HEC to convert all universities into smart universities

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Peshawar—Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Tuesday said that all universities in the country would be converted into smart universities by providing them unlimited internet facilities.
Inaugurating Psychology Research Center in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) here, he said that the research center had been established with the support of Southern Methodist University.
The centre is equipped with latest equipment and books which would be highly resourceful to the research scholars of province. On this occasion, HEC Chairman also distributed laptops among 71 students of Undergraduate and Graduate level under third distribution of 2nd phase of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.
Cheques were also awarded to 72 students of different departments under HEC Need based Scholarship Program. Addressing to the program participants Prof. Dr. Mukhtar, shared that 48 percent females and 52 percent males working in various departments of HEC, hoping that this ratio would be increased in coming years. He said that foucus had been given to research and providing all the
possible facilities to the universities. Quaid e Azam University was the top research university in the country and 12,000 research papers were added in the pool of knowledge which was a major contribution and pride for Pakistan, he added.—APP