HEC Faculty Development Program for Pakistani Universities are open apply now. The Faculty Development (Indigenous program for 2,000 Split PhD scholarships for faculty members of Pakistani HEC recognized Universities/DAIs having Master degree with minimum 18 years of education. The scholar will be required to start the initial research in Pakistan and at any point during research, he/she would be required to proceed abroad for a maximum period of 6-12 months with the recommendations of local supervisor and approval/ acceptance of foreign supervisor for research/thesis work.

  • Ph.D. Scholarships has been designed for capacity enhancement of Non-PhD Faculty Members of Universities/DAIs.
  • The proposed program will provide a chance to non-PhD faculty members to pursue their Ph.D. degree in Pakistani / world Recognized University /DAIs.
  • A program is proposed to encourage collaboration between Pakistani and World-renown/recognized institutions.
  • The program will also bring opportunities to develop research projects and simultaneously build capacity in the education system of both the partner countries.
  • Providing centralized leadership for enhancing the effectiveness of teaching and learning at Pakistan. It also provides an opportunity of learning abroad for research and development, instructional support to assist existing non-PhD faculty members.
  • The project will help in achieving goals identified in VISION 2025 and MTDF 2010-15 of HEC.
  • The purpose of the FDP is to encourage and reward existing faculty for developing their teaching skills in key areas of their expertise. It caters to enhance the education level and encourage the young non-PhD faculty members so that they can contribute in nation building with their technical and professional enhanced knowledge.
  • To promote activities to enhance the quality of learning and teaching across the sector and assists institutions in identifying and fostering excellence.
  • To enhance the research and development activities in Universities /Degree Awarding Institutions (DAIs) in Pakistan by providing funds to the Universities for upgrading their research facilities particularly small laboratory equipment, chemicals, IT equipment etc. which will not only facilitates research of the HEC scholar cum faculty member but also serves as an asset for the department to establish up to date research laboratories to meet the international standards.

Quantify Objectives of the Project

  • At present about 25,000 faculty members are serving in Higher Learning Degree awarding institutions are without a terminal degree. The project will provide opportunities to 2000 existing faculty members inducted in the universities / DAIs but do not have the terminal degree.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in particular fields/discipline to be identified as per university and curricula requirements.
  • The proposed project will target about 2000 existing faculty, having age up to 45 Years to improve their skill through proposed scholarships program and contribute in academic & R&D activities with full potential.
  • There will be a direct impact of the proposed scheme as the 2000 Non-PhD existing faculty members will get a chance to get their terminal degree which will increase the percentage of Ph.D. VS Non-PhD.
  • The Split Ph.D. scholarships will only be offered to those Pakistani University/DAIs if they have linkages /active Split Ph.D. programs with world-renowned /recognized universities abroad.
  • 04 members Project Director / Supporting staff will be hired at HEC, Islamabad to implement the project under the supervision of the HRD Division and National Scholarship Management Committee (NSMC).

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  1. Eighteen-year education or an equivalent degree in the relevant field.
  2. Two years minimum experience of teaching /serving in University/DAIs. Minimum two years’ experience is mandatory for a candidate
  3. Minimum CGPA should be 3.00 or First Division in MS / MPhil/Equivalent Degree.
  4. No third division or D grade is allowed.
  5. Not more than 45 years of age at the time of closing date for the application Age limit (Maximum 45, no minimum age).
  6. Candidates will be required to apply through proper channel.
  7. The scholar will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record/topic of research and admission secured in Pakistan.
  8. Equal opportunity to entire applicants. Preferences will be given to the faculty working in the remote areas universities / DAIs / Campuses.
  9. Selected Faculty member must be required to obtained admission other than their own university, in HEC recognized universities in Pakistan. Admission in serving University will not be allowed. However, those universities who have more than one approved campus from HEC, faculty of these universities may allow enrolling in their sub-campuses /excellence centers.
  10. The faculty members who are already enrolled in the PhD program will not be allowed to avail these scholarships.
  11. Regular faculty are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Those institutions which have the contractual setup of employment, they are also eligible to apply for the scholarships. However, the faculty member will be bound to serve the parent university after Ph.D. degree.
  12.  Visiting/adjunct faculty are not eligible to apply

Federal Government Quota Policy:

