r Hafiz Muhammad Ali, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Engineering and Technology Taxila (UET Taxila) has won the ‘Best Young Research Scholar Award’ for 2017 in the Engineering category. He was conferred the honor at the 7th HEC Outstanding Research Award Ceremony held the other day. The award is of immense value to scholars competing for the honor as there is only one award reserved in the Engineering Category for ‘Best Young Research Scholar’ across all of Pakistan.
HEC has been striving for strengthening the autonomy of universities with fairness and accountability, said Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri, on Monday. He made these remarks while talking to a delegation of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) who called on him at the Commission Secretariat.
A two-day symposium regarding research practices in Pakistani universities was held at VU, in which nine former and current vice-chancellors of different universities across Pakistan participated.