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Common exam plan finds favour with universities

Council of University Presidents of Thailand

The common direct-entrance exams being developed by the Council of University Presidents of Thailand have been well received, the council said, as the system is believed to be fairer to potential students. The council recently held a meeting on developments in the university admission system at the Office of the Higher Education Commission (Ohec). The meeting agreed in principle to ... Read More »

HEC asked to continue financial grants to universities in Sindh

Higher Education Commission

Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has asked the authorities of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to continue proper financial grant to the universities of Sindh till 2015 as per commitment made in National Finance Commission (NFC) Award in 2010 failing which the matter would be taken to the Council of Common Interest (CCI). Presiding over a meeting of vice ... Read More »

Asian universities adopt strategies to boost rankings

Asia Exchange Scholarship

University enrolment continues to grow across Asia. A new report from the Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS) has analysed ways in which countries across the region can accommodate more students while strengthening the quality of their university programmes and research. Titled “Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding Up”, the report will be released in Bangkok on May 19 next ... Read More »

HEC cannot provide funds to SZAB Medical University

Higher Education Commission

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has formally conveyed that it cannot provide funds to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) at least for next three years because according to existing rules only relevant federal or provincial government bears total expenditures of any new university for a specific time period, sources said here on Sunday. Sources said HEC Executive Director ... Read More »

Standardised testing: Universities to have separate policies on MPhil admissions

Punjab-University

Public universities across the province are likely to do away with the uniform eligibility criteria for admissions to MPhil programmes and set up separate rules after the Lahore High Court (LHC) declared National Testing Service (NTS) illegal on Saturday. The court had ruled that the universities were under no legal obligation to base admission decisions on NTS results. It said ... Read More »

Pakistan: Public sector universities may face crisis-like situation

Higher Education Commission

The public sector universities and Higher Education Commission (HEC) may face crisis-like situation in running their routine affairs as all of them have also been bracketed in ‘autonomous bodies’ and asked to comply with the directives of the federal government to show the door to their contractual employees, sources told this scribe. Sources said that the Establishment Division has asked ... Read More »

HEC awards NOC to Karak University

Higher Education Commission

The Vice Chancellor of the Karak University, Professor Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Khattak expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the authorities at HEC and congratulated the employees of the University for the extraordinary achievement. A press release here stated that the authorities of the Higher Education Commission inspection team visited the University on January 31 to examine and evaluate the University’s potential ... Read More »

Pakistani, Belgian universities to undertake research in areas of mutual interest

Higher Education Commission

Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Engr. Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani in a meeting with Ambassador of Belgium in Pakistan Peter Claes discussed prospects of cooperation between Pakistani and Belgian universities. The Chairman and the Ambassador agreed to encourage higher learning institutions in both the countries to conduct joint research after identifying areas of mutual interest. The Chairman briefed the Ambassador about ... Read More »

Pakistan: HEC releases list of unrecognised universities

Higher Education Commission

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a list of private universities not recognised by HEC, warning students and their parents to ensure the status of the university or institute from the website of the commission before seeking admission.  The press statement issued by Higher Education Commission says that it will not recognise any degree or certificates issued by these ... Read More »

Pakistan: Fata University remains elusive

Higher Education Commission

The newly appointed vice-chancellor of Fata University, which is yet to take material shape, has a Herculean task at hand since he is facing a host of problems in making this higher education facility functional for the students of conflict-hit tribal areas. Prof Shafiqur Rehman, who was earlier working as chairman of environmental sciences department, was relieved of his service ... Read More »

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