PTA, ISOC & COMSATS to endow ‘Online Interactive Remote Education’

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)  accompanying with Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau and COMSATS Internet Services Limited to endow with online interactive remote education to 6thgradestudents of a Government Girls High School in rural Multan; connected last year as part of ISOC’s Wireless for Communities (W4C) program.

The remote education project aimed to make available free extra academic help to students for better understanding of their study material. This enhancement education has been delivered by conveying an exclusive learning experience that is basically different from their all-purpose textbooks.

TeleTaleem, a well-known and knowledgeable tele-education contributor was also hired to bring real-time online lectures of English, Mathematics and Science through an interactive classroom environment from Islamabad.
The content delivered by teachers had been intended to make more use of activities, conceptual approach, substitute education and online resources.

Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, said that the government has always been encouraging of ideas that make the best use of innovative technologies.

The Internet is the core of socio-economic development in future and this project has been introduced so that young girls could competently use the internet.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)

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List of recognised universities in Lahore, Pakistan

Ali Institute Of Education, Lahore
Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
Forman Christian College, Lahore
Government College University, Lahore, Lahore
Hajvery University, Lahore
Information Technology University, Lahore
Institute Of Management Sciences, Lahore
Lahore Garrison University, Lahore
Lahore Leads University, Lahore
Lahore School Of Economics, Lahore
LUMS Lahore University Of Management Sciences, Lahore
Minhaj University, Lahore
National College Of Business Administration And Economics, Lahore, Lahore
Nur International University, Lahore
Punjab Tianjin University of Technology, Lahore
Qarshi University (lhr), Lahore
The Superior University, Lahore
University of Lahore
University Of Central Punjab, Lahore
University Of Education, Lahore
University Of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Lahore
University Of Management And Technology, Lahore
University Of South Asia, Lahore
University Of The Punjab, Lahore
Virtual University Of Pakistan, Lahore

Sub Campus
Comsats Institute Of Information Technology( Lahore Campus ), Lahore
Bahria University, Islamabad
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (FAST)
National University of Modern Language, Islamabad
The Riphah International University, Rawalpindi
University of Gujrat, Gujrat
University of Sargodha, Sargodha

Please visit the HEC.Gov.PK for further verification/ information.

Reference: http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/universities/pages/recognised.aspx

Chinese Universities will facilitate the Pakistani students

Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of Mission at Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, has said that the Chinese universities will facilitate the Pakistani students to acquire education in different fields in Chinese universities while addressing the certificate-awarding ceremony after inaugurating the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.

With the establishment of HAINA by Huawei, a Chinese organization and GIK Institute have consented to cooperate to build up a working relationship and bridge the information and communication technology knowledge and skills gap.

Through the HAINA program, Huawei and GIK Institute will cooperate to help the regional information and communication technology education, share information and make more openings.

The coordinated effort will offer the students a great opportunity and chance to take in the most recent industrial trends and technological advancement toward becoming Huawei certified in support of ensuing professions in the ICT business.

Zhao said that in 2010, the number of Pakistani students in Chinese universities was 5000 and it becomes double in numbers in 2016 with 22000 students. The Chinese universities are destination of various Pakistani students and their number is expected to rise further,” he added.

About China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said that Pakistan and China focus on the framework of energy provision and upgrading the infrastructure. He said the rest of the areas of this project would soon be taken after. He said that under the CEPC industry, production and transport would be completed after the energy and infrastructure up gradation.

Jahangir Bashar rector GIK said that GIK Institute already had substantial academic connections with Chinese universities. We have signed MoUs with Northwestern Polytechnic University, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,” he said. “We need to do much more together, particularly in the context of the CPEC,”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ghulam Abbas, director HAINA said that through the HAINA programme, we would be able to equipped students with skills and cut edge technology.

“It is a pride for the GIK Institute to be first among all newly selected HAINAs in Pakistan to complete the first batch of training,”

The ceremony was attended by Shamsul Mulk, president of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST), Shakil Durrani, Executive Director SOPREST, Jahangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof Dr Jamilun Nabi, Pro-Rector (academic ), Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (Admin and Finance), faculty members and students of GIK Institute.

Reference: www.technologytimes.pk

Ahsan approves HEC’s development budget worth Rs 45 bn for 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP):Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal on Monday approved allocation of
Rs 45 billion for the development budget of Higher Education Commission (HEC) under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19 despite HEC’s recommendation to allocate Rs 35 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.
Chairing a meeting of Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) here, the minister said that in order to compete with the developed nations in higher education, research, science and technology sectors, it was essential to allocate maximum possible funding.
He said in the current international scenario, it was our national responsibility to move forward in the realm of knowledge and quality research as we can compete the world only by establishing knowledge based economy.
The minister directed the HEC authorities to prepare doable projects to ensure more competitive higher education based on modern techniques and technology.
It may be mentioned here that the current government has increased the HEC development budget by over 135 per cent during previous five years.

