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Shafqat Mahmood Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training says that Ministry of Education will fully support to transform the education system of PakistanShafqat Mahmood Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training says that Ministry of Education will fully support to transform the education system of Pakistanhttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=53jpghttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Federal-Minister-Eductaion.jpg
Minister Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood maiden visit to HECMinister Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood maiden visit to HEChttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=50jpghttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Minister Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood maiden visit to HEC.jpg
Masters scholarship is funded by China Road and Bridge CorporationMasters scholarship is funded by China Road and Bridge Corporationhttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=51jpghttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Masters scholarship is funded by China Road and Bridge Corporation.jpg
HEC and Huawei kick off 3rd ICT Competition in PakistanHEC and Huawei kick off 3rd ICT Competition in Pakistanhttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=52jpghttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/HEC and Huawei kick off 3rd ICT Competition in Pakistan.jpg

 

 

23rd Vice Chancellors’ Committee Meeting23rd Vice Chancellors’ Committee Meeting<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">University Heads Seek Government's Support to Avoid Financial Crisis</strong></p><a href="/english/news/news/Documents/Declaration-VCs-Committee.pdf"></a><ul style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/news/news/Documents/Declaration-VCs-Committee.pdf"></a><li><a href="/english/news/news/Documents/Declaration-VCs-Committee.pdf"></a><a href="/english/news/news/Documents/Declaration-VCs-Committee.pdf"><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Click here to download Declaration of the Vice Chancellors Committee</strong></p></a></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 22, 2019: Despite an overall 10 per cent cut in the budgets of government entities, the Vice Chancellors and Rectors of universities have expressed trust in the Government to protect the higher education sector's budget.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the 23<sup>rd</sup> Vice Chancellors' Committee Meeting chaired by Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and attended by 137 Vice Chancellors and Rectors here on Monday, the university heads appreciated the Government's commitment to higher education, while seeking Government's further support to meet the rising financial requirements of the universities. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The meeting was also attended by Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Asghar, Executive Director HEC.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The meeting discussed that HEC undertook an extensive budgetary assessment exercise jointly with the Ministry of Finance, according to which the estimated requirement of the higher education sector for FY 2019-20 is Rs. 103.550 billion. However, the higher education sector, as per Indicative Budgetary Ceilings (IBCs), has been allocated a recurring grant of only Rs. 58.50 billion for FY 2019-20.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Acknowledging the Government's support for higher education and research, the Vice Chancellors hoped that it will translate into significant release of funds. They also resolved to mobilise various non-government and non-tuition fee fundraising means and ensure initiatives aimed at efficient use of resources.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The meeting discussed in detail various agenda items including higher education sector's funding and emerging challenges, four-year integrated undergraduate programme, relevance in digital age, and HEC policies and regulations. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Addressing the Vice Chancellors, Dr. Tariq Banuri highlighted the issues and challenges pertaining to financial crisis facing the higher education sector. He informed the meeting that President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood have assured him of their support to the higher education sector. "The sector has a strong and unambiguous support from the current government," he asserted.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">While Government funding is the integral component, the Chairman pointed out that the financial crunch can be addressed through three complementary components which are government support, non-government fundraising, and efficient use of resources. "We are also committed to undertaking complementary activities, namely fundraising and service efficiency."  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Proposing measures regarding fundraising, he said the sector needs to mobilise alumni to generate funds, seek philanthropists' support, urge bilateral donations, non-tuition fee means like executive trainings, encourage and formalise consultancies, attract fee-paying foreign students, strengthen public-private partnership, streamline patents and royalties, and promote sports.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Referring to efficient use of resources, he said the operational expenditures need to be controlled while rationalising faculty to student and faculty to staff ratios, controlling non-salary expenses, and targeting of funds towards most important areas. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his opening remarks, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said the higher education sector is passing through a tough time as far as its financial requirements are concerned. He acknowledged that the government is facing economic hardships which has created this situation, however the sector will come out of these constraints with the government's support. "The universities must play their role in fundraising and look for new avenues to generate funds, he stressed. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">He appreciated Dr. Tariq Banuri for bringing much-needed reforms into the higher education sector. He assured that universities stand by HEC in its pursuit for excellence in the higher education sector. "We all are a family and have to work together for the uplift of this sector," he stated.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On the occasion, Dr. Zulfiqar Gilani, Consultant Academics HEC briefed the Vice Chancellors on HEC's plan with regard to four-year integrated undergraduate programme. He said HEC is exploring possibilities of developing the programme in order to inculcate in students the abilities of critical thinking, evidence-based observation and research, and lifelong learning. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"As in the rest of the world, the undergraduate degree should be a terminal degree for most students, who on graduation should have adequate knowledge and skills for employment or other gainful work.  