PhD interims: a plea to HEC

THE HEC has played a dynamic role in promoting higher education in the country. These efforts set high standards of research and education to ascertain the level of teaching and learning and to provide quality education.

In this regard the commission introduces interim placement of fresh PhDs programme, a foothold for the aspiring PhD scholars after the completion of doctorate from an HEC-recognised foreign or Pakistani university, a one-year contract after joining the institution.

There are so many scholarships awarded to eligible students every year nationally and internationally as well, the Higher Education Commission requires a large amount of funds to maintain all these programmes but the shortage of funds and the absence of the chairmen have created so many hurdles regarding scholarship expenses for those who were abroad for education, as well as for those who are appointed in IPFP programme.

The HEC has not paid any assistant professor for six months. This shortage of salary is now unbearable for those who are the only bread earners of their families. The authority concerned should resolve this problem.

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