ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Jan, 2017 ) : 5-Day Faculty Training Programme on Research Methodology for English Language Teachers in collaboration with Higher education Commission kicked off at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Thursday. Director General HEC Learning Innovation Division Fida Hussain was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony while Director General NUML Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Dean Faculty of English Studies Dr.
Safeer Awan, Course Coordinator HEC Tahir Mehmood, Dr. Ejaz Mirza organizer of the training, focal person training Assistant Professor Muntazir Mehdi, participants from various universities also attended the training session. Speaking on the occasion DG HEC Fida Hussain said that the purpose of the training programme was to create research culture in the country and guide the faculty members to conduct standard research. He said that HEC was striving hard to promote research and it's because of the HEC efforts that Pakistan is producing quality research work as compared to India.
He vowed that HEC will enhance research grant to meet the future needs. He thanked NUML for playing active role to promote research culture. Earlier, Director General NUML Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, in his welcome address said that it is need of the hour to promote research culture in the country and universities must play their due role in this regard. He said that universities can play a role of think tank for the country and guide the government with their quality research in different filed of research. On first day resource persons Dr. Safeer Awan, Dr. Sibghatullah and Dr. Jamil Asghar give their lectures. It is worth to be mentioned that this training programme will end on January 18. 2017.