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HEC to blacklist PhD scholars who plagiarised theses
Islamabad, Nov 29: The PhD scholars, who are allegedly involved in plagiarism
and against whom the universities failed to take appropriate action, are
soon to be blacklisted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as the
letter in this regard has already been sent to their varsities.
to the information, HEC after its meeting of plagiarism committee held
on 10th November has finally decided to blacklist the faculty members
against whom their universities were not taking appropriate action even
after their proven plagiarism and repeated reminders by HEC.
in this regard have been sent to three public sector universities: about
Shaheen Khan to Karachi University (KU); about Prof G R Pasha and Ahmed
Hesham Pasha, to Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan; and about Suleman Memon to Mehran University of Engineering
and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro.
to the copies of letters available with this correspondent, HEC has
given the deadline of 30th December 2010 to the universities to take
appropriate action against those involved in alleged plagiarism.
Moreover universities have been informed that after the deadline, the
names of blacklisted faculty members would be placed on HEC website.
of the above-mentioned universities has taken the required action
against the alleged plagiarism committee which has prompted HEC to issue
a warning letter asking them to take action before 30th December
otherwise the above mentioned names of PhD scholars would be placed on
HEC official website as blacklisted.
Chairman Javaid Laghari said that HEC has a clear anti plagiarism policy
and severe action would be taken against those cases where ample
evidence was not provided against plagiarism.
"We have asked the
universities to take action against plagiarism at their end including
withdrawal of degrees otherwise the HEC would not
recognize the degrees," he said.
to a question as to why action is not being taken against the concerned
universities, he said that they could not end the PhD degree programme
of any university on the basis of one or two reported plagiarized cases.
"It's not fair to close down PhD degree programme if a university is
producing 100 genuine
degree holders and then not taking action against one or two plagiarized cases due to their lethargic attitude," he said.
he maintained that the lethargic attitude of universities would not be
tolerated for long as they should realize the responsibility and take
action against the candidates involved in alleged plagiarism. The news
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Over 20pc teaching posts vacant in girls' colleges
Islamabad: More than one-fifth of teaching posts in the government-run colleges for women
across the country are vacant, according to a report of an independent
group of civil society organisations on Sunday.
"With the exception of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), where the occupancy
rate of teachers' posts was almost 93 per cent, other provinces lacked
teaching staff," says 'Education Institutions Monitor' report, based on
visits of trained monitors of Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) to
94 government girls' colleges in the country.
Fafen monitors visited 46 government girls' colleges in 28 districts
of Punjab, 20 in 16 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, nine in as many
districts of Balochistan, 17 in 11 districts of Sindh and one college
each in Islamabad and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
In Balochistan's monitored colleges, 29 per cent teaching posts were
not filled. Siamilarly, 28 per cent of teaching posts in Sindh colleges
and 24 per cent in Punjab colleges were vacant.
The report mentions that a higher percentage of non-teaching posts
were filled compared to teaching posts in the monitored colleges. Nearly
92 per cent of the sanctioned non-teaching posts were filled in the
monitored colleges. On average one teacher was available for 45 students
in monitored colleges nationwide.
Region-wise, Balochistan had better student-teacher ratio where one
teacher was available for 34 students, followed by KP, where a teacher
was present for 37 students. Sindh followed with one teacher per 39
students and in Punjab one teacher was available for 56 students on
average â€" attributed to higher enrollment rate. In Fata, a teacher was
present for 10 students in the monitored institution. In Islamabad, one
teacher was available for 18 students in the monitored college.
On average, the government spends Rs17,467 on each student enrolled
in girls' colleges annually, according to the budgetary information
shared by 17 colleges. The highest per student spending was found in
Islamabad Capital Territory where Rs28,483 were spent on each student,
followed by Sindh (Rs23,341), KP (Rs17,523) and Punjab (Rs12,620).
Balochistan and Fata colleges did not share this information with
The government spending on each college-going female student is lower
than a college-going male student by Rs1,348 a year. According to
monitoring of 106 boys' colleges during April, the government spends
Rs18,815 annually on each student of boys colleges nationwide.
During monitoring transparency became a major issue. As many as 77
out of 94 monitored colleges declined to provide information about their
budget. Twenty one colleges withheld information about the number of
students present on the day of the visit.
Similarly, some colleges did not share information about the total
number of sanctioned teaching and non-teaching posts, against the number
of filled posts. Nine colleges did not share information about
attendance of teachers while 21 did not provide information about the
number of enrolled students.
The report said for physical infrastructure and facilities, bare minimum standards were maintained in the monitored colleges. Dawn
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Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has
scheduled its SSC/HSSC/ Bachelor Programmes exams for the Semester
Spring, 2010 from November 29 (Monday). AIOU Controller of Exams
informed on Saturday that the roll number slips of these programmes had
been dispatched to all the eligible/enrolled students at their given
addresses by post.
