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HEC Bans MPhil and PhD Programs of 13 Universities

HEC Bans MPhil and PhD Programs of 13 Universities


Sumera Saeed | March 16, 2018 | category: Education

HEC Bans MPhil and PhD Programs of 13 Universities. We earlier reported you that Higher Education Commission (HEC) has banned 450 Programs from 180 Private & 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

Now once again HEC has banned the M. Phil, and PhD programmes offered by the 13 renowned universities. HEC has also barred the universities to enroll students in their virtual learning programmes.

HEC has banned the virtual learning programmes of 13 renowned universities due to the noncompliance of universities with the HEC approved guidelines.

HEC has also found that these universities lack the adequate faculty  for providing education to the students.

This decision of HEC will impact nearly 4,000 students. Additionally, the institutes has to shift the  students of MS, MPhil, PhD programmes to other disciplines of the universities so that they don’t go through any loss

Here is the list of 13 renowned universities banned by the HEC.  

  1.     International Islamic University, Islamabad
  2.     Virtual Campus, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
  3.     University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  4.     Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan
  5.     Government College University, Faisalabad
  6.     University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  7.     The University of Faisalabad
  8.     Islamia University, Bahawalpur
  9.     Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  10.     Sukkur IBA
  11.     Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  12.     University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  13.     University of Balochistan, Quetta

For further information visit the official HEC website.

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Microsoft and HEC organize ‘Academic Day’ at Sukkur IBA University

Microsoft and HEC organize ‘Academic Day’ at Sukkur IBA University


admin | March 1, 2018 | category: Education

Microsoft and HEC organize ‘Academic Day’ at Sukkur IBA 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 Sukkur IBA University – a bustling city on the banks of the Indus River. 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 Days howcases Microsoft Azure and Cloud computing, how it is revolutionizing Education across the world and its potential role in the Education industry in Pakistan.

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 bootcamps, 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 (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 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. HEC also announced Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program which aims to provide free access to Windows 10 for more than 1M university students to help them benefit from the Windows 10 Education. Windows 10 Education is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance. Similarly, Office 365 offers students enrolled in Higher Education in Pakistan, free-of-cost access to their frequently used Office products; Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. and many other cloud services.

Professor Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui – Vice Chancellor Sukkur IBA, 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”.

Abid Zaidi – Country General Manager Microsoft 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 Arshad Ali – Executive Director 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.”

Faouzi Soussi – Director Education Microsoft NEPA (North Africa, East Mediterranean & Pakistan) said,

“Having a certified skill-set will eventually become a requirement for future jobs, currently the job market relies on individuals with a specific skill-set that may or may not be certified or verified, however, in the future approximately 80% of the job market will require a verifiable certification by the next decade. I congratulate SUKKUR IBA students for having one of the best student certification methodologies in place in Pakistan.”

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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HEC Gives 1463 Scholarships in 2017

HEC Gives 1463 Scholarships in 2017


Sumera Saeed | January 5, 2018 | category: Education

HEC gives 1463 scholarships in 2017. During the year 2017, HEC awarded 395 overseas scholarships and 1068 indigenous scholarships in various disciplines. Under International Research Support Initiative Programme, 412 PhD scholars proceeded for research abroad, each for a period of six months. While under bilateral agreement for Hungaricum Scholarships, 157 students proceeded to Hungary for PhD, MS and BS studies.

Besides embarking upon the execution of US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor, HEC launched Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme for Afghan National Students under which 3000 scholarships will be awarded to Afghan students. HEC also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey to avail scholarships for Pakistani youth to study in Turkish universities. HEC held a plenty of deliberative sessions to discuss the modalities of Pakistan-UK Knowledge Gateway with all the stakeholders.

HEC also launched the ‘Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for Students of Balochistan and FATA, Phase-II’ under which a total of 3900 students from Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) will be extended financial support to acquire education.
In the said year, HEC and China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), a state-owned company of the People’s Republic of China, signed a Document of Understanding under which the later will sponsor 30 Pakistani students for Master’s degree programme in Transportation Engineering at Southeast University China consecutively for two academic years.

