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Equivalence Degree Issuance
Equivalence Degree Issuance

Equivalence means that the studies undertaken in foreign educational institutions or degrees/diplomas obtained are regarded as equal to corresponding degrees/diplomas obtained in local educational institutions. To find similar and identical systems of education in various countries is very difficult but after having developed a mechanism of equivalence, the term implies that there is reasonable measure of similarity and commonality between the two courses of studies and recognition entitles its holder to rights enjoyed by those who have completed their degrees successfully at local institutions.

The Higher Education Commission is the sole regulatory body of higher education in Pakistan and in terms of Section 10 (1-o) of its Ordinance, the Commission is entrusted with the job to:

“Determine the equivalence and recognition of degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by institutions within the country and abroad"

Equivalence & Accreditation Committee
The Equivalence & Accreditation Committee of HEC has been established in terms of Section 10 1(o) of its Ordinance No.L-III of 2002, comprising the Chairman HEC (Chairman of the Committee); Executive Director, HEC; Member HRD & SP, HEC; Chairman V.C’s Committee; Chairman, IBCC; Joint Educational Adviser representative of Ministry of Education; Adviser (Academics), HEC; Director General (A&C), HEC; and Director General (A&A) HEC as Member/Secretary.

The Equivalence & Accreditation Committee considers recognition of degrees/diplomas of local universities as well as equivalences of degrees/diplomas held from foreign universities vis-à-vis the degrees/diplomas of universities in Pakistan.

 

Minutes of UGC and HEC 1st Equivalence and Accreditation Committee Minutes

Minutes of the 3rd meeting of the Equivalence & Accreditation Committee

Minutes of 5th Meeting of Equivalence Committee.pdf

Minutes of Committee of Experts Meeting

System and Procedure
PROCEDURE FOR FOREIGN EQUIVALENCE DEGREE 
 
  • • Filling of online application form available at http://des.hec.gov.pk 
    • Photocopy of each degree/diploma/certificate along with CNIC and application processing fee as bank draft (in original) to be attached with the application form.
    • Photocopy of year-wise transcripts/Diploma supplement.
    • Original degree for which equivalence is required.
    • Documentary proof of completion of study abroad supported with passport showing visa, entry/exit for study period.
    • Proof of registration from concerned professional body (in case of professional degree/diploma). 
    • O' & 'A' level certificates from UK , 12-year High School Diploma from American Schools local or abroad should be supported with Equivalence Certificates from IBCC.
    • Equivalence fee Rs 5000/- (non-refundable) for each degree/diploma.
    • All original Degrees, transcripts/Diploma supplement and Passport need to be presented for getting endorsement “Seen original and verified” from HEC Head Office or HEC Regional Centers at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Bahawalpur. 


     
PROCEDURE FOR LOCAL EQUIVALENCE DEGREE
 
      •  Filling of an application form (E-01) for Local degrees. E-01.pdf

      •  Photocopy of year-wise transcripts/DMCs/Result Cards indicating date of admission and date of completion alongwith duration of each semester/term.

      •  Proof of registration from concerned professional body (in case of professional degree/diploma). 

      •  O' & 'A' level certificates from UK , 12-year High School Diploma from American Schools local or abroad should be supported with Equivalence Certificates from IBCC.

        •  All the original Degrees, transcripts/Diploma supplement need to be presented for getting endorsement “Seen original and verified” from HEC Head Office or HEC Regional Centers at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Bahawalpur. 

  • FEE FOR LOCAL EQUIVALENCE
 

•  For Bachelor/Master degree (16-17 year)                       Rs. 1500/-  (non-refundable)

•  For MS/M.Phil degree (18-year onwards)                        Rs. 2000/-  (non-refundable)

 

 
DEENI ASNAAD EQUIVALENCE PROCEDURE
 
•  Filling of an application form E-02 duly signed and verified from concerned Madaris Nazim-e-Ala for Deeni Asnad.
•  Photocopy of each Sanad/Kashful Darajat duly signed and verified form concerned Nazim-e-Ala.
•  Photocopy of year-wise Kashful Darajat indicating date of admission and date of completion alongwith duration of each  year/term.
•  Attestation of Sanvia Aaama and Sanvia Khasa or equivalence of Grade 12-year etc from IBCC.
•  Middle School Certificate duly verified from Headmaster/Principal of concerned school.
•  Copy of National Identity Card.
•  All the above original documents need to be presented for getting endorsement. “Seen original and verified” from HEC Head Office or HEC, Regional Centers at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Bahawalpur.
 
FEE FOR EQUIVALENCE OF DEENI ASNAAD
Rs. 1500/- (non-refundable)
   
 
REFERENCES

Government of Pakistan, Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen, (1995). IBCC Book of Equivalences of Educational Qualifications in Pakistan, Islamabad. Guition, Jean, (1977). From Equivalence of Degree to Evaluation of Competence: Present Procedures and Practices, New Avenues, Paris, UNESCO. International Association of Universities, (1970). Methods of Establishing Equivalences between Degree and Disciplines, UNESCO, Paris. University Grants Commission (1988). A Guide to the Equivalence of Qualifications in Pakistan, Islamabad.

 
At A Glance
 
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Contact

 

Shabbir Baig

Deputy Director (Equivalence)

Attestation & Accredation

Email : sbaig@hec.gov.pk

  

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