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A Special Message from CHAIRMAN HEC on inauguration of BUTVA Special Message from CHAIRMAN HEC on inauguration of BUTVhttp://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/A Special Message from CHAIRMAN HEC on inauguration of BUTV

 

 

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HEC, IPO Workshop on Establishment of TISC NetworkHEC, IPO Workshop on Establishment of TISC Network<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, February 1, 2017: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Pakistan and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) organized a workshop on Access to Technology for Innovation and Establishing a Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) Network in Pakistan. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC was chief guest in the closing ceremony held at the Commission Secretariat, Islamabad. The workshop provided hands-on practices and awareness about technical tools and strategies on patent databases as well as intellectual property. The awareness sessions were attended by over 70 participants/focal persons from higher education institutions and R&D institutions across the country. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The workshop covered different topics including Promotion of Innovation: The Usefulness and Value of Patent Information for the Public and Private Sectors, WIPO's Project on Establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs), Search Tools and Strategies for Patent Search, Patent Filing Trend in Pakistan, International Patent Classification (IPC) for Searching, Searching Patent using PATENTSCOPE, Searching Patent using Espacenet, and Overview of TISC Resources: Website, e-TISC Platform, E-Tutorial, WIPO Academy Distance  Learning Courses, Patent Landscape Reports.​</p>02-02-2017 09:21:58<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/HEC-IPO-Workshop.aspx
29th South Asian Network Operators Group Meeting Concludes at HEC29th South Asian Network Operators Group Meeting Concludes at HEC<p style="text-align:justify;">​Islamabad, January 30, 2017: The closing ceremony of the week-long 29th South Asian Network Operators Group meeting, jointly organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), was held at HEC Secretariat here on Monday.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Engr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training was the chief guest. Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, HEC, Dr. Ghulam Raza Bhatti, Member (Operations and Planning), HEC and Dr. Philip Smith, Chair, SANOG Programme Committee were also present.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Speaking on the occasion, Engr. Baligh-ur-Rehman termed the holding of 29th SANOG meeting in Pakistan a welcoming development and said that the meeting has surely provided a great learning opportunity to participants. "It is believed that the world has witnessed three industrial revolutions i.e., invention of steam engine, mass scale productions, and digital revolution, however the fourth revolution is taking place now in the form of availability of networking capability," he said.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">The Minister said that the country has made visible progress during the last few years despite economic pressures, terrorism, and other challenges. He maintained that Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme has played a vital role in ending digital divide and provision of Evo devices to students has increased connectivity.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Admiring the establishment of Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN) by HEC, he said it has immensely improved connectivity among universities. He said the Government has remarkably increased the budget of higher education sector and it is committed to promotion of tertiary education.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Appreciating the collaboration between HEC and PTA, Dr. Ismail Shah revealed that 29th SANOG meeting addressed all the issues relevant to internet including connectivity and cyber security. He said the number of internet users as well as data usage has increased in the country. These facilities need to be used for service of humanity, he emphasized.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">In his welcome address, Dr. Arshad Ali briefed the audience on the proceedings of 29th SANOG meeting and informed him about the launch of Pakistan Internet Exchange Point at HEC. He said the meeting was a great learning opportunity for participants from academia, industry and IT sector. He urged the faculty members to ensure optimal utilization of networking information disseminated during the 29th SANOG meeting by data networking experts.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">  </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">The Executive Director lauded the collaborative endeavours of all the partners of the meeting. He said promoting higher education and research and benefitting from internet and technological advancements is a key goal of HEC.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">The</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> event was jointly organized by HEC and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC), Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) and Internet Corporation for Assigning Names and Numbers (ICANN). 