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MUET organizes IEEEP 33rd all Pakistan Engineering Students Seminar and CPEC University Support Program lecture

PR: While speaking about university Support program (CUSP), Consultant China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad Lt-Gen (retired) Muhammad Asghar said that the HEC would enhance the potential of higher education institutions for supporting socio-economic transformation under CPEC with a focus on development of quality human resource, civilizational harmony and knowledge inputs.

“CUSP means a turning point that manifests transition from historical period to the next,” he said this while speaking as guest of honour to participants of a program titled 33rd IEEEP (Institution of electrical & electronic Engineers Pakistan, Karachi center) All Pakistan Students’ Seminar in collaboration with Faculty of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro held at main auditorium of MUET .

Consultant CPEC Lt-Gen Muhammad Asghar threw light on planning parameters of Pakistan vision 2025 that there were seven pillars or priority areas including first connectivity: modernizing transport infrastructure and regional connectivity to support economy that is well-integrated with regional development like CPEC.

He said that secondly people first consisted of developing social and human capital and empowering women; thirdly growth:  sustained indigenous and inclusive growth while protecting natural resources and addressing impact of climate change; fourthly governance: democratic governance, institutional reforms and modernization of public sector. He said that fifthly pillar included security: energy, water and food security, sixthly entrepreneurship: private sector and entrepreneurship growth and seventhly and finally knowledge economy: developing competitive knowledge economy through value addition.

He also highlighted planning parameters of sustainable development goals (SDGs) encompassing no poverty; zero hunger; good health and well-being; quality education; gender equality; clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation and infrastructure and reduced inequalities. He continued SDGs by including sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; climate action; life below water; life on land; peace, justice and strong institutions and partnerships for the goals.

He said that CPEC long-term plan had another seven facets consisting of connectivity including infrastructure for integrated transport system and establishment of digital corridor; energy-related infrastructure; trade and industrial parts; agriculture and poverty alleviation; tourism and development of ocean economy; cooperation in areas concerning people’s livelihood and non-governmental exchanges and financial cooperation and border management. He divided the CPEC long-term plan into timelines — short-term, mid-term and long-term from 2020 to 2030.

Speaking as chief guest, IEEEP president and National Transmission Dispatch Company (NTDC) technical general manager Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan said that this event gave opportunity to all young students and future engineers to present their project based research work which could lead towards conducting collaborative industrial research in order to meet indigenous technological needs of the country.

He said that IEEEP recognized this significant contribution and hoped its continuity in future. He congratulated all those who were part of this institution, organizing committee, technical experts while providing technical support for arranging this mega event.

Thanking all guests and organizing committee, MUET vice chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam Uqaili said that the university transformed and evolved from undergraduate degree awarding institute to research one (university) in the past 10 years. “MUET is committed to raise research quality by employing PhD’s in conventional fields as well as in emerging areas of engineering and technology,” he said. He stated that students of the varsity regularly had been participating in IEEEP students seminar as it is an honour for MUET to hold this event.

“IoT (Internet-of-Things), cloud and big data are distinct technologies that have proressed separately with passage of time. Recently, it is observed that these technologies are getting interdependent to each other by means of processing information through connected mediums,” Sungkyunkwan University Seoul South Korea department of computer education PhD assistant professor Dr Nawab Muhammad Faseeh Qureshi said.

He stated that recent research challenges in resolving convergence problems during large-scale data processing in a distributing big data environment. He illustrated cloud, big data and IoT with examples.

MUET Faculty of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Dean and distinguished national professor Dr Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry who was also Chief Organizer and technical coordinator of the seminar gave awards and certificates to guests and participations, while engineer Dr Farzana Rauf Abro who was the convener of the seminar paid a vote of thanks. Prof Dr BS Chowdhry informed that it is first time that 20 groups of final-year students belonging to 13 national and international, public and private universities presented their research papers on various topics during two technical sessions and masters students were also invited to submit their posters for the competition.

Later on, MUET Pro vice chancellor Dr Tauha Hussain Ali inaugurated poster exhibition held at gallery of main auditorium varsity (MUET) where he encouraged around 45 participants who were final-year and Masters students of various national private and public varsities in the country. The IEEEP Chairman Engr Irfan Ahmed thanked Vice Chancellor MUET and Dean FEECE Prof BS Chowdhry for organizing the great event in befitting manner  having participation of  more than 600 students, faculty members, and professional from Industry.

Engr Naveed Ansari, IEEEP Vice President South announced the result of Winners in the paper and posters competition.

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