To recognize the efforts and contribution of faculty members, Higher Education Commission (HEC) honors them through Best University Teacher Award (BUTA), each year. This award scheme was launched in 2003. By providing monetary as well as self-esteemed incentives to the teachers, HEC aims to encourage and recognize the contribution of outstanding university teachers. The project focuses on upgradation of quality of research through staff development and provision of better facilities.
For selection of the awardees, HEC asks for three nominations from each university, all nominations are then scrutinized and approved as per HEC criteria by expert committee to decide best faculty members. For the performance of year 2016, total 160 nominations (equal nominations from public and private sector universities) were received to HEC, out of which only 64 faculty members were selected for the award, on the basis of their achievements and contributions.
The award ceremony was held on 21st February 2018 in HEC secretariat Islamabad. Engr. Balighur Rehman (Minister for Federal Education & Professional Training) was the chief guest, while Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed (Chairman HEC), HEC Executives and a large number of faculty members were also present on the occasion.
From Hamdard University, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology (FEST) faculty member Dr. Dur-e-Jabeen was rewarded with “HEC Best University Teacher Award 2016” for her contribution and outstanding performance in the field of teaching and research. The award also included a cash prize of Rs. 100,000.
National recognition award winner Dr. Dur-e-Jabeen has been serving at Hamdard University for over a decade. She has been actively engaged in research and development. Her research papers have published in various reputed international journals and conferences. She has also been serving as Program Coordinator (Electronic Engineering) since April 2014. Under her supervision and leadership, Electronic Engineering program of Hamdard University, was the first program of the university which implemented and applied accreditation on the basis of Outcome Based Education (OBE) system.