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CPSP comes up with emergency medicine dept
Islamabad: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has founded an
emergency medicine department, which will begin enrolling students in
January 2011. CPSP Controller (Examinations) Professor Dr. Shoaib Shafi
said on Saturday that mostly, deaths in emergency cases were occurred
within first 12 to 48 hours of the treatment. He said the department's
establishment was direly needed to avoid such mortalities. He said he
and his colleagues would have to work very hard for around two years so
as to consolidate the newly established emergency medicine department.
Dr Shafi said the CPSP students would be provided with an opportunity to
go to Royal Medical College, Saudi Arabia , to get training of
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Bahria University signs agreement
Islamabad: A delegation of Bahria University, led by the Rector Vice
Admiral (r) Mohammad Haroon, visited Edith Cowan University (ECU),
Perth, Australia, on 21 October, says a press release issued here.
delegation met with senior ECU staff, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kerry Cox;
Acting Dean International, Associate Prof Maryam Omari; Associate Dean
International from the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science,
Associate Prof Jim Cross; Head of the School of Natural Sciences,
Associate Prof Mark Lund; Senior Lecturer in School of Engineering, Dr
Ganesh Kothapalli; Senior Lecturer in School of Computer and Security
Science, Dr Justin Brown and Associate Dean International from the
Faculty of Education and Arts, Associate Prof Helen Vella Bonavita.
the visit, the delegation discussed different areas of academic
collaboration. It was an introductory visit by the senior officials of
BU to explore possibilities of establishing an academic relationship
between the two universities. Areas of interest touched upon included,
students' exchange (credit transfers), faculty/staff development,
research fellowships, joint conference & seminars, etc.
a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Bahria
University and University of Wollongong on 18 October, at the UoW's
Wollongong Campus, Australia, says a press release issued.
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Youth junior summit starts at IGSC
Islamabad: The Junior Youth Summit on 'Social Entrepreneurship' started at International Grammar School & College here on Saturday.
teams from all leading schools of the twin cities are participating in
the summit. The event is jointly organized by International Grammar
School & College & IMPossible Trainings, an Incubate Company of
NUST. The two-day event is organised by the bright and motivated
students of the International Grammar School & College in
collaboration with Team IMPossible.
To encourage initiative amongst
the youth, 'Social Entrepreneurship' has been chosen as the theme for
this year's Junior Youth Summit. The summit is a two-day affair, jam
packed with intellectually stimulating discussions and activities to
debate the social ills that plague our country and inspire participants
to proffer economic and social solutions in order to overcome them.
sessions focus not only on knowledge but also intend to provoke thought
to promote unbridled good for the society. The summit aims to help
prepare the future leaders of Pakistan with an extra sense of
responsibility for their fellow beings.
While addressing the
gathering Principal International Grammar School & College
B.A.Kureshi said that the Junior Youth Summit will harness the intellect
and innovative ideas of the youth of Pakistan to address issues that
come in the way of socio-economic development and geo-political
"Such an event helps in recognising the importance of
involving the next generation of leaders in solving today's problems,
therefore, marking the beginning of the change for our better and
prosperous tomorrow-hats of to IGSC & IMPossible for coming up with
an event such as this " said Faizan Khan, President Students Council,
The whole extravaganza is being hosted in the campus of the
International Grammar School and College. Not only do the delegates of
the guest teams get an opportunity to intellectually benefit from the
speakers' insights on the said topic of "Change For A Cause", but also
have an opportunity to fully enjoy the company of other delegates in a
fun filled and light hearted environment around campus while
participating in different sports such as basketball, football, table
tennis, badminton and even musical gigs during the breaks taking place
in the scheduled talk sessions.
"What I have discovered from the very
first session of the summit is that bringing a social change is very
much possible with just the efforts of a single individual such as
myself," commented Mehr-un-Nisa Mughal.
Team building activities such
as constructing a match-stick bridge in 10 minutes and building a tower
with balloons helped the young delegates to incorporate team spirit and
revive their energy level in the day long sessions.
"I am grateful
to IGSC for selecting me to represent my school at the Junior Youth
Summit and provide me the opportunity of developing a better
understanding of the social issues. I now feel confident that I can
definitely bring the change," said Zainab Mansoor, an IGSC delegate.
event will end Sunday with the winning team walking away with the prize
money of transforming their ideas into reality supported by Techure
Foundation, UK. The delegates will enjoy the evening dinner, which will
be hosted by International Grammar School & College followed by a
musical evening specially arranged by the students of IGSC to mark the
closing ceremony of the Junior Youth Summit. The news
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