29th SANOG consisted of conference presentations, tutorials and hands-on workshop tracks. The first three days consisted of conference and tutorial presentations from diverse local and international community, and focused on current technology updates, trends and challenges related to data networks, while the rest of days sessions contained workshops.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">SANOG provides an opportunity to bring together network operators for educational as well as co-operation purposes. It is a regional forum to discuss operational issues and technologies of interest to data operators in the South Asian Region, scope of SANOG is in line with established practices like NANOG in North America, RIPE Meetings in Europe and APRICOT in Asia.</span></p>02-02-2017 09:19:37<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/29th-SANOG-HEC.aspx
1st Internet Exchange Point in Pakistan Inaugurated at HEC Islamabad1st Internet Exchange Point in Pakistan Inaugurated at HEC Islamabad<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, January 27, 2017: Pakistan's first Internet Exchange Point (PKIX) has been inaugurated at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, under the headship of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and support of HEC as well as Internet Service Providers (ISPs). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Anusha Rehman, State Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication was the chief guest in the inauguration ceremony held at Commission's Secretariat here on Friday. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA, and Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC were also present.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The hardware equipment required for the establishment of Internet Exchange Point (IXP) has been donated by Huawei Technologies, Pakistan. Pakistan Internet Exchange Point (PKIX) will serve as an exchange point for all local ISPs that will help in reducing latency rates for all domestic traffic. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The primary purpose of PKIX is to allow networks to interconnect directly, via the exchange, rather than through one or more third-party networks. It will also enable local networks to efficiently exchange information at a common point within Pakistan rather than exchanging local Internet traffic with outside world. More than seven national telecom and internet carriers  have become part of Pakistan`s First Internet Exchange Point. The first Internet Exchange Point has been established in Islamabad. The way forward is Regional Internet Exchange Points in other cities like Lahore, Karachi and Quetta.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Speaking on the occasion, the Minister congratulated the HEC, PTA and the audience on inauguration of the first Internet Exchange Point in Islamabad. She said that IXP was mandated by telecommunication policy which contains various steps aiming at promotion of ICT in the country. "Steps being taken under the telecommunication policy will take Pakistan to its ultimate destination of leading the world as a key player in IT," she said. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Anusha Rehman said the policy which has a critical one-point agenda to connect the unconnected is being strictly followed for improvement in connectivity in the country. She stressed the need for cooperation between public and private sectors to remove hurdles in the way of increasing connectivity. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Minister informed the audience about her Ministry's initiatives for development of IT sector in Pakistan including the plan to establish National Incubation Centre and setups on artificial intelligence and robotics. She said the Ministry is pursuing a comprehensive programme as an enabler and supporter to facilitate other ministries as well as other organizations in benefitting from the development in the IT sector. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his opening remarks, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed briefed the Minister about the 29<sup>th</sup> South Asian Network Operators Group Conference being held at HEC. He said MoIT, HEC and PTA have to work together to get benefits of IT tools and technologies. He said the Government is putting its resources through various programmes for promotion of higher education in the country. He said HEC is dedicatedly playing its part to facilitate the higher education institutions with ICT services aiming at the country's socio-economic development.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Dr. Ismail Shah lauded the MoIT and HEC for their efforts to promote utilization of new technologies in their respective spheres. He said the country has witnessed a great improvement in the use of internet. The number of broadband users has reached 40 million in Pakistan, he informed. He termed the inauguration of IXP as a milestone in the IT sector and hoped that such Internet Exchange Points will soon be launched in Lahore, Karachi and other cities as well. </p>02-02-2017 09:17:04<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/1st-Internet-Exchange-Point.aspx

