HEC allocates Rs 2.507bn for universities in the last 5 years
Islamabad, 13 Sep: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has allocated Rs 2.507 billion for different programmes of the public sector universities for research purposes during the last five years. The official sources informed that under the National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU), the total funds allocated to the public sector universities for research purposes during the last five years are Rs 2.507 billion. Under the International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE), the Higher Education Commission in collaboration with the British Council of Pakistan launched the INSPIRE Programme on May 10, 2010 for the fiscal year 2010-11.
A total of sixteen projects from different universities were supported under the subject programme. To ensure the proper utilisation of the funds for the research purposes, an annual report of each case undergoes a process. Scimago, an independent research organisation and an international evaluation and ranking platform, analyses the scientific outputs of the institutions and countries and monitors over 30,000 journals, is considered one of the most credible databases in the field of research.
HEC organises sessions on plagiarism, academic integrity
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) organised a series of international videoconference sessions on plagiarism and academic integrity for the public and private sector universities of the country.
Three separate sessions were organised over a period of four weeks with resource persons from the United Kingdom and Lebanon. The sessions, organised as part of the HEC efforts for capacity building of the universities, provided a platform to the faculty members and the management staff of the universities to interact with the international experts and learn best practices being adopted worldwide.The resource person of the first session was Gary Finnigin, Integration Specialist of Paradigms. He joined the videoconference from the United Kingdom and talked about the integration of Learning Management System (LMS) with plagiarism detection software, Turnitin. He shared various parameters, which the universities are required to consider for LMS integration. The resource person for the second session was Frances Chapman, Head of Nursing and Lecturer in Quality Assurance, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. She talked about the Plagiarism policy of the Leeds Metropolitan University.
The third and last session of the videoconference series was on academic integrity. The resource person of the event was Randa Al Chidiac, Executive Director of Library, Holy Spirit University, Ksalik, Lebanon. She talked about the academic integrity and plagiarism prevention practices in Lebanon, and shared a universal roadmap for the eradication of plagiarism from the academic institutions. The videoconference sessions were organised by the quality assurance division of the HEC.
Convocation of NUST College of EME held
Islamabad: The NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering held its 20th convocation on August 28. NUST Rector Mohammad Asghar attended the event as the chief guest.Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest congratulated the graduating students and lauded the college for providing exceptional engineering skills to the graduating engineers in the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering that would enable them to lead a professionally satisfying life. He also appreciated the college for its focus on the key areas of engineering in terms of imparting technical knowledge with emphasis on research and development, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
NUST College of EME Commandant Brigadier Jamil Sarwar Malik also spoke on the occasion and mentioned the achievements of the students in a variety of national and international events and competitions. The international events included positions at IIT Bombay Techfest, Shell Eco-Marathon, Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA), ROBOCUP, and International Competition on Future Flight Design. The national events included Lipton Talent Hunt, National Electronix Olympiad, IET, NERC, COMPPEC, and Robo-Nav. The students of the college were also given opportunities to have leadership, managerial, and entrepreneurship skills through events like NERC, COMPPEC, EME Olympiad, EME inertia, and Young Entrepreneurs Symposium (YES).†The main feature of the occasion was the award of 266 degrees to the undergraduate students completing their courses in the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. Graduated engineers were also awarded medals for their outstanding performances.
Admissions to Govt Post Graduate College until 13th
Rawalpindi: The admission into MA/MSc classes at the Government Post Graduate College, Rawalpindi would continue till September 13. The college has started admissions into MA/MSc part one in the subjects including geography, mathematics, economics, English and Urdu. The students who want to seek admission have been directed to obtain forms and prospectus and file them till September 13 during office hours. The students who have studied Urdu, Persian, Arabic, and Punjabi as optional subjects are also eligible to take admission into MA Urdu. Daily times