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Rozee.pk and higher education commission of Pakistan collaborate on Pakistani universities’ global rankings

Islamabad, 26th October, 2011: ROZEE.PK, today announced it is assisting the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan on a ranking of Pakistani universities. The final list of ranked universities will be used to gauge the status of higher education in Pakistan and recommend improvements for higher educational institutions.

The HEC is committed to delivering reliable and quality information on all aspects of higher education to gain a comprehensive picture of the state of higher education and improve standards in line with international norms. Ranking is one way to measure the success of efforts to achieve international competitiveness in education, research and innovation.

One of the criteria in ranking that the HEC considers is employability post-commencement. With over a quarter of Pakistan’s online population visiting the site annually, and over 2.2 million registered professionals and over 40,000 employers posting available jobs, ROZEE.PK is sharing the relevant information, specifically employment within the various sectors with HEC free of cost.

“As Pakistan’s most powerful talent matching platform, ROZEE.PK has access to data spanning millions of records. We strongly believe in the importance of higher education in helping secure better employment opportunities and are happy to help a national institution like HEC on a project of such national significance,” says Monis Rahman, CEO of ROZEE.PK.

Dr S. Sohail H. Naqvi, executive director at the Higher Education Commission, adds, “We at the HEC aim to bring Pakistan’s universities at par with international standards. The HEC is striving to build capacity of HEIs to contribute effectively in national development as well as to get reflection internationally for competitive Higher Education standards. The recent advancements towards practicing a national system of quantitative ranking of HEIs based on QS world ranking is one of such measures. We are grateful to ROZEE.PK for facilitating HEC in gathering this critical data of graduate employability seems essential for the purpose”.

For further information, please contact:

Changez Ali
Ph:(+92) 333 547 5851
Email: changez@latitudecrs.com

Monis Rahman
Ph: +92 42 3577 7630 ext. 233
Email: monis@ROZEE.PK

Notes for editors:

ROZEE.PK is a division of Naseeb Online Services (Pvt) Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Naseeb Networks, Inc. USA. With some of the brightest minds working in the organisation, ROZEE.PK has cement its reputation as Pakistan’s leading job portal with over 2,100,000 registered professionals; 38,000 employers hire through ROZEE.PK, with over 100 new job postings on the site each day and 10 million job applications processed to date.

Under the dynamic leadership of Monis Rahman, chairman and CEO of Naseeb Networks, Inc., ROZEE.PK has taken the initiative in doing what it can to not only bring employers and employees closer together, but to also bring to light what the online world has to offer the country in terms of both development and revenue generation.

One of Pakistan’s leading forces in the jobs and recruitment sector, ROZEE.PK is committed to stimulating the country’s economy and job market and to countering rising trends of unemployment. ROZEE.PK has already been hailed as Pakistan’s most powerful recruiting platform by independent reviews, including Dawn’s Spider Magazine (January 2008), Samaa TV (January 2008), and Netmag Magazine (March 2006.)

Backed by two top Silicon Valley venture capital funds, ROZEE.PK’s mantra is one of innovation and results, which is why ROZEE.PK was awarded Brand of the Year from Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilaniin 2010, and was included in the Harvard University-affiliated AllWorld Pakistan Fast Growth 25, a ranking of the 25 fastest growing private companies in Pakistan.

For further information on ROZEE.PK, please visit: http://www.ROZEE.PK

About HEC:
The Higher Education Commission (HEC), formerly the University Grant Commission, is the primary regulator of higher education in Pakistan. It also facilitated the development of higher educational system in Pakistan. Its main purpose is to upgrade universities in Pakistan to be centres of education, research and development. The HEC has played a leading role towards building a knowledge-based economy in Pakistan by giving out hundreds of doctoral scholarships for education abroad every year.

The HEC has achieved notable benchmarks in its time of operation:
• Establishing a digital library in Pakistan that allows every student in a public sector university to access 45,000 textbooks research monographs from 220 international publishers as well as up to 25,000 international research journals
• Since the HEC was established, university enrolment has tripled from 135,000 in the year 2003 to 400,000 in 2008. Along with this was the expansion of international research publications from Pakistan from only 600 research papers per year in 2003 to 4300 research papers in 2008
• Under the HEC’s guidance, today five Pakistani universities have been internationally ranked, with the National University of Science and Technology standing at a very respectable number 350
• Along with this, the HEC has awarded 5,000 PhD level scholarships for study in technologically advanced countries, the largest program in the developing world and some 3,000 indigenous PhD scholarships have been awarded as well

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