Also, graduates interested in further education, like Masters or MPhil or Doctoral studies, should have sufficient knowledge and adequate grounding in research."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Asif Shahid Khan, Consultant IT, HEC highlighted HEC's efforts to assist universities in staying relevant in the digital age. He said HEC is expanding the scope of Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN), while building an educational cloud to give faculty and students access to infrastructure need for research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing, etc. He said that HEC is providing a cloud-based MOOC platforms, ERP and LMS. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Shedding light on HEC's regulatory reform project, Dr. Daud Munir, Legal Consultant HEC said the initiative is aimed at making HEC's regulations and guidelines structured in a way that they could create a highly enabling regulatory environment for new and existing higher education institutions. "Well-formulated regulatory frameworks can actually create greater autonomy rather than constraining environment." <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">He said that HEC is working on additional tiers to improve quality of higher education. "It is creating effective reporting, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to facilitate better implementation and compliance of the regulations."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The meeting elected Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University as new Chairman of the Vice Chancellors' Committee.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Committee also prayed for the departed souls of Dr. Tariq Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Dr. Abbas Chaudhary, Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan, Dr. Tahir Amin, former Vice Chancellor, Bahauddin Zakariyya University, Multan and Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector, University of Management and Technology, and paid tribute to them for their services to the higher education sector.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============<br></p>23-04-2019 14:44:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/23rd-Vice-Chancellors-Meeting.aspx
Korean Ambassador Calls on Chairman HECKorean Ambassador Calls on Chairman HEC<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 18, 2019: Mr. Kwak Sung-Kyu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan called on Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) at the Commission Secretariat on Thursday. The two sides discussed issues pertaining to collaboration in higher education and research fields.    <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Ambassador said that 1,650 Pakistani students are currently studying in different Korean higher education institutions. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chairman said that Pakistan and South Korea have a great potential to strengthen educational cooperation and research collaboration as the two countries enjoy good academic relations. He stressed the need for launching student and faculty exchange programmes among higher education institutions of both the countries. "Joint research initiatives may also be undertaken to further cement academic relations."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Ambassador highlighted the collaborative endeavours ongoing among Pakistani and Korean higher education institutions. He informed the Chairman that Pakistan Global Institute is being established wherein two disciplines, Information Technology and Business Administration, will initially be started after approval of its law by the Government of Pakistan.   <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">He said that the Korean Government welcomes initiatives meant to strengthen bilateral academic relations between the two countries.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============<br></p>18-04-2019 15:17:10<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/KoreanAmbassador.aspx
HEC Technology Development FundHEC Technology Development Fund<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Technology Developed for Application of Bioherbicide to Control Wheat Weeds  </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 18, 2019: A cost-effective technology has been developed by University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Jaffer Agro Services (Private) Limited for application of bioherbicide to control weeds of wheat. This project was approved and undertaken under Technology Development Fund (TDF) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC).   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The project entitled "Development of Bioherbicide Containing Allelopathic Bacteria for Biocontrol of Weeds of Wheat" was awarded to Dr. Zahir Ahmed Zahir and his team at the Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) along with Jaffer Agro Services (Private) Limited. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The team has already identified useful strains of rhizobacteria, a root-colonising bacteria suitable to develop a bioherbicide, which may be applied to wheat crop through the technology and a specified process. The team is also fostering to offer it to farmer community in a user-friendly form. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Wheat is Pakistan's major crop and, unfortunately, its annual production is witnessing 24 per cent decrease annually by weeds causing Rs.37.9 billion loss to the country' economy. Various weed control strategies are being employed, including manual weed control, which on one side is time consuming and labour intensive, while on the other side is suitable only for crops grown in rows, besides causing crop injury and elevating the cost due to high energy inputs. Chemical control is time-saving and cost-effective, but it causes harmful environmental impacts, destroying beneficial organisms, pollinators, terrestrial and aquatic life in different ways. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Field trials of the technology conducted in collaboration with the industrial partner have already proven its ability to suppress weed growth and promoted wheat growth by more than 15 per cent. It is estimated to increase 567 tons of wheat crop yield worth Rs.18.44 million annually by applying bioherbicide to only 15 per cent of total area under wheat cultivation. Moreover, along with other multiple benefits to biodiversity, ecosystem and economy of the country, three million rupees can be saved from import of harmful insecticides and pesticides.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The project after successful completion may not only save import costs but establish ways to fulfil the objectives of multilateral environmental UN agreements to which Pakistan is signatory and empower the ambition of knowledge economy.     </p><p style="text-align:justify;">TDF is the first initiative of its kind by HEC to harness the expertise of academic scientists for commercially viable prototype and product development with inbuilt mechanism to have industry partner.      <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============<br></p>18-04-2019 15:15:01<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/HEC-TDF.aspx

