HEC reserve seats for Balochistan and Fata students
HEC to reserve seats for students of Balochistan, Fata
Islamabad, Sep 22: The
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to announce reserved
seats in the fields of medical and engineering for the students of
Balochistan and Fata on open merit and self-finance basis.
decision was taken during a special meeting held here at HEC. The
meeting was presided over by Executive Director HEC Professor Dr. Sohail
H. Naqvi and attended by Secretary Higher Education Balochistan Sher
Khan Bazai, Advisor HRD HEC Professor Dr. Riaz Hussain Qureshi, Chief
Education, P&D Balochistan Muhammad Asif Khan and representative
from Fata Secretariat Aurangzeb.
The HEC has 29 reserved
medical seats in the medical colleges of KPK and around 50 seats in
different engineering universities including UET Lahore, UET Taxila, UET
Peshawar, MUET Jamshoro, and QUEST Nawabshah. The distribution of seat
is on 60:40 ratios for the students of Balochistan and Fata
The test of the potential candidates would
be conducted though National Testing Service Pakistan (NTS) during the
first week of October this year in Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad and
The participants of the meeting were of the view
that this step would enable the students of Balochistan and Fata to get
opportunity of equipping themselves with professional education at the
leading higher education institutions of the country. During the meeting
it was also decided that current needs of Balochistan and FATA would be
assessed in higher education sector and future programs would be
chalked out accordingly.
HEC has already awarded 2,000
scholarships to students of Balochistan and FATA under the project
'Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for Balochistan and Fata'
during last four years. Under second and new phase of the project, 1,500
scholarships would also be awarded to the students of the Balochistan
and FATA. The HEC has also arranged foundation course for 684 students
of Balochistan at Quetta. To date 66 scholars have completed their
studies and among these 7 scholars from Balochistan have shown
outstanding performance and have clinched gold medal from leading
Universities of country i.e. COMSATS, NUST, GC University Lahore and
University of Balochistan.
Recently, 600 Masters leading
to PhD scholarships for the natives of Balochistan province have been
announced under the 'Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package' with the cost
of Rs3138.692 million. The project is focused towards providing
opportunities for access to higher education to financially constrained
youth of Balochistan, who despite possessing academic merit are unable
to continue their further studies. The offered scholarship would cover
tuition costs, accommodation and living expenses of the selected
Under faculty development programme, HEC has
accorded approval for more than 360 foreign scholarships for the faculty
members of seven higher education institutions of the province. Through
this innovative initiative, the younger faculty is enhancing their
further higher education at the leading universities of academically
"where i can get Application form?"
City, Country: quetta,pakistan
"sir hec is giving scholarships..than why this is called self finance?"
City, Country: quetta
"I want to come in GCU lahore at balochistan schollarship"
Name: Younis rind
City, Country: Usta mohammad balochistan [balochistan]
"I want a scholarship for computer science.if any post is empty send me full information on my email address."
City, Country: Kharan]
"hey plz give some information about scholarship and from where i get application form and what is the date of test"
City, Country: quetta pakistan
"salm, sir blochistan and fata undergraduate scholarshp 2013 ki date plllzzzzz"
City, Country: quetta pakistan
"Is any seat for fata students in comsat? Please reply me"
City, Country: Fata
"when roll number will be send to us."
Name: waqar younas
City, Country: hayatabad,pakistan
"how can i get the admision for engineering universities?plz tel me sir"
Name: khalid khan
City, Country: fata pakistan
"sir i m student of fsc final year free medicle.now i wanna go abroad country for mbbs through nscholar ship from side of HEC but sir i dont know the procedure.kindly inform me about this and how?"
Name: Mr shahsaud
City, Country: peshawar charsadda pakistan
"sir plz tell me in detail about the scholarship program of 2014 when will it start? and from where we can get form?"
"SALAM SIR, WHEN ANY SCHOLARSHIP FROM HEC ANNONCE FOR FATA STUDENT specialy in IT FIELD ,,PLZ EMAIL ME ON email@example.com tnx"
Name: Aziz Khan
City, Country:DERA ISMAIL KHAN AND KPK PAKISTAN
"DEAR SIR, I WANT TO APPLY FOR MBBS ON FATA SEAT AND ALSO I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TEST REGESTRATION DATE AND SIMPLY PLEASE GUIDE ME ABOUT TEST AND ADMISSION REGESTRAION"
Name: FARMAN ULLAH
"SIR I M FROM KURRAM AGENCY, FATA, SIR I WANT TO GET ADMISSION IN ANY UNIVERSITY OF PAKISTAN ON SCHOLORSHIP BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD ENGINEERING FEE IN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES. PLZ GIVE ME INFORMATION ABOUT FATA SCHOLORSHIP IN CAMSATS. ILL BE VERY GRATEFUL TO YOU..."
Name: ZULQARNAIN KHAN
"how can we apply for this mean sir from where can we get these forms and when will be the test...."
City, Country: peshawar
"i m in fsc in medical i want to continue stdy out of Balochistan sir plz tel m procedure"
Name: aslam baloch
City, Country: Pakistan
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First female scholar from Balochistan completes PhD
Islamabad: The first female scholar from Balochistan University of Information
Technology and Management Sciences (BUITMS), Quetta, Sarwat Afridi, has
completed her PhD from France under the Higher Education Commission
(HEC) scholarship scheme.
