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Khyber Medical University moot on quality assurance in higher education
PESHAWAR: 23 November: The Khyber Medical University, (KMU) Peshawar, will organise 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education from December 18 to 19.
The announcement was made at a meeting held under the chairmanship of KMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Arshad Javaid.
Registrar KMU Prof Dr Mohammad Saleem Gandapur, Director AA&QA Dr Jamil Ahmed, Director Finance Wing Cmdr (R) Tauqeer Ahmed, Controller of Examination Lt Col (Retd) Dr Muhammad Bakhtiar, heads of various constituent institutes, administrative officers of various sections and faculty members attended the meeting.
Dy. Director KMU-QEC Miss. Asiya Bukhari said that the proposed conference would be held on December 18 to 19 at the multipurpose hall of the university.The news.
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Education News from Sindh / AIOU undertakes academic research to promote gardening
« Last post by sb on November 23, 2017, 12:41:01 PM »
AIOU undertakes academic research to promote gardening
Islamabad :23 November:Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will come out with new academic programs for promoting research in gardening and horticulture sector.
The department of agriculture sciences is being strengthened for this purpose, said Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the University’s gardeners on the occasion of their preparation to take part in the 'Gul-e-Dawoodi glowers’ exhibition to be held here at Yasmeen Garden on December 5. He announced that AIOU’ Foundation will be set up soon for the welfare of the University’s employees.
Moreover, the university has also prepared a plan for improving the working conditions of low-grade employees, enabling them to deliver best possible services in their respective discipline. The welfare plan includes up-gradation of medical and housing facilities and employees’ promotions to their next grade, he added.
Dr Siddiqui noted that the university’s gardeners have proved their worth in promoting healthy environment in the federal capital. Lush green gardens and lawns not only added beauty to the surroundings but also had a positive impact on the environment, he remarked.
The University has recently set up a botanical garden to promote greenhouse concept. Having a wide range of plants, it will augment beauty and research environment of the University. The Botanical garden, to work as open lab will have documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education.
It comprises a greenhouse as well that has been named as Gulzar House, dedicated to a gardener Gulzar Ahmed who had lost his life while doing his normal work, in wake of honey-bee attack May this year. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui termed the garden as value-added addition of the prevailing research facilities in the University. We will maintain its quality to get the best results, he added.The news.
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Education News from Sindh / Indus Valley School of Architecture Degree Show
« Last post by sb on November 23, 2017, 12:40:18 PM »
Indus Valley School of Architecture Degree Show
Karachi:November 23:Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture is hosting “Degree Show 2017” featuring the thesis work display of the graduating students of Architecture, Communication Design, Fine Art, Interior Design and Textile Design.
The show opens on Monday, Dec 4 and continues until Dec 8 from 10am till 5pm daily.
Entry to the show is FREE!
Call 021-35861040 for more information.
Reading between the Lines
Sanat Inititative is hosting a group show titled “Reading Between The Lines” featuring works by Abdul Aziz Meer, Minahil Hafeez's, Onaiz Taji, Rehman Younas, Sidrat Ul Munteha and Wajeeha Batool.
Curated by Aamna Hussain, “Reading between The Lines", is a survey of the line and its huge possibilities.
The line and its various visual aspects have been interpreted by the participating artists.
The show opens on Tuesday, Nov 28 and continues until Dec 7 from at 5pm daily.
Call 0300-8208108 for more information.
Alienation
Full Circle Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled “Alienation”, a group show featuring works by Anum Lasharie, Annem Zaidi, Babar Moghal, Manizhe Ali, Paul Mehdi Rizvi, Sheherezade Junejo and Shiraz Malik. The exhibition opens at 5pm and will continue till Dec 5.
Call 0303-2239038 for more information.
Splendid Works
Clifton Art Gallery is hosting one of the best painting exhibitions displaying more than 40 artworks by artist Mashkoor Raza. The artist has completed his golden jublee of solo exhibitions recently.
Mashkoor’s recent semi-abstract and abstract work is a bit different from his known style.
The show opens on Thursday, Nov 23 and continues until Dec 3 from at 1pm daily.
Call 021-35875827 for more information. 
Comedy Masala International
Pakistan American Cultural Centre is hosting an event titled “Comedy Masala International” featuring performances by Carmen Lynch and Wil Sylvince from USA, Singaporean comedian, Jinx Yeo and Pakistani comedian and founder of the Comedy Masala, Umar Rana.
The event runs through Thursday, Nov 23 to Saturday Nov 25 at the PACC.
Event schedule:
Thursday Nov 23|Opening night at 9.30pm
Friday, Nov 24| early show: 7.30pm, late show: 9.30pm
Saturday, Nov 25|early Show: 7.30pm, late show: 9.30pm
Call 021–3890 9914 for tickets and more information.
Beauty Burning
Momart Art Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition featuring works by Shahzad Zar.
Shahzad is a self taught young artist who struggled to learn the art of collage, mixing organic materials and paint. His first solo exhibition was in 1999 at Indus Gallery. The show continues until Thursday, Nov 30.
Call 021-35296801 for more information.
Send your events to city.the|news@gmail.com.The news.
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Family appeals for recovery of Baloch student picked up from KU