The scholarship will be fully funded and cover tuition, accommodation, return airfareand living stipendfor all the awardees. As a whole, HEC approved 22 Development projects worth Rs. 48 billion for universities in the year. Moreover, HEC launched the Prime Minister’s National Laptop Scheme (PMNLS) Phase IV & V. So far, 300000 students have benefited under three phases of the scheme executed by HEC. With the efforts of HEC, the laptops assembly plant has been installed in Pakistan and students are now able to get made-in-Pakistan laptops along with Evo devices under the scheme.
As the quality of engineering education in Pakistan improved further due to initiatives and efforts of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and HEC. It was in June 2017 that Pakistan was declared as Full Signatory of the Washington Accord. Engineers registered with PEC will now be considered at par as world class competent professionals and will not be evaluated for any migrational assessment for their degrees and will be eligible for professional jobs outside in the developed countries.
In 2017, Pakistan’s first Internet Exchange Point (PKIX) was also inaugurated at HEC under the headship of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and support of HEC as well as Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The primary purpose of PKIX is to allow networks to interconnect directly, via the exchange, rather than through one or more third-party networks. It will also enable local networks to efficiently exchange information at a common point within Pakistan rather than exchanging local Internet traffic with outside world.

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CDWP Approves Projects Worth Rs 12.2 Billion for Improvement in Higher Education, Science and Technology Sectors

CDWP Approves Projects Worth Rs 12.2 Billion for Improvement in Higher Education, Science and Technology Sectors


admin | January 1, 2018 | category: Education

CDWP approves projects worth Rs 12.2 billion for improvement in higher education, science and technology sectors. Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved different project worth Rs 12.2 billion for improvement in higher education and science and technology sectors.

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission (PC) Sartaj Aziz has said it is first and foremost mission of government to ensure bright future for the young generation through education under government of Pakistan vision -2025 program.

The CDWP has accorded this approval in its meeting held here on Monday. Sartaj Aziz said strategy has been evolved in the meeting for extending the best educational facilities to women in the field of science and technology in different district besides constructing hostels for the girl students for their residential purpose in the educational institutions. Several important decisions were taken.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) presented a project for setting up sub campus of Faisalabad Agriculture University in Tehsil Dibalpur of district Okara at the cost of over Rs 889 million and it was approved in the meeting. The HEC also presented project valuing Rs 1.54 billion for fortifying and equipping the sub campuses of Sargodha university in Mianwali and Bhakkar with state of the art facilities which was also given yes nod in the meeting.

The HEC also presented projects for construction of educational infrastructure and hostel in Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Law university Karachi at the cost of Rs 763 million and provision of modern educational facilities and upgradation of Sindh Jamshoro university at the cost of over 1.61 billion and establishment of Federal Urdu university in Hyderabad Sindh at the cost of Rs 1.91 billion which were also approved.

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International Conference on Recent Advances in Clinical Research (RACR) Concludes

International Conference on Recent Advances in Clinical Research (RACR) Concludes


admin | December 20, 2017 | category: News

International Conference on Recent Advances in Clinical Research (RACR) Concludes. The Department of Physiology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore (PGMI) and University of Cambridge UK organised concluding ceremony of2-day “International Conference on Recent Advances in Clinical Research (RACR)”in UVAS City Campus Lahore.

Renowned Neurologist Prof Dr.Ahsan Numan presided over the concluding session of the conference while Dean Faculty of Bio Sciences Prof DrHabib-ur-Rehman,DrSohailEjaz and academicians, clinical researchers, neurologists and physiologists from public & private practitioners and students related to veterinary & animal sciences, livestock and medical sciences related to public health while experts from different countries, including the United Kingdome (UK), Philippine, South Korea, Malaysia, Russia and all over Pakistan attended.

Speaking on the occasion, ProfAhsan Numanlauded the organisersfor arrangingsuch an informative conference in a befitting manner at UVAS.

After comprehensive discussions with foreign delegates in the field of clinical research, theconferencerecommended that it is need to train faculty members regarding GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and then obtain accreditation certificate of ICH-GCP so that we can meet the pre-requsites of developing a solid platform for international clinical research. It also recommended to makeUVAS a CRO (Contract Research Organization) to bridge top pharmaceutical research in Pakistan and on the same front to generate manpower required to monitor the clinical trials and to train physicians on how to meet the criteria of clinical research of international standards.

Theme of the conference covered all the major areas of translational medicine and drug development, ethical concern in clinical research, meta-analysis and systematic review, handling of experimental animals and conduct of clinical trials etc.

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2-day International Conference on (RACR) Begins at UVAS


Ram zi | December 19, 2017 | category: News

2-day International Conference on (RACR) begins at UVAS. The Department of Physiology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore (PGMI) and University of Cambridge UK organised 2-day “International Conference on Recent Advances in Clinical Research (RACR)”in UVAS City Campus Lahore.

