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HEC Bans 450 Programs from 180 Private & Public Universities

HEC Bans 450 Programs from 180 Private & Public Universities


Sumera Saeed | November 10, 2017 | category: Education

HEC Bans 450 Programs from 180 Private & Public Universities. Higher Education Commission (HEC) has banned the 450 programs of 180 private and public universities.

The banned programs by the HEC include Masters, M. Phil, and PhD levels. The official website of Higher Education Commission (HEC) has listed the banned programs and the respective educational institutes. The HEC has also advertised in the newspaper in order to warn the students not to enroll themselves for the banned programs offered by these 180 private and public universities.

The HEC will not recognize degrees of banned programs so people have to take their decision timely to avoid inconvenience in future.

The degrees obtained from Chakwal University and Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore will not be recognized by HEC anymore.

For further information visit the official HEC website.

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Microsoft and HEC organize ‘Academic Day’ at Haripur University

Microsoft and HEC organize ‘Academic Day’ at Haripur University


Sumera Saeed | November 6, 2017 | category: Education

Microsoft and HEC organize ‘Academic Day’ at Haripur University . The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and Microsoft Pakistan have collaborated to pursue a joint initiative for promoting the use of advanced Information Technology and Cloud computing solutions, in the education sector of Pakistan. It is a pioneering and insightful initiative that includes a mega event organized every academic year, in major universities across the country.

‘Microsoft Academic Day’ was recently organized at the University of Haripur – a remote town in the north-western region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The series of events comprises of discussions on the Education Transformation Agreement (ETA) between the two organizations – its impact and role in the education landscape of Pakistan. The ETA helps the faculty & students remain up-to-date with the latest technological advancements, through technical trainings, workshops & seminars. Furthermore, Academic Day show cases the features of Microsoft Azure and its potential role in the Education industry.

Microsoft’s Cloud solution – Office 365, is a powerful platform used by more than 250,000 consumers in Pakistan, due to its effective performance. Similarly, experts at the event highlighted its versatility and rapid adoption for educational usage. Additionally, the participants also discussed the Imagine Cup – Microsoft’s leading technology competition, its winners over the past 4 years and the next year’s engagement plan.

The event celebrates the commitment of HEC and Microsoft to deliver advanced training and boot camps, along with the free distribution of cutting-edge software packages to universities across the country. HEC – a governing body for higher education has taken numerous ICT initiatives to provide advanced services to the education and research communities in Pakistan.

Microsoft is investing $75 million globally, over three years, to increase access to computer-science education and bring the latest technologies and tools for all youth, especially the students and the deprived communities.

Microsoft’s Cloud suite Office 365 plays a significant role in enhancing collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking in the classroom. HEC also announced Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program which aims to provide free access to Windows 10 for more than 750,000 university students to help them benefit from the Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance. Windows 10 S was inspired by students and teachers and it’s the best Windows ever for schools.

Prof. Dr. Fareed Abid – Vice Chancellor University of Haripur started the proceedings with a warm welcome extended to all the guests, and highlighted the role of HEC & Microsoft in Education, saying,

“The opportunities, this alliance opens up for students of our University are unparalleled, and I would encourage our faculty & students to make the most out of these engagements”.

Harb Bou-Harb – Senior Director, Education and Public-Sector Microsoft North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan said,

“Microsoft believes that social development in today’s digital era largely depends on the scale of technology awareness among the youth. The Microsoft Academic Day is a part of our pursuit to nurture a tech-savvy mindset among the Pakistani youth.  Technological knowledge is the key to economic development in today’s world, that is why we are grooming and encouraging the youth to learn smart-computing skills.”

Professor Dr Mukhtar Ahmed – Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, while dilating on the prospect of a continuing endeavor in partnership with Microsoft said,

“We are striving to revolutionize Pakistan’s education system, and it is really heartening to see the enthusiastic response from all the stakeholders.”

He was delighted by the Student participation in Microsoft’s Certification program, announcing 300 free certification vouchers for the Students at Haripur.

As devices and technologies become more accessible and the capabilities grow – especially when laptops (2-in-1) are being distributed by HEC under the Prime Minister’s Laptops Scheme. Microsoft’s initiative seeks to enhance the understanding of students through effective training and briefings about the latest technologies.  It is closing the skills gap, to empower students in Pakistan to achieve more.

Both HEC and Microsoft are partnering with more and more educators, on their journey to redefine learning.  Core to their mission is the creation of immersive and inclusive learning experiences that inspire life-long learning.

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Higher Education Commission Stops 4 Universities for Accepting Admissions


Sumera Saeed | July 24, 2017 | category: Education

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has stopped 4 universities in the multiple cities of Pakistan for accepting admissions. Students are advised not to take admission in the below mentioned 4 universities as the degrees of these universities will not be recognized by the HEC.

The four universities are:

  1. Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore
  2. Global Institute, Lahore
  3. Al-Khair University, Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  4. Preston Institute of Management Sciences and Technology (PIMSAT), Karachi

In this regard Director General of HEC has issued an official notification on social media, declaring the suspension of these above mentioned 4 universities.  HEC has asked the students not to apply for the admissions in these universities and look for alternatives.

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The degrees from these universities will not be accepted by the Higher Education Commission. For complete information visit the hec.gov.pk/site/HEIs.

HEC has ended the NTC testing scheme for universities for testing and formed a new government body named “Education Testing Council” for conducting Undergraduate Entry Test for students seeking admissions after their 2nd year exams.

The entry test dates was declared at the beginning of July and 12th July was the last date which was later changed to 17th July to house more admissions.

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HEC warns Students Not To Take Admission in Imperial College of Business Studies


Sumera Saeed | May 8, 2017 | category: Education

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has warned students not to take admission in Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS), Lahore.

