Posts tagged ‘Higher Education Commission’

July 1, 2011

University of Education discontinues double degree programme


UoE discontinues double degree programme
Lahore: The University of Education (UoE) has announced that the double degree programme based on master’s and graduation level in science and arts is being discontinued from academic year 2011 beginning from September this year.


The decision has been taken on the instructions of the Higher Education Commission.


Announcing this decision, UoE Registrar Bashir Ahmad Chaudhry said the one-year B.Ed and M.Ed programme would continue as per HEC policy. He said the university would issue two degrees to students who would seek admission to double degree programme of spring session 2011 and fall 2010. He said the degrees of students of 2004-05 and 2005-06 sessions would be considered equivalent to the 14-year BSc degree. A list of graduates who had obtained these degrees was being sent to the HEC so that they do not face any problems in future. It may be mentioned that a meeting of HEC officials and UoE management was held in February to discuss the double degree issue. Former acting vice-chancellor Prof Dr Farhat Saleem, QEC director Dr Saeed Akhter, Division of Arts and Social Sciences director Dr Muzaffar Abbas and other senior faculty members informed HEC officials about degree programmes of the university as well as planned programmes.


HEC Executive Director Dr Sohail Naqvi and other commission officials had approved the commencement of four-year B.Ed (Honours) Programme and Associate Degree in Education (ADE).


Moreover, the HEC had suggested direct admission to M.Phil and PhD. The officials had ordered discontinuation of M.Phil leading to PhD programme. Dawn

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July 1, 2011

HEC Foreign Funded Scholarship IUHW Japan scholarhsip Program

International University of Healt & Welfare (IUHW) Japan scholarhsip Program for Eligible students from Asian Countries and Regions 2012

Introduction:

International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), Japan has announced the Scholarship Program for Asian students, in the fields of health care and welfare service, to study at IUHW from the session beginning in April, 2012. The applications are to be routed / sent through Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. The details of the scholarship announced by IUHW are as under:

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July 1, 2011

The News Education Expo ends after grand show


The News Education Expo ends after grand show
Lahore: The News Education Expo 11 attracting a large number of visitors on its second day concluded here on Tuesday.


Most of the students who visited the expo were also accompanied by their parents who showed a keen interest in the event and explored stalls to select institutes for their studies.


The two-day mega educational event, organised by the Jang Media Group, had started on Monday and thousands of people visited it. The halls of the PC Hotel remained jam-packed with a large number of people who were seen collecting information from stalls.


Tauseef, a visiting student, said the expo had proved more useful than his expectation as free information about academic programmes of universities was available there. He said it was a great experience to see representatives of so many universities under one roof.


A number of other visitors also lauded the efforts of the Jang Group for organizing the event just ahead of admission season.


Bilal Malik, assistant marketing manager of CFE Group of Colleges, termed the expo a right platform to directly interact with the target audience.


“The event also provided us with an opportunity to present a complete picture of CFE Group of Colleges,” he added.


Assistant Director of STEP Institute, Wajiha Daud, said that her institute had received a good response from students in the expo. She, however, said that most of the students lacked a focused approach towards their future academic plans, and added, “We did our best to guide them in this regard too.”


Cultural Affairs Officer at US Consulate, Lahore, Kathryn Kiser, who was present at the stall of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) appreciated the efforts of the organisers and termed The News Education Expo 11 a good experience. She said education in the US was really challenging academically owing to which it was a favourite destination for many international students, including those from Pakistan. She was of the view that student exchange programmes between the US and Pakistan should be promoted. She said the USEFP and the Education USA had their active presence in Pakistan and were guiding the students for their future academic plans in the US.


Sahar Sadiq, student development executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), said her organisation was the UK-based and had presence in 168 countries, including Pakistan. She said it was good to see lots of students and most of them were accompanied by their parents which showed interest and confidence of people in the expo.


SKANS School of Accountancy’s manager marketing Mahvash Khan also said it was good to see parents discussing future academic plans of their children.


Nadeem Alvi, who introduced himself as programme coordinator of Pharmacy Department at the Hajvery University, said the students were provided with detailed information about various academic programmes offered by his university. He said free blood group, blood sugar and BMI tests of the visitors were also conducted by the Pharmacy Department of the Hajvery University in the expo.


Ejaz Rahi, education counselling manager at Falcon Education and Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd, also termed the expo a great success and said the visitors were given free briefing on the UK education policy and other admission-related information.


It is pertinent to mention here that the University of Lahore was platinum sponsor of the expo while gold sponsors were Aloha Mental Arithmetic, University of South Asia, USA, KIPS College, Qarshi University, University of Management and Technology , UMT, Superior Group of Colleges, Hajvery University, Global Institute, Institute of Business Management, Pakistan School of Fashion and Design, Higher Education Commission, ATS Training Institute, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants , CIMA, USEFP, HR Consultants, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Radio FM 91,The news

June 30, 2011

ITCN Asia 2010

ABOUT ITCN ASIA – Growth from a country event to a regional event

From its inception in 2001, ITCN Asia, now being organized for the 10th consecutive year, has grown up as the biggest IT & Telecom extravaganza of Pakistan. Most powerful brands of the world will showcase their state-of-the-art products and services which would allow the user community to get exposure to a wide range of technology and solutions under one roof. Most importantly, it would provide an opportunity for business-to-business alliances, leveraging their mutual strengths. ITCN Asia Exhibitions & Conferences have been playing a pivotal role in landmarking the image of Pakistan on the world IT Map, bringing in huge foreign and local investments in the Country.

