HEC wins 15 medals in weightlifting championship

KARACHI:The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has secured 2nd position in the Inter-Departmental Weightlifting Championship (Junior Category) in addition to grabbing 15 medals, including four gold, six silver, and five bronze medals.   The national senior and junior Inter-Departmental Weightlifting Championship was held at Railway Stadium, Garhi Shahu, Lahore under the auspices of Pakistan Weightlifting FeRead More…

HEC awards 10 projects worth Rs150m for research on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD:In response to COVID-19 crisis, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) launched a focused Rapid Research Grant (RRG) in April 2020 to engage academia in research around the clinical management of this epidemic. The grant is aimed to encourage academic research to strengthen clinical management or public health response against this virus.   Under the specialized research initiative, potential projRead More…

National Technology Council Committed to Improving Quality of Technology Education

Islamabad, October 28, 2020 (PPI-OT):The National Technology Council (NTC) is committed to working for the betterment of engineering technologists and improving the overall standards of technology education and curriculum in the light of contemporary challenges. This was stated by Chairman NTC Imtiaz Gilani while chairing the 6th NTC meeting held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri alsRead More…

91 Sri Lankan Students Win Scholarship to Study in Pakistan

Islamabad, October 27, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has awarded Allama Iqbal Scholarship to 91 Sri Lankan students for Fall-2020 / Spring-2021 sessions to pursue higher education in Pakistani universities, under Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme.
The selected students have started arriving in Pakistan and so far 27 students have reached Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi Read More…

All genuine demands of TTS Faculty will be fulfilled: HEC

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Tariq Banuri assured the faculty members working under Tenure Track System (TTS) that the Commission has already made a decision to accept their genuine demands. He stated this on Monday while talking to a delegation of TTS faculty members who met him at the HEC Secretariat in Islamabad. He was accompanied by Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail and Member OpRead More…

Dr. Shaista Sohail joins HEC as executive director

Islamabad, October 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): Dr. Shaista Sohail, a BPS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service has joined the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan as its Executive Director. With a doctorate in International Relations from Geneva School of Diplomacy, Switzerland and Master’s in Economics from Punjab University, Dr. Shaista Sohail brings with her a diverse experience of serving at nationaRead More…

HEC approves 224 cases of PhD scholars for International Research Support Initiative Programme

Islamabad, September 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has approved 224 cases of PhD scholars for International Research Support Initiative Programme (IRSIP), in addition to seven cases of Partial Support for PhD Studies Abroad. The Selection Committee’s meeting was held at HEC Secretariat Islamabad, with Executive Director Dr. Fateh Marri in the chair.
Under IRSIP, HEC offers a six-month resRead More…

HEC and Huawei Pakistan Launch ‘Seeds for the Future’ Program 2020

Islamabad, September 22, 2020 (PPI-OT): Huawei Pakistan together with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has launched the Seeds for the Future program 2020, a 5-day long culture and ICT technologies learning program where 32 brilliant engineering students from Pakistan will attend the online training together with students from Kenya.
The program first launched in Pakistan in 2015. Since then, 55 students haRead More…

(District): No of Pakistani students on Erasmus Mundus Scholarship rises three-fold

Karachi:The number of Pakistani students selected for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship to study in Europe has gone up almost three fold in the last three years, from 46 in 2017, to 126 for the academic year 2020-21, including 64 men and 62 women. With 126 scholarships out of a global total of 2,542, Pakistan now ranks third in world, having moved up one slot from its fourth position in 20Read More…

Universities preparing for reopening of campuses

Islamabad, September 05, 2020 (PPI-OT): Universities nationwide are developing policies and procedures in expectation of a governmental decision to reopen campuses from September 15, 2020, and in the light of guidance provided by HEC.
The 31st Vice Chancellors Committee Meeting was held online, and attended by over 150 Vice Chancellors and Rectors from across the country. The meeting considered various options on relRead More…