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Chairman HEC Expresses Solidarity with Karachi UniversityChairman HEC Expresses Solidarity with Karachi University<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 28, 2022: Chairman HEC (Higher Education Commission) has expressed solidarity with the students and staff of the University of Karachi over the terrorist incident at the University's Confucius Institute. Condoling the loss of valuable lives in the blast that killed four people including Chinese faculty members, Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri conveyed his profound grief to the Vice Chancellor and extended full support to the University.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chairman said that it was shocking to see that an institution of higher learning had been targeted in the attack, and especially that some of our foreign guests had also lost their valuable lives. However, the entire nation is united in its resolve to fight this evil through joint and coordinated efforts. HEC had already supported the smart university project through which security cameras had been installed at many universities. Work has started on developing and launching additional programs for harnessing technology, building capacity, and strengthening institutional cooperation in the service of campus security and student welfare.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">==============</p>30-04-2022 08:10:16<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
HEC Issues Policy Guidelines to Varsities on Nursing Degree ProgrammesHEC Issues Policy Guidelines to Varsities on Nursing Degree Programmes<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 22, 2022: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has issued policy guidelines to all the universities/degree awarding institutions (DAIs) on Nursing Education, as the country's premier institution to regulate higher education continues developing and reviewing the curriculum standards at undergraduate and graduate levels.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In order to review educational pathways for nursing degree programmes, a series of consultative meetings of National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) in collaboration with Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) was held in the year 2021-22. Subsequently, following recommendations along-with the roadmap are approved and circulated for implementation by all universities/DAI imparting Nursing Education.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The eligibility criteria for admission in four-year BS Nursing (BSN) shall be HSSC/equivalent (12 years of schooling) in pre-medical group with minimum 50% marks. Admission in erstwhile three-year nursing diploma offered after SSC/equivalent (10 years of schooling) has already been stopped with effect from 31.12.2018.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As per recommendation of the respective National Curriculum Review Committee, the nursing graduates having qualified three-year nursing diploma, one year midwifery / specialization diploma and two-year Post-RN BSN / Post-RN BSM qualification are allowed equivalence of 16 years of education, irrespective of the sequence of qualification. Such equivalence is subject to passing of three compulsory subjects (I) Pakistan Studies (II) Islamic Studies / Ethics (for non-Muslims) and (III) English at erstwhile two-year conventional BA/BSc level or Post-RN level or offered separately by institutions at par with 14 years of education (NQF level 5) or 16 years of education (NQF level 6). Separate transcripts issued by institutions for passing of above-mentioned compulsory subjects shall also be accepted by HEC for the purpose. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also, one-time waiver is granted for equivalence of 18 years of education in cases where nursing graduates completed one year midwifery / specialization diploma after MS Nursing (MSN) degree programme. The requirement of passing aforementioned three compulsory subjects at 14 years of education (NQF level 5) or 16 years of education (NQF level 6) shall remain the same.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Furthermore, students having qualified three-year nursing diploma and one year midwifery / specialization diploma are allowed equivalence of 14 years of education, irrespective of the sequence subject to passing of aforementioned three compulsory subjects at 14 years of education (NQF level 5). Separate transcripts issued by institutions for passing these subjects shall also be accepted by HEC for the purpose.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">To provide opportunity of further education to nursing diploma holders and to address shortage of nursing faculty in the country, student intake in Post-RN BSN / Post-RN BSM is allowed till 31.12.2026.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As per HEC policy, at least two PhD qualified faculty members specialized in the relevant field are required for launch of MS/MPhil/equivalent (NQF level 7) degree programmes. Considering the limited number of PhD faculty in the field of Nursing, the National Curriculum Review Committee has recommended the minimum requirement of two MSN qualified faculty members having at least five years of professional experience for launch of MSN programmes. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of HEC shall be required in this regard.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Similarly, the National Curriculum Review Committee has recommended the minimum requirement of 10 BSN / Post-RN BSN / Post-RN BSM qualified faculty members with at least five years of professional experience and one (01) MSN qualified faculty member in the department to initiate a BSN degree programme.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">==============</p>22-04-2022 11:44:59<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Commission Unanimously Restores Chairperson HEC’s PowersCommission Unanimously Restores Chairperson HEC’s Powers<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 20, 2022: The Higher Education Commission's governing body, called the Commission, restored the powers of Chairperson HEC by a unanimous vote in its meeting held on Wednesday. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The decision overruled an earlier resolution, on which consent of the Commission Members was obtained without a formal meeting and through email, to delegate Chairperson's powers to the Executive Director HEC.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">However, the Commission meeting held on Wednesday restored the powers to the Chairperson HEC. All participants of the meeting voted in favour of a motion to set aside the earlier resolution.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The meeting was attended by Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC, Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Former Dean and Adviser, MUET Jamshoro, Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, President SZABIST, Mr. Shamsh Kassim  Lakha, former Federal Minister for Education/S&T, Dr. Faisal Bari, CEO and Senior Research Fellow (IDEA) / Associate Professor LUMS, Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Vice Chancellor, NED UET, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, former Surgeon General, Lt. Gen.(Retd) Muhammad Asghar, Consultant (CPEC) HEC, Ms. Naheed Durrani, Secretary, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Mr. Mira Mohyuddin Soomro, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology and Dr. Shaista Sohail, Executive Director HEC.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">==============</p>21-04-2022 06:30:09<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




