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Entrepreneurship: an alternative profession for PhD graduates

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article image Knowledge economy is an asset of nations. Potentially, PhD graduates can drive economic change in a society through commercialization of their benchtop research. Shrinkage of job market and subsequent unemployment for PhD graduates exhibits an unhealthy social impact in Pakistan. Sad but true. Academia in Pakistan must revise the class room training pattern. PhD graduates […]…Read More

Fully funded overseas scholarships for PhD

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The scholarships are being offered in Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Management Sciences and Business Education, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. The federal government has announced a fully funded overseas scholarship for Ph. D. Students in top universities of the world. The last date for submission of online application forms is 30th of this […]…Read More

HEC shut down 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes last year

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article image 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…Read More

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Youngest Pakistani PhD

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article image ISLAMABAD: Dr Azhar Hussain has become the youngest PhD of Pakistan by completing his PhD at the age of 25 years and 10 month. He has completed his PhD in the Soil Science (Specialization: Soil and Environmental Microbiology) from the Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Internationally reputed soil microbiologist Dr Muhammad Arshad (Tamga-i-Imtiaz) supervised Dr Azhar. The young PhD is associated as Assistant Professor with…Read More

Badrashi successfully defends his PhD thesis

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article image PESHAWAR-A new research could play vital role in improving the building codes of Pakistan. The findings of the research, done by Engineer Yasir Irfan Badrashi, Assistant Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Bannu Campus, showed that how improvement can be made in building structures that can withstand against natural calamities like earthquake. Engr. Yasir Irfan Badrashi, on Wednesday…Read More

CDWP to approve Rs26.69 billion PhD scholarship plan

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article image 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 Project in Sindh (Rs1.29 billion) and another project of Rs777 million for enhancement of training capabilities of the…Read More

KU to award 41 PhD, 13 M Phil degrees

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article image KARACHI: The University of Karachi would award 41 PhD and 13 M.Phil degrees, an official of the institution said on Sunday. He pointed out that Prof. Dr. Mozzam Ali Khan, Registrar, University of Karachi, announced that the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR), University of Karachi, in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, Vice Chancellor, decided to award 41 Ph.D. and 13 M.Phil degrees in various disciplines. The M.Phil degrees will be awarded to…Read More

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PhD holders fleeing Balochistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: More than 70 faculty members of Balochistan universities having PhD degrees left the province and shifted to other parts of the country in 2015 due to financial woes and security issues, says a rights watchdog. The federal and provincial governments as well as regulator of the higher education have so far failed to pay salaries to them. As many as 100 PhD faculty members are imparting education to students at various Balochistan universities. In its annual…Read More

Govt enhances PhD scholarship

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The federal government has increased Ph.D allowance to Rs 10,000 from Rs 7,500 per month to encourage scientists, researchers and technologists in the country. "A total number of 60,699 researchers are working in the country with only 10,670 Ph.Ds which is not an encouraging figure so the government has increased the Ph.D allowance and announced further incentives for the scientists, researchers and technologists," said an official from the Ministry of…Read More