HEC chartered universities | Roots silver jubilee
HEC consent must to open new varsities
Islamabad, April 18: The governing body of the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the opening
of new universities and grant of charters without obtaining the
mandatory no-objection certificate from the HEC.
It may be mentioned that bills for establishment of seven
universities, including My University, Darul Madina International
University and the South Asian Strategic Institute University, were
passed by parliament in March without taking the HEC on board.
The governing body (commission) of the HEC at a meeting with Chairman
Dr Javed Leghari in the chair on Tuesday referred to its decision of
November 30, 2010, wherein it was recommended that the cabinet
criteria/guidelines should be met for the establishment of a new university/institution of higher education otherwise the degrees of the new institutions will not be recognised by HEC.
According to a spokesman for the commission, the standard operating
procedures for establishment of a new university/institution had been
approved by the federal cabinet on February 27, 2002.
The commission felt that good governance, effective management,
quality standards and necessary infrastructure are the basic parameters
that determine academic and research performance of higher education
institutions in particular and guarantee promotion of higher education
in the country in general.
The participants of the meeting said the provincial governments and
the offices of the chancellors should ensure that the process of
establishment of new universities was carried out in the light of the
criteria and the HEC guidelines.
The commission also approved a MoU between the HEC and the Pakistan
Bar Council (PBC) aimed at enchaining the quality of law education in
Pakistan. Through the MoU, the HEC in collaboration with the PBC will be
responsible for developing and furnishing policy guidelines to revamp
and strengthen the process of accreditation of programmes in law
conducted in all institutions of higher education.
The PBC will establish a legal education accreditation committee
which will be responsible for execution of the policies and criteria,
said the spokesman.
The meeting was also attended by federal secretary ministry of
education and training Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, secretary ministry of
science and technology Ikhlaq Tarar and others. Dawn
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Roots celebrates 25 years of service
Islamabad: The Roots Millennium Schools' flagship Millennium Campus
I-9/3, Islamabad on Saturday organised a colourful ceremony to celebrate
the silver jubilee of the school system.
The celebration was coupled
with a high achievers award ceremony where students were awarded with
medals for their achievements in O-Levels, IGCSE, AS&A-Level, BSc
University of London International Programme, Ivy League University
placements, Cambridge University acceptance and Global Undergraduate
The ceremony was attended by nearly 500 scholarship
recipients and their families. Turkish ambassador Mustafa Babur Hizlan
was chief guest on the occasion, while Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan was the
special guest of honour.
Dr Junaid Zaidi, Rector Comsats, Zenen
Buergo Concepcion, ambassador of Cuba, Muhammad Rashad Daureeawo,
Mauritius high commissioner, Emilian Ion, ambassador of Romania, Bharat
Raj Paudyal, ambassador of Nepal, Ms Uzma Yousaf, country manager CIE,
Nadia Kamran, director education UK British Council attended the
A total of 18 students from RMS Islamabad secured CIE
outstanding learner awards and Edexcel distinctions in various subjects,
with Usama Bin Shafqat being the star of the show with five
distinctions in mathematics (without coursework), additional
mathematics, information and communication technology and physics. He
was also the best student across six Cambridge IGCSEs and topped in
Pakistan. An outstanding millennial, Syeda Shanze Gillani, topped in
entire Pakistan in biology; Ali Mumtaz Warraich topped in Pakistan in
business studies whereas Abdullah Nasir topped in Pakistan in chemistry.
Ali Amin and Hiba Nasir topped in accounting and economics; Zawar
Hussain topped in Urdu language in Pakistan and Maham Khan stood first
in Islamabad in English literature. Faran Farooq acquired joint third
place across three Cambridge Advanced Subsidiary Level courses. Abdullah
Nasir topped in Pakistan across seven Cambridge IGCSEs. Maaz Khan
acquired second place in Islamabad across six Cambridge IGCSE's whereas
Safyan Aman Memon and Tuba Majid acquired joint third place in Islamabad
across six Cambridge IGCSE's. Xarlish Amjad topped in the entire region
in A Level Edexcel Law and Zona Ali topped in Edexcel A Level Law in
Speaking on the occasion, RMS Chief Executive Faisal
Mushtaq said, "As a national career counsellor and student university
applications sponsor, my team and I work very closely with each student
and I take pride and honour to announce that my students across Pakistan
have won scholarships to the tune of Rs 1.4 billion this year.
