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Admissions will continue to Associate Degree only, says Chairman HEC

By M Sharif Rana and M. Talha Shahid Lahore (August 2, 2019): During a joint press conference with Minister for Higher Education Punjab Raja Yasir Humayun at Arfa Karim Technology Park, Chairman HEC Dr. Tariq Banuri stated that, HEC has decided to phase out two year degree, BA/BSc degree would …

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Govt cuts HEC budget by 20%

M Sharif Rana Despite claims of promoting higher education in Pakistan, PTI govt. has reduced education budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 up to 20 percent as compared to HEC budget for the year 2018-19. Only 28.64 billion have been allocated for Higher education Commission (HEC) under the public sector …

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Chairman HEC Meets VCs of Private Universities

Islamabad (July 26, 2019): In view of difficulties faced by the private sector universities mainly of governance nature, a consultative meeting was held on Friday at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad under the chairmanship of Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC, in which a group of Vice Chancellors and Rectors …

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HEC de-valuates Executive Director post’s criteria!

PhD degree ‘not required’ for candidate Report By Sajjad Ali ISLAMABAD: (July 25, 2019) Despite of increase in number of foreign and local doctorate degree holders with every passing day in Pakistan, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has re-advertised the post of Executive Director after removing preference condition …

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ASSOCIATE DEGREE TO BE LAUNCHED BY THE END OF 2020

M Sharif Rana Lahore (July 20, 2019): About replacement of two year BA/BSc degree with Associate Degree, HEC seems unable to satisfy the vice chancellors of universities and seeks one year time to sort out related issues. While addressing a special consultative session on the launch of Associate Degree with …

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HEC Launches Asi@Connect Project

Islamabad (July 8, 2019): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) held a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday to launch the Asi@Connect Project in collaboration with the European Union and Trans Eurasia Information Network Cooperation Centre (TEIN*CC).   The project is aimed at bridging the digital divide across Asia Pacific by developing a …

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