Wednesday, April 13, 2016

HEC proposes Rs25 billion to run its ongoing, new initiatives for fiscal 2016-17

Islamabad, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has proposed a measure of Rs25 billion for money related year 2016-17 to run its continuous and new activities in accordance with Vision 2025 and administration of Pakistan needs.

The data made part of the draft PSDP 2016-17 proposition partook in National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training held in HEC secretariat on Wednesday. The Committee was advised in detail by Chairperson HEC Professor Dr Mukhtar Ahmed about the present tasks and feasible arrangements of HEC.

The board, led by Colonel (r) Dr Amirullah Marwat was informed on designation allows to open and private division amid 2015-16, proposed advancement ventures of HEC in the PSDP for budgetary year 2016-17, Prime Minister Fee Reimbursement conspire for in reverse regions, abroad grant plans and steps taken for advancement of advanced education in FATA. Pastor of State for Federal Education Baleegh-ur-Rehman and HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed additionally went to the meeting.

The panel was educated that HEC got Rs70.98 billion as consistent concede and Rs12.91 as extra subsidizing from the administration in the budgetary year 2015-16. An extra subsidizing of Rs10.600 billion was dispensed for Prime Minister Lap Top plan while Rs1.8 billion for Prime Minister Tuition Fee Reimbursement Scheme. Under repeating Grant, 68 for each penny of subsidizes were dispersed to common HEIs, 17 for each penny to national research and different projects and 15 for every penny to government HEIs.

He said amid 2015-16, Rs2,000 million were dispensed for advancement of research, Rs3,000 million for residency track framework, Rs625 million for Pakistan Education and Research Network, Rs935 million for Digital Library, Rs650 million for Inter University Academic Activities, Rs450 million for Technical Assistance for Capacity Building, Rs598 million for various college programs, notwithstanding Rs42.2 billion repeating allow for various classifications of colleges, including designing, restorative, horticulture, general, and so on.

Dr Mukhtar shared that there are add up to 135 advanced education establishments (HEIs) in the nation including 85 colleges, 12 Center of Excellence, 12 Area or Pakistan Study Centers and 26 different foundations with aggregate enrolment of 643600 understudies.

Alluding to the result of Fee Reimbursement Scheme, the director said that plan covers educational cost expense, confirmation, lab, enlistment, examination, library, and research related consumption for MS/MPhil and PhD ponders. He said that at first 59 regions were secured under the plan, while as of now understudies from 114 locale are profiting by this activity, including that a sum of 94,751 understudies have so far profited. Ranges included under the Scheme are all areas of Balochistan, entire of FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan, Southern Punjab, Interior Sindh, and chose regions of Punjab, KPK and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Terming HEC's abroad grant plot for MS/MPhil and PhD a leader program, Dr. Mukhtar said that since its beginning in 2002, the Commission has started different HRD grant programs from undergrad to PhD and post-doctorate level for advancement of human asset in various fields for financial improvement of Pakistan. He said that aggregate 8787 abroad grants were honored to Pakistani understudies with 59 for each penny of them fitting in with less created regions. He said that there are 60 defaulters of these grants. Among 40,000 aggregate employees of HEIs, he shared that just 10,000 are PhD. "As indicated by world measures, we are still shy of 30,000 PhDs in our advanced education establishments," he said.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed underscored the extent of Aghaz Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package and said that 600 grants including 200 abroad and 400 indigenous are being recompensed to understudies from all regions of Balochistan. He said that HEC is stepping for advancement of advanced education in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, including foundation of a college. He said that HEC grants are recompensed as per the standard recommended by the Government of Pakistan.

He included that particular projects have been started for understudies hailing from less created regions of the nation. He said that HEC is empowering colleges through different activities to advance an exploration culture in the nation. He kept up that distinctive measures are forthcoming to reinforce the scholarly world industry linkages in order to determine result of research completed in colleges.

The administrator additionally educated the advisory group about proposition of building a store for advancement of research entitled 'Change Maker' particularly for research on original thoughts to give arrangements. Highlighting the significance of commercialization of research, the Chairman said that Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORICs) built up in numerous colleges are assuming their due part to statistical surveying of workforce and understudies.

Offering an explanation to various inquiries raised by the panel individuals, Dr Mukhar said that there are 9 colleges in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa without consistent bad habit chancellors. He said that he has raised the worry before the KPK government and it has been guaranteed that Vice Chancellors will be contracted in next two weeks. The executive said that in the catch up of Prime Minister mandates to achieve each region of Pakistan, HEC is in steady arrangements with the Provincial Higher Education Commissions.

Talking on the event, Dr. Amirullah Marwat guaranteed HEC of their finish bolster. He additionally guaranteed HEC of their backing to make a move against unlawful grounds of colleges so that eventual fate of understudies could be shielded. He coordinated the HEC for discharging parent and understudy alarms after like clockwork to illuminate the masses about unlawful colleges, their grounds and projects.

Different individuals from the board who went to the meeting included MNA Muhammad Nazir Khan, MNA Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, MNA Shaista Pervaiz, MNA Amra Khan, MNA Surriya Asghar, and MNA Dr. Imran Khattak.