Services for Universities
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As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for universities, simply select one form the list below to find out more.

 

 

Tenure Track StatutesTenure Track Statutes<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​​​The University's policy on appointments (including subsequent reappointments) and on promotions follows herewith. It expresses the institutional philosophy in these matters and describes the qualifications for the various ranks in t​er​ms of four major areas of consideration, together with indications of the relative important of these areas and possible sources of information for evaluations.​</p><ul><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Model%20TTS%20Ver%202%200%20(05-07-12).pdf"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4">Model Tenure Track Process Statutes​</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4">​</span><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/TTS_Guidelines_1.PDF">​Guidelines and Proforma for TTS Faculty Appointments​</a> dated 20-01-2016<br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Guidelines%20Applying%20for%20Initial%20Appointment%20and%20Promotion%20of%20TTS%20Faculty.pdf">Revised Guidelines for TTS Faculty Appointment/Promotion</a>​ dated 14-06-2018</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/PublishingImages/Pages/default/Revised%20TTS%20Proforma%20certificate%20and%20checklist%20in%20pdf.pdf">Revised TTS Proforma Certificate and Checklist in </a>PDF<br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Clarification%20on%20TTS%20Administration%20post%20Tenured%20or%20Track.PDF">Clarifications & Decisions on Implementation of TTS</a> <br></span></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Minutes%20of%20the%20Meeting%20for%20TTS%20Implementation.pdf"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4">Minutes of the Meeting Held to discuss Issue​s & Challenges in Adoption / Implementation of Tenure Track System​</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"> </span><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Revised%20List%20of%20Technologically%20Advance%20Countries.docx"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4">Revised List of Technologically Advanced Countries</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4">​</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-4"><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Notification%20of%206th%20Tenure%20Track%20Review%20Committee%20Minutes.pdf">Notification of 6th Tenure Track Review Committee Minutes</a></span></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/List%20of%20Endorsed%20TTS%20Faculty%20Members.pdf">List of Endorsed TTS Faculty Members (as on 31.06.2018)</a></li><br><br></ul><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Draft%20Minutes%20of%205th%20Meeting%20of%20TTS%20Review%20Committee.PDF"></a><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:20px;"><strong>Draft ​Standard Operating Procedures </strong><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:20px;">i. </span>The posts TTS to be advertised by the respective university as per internal rules and availability of posts </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ii. The selection process to carried out by the respective university as per internal rules of the university </p><p style="text-align:justify;">iii. The TTS case recommended by the selection board are forwarded to the HEC by the registrar office of the respective university </p><p style="text-align:justify;">iv. The TTS cases forwarded to HEC will be received by AD-QAD office and processed as per TTS policy </p><p style="text-align:justify;">v. The eligibility criteria and process as per TTS rules will be checked and the cases fulfilling the criteria will be endorsed by the HEC through DG-QAD office </p><p style="text-align:justify;">vi. A copy of the TTS case endorsement letter will be sent to registrar office of the university with copy to Advisor Finance office of the HEC to get financial release process initiated without any delay </p><p style="text-align:justify;">vii. The registrar office will be informed about the deficiencies in the cases those are not endorsed by the QAD division </p><p style="text-align:justify;">viii. The registrar office is responsible for verification of the records provided to HEC for the purpose of endorsement of the letters and will provide on request if desired by HEC at any point of time as reflected in the endorsement letter </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ix. The incomplete TTS cases will be referred back to registrar office of the respective university and may be re submitted after completing the documentary requirements</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Note: Persons interested in the Tenure Track System (TTS) should apply directly to the concerned university with their Bio-data. Higher Education Commission has no direct involvement, except for providing funds to the universities.<br></p>04-08-2016 11:10:12<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-02.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/tts
Grant for Repair and Maintenance of Scientific EquipmentGrant for Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Equipment<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="">​<strong style=""><span style=""><em>This program is closed for new application intake, modalities of the program are being reviewed in order to transfer the funds, directly to universities. </em></span></strong><span style="">​</span></span></p><p>Cutting edge research in the higher education sector requires state-of-the art facilities. To ensure that Pakistan's universities have access to the best laboratory equipment and research services, the Higher Education Commission h​as instituted a special grant program. Under this program, funds are provided to eligible public sector universities and degree awarding institutions for repair and maintenance of scientific equipment. </p><p>The grants range from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1,000,000 per award and applications for this purpose are entertained throughout the year.</p>​04-08-2016 09:41:45<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-08.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/gspme
