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PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Higher Education Commission body reviews research journals and books

Islamabad, May 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): The HEC subcommittee on Education reviews research journals published in the discipline of Education and recommended up-gradation of some of these journals during a meeting held here at Higher Education Commission HEC Islamabad.

The committee also reviewed books published by faculty member/researchers of various universities and decided that only original and research-oriented book would be considered equivalent to two research papers in X category of HEC recognized research journals.

The main agenda of the meeting was to provide recommendations for faculty and institutional development and promotion of research culture in the discipline of Education. HEC has formed different sub committees on various subjects of social sciences, arts and humanities.

The meeting was presided over by Prof. Dr. Riaz- ul- Haq Tariq from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan and attended by Dr. Rasool Bakhsh Raisani Professor University of Balochistan Quetta, Dr. Nelofer Halai Agha Khan University, Karachi, Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Karakoram International University Gilgit, Dr. Uzma Qureshi Lahore College for Women University Lahore and Dr. Parveen Munshi University of Sindh (through Video Conference from Jamshoro). Dr. Nasser Ali Khan, Member (O and P) HEC and Talat Khurshed Adviser Academics HEC Also attended the meeting.

The committee also recommended use of new teaching methodologies including frequent use of video conferencing. The PhD dissertations and articles published in research journals would be sent for evaluation to eminent experts in academically advanced countries.

The committee also emphasized over frequent exchange of students among universities. It was also decided that annual conference in education would be held. The committee discussed ways and means to promote the discipline of Education at the university level.

The committee members lauded the efforts of Higher Education Commission for initiating a number of useful and innovative programs to improve the state of social sciences and humanities in general universities of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: 90402404, 90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk

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