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The supervisor must ensure that the scholar attends university/laboratory regularly, and is maintaining full-time status. They must report any significant inconsistencies to the HEC Indigenous PMU.
The supervisor is responsible for reporting the HEC Indigenous PMU when/if their student leaves the program for an employment opportunity.
The supervisor must inform the HEC of any changes in a scholar's proposed study plan that may extend his or her time of study
The supervisor is responsible for ensuring the timely completion of the scholar's PhD. To this end, they should make a study plan with their students, complete with a timeline of major goals, consistent with the HEC scholarship period (2 years for the MS and 3 years for the PhD).
The supervisor is also responsible for ensuring that the scholar, in keeping with their agreement with the HEC, is not employed while they are studying.
Supervisors of Indigenous scholars must ensure, consistent with HEC regulations, that they are physically enrolled on campus. The HEC does not allow distance learning for Indigenous Scholars.
Supervisors must ensure that scholars do not change their scholarship program (from Indigenous to foreign) without the approval of the HEC.
Supervisors must submit a profile to be published on the HEC website. This is a pre-requisite for dispersal of funds.
Supervisors must not advise scholars beyond the prescribed boundaries of the HEC.
Supervisors must ensure that their advisee recognizes the role of the HEC in their final PhD thesis.
Supervisors must support their advisees as they submit their Academic Progress Report and Funds Utilization Report to the HEC.
Supervisors must also extend their full cooperation to their scholars as they complete their PhD.
Supervisors are also expected to guide their scholars on matters of moral and personal growth (patience, self-confidence, and civic responsibility).