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FATA varsity to start academic activities soon

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: University of FATA is expected to start its academic activities from Fall2016 while Gwadar University and Sub-Campus of University of Balochistan at Zhob are expected to start their academic activities by the year 2017. According to an official source, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has submitted the concept paper of the project of establishment of Gwadar University and subcampus of University of Balochistan at Zhob to the Planning Commission this month for…Read More

FATA varsity to start academic activities soon

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: University of FATA is expected to start its academic activities from Fall2016 while Gwadar University and Sub-Campus of University of Balochistan at Zhob are expected to start their academic activities by the year 2017. According to an official source, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has submitted the concept paper of the project of establishment of Gwadar University and subcampus of University of Balochistan at Zhob to the Planning Commission…Read More

Pakistan, Sri Lanka sign MoU for academic coop

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed MoUs to promote mutual academic and cultural cooperation. The agreements were signed between Pakistan’s private sector institution Preston University with Sri Lanka’s College of Information Management and Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association. Under the agreements, both the parties will also explore and promote opportunities to undertake joint research in areas of mutual…Read More

Cuban ambassador boosting coop in academic field

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Cuban Ambassador to Pakistan Jesus ZenenBuergo Concepcion has stressed the need for enhancing country- to-country collaboration in various academic fields including agriculture, biotechnology and arts. He said this during a meeting with Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed. The Ambassador, who paid farewell visit to HEC, once again invited Dr. Mukhtar to attend the 10th International Congress of Higher Education University 2016 in…Read More

Academia-industry linkage is crucial for academic excellence

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission, apex body to promote and regulate higher education in Pakistan is serving for excellence of higher education since 2002. The HEC intends to setup one university or at least its sub campus in each district of the country to create enabling conditions for every fraction of society to get higher education. Dr Mukhtar Ahmed held a meeting with Federal Minister for Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Rana Tanveer Hussain in which…Read More

Academia-industry linkage is crucial for academic excellence

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission, apex body to promote and regulate higher education in Pakistan is serving for excellence of higher education since 2002. The HEC intends to setup one university or at least its sub campus in each district of the country to create enabling conditions for every fraction of society to get higher education. Dr Mukhtar Ahmed held a meeting with Federal Minister for Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Rana Tanveer Hussain in which the…Read More

Policy reforms required to improve academic rankings

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article image Ahsan Jamil THE PUNJAB University (PU) has sprinted ahead remarkably by notching up to the 15th slot among South Asian Universities and top of the rankings table in Pakistan, as per recently issued rankings by Cybermetrics Lab, Spanish research organization. More than 20,000 universities from around the world were scrutinized, evaluated on set criteria, and based on the overall aggregate PU emerged out as a strong contender that can compete with global academic players in terms…Read More

Major reforms required to stem academic corruption

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article image By Ahsan Jamil The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan was awarded the mission to integrate the concept of quality assurance in higher learning with enhanced levels of international compatibility through capacity building. And, to safeguard public interest by enforcing good practices in education and encouraging continuous improvement in the management of quality in higher education. Along with public sector universities, private sector is also an exponential variable…Read More

The academic corruption in Pakistans Higher Education

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article image EDUCATION IS a fundamental human right and a major driver of human and economic development of any country. It not only strengthens personal integrity but also shapes the society in which we live. Every country builds universities and institutes for higher education. The universities have become the engines of progress for knowledge-driven economy in the age of rapid globalization. Higher education requires much more than just building structures and calling them universities and…Read More

Academic Council, GCU approves seven new PG programmes

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article image Staff Report LHR: The Academic Council of Government College University (GCU), Lahore has recently sanctioned seven new postgraduate (PG) programmes. The approval was the outcome of the deliberations made in 15th Annual Meeting presided by Professor Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq ur Rahman, VC GCU. The PG programmes include highly modern professional fields. In addition, the rules and regulations, eligibility criteria of admission, number of seats, credit hours, and fee structure were also…Read More