HEC Rs14 billion budget for 2011-12
HEC gets Rs14 billion
Islamabad, May 14: With the minimal allocation of Rs589.319 million for new projects
and a total allocation of Rs14 billion, the budget 2011-12 for the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) was approved by the Annual Plan Coordination
Committee (APCC) here on Friday.
The approved budget would be presented
to National Economic Council (NEC) for the final approval. The budget prepared
by Planning Commission allocated Rs14 billion budget for HEC that include
Rs589.319 million for the new projects and Rs13.4 billion for the ongoing
The allocation of the fiscal year of 2011-12 includes Rs111.167
million foreign loans and Rs13.9 billion is the government support. The HEC
demand for the PSDP budget allocation for the new projects was Rs614.809 million
while the demand for the overall budget that includes both the ongoing projects
and foreign projects was Rs15.8 billion.
The total budgetary
allocation for the financial year 2010-11 was Rs15.8 billion where the
expenditure up to June 2010 was Rs56 billion and the throw forward was
Rs93.9 billion. However, the expenditure up to June 2011 is Rs63 billion, which
is higher than the previous year while the throw forward is Rs73.4
The new projects mentioned in the budget document are devoid of
any national or international scholarship programmes. Only 17 new projects have
been included in the budget document for the year 2011-12.
One of the
major projects that have been mentioned in the budget document is 'strengthening
and development of SBK Women University, Quetta' where Rs108.017 million has
been allocated. The estimated cost for the project is Rs808.757 million that
also include Rs213.914 million foreign loans.
Strengthening of Labs
faculty of C and P at Lasbela University of Agriculture Water and Marine
Sciences Uthal is another big project with the allocation of Rs100 million. The
estimated cost of the project is Rs385.421 million.
The third major
project is the establishment of grid station at the Sector H-12, Islamabad, for
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) for which Rs79 million has
been allocated. The estimated cost for the project is Rs408.970 million. An
amount of Rs95 million has been allocated for the establishment of Air
University Campus in Multan. The estimated cost for the project is Rs200
The other few major projects include the establishment of
physical laboratories at Balochistan University of Information Technology and
Management Sciences in Quetta with the allocation of Rs38.970 million,
construction of boundary wall at International Islamic University (IIUI) with
the allocation of Rs30.391 million, establishment of business incubation centre
at Comsats Institute of Information Technology with the allocation of Rs32
million, Strengthening of Environmental Engineering department of NED University
with the cost of Rs22.065 million.
What could be termed as the most
significant ongoing project is the PhD fellowship for 5,000 scholars for which
an allocation of Rs600 million has been made against the HEC demand of Rs650
million. Meanwhile the project regarding foreign faculty hiring received an
allocation of Rs375 million.
An allocation of Rs200 million has been made
for the provision of higher education opportunities for the students of
Balochistan and Fata where the estimated cost for the project is Rs200 million.
The project regarding the overseas scholarship for MS/MPhil leading to PhD has
received an allocation of Rs1.8 billion.
An allocation of Rs350 million
has been made for strengthening of NED University of Engineering and Technology
Karachi where its estimated amount is Rs2.2 billion with the foreign loan of
Rs1.4 billion. The project to strengthen the University of Engineering and
Technology has received an allocation of Rs500 million against the estimated
cost of Rs5.9 million with the foreign loan of Rs1.9 billion.
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French envoy fetes Pakistani scholars
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the French Embassy in Pakistan, with the
aim to help the development of cooperation between French and Pakistani
scientific organisations, engaged in resource and development programmes of all
the scientific and technology fields, have launched a joint programme for
This fellowship programme is intended for highly
qualified Pakistani doctoral and post-doctoral scientists and offers them an
excellent opportunity to do research in France for six to nine months.
wish bon voyage to Pakistani scholars leaving for different universities in
France, the ambassador of France and Mrs Jouanneau hosted a reception at their
residence, which was attended by members of the academic world, including the
lively Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Professor Dr
Nilofer Shaikh; members of the French embassy including the motivated incharge
of the programme, attache for Science and Technology, Engineer Sandie Favier and
of-course, the lucky recipients of the scholarships.
The Minister for
Science and Technology, Changez Khan Jamali made a brief appearance.
Addressing the gathering Ambassador Jouanneau said it was a pleasure for
the French Embassy to co-finance this programme with the Higher Education
Commission in order to increase the number of laureates. "Indeed, in 2010, 8
scientists were able to join some of the best French research laboratories and
it was a great success with already more than 6 joint-publications," he said.
"Today, we are together to express our congratulation to the 17 new laureates of
this fellowship programme, both 'split-PhD' and post-doctorate who will leave
for France beginning of June 2011 to join French universities. These young
scientists are true representatives of Pakistan as they come from different
universities of the country and work in quite different fields. I am sure that
they will take advantage of their stay in France to deepen their scientific
knowledge and tie strong links with the research laboratories, which will host
them. After the day of preparation that they have had today, they know that now,
they are the ambassadors of Pakistan in France and that we count on them, on
their work and their dedication to make a strong impression and to attract their
future French colleagues in Pakistan to develop new collaborations."
went on to say that France's cooperation with Pakistan in higher education and
scientific domains increases every year and he was happy to say that together
with the HEC, France will carry on this programme of research fellowships in
2012 as well. The HEC and the French Embassy in Pakistan have invited
applications for 'split-PhD' scholarships and Post Doctoral Fellowships, the
details and application forms of which can be downloaded from the URL:
www.hec.gov.pk, www.ambafrance-pk.org or obtained from the Campus France desks
in Alliance Francaise at Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad or Karachi. Last date for
submission of application form is July 31st, 2011.
