PHEC launches split PhD programme for teachers

Salim Ahmed

The Punjab Higher Education Commission has launched split PhD scholarship Program to be offered to faculty members of universities and colleges to pursue their PhDs in top academic institutions of the world.
To begin with, PHEC has started a pilot project and initially it would offer 6 scholarships to the faculty members of Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies. In this regard, an MoU signing ceremony was held at Committee Room of PU Vice Chancellor’s office.
PHEC Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin, PU VC Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir and Dean Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences Prof Dr Zakria Zakir were present on the occasion. Addressing the meeting, Dr Nizamuddin said that the MoU was related to pilot Split PhD Scholarship Program offered for extending opportunities of higher learning and research to the faculty of public sector universities and colleges. He said that PHEC was taking steps for capacity building of teachers serving in institutions of higher learning.
He said that the program would be a good opportunity for the teachers to complete their PhDs from foreign universities. He said PHEC had taken several initiatives to improve quality of higher education in the province and this program would also provide a golden opportunity for talented teachers to polish their research skills and get international exposure.

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