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Pakistan’s universities need a ‘Time’s up’. Is this it?

‘No platform in Pakistan where harassment is discussed openly’

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January 6, 2020


Winter holidays for Sindh’s schools start December 22

Vacations have been announced due to cold and dry weather

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December 19, 2018


Protests break out at universities

By Ehsan Ansari, Muhammad Atif and Sonia Shehzad Protests have broken out at a number of universities Quaid-i-Azam University, Punjab University and varsities in Sindh, including Karachi University, are facing protests as the administration, teachers and students bring up demands. At QAU in Islamabad, permanent teachers and syndicate members are protesting against the vice-chancellor. Some…

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March 13, 2018


KLF: Are universities breeding terrorists?

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Today, Valentine’s Day cannot be celebrated. A girl and a boy shouldn’t sit together on campus even if it’s for a discussion. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, a Karachi-based scholar and the vice-chancellor (VC) of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, said this while commenting on the increasing level of intolerance in society. He was…

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February 10, 2018


Imran: Our vision is to set up colleges like NUML across the country

MIANWALI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan said that his party’s vision is to set up colleges like National University of Modern Languages (NUML) across the country to impart good quality education to the youth, which further enables them to secure good jobs. He was addressing NUML’s convocation on Sunday. According to Imran, the only…

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November 12, 2017


KP keeps an eye on universities as Daesh threat surfaces

Police and other law enforcement agencies have started to monitor universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) after revelations regarding activities of terror outfit Islamic State taking place in different educational institutes of the province.

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November 12, 2017


E-Learning: Solution To Our Educational Woes

“Get out of tranquility and step in the practical life. Dedicate your faculties to seek improvement in every field to make the condition of people. It is only then we can be strong enough to counter threats to our nation and defeat our enemies.” Quaid-e Azam If we start discussing the problems that we face…

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October 3, 2017


Video: Are educational institutions becoming breeding ground for terrorists?

Are the educational institutions in Karachi becoming breeding ground for terrorists as several militants, being killed and arrested, are affiliated with the same colleges and varsities.

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September 6, 2017


HEC launches programs for faculty development of public universities

ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission has launched several programs for faculty development of the public sector universities. These include training and provision of local and foreign scholarships to students under different fellowship programmes. According to HEC officials, more than twenty-four billion rupees have been spent on the exclusively launched “Faculty Development Program” this year. The Program…

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August 29, 2017


HEC sends thousands of scholars abroad to produce qualified faculty

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) have sent thousands of scholars to different academically advanced countries under overseas scholarship programmes to produce qualified faculty in different disciplines. An official of the HEC told APP, the aim of the scholarships programme is to produce highly-qualified human resource, which is ultimately contributing to country’s socio-economic development. HEC…

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August 27, 2017


Female student uses James Bond gadget for cheating

LONDON: A female British student was caught using a James Bond like gadget to cheat in her law examinations. According to details, the female student was caught with 24 pages of notes written in invisible ink which she took into the test inside a book. She had took a small torch into the examination hall…

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May 6, 2017


Two universities of skill development to be set up: CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presiding over a meeting here on Wednesday discussed measures to promote technical and vocational education and decided to set up two universities of skill development in Punjab.

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May 4, 2017


Sindh announces summer vacations

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday announced two-month summer vacations for educational institutions, effective from June 1st. The vacations were announced by the Sindh Education Department through a notification, stating that all government schools, colleges and universities will observed summer holidays from June to July 31. On the other hand, the private schools and colleges…

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May 2, 2017


LHC allows Punjab govt to appoint VCs in 4 universities

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench Thursday allowed the Punjab government to proceed with appointment of vice chancellors in four public sector universities. The bench directed the government to appoint the VCs in Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University, University of Sargodha and Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology Multan on basis…

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April 27, 2017


Dow University firing incident prompted by disagreement between guard, police officer

KARACHI: Gunshots were heard from within the Dow University Ojha Campus on Monday which was reportedly as a result of a disagreement between a security guard and a police officer. According to details, gunshots were heard from within the Dow University Ojha Campus as university officials sprung into action and closed all doors of the…

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April 17, 2017


Martial arts contests for girls in Quetta

At least 300 girls from 12 universities are contesting in marital arts competition—the first ever to be held at national level in Quetta. Watch more in Muhammed Atif’s video report.

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January 12, 2017


American Universities receive grants to work with Pakistani varsities

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan are increasing collaboration to work mutually on various research and academic projects. According to a statement of US State Department, twenty three American universities from sixteen states have received grants to work with Pakistani universities in fields ranging from business development to gender studies. Currently, researchers from the University…

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November 18, 2016


Google expands free Wi-Fi across India

NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google has announced to expand its free Wi-Fi service — currently available at 52 Indian railway stations — to public places across India. The company announced that “Google Station” will connect public places like malls, railway stations, bus stops and hangouts like cafes and universities. Its artificial intelligence-powered Google Assistant will…

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September 28, 2016


KP announces free WiFi facility in universities

Students were thrilled to learn that free WiFi facility was being provided by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in universities across the province. Watch details in our report.

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May 4, 2016


One in four US female students harassed: study

WASHINGTON: Nearly one in four female undergraduates at leading US universities has been sexually assaulted, according to a new study. The results supported those of previous studies, finding a similar preponderance of incidents of assault ranging from unwanted touching to rape. The new study, released Monday by the Association of American Universities, found 23.1 percent…

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September 23, 2015


Security alert issued for Lahore universities

LAHORE: Punjab home department has warned of potential terrorist attacks at medical colleges and universities in Lahore, SAMAA reported on Friday. The home department has issued a notification in this regard to five key universities located in the metropolis. According to the letter of security alert, all the medical colleges and universities have been directed…

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September 11, 2015

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