LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) on Monday held its lith meeting to discuss approval of various initiatives and its grants.
The meeting was presided over by its chairperson Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin at PHEC Secretariat and attended by HED Secretary Barrister Nabeel A. Awan, Dr Zafar Iqbal Qureshi, MPA Farhana Afzal, retired Lt Gen Muhammad Akram Khan, Prof Dr Najma Najam, Dr. Irfana Marium, Prof Dr Khaliqur Rehman and other senior officials.The PHEC chairperson briefed the participants about various initiatives for faculty development, including foreign PhDs, foreign postdoctoral and international travel grants (ITGs) programmes for colleges and universities of the province.
He presented the proposal of indigenous postdoctoral fellowships, the firstever programme in Pakistan to locallytrain the faculty members of universities and colleges in order to broaden their academics and future career prospects.
Dr. Nizam said the commission had introduced a Split PhD Programme in collaboration with local universities and signed MoUs with the University of Punjab and Government College University.
He said the commission was planning to extend the programme to all universities of the province. The participants in the meeting approved the vision Indigenous Postdoctoral programme for universities and college teachers of the province.
They also decided to organise an international conference in the first quarter of 2018 for developing a road map for higher education.
The meeting decided to formulate a uniform governance structure for all universities, including private colleges, in the province. Reporter