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PM Laptop Scheme (Phase IV & V) HEC Deadline to get Laptop

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced Phase-II of the Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Program, initiated to provide all Pakistani fresh PhD graduates an opportunity to be placed as Assistant Professors on a tenure track system for a period of one year ISLAMABAD, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Nov, 2019 ) :The Higher education Commission (HEC) has announced Phase-II of the Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Program, initiated to provide all Pakistani fresh PhD graduates an opportunity to be placed as Assistant Professors on a tenure track system for a period of one year. Under the programme, the HEC has invited applications for the fiscal year 2019-20 as 'IPFP Fellows' in all areas of study/disciplines. Sources from HEC told APP that due to increase in the number of PhD holders, there was growing demand for such interim opportunities. HEC has given the final deadline for the submission of application as November 28, 2019. The candidates should fill required information online, upload mandatory documents and apply at HEC E portal http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/ipfp. HEC, they said, has revised the placement policy and launched Phase-II of the program with revised Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for result based implementation of the programme. Previously submitted applications will not be considered further, therefore; candidates were required to apply afresh. To meet the expanded demand at current rates of remuneration would be unviable, especially under the current financial constraints, they added. They said that financial crisis has also forced universities to cut down on recruitment of new faculty, which adds to the pressure. The sources further told that the placement under IPFP was on halt temporarily due to formulation of new policy. Now, all fresh PhDs will apply through E-portal for their placement, they added. "Of the remaining one-quarter of the participants, about half dropped out before the conclusion of the program (presumably to pursue other career choices), while the other half have faced delays in finding suitable permanent positions" an Official of HEC said. The challenge requires fresh thinking, including on the contours of the IPFP program. Accordingly, HEC has reviewed the IPFP policy, and proposed significant changes, both to be able to expand the size of the program within the existing budget, and to ensure that it helps support longer-term career plans of the participants, he added. It is worth mentioning here that under HEC rules, the host institutions were required to advertise corresponding faculty positions and afford an opportunity to IPFP scholars to compete for positions. Since 2009, HEC has placed around 4,300 fresh PhDs in the IPFP Programme in universities. A recent review of the program has shown that the program was successful in placing about three-quarters (74.64 per cent) of the participants in long-term faculty positions (in the same or other universities).

ISLAMABAD: As many as 8000 students of a number of universities across Pakistan did not obtain their laptops which are being nominated in the Prime minister scheme. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has introduced the Deadline to get their laptops till 15th December 2019 and students have been directed to ...

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Queen Maxima will visit Pakistan from 25th to 27th November 2019

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will visit Pakistan for a three-day from 25th to27th November 2019. She will meet with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan during her visit to Pakistan. She also attends the launch of the ‘Micro Payment Gateway’, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is the spouse ...

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LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment

LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment

LHC allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for four weeks for medical treatment, further stating that the duration could be extended upon the recommendation of medical professionals. According to the order by ...

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Punjab Government bans Mobile phones and social media in Schools

Punjab Government bans on use of Mobile phones and social media in Schools

Punjab Government bans on use of Mobile phones and social media in Schools The government of Punjab had a ban on the use of Mobile Phones and Social Media for Students in schools. According to the Notification issued. The notification gave instructions to the concerned District Education Authorities and mentioned ...

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