ISLAMABAD   -   Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Tariq Banuri on Tuesday said that there is a severe need to get rid of metrics that emphasises on quantity of research papers produced towards the weight of one quality paper.

In his speech on ‘Academic Rigging,’ the HEC chief encouraged the faculty members and IPFP fellows to study the literature and stay up-to-date with knowledge and transfer it to the students effectively. 

Banuri was the keynote speaker at a national conference ‘Meeting of the Minds’ organised by the National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE). 

The conference brought together early career researchers/academics undergone training at NAHE under the National Faculty Development Programme (NFDP) and placed at HEIs through the IPFP fellowship. 

These IPFP fellows received a Start-Up Research Grant (SRGP) for a research project at the institution of placement of up to Rs1 million. Upon completion of the project, NAHE encouraged them to reflect their research findings in a poster and provided them training on poster making which was offered by Dr Rahman Shah Zaib Saleem from LUMS. 

A total of 65 IPFP fellows submitted their posters for evaluation to panel members (senior academics) from HEIs.