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UK fellowship programme: New IBA director

UK fellowship programme
Karachi, March 13, 2008: The British Council Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellowship Programme is a scheme of short-term educational/training visits to the UK, funded by the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and managed by the British Council in Pakistan. The Visiting Fellowship is designed to provide assistance to individuals who wish to broaden their experience or improve their skills through a short-term attachment at a UK university or training institution, the fellowship aims to assist candidates wishing to focus on areas like Arts and Design, English Language Teaching, Education, Management and Administration, Social Development, Human Rights and Gender Issues.

The programme is designed to support applicants who demonstrate a strong desire to visit the UK in order to enhance their skills, and who can clearly show that, but for the need for a grant, all other arrangements for their training have been made. They should also meet the following criteria: Pakistani nationals, resident in Pakistan Aged between 25 and 45 years. Must have a firm offer (up to three months) from a UK University or training institution. Award holders will receive a grant of 1000 per month for a maximum of three months and an economy-class return airfare for awards of three months duration. The application form for the fellowship can be downloaded from the British Council website. Daily Times

New IBA director
Karachi: The former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, Dr Ishrat Husain, arrived here from Islamabad to take over as Director of the Institute of Business Administration on Wednesday.

According to an IBA statement, Dr Husain is the HEC-distinguished National Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Quaid-i-Azam University. He is also the chairman of HEC social sciences council.

Bahria Uni launches MBA
Karachi: Bahria University Karachi has launched the first ever 'Pharmaceutical Business Management' MBA programme in Pakistan, with the core objective of fulfilling the training and development needs of the 80-billion-rupee pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan.

The programme was launched in a ceremony held at the university's Karachi campus Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Bahria University Director Captain (retd) Ashfaq Agha said that the MBA programme is the first of its kind in Asia. He stated that the new programme will encourage the youth to explore employment opportunities in the rapidly developing pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan. The course will also equip pharmaceutical professionals with a better understanding of the ever-changing dynamics of the sector by introducing the latest management techniques. The programme will also assist current managers in the industry in making better and informed decisions regarding their organization and their careers. The unique weekend programme will have a minimum impact on the participants' schedules. App
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