Research scholarships scheme for post-graduate students

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Punjab AIDS Control Programme (PACP) is successfully contributing its part in improving public health by enhancing diagnostic facilities for different infections along with the HIV. PACP has taken a great milestone by introducing PACP Research Scholarships Scheme for Post Graduate students (MPhil & PhD) all over the Punjab. The focus of these research proposals is mainly Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Public Health, Physiology, Gender studies and Pathology. In the first phase, 44 applications for PhD while 76 applications for MPhil were received. PhD students will be awarded Rs 40,000/-, whereas MPhil students Rs 20,000/- every month. To maintain the quality of research work, these applications were evaluated by panel of experts from all over the province.
It was informed by the Project Director PACP and Additional Secretary P&SH Department Dr. Adnan Zafar, here today. He further said that the selected students under this scheme will be provided sufficient space to polish their abilities to cope with objective oriented research.
The lectures from nationally and internationally renowned scientists of respective fields will be arranged for these research students.