Punjab University Institute of English Studies (IES) in collaboration with Englishers International and Oxford University Press organized an International Training Workshop for PhD Supervisors in English Studies.
This workshop, which is first of its kind in Pakistan, consists of eight sessions, three of which were held today. More than ninety candidates from across the country have registered for the workshop which is attended by 4 international and a dozen of national scholars.
The inaugural session started with a welcome note from Prof. Dr. Amra Raza, Director IES, Dean Arts and Humanities, PU. It was followed by an adress by Pro Vice Chancellor PU, Pro. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Mazhar who highlighted the importance of such workshops by regarding them a good opportunity for sharing contemporary discoveries, updates and personal experiences. Playing up the importance of social sciences, he said that no society has ever developed scientifically without having been developed socially.
He further added that students should be encouraged to widen their studies beyond their curriculum so that a society of balanced intelligentsia comes into being. Fayaz Raja, Director Sales Oxford University Press (OUP), came after that to represent OUP and enlighten audience regarding the purpose of the workshop and the culture of piracy in Pakistan.