The revival of HEC: A big challenge for the PTI Government

The revival of HEC: A big challenge for the PTI Government

Recently, one of the seasoned politicians and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee reportedly admonished the administration of the public sector universities to mend their ways as they were not above accountability by any means. While addressing a meeting of the Committee, he emphasized that independence of the universities did …

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Is taking U-turns really a hallmark of great leadership?

The U-turn assertion of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan took the social media by storm. The term has been popularized (rather discredited) to the extent that my search on the Google generated around 2,420,000,000 results in less than 0.80 seconds. In fact, the expression which remained in calculated use in …

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The precarious filing system in the universities: How to fix it?

The precarious filing system in the universities: How to fix it?

The present-day universities are functioning in an increasingly complex and turbulent surrounding. To meet the challenges of the competitive academic environment, flexibility and openness are getting critically important for the survival of academia. The public higher education institutions are required to adapt to changes in its working arrangement to outsmart …

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How to select a fascinating research topic?

How to select a fascinating research topic?

Selecting a perfect topic is an important and complex part of the research process. Doctoral students invariably look for the help and guidance while selecting a good research topic for their Ph.D thesis which is available at a premium. Hence, the idea to find a readymade topic has always been …

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Is the red tape undermining higher education in Pakistan?

Is the red tape undermining higher education in Pakistan?

Universities are complex organizational structures. These are expanding at a brisk pace, too. In the global academic marketplace, academia is increasingly becoming a business-like concern. Management of its official business, though, requires some sort of bureaucratic arrangement, nevertheless, excessive managerialism is a real bane for the seats of higher learning …

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Bureaucratization of higher education in Pakistan

Bureaucratization of higher education in Pakistan

Excessive regulations, red-tapism and highly bureaucratic system of governance are reigning supreme in the institutes of higher education in Pakistan. This phenomenon has not only impinged on the autonomous status of the universities but also ruined efficiency and performance. In fact, there are ingenious ways to deal with excessive bureaucracy. …

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Managing Human Resource in Public Sector Universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: Problems and Prospects

Managing Human Resource in Public Sector Universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: Problems and Prospects

With poorly trained staff, persistently dogged behavior and obsolete organizational structure, official business in the public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are governed in an orthodox fashion. Over the years, management of human resources in these organizations has not received the desired level of attention. Our research study investigated how …

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Doing a Ph.D-Was that really a mistake?

Doing a Ph.D-Was that really a mistake?

In this blog post, I share with the readers, what the two Professors from the US and UK reported on each part of my PhD thesis. The aim is to provide useful insight for the doctoral students who should keep these important things in mind while finalizing the draft of …

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