Keeping in view the capacity and to maximum facilitate the scholars from all provinces, the project will select the scholars as per Federal Government quota policy. The Government of Pakistan has approved the quota policy for the award of scholarship in ECNEC meeting held on July 29, 2011. The Federal Government Quota Policy will be as follows:

MeritPunjabKPKSindh-RSindh-UBalochFATA/ GBAJK
7.50%50.00%11.50%11.40%7.60%6.00%4.00%2.00%

SELECTION CRITERIA

    • Applicants will be required to meet all the selection criteria for entry into the PhD program specified by the Pakistani universities as per HEC policies.
    • Keeping in view fresh enrollment in to PhD program it is not mandatory proposal may be evaluated PhD supervisory committee. However Application / proposals will be evaluated by the PhD supervisory committee according to their relevance to the goals of the program and their scientific and technical merit.
    • There should be at least 3 PhD Faculty members in a department to launch a PhD program.
    • The selection for Universities local and abroad whose departments are meeting the HEC Quality Assurance criteria to run PhD program. PhD Programs will be endorsed by PMU/QAD& QAA of HEC.
    • The 06 -12-months period of study abroad (preferably in top ranked 500 universities of the World as per QS ranking) is supported by the scholarship can be taken at any stage during PhD study, providing this is justified in study plan. It can be divided into two or more periods with no more than 12 months in the award term.
    • The selected Faculty members will be required to have a Foreign Co-Supervisor from well reputed foreign university abroad (preferably in top ranked 500 universities of the World as per QS ranking where they will complete foreign session of the study plan)
    • National Scholarship Management Committee decision will be final for selection of award. However applications are considered on the following basis.
      1. Academic Merit of the Candidate( By Academic Evaluation Formula)
      2. Higher Education Aptitude Test
      3. Interview
      4. Quality of the Plan of the study
      5. Potential impact of the work on the development of the country

All Discipline will be considered however numbers of scholarship awards will be decided based on need assessment/ requirement and have direct impact on the society.

    • All Discipline will be considered however numbers of scholarship awards will be decided based on need assessment/ requirement and have direct impact on the society.

STUDY PLAN

    • Selected Faculty members will be required to obtained admission at their own other than Parent/ serving University in department of University/Degree Awarding Institute who are meeting HEC Quality Assurance Criteria to run a PhD program.
    • Scholar will be required to start the initial research in Pakistan and at any point during research he/she would be required to proceed abroad for a maximum period of 6-12 months with the recommendations of local supervisor and approval of foreign supervisor for research / thesis work. As per university local and foreign university arrangements, the scholar can extend the period abroad with no financial cost on the part of HEC.
    • Scholar will prepare the synopsis outlines.
    • Scholar will complete course work in Pakistan and pass the PhD comprehensive examination and in the meantime he/she will finalize and defend the synopsis with the involvement of local and foreign supervisor through video conferencing /Skype/ Viber or any other means.
    • Scholar will be required to start the initial research in Pakistan and at any point during research he/she would be required to proceed abroad for a maximum period of 6-12 months with the recommendations of local supervisor and approval of foreign supervisor for research / thesis work. As per university local and foreign university arrangements, the scholar can extend the period abroad with no financial cost on the part of HEC.
    • Exact time of R&D abroad shall be determined on a case to case basis, ideally by the respective supervisors with the consent of the scholar.
    • In 1st batch, the selected faculty members will have to obtain admission for PhD in those HEC recognized universities/DAIs only who already have collaboration / Memorandum of understanding with reputed universities abroad.
    • In case of any pre-requisite/additional course while staying aboard, no additional funding will be made.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Length of PhD Degree

      • Scholarship is provided for up to a maximum period of 4 years. Foreign session will be for a period of 6-12 months.

Monitoring Of Scholars Progress

      • Agreement states that the University/DAIs and Supervisor of the scholar will be responsible for setting the overall direction of the PhD program. This includes reviewing the progress of the PhD candidates. In case of any deviation supervisor is equally responsible.
      • Reviews will be conducted on an annual basis and will be supplemented by six-monthly reports to HEC by respective supervisors summarizing the progress of their PhD students.
      • An annual progress report will be required either in Pakistan or partner University abroad duly signed by the supervisor of respective countries. The student and supervisor are responsible to submit the progress report regularly.