Karachi:November 23:Trying hard but miserably failing at holding back her tears, Hameeda Baloch pleaded to the Supreme Court and human rights organisations to do the needful for the recovery of her missing brother.
The family maintains that the 21-year-old student was picked up from the University of Karachi on November 20 and they have no information on his whereabouts since then.
As per eyewitness accounts, Sagheer Ahmed Baloch, a student at KU’s Department of Political Science, was picked up by men in plainclothes from the varsity’s Visual Studies canteen and whisked away in a White Corolla at around 5pm this past Monday.
Addressing a presser held outside the Karachi Press Club, Hameeda claimed her brother had no affiliation with any separatist Baloch group or organisation. “His only crime is that he belongs to Awaran – one of the more restive districts in Balochistan influenced by insurgency,” said the visibly disturbed sister.
“It has been over 48 hours since Sagheer was taken away and nobody has contacted us so far. We still do not know why he was picked up and he has also not been produced in any court of law,” Hameeda added.
The only reason Sagheer was studying in Karachi was because of a lack of educational institutions in Balochistan, she explained, adding, “The joy that we felt when Sagheer secured an admission at one of Pakistan’s most prestigious universities now seems long gone.”
She said her brother had been picked up over some misinformation and appealed for his immediate release. Hameeda concluded by saying that apprehending anyone without informing a court of law or the person’s family was a gross violation of Pakistan’s constitution and such acts should be strictly dealt with.The news.
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Education News in Punjab / Rawalpindi Arts Council Dialogue on draft Art & Culture Policy
« Last post by sb on November 23, 2017, 12:38:02 PM »
Rawalpindi Arts Council Dialogue on draft Art & Culture Policy
Rawalpindi :23 November:The Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) organised a dialogue on the draft Art and Culture Policy Framework for Punjab in which artists of the Potohar region belonging to all forms of art and culture took part and gave their suggestions and input. They declared the policy a forward-looking step which will not only help promote culture but also ensure economic protection of the artists.
Naheed Manzoor, RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed, Sarfraz Shahid, Masood Khawaja, Aftab Ahmed Khan, Dr Rawish Nadeem, Quyyum Tahir, Dr Zahid Chughtai, Shabir Mirza, Shakila Jalil, Fahim Anwar, Dr Arshad Meraj, Prof Shehbaz Ali, Anjum Hababi, Afshan Shiraz Khan, Rabia Tabbasum, Ashfaq Saleem Mirza, Zulfiqar Baig, Jehangir Imran, Khalid Siddique and others participated in the dialogue and shared their opinion about the policy and gave suggestions about the draft.
Naheed Manzoor said the promotion of culture is not the sole responsibility of the government but every segments of society should play their role for this purpose because promotion of culture guarantees improvement in social outlook. Senior poet Sarfraz Shahid said the economic security of artist is the significant part of the policy and this policy will help protect culture and will introduce the youth to our culture. Aftab Ahmed Khan said the Punjab government has taken historic measure by drafting new culture policy.
RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed said promotion of cultural education, setting up of culture information centers, provision of material of the promotion of regional languages, creating close link with culture reporters, and setting up of arts council at District and Tehsil levels are salient features of the draft policy. He said arts councils are functional in all nine divisions of Punjab and efforts are underway to establish arts council in eight districts and work on them will start during the current financial year. He said under the draft culture policy local filmmakers will be encouraged, FM radio channel will be set up, while digital art will also be promoted. He said culture policy is being drafted with cooperation with all stakeholders and consultations are being made at every level. On this occasion participants gave their input on the policy. They were of the opinion that no doubt it's a very comprehensive policy draft which needs to be implemented in its letter and spirit. Stipend and funding should also be done for artists.The news.
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Seminar on violence against women held at FJWU
Rawalpindi :23 November:Women Research Centre (WRRC) organised a lecture titled: ‘Women Empowerment and Violence against Women: Issues and Challenges’ to commemorate 16 days of Activism against Gender based violence.
Gender-based violence is a human rights violation and a serious obstacle to women’s progress in all areas of life including health, education, work and participation in society was the base of seminar.
Guest speaker of the seminar was Huma Akhtar Chughtai (Director Programmes, Federal Judicial Academy).She talked about the equality and empowerment of women. We have to value women’s rights in every country,” The world has to give “a sense to the girl child that she is as important as her brothers. “She added. While discussing the issues and challenges, Huma Akhtar said that we need to change our behaviours against women, and need to implement a lot of educational programs that teach people about equality.
Equality is the key of social change. Chief Guest of the seminar Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Women University, Prof Dr. Samina Amin Qadir said that violence against women is not just a woman’s issue but primarily a political, social, economic and cultural issue that concerns men as well. We must address the roots of this violence by eradicating discrimination and changing the mindsets that perpetuate it. A large number of students, staff and faculty members attended the seminar.The news.
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Allama Iqbal’s philosophy lauded at Government College University