Punjab Higher Education Commission Lahore Chairperson Prof Dr Mohammad Nizam-ud-Din presided over the inaugural session of the conference while Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha,Dean Faculty of Bio Sciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, renowned neurologist Prof Dr Ahsan Numan, Dr Sohail Ejaz and renowned academicians, clinical researchers, neurologists and physiologists from public & private practitioners and students related to veterinary & animal sciences, livestock and medical sciences related to public health while experts from different countries, including the United Kingdome (UK), Philippine, South Korea, Malaysia, Russia and all over Pakistan attended.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Nizam-ud-Din said that we have to focus on research especially in the area of clinical discipline which has been a neglected area in medical sciences. He said universities all over the world are known as the hub of research and research is called the backbone of the institutions. He said it is direly needed to develop a data base anddo analysis regarding agriculture and clinical research even in the production of medicines for human and animals especially medicine impact and its side effects on the human bodiesand animals for the prevention of diseases.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Naseer Pasha said that UVAS is focusing on result-oriented applied research, multi-level education and talent development by using its knowledge, resources and skills for growth of human resources and solving problems of allied sectors.He said that UVAS faculty members are executing 93 research projects of over a billion rupees won from the national and international funding agencies/organization. He said that the UVAS is working closely with Punjab government for the development of livestock and related sectors.He acknowledged therole of Punjab Food Authority and its step taken for the minimum pasteurization law to provide healthy milk and food to people. He spoke about UVAS facilities regarding diseases diagnosis, treatment and advisory services for the development of livestock sector in Pakistan.

Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman spoke about the objectives of the conference. He said clinical research is an important branch of medical sciences that determines the safety and effectiveness on NOVEL medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use at a stage when other available product fail. He said that the clinical trials are globally conducted for the prevention, treatment, diagnosis orfor relieving symptoms of a disease at a stagewhere other medications fail, hence giving a new hope of cure for the patients and opening a new horizon for the treatment of a disease and to improve the quality of life. The conference comprises on four technical sessions, six keynote, 11 oral and 50 poster presentations while four satellite workshopsincluding simulation techniques in drug development, meta-analysis and systematic review, role of RT-PCR in molecular diagnostics and blood and tissue sampling from laboratory mouse will feature in the two-day event.

Theme of the conference will cover all the major areas of translational medicine and drug development, ethical concern in clinical research, meta-analysis and systematic review, handling of experimental animals and conduct of clinical trials etc.

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UVAS Signed the Agreement for Establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Network in Pakistan

UVAS Signed the Agreement for Establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Network in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | December 13, 2017 | category: Education

UVAS Signed the Agreement for Establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Network in Pakistan. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore participated in the signing ceremony for the establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Network in Pakistan.

The ceremony was jointly organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Intellectual Property Organization (IPO), Pakistan. More than 20 universities from all over Pakistan attended the ceremony and signed the agreement. Federal Minister for Education and Professional TrainingMuhammad Baleeghur Rehman,presidesover the signing ceremony as chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Baleegh ur Rehman emphasized the importance of quality education and protection of the innovative ideas and product development. He also said that the TISC will provide the innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovation potential and to create, protect and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights.

UVAS Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha(S.)signed the agreement whileDirector ORIC Dr Hafsa Zenab and Focal Person (TISC)Dr Muhammad Adnan Aslam were also present on the occasion.

3-day training workshop on Research Methodology concludes at UVAS

LAHORE (13-12-17): The Center for Educational Policy and Administration (CEPA) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad organised concluding ceremony of a 3-day “Faculty Training Workshop on Research Methodology” here on Wednesday.

UVAS Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani presided over the concluding session of the workshop and distributed certificates among the participants whileDean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman and Chairperson Department of Anatomy & Histology Dr Hafsa Zaneb and twenty-five participantsof the workshop attended.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said that it is direlyneeded to learn research methods andtechniques and find out the priority areas for winning of research projects/grants from international agencies. He said we need to get benefit from the experiences of principle investigators who are working successfully on their research projects. Dr Rabbani lauded the organisersfor conducting such an informative workshop for the betterment of students and sector as well.

EarlierProf Dr Habib-ur-Rehman spoke about the objectives of CEPA.At the end of the ceremony Dr Hafsa Zenab presented the vote of thanks.Inthe workshop various aspects have been discussed related to research methodology, including critical thinking in research, research process, how to write a research paper, endnote use in research, plagiarism and research ethics, etc.

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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