Home / Lead / HEC Reviews 171 Universities for Quality & Governance
Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.

HEC Reviews 171 Universities for Quality & Governance

31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes closed 

Further intake in 56 PhD and 10 MPhil programme

Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.

s closed separately

Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD (September 21, 2016) “HEC has rigorously been improving the higher education sector, despite numerous challenges, with the Government support,” stated Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan while giving an overview of progress made in higher education sector during the last few years.

Addressing a press conference at the Commission Secretariat on Wednesday, the Chairman said that HEC, with its prime focus on quality assurance and access to higher education, is ensuring to bring the sector at par with international standards and requirements. He announced that HEC will launch Higher Education’s Vision 2025 in next month to set new targets in view of future academic requirements and to align the educational goals with Government’s futuristic policies.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed said HEC is reviewing the market needs, acceptance level and relevance of various academic programmes and will launch new programmes or shelve some existing ones to cope with national requirements. “The Government has remarkably increased the budget of higher education sector during the last three years and HEC is dedicatedly developing higher education. However, we still have a long way to go,” he said.

Referring to the recent HEC visits to various public and private sector universities to assess quality of their programmes, he said that a total of 293 PhD programmes and 57 MPhil programmes of 171 universities have been reviewed. He revealed that 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes of different universities have been closed due to lack of fulfillment of minimum quality standards. 

The Chairman said that HEC has stopped further intake in 56 PhD and 10 MPhil programmes in various institutions for the same reason. “During the review process, HEC teams primarily assessed whether or not the universities are following the Act on which they are operating, are their statuary bodies in place, if they are abiding by structural guidelines, and if they are following a proper criteria for affiliations. HEC has adopted world’s best practices including soft reviews and hard reviews of university programmes after obtaining NoCs.”

He said that HEC has been emphasizing involvement of professional accreditation bodies in launch and functionality of academic programmes. “We have agreed with all the accreditation councils not to issue conditional NoCs. HEC does not compromise on fulfillment of faculty requirements, curricula needs and overall quality.”

He continued to say that on three out of about 12 institutions newly established under the public-private partnership have been awarded NoC. He further said that HEC

Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.

will conduct review visits of university campuses in the second phase and, subsequently, of over 3000 colleges affiliated with various universities in the third phase.

Plagiarism Cases, the Chairman said that HEC has received 198 complaints since 2006, in which 160 cases have been finalized. He said that 90 complaints have proved to be false while 38 faculty members have been blacklisted. He added that 38 cases are under process and six cases are sub judice. “HEC has extended Turnitin to every university. HEC will present a proposal to the Commission, HEC’s governing body, that if a scholar commits plagiarism, his or her supervisor should also be blacklisted,” he stated.

Regarding opening of university campuses at district level, Dr. Mukhtar said that new campuses of various universities have been launched in 29 districts, including 11 in Balochistan, five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six in Sindh and three in Gilgit-Baltistan, in the first phase while Higher Education Department, Punjab will soon provide the list. He said about 90 districts of the country are devoid of any university campus, however HEC will ensure access to higher education.

To a question, he said that the number of HEC scholars who avoid coming back to Pakistan after acquiring higher education has considerably dwindled. Such HEC scholars are hardly seven to eight percent, he asserted. He said that the HEC research grant has increased from around only 46 million rupees in 2002 to three billion rupees in 2016-17 while additional three billion rupees have been allocated by the Planning Commission for research, innovation and technology transfer.

HEC is working on establishment of a Centre of Advanced Studies in Climate Change and it is going to hold a competition of universities to acquire this project, Dr. Mukhtar concluded. 

 

Comment Using Facebook

31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes closed 

Further intake in 56 PhD and 10 MPhil programme

Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.

s closed separately

Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD (September 21, 2016) “HEC has rigorously been improving the higher education sector, despite numerous challenges, with the Government support,” stated Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan while giving an overview of progress made in higher education sector during the last few years.

