Higher Education

  • HEC shut down 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes last year

    HEC: The Higher Education Commission reviewed 293 PhD programmes and 57 MPhil programmes of 171 universities last year, of which 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes were shut down as they did not fulfil minimum quality standards, HEC officials told The News on Wednesday. Sharing the performance of the HEC in 2016, the officials said the commission had also received 198 plagiarism complaints since 2006, of which 160 cases were finalised; 90 complaints proved to be false, and 38 faculty members were blacklisted. About 38 cases are under process and six cases are subjudice. The officials said pursuing the HEC policy of no compromise on quality and governance of …Read More

  • Pak-US S&T cooperation offer researchers funding up to $500,000

    HEC: Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program is currently accepting applications for a three year of collaborative research grants. Through this grant, research students can receive funding of up to $500,000. The project is managed by the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. and by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. It is designed to increase cooperation between Pakistani scientists and institutions with their counterparts in the United States. The program originally began in 2003 when the Governments of Pakistan and the United States signed a comprehensive Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement to established a framewo…Read More

  • Working group of scientists for promotion of S&T to be formed: Ahsan

    HEC: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal emphasized upon forming of a working group consisting of top scientists to advise government to foster development of science and technology in the country. The minister expressed these views while addressing Round Table Conference (RTC) on ‘Promoting Scientific Education and Research in Pakistan’. The RTC was also attended by Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, scientists, academia and officials. The conference aims to promote science and technology research which includes improving education and research system to increase country’s competence. Ahsan…Read More

  • Sixth convocation of GU held

    C2 GU: GIFT University witnessed a landmark celebration on the occasion of its 6th Convocation at the main campus. It was to commemorate the academic accomplishments of the students by awarding them with Medals, Degrees and Certificates. The Governor Punjab, Mr. Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, nominated the Rector GIFT University, Prof. Dr. Qaiser Shehryar Durrani to preside over the ceremony, while Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin, Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission graced the event as the Guest of Honor. Chairman GIFT University, Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar was also present on the occasion.  The Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission, …Read More

  • HEC to establish Technology and Innovation Support Centre in Pakistan

    HEC: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is going to establish a state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) Network in Pakistan, in collaboration with Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) Pakistan. A workshop featured on “Access to Technology for Innovation” and on the establishment of the said project was held here in HEC Secretariat Islamabad, yesterday. The workshop was chaired by the Executive Director HEC, Dr. Arshad Ali. The workshop aimed at providing a hands-on approach and learning on using technical tools and employing the concerning IT-linked strategies on patent databases and intellectual property. The …Read More

  • PU students honoured

    LAHORE: Punjab University (PU) students from various departments participated in various   events conducted by PTV and Higher Education Commission and got prominent positions.    PU Students including Naveed of Pakistan Study Centre and Sami ul Haq of Institute of   Chemical Engineering and Technology clinched 1st position in PTV Azadi Quiz competition   …Read More

  • 10,000 PhDs to be produced under Pakistan-US knowledge corridor

    ISLAMABAD: In an effort to developing top quality higher education system for transforming   Pakistan into a Knowledge Economy, the government has approved eight projects worth Rs 36   billion, which include establishment of university sub-campuses in districts, AJK Women   University and PhD scholarship programme.  …Read More

  • Cloud Data Centre launched at HEC

    ISLAMABAD: To facilitate universities in becoming part of the world-class research   environment, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on   Thursday inaugurated the Cloud Data Centre at Higher Education Commission (HEC).    This data centre will provide services like Virtual Data Centres (VDC), Virtual Desktop &nb…Read More

  • PHEC organises short-term training

    LAHORE: The Centre for Educational Policy and Administration (CEPA) of the University of   Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education   Commission (PHEC) organised a five-day “In-service short-term training of university faculty”   here on Monday.    Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Naseer Pasha(…Read More

  • CDWP to approve Rs26.69 billion PhD scholarship plan

    ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) is likely to approve Rs26.69   billion PhD scholarship programme under the US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor (Phase-I), which   is to be executed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).    Another project construction of Lahore-Sialkot motorway (88km) of Rs52.66 billion, Red Line…Read More