ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Thursday organized a national colloquium in Islamabad to sensitize the students of higher education about the theses-writing and research publication’s techniques.
The event enabled the students to do their academic work as per the international standard and needs of the society.
It was part of the series of activities undertaken by the University to promote research culture in the country.
The University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui since he took over the charge of his office about two and half years back laid special emphasis on construction and disseminating of knowledge.
He took number of initiatives to engage the students in research-based activities, particularly those linked with Community’s welfare.
Perusing a road-map set by the VC, 12 journals were published and 22 national and international conferences were organized in a short span time.
In order to facilitate the research scholars, the University’s science laboratories and the country-wide library- network have been upgraded keeping in view students’ requirements.
A special financial package was given to the faculty and non-faculty members in order to motivate and inspire them to focus on research.
The four-day colloquium was being participated by M.Phil and PhD-level students from AIOU and other Universities as well. The event was arranged by the Department of Physics.
While addressing the opening session, the Registrar AIOU Dr Muhammad Naeem Qureshi urged the students to make best possible use of the opportunity improving their theses’ writing skill.
The Registrar AIOU said the purpose could be well achieved through extensive writing practices.
The opening was also addressed by the Chairman Physics Department Dr. Zafar Ilyas who highlighted objectives of the event.
Eminent resource persons were engaged to apprise the participants about different learning methodology.