Addressing a press conference at the Commission Secretariat on Wednesday, the Chairman said that HEC, with its prime focus on quality assurance and access to higher education, is ensuring to bring the sector at par with international standards and requirements. He announced that HEC will launch Higher Education’s Vision 2025 in next month to set new targets in view of future academic requirements and to align the educational goals with Government’s futuristic policies.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed said HEC is reviewing the market needs, acceptance level and relevance of various academic programmes and will launch new programmes or shelve some existing ones to cope with national requirements. “The Government has remarkably increased the budget of higher education sector during the last three years and HEC is dedicatedly developing higher education. However, we still have a long way to go,” he said.

Referring to the recent HEC visits to various public and private sector universities to assess quality of their programmes, he said that a total of 293 PhD programmes and 57 MPhil programmes of 171 universities have been reviewed. He revealed that 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes of different universities have been closed due to lack of fulfillment of minimum quality standards. 

The Chairman said that HEC has stopped further intake in 56 PhD and 10 MPhil programmes in various institutions for the same reason. “During the review process, HEC teams primarily assessed whether or not the universities are following the Act on which they are operating, are their statuary bodies in place, if they are abiding by structural guidelines, and if they are following a proper criteria for affiliations. HEC has adopted world’s best practices including soft reviews and hard reviews of university programmes after obtaining NoCs.”

He said that HEC has been emphasizing involvement of professional accreditation bodies in launch and functionality of academic programmes. “We have agreed with all the accreditation councils not to issue conditional NoCs. HEC does not compromise on fulfillment of faculty requirements, curricula needs and overall quality.”

He continued to say that on three out of about 12 institutions newly established under the public-private partnership have been awarded NoC. He further said that HEC

Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Caption: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission addresses a press conference at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday.

will conduct review visits of university campuses in the second phase and, subsequently, of over 3000 colleges affiliated with various universities in the third phase.

Plagiarism Cases, the Chairman said that HEC has received 198 complaints since 2006, in which 160 cases have been finalized. He said that 90 complaints have proved to be false while 38 faculty members have been blacklisted. He added that 38 cases are under process and six cases are sub judice. “HEC has extended Turnitin to every university. HEC will present a proposal to the Commission, HEC’s governing body, that if a scholar commits plagiarism, his or her supervisor should also be blacklisted,” he stated.

Regarding opening of university campuses at district level, Dr. Mukhtar said that new campuses of various universities have been launched in 29 districts, including 11 in Balochistan, five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six in Sindh and three in Gilgit-Baltistan, in the first phase while Higher Education Department, Punjab will soon provide the list. He said about 90 districts of the country are devoid of any university campus, however HEC will ensure access to higher education.

To a question, he said that the number of HEC scholars who avoid coming back to Pakistan after acquiring higher education has considerably dwindled. Such HEC scholars are hardly seven to eight percent, he asserted. He said that the HEC research grant has increased from around only 46 million rupees in 2002 to three billion rupees in 2016-17 while additional three billion rupees have been allocated by the Planning Commission for research, innovation and technology transfer.

HEC is working on establishment of a Centre of Advanced Studies in Climate Change and it is going to hold a competition of universities to acquire this project, Dr. Mukhtar concluded. 

 

Comment Using Facebook

Check Also

Breakthrough: HEC, FAPUASA talks remain successful

HEC gives written assurance to resolve BPS and TTS teachers all issues Post-PhD experience condition …

1,690 comments

  1. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post
    was good. I do not know who you are but certainly
    you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  2. I visited various web sites except the audio quality
    for audio songs present at this site is genuinely marvelous.

  3. Wow! At last I got a blog from where I can truly take valuable facts concerning my
    study and knowledge.

  4. Hello colleagues, its wonderful post regarding teachingand entirely defined, keep it up all the time.

  5. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before
    but after going through a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyhow, I’m certainly happy I came across it and I’ll
    be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  6. What’s up, I want to subscribe for this weblog to obtain latest updates,
    therefore where can i do it please assist.

  7. You’ve made some good points there. I checked on the net for more info about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

  8. I pay a visit daily some web pages and websites to read articles or reviews, except this
    web site presents feature based articles.

