 per cent, respectively.
The PU registrar, who is also returning officer (RO) for the Senate
elections, has notified the electoral rolls that say there are 555
voters – 71 professors, 45 associate professors, 212 assistant
professors and 227 lecturers. The associate professors (doing academic
duties), assistant professors and lecturers will contest elections
against 15 seats.
All professors as well as associate professors, who hold the posts of
heads of academic departments, are ex-officio members of the PU Senate.
However, they all will poll their votes in July 6 elections.
The RO started receiving nomination papers from faculty members on
Wednesday and would continue to do so till June 25 (Monday). He will put
up the list of election candidates on the notice board outside his
office on June 27. The list of candidates after scrutiny of nomination
papers will be put up on June 29.
The eligible candidates can withdraw from contesting election till
July 2 and the final list will be displayed on July 4. The polling will
be held at Waheed Shaheed Hall, Institute of Education and Research from
9am to 4.30pm with a break from 1pm to 2.30pm on July 6.
An interesting episode that began with the publication of preliminary
electoral rolls on June 8 was that Academic Group President Prof Dr
Nasir Ahmad and syndicate member Dr Asmatullah objected to the inclusion
of the PU College of Information Technology (PUCIT) Principal Dr
Mansoor Sarwar's name in the electoral rolls.
PU Registrar/RO Prof Dr Khan Rass Masood initially contested the
Academic Group's claim but fell flat when the group's leaders wrote
another letter and warned him to refrain from becoming a party with Dr
Sarwar, who happens to be the first cousin of the incumbent vice
After the publication of preliminary electoral rolls on June 8, the
Academic Group leaders Prof Ahmad and Dr Asmatullah wrote a two-page
letter to the Registrar/RO on June 11 stating that PUCIT Principal Dr
Mansoor Sarwar's name should be excluded from the Senate electoral rolls
because he was not a professor but appointed directly against
administrative post of principal.
They also referred a three-member Revision Committee led by PU
Faculty of Engineering and Technology dean Prof Dr Javaid Ahmad in this
The Registrar/RO on June 13 responded to the Academic Group leaders'
letter stating that Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar was a regular employee
of the university and inclusion of his name in the voters' list was
Very next day on June 14, the Academic Group's Prof Ahmad and Dr
Asmatullah again referred Revision Committee decision before the
Syndicate elections and added that inclusion of Dr Sarwar's name for the
forthcoming Senate election was mala fide and would jeopardise the
whole process of the election.
The Academic Group leaders also warned Prof Masood against becoming a party with Dr Sarwar.
Following this aggressive letter, Prof Masood informed complainant Dr
Asmatullah that a new two-member committee on June 16 accepted
voluntary withdrawal of Prof Sarwar's name from the list of voters for
the forthcoming Senate election. The news
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