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HEC revises curriculum of Pakistan Studies

ISLAMABAD, Nov 21, 2007: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has revised curriculum of Pakistan Studies in the light of standardized template and framework.

The initiative has been taken in a meeting of special curriculum Revision Committee, HEC in the discipline of Pakistan Studies held here Tuesday.

The meeting was chaired by Member Academics, HEC Dr. Riaz ul Haq Tariq and other experts in Pakistan Studies subject. The experts resolved that curriculum of BS Pakistan studies program may be brought up to international standards and to give broad-based knowledge to the students. In this connection, the committee suggested several changes according to a uniform framework for BS as given by HEC. The committee resolved that total number of credits hours for BS Pakistan Studies will be 131 and duration of the program would be four years with 8 semesters.

While, ten (10) specific foundation courses were suggested of 30 credits hours and fourteen (14) major courses including research project and internship were suggested. After a long deliberation, the committee developed a framework and revised the courses. New courses were incorporated. The process is underway and members were assigned to develop courses details according to their specializations. Dr Riaz ul Haq Tariq briefed the participants about description of the structure and framework for bachelor degree program to be followed for all disciplines, Basic, Applied and Social Sciences. He stressed to develop the curriculum for BS Pakistan Studies in the light of the template. He said that previously it used to be vertical teaching. Now by adopting the template a broad based knowledge would be provided to students at bachelor level. app

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"Iam a Lecturer of Pakistan Studies at Comsats Abbottabad and I need a copy of the HEC curriculum and out lines of Pakistan Studies.I woud be thankful if you send a copy to me. Regards- Afia Kamran, Lecturer Management Sciences, Comsats Abbottabad.."
Name: afia kamran
Email: afiakamran@ciit.net.pk
City, Country: Abbottabad, Pakistan
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