Secondary School Certificate Part I result announced
Islamabad, July 05: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) here on Thursday announced the result of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part I Annual Examination 2013 with the overall pass percentage of 61.09 per cent.
According to result, a total of 65,928 students appeared as regular candidates in the examination held in the month of March and April this year, among whom 45,082 students were declared successful showing a pass percentage of 68.38 per cent.
Whereas, 12,637 students appeared as private or ex-candidates, among whom 2,912 cleared the exam showing a percentage of 23. 04 per cent.
The result is also displayed at the FBISE website www.fbise.edu.pk, while students can also check their results through SMS unified code 5050.
"The students will be required to send SMS in the following format to obtain their result FB(roll number)," the FBISE press release said.
PhD degree conferred at NUML
Islamabad: A PhD degree was conferred upon a student of Urdu Language and Literature Department of National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, says a press release.
After the successful defence of her PhD thesis by a panel of veteran academicians at NUML, Saira Batool, daughter of Syed Jaffar Raza Zaidi, was awarded the coveted degree in the discipline of Urdu Language and Literature. Saira Batool conducted her research on the topic of 'Pakistani Inshaia Nigaron ky Asaleeb ka tehqiqi awr Tanquidi Jaiza' (Stylistic study of Pakistani essay writers-1960 to date) under the supervision of Dr Rubina Shahnaz. The news
IIUI to launch zero tolerance policy against plagiarism
Islamabad: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh has said the students should conduct research work in a creative way as the university would launch zero-tolerance policy against plagiarism.
He stated this while addressing a workshop, titled 'Higher Education Commission's policy of plagiarism and its software Turnitin', organised by Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of IIUI at central library of the university.
HEC Quality Assurance Division's Deputy Director Munir Ahmed was the guest speaker on the occasion. The workshop was also attended by the university's QEC Director Dr Irshad Ahmad Arshad, deans, directors, faculty members and a large number of research students of the university.
Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh said that plagiarism is a kind of theft, which is strictly prohibited in Islam.
"Ethically and morally, plagiarism is the worst thing that spoils the originality of work," IIUI president said.
He urged the participants to adopt a way of creativity in research work rather than copying others.
He assured the IIUI would strictly follow the policy of the HEC on plagiarism.
The university president also informed that currently the university is giving research incentives to the researchers and considering increasing these incentives in future.
He thanked the QEC team for organising the workshop on plagiarism awareness.
Munir Ahmed gave a detailed presentation on the HEC plagiarism policy and briefed about complete roadmap of plagiarism prevention.
He said the HEC is providing maximum support to the universities for research.
In the second session, he briefly elaborated about plagiarism software 'Turnitin' and discussed all the different ways of usage of software for proper research.
He stressed that all faculty members must create 'Turnitin' accounts to assist students for result-oriented research.
IIUI QEC's Deputy Director Dr Irshahd Ahmad Arshad also briefed the participants about scholarships provided by the HEC for PhD programme.
HEC to announce ranking of universities
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) would announce the 2013 ranking of Pakistani universities on the basis of quality and research today (Friday). HEC Chairperson Dr Javaid R Laghari would share the ranking in a press conference to be held at the commission's secretariat. He said the primary purpose of the ranking is to drive the higher education institutions (HEIs) towards improved quality and research and promote a culture of competition among HEIs of the country. The quality of higher education has become a primary agenda of the countries worldwide, as education is one of the prerequisites of progress for any nation. The HEIs are considered to be the originators of social change through dissemination of knowledge and new ideas, especially in the context of globalisation. Ranking is one of the measures to scale the success of efforts of the HEIs to achieve the international competitiveness in education, research and innovation. Daily times
Peshawar University PhD degrees
Peshawar: Four scholars from the University of Peshawar were recommended for the award of Ph. D degrees after they defended the theses at the Institute of Chemical Sciences, Centre of Biotechnology and Microbiology and Department of Psychology on Thursday.
Three out of the four Ph D scholars recommended for award of Ph. D degrees were female researchers. The topic of Sadia Rehman was "Synthesis, Characterisation and Biological Evaluation of Transition Metal Complexes of Modified Coumarins."
Fazal Wahid of the ICS worked on the topic, "Solid Phase Extraction of Heavy Metals Using Low Cost Sorbents." Farah Naz was recommended for award of Ph. D in Psychology after successful public defence. The news
Dr Noshad returns to LUMHS
Hyderabad: Prof Dr Noshad A. Shaikh has once again been made vice chancellor of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro.
He assumed the charge on Thursday.
It would be his third stint as VC of the LUMHS.
He had completed his first tenure of four years as VC in 2011 and received extension in service for another four years but was later transferred in May 2012 to take over the charge of principal secretary to Sindh governor. Now, he has again been brought back to the university.
A recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz for social services, Dr Noshad has also served as provincial secretary for health before being made vice chancellor. Dawn
KU approved PhD, MPhil degrees
Karachi: The Board of Advanced Studies and Research of Karachi University has approved conferment of 11 PhD and five MPhil degrees.
Rakhshunda Siddiqui, Azhar Hussain, Sadaf Nasim, Farzana Naz, M. Farhan, Abdul Hanan, Arshi Naz, Rafiq Ahmed, Nusrat Bano, Shazia Nisar and Humaira Waheed will be awarded PhD degrees. MPhil degrees will be awarded to Waqar Haider, Tahira Hasan, Tabassum Azra, Narjis Khatoon and Aurangzeb. app