Teach For Pakistan announces Campus Leader Program, 2019-2020

Islamabad: Teach For Pakistan’s Campus Leader (CL) program is a unique six month experience for students to become the face of Teach For Pakistan in their university campus, lead a recruitment campaign while learning from a network of passionate individuals.  Each year exceptional students from each campus are selected to be part of the Campus Leader Program. This opportunity develops their own organizational and management skills while at the same time allows them to motivate the most outstanding talent of Pakistan to actively address the country’s most pressing challenge of educational inequity.

To learn more visit the website. www.iteachforpakistan.org

6th Islamabad Literature Festival to take place on September 27

ILFIslamabad Literature Festival (ILF) is an especially important event and occupies a distinctive position in the cultural, educational, and literary life of Pakistan. It is a young city, and it therefore vibrates with the energies of youth. Its naturally beautiful location makes it an ideal place for literary, cultural, and creative inspiration to flourish.

The sixth Islamabad Literature Festival is scheduled to take place on 27, 28, and 29 September 2019. As before, it is being organized by Oxford University Press at the Hotel Margala in Islamabad.

The aims of ILF are to develop interaction between writers, intellectuals, and artists within Pakistan and across borders, cultures, and languages, and to nurture and promote books and the habit of reading. Given the presence of the diplomatic community here, it provides a unique opportunity to put Pakistan on the map as a country rich in culture, creativity, and exchange of ideas and opinions. ILF brings together and celebrates Pakistani and international authors writing in many languages, including Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Potohari, Seraiki, English, and other languages. It features debates/discussions; talks; mushairas (poetry recitals) in Urdu, English, a book fair; book launches, readings and signings; film screenings; music; dance; and much more.

While the roots of ILF are nourished by the rich traditions of our heritage, it will especially look forward to the future and explore new writings, new trends, and new technologies, and provide platforms to younger authors and scholars.

Courtesy: OUP /KLF

L.E.A.P (Learn. Enrich. Accelerate. Professionalize) – A Teradata Graduate Program, 2019

If you are ambitious and have a passion for business, you want to work for a consulting company where your skills and capabilities are constantly challenged, where you have the flexibility to experiment and innovate and are given exposure to multinational clients world over then Teradata Global delivery center is the right place.

Teradata says that it will train you and make you put to practice what you have learned in the universities in real world. At Teradata GDC, the company gives you an opportunity to transform into skilled professionals in your chosen field of interest. It will help you enable to be able to explore your potential and interest in an environment that promotes diversity of thoughts and ideas.

Teradata is looking for diverse, energetic, flexible and culturally aware undergraduate and postgraduate students with excellent problem solving skills and are willing to be part of our 2019 Teradata Graduate program. It is a 1 year program where you will be trained on our tools and technologies in different functions and inducted into our mainstream departments at the end of the program. List below

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Integration (ETL)
  • QA & Testing
  • Managed Services
  • Application Development
  • Teradata Analytics Applications
  • Advanced Analytics

General Requirements
The candidate should ideally hold a Bachelors/Master’s degree in computer sciences/IT/software engineering/mathematics/statistics/Business administration and the following skills

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Rigorous application of structured thinking
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (English)
  • Discipline to pace own work
  • Effective team working habits
  • Eye for detail
  • Willingness to travel

Specific Requirements
Help build the young talented graduates into professionals who can exhibit the following characteristics

  • Passion– Do great things because we believe in them
  • Future focused– Innovative
  • Grounded Expert– Become the Gurus in our domains
  • Practical– Diligent and hands-on

Teradata takes keen interest in the grooming and development of its graduates. Shortlisted candidates will be called for written aptitude and technical tests followed by interviews.

Courtesy: Teradata

Chevening scholarship 2020 opens for young professionals

cheveningApplications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open until 5 November 2019.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds and a strong vision for the future. The scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also giving access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

If you have ambition, leadership potential, a strong academic background, and are looking to bring your ideas to life, we encourage you to apply for a Chevening Scholarship.

What is included?

As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your award includes the following:

  • university tuition fees
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

How to apply?

Applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply

Bam-e-Dunya Music conference sets ambitious goal of protection and promotion of music


Gilgit, July 29 (PR) – Music experts and scholars from local, national and international including Afghanistan and Tajikistan, academia and civil society institution – agreed to work together to protect and promote in shared geographical region comprising the Karakoram, Pamir Mountains and the Wakhan – this area is also known as the roof of the world/ Bam-e-Dunya – due to its high altitude.

International centre for integrated Mountain Development ICIMOD, WWF – Pakistan, Karakorum International University, GB Folks, Ministry of National Food and research, Government of GB joined hands to organize this conference in order to protect and nurture the phenomenal potential of rich music culture of the diverse ethnicities of Gilgit Baltistan, Kohistan, Chitral, Swat and many places of Wakhan and Pamiri. Culutre.

The conference was first of its kind which was highly appreciated due to its format by the participants as it provided a huge platform to overview music with research and actual is first of its kind to research and literally approach. It was aimed to set a platform for the researchers, artists and other stakeholders to highlight the diversity and richness of culture, music and literature/linguistics of the HKP landscape.

Connecting the stakeholders including artists spread over the region is crucial to sustain, promote and celebrate the diversity, termed by DG ICIMOD. They Deputy Speaker GB Legislative Assembly Mr. Jaffar Ullah Khan highlighted the importance of music to engage the new generation in healthy and creativity which can help curb the religious fundamentalism. He emphasized the need to help the GB government by the relevant civil society, academia and development organizations to protect the endangered languages of the mountain region through documentation and including the local languages in curricula.

Researchers presented their research work on the endangered languages and musical instruments historically being used by the mountain communities and shared the commonalities of instruments, rhythms and songs. It is recommended in the conference to devise a mechanism for the researchers and artists to come together from time to time to share their learning, experiences, commonalities to protect as well as promote the cultural and musical diversity and create room for fusion with the modern musical instruments. Artists, researchers, culture and music can help reduce the prevailing mistrust among and between the neighboring countries in the region. Researchers from Afghanistan and Tajikistan also shared their research findings and highlighted elements threatening mountain indigenous music and musical instruments.

Participants concluded their strong recommendation: support for opening new music and culture academy or department within the universities. Patronage of artists/ musicians. Strengthening of exchange opportunities. Documentation and digitization. Increasing research to address growing challenges. To increase collaboration of Government, academia and civil society.