Cancer Research Center Soon erect at Punjab varsity

A two day Group of Intellectuals and Researchers of Pakistan (GRIP’s) second international symposium held at Punjab University Faisal Auditorium with reference to cancer sciences, pharmaceutical, research, oncology, food-agricultural sciences and technology by national and international organizations.

Cancer Research Center Soon erect at Punjab varsity

The symposium, exhibition jointly structured by Group of Intellectuals and Researchers of Pakistan (GRIP), Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, Punjab Food Authority, Punjab Health Department, Surgical Oncology Society, various pharmaceutical companies academic and research institutions.

Professor Niaz Ahmad Punjab University Vice Chancellor has announced to establish cancer research center at Punjab University. A welcoming sign that academia and industry were joining hands in this regard.

Prof Niaz added that there was need of working against cancer at national level and it is the obligation of the institutions of research and higher erudition to dole out humanity.

Higher authorities are obliged to work for providing reasonably priced medicine to cure such diseases to put a stop to severe hazards. He appreciated the efforts of Dr Zeeshan Danish for launching Pakistan Cancer Awareness Program (P-CAP) to create awareness among people adjacent to the disease.

Dr Zeeshan Danish chief organizer, Dr Hamid Saeed, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, Institute of Agricultural Sciences Director Prof Dr Saleem Haider, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tahseen Zameer, senior faculty members, legislative body of diverse pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing institutions and a bulky number of students were there on the international symposium.

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Co2 Smart Executive Club launched at NED University

“CO2 Smart Executive Club” initiative launched at NED University of Engineering and Technology by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail aimed to demonstrate the effects of plantation in real time to ensure oxygen friendly environment.

Co2 Smart Executive Club launched at NED University

The Geo-tagging technology for plantation would be ensured to keep a watch on the saplings planted under “The carbon dioxide (CO2) smart Executive club.”

The smart executive club is working on devising a method under Geo-tagging technology to ballpark proportion of oxygen and carbon dioxide in dissimilar areas of the city and consequently by planting more saplings in carbon dioxide CO2 condensed areas to make sure oxygen friendly environment.

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Imran Ismail prominence the Clean and Green Pakistan initiative of the present government that lessens the unpleasant climate change and global warming effects in the country.

He further added that the subject matter and the unique move were of major worth and also very close to the accomplishments of the government. The generation and sharing of knowledge on this count is absolutely going to get better prospects of the country.

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DOU Signed between HEC & CAS on Earth Sciences

Confer to the establishment of Pak-China Research Centre on Earth Sciences Document of Understanding (DOU) was signed between Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan with an aim to improve resilience to natural hazards.

DOU Signed between HEC & CAS on Earth Sciences

Delegation of Chinese Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment visited Pakistan to discussed DOU. The CPJRC anticipated to have a Board of Governors who’s Co-Chairmen would be President CAS and Chairman HEC.

Chengdu-based Professor Yu Lei admired Pakistan government’s efforts in strengthening academic research and scientific ties between the two countries. Professor Lei emphasized that CAS planned to endow CPJRC with a modern and technically-advanced infrastructure with a cutting-edge lab having supercomputers and hi-tech facilities housed in it.

Mudassir Tipu, highlighted the China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences (CPJRC) that play a significant role in promoting safety, security, and resilience of the projects and will also help acquire strongest bond between academic and scientific community.

According to the conditions of DOU Pakistani students will be encouraged to embark on higher studies and advanced research in China on spirited basis. Furthermore, DOU will create opportunities for ensuing applied research between educational institutions of two countries.

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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.

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HEC suspended many varsities for indigenous scholarships

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad has suspended indigenous PhD and MPhil scholarships in around 150 universities. HEC reaffirmed only 66 universities for awarding indigenous scholarships of batch-V out of 200 public and private sector universities across the country.

HEC suspended many varsities for indigenous scholarships

The list of universities in the federal have been approved for scholarships includes National University of Modern Languages (NUML), COMSATS University of Information Technology, Air University, Bahria University, Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Institute of Space Technology,

International Islamic University, Islamabad, National University of Sciences & Technology, National Institute of Psychology of Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Quaid-i-Azam University.

A total of 2031 ingenious scholarships were awarded for under graduate, post graduate, and PhD studies under diverse schemes during financial year 2017-18. Apart from some other schemes, the government had planned to produce 25000 PhDs locally under indigenous fellowship Program in vision 20-25. Before this, the HEC formally admitted that there is shortage of 38000 PhD scholars in the country.

The educationists are also deliberate over this decision. Former chairman of HEC, Dr Atta Ur Rehman said that after 2008, the government as well as the commission administration ruined the quality of education in varsities. Dr Rehman, who is also among the pioneers of HEC said, “Number of universities now in the country is increased very significantly but nobody focused on the quality of education.”

Criticizing the pronouncement, Atta Ur Rehman said that it was very surprising that indigenous scholarship programs, which buoyant as well as economically supported poor students, were being suspended. He said that the incumbent administration should re-store all important projects that had been shut down.

HEC chairman Dr Tariq Banuri fortified the decision. He maintained that there were quality issues in some varsities due to which they have been exempted from this program. “The quality education in our higher education sector is my first priority” he claimed and reaffirmed that no university or individual having substandard system would be given any kind of concession in this regard.

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