Sarwat has completed her PhD
from Université Aix-Marseille II, France. In 2008, Sarwat was awarded
HEC overseas scholarship for France. From June 2008 to August 2008, she
completed an intensive French language course for two months at ILCF
(Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises / Institut Catholique de
Paris), France. In September 2008, Sarwat was registered in PhD at
Université Aix-Marseille II, France, under the supervision of Professor
Dr Pascal Rihet.
She completed her PhD in July 2012 titled
"Influence of candidate gene variants on Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria
related phenotypes and functional effects of NCR3-412 polymorphism
associated to Malaria." During her PhD, she worked on diverse projects
related to genomics, bioinformatics and biochemistry. The main focus of
her research was genetic analysis of resistance to malaria.
overall objective of her work was to identify genes, which are involved
in resistance or susceptibility to malaria in humans, and to identify
human genetic factors which have been previously associated to
resistance to malaria and have the tendency to influence the level of
malarial antibodies thus ultimately leading to protection against
malaria. Moreover, she also worked on functional evaluation of NCR3
polymorphism, previously associated to Malaria. All the results obtained
help illustrate the contribution of bioinformatics, genetics and
genomics in understanding the mechanism involved in resistance to human
Malaria. During her PhD research she managed to publish three articles
in international journals while two are under process of submission. She
also presented her research work in the form of poster in two
institutions. She has successfully graduated and returned to Pakistan
and have rejoined her parent university.
Education Commission (HEC) is also planning to award 600 Masters leading
to PhD scholarships for the natives of Balochistan province. The
government has recently approved the project under the
"Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package" on August 30, 2012. The news
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International Computer Project Olympiad: Pakistani student wins gold medal
Islamabad: A Pakistani student from Balochistan has
bagged gold medal in an international contest held in Turkmenistan
leaving all the countries like Germany, Canada, Russia, England, India,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka behind.
M. Ubaidullah son of Haji Talib Din, a rice trader, is a class ninth
student of Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges, has brought home
a gold medal from the International Computer Project Olympiad (ICPO)
held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The competition was held on September 14 and 15 among students from 45 countries who presented 150 projects in the Olympiad.
Ubaidullah's project that caught attention of participants,
organisers and judges was regarding plant automation system;
was awarded 1st position in the hardware category.
His project P-Bot aims at saving plants in cold-flame or greenhouse
setting, especially when someone wants to protect the plants at home in
all the seasons. P-Bot automates the round-the-year tasks of plant care
by means of its full-automatic cold flame and greenhouse routines.
The bot helps people save time in caring about plants and is
power-thrift by powering itself by its solar cells. The microprocessors
optimizes the maximum energy possible to power the bot to fulfil its duties.
Upon arrival, Ubaidullah and project supervisor Halil Baris (Turkish
teacher) both were received warmly because for their outstanding
achievement that has brought pride and distinction to Pakistan.
Ubaidullah said: "International competitions are very important for
the grooming of students. Tour of other countries not only gives
confidence to the students but it also gives them opportunity to have
interaction with students of other nations and learn from them.
"Although there is an impression that people of Balochistan are
deprived of their rights but my success shows that if people would work
hard, they can achieve anything in difficult condition," he said.
Project Supervisor Halil Baris termed the success result of hard work and said that he was proud of his students.
It may be mentioned that ICPO is an international competition which
brings the world's best IT students together. It also serves to promote
intercultural dialogue and cooperation, through the involvement of
students and teachers from many different countries. Dawn
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NUST students get CSC awards
Islamabad: Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) has awarded scholarships to twelve National
University of Science and Technology (NUST) scholars to undergo the
Masters Programme at Beijing Campus of North China Electric Power
NCEPU is a premier university in the
discipline of Electrical Engineering. According to an offcial, during
2011, the NCEPU admitted five NUST scholars in MS Electrical Engineering
on fully funded scholarships awarded by CSC, after a vigorous
evaluation of the credentials of nominees of NUST.
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AIOU to hold workshops of gender studies
Islamabad: Department of Gender and Women Studies, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), will
hold workshops for the students of PGD/MSc Gender and Women Studies
programme for the Second Semester Spring from September 24.
workshops courses include 4645-Research Methods in Gender Studies,
4646-Applied Statistics in Gender Studies, 4647-Feminist Debates on
Gender Inequalities, 4648-Feminism in Islam, 4682-Sociological Theory-I
and 4685-Sociology of Gender Issues: Theoretical Background.
workshops would be continued till September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. daily.Students from DG Khan, Lahore and Peshawar regions will
attend the workshop at their regions through Video-Conferencing system
while the students from other regions will attend their workshop at
Begum Nusrat Bhutto Auditorium of the University at Sector H-8,
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Investiture ceremony of AAUR held
Rawalpindi: The oath-taking ceremony of the first Academic Staff Association (ASA) of
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) was
held here at the university Auditorium.
Chancellor Professor Dr. Muhammad Azim Malik was the chief guest while,
FAPUASA-Islamabad President Rashid Khalid was the guest of honour on the
In his address, Dr. Azeem Malik congratulated
new office-bearers of ASA and said employees and management should work
together for development and expansion of the university. He assured the
employees that all their genuine demands would be addressed at the
earliest. He urged the faculty members to remain positive and productive
in all their scholarly efforts and always think for the collective
cause of the community. He said that all out efforts should be made to
keep this association clean from the petty affairs and politicising in
the hands of those who think of their own interests instead of
ASA President Professor Dr. Nadeem
Akhtar Abbasi said that this platform would provide a great opportunity
for the faculty members for tabling their reasonable ideas committed to
the welfare of the community.
He added that the
misconception should be removed that such kinds of associations work
against the administration rather ASA serves as a bridge between the
administration and the faculty. The news
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