LAHORE :23 November:The philosophy of Allama Muhammad Iqbal will always remain a guiding principle for the humanity, but, it’s unfortunate that the younger generation of Pakistan does not know much about it.
This was stated by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Pakistan Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema while addressing a seminar organised by Government College University, Lahore, in connection with the 140th birth anniversary of the Poet of the East, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Qirtas Literary Society of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised different competitions including sketching and calligraphy as part of Iqbal Day events with the theme of Nashist-e-Iqbal on Wednesday. According to a press release issued here, in Nazam competition, Aliza Fatima, won 1st position, Umair Sultan got 2nd while Zeeshan stood 3rd. In Tahtul Lafz competition, Aliza Fatima won 1st position, Aiman Ramzi got 2nd while Samra Gillani stood 3rd.
In Bait Bazi competition, Institute of Biochemistry & Biotechnology (IBBT) team won 1st position and Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IPS) team got 2nd position. In sketching competition, Atika Alvi won 1st position, Ifrah Irshad got 2nd and Mehreen Hamid stood 3rd. In calligraphy competition, Abdullah won 1st position, Javeriya Khalid got 2nd while Asad Munir stood 3rd. Renowned poet Zahid Shamsi and Cartoonist Jawed Iqbal were the chief guest. Later, Zahid Shamsi, Jawed Iqbal and UVAS VC Prof Dr Talat Naseer distributed shields and certificates among the winners.The news.
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Education News in Punjab / Environment engineering labs open at Punjab University
« Last post by sb on November 23, 2017, 12:32:01 PM »
Environment engineering labs open at PunjabUniversity
LAHORE :23 November:Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani on Wednesday inaugurated newly-established state-of-the-art research laboratories for research in coal technology, energy and environment engineering at Punjab University Centre for Coal Technology.
According to a press release issued here, Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir, Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board Chairman Muhammad Akram Khan, University of Sargodha former VC Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Ch, Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Engineer Qamar ul Islam Raja, MPA Dr Farzana Raja, Centre for Coal Technology Director Prof Dr Shahid Munir, deans, faculty members and a large number of students were present.
Under the expansion project for world-class research in coal, energy and environment engineering sector, seven new research laboratories equipped with latest research gadgets worth Rs 14 crore, pilot power plant, four new classrooms, conference room, PhD cluster room, faculty offices and computer labs have been established.
Addressing the ceremony, Syed Raza Ali Gillani said Pakistan was on the verge of take off and the government had overpowered energy crisis the country was facing in 2013 as per its commitment with people. Unfortunately we were not aware of our potential and we must appreciate others who were doing good job.
We must utilise our resources so that Pakistan could benefit from coal power and we must adopt advanced technology in this regard, the minister said. He said Pakistan had made rapid progress in very short time and no one would be able to defeat China Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said a few neighbouring countries were worrying over rapid development in Pakistan. He said terrorism had nothing to do with Islam and Pakistan. He advised the students not to get disappointed as they were full of talent.
We were the people who would bring our beloved country forward and students must serve their country by excelling in their fields, he added. On the occasion, he announced honorarium for the faculty of Centre for Coal Technology. He said such facilities would also be provided in other universities of the province.
In his address, Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin appreciated state of the art coal research laboratories and said that such meaningful research institutions were not in good numbers in the universities. He said: “Our curriculum must be in line with existing technology. We must promote entrepreneurship programs and linkages with industry and PHEC would fund seminars and conferences in this regard.” PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir thanked Raza Ali Gillani for extending his support and patronage to Punjab University administration in research projects. He said Gillani showed special interest in PU’s BT cotton project. He said the university would organise science fair soon. Lt-Gen (Retd) Muhammad Akram said: “We would have to rely on indigenous technology because of ban on exporting some specific technologies to Pakistan by international powers.” We must focus on generating power from Thar coal and shale gas.
We must produce technologists and work on removing shortcomings in indigenous technology. Conspiracies will also be hatched against Pakistani coal, he said. Prof Dr Shahid Munir said Centre for Coal Technology was the first institution in Pakistan offering MSc and MS in Coal Technology and MSc in Energy and Environment Engineering.
He said the latest equipment that the PU centre for Coal Technology had in its laboratories matched the standards of equipment in high-tech European laboratories. He said it was a big challenge to produce environment-friendly energy. He said power generated from coal would meet future needs of Pakistan.The news.
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Education News from Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa / MoU signed to improve educational standards
« Last post by sb on November 22, 2017, 01:04:00 PM »
MoU signed to improve educational standards
QUETTA:22 November: The provincial secondary education department and the University of Balochistan (UoB) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve educational standards and promote research activities.

