HEC launches programme to acknowledge services of outstanding senior professors, scientists

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ISLAMABAD :Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched an “HEC Distinguished National Professors” programme to usethe services of outstanding senior professors and scientists in universities and research and development organizations and utilize their services in national organizations.Project Manager (Human resource Development), Distinguished National Professor Programme, Afsheen Akhtar said that the selected HEC national professors would be engaged in teaching and research in public sector institutions. The programme has been launched to acknowledge the services rendered by outstanding senior professors and scientists in universities and research and development organizations and to utilize their services in national organizations, she said.The HEC distinguished national professor will be entitled to fix emoluments salary of Rs150,000/ per month (Rs 100,000 as personal expense and Rs50,000/ as research grant).The project manager informed that the appointment shall be made for a period of two years on contract renewable depending on yearly satisfactory performance.According to the eligibility criteria, those who apply for this programme must be PhD in any discipline, have research and teaching experience preferably with a significant number of PhDs produced and membership of professional societies.The candidate must have national or international publications and exhibitions, awarded national or international awards or honors and won national or international research grants.

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