Guest Mustafa Babur Hizlan appreciated the outstanding achievements of
the RMS Millennium Campus and said, "I would like to offer my
felicitations to all the students, parents and teachers who have won
recognition, and salute the dedication and commitment of this great
institution, leadership, management and teachers who are nurturing the
future of Pakistan and also the silver jubilee celebrations." Daily times
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Bahria University signs MoU with WWF
Islamabad: Bahria University, Islamabad Campus, has signed a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) with WWF-Pakistan for Community Service Programme.
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental
organisation. It is the world's largest independent conservation
organisation with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more
than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and
Bahria University collaborates
with WWF-Pakistan to provide internships and community service to 147
students of Bahria University, Islamabad.
University provides opportunities to the students to seek professional
knowledge. The programme aims to provide the students with environmental
education and facilitate in their professional development. Through
this programme the students will be exposed to the real environmental
challenges faced by Pakistan. They will closely work with the slum
schools and after getting trained by WWF-Pakistan's trainers, they will
provide the same education to those poor children. WWF-Pakistan and
Bahria University Islamabad want to develop the environmental conscience
of students and inculcate a sense of individual responsibility towards
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NUML's MoUs with German institute & Turkish university
Islamabad: The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between National University of
Modern Languages (NUML) and Goethe-Institute Pakistan would bring new
vistas of learning German Language, Culture and Literature not only here
in Pakistan, but also in Germany, said Dr Manuel Negwer, Director of
He expressed these views
while addressing a ceremony in which a MoU was signed between NUML and
Goethe Institute at NUML, Islamabad. NUML Director General Brigadier
Azam Jamal and Dr Manuel Negwer, Director Goethe-Institute signed the
Dr Manuel Negwer said that this MoU is not a simple
academic collaboration rather it is a milestone for academic, social and
cultural exchanges between two societies.
was attended by Dr Thomas Ditt, Cultural Attache of the German Embassy,
Ms Ursula Saarbeck, Director DAAD Information Centre in Islamabad, Mr
Shamim Manzar, Head of Language Department Goethe-Institute Karachi, Dr
Anwer Mahmood, Head of German Department, other deans, heads, directors,
faculty members and students.
Earlier on Tuesday, the
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Suleyman Shah
University, Turkey, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
DG Brigadier Azam Jamal and Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social
Sciences of Suleyman Shah University Professor Dr Adnan ASLAN signed the
MoU. NUML Registrar Brigadier (r) M. Saeed Akhtar Malik, Director
Academics Colonel (r) Syed Jawaid, Chairman Rumi Foundation Harun Koken,
and Head of Turkish Department at NUML Dr Zakeriya Nas were also
present on the occasion.
Professor Dr Adnan ASLAN said
this collaboration between two universities of Pakistan and Turkey would
be another opportunity to assist each other in the filed of academic
research and learning which ultimately leads toward economic and social
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Preston inter-university Qirat competition
Islamabad: Preston University organised and inter-university 'Qirat Competition' here, says a press release.
event was organised as part of 'Spring Splash 2013.' During the
week-long festivity, inter-university competitions such as Qirat,
Bilingual Debate, Dramatics, Singing, T-20 cricket, Table Tennis,
Badminton, and Football competitions are being held.
universities which participated in the Qirat competition were
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Arid-Agriculture University,
Rawalpindi, Air University, Islamabad, Punjab University,
Minhaj-ul-Quran University, Lahore, GC University, Lahore, University of
Gujrat, Hamdard University, Islamabad, University of Peshawar, Federal
Urdu University, Islamabad, and Preston University, Islamabad, Kohat,
and Lahore campuses.
Hafiz Asad Sharif of Punjab
University, Lahore beat his counterparts from other competing
universities to win first position in the Qirat competition. Second
position was won by Naqash Saeed from the University of Gujrat. Third
position in the competition was awarded to Yahya Abdur Rahman from
University of Peshawar.
Qari Syed Muhammad Buzurg Shah Al
Azhari, a Qari of international renown, who was chief guest on the
occasion distributed prizes among the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd position holders
of the Qirat competition. Chancellor Preston University, Dr. Abdul
Basit was also present on the occasion. Skills of the participating
students in Qirat were highly appreciated by the chief guest. He
eulogised the endeavours of Preston University to organise the
inter-university Qirat competition in which the students of the
participating universities of Pakistan got an opportunity to demonstrate
their skills in recitation of the Holy Quran. The chief guest, Qari
Syed Muhammad Buzurg Shah Al Azhari and Chancellor Preston University,
Dr. Abdul Basit profoundly congratulated the students and their
respective universities on winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions in the
Qirat competition. The news
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