NUST world ranking | Sindh University corruption
NUST ranked among top 500 universities
Islamabad, Oct 14: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad has
maintained its coveted position in the list of Top 500 world
universities in the 2014-15 ranking announced by M/S Quacqurelli Symonds
(QS) of UK, the most prestigious ranking agency.
to official spokesman, NUST is the only Pakistani university, which is
consistently included in this elite-ranking list since 2007. Moreover,
NUST has won its place in the Top 400 Engineering Universities of the
This is the result of concerted effort put in by
the NUST management and faculty for providing quality education,
conducting innovative research, establishing international linkages,
engaging in collaborative research with leading international
universities and organisations, participating in international exchange
programs, improving infrastructure, and producing graduates who are
welcomed by national and international industry, business, academia and
NUST Rector M Asghar, has felicitated the
management and faculty of all NUST constituent Institutions for playing
their role effectively. He also thanked HEC, MoST and services
headquarters for providing continued support and guidance, which enabled
NUST to achieve this honour.
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Chinese award for Dr Atta-ur-Rahman
Islamabad: Former chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Professor
Atta-ur-Rahman will be conferred on the 'Friendship Award of China' in
Beijing on September 29.
The award is the People's
Republic of China's highest national award for foreign experts who have
made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social
progress. The formal award giving ceremony will be held in Beijing on
The award is being given for the tremendous
contributions of Professor Atta-ur-Rahman to develop strong linkages
between China and Pakistan in various fields of science and higher
education. He was responsible for initiating a major programme of
academic collaboration and linkages with Chinese universities and other
institutions as federal minister for science and technology and later as
Higher Education Commission chairman. Under these programmes, some 400
students were sent to various Chinese universities and research
institutions for PhD level training.
Professor Rahman has
initiated strong collaborations with many Chinese Institutes. He signed
an Executive Protocol for Scientific Cooperation between Chinese Academy
of Sciences and Pakistan Academy of Sciences under which many workshops
have been organised in Pakistan and China. These included a major
international conference titled 'IUC South Asia Summit Meeting on Vistas
in Structural Chemistry' during April 28-30, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan to
celebrate the International Year of Crystallography.
Atta-ur-Rahman has also initiated a nationwide project for training
students in universities of Pakistan in Chinese language through
video-conferencing. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman's book, 'The Wondrous World of
Science' has been recently translated into Chinese language. Professor
Atta-ur-Rahman has recently been awarded International Cooperation Award
from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on January 10, 2014. He has
976 publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 720
research publications, 37 international patents, 151 books and 68
chapters in books published largely by major US and European presses.
Prof. Rahman is the most decorated scientist of Pakistan, having won
four civil awards including Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz,
Hilal-i-Imtiaz, and the nation's highest civil award, Nishan-i-Imtiaz.
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Probe ordered into Sindh University appointments, corruption
Islamabad: The executive board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Tuesday
authorised an inquiry against the Vice Chancellor Sindh University,
Jamshoro Dr. Nazir Mughal for alleged corruption, embezzlement of
government funds and illegal appointment of over 300 people in the
Sindh University, one of the biggest
public sector universities in the province, has been stuffed with
scions, siblings and spouses of university officers, faculty members,
powerful bureaucrats and even journalists.
It is learnt that without following rules, more than 600 people have been
appointed from grade 1 to 20 during the past few years, raising many an
eyebrow.It is pertinent to mention here that the Vice Chancellor Sindh
University Dr. Nazir Mughal, 80, vacated his seat on the directions of
Sindh High Court after completing his second and final term.
is alleged that the expensive land of the university was sold to
favourites for peanuts by the VC and the former DC.According to the
minutes of the syndicate meeting, a copy of which is available with The
News, a special post of medical officer was created and a special
mini-hospital was established ignoring the objections and dissenting
notes of many syndicate members.
A lady doctor is already
working in the Marvi Hostel (Girls Hostel) of the university. There was
no need to establish a mini-hospital, as Liaquat Medical University
Hospital (LMUH) is hardly half a kilometer away from the university.
a well-established hospital of health department was already available
at the university, with five medical officers/doctors and 12 ministerial
staff along with a fully equipped laboratory.
lady doctor was appointed in grade 18 directly despite the fact that she
was a graduate (MBBS). According to rules, any graduate could be
appointed in grade 17 first and he/she has to work for at least 7 years
in the same grade before promotion, but in this case she was promoted to
grade 19 within three months without completing the probation period of
Moreover, retired officers have been appointed
on the recommendations of powerful politicians of Karachi.On April 20,
2011, following the orders of the Supreme Court and Chancellor of Sindh
universities and Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad, the then registrar
terminated the services of five retired officers of the university
through a notification, copy available, and announced the termination of
services of further re-hired retired officers. However, after few
months the services of several officers were rehired contrary to the law
and the Supreme Court's decision.
The owner of a famous
musical company was given contract without the approval of syndicate.The
university spokesman refuted all the quarries asked a few
weeks back, saying all the appointments were made purely on merit.
said the vice chancellor was authorized to recruit employees from grade
1 to grade 16 according to the need to run the university affairs
smoothly.To a query about the hiring of the services of retired persons,
the spokesman said the faculty members having PhD degrees had been
given contracts in a bid to produce scholars on the campus as per the
policy of the HEC.The spokesman refused to comment on the hiring of a
lady doctor and sale of university lands but he insisted that the
appointment of the lady doctor was made on purely on merit.
"All the best wishes for those they from the Action of the Sindh University corruption Vice Chancellor Sindh University, Jamshoro Dr. Nazir Mughal for alleged corruption, embezzlement of government funds and illegal appointment of over 300 people in the University. For those they stand with this one of the biggest worse Person Allah sage from this type of Animal"
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QAU confers awards on researchers
Islamabad: A ceremony for 'Young Researcher Awards 2013' was held at the
Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Wednesday to recognise the significant
contributions of young faculty members in research and training of
students, says a press release.
Gold medals and cash
prizes were given to Dr. Tariq Mehmood, assistant professor of Plant
Sciences, Dr. Abdul Jalil, assistant professor of Economics, Dr. Afzal
Shah, assistant professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Bilal Haider Abbasi,
assistant professor of Biotechnology.
award-winners, QAU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Eatzaz Ahmed said the
purpose of establishing the award was to involve the young researchers
more energetically and to promote research culture on the campus. He
said that the 'Young Researcher Awards' would be presented annually to
selected faculty members who would make exceptional contributions in
He urged young scientists that research and
knowledge related activities should closely align with indigenous needs.
"You must pay attention towards those areas, which can contribute to
the socio-economic uplift of the country," said the vice chancellor.
Deans of faculties, chairpersons of the departments, senior faculty and staff members attended the ceremony.
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Pink Ribbon Campaign at Bahria University
Islamabad: October is celebrated all over the world as Breast Cancer Awareness
Month and for a decade, Bahria University, Islamabad Campus, is
conducting awareness campaigns every year.
the awareness campaigns will start in the last week of September.
Bahria University, Islamabad, will be holding a Pink Ribbon event on
September 22, 2014 in collaboration with the Islamabad Medical and
Dental College starting with a friendly women's basketball match at the
gymnasium of the university. In this event, there will be an interactive
session conducted by the doctors followed by an unplugged musical
performance by the female students of Bahria University.
this entire event is aimed at raising awareness, which will target not
only the students and faculty but also their respective family members.
The students would put up informative posters, distribute brochures and
everybody will wear a pink ribbon for entire month to show their support
for the cause. The news
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