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Buying academic Ferraris

We have a planning problem. We are always in a (fool’s) rush to raise the next project, build the next megaproject, but once it is completed, the ribbon is cut,…

Intern experience

THE Higher Education Commission (HEC) recently launched a new competency-based undergraduate system for Pakistani universities and degree-awarding institutions. Summer internships are an essential component of the framework. Internships have been…

Academics And Rural Development

Academics and rural development

It will take no less than an academic book to capture the journey of rural transformation in Pakistan for being one of the countries with the largest rural development initiatives…

HEC training for IPFP fellows’ cohort-I concludes

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) organised certificate distribution ceremony for Cohort-I of 2023 of the National Faculty Development Programme for IPFP Fellows at National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE). Interim…

How to create a confident nation

Even though young Pakistanis who enter the international market are quite bright and motivated, they lack the most important attributes of a skilled professional. Some skills that they lack include…

NAHE launches fellowship for IPFP fellows

The IPFP Fellows, who have successfully completed the National Faculty Development Programme (NFDP), are now eligible to apply for an internationally recognised Fellowship in teaching and learning launched by the…

Tenure Track System reforms

The Tenure Track System (TTS) was introduced by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in 2002, as part of the strategy for reforming education quality. The objective was to attract…

Magic Of A Teacher

Magic of a teacher

A witty quote runs, “Doctors bury their mistakes. Lawyers hang them. But journalists put theirs on the front page.” I would add, “And teachers exhibit theirs for generations to come.”…

King and Gandhi’s India

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr, one of the greatest nonviolent leaders of the 20th century, was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, US.…

You are what you WhatsApp?

Letters are formal. Texts and chats are informal. Letters and emails are with a subject. Texts are boundaryless. Grammar is part of the formal writing. And too cumbersome for the…