      FINANCIAL BENEFITS

      Head of ExpenseRs. (M)Qty.Total
      Local Cost   
      Tuition Fee to University @ Rs.0.10 m. per annum (Average)0.10040.400
      Maintenance Allowance / Stipend @Rs.18,000/ p.m.0.018480.864
      Support to University during PhD duration (04 years) for lab/workshop equip. consumables and supplies etc. @ Rs. 60,000/ p.a.0.06040.240
      Remuneration to Supervisor @   Rs.0.150 (M)
      On Synopsis Approval Rs. 0.05/-
      On Thesis Submission Rs. 0.05/-
      On PhD Completion Rs. 0.05/-
      0.15010.150
      Book Allowance   @ Rs.5000/ p.a. X 4 years0.00540.020
      Air Ticket @ Rs.0.25 m. (Once)0.2510.250
      Sub total (A) :  1.924
      Foreign Cost (06 months)US$ Pak Rs.
      Average Maintenance Allowance / Stipend @ average US$1200 pm120091.102
      Average Bench Fee @ US$ 4000/400010.408
      Thesis evaluation from abroad US$200 (once)20010.020
      Health Insurance @ US $ 60 pm6090.055
      Sub total (B):5460 1.585
      Total Unit Cost (A&B)3.509

      REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

      Superviosr Profile (1).docx

      Departmental proforma (5).docx

      Deed of Agreement – FDP.docx

      Certificate of Surety – FDP.docx

      List of Universities for PhD Admission under Faculty Development Program

      Sr NoUniversity
      1QUAID-I-AZAM UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
      2UNIVERSITY OF  THE PUNJAB, LAHORE
      3UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, FAISALABAD
      4NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY, ISLAMABAD
      5INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
      6COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ISLAMABAD
      7PIR MEHR ALI SHAH ARID AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY, RAWALPINDI
      8THE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE PESHAWAR, PESHAWAR
      9UNIVERSITY OF PESHAWAR, PESHAWAR
      10UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, LAHORE
      11GOVERNMENT COLLEGE UNIVERSITY, LAHORE
      12NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY & GENETIC ENGINEERING, FAISALABAD
      13UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, LAHORE
      14PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES, ISLAMABAD
      15COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ABBOTTABAD
      16UNIVERSITY OF SINDH, JAMSHORO
      17LAHORE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN UNIVERSITY, LAHORE
      18PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENTAL ECONOMICS, ISLAMABAD
      19MEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, JAMSHORO
      20FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN UNIVERSITY, RAWALPINDI
      21NATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB
      22LAHORE UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (LUMS), LAHORE
      23UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, PESHAWAR
      24BAHRIA UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
      25AIR UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
      26HAILEY COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB, LAHORE
      27INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, PESHAWAR
      28SINDH AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY, TANDOJAM
      29NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF COMPUTER AND EMERGING SCIENCES, ISLAMABAD
      30SUKKUR INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
      31UNIVERSITY OF BALOCHISTAN, QUETTA
      32COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, LAHORE
      33NED UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, KARACHI
      34H.E.J. RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI, KARACHI
      35DOW UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, KARACHI
      36GHULAM ISHAQ KHAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY, TOPI
      37INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, KARACHI
      38UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LAHORE
      39BAHRIA UNIVERSITY, KARACHI
      40NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF COMPUTER AND EMERGING SCIENCES, KARACHI
      41NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF COMPUTER AND EMERGING SCIENCES, LAHORE
      42UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, TAXILA
      43UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES LAHORE
      44BALOCHISTAN UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, QUETTA
      45NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, QUAID-I-AZAM UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
      46Center for Advance Studies in Engineering, Islamabad (CASE)
      47UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, PESHAWAR
      48UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, LAHORE
      49UNIVERSTY OF PESHAWAR, PESHAWAR

      HOW TO APPLY

      Application Procedure

          •  Applicants are required to submit the only online application through http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/fdp  Hard copy of an application and other documents will be required at later stages.
          • Original online deposit slip/ ATM Transfer Slip of Rs. 500/-(non-refundable) as application processing fee in favor of Director General Finance, HEC. A fee can be deposited through any bank in Account Number 1742-79001334-01 Habib Bank Limited.

          CURRENT STATUS

          Batch-1

          A total of 453 applied for academic session 2019-19. The HEC Aptitude Test and interviews of the qualified applicants have been made. Provisionally offered made. and the deadline for the submission of pre-requisite documents has been given March 31, 2019.

          Faculty Development Program for Pakistani Universities​

          Faculty Development Program for Pakistani Universities

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