Hazara University 2nd best by HEC

HU ranked 2nd best among KP varsities
Abbottabad, May 06: The Hazara University (HU) has been ranked 16 among 97 universities of the country and stands at 2nd place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as per ranking list announced by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.

Speaking at 'meet the press' programme at the press club here on Thursday, HU Vice-Chancellor Syed Sakhawat Ali Shah said that special refresher courses would be conducted by the university for the working journalists of Hazara division to improve the professional skills for which three-month short courses were also planned.

Journalism Department Chairman Shaukat Ali was also present on the occasion. He said that currently more then 8,000 students were enrolled in 26 departments in three campuses established at Havelian (Abbottabad), Haripur and the main campus at Mansehra.

"Currently 64 PhD scholars are among the 304 faculty members while 32 faculty members have been sent abroad for PhD study," he added. Students exchange programme has also been signed with various British universities, he added.

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Workshop for faculty at NUML
Islamabad: The Professional Competency Enhancement Programme, specially designed for the faculty, has started at the Human Resource Development Centre, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), under the aegis of National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE).

The marathon training, organised by the NUML in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), would benefit the NUML faculty members in enhancing their teaching methodologies making them more research-oriented and innovative on consumption patterns of students.

The training has been programmed on three distinctive broad areas of practice, including innovative teaching methodologies, strengthening of communication skills and research strategies to enhance the evaluation skills for assessment of students.

Speaking at the opening session, NUML Rector Professor Dr. Aziz Ahmed said that the biosphere of a teacher has got lots of ingredients in it, as the knowledge that a teacher imparts to students is an innovative step towards the right direction of professional career of students.

"We need to strengthen the knowledge of our students for a better future and it will be a step in the right direction if we teach them by using modern techniques," he said.

HEC Director-General (Learning and Innovation) Noor Amna Malik said that the provision of quality education could never be seen without the presence of skilled and trained teachers as they play a key role in educating the masses.

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NLA to publish book on Manto
Islamabad: National Language Authority (NLA) has compiled a book on prominent short story writer, Saadat Hassan Manto comprising selected essay written by various literary figures on his life and work during last 100 years. The book, to be published soon, was compiled by renowned story writer Mubeen Mirza and prominent researcher Dr. Rauf Paraikh and comprise selection of essays written on Manto' literary life.

NLA has recently initiated a series of publications 'Mashahir-e-Adab' in connection with the centenary celebration of renowned literary figures of Urdu. The authority has earlier published four book on N. M. Rashid, Meera Jee, Mir Taqi Mir and Faiz Ahmad Faiz which have got appreciation from literature lovers. These books are complete document comprising the work and life of these prominent personalities. The process of publishing books under the series would continue in the future. The news

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