HEC has issued this notice by saying that the regulatory body observed serious irregularities and mismanagement in the institute’s academic operations.

According to HEC students, Parents and public should avoid taking admission in Imperial College of Business Studies. HEC has banned the operation of further admissions with effect from April 2017 onwards at all levels/degree programmers of ICBS Lahore. HEC said that if the college continues its operations, the degrees awarded from April, 2017, will not be recognized by it.

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For further information visit the Higher Education Official website here.

HEC to Discontinue Two Year BA and MA Degree programmes

HEC to Discontinue Two Year BA and MA Degree programmes


Sumera Saeed | March 18, 2017 | category: Education

HEC to Discontinue Two Year BA and MA Degree programmes

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) yesterday declared to discontinue the two-year bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Pakistan by the years 2018 and 2020, respectively.

In this regard the presently accessible 2-year BA/BSc and 2-year MA/MSc programmes will be phase out and bachelor degrees will be awarded to students after four years or eight semesters of studies.

The Higher Education Commission has issued notification to all universities across Pakistan. The notification showed that the verdict was made after detailed negotiation. The notification revealed that no university in the country will offer 2 years BA, BSc, MA and MSc degree after the years 2018 and 2020 respectively.

After employment of notification, B.A would be equal to 16 years of education and M.A would be equal to 18 years of education.

Though, if a student chooses to departure after two years, he/she will be awarded with a two-year Associate Degree.

On the other hand the Punjab education commission has refused to obey the order.

For further details sty tuned..

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HEC Demands Lecturers Should Have 18 Years of Education

HEC Demands Lecturers Should Have 18 Years of Education


Sumera Saeed | March 7, 2017 | category: Education

HEC Demands Lecturers Should Have 18 Years of Education

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has implemented a new rule in which the appointed Lecturers should have 18 years of education.  In this regard the HEC has directed the universities and degree awarding institutions to make it sure that the new appointment of Lecturers according to the commissions’ rule and the minimum qualification should be of 18 years of education.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a letter to Vice Chancellors and Rectors for the implementation of the commission’s direction till 30th June, 2017. The newly appointed Lecturer should be MPhil / MS or equivalent degree i.e. 18 years, or Masters from a foreign University.

Furthermore, HEC has also prolonged the cut-off date for levitation least requirement of Assistant Professors in universities/degree awarding organizations to the level of PhD, to 1st January, 2018.

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National Hockey Championship To Start Today in Lahore

National Hockey Championship To Start Today in Lahore


Sumera Saeed | December 23, 2016 | category: Hockey

National Hockey Championship To Start Today in Lahore

The National Hockey Championship is to start from today (Friday) at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore. Overall 13 hockey teams are joining the event that will be distributed into four polls.

A total 70-member technical committee has been formed for the preparations of the hockey tournament while talks underway over the sponsorship of the event, said Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Director Development and Domestic Naveed Alam.

He guaranteed to not compromise on the discipline during the championship and declared to take strict action against the violators.

TThe PHF official said that there will be two league rounds of the hockey tournament followed by the semi-finals and final. The semi-finals of the event would be played on 3rd January while final would be held on 4th January, 2017.

  • Pool A: PIA, Navy, Railways
  • Pool B: Wapda, SSGC, HEC
  • Pool C: NBP, Port Qasim, Police and PTV
  • Pool D: Army, SNGPL, PAF

The top two teams from each poll would be supported to next round to compete for super 8 clash.

The PHF Director Domestic said that there would be a discrete championship for the regional teams after a few weeks.

A board of 65 umpires and technical officials for the Hockey championships has also been selected.

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HEC and OGDCL to Sponsor 260 Need-cum-Merit Based Scholarships to Students of Different Universities

HEC and OGDCL to Sponsor 260 Need-cum-Merit Based Scholarships to Students of Different Universities


Sumera Saeed | December 21, 2016 | category: Education

HEC and OGDCL to Sponsor 260 Need-cum-Merit Based Scholarships to Students of Different Universities

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan and Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) in order to provide 260 scholarships to the students of different universities under need-cum-merit based scholarships.

The MoU ceremony was attended by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC and Zahid Mir, Managing Director OGDCL.

Nearly 13o scholarships will be attributed to Engineering students while the rest of scholarships will be granted to students from different disciplines. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that more than 70 scholarships will be given to vocational training of poverty-stricken students under another MoU later signed between the OGDCL and the Hunar Foundation.

The fund worth Rs. 141 million is to be spent in order to bestow the scholarships to students, he added.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, while addressing to media about HEC initiatives for human resource development, said that key to all problems prevailing in the country lies in promotion of education. He said since the launch of HEC in 2002, more than 200000 scholarships have been awarded.

On the other hand Zahid Mir has underlined the noticeable features of the scholarship programme. He said the OGDCL intended to use one percent of their pre tax profit on their CSR initiatives.

He also said that it is hoped that the current scholarship programme will be of a great worth just like the organization’s scholarship programme last year which made tremendous results.

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Jobs in Islamia University of Bahawalpur


Sumera Saeed | August 15, 2016 | category: Jobs in Pakistan

Jobs in Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Islamia University of Bahawalpur is looking for the application from eligible candidates for the two posts of research fellows on purely contract basis in research project titled “Antecedents of Social Entrepreneurship Imitative in Pakistan and its outcomes: collaboration between Quadruple Helix sector” funded by higher education commission of Pakistan.

The appointment will be for one year with the salary package of Rs. 30,000/per month.

The candidates must have degree of MS/M.phil in Management Sciences from HEC recognized university.

Last date for Applying for the Jobs in Islamia University of Bahawalpur is 29th August 2016.

For further details see the advertisement by the university below:

Jobs in Islamia University of Bahawalpur