Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission’s governing body on Friday approved promotion and appointment of some 16 officers, besides full reimbursement of fee to students.
Three directors were promoted as director general (DG) while three DGs were appointed through direct selection. Approval was accorded for promotion of five officers as directors along with appointment of two directors for Information Technology Division.
Moreover, two project directors were also appointed, one for Phase-II of Indigenous PhD Fellowships and the other for PhD Scheme under Aghaz-e-Huqooq-e-Balochistan while a project manager for Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.
The governing body, which met here, also gave approval for complete refund of fee to students under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme. Previously, only tuition fee was being refunded.
The Commission discussed progress and programmes related to Research and Development (R&D) and proposed formation of technical committees to review its various policies, including initiatives regarding Pakistan Programme for Collaborative Research, Access to Scientific Instrumentation, Award of Travel Grants to Universities Faculty and Researchers, Grants for Organizing Seminars, Entrepreneurship, patent filing, Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORICs), National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU), Business Incubation Centres, etc.