BoD of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Research Fund approved Rs 60.042861 million for 30 potential research proposals in different fields.
A meeting of the board of Directors (BoDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Research Fund (KP HERF) on Monday approved Rs 60.042861 million for 30 potential research proposals in the fields of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Physical sciences, Medical, Biological Sciences and Social Sciences, Management, IT and Humanities.
The meeting to approve Rs 60.042861 million for 30 potential research proposals was chaired by KP Minister for Higher Education Kamran Bangash, while Dawood Khan, Secretary Higher Education Department, Vice Chancellors of Peshawar University, University of Engineering Technology, Agriculture University Peshawar, Officers of Management Unit, Higher Education Department as well as members of the Finance and Establishment Departments were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the BoD members of Higher Education Research Fund said that research and development play pivotal role in socio-economic development of the province and present Government is determined to fully support the research ideas which have potential of commercialization.
He also formed a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Special Secretary Higher Education with members including VCs of Peshawar University and Engineering and Technology University Peshawar to devise a 10-Year strategic research agenda for the province, keeping in view the market needs, import substitution and commercialization.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the land of hospitality, mesmerizing landscapes, comprehensive culture, astonishing history, legendary conquerors and a hub of tourism. The province is located in the northwestern region of the country.
The literacy rate of the province is 53%. It is the third literate province of the country. The youth of the province is complemented with extensive vision and innovative ideas to transform the province. The government is empowering them with employable skills to unleash their potential. About 50% of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s population is young. It is evident by statistics that the province, comprising the majority of youth, has extensive potential to contribute to a prosperous country
Originally published at Urdu Point