HEC offers indigenous scholarships for pursuance of PhD in Pakistan


HEC offeres Indigenous scholarships for pursuance of PhD in PakistanISLAMABAD: In line of Pakistan government decision to increase the number of scholarships and to meet the targets under Mid Term Development Framework MTDF 2010-15, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to offer  more HEC Indigenous scholarships for the pursuance of PhD.

According to the HEC these scholarships will be offered at Pakistani HEC recognized Universities and degree Awarding Institutes whose departments are meeting the HEC criteria for running MS/ PhD programs.

TheNewsTribe’s correspondent from Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad confirmed that the scholarships would be advertised next week by HEC and deadline for the submission of applications would be August 30, 2013.

The  prospective applicants who are willing to avail this opportunity are required to complete the pre-requisite formalities including university admission and GAT General Scores conducted by NTS.

In Indigenous scholarships scheme, HEC also provides funds to the Universities for upgrading their research facilities particularly small laboratory equipment, chemicals, IT equipment etc. which not only facilitates research of the HEC scholar but also serves as an asset for the department to establish up to date research laboratories.

Indigenous Scholarship Scheme:

The specific objective of the 5000 Indigenous Scholarship Scheme is to create a critical mass of highly qualified human resources in all fields of studies taught at the advanced level in local universities. These locally qualified academics and researchers will improve the R&D potential of public as well as private universities and it will also strengthen the local industrial sector.

According to the HEC “With the launching of the scheme, research culture in public/private sector Universities has been developed in accordance with International norms/standards. This project is focused at diversified disciplines belonging to all fields of Science & Technology as well as Social Sciences, Humanities and Life Sciences. To enhance the research facilities in these fields the Higher Education Commission has funded many Departments/Universities to establish research labs. This has brought tremendous change in research culture of the Pakistani Universities.”

The relevant information is available at HEC website.