Conflict of interest: A pathetic account of the public sector universities in Pakistan

Conflict of interest: A pathetic account of the public sector universities in Pakistan

In the public sector universities in Pakistan, many times, situations of conflict of interest arise while dealing with the business of fresh hiring, projects management, procurement, consultancy, examinations and civil work where employees handling with these critically important and sensitive tasks have competing interests or changing loyalties used to be …

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Powers and functions of the governing bodies in the universities in Pakistan: Bridging the gaps between theory and practice

Powers and functions of the governing bodies in the universities in Pakistan: Bridging the gap between theory and practice

University portrays a distinct form of organizational structure for its widely represented powerful governing bodies and the presence of a top-down hierarchy. Universities are academic institutions supposed to have a long-term vision, mission, purpose, goals and objectives, nevertheless, these are getting professional bureaucracies accustomed to time-consuming decision-making processes followed by …

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Challenges in writing a PhD Research Proposal

Challenges in writing a PhD research proposal

Almost a year and a half back, when I was collecting my Ph.D. degree and transcript from my university, I haply ran across, one of my Ph.D. class-fellow, who was there to work with his supervisor on his Ph.D. research proposal/synopsis. I was stunned to see him, there. He was …

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A test case for the PTI Government

A test case for the PTI Government

The saga of appointment of Shabnum Gul, the sister of Zartaj Gul, Minister of State for Climate Change, as Director National Counter Terrorism Authority received unprecedented media attention. The entire blizzard was mostly due to the effective role of the social media for its unbridled sharing of information and partly …

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An interesting account of the most common interview mistakes

An interesting account of the most common interview mistakes

Knowing what to say and how to behave in an interview is critically important. The candidates should present themselves in a more composed manner in order to be selected. They should have to make a positive first impression and convince the interviewers that they would be a good fit for the job. …

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How to prepare mentally and emotionally for the job interview?

How to prepare mentally and emotionally for the job interview?

Based upon my personal and professional life practical experiences, this article is aimed at providing useful insight, valuable guidance and help for the candidates in order to assist them prepare best for the job interview. This write-up provides a brief account of the misadventures on the part of the candidates, …

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Preparation for a job interview: Is it really a tough job?

Preparation for a job interview: Is it really a tough job?

Numerous research studies revealed that a great deal of candidates turns up, on the day of the interview, off-the-cuff. Not because, they do not want to prepare themselves but for the reason that they do not understand, how to gear themselves up. Ironically, very few organizations, the prospective hirers or …

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