A Golden Opportunity to Get a Ph. D. Degree

A Golden Opportunity to Get a Ph. D. Degree

From the last one month the University is functioning without any Vice Chancellor. The corrupt administration is taking the full advantage of this opportunity and setting up new standards of corruption and intellectual dishonesty.  Now-a-days, unofficial rate for a Ph. D. Degree has come down to Rs. 100,000/=. This is an unofficial report for all those who are interested to get a speedy Ph. D. Degrees. University of Education is an ideal place for them. Do not worry; no one will take any action even any one report against you.  Here are some recent examples:

After awarding a Ph. D. Degree to Mr. Farhat Saleem even having following short comings:

  • One of her foreign examiners has pointed out that “There are too many references which are not found in the bibliography”. Usually such practices are carried out by lazy students who copy other’s work without reading the actual sources. This practice is considered as plagiarism and is strongly discouraged even in the academic community. Mrs. Farhat Saleem’s thesis was submitted for final evaluation for the award of Ph. D. degree not a rough draft for proof reading. 
  • Just to bring into readers notice, the similarity index generated by the HEC Plagiarism Software of Mrs. Farhat Saleem’s thesis was much higher than the required stahdard. Her thesis was sent for evaluation on her supervisor’s recommendations.  The same foreign examiner proposed other changes and recommended that “the degree of Ph.D. be awarded to the candidate subject to the adjustment recommended”.
  • The agenda item was presented to the meeting in the absence of the Chairperson. According to the University Calendar Schedule [Section 41.5] in the absence of Chairperson the meeting adjourns and the case cannot be presented.  Nevertheless, the case was presented.
  • In a meeting of Board of Studies (Division of Education) held on dated 26/04/2010, among other three members, as Convener Mrs. Farhat Saleem herself appointed   her examiners for her Ph.D. thesis.
  • Just after 11 days of Board of Advanced Studies and Research meeting, in spite of the above mentioned short comings, Mrs. Farhat Saleem was awarded with a Ph. D. Degree. 

Last week two other Ph. D. students were invited for their thesis defense even there is no Vice Chancellor.  Their thesis defenses were conducted very secretly. Mr. Nasir Mahmood is one of the students. His Ph.D. examiners reports are as below: 

  • One of his foreign examiners pointed out many shortcoming of his thesis like “ However, what is unclear is how the review informed the development of the devised instrument used in the survey – this need to be clear … In the analysis (p94, and elsewhere) the use of numbers and percentages in the same paragraph is confusing and detracts from the statements being made … the concluding chapter is in need of a re-write so that the differences and similarities of regular and contract teachers are more clearly demonstrated”.  The examiner recommended that “the candidate be invited to amend his dissertation along the lines outlined above. In doing so he will enhance his work, make it more accessible to a wider readership, and make a more significant contribution to research in field.”  
  • His local examiner also made various observations and recommended that “the candidate should be asked to remove the suggested errors and faults. Correction should be made and the same will be resubmitted for the award of degree.”
  • According to Ph. D. Regulations 9.9 the candidate has to make the recommended changes and according to Ph. D. Regulations 9.10 the revised version of the thesis will be sent to the same examiner who proposed the changes.  Contrarily, the UE administration manipulated the minutes of proceeding of BASR and reported: “The scholar will revise the thesis and incorporate the changes in the light of the suggestions made by external examiner (Ivan Reid) and local examiner (Dr. Usman Khalil)…The scholar will re-submit the revised version of the thesis within six months. …The supervisor will certify that all the corrections observed by the examiners have been incorporated in a satisfactory manner….The viva of the scholar will be conducted after the receipt of the report to the Controller Examination from the supervisor”. 

Hurry up – do no miss the opportunity.

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Published by: Dr. M. A. Pasha

I have obtained a M. Sc. in Physics (Gold Medal) degree from Islamia University Bahawalpur in 1981 and a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science from University of Southampton, UK in 1996. I have more than 30 years experience in tertiary education, ten of which have been in strategic leadership positions, including as Professor of Computer Science and Dean, Faculty of Computing & Information Sciences, Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore; Professor of Computer Science and Director, Division of Science & Technology at University of Education, Lahore; Pro-Rector of Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi. Director, Institute of Computer Sciences & Software Engineering, The University of Lahore; Dean, University of Central Punjab, Lahore; Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Information Technology, University of the Punjab, Lahore; Principal, Punjab University College of Information Technology, University of the Punjab, Lahore; Professor & Pro-Rector, Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi. I also have the honor to work as Vice Chairman, National Computing Education Accreditation Council (Pakistan); Chairman Inter Universities Faculty Board for Policy and Framework Development of Computer Science and Information Technology Degree Programs (Punjab, Pakistan). In addition, I have worked in various academic and administrative committees of public as well as private universities performing diverse nature of assignments. Presently, I am member of the Chief Minister’s Committee to “Develop a Vision for Information Technology in Punjab”. I have delivered various teacher training workshops and taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervised postgraduate students and published 40 papers in national & international journals & conference proceedings. Knowledge Management, WWW Multimedia Content Management, and Artificial Intelligence are the key areas of my interest. I have attended various national & international professional trainings, conferences and took part in international ICT consultation sessions in Cambodia and Bangladesh in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

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