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British Distance Learning MBA launched
Karachi, April 10, 2008: The
launching ceremony of a British Distance Learning MBA was held at a hotel here
on Tuesday night. The programme has been launched by Campus Consultancy Services
(CCS), a British- registered education consultancy.
The UK-based Director of CCS,
Munir Lone, who was present on the occasion, said the aim of this programme is
to bring management, executive and business education to the people who are
unable to go to Britain or any other country to gain MBA
Lone said the University of Wales
would validate this very programme.
There are also programmes at
the University of Bradford, Birmingham and other institutions available through
distance learning online education.
These, Lone maintained, would be
more interactive with the sophisticated audio-visual provisions.
He was of the view that the
desirous students can contact any of the office of CCS in Karachi.
Lone said a fair is also being
arranged here in Karachi on April 9 and 10 to make available all the necessary
details in this respect.
A similar fair would be organised
in Lahore on April 12 and 13, he further stated.
Lone said the duration of the
MBA programme would be two years' flexible learning and can be completed in four
He said the CCS also wanted to
make this MBA programme more affordable.
Lone said the eligibility for
joining the programme would be a four-year bachelors degree or a masters' degree
with a two- year work experience and good knowledge of English.
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HEC launches research, education connection with US foundation
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the National Science Foundation
(NSF) of United States of America (USA) are jointly funding a high performance
research and education network connection to support Pak-US Science and
network will link scientists, research facilities, supercomputers and databases
in Pakistan and the US. This project will connect the existing PERN and the
developing PERN2 network to the global research and education network
infrastructure. This connection will be implemented by a joint purchase of
capacity on an undersea cable system connecting PERN/PERN2 in Karachi to an
international network connection point in Singapore.
"The launching of
new connection is part of HEC's strategy to leap frog forward. We have similar
parallel networks connections to connect Pakistan to research networks in
Europe, Canada and Korea. The HEC has come of age and it has been successful in
creating the infrastructure for best quality research through harnessing
technology," said Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman, Chairman HEC, while speaking as
chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of seminar on 'Dedicated Research and
Education Connection between Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN) and
Internet2 of the USA'.
members and researchers must utilize the opportunities being provided by Higher
Education Commission (HEC) in the field of education and research," added
Dr. Atta asserted
that only effective use of these new tools would make the difference in our
education landscape and it is basically the faculty, which has to play a key
role in this regard.
"All these steps
including high-speed research networks, video conferencing, digital library etc
are aimed at providing faculty members and researchers state-of-the-art
facilities so that they can compete at international level", he said.
He informed the
gathering that 60 percent of HEC funds have been allocated for human resource
Pakistani scholars have been sent to world's leading universities for MS and PhD
studies and once these scholars come back they will find an entirely changed
Dr. James Williams,
Director, International Networking and Operational Assurance and Principal
Investigator for Indiana University said that we are here to celebrate an
investment in knowledge on part of the US National Science Foundation and the
Pakistan Higher Education Commission.
"For me and for
many people here, this workshop represents a major milestone in the course of
our project to enhance science and technology collaborations between the US and
Pakistan. This project had its origins in the US-Pakistan Joint Committee
Meeting on Science and Technology between Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman and Dr. Arden
Bement of the NSF".
objective of this project was introduction of high-speed connectivity between
the two countries and today we are announcing a very significant step toward
meeting that objective. This network connection is an important mechanism for
enhancing collaborations. But, it is only a mechanism. It is now our
responsibility to use this mechanism as a tool to enhance Pakistan-US science
and technology activity", he said.
"As we will see
later in this Workshop, the areas of scientific collaboration between the US and
Pakistan are many and varied. They range from studying the impact of climate
change on glaciers to cooperation in nanotechnology to trauma and injury
research to research in construction products and cement. All of these areas
will benefit from this new network connection", he added.
Dr. Williams said
this connection would enable high-speed transfer of medical images between
countries. It will facilitate sharing of medical and research databases and
publications. It will allow research groups separated by half a world to
communicate easily via video-conferencing and to use the newest of collaborative
tools. It will facilitate sharing of the best of US science and medical research
with the best of Pakistani science and medical research, he added.
He concluded his
remarks by quoting Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as saying, "With faith,
discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you
In his welcome
speech, Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Executive Director, HEC, termed the new project a
dedicated digital motorway between Pakistan and USA.
"Today we are
launching a high-speed connection with Internet2 of USA with a complete focus on
research. This will not be used for commercial purpose", he said.
He said this
high-speed connection will provide an excellent quality of service. "Its
applications are endless and it will provide wonderful opportunities to our
researchers in carrying out their studies in a variety of fields such as
biotechnology, telemedicine, nanoscience, astronomy, molecular biology,
computational science etc.", he added.
The community of
research is global and transcends all barriers and the latest venture will link
Pakistan to international level research, he added.
He said that since
its establishment, the HEC has been working to develop digital networks within
universities and, through PERN, among different universities and higher
education institutions. "We are in the process of developing PERN2 that will
provide gigabit connectivity", he concluded. -App
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