After his formal
address the ambassador said France was a hospitable country with the freedom to
practise religion as one wants as long as it was within the ambient of French
laws. He cited the example of scholars who had returned with glowing accounts of
their stay in France and said this positive attitude would go a long way in
promoting the bilateral relations between the two countries, something, which
was already a reality.
He concluded by wishing the scholars a safe
journey; a happy stay and a fruitful addition to their knowledge.
Adviser (HRD) HEC Professor Dr. Riaz Hussain Qureshi thanked the
ambassador for his hospitality and also for his unstinting support of the HEC
and its projects saying a very positive feedback had come from returning
scholars and the HEC looked forward to further collaboration in the field of
Those leaving for France and very excited at the
prospect, are Mohammed Saleem (Government College University, Lahore), Imran
Shahzad (Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad), Muhammad Sohail Afzal (NUST
Islamabad), Mohammed Umer (National Institute of Biology and Genetic
Engineering, Faisalabad), Sehrish Fatima (Karachi Institute of Biotechnology and
Genetic Engineering), Mubbashir Hussain (Kohat University of Science and
Technology), Safia Hassan (Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, Islamabad), Dr. Humayun Ajaz (UET Lahore), Dr. Ibrar Hussain (NUST
Islamabad). Dr. Kashif Riaz (University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi). Dr.
Ghulam Mohammed Kundi (Gomal University), Dr, Ali Asghar (University of
Agriculture (Faisalabad), Dr. Mujeeb Ahmad (IIU Islamabad), Dr. Muhammad Imran
Malik (Institute of Communication Technologies Islamabad), Dr. Qaiser Jabeen
(Islamia University Bahawalpur), Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Nuclear Institute for
Agriculture and Biology Faisalabad) and Dr. Mohammaed Aslam (Bahauddin Zakariya
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'Open House' at Bahria University
Islamabad: The Engineering Departments of Bahria University jointly organised its 2nd Open
House session on here Thursday, says a press release.
The well organised
mega event lasting some seven hours was largely attended. On hand were 66
projects, while 100 students remained very closely associated for several months
from their initial planning, till completion of each. Representatives of several
leading manufacturers and or companies showed keen interest in the numerous
proto-type products on display at stalls specially setup for the show. Judged
from any angle, every product reflected the highly innovative and creative
concept the students had come out with.
Local industries engaged in the
manufacture of modern day security equipment & devices could stand to highly
benefit from the products prepared by the young minds of Bahria University after
a great hard work and toil. At the culmination of the show, Rector of the Bahria
University Vice Admiral (r) Mohammad Haroon distributed shields and cash awards
to respective teams, while group E-19 was adjudged as No 1 in best hardware
project, group G-6 best software project, group E-33 best pane-flex project and
group E-27 best brochure design.
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Japanese language speech contest held
Islamabad: Japanese Language Department of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) held
Japanese language speech contest on Friday in which 11 students from
interpretation, diploma and certificate courses in Japanese Department delivered
their speeches on variety of topics.
The topics of the speeches included
'Similar Words in Urdu and Japanese', 'Tourist Resorts of Pakistan', 'Life of
Japanese Students at NUML' and 'Hobbies of Japanese People'.
Shafeeq Ahmed, Sana Zubairi and Amir Azam Khan were adjudged first, second,
third respectively. Before the prize distribution, the students sang a Japanese
song. The panel of judges comprised Mayumi Tsubakimoto 3rd Secretary of Embassy
of Japan, and Shigeko Tanaka faculty member, Japanese Language Department,
First Secretary Embassy of Japan Madam Kuniko Nakamura, on the
occasion said that students of NUML have shown their devotion in efforts of
donation for Japan earthquake crisis that strengthened Pak-Japan
She appreciated the language skills and the performance of the
contestants. Arranging such events make students aware with culture, language
and social norms and involves students in lingual activities with learning
opportunities, she further said.
Speaking on the occasion NUML Rector
Professor Dr Aziz Ahmad Khan said that Japanese Department has polished the
language skills of its students with great efforts in a shorter time span
although Japanese Language is one of the difficult languages of the
He said that Pakistan and Japan are tied in various similar
cultural aspects and to understand these social aspects the language is the best
tool. While appreciating efforts of the Japanese Department, he said arranging
such speech contests help motivate the students' enthusiasm for learning
The event aimed at promoting language interests among
students and teachers and to present Pak-Japan Friendship and cultural
similarities between the two countries.
The event was sponsored by
Ministry of Foreign Affair of Japan in collaboration with NUML and Embassy of
Japan, Islamabad. In the end, participants and winner were awarded with
certificates and prizes by DG NUML Brig Azam Jamal. The news
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Students, teacher booked
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar has lodged FIR against six students and a teacher of the
Department of Economics for cheating in the examination, sources said.
"About six students of Department of Economics were busy in solving their
papers from books on the rooftop of the department's building, when they were
spotted by the security officials", sources said.
On Friday, the matter was reported to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Azmat Hayat
Khan, who ordered registration of FIRs after initial inquiry into the matter
against a teacher and the students. Dawn
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