Grant to Organize Seminar, Conference and Training WorkshopGrant to Organize Seminar, Conference and Training Workshop<p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;">​​​​</p><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1B" style="text-align:center;text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-7 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">NOTIFICATION</strong></span></h1><h2 style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span></h2><p></p><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">​​</span></h2><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Travel Grant/ Seminar and Conference Programme ​</span></h2><p></p><h2 style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">It is clarified for the public that the travel grant/seminar and conference programme of HEC has not been stopped. Instead, the modalities of the programme are being reviewed in order to transfer the decision making directly to the universities.</span></h2><p>​</p><h2 style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">​For this purpose, new guidelines are under preparation and will soon be shared with the universities. The applications already received have been processed and applicants will be informed of the decision as soon as possible.​</span></h2>01-07-2016 09:43:04<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-02.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/GrantsforSeminarConferenceTraining
Business Incubation Centers in Public Sector UniversitiesBusiness Incubation Centers in Public Sector Universities<p>​<strong>​​BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRES</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The HEC supports the establishment of Business Incubation Centre's (BIC) in public sector universities to provide basic infrastructure and allied facilities for researchers and young entrepreneurs who are interested in developing early-stage business ventures. A business incubator's main goal is to produce successful firms that will leave the program financially viable and freestanding. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Business Incubators are companies which support new and startup companies in their initial development stage by providing an array of targeted resources and services. These services are developed or arranged by the business incubator and offered by it directly or through its network of contacts. Graduates of the business incubator programme create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, commercialize new technologies, and strengthen local and national economies. Instead of creating job seekers we are turning new graduates into job providers. </p>05-08-2016 07:32:02<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-05.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/EBIC
Finance PlanningFinance Planning<div><div><span></span></div></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div><div><span></span></div></div><p></p><p></p><div><div><span> <p align="left"></p></span></div></div><div><div><span></span></div></div><p></p><p align="left"></p><div><div><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>The Finance Planning Section of HEC Finance Division administers the allocation and disbursement of recurring grant to federally funded public sector universities / degree awarding institutes. In this context, its objectives are:</span> </span></div><div><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"></span> </div></div><span> <ul><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to invite budget proposals for recurring grants from the federally funded Universities, Institutes, and Centers of higher learning, examine and assess their needs and formulate HEC recommendations through a committee constituted by the Commission for the allocation of recurring grants in a financial year.<br> <ul><span></span> <li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to place the proposed allocation before the Commission and submit the New Item Statement (NIS) to the Finance Division of the Government of Pakistan for incorporation in the Government Budget.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to process the release of quarterly installments of recurring grants with the Finance Division of the Government of Pakistan as per their policy, and transfer funds to the Institutions against their approved allocations.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to obtain the utilization reports from the Universities and examine the report to ensure that funds released by HEC are spent on the purpose for which these were released.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to allocate and release funds for HEC programs under Inter University Academic Activities, Promotion of Research, such as the Digital Library, PERN, funding of Seminars and Conferences, Travel Grants, Sports, Accreditation Councils, National Research Program of Universities, Support for Scientific Journals and HEC Distinguished National Professors, amongst many others.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to allocate and release funds to universities for the faculty appointed under Tenure Track System.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to prepare HEC Budget, place it before the HEC Finance & Planning Committee and submit recommendations to the Commission for approval.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext">to provide additional (supplementary) grants after assessment of the requirements of Universities and also take up their requirements with the Finance Division, Government of Pakistan for additional funds.</span></span></span></li></ul></span></span></span></li></ul></span>24-08-2016 19:33:03<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/FP
Associate Degree ProgrammeAssociate Degree Programme<p style="text-align:justify;">​The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad has approved the launch of 2-year Associate Degree Programme to be offered by the Public & Private Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions.  The Associate degree is designed to help prepare professionals in disciplines of immediate application and relevance to the market. It is equivalent to a Bachelor (Pass) degree.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​Guidelines for Associate Degree Programme</strong> </p><ul style="list-style-type:square;text-align:justify;"><li>Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs) intending to launch Associate Degree programme will be registered with the Commission and an updated web page with recognized degree programmes will be maintained by HEC.  </li><li>Admission requirement for Associate Degree shall be Intermediate/12-year schooling or equivalent. It shall be awarded upon completing 65-68 credit hours in a four semesters/two years programme which will be offered through specially designated campuses / constituent colleges of the Universities and not on the main or principal campus of the University/Institution. </li><li>The degree shall be considered as equal to 14-year Bachelor (Pass) degree.</li><li>The degree shall not be offered to students enrolled for BS programme at the main campus of the University/Institution and, hence, shall not be an exit path for these students.</li><li>Students enrolled for Associate Degree Programme may undertake BS programme seeking admission in 5<sup>th</sup> semester of the programme, if allowed by the University. </li></ul><div style="text-align:justify;"><a href="http://site.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/AECA/CurriculumRevision/Documents/AssociateDegreeBooklet.pdf"><strong></strong></a><a href="/english/services/universities/adp/Documents/AssociateDegreeBooklet.pdf">Booklet for Associate Degree Programme ​​</a><br></div>05-08-2016 06:59:17<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/adp
Institutional Strengthening Grant for Upgrading Laboratories and LibrariesInstitutional Strengthening Grant for Upgrading Laboratories and Libraries<p style="text-align:justify;">​<span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><em>Last date of application Submission has been extended upto October 16, 2017</em></strong></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Institutional Strengthening is aimed to strengthen and up-grade the existing Laboratories and Libraries of recognized public sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions and recognized campuses. The science and technology is one of the most important aspect of a viable higher education infrastructure. Majority of the Institutions in Pakistan lack institutional and human resource capacities to involve in meaningful research and development and there is an urgent need to strengthen and upgrade scientific institution in Pakistan.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Objectives:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The objective of this program is to support higher education institutions by giving grants of maximum 3.00 Million to upgrade their existing <span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">laboratories and libraries in order to conduct research work in different fields. The grant will be used for the purchase of small to medium </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">sized scientific equipment, library material on the basis of strong justification and cost-benefit analysis. Institutions with good track record, </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">clearly defined objectives and adequate human resources can benefit from this scheme.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">​</span></p><p></p>01-07-2016 10:06:42<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/InstitutionalStrengtheningGrantUpgradingLaboratoriesLibraries
Pakistan – United States Science and Technology Cooperation ProgramPakistan – United States Science and Technology Cooperation Program<p style="text-align:left;"><strong>​</strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="text-decoration:underline;">Deadline Closed</em></span><br></p><p><strong style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Synopsis of Program and Background</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 2003, the Governments of Pakistan and the United States signed a comprehensive Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement that established a framework to increase cooperation in science, technology, engineering and education for mutual benefit and peaceful purposes between the science and education communities in both countries. In 2005, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to support the joint Pakistan-United States Science and Technology Cooperation Program. Beginning in 2008, the United States Department of State (DoS) joined USAID as a U.S. co-sponsor of the program.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This program is implemented by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the U.S. and by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. It is intended to increase the strength and breadth of cooperation and linkages between Pakistani scientists and institutions with counterparts in the United States. Within NAS, the Pakistan - U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program is administered by the Development, Security, and Cooperation unit in the Policy and Global Affairs Division. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Program Objectives:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Projects funded under this solicitation should contribute to building research capacity in Pakistan while strengthening U.S. - Pakistan cooperative relationships in one or more of the following ways: </p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>Enhancing the ability of the science an<span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">d technology community to spur human and economic development in Pakistan.</span><br></li><li>Improving the quality, relevance, or capacity of education and research at Pakistani institutions of higher education in science and technical fields. <br></li><li>​Improving the capacity of Pakistani research institutions to support industry competitiveness.<br></li></ul>24-11-2016 06:45:10<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-14.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/Pak-Us-stcp
Quality and Research based Ranking of Pakistani HEIsQuality and Research based Ranking of Pakistani HEIs<p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Initiative of QS ranking was taken up by HEC with the objective to promote a culture of participating in the world university rankings for the purpose of getting reasonable reflection of higher education (HEIs) development in the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">HEC-Pakistan is the first one in the Islamic world that has developed Ranking criteria, methodology conducted ranking exercise. Initiative 0f QS ranking is taken up by the HEC to promote a culture of participating in the world university rankings for the purpose of getting reasonable reflection of higher education (HEIs) development in the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>OBJECTIVES</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To drive the HEIs towards improved Quality & Research.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">To promote a culture among HEIs of Pakistan for participation in the World Rankings</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>PRE-CAUTION</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Quality and Research based ranking of HEIs of Pakistan is carried out categorically in the context of research and quality criteria implemented therefore, the ranking criteria and the assigned scores are to be understood accordingly.</p>18-07-2016 06:41:51<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-01.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/Ranking