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International Conference on Research and Practices in Education (ICRPE) 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/logo.png, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/logo.pngInternational Conference on Research and Practices in Education (ICRPE) 2017<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) having large number of prospective teachers across the country representing all sections of the community may have more potential to reach community. In this context the conference invites researchers, scholars and professionals across the globe from all fields of education and allied disciplines to present their work in various forms i.e. Oral paper presentations, round table discussions, and poster presentations. We are inviting researchers from all modes and levels of education. Proceedings of the conference will published and selected papers will go through blind peer review process for the publication in following AIOU Journals:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Pakistan Journal of Education</strong></li><li><strong>Pakistan Journal of Distance & Online Learning (PJDOL)</strong></li><li><strong>Journal of Contemporary Teacher education</strong></li></ul><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Major Goals of the Conference: </b></div><div><b><br></b></div><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>1. To initiate an analytical and critical discourse among the researchers and scholars of the field that may lead to social change.</strong><br><strong>2. To provide opportunity to scholars across the globe for dissemination of their research work for addressing the social phenomenon. </strong><br><strong>3. To highlight innovative methods and modes of research around the world that focus social integration and consolidation.</strong><br><strong>4. To explore the practices of technology integration that may help to align the teaching learning context with the societal demands. </strong><br><strong>5. To project practices that may contribute towards inclusive society.</strong></p>16-12-2016 08:43:5513{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk
International Conference on Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologieshttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICAMET.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICAMET.jpgInternational Conference on Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologies<p><strong>​​Call for Abstracts – International Conference on Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologies – ICAMET 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Conference Date:</strong> November 28 - 29, 2016</p><p><strong>Conference Venue: </strong>University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan</p><p style="text-align:justify;">International Conference on Advanced Materials & Emerging Technologies (ICAMET) will be held on November 28 - 29, 2016 in the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in collaboration with the University of the Punjab Lahore,  ICAMET 2016 will provide opportunities for all participants to meet, actively engage and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of materials and establish collaborations for future. Major topics and new trends will be introduced through keynote & invited lectures, oral and poster presentations that will be given by internationally recognized experts. Some social events may also be arranged followed by the scientific activities that will provide opportunities to establish new contacts and renew old ones.</p><p><strong>Conference Topics:</strong></p><p> </p><p>·         Materials Engineering</p><p>·         Materials processing</p><p>·         Materials Characterization</p><p>·         Nanoscience and nanotechnology</p><p>·         Biomaterials and devices</p><p>·         Optical, Electronic and Magnetic Materials</p><p>·         Polymeric materials</p><p>·         Advanced ceramics</p><p>·         Corrosion and Corrosion Control</p><p>·         Surface engineering</p><p>·         Thin films</p><p>·         Materials for Energy Applications</p><p>·         Functional Materials</p><p> </p><p><strong>Abstract submission deadline:   September 15, 2016 (Extended)</strong></p><p><strong>Conference Website:</strong></p><p><a href="http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://Icamet.uet.edu.pk</span></a></p><p><strong>Keynote Speakers:</strong></p><p><a href="http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=17"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=17</span></a></p><p><strong>Abstract Submission Instructions and Important Dates:</strong></p><p><a href="http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=23"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=23</span></a></p><p><strong>Registration Guidelines:</strong></p><p><a href="http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=224"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=224</span></a></p><p><strong>Contact Us:</strong></p><p><a href="http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=27"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://icamet.uet.edu.pk/?page_id=27</span></a></p>11-08-2016 11:50:367{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk
Hello Tomorrow Islamabad Summithttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/FC16.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/FC16.jpgHello Tomorrow Islamabad Summit<p style="text-align:justify;">​Higher Education Commission is hosting Hello Tomorrow Islamabad Summit in partnership with French Embassy, Hello Tomorrow France and university of Gujrat. This summit is part of a set of global actions organized by Hello Tomorrow France. The summit will take place on <strong>20</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> October 2016 in HEC Islamabad H-9 </strong>from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. At HEC Islamabad auditorium . </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For Registration of the subject event please visit link: <a href="http://events.hello-tomorrow.org/event/the-future-of-connectivity/">http://events.hello-tomorrow.org/event/the-future-of-connectivity/</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">For further details please contact with: </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Mr.Sanwal Muneer if you have any questions. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The contact details are Sanwal Muneer | Head Hello Tomorrow Pakistan,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">CEO & Founder Capture Mobility Pvt Ltd Scotland</p><p style="text-align:justify;">+923007000932 Pakistan ,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">+447586168584 UK Hello Tomorrow  </p><p> </p>14-10-2016 06:11:2710{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk

