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SSUET to plan offering 5 percent honorarium for researchers: VC

KARACHI: The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) has said that the varsity is considering offering a 5 percent honorarium to the researchers in addition to their regular facilities and privileges.

While presiding over the meeting Vice-Chancellor SSUET, Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin said “Academic research is a significant tool to expands the knowledge base and enlightens the mindset of the students and the faculty”.

Vali Uddin pointed out that Sir Syed University is playing a pivotal role in promoting research culture at the campus, knowing that the cutting-edge research motivates lecturers to face the contemporary challenges in society.

He said, “The creation of a research-intensive environment is necessary to cater to a culture of research. The researchers must collaborate with each other so that their knowledge, skills and abilities are accessible to everyone and are of mutual benefit to the stakeholders involved”.

The culture of research collaboration has the capacity to promote prosperity, success and problem-solving capabilities, he added.

Dr. Rabia Noor Enam, Director of Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), presented a review report of research activities.

She explained how to apply for funding for research at the national and international levels. She talked about the criteria and eligibility required for the allocation of funds for research.

Dr. Shaheena Noor of the Computer Engineering Department gave a presentation regarding her own PhD research work, while Cluster Heads gave out a brief report of their progress in respective fields of research.

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