Over the years ITCN Asia has grown from a country event to a regional event. Just a few years ago there were very few companies with quality certifications. Today, we have over 100 ISO certified companies, the thrust on quality was continued with two new projects targeted to take five companies to CMM level 5 and 30 companies to CMMi level 3 and above.

// In addition to Quality certifications and standardization processes, the industry requires Human Resource, Space and Bandwidth. We have an approved Public Sector Development project under which training programs, tailored to the specific needs of the Industry, are implemented by the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB). In addition to this, several other HR development programs are planned through the Telecom R&D Fund, where existing IT graduates are provided opportunity to seek apprenticeship and become more productive. Higher Education Commission created stronger Industry-Academia linkages and took other steps so that the quality of fresh graduates was improved.

Software Technology Parks (STPs) are being set up in all the major cities. In Islamabad one International Technology Park (ITP)is already in operation in Awami Markaz, while land has already been earmarked for other STPs. In Lahore, certain areas have been identified and are being finalized. In Karachi an ITP is already in operation in Caesar Tower, while, land has been acquired opposite Civic Centre for a 47 storey high IT Tower, where construction would commence soon. On the bandwidth front, until very recently, there was only a single optic fiber cable for International connectivity. Today, we have 3 separate submarine cables for International connectivity. This will provide the much needed resilience to our data networks.

// ITCN Asia 2010 Exhibition is, where you will see newer & latest technologies and solutions in action. It is the foremost electronic business event for the enterprise decision makers in this region. Spanning 3 days on 3 – 5 August 2010, the Exhibition at Karachi Expo Centre, forms the core of IT Industry of the world. Yet another opportunity to showcase IT & Telecom products and interact with serious traffic, ITCN Asia 2010 is a one-stop shop where you can “test drive” all the products on your hit list. The Exhibition would serve as a comprehensive showcase of the latest in technology, equipment and machinery as well as allied services, simultaneously providing investors with a definite outlook of the regional IT & Telecom Industry and an opportunity to meet their prospective counterparts and business partners.

ITCN Asia 2010 is part of ITCN series that catapulted the local IT Industry, introducing Karachi as the regional IT hub attracting major IT players from all over the world.

June 30, 2011

ITCN ASIA 2010

ABOUT ITCN ASIA – Growth from a country event to a regional event

From its inception in 2001, ITCN Asia, now being organized for the 10th consecutive year, has grown up as the biggest IT & Telecom extravaganza of Pakistan. Most powerful brands of the world will showcase their state-of-the-art products and services which would allow the user community to get exposure to a wide range of technology and solutions under one roof. Most importantly, it would provide an opportunity for business-to-business alliances, leveraging their mutual strengths. ITCN Asia Exhibitions & Conferences have been playing a pivotal role in landmarking the image of Pakistan on the world IT Map, bringing in huge foreign and local investments in the Country.

Over the years ITCN Asia has grown from a country event to a regional event. Just a few years ago there were very few companies with quality certifications. Today, we have over 100 ISO certified companies, the thrust on quality was continued with two new projects targeted to take five companies to CMM level 5 and 30 companies to CMMi level 3 and above.
In addition to Quality certifications and standardization processes, the industry requires Human Resource, Space and Bandwidth. We have an approved Public Sector Development project under which training programs, tailored to the specific needs of the Industry, are implemented by the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB). In addition to this, several other HR development programs are planned through the Telecom R&D Fund, where existing IT graduates are provided opportunity to seek apprenticeship and become more productive. Higher Education Commission created stronger Industry-Academia linkages and took other steps so that the quality of fresh graduates was improved.

Software Technology Parks (STPs) are being set up in all the major cities. In Islamabad one International Technology Park (ITP)is already in operation in Awami Markaz, while land has already been earmarked for other STPs. In Lahore, certain areas have been identified and are being finalized. In Karachi an ITP is already in operation in Caesar Tower, while, land has been acquired opposite Civic Centre for a 47 storey high IT Tower, where construction would commence soon. On the bandwidth front, until very recently, there was only a single optic fiber cable for International connectivity. Today, we have 3 separate submarine cables for International connectivity. This will provide the much needed resilience to our data networks.

ITCN Asia 2010 Exhibition is, where you will see newer & latest technologies and solutions in action. It is the foremost electronic business event for the enterprise decision makers in this region. Spanning 3 days on 3 – 5 August 2010, the Exhibition at Karachi Expo Centre, forms the core of IT Industry of the world. Yet another opportunity to showcase IT & Telecom products and interact with serious traffic, ITCN Asia 2010 is a one-stop shop where you can “test drive” all the products on your hit list. The Exhibition would serve as a comprehensive showcase of the latest in technology, equipment and machinery as well as allied services, simultaneously providing investors with a definite outlook of the regional IT & Telecom Industry and an opportunity to meet their prospective counterparts and business partners.

ITCN Asia 2010 is part of ITCN series that catapulted the local IT Industry, introducing Karachi as the regional IT hub attracting major IT players from all over the world.