The UoB’s vice chancellor, Dr Javed Iqbal, and the secretary for secondary education, Abdul Fatah Bhangar, signed the agreement at a ceremony held on the university campus.

According to a press statement, the UoB expressed its willingness to “adopt” the Government Girls Middle School Lower Karez and the Government Boys High School Lower Karez on the Sariab Road with a view to improving their standards.Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2017.
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Khyber Medical University decides to host a conference on the issue.
PESHAWAR:22 November: Following deregulation of higher education, it too has become a mega commercial venture, however, like other businesses, the clients, or in this case the students, question if they were getting the actual value they had paid the money for.

The issue of quality assurance has not remained limited to factories, campuses too are regarded as producing some sort of product that should comply with some degree of quality.

In this regard, Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar administration has decided to hold an International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education on December 18 and 19.

The decision came during a meeting held under the chairmanship of KMU Vice Chancellor Dr Arshad Javaid.

KMU Registrar Saleem Gandapur, Director Quality Assurance Dr Jamil Ahmed, Director Finance Tauqeer Ahmed, Controller of Examination Dr Muhammad Bakhtiar, heads of various constituent institutes, administrative officers of various sections and faculty members attended the meeting.

KMU Deputy Director Asiya Bukhari told the meeting that this will be the first international conference on educational quality assurance in the province in which participants from across the country will participate. Besides, scholars of national stature, speakers from the US, UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Philippine will also present their papers on improving quality of learning experience at higher educational institutes.

She said management of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) and faculty of higher education institutions along with members of accreditation councils and representatives of quality assurance agencies will participate in the conference.

Bukhari said that invitation letters have already dispatched to all public and private varsities of the country. She said the objective of the conference is to provide a platform to the QEC managers, faculty members and people concerned to contribute towards quality education.

Earlier, speaking at the meeting VC Javaid hoped that this activity will provide a broader platform to all the members and managers of QEC’s of various universities to interact with each other.

The huddle will also provide an opportunity to the participants to sit together under one roof and to share their experiences and achievements.Published in The Express Tribune,
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