MULTAN -- The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC
) has planned to set up faculty development academy to enhance capacity building of public varsities and colleges teachers from the next academic year.
Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin, chairperson of the PHEC
, along with noted literary personalities would inaugurate the festival.
Dr Nizamuddin said the PHEC
had introduced thematic research grants for post-doctoral fellowships, awarding150 travel grants to scholars of provincially chartered universities to present their research work at international conferences.
The meeting was presided over by its chairperson Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin at PHEC
Secretariat and attended by HED Secretary Barrister Nabeel A.
They met with the senior management of PHEC
and principals from five existing community colleges of Punjab.
The delegates also held a meeting with the PHEC
senior management and principals from five community colleges of Punjab.
Hamid Mukhtar and other executive have said that the temporary appointment of Secretary HED as PHEC
Chairman was based on malafide intention of bureaucracy as it wanted to bring higher education system under its clutches.
The committee chairman, Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, said that the provincial universities cherished the existence of PHEC
and the additional funding they were getting from the commission for foreign post-doctoral fellowships, faculty development trainings, split PhD programme, international travel grants, career counselling centres and indigenous post-doctoral programmes.
Meanwhile, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC
) spokesperson Dr Shahid Saroya has also rubbished the news-item, claiming the propaganda was aimed at creating uncertainty among the students and teachers.
Arshad Ali revealed that HEC has constituted a four-member committee jointly with PHEC
to investigate the matter.
Chairman Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin stated that the decision to introduce student- teacher database is going to be a helpful step in the higher education scenario of the province.
Vice Chancellor UoE, DrFiazul Hasan and Chairman PHEC
, DrNizamud Din inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to formally collaborate for setting up of APD.