International Conference on Archaeology Heritage of Pakistanhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/C1.jpg, Conference on Archaeology Heritage of Pakistan<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The primary goal is to sensitize non-experts but scholars, decision makers, member of the education and higher education community, bureaucrats and politicians that archaeology and Heritage are a constitutive part of the country, and to seize the occasion of this conference to convey a strong message in the alignment of the Vision 2025.<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The overall achievement of the conference would be that the audience walks away with a sense of urgency in terms of taking initiatives to protect and promote cultural heritage which hopefully subsequently would spark action on the part of various stakeholders. It also promotes a sense of pride among them from Pakistan history and past. In addition, some concrete recommendations for various stakeholders from the round tables will be gathered and presented at the closing session and handed to the Government for further follow up and as input for a cultural policy.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The conference also recognize the following goals; a positive approach about a renewed national narrative taking into account a broader part of history inspired by archaeology and heritage; and an economic approach bringing culture and in particular archaeology and heritage as an essential component of development through tourism for instance.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The conference is co-organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National History and Literary Heritage Division, UNESCO, Embassy of France in Pakistan, British Council, and Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA).<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="line-height:107%;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">For more info please visit <a href="/site/ICAHP"></a></span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></p>20-06-2017 06:42:4024{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Data Science Workshophttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/DataScience.jpg, 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=""><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong></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}
Three Days Training Workshop on “Research Methodology”http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/LI.jpg, Days Training Workshop on “Research Methodology”<p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Dr Saubia Ramzan, Chairperson Faculty  Training and Development Centre  University  of Baluchistan Quetta  has submitted a proposal (Vide PUC) requesting to Learning Innovation Division HEC for organizing Three days Training on Research Methodology for university faculty and its affiliated degree colleges  from March 20-22 at University of Baluchistan Quetta. Dr. Saubia Ramzan in her proposal stated that Research is deemed to be vital for higher education institutions as a core subject with multidimensional aspects of professional development of faculty. There is an indispensable need for faculty of the university to equip them with modern techniques of Research Methodology in order to be more productive in their relevant pursuits.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Learning Innovation Division HEC provides opportunity of professional development to the faculty members of university/ degree colleges in their discipline  through short terms training programs. The main purpose for organizing  this training workshop is to educate young researchers/teachers about different research methods and techniques.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Keeping in view the dire need of research and promote the research culture among the young faculty members to become a good researchers, LI Division is going to conduct 3- days workshop on Research Methodology for the teachers which is the dire need of present time as majority of faculty members are involved in research writing.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>a)  Venue</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Faculty Training and Development Centre University of Baluchistan Quetta.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> b)   Date</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">       April 05-07,2017</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>c)   Mode of operation</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Timing of the workshop will be 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. Each day of the course 4- lectures will be held</p><p><strong>Resource Persons</strong><br><br>Resource Persons will be arranged locally except of two Resource Persons from Islamabad.  </p><p><strong>Target Group</strong><br><br> 30- teachers from university and its affiliated degree colleges will attend this Course</p><p>​<br><div style="text-align:left;"><strong>f)</strong>   <strong>Course Coordinator</strong></div><br>                 Dr. Saubia Ramzan<br><br>                 Chairperson<br><br>                 Faculty Training and Development Centrre<br><br>                 University of Baluchistan Quetta </p>04-04-2017 08:06:2121{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



51st Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meetinghttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/WebBanner8.jpg, Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meeting<div style="text-align:justify;">Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) is a primary member of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and collaborates with the APAN members and neighboring NRENs for the promotion of Research & Education. The Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) corporation was formed in 1997 has now become a key driver in promoting and facilitating network-enabled research and education activities in the Asia Pacific.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">APAN members include entities representing research and education network interests in the countries/economies of Asia and Oceania.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">The APAN Meetings are done to co-ordinate and promote network technology developments and advances in network-based applications and services across the Asia-Pacific region. APAN, has led to significant improvements in educational outcomes by providing the foundation for a knowledge-based economy; allows educators and students to share knowledge and to discover and learn remotely; enhances the ability of all member economies to participate in global collaborative innovation through unprecedented access to digital resources, instrumentation and expertise for education, research and societal benefit; provides access to scarce or expensive educational and research resources around the Asia Pacific region and across the globe; leads to the saving and improvement of lives and property as a result of implementing advanced communications that support the well-being of the populations; and catalyze and stimulate the information economy by demonstrating new network enabled services, by acting as an incubator for technology transfer to industry, and as a springboard for innovation.</div>21-01-2021 20:25:41{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
International Conference Quality Assurance Systemhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/QAAHero-Banner.jpg, Conference Quality Assurance System<p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="box-sizing:content-box;">To take the quality enhancement agenda forward, Higher Education Commission Pakistan (HEC) is organizing a conference in collaboration with the Council for Higher Education and Accreditation (CHEA), US and United Sates Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP). This conference aims to advance mutual understanding of international quality assurance standards by bringing together selected members of CHEA's International Quality Group. </span></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="box-sizing:content-box;">It will provide an opportunity for Pakistani university leaders to learn from the experience of the countries and universities including Europe, US, Malaysia and Turkey and share the Pakistani experience with others, especially those countries that are in the phase of building their higher education systems; like India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.</span></p>03-12-2019 17:25:18{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineeringhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpg, International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering<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 17:37:00{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



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