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Academic matters: Quality teaching essential for progress says UAF VC

July 12, 2014 FAISALABAD(express tribune): University of Agriculture Vice-Chancellor (UAF VC) Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said on Friday that effective teaching was essential for progress in society. Khan was addressing teachers from the faculties of agriculture and social sciences. He said that contemporary teaching methods needed to be introduced keeping with international standards. The VC said that the world owed much of its progress to widespread literacy and education. He said…

HEC budget allocation not enough: Experts

Raheel Shahzad Genetics is the branch of biology which deals with the study of heredity and variation. Heredity is the process of transforming the traits from parents to offspring. Whereas the variation deals with the dissimilarities or differences of offsprings from their ancestors. So shortly speaking genetics deals with how characters are being transformed from parents to their offsprings and in doing so what are certain processes which cause variation due to which the differences…

Planning and visionary leadership quandary: A real issue of our universities?

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar The significance of planning in any sphere of life needs no emphasis. The institutes with a clear vision and well defined work plan touch excellence and leave little chance of failure. Thus, a doable planning program is of utmost importance for institutes to survive in this competitive world. The purpose of good planning is to chalk out goals and set out a defined roadmap to materialize them. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analyses of an institute…

Best MOOC Courses in Business For May

May 01, 2014 “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” That may be true in business. But thanks to platforms like Coursera and EdX, you can get a free education. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are truly revolutionizing education. In the old days, you’d commit years (and tens-of-thousands of dollars) to earning a degree or certificate. Back then, you’d follow the school’s schedule, not your own. Too often, you were stuck with the faculty’s B-team, usually associates or…

Agri dept concerned at cut in research budget

April 13, 2014 Khalid Hasnain LAHORE: The Agriculture Department has expressed concern over reduction in its annual research budget, recommending the government to give financial and administrative autonomy to agriculture research wing. “Pakistan ranks 34th position in the world, spending only $2.73 billion on agriculture research, which is 0.33 per cent of its agriculture GDP. India ranks eighth with $36.1 billion spending that is 0.90pc of its Agri-GDP. The United States, China and…

Devolution woes: Lawmakers suggest keeping HEC intact

April 9, 2014 ISLAMABAD: The convener of the National Assembly Sub-Committee on Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education has asked of the top education regulatory body to go beyond its mandated role and help find solutions to issues facing Pakistan. Taking note of this, while seemingly forgetting the quagmire that the commission is already in, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) chief promised to “soon” share a proposal on the formation of think tanks regarding water,…

Admission Notice Spring 2014 at Arid Agriculture University

Admission Notice Spring 2014 at Arid Agriculture University Apply Last date to apply February 19, 2014 Commencement of classes March, 03, 2014 Interview February21, 2014 Last date deposit the fee/dues is February 28, 2014. Admission Notice Spring 2014 at Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. Contact of Further Info Phone: +92-51-9290276, Fax: +92-51-9290459, Email: admissions@uaar.edu.pk

9th Convocation, 121 Gold Medalists Awarded in Mega Event

UNITY, PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO FOIL AIMS AGAINST UMMAH, SAYS PRO CHANCELLOR IIUI 4527 FEMALE STUDENTS CONFERRED DEGREES IN 9TH CONVOCATION, 121 GOLD MEDALISTS AWARDED IN MEGA EVENT ISLAMABAD: Unity among Muslim countries and promotion of knowledge are basic requirements of hour to foil the lethal aims of enemies of Muslim Ummah said Pro Chancellor International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail on Sunday while conferring 4527 degrees…

Value-addition: Nestlé, LUMS unveil agribusiness programme

January 16, 2014 LAHORE: Realising the potential in the agribusiness sector, the Suleman Dawood School of Business o f Lahore University of management Sciences (LUMS) and Nestle Pakistan have joined hands to initiate an Executive Certificate programme from 17th January 2014. The programme is aimed at training professionals working in the sector, willing to learn more from entrepreneurs, company heads and experts. The Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Management (ECAM) is built…

UAF keeps doing without key post

By Mohammad Saleem FAISALABAD: UAF The University of Agriculture Faisalabad administration`s failure to have a regular controller of examination for the last more than four years is creating problems for students. The students -BSc to PhD have neither been getting their medals for distinguished positions nor have they received degrees. Section 18 of the UAF Act 1973 reads: `The Controller of Examinations shall be a wholetime officer of the University and shall be appointed by the…

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