Academic institutions urged to work for flood victims

Islamabad : The Higher Education Commission (HEC) held a meeting of the heads of private sector universities to seek suggestions and for providing immediate, short-term and long-term support to the flood victims. “Being a beacon for the society, the universities have a great role to play in presenting viable solutions to the problem of floods […]

HEC scholarship in medicine in Cuba

Islamabad: The government of Cuba through the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has offered one undergraduate scholarship in the field of medicine (MBBS) for Pakistani nationals for the year 2022-23. According to sources, as per basic eligibility criteria, at least 70 per cent or above marks are required in FSc/A level (pre-medical) & 60 per […]

Universities urged to conduct solution oriented research

Islamabad : The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairperson Dr. Shaista Sohail has asked the universities to conduct solution oriented research. While talking to media, she said that the universities play a pivotal role in educating and training students. Every year students after completing their education secure jobs in various industries, enterprises in public and private […]

HEC’s increased budget reflects govt’s commitment towards education

Islamabad : Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain on Friday said that increased budgetary allocations for Higher Education Commission (HEC) were evident of the present government’s commitment towards education. The minister was speaking to a delegation of World Bank led by Country Director Najy Benhassine. Operations Manager Gailius Draugelis, Senior Economist […]

VCs of KP varsities concerned at huge cut in recurrent grants

PESHAWAR: Expressing serious concern over the huge cut in the recurrent grants for Higher Education Commission for the fiscal year 2022-23, the vice-chancellors of public sector universities on Wednesday urged the HEC not to accept the trimmed funds and press the government to make sufficient allocation for running the higher education institutions in a smooth […]

Process to appoint VCs of six KP varsities nears completion

PESHAWAR: The process for appointment of vice-chancellors of six public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is nearing completion as a summary suggesting 18 candidates with a panel of three for each university has been moved for final approval on Tuesday. The interviews for the purpose were held in Islamabad on Sunday and Monday. A total […]

$19m US-Pak initiative launched

Islamabad : The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the government of Pakistan, launched a $19 million, five-year programme here Thursday to improve Pakistan’s higher education system and increase the employability of university graduates. Titled ‘Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA),’ the project was launched at a high-profile event attended by […]

President asks HEC to take steps against Baloch students’ harassment, racial profiling

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Vice-Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad to take necessary measures to avoid incidents of harassment and racial profiling of Baloch students at the university campuses. The president passed these directions after hearing the grievances of Baloch students in compliance with […]

FAPUASA demands increase in HEC budget

LAHORE:The Executive Council of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) Punjab Chapter has demanded increase in the recurring budget of the federal HEC as public sector universities are in a severe economic crisis. A meeting of the FAPUASA Punjab chaired by its president Prof Dr Muhammad Azhar Naeem was held here on […]

HEC launches online equivalence facility for foreign degrees

Islamabad:The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched a completely paperless online system for equivalence of degrees awarded by the foreign universities in order to facilitate students at their door step. According to the HEC, the online facility available w.e.f. April 25, 2022. The applicants will no more be required to submit hard copies of their […]