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  • Pakistan Chairs in 14 foreign universities lying vacant

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Chairs in 14 different international universities, which are supposed to be instrumental for image building of the country, have been lying vacant for five to 10 years...

    On the other hand, India’s all 300 Chairs in foreign universities are said to be filled...

  • Deradicalising our universities

    HEC’s current counterterrorism strategy is to establish a “directorate of students” within universities so that challenges faced by “students and staff would be registered, analysed and resolved”...

    Should one laugh or cry?Down the chain of command it’s no better: Karachi University’s vice chancellor denied responsibility even after being presented police evidence that a terrorist network Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP) was operating...

  • Private universities

    THE present educational system is based on the principle of earning money only so as to fill the coffers of the owners of schools, colleges, universities and coaching centres...

    In private universities, the same lecturer teaches, sets question papers, checks them and prepares the results...

  • PA reduces term of government universities’ vice chancellors

    PESHAWAR: Making amendments to the relevant law, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday reduced the tenure of vice chancellors of government universities in the province and empowered the chancellor to remove vice chancellors without recommendation of the senates of the relevant universities...

    The assembly passed the long-awaited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which had drawn flak from the vice chancellors...

  • Panel to suggest VCs for KP universities

    PESHAWAR: The higher education department has initiated the formation of academic search committee to recommend appointment of vice chancellors to the government universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    Under the recently amended Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act 2013, the academic search committee will be functional for two years...

  • 185 universities functioning without NOC from HEC

    ISLAMABAD: Despite making claims of bringing significant improvement in higher education sector, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has failed to take action against illegal universities in the country...

    Some of them have affiliation with the public sector universities but are without the mandatory NOC of the HEC...

  • ‘Disturbing’ sexual harassment at Australian universities

    The findings came in an Australian Human Rights Commission report, conducted on behalf of the country’s 39 universities that questioned more than 30,000 students, after years of activism by women’s groups to discover the extent of the problem...

    is that incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment are occurring at unacceptable rates at Australian universities,” said Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins...

  • Speakers call for cooperation among universities of Saarc countries

    Steering the discussion towards university rankings, he said Saarc countries should also devise a mechanism for ranking universities of member countries...

    Mr Aziz also told the meeting that after the passage of 18th constitutional amendment the subject of education, including higher education has been transferred to the provincial governments but they are currently incapable of taking complete financial responsibility for all the...

  • Ailing universities

    FOLLOWING the recent announcement of the Quacquarelli Symonds World Universities Rankings 2018, the higher education sector in Pakistan has come under much public scrutiny because only one of the country’s 180-plus universities was counted among the world’s top 500 universities — in 431st place on the list...

    This ritual of public interest in affairs relating to the country’s universities is repeated thrice a year; the two other...

  • Radicalisation in universities going unchecked

    Progressive-looking teachers at one of the biggest and oldest public sector universities -- University of Peshawar -- seemed willy-nilly to pray or offer condolences over killing of Mashal Khan at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan by mob, mostly students...

    Opposition by certain political wings of students to diverse activities at universities across the province is a visible sign of such a mindset...

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