  9. you are really a good webmaster. The web site loading speed is amazing.
    It kind of feels that you’re doing any unique trick.
    Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a wonderful activity in this subject!

  10. I pay a quick visit each day some web sites and sites to read
    articles, however this webpage provides feature based writing.

  11. Yes! Finally someone writes about joker388.

  12. I think that what you posted made a lot of sense.
    But, think on this, what if you were to create a killer post title?
    I ain’t saying your content is not good., however what if
    you added a post title to maybe grab folk’s attention? I mean HEC
    Reviews 171 Universities for Quality & Governance – The
    Educationist is kinda boring. You should peek at Yahoo’s
    home page and note how they write article headlines
    to grab people to open the links. You might add a video or a related pic or two to get people interested about everything’ve
    written. Just my opinion, it would bring your posts a little
    livelier.

  13. Hi I am so happy I found your web site, I really found you by mistake,
    while I was browsing on Askjeeve for something else, Anyways I am
    here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a fantastic post and a all round interesting blog (I
    also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but
    I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back
    to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

  14. Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic however ,
    I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest
    authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as
    yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you are interested feel free to send me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by
    the way!

  15. Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit
    of this weblog; this blog carries amazing and actually excellent data for visitors.

  16. Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Bless you

  17. These are genuinely impressive ideas in concerning blogging.
    You have touched some pleasant points here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.

  18. Great blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring
    writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost
    on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many
    options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any suggestions?
    Cheers!

  19. We stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might as well check things out.
    I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking into your web page
    yet again.

  20. Appreciating the persistence you put into your blog and in depth information you
    provide. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the
    same old rehashed information. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m
    adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  21. This article is in fact a pleasant one it assists
    new internet users, who are wishing for blogging.

  22. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of
    your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got
    to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or
    2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  23. If some one needs to be updated with most recent technologies after
    that he must be go to see this website and be up to date every day.

  24. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  25. Hello! I’ve been reading your web site for a while now and finally got the courage to go
    ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!

  26. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against
    hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any recommendations?

  27. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your
    sites really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future.

    All the best

  28. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.

    I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be
    interested in hearing. Either way, great
    website and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  29. certainly like your website but you need to take a look at the spelling
    on several of your posts. Several of them are
    rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome
    to inform the truth nevertheless I will certainly
    come back again.

  30. Hi there, I do believe your site may be having internet browser compatibility problems.
    Whenever I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some
    overlapping issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Aside from that, wonderful site!

  31. Hey there would you mind letting me know
    which webhost you’re utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot
    quicker then most. Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a honest price?
    Thanks, I appreciate it!

  32. Simply want to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your post
    is simply cool and that i can think you’re knowledgeable
    on this subject. Fine together with your permission let
    me to snatch your feed to stay updated with drawing close post.
    Thank you 1,000,000 and please keep up the rewarding work.

  33. If some one needs to be updated with newest technologies therefore he must be
    pay a quick visit this web site and be up to date everyday.

  34. Hello, I enjoy reading through your article post.
    I wanted to write a little comment to support
    you.

  35. Definitely believe that that you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the web the easiest thing to be aware of.

    I say to you, I definitely get irked whilst people consider issues that they just don’t understand about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and defined
    out the entire thing with no need side effect , folks
    can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

  36. I believe that is among the most important info for me.
    And i’m happy studying your article. But should remark on few normal
    things, The web site style is ideal, the articles is truly nice : D.

    Good activity, cheers

  37. I have been surfing online more than 3 hours
    today, but I never discovered any fascinating article
    like yours. It is lovely value enough for me. Personally, if
    all webmasters and bloggers made good content material as you probably did,
    the net will likely be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  38. Hello would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using?

    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and I must say this blog
    loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a fair price?
    Thanks, I appreciate it!

  39. Nice blog here! Additionally your website a lot up fast!
    What host are you using? Can I get your associate hyperlink
    to your host? I want my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.