Curriculum RevisionCurriculum Revision<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​​​​​National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) Process</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under Section 3, Sub-section (1) of the Federal Supervision of Curricula Textbooks and Maintenance of Standards of Education Act 1976, the Government of Pakistan has appointed the HEC to oversee curriculum revision. ​​</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">The curriculum revision work relates to Class XII at the bachelor's level and onwards regarding all degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded by institutions of higher education. The HEC may at any time choose to advise the chancellor of an institution on its statutes and regulations.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Based on the decision of the 44th Vice-Chancellors Committee to review the curriculum of each subject every three years, the HEC regularly collaborates with universities on curriculum revision. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To facilitate these changes, committees comprising senior academics nominated by the universities are established at the national level. If required, teachers from local degree colleges and experts from user organizations can also be included in the committees.</p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><a href="/english/services/universities/cr/Documents/Proforma-NCRC.pdf">Proforma for Constitution of NCRC​</a><br></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/cr/Documents/Draft%20SOPs%20for%20Curriculum%20Revision.pdf">Draft SOPs for Curriculum Revision</a><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;"> </span><br></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><br><strong>Steps Involved in Curriculum Review/Revision Process</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The curriculum review and revision process has been divided in two phases:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">PHASE - I: Curricula under consideration </p><p style="text-align:justify;">PHASE - II: Circulation of the draft curriculum</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Details of steps involved in the said process under each phase is as follows:</p><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PHASE – I:  Curricula under consideration</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Step – I:</strong> <strong>Constitution of NCRC in the subject</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Vice Chancellors of all public and private sector universities, R&D organizations, Directorate of colleges and industries in relation to the subject under consideration, requested to nominate their representatives, for appointment as member of National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC). </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Step –II: Assessment/Analysis of the existing curriculum</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The existing curricula are circulated amongst the members of NCRC to discuss it with their colleagues and bring collective proposals for review and revision of existing curricula in relation to:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">a)   Learning Outcomes (of teaching the subject)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">b)   Scheme of studies</p><p style="text-align:justify;">c)   Course-content</p><p style="text-align:justify;">d)   Weightage</p><p style="text-align:justify;">e)   Reading materials</p><p style="text-align:justify;">f)   Teaching strategies</p><p style="text-align:justify;">g)   Methods of evaluation. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In this way participation of maximum number of subject experts is ensured. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Step – III: NCRC Meeting-I: Draft Preparation</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The first meeting of the NCRC is organized at the HEC Headquarter Islamabad or one of its Regional Centers at Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi. During this meeting maximum local input could be made available in the exercise of revising a curriculum. Universities at different places may also be chosen to serve the purpose. The meeting which normally runs for three consecutive days comes up with a draft of the revised curricula, after detailed discussion and deliberation on the proposals prepared by the NCRC members. </p><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PHASE – II: Circulation of the Draft Curriculum</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Step – I:</strong> <strong>Appraisal of the first draft</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The first draft prepared is circulated amongst the local as well expatriate Pakistani experts, universities, institutions and organization soliciting their views for its further improvement. The view/recommendations collected on the first draft curriculum were deliberated upon to design and finalize the curriculum of specific subject of study in a final meeting. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Step – II:</strong> <strong>NCRC meeting-II - Finalization of draft</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The second meeting of the NCRC is held ​​to finalize the draft of the revised curriculum in the light of comments/suggestions/ recommendations received from the college and university teachers and institutions all over the country.  The meeting would again take three days to finalize curriculum. The draft, so finalized, has expertise of all faculty members of the subject under consideration, who are directly or indirectly involved in this process. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Implementation</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The curricula designed is printed and sent to universities/institutions for its adoption/implementation after the approval of the Competent Authority.  </p>08-08-2016 04:05:57<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/cr

 

 

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