HEC PhD fellowships: AIOU results
HEC announces indigenous PhD fellowships
March 17, 2008: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced Indigenous PhD Fellowships
for the academic year 2008-09 in all areas of studies.
Under the scheme,
students will be eligible for HEC scholarship for study in those universities
and degree awarding institutions who have adopted the HEC Quality Assurance
Criteria for MPhil/PhD level studies.
The priority areas for research
include Engineering Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Information
Technology, Basic Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Social
Sciences and Humanities and Health Sciences. However, the scholarships are not
restricted to specified areas and may also be awarded to scholars who wish to
conduct a research in any area, not specified in the programme. The selected
scholars will initially be enrolled in the respective MPhil/MS programmes at the
universities and will subsequently become PhD scholars.
eligibility criteria include a minimum of 16 years of education and no 3rd
Division or Grade D in the entire academic career. The applicant must not be
availing any other scholarship, and the maximum age limit is 35 years, however,
for people working on regular basis in public sector organizations, the age
limit is 40 years.
The scholars will need to be a full-time student to
become eligible for consideration for a scholarship. Those who are employed have
to arrange study leave for the full duration of the programme. Moreover, the
candidates will also have to qualify the local GRE test. The last date for
submission of applications is March 31, 2008.
AIOU results announced
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU)
here Sunday announced the results of Spring Semester 2007 Examination of FA/FSc,
BA/BCom/BBA/BLIS/BCS, BA Mass Communication and Post Graduate programmes. A
press note issued here quoted Controller of Examination Hafeez Ullah as saying
that the process of dispatching result intimation cards to the students at their
respective addresses is in progress. Results are also available on AIOU website
www.aiou.edu.pk. The News
Pak students mount pro-democracy protests in US
Washington: Pakistani students at various American universities,
schools and colleges mounted spirited protests in a number of cities on
Saturday, demanding the immediate restoration of Pakistan's sacked
A demonstration was also due to take place in front of the
Pakistan embassy here on Sunday afternoon.
In Cambridge, Massachusetts,
the Student Action Committee staged a protest in Harvard Yard, demanding the
immediate restoration of the pre-Nov 3, 2007, judiciary in Pakistan. The
protesters condemned what they said were President Pervez Musharraf's
"unconstitutional" acts, including the dismissal of judges; curbs on the media;
the suspension of civil liberties and fundamental rights; and illegal detentions
without trial or charges. They shouted slogans and walked up and down Harvard
Square waving black flags.
Several doctors and lawyers joined the
students. Protest leader Aqil Sajjad told the crowd that the US and the
international community should stop interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs.
He also spoke against the continued detention of judges with their families. He
urged the US to build a relationship with the people of Pakistan instead of with
an unpopular ruler.
The rally was also addressed by Marlowe Rillera, who
represented Harvard's Filipino students, and Samad Khurram, who writes a column
for student newspaper The Harvard Crimson. A similar and equally boisterous
protest was staged outside the Consulate of Pakistan and its Permanent UN
Mission in New York. Daily Times