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Data Science Workshophttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/DataScience.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/DataScience.jpgData Science Workshop<p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">D</span><span style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">ata Science is a rapidly evolving field of our age and is poised to be one of the most important fields in the coming days, as it is set to swamp all the known knowledge fields ranging from Biology to Astronomy.</span></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">HEC is well aware of importance of this field and is concentrating its efforts to introduce the basic and advanced level of practical as well as theoretical domain knowledge to academicians and industry professionals. To this end, HEC has devised a multi purpose strategy based on short term and long term goals.<br style="box-sizing:content-box;"></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">As short term goals, HEC is organizing well designed short term courses, workshops and seminars to impart state of the art knowledge and practices of the field.</p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">As a continuation of these efforts, HEC is organizing a 3 days long workshop on data science, For details, <a href="/english/services/faculty/dscience/Pages/Data-Science-Workshop.aspx" style="box-sizing:content-box;">please click here</a>.​</p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>For more information and related queries please feel free to contact at </strong></span><a href="mailto:dscience@hec.gov.pk"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>dscience@hec.gov.pk</strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong> ​or call to 051-90402243.</strong></span><br></p>24-03-2017 06:53:4520{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://hec.gov.pk
Huawei ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremonyhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICT-Com.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICT-Com.jpgHuawei ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremony<p>​​​...</p>31-08-2018 14:07:2233{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://hec.gov.pk
1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Educationhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/KMU.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/KMU.jpg1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2"><em>Deadline of Registration date has been extended upto November 30,2017</em></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of Khyber Medical University established in 2010-2011 with excellent performance in the area of Quality Assurance at Higher Education level. This conference will provide a platform to the QECs Mangers, faculty members and entire Stakeholders of HEIs to contribute and participate in the event .National and International members of Accreditation council will find this event appropriate for their experience sharing.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>For more details please visit at: </strong></span><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.kmu.edu.pk/Conference"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>http://www.kmu.edu.pk/Conference</strong></span></a> </span><br></p>15-11-2017 12:33:1830{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://hec.gov.pk

 

 

Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE)http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpgSixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE)<div style="text-align:justify;">Institute of Space Technology (IST), one of the premier institutes in Pakistan, is a federally chartered, degree awarding Institute offering graduate and baccalaureate programs in Aerospace, Avionics, Electrical, Mechanical, Materials Science & Engineering, Space Science, Remote Sensing & GISc, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. IST has been ranked amongst the top four engineering universities of Pakistan.</div><div style="text-align:justify;">IST is organizing the Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE) from November 12-14, 2019 at IST, Islamabad, Pakistan. This conference is a regular biennial event to provide an international forum wherein scientists, researchers, engineers, academicians, private and public industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and students from all across the globe interact and share the latest themes and trends related with Space Science, Technology and Applications.</div><div style="text-align:justify;">ICASE 2019 will feature a diverse blend of thematic areas including Aeronautics and Astronautics, Satellite Technology & Applications, Mechanical Engineering for Aerospace Applications, Aerospace Materials Design and Engineering, Guidance, Navigation & Controls and GNSS, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrobiology, Remote Sensing, GIS & Space Applications, Mathematical & Statistical Modeling for Space Applications, Space Policy, Law and Management, Space Technology Education and Popularization.<br></div>20-03-2019 17:37:00http://hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/Sixth-ICASE.aspx35{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://hec.gov.pk
2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Educationhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/PNQAHE1.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/PNQAHE1.jpg2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education<p style="text-align:justify;">​Pakistan Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education was launched in the 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, December 18-19 2017 organized by Khyber Medical University at Peshawar. In the conference, Quality Enhancement Cell of KMU proposed Pakistan Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education to provide a platform to QECs of Pakistani HEIs which are established in 170 Universities. The proposal was accepted by almost all the participants from national and international HEIs. Therefore all the members of the conference were nominated as full members of PNQAHE and interim committee was constituted for the voting process of executive committee of the network. The executive committee was constituted on September 27, 2018 and nomination of other positions of the board was also finalized on the same day. The executive committee of PNQAHE has approved the proposal of University of Education Lahore for hosting the 2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education to be held on April 23-25, 2019.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>For more information please contact to:</strong></span><br></p><h3 style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:roboto, sans-serif;font-weight:300;line-height:1.5em;color:#0e1555;margin:0px 0px 15px;font-size:24px;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#f0f1f3;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Ms. Asiyah Bukhari<span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">General Secretary/Director QEC</small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">Tel: +92-321-5556620</small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">Fax : +92-91-9217755</small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">Email:conference@pnqahe.org</small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">Email:bukhariqec@kmu.edu.pk</small></h3>01-01-2019 10:06:40http://hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/pnqahe.aspx34{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://hec.gov.pk
Huawei ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremonyhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICT-Com.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICT-Com.jpgHuawei ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremony<p>​​​...</p>31-08-2018 14:07:22http://hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/ICT-Competition-2018.aspx33{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://hec.gov.pk

 

 

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Annual Report 2015-16http://hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECPublications/Annual Report 2015-16.pdfAnnual Report 2015-16HEC Annual Report for the Year 2015-162018-06-26T19:00:00ZHEC Annual Report for the Year 2015-16
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Provision of Renovation/Decorative works of various Buildings of HECProvision of Renovation/Decorative works of various Buildings of HEC2019-04-19T19:00:00Z2019-05-14T19:00:00Zhttp://hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECTenderRFP/Rwork.pdfHEC-0121Higher Education CommissionService