 

 

5 Days Workshop on Innovative Teaching Techniques and Strategieshttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/wrksh.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/wrksh.jpg5 Days Workshop on Innovative Teaching Techniques and Strategies<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​The Course will refresh and renew participants teaching as they explore strategies for becoming more creative new ideas and new possibilities to liven up their classroom practice. It will help both teachers and their students become more creative in their fields. </p><ol><li>Increase capacity to plan lessons effectively.</li><li>Motivate teachers for applying new techniques and strategies</li><li>Promote innovative teaching at local and national Levels.</li><li>Improve ability to select design and use materials that foster creativity in learners.</li><li>Embrace social linguistic and cultural differences with the classroom environment. </li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Program'​s Outcomes:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Clearly define their personal approach to instruction (knowledge/reflection).<br></li><li>Implement teaching and presentation skills into a classroom setting (innovative practice.)<br></li><li>Identify and implement a variety of teaching methods (innovative practice.)<br></li><li>Develop a strategy for classroom management (innovative & Knowledge)<br></li><li>Construct an integrated unit of instruction (innovative practice.)<br></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Target Group:</strong></span>     Faculty Members. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Total Seats:  </strong>       30                       </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Resource Persons</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">:</span></p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Dr. Tanvir Kayani</li><li>Dr. Khalid Javaid </li><li>Dr. Mohammad Ajmal</li><li>Dr. Farooq Khan Lodhi</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Coordinator:</strong></span><strong>       </strong>Dr. Qurat ul Ain Hina, Assistant Professor, Department  of Education, NUML</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><br></p><p></p><p></p>09-02-2017 10:44:12http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/ITTS.aspx16{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk
NBEAC 4th Deans and Directors Conference 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/banner.png, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/banner.pngNBEAC 4th Deans and Directors Conference 2017<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​NBEAC's Deans and Directors Conference annually brings together more than 100 deans and directors of business schools for strategic level discussions.  This year's conference will focus on the balance required between global paradigms versus the need to customize business education in Pakistan according to the local needs. Both businesses and business schools in Pakistan – small or large, urban or rural – face competition for products and services created by the spread of information technology and globalization. However, our context, culture and heritage demands a certain degree of indigenization in management practices and in business education. The conference program is designed to increase the effectiveness of business education in Pakistan, through debate on the mentioned issues and through related refinements in the accreditation process.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives:</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To evaluate the extent to which business education in Pakistan is preparing graduates to contribute to the local and global economic activities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To identify unique themes and specializations for business education in Pakistan, keeping local needs and global trends in perspective.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To discuss the balance between indigenous vs. international curriculum content for effective business education in the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To share the experiences of education leaders from Pakistan and other countries, of creating a balance between indigenization and globalization of business education in their countries.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To identify ways in which accreditation can be used as a framework for addressing the challenges associated with convergence and divergence.​</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p>01-02-2017 10:51:03http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/NBEAC-4th-Conference.aspx15{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk
Professional Development of Teachers Teaching through Medium of Englishhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Tels.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Tels.jpgProfessional Development of Teachers Teaching through Medium of English<p>​To create opportunity for the teachers to reflect and learn from best cutting edge practice in the field of teaching English as a subject or as medium of Education to teach different content subjects.</p><p><strong>Please contact for further Detail:  Mr. Tahir Mehmood (thmehmood@hec.gov.pk)</strong></p>01-02-2017 04:46:15http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/TELS.aspx14{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk

 

 

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HEC Annual Report 2011-12http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECPublications/Annal Report 2011-12.pdfHEC Annual Report 2011-12HEC Annual Report for year 2011-122016-11-30T19:00:00ZHEC Annual Report 2011-12
HEC Annual Report 2010-11http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECPublications/Annual Report 2010-11.pdfHEC Annual Report 2010-11HEC Annual Report for year 2010-112016-11-29T19:00:00ZHEC Annual Report 2010-11
HEC Annual Report 2012-13http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECPublications/Annual Report 2012-13.pdfHEC Annual Report 2012-13HEC Annual Report for year 2012-132016-11-30T19:00:00ZHEC Annual Report 2012-13

 

 

Invitation of Bids for Prime Ministers Laptop SchemeInvitation of Bids for Prime Ministers Laptop Scheme2017-01-13T19:00:00Z2017-02-28T19:00:00Zhttp://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECTenderRFP/Jan-31.pdfHEC-0023Higher Education CommissionProcurement