Experts call for introducing agri subject in schools




STAFF REPORT IBD: Experts at a workshop stressed the need to include agriculture as a subject in school curricula and initiate continuous education for farmers through mass media, short courses, visits and exchange that would create a better understanding about the latest agriculture technology.

The workshop titled "Youth and Agriculture; Challenges and Opportunities" and "NARS-CGIAR Interactive Session for Strengthening Partnership in South Asia" was recently

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Devolution of agri subject still hanging

STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite approval of the 18th Amendment in the parliament with emphasis on devolution of agriculture subject to provinces, the fate of agriculture subject is still hanging in the balance.Eight subjects which had became redundant have been abolished and 15 major functions of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MinFA) have been separated and distributed among the federal ministries and departments and there is no actual devolution of the agriculture subject has taken place to

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IEEE PES to prove a milestone for engineering subject

STAFF REPORT JAMSHORO: Dean FEECE and IEEE PES Branch Councilor Prof. Dr. B.S. Chowdhry has said that the chapter of IEEE PES has been started first in the Sindh province for the professional development of engineers. It will conduct short courses, student seminars and conferences, mini project and ethics competitions and many more. He said that the final year students will also be encouraged for their research projects and IEEEPES will provide funding to the best projects. He said this while

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Robotics subject gaining ground in Pakistan

STAFF REPORT IBD: The robotics sector has started gaining ground in Pakistan as over 60 engineering universities across the country are presently teaching robotics at the graduate and post-graduate levels. The research and development (RandD) institutes established at these universities are also undertaking innovative experimentations in robotics. "A technical group has been engaged to develop automation of industrial processes at the National Institute of Electronics (NIE) in Islamabad and

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Like shelving Urdu as a subject

WHAT THE Indian Hindus had done with Urdu language before the partition of the Sub-Continent is not a surprising tale story, when one cruel and entirely irrational policies of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) regarding almost burying’ Urdu, the official language of the country. Most recently the HEC has removed Urdu as subject from the compulsory subjects for science students and added some more subjects of English in the list of compulsory subjects. Earlier, the same has also

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