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March 14, 2017

Special secy school education made OSD


March 14, 2017


Special Secretary School Education Imran Sikander has been made Officer on Special Duty (OSD), due to his nomination for a training course. In this regard, Services & General Administration Department (S&GAD) has issued a notification on Monday.

GCU: A delegation of senior professors from French universities visited the Government College University (GCU) on Monday to explore opportunities for joint degree programmes, research collaborations and students’ cultural exchange. 

Organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, the visit was aimed to strengthen the academic and research collaboration of GCU with the French universities. 

The delegation led by Ecole Centrale de Nantes France Director of International Development Prof Dr Sabine Vermillard met with Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and senior faculty members visited the research facilities at the university’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, Natural History Museum and Biotechnology Department.

The French academicians showed keen interest in providing doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships to the GCU faculty members, and initiating joint research projects through the PERIDOT programme which is fully funded by HEC and French government. 

Sabine Vermillard said the student and teachers cultural exchange programmes could play a key role in connecting the universities and people of both the countries.

GCU Director Academic Planning and External Links Ms Fauzia Shaheen briefed the delegation about the history, traditions, infrastructure, research output and international linkages of the University.

She said that GCU had 109 active linkages with national and international universities and research institutes.

Prof Ivan Rakocevic, the Deputy Head of Asian Unit Campus France, briefed the meeting about the role of Campus France in Pakistan.

He said Campus France was the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility, and it was providing full assistance to Pakistani students through local offices and web portal.

GCU Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Prof Dr Islam Ullah Khan, Dean Faculty of Electrical Engineering Prof Dr Riaz Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Kamran Tahir and HEC Program Coordinator Ms Farhat Abbas attended the meeting with French academicians. 

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