Services for Universities
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​erms 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 style="text-align:justify;"><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Model%20TTS%20Ver%202%200%20(05-07-12).pdf" style="font-size:1em;">Model Tenure Track Process Statutes​</a>​<br></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/TTS_Guidelines_1.PDF">​Proforma and Guidelines for TTS Faculty Appointments​</a></li><li><span style="color:inherit;font-size:1em;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;"><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Clarification%20on%20TTS%20Administration%20post%20Tenured%20or%20Track.PDF">Clarifications & Decisions on Implementation of TTS</a> </span></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Minutes%20of%20the%20Meeting%20for%20TTS%20Implementation.pdf">Minutes of the Meeting Held to discuss Issue​s & Challenges in Adoption / Implementation of Tenure Track System​</a> </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:20.006px;"><strong>Standard Operating Procedures </strong><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:20.006px;">i. </span>The posts on 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;" />
Social Integration Outreach ProgramSocial Integration Outreach Program<p style="text-align:justify;"><span>Higher Education Commission since its inception provides guidance and support to the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) regarding their mission and goals. Which keeps on changing to accommodate global challenges, arises in the role of HEIs. As HEIs previously kept their focus on providing knowledge and education only to those who enters in their premises to acquire learning. HEIs role is fast changing from access to quality and from quality to relevance and now according to new role, HEIs/Universities are pushed to impact community and economy as to pay back to their country.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">T</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">his specific program is designed to push universities/HEIs to integrate their research and teaching activities to address local issues, by community involvement, to provide on ground solutions. Through this program HEIs/Universities will provide a platform to the local community, in radius of each campus, where problem identification, development and execution of policies will be carried out.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span><b></b></span> </p>24-08-2016 10:56:50<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-07.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
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;" />
MS M.Phil Review CommitteeMS M.Phil Review Committee<p style="text-align:justify;">The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), HEC got the mandate to ensure and enhance the quality of higher education by devising viable strategies. Considering the importance of implementing of External Quality Assurance Mechanism; QAA, HEC has established Accreditation Councils for quality assurance of undergraduate qualifications in different disciplines and initiated Ph.D. Program Review Process for quality assurance of Doctoral qualifications. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Due to mushroom growth of Degree Awarding Institutions (DAIs) and increasing demand of higher qualifications, almost all the DAIs and their Constituent & Affiliated Institutions have started MS/ M.Phil. and equivalent programs. Unfortunately, there is no quality assurance mechanism developed for these programs, as a result these qualifications are being offered and awarded without passing through any External Quality Assurance Mechanism. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In this perspective, the worthy Chairman HEC assigned task to QAA, HEC to devise a process for reviewing the MS/ M.Phil. & Equivalent degree qualifications. As a result, review process is being designed, based upon the successfully implemented Ph.D. Program Review Process. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Higher Education Commission took the initiative of starting MS/MPhil & Equivalent Degree Program Review Process to ensure the quality of MS/MPhil and Equivalent level education. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The newly designed proforma has been circulated to DAIs that are offering MS/MPhil and Equivalent Programs for compilation of data as per the requirement. The review process of MS/MPhil and Equivalent Programs is being conducted on the basis of data provided by the DAIs.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">During the visit of MS/MPhil and Equivalent Program Review Committee comprising of eminent Professors, determine how well the criteria laid down by the HEC is being followed. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">After the review visit, a detailed report is being prepared and shared with the concerned DAI for compliance. The details of review process is mentioned in the MS/ M.Phil. & Equivalent Program Review Process. </p><p></p>01-07-2016 09:29:59<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> M.Phil Review Committee
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;" />
Pakistan Qualification RegisterPakistan Qualification Register<div style="text-align:justify;">​The Pakistan Qualification Register (PQR) is the key component of the Pakistan Qualification Framework (PQF). It contains the details of the qualification and providers recognized/accredited by the Higher Education Commission. The qualifications not listed at the PQR are not recognized by Higher Education Commission.​</div><div style="text-align:justify;">Pakistan Qualification Register (PQR) is a comp​rehensive list of all quality assured higher qualifications in Pakistan. The Pakistan Qualification Register is a list containing every Qualification and the providers/Higher Education Institutions recognized/accredited to deliver and issue those qualifications. The register encompasses only Quality Assured Qualifications and Higher Education Institutions recognized by Higher Education Commission Pakistan.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><p><strong style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">Objectives of the Pakistan Quality Register</strong><br></p><ul><li><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">I</span><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">t </span><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">helps to make available the Quality Assured and accredited/recognized qualifications/ programs to all the stakeholders</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">It helps in international recognition of the qualifications</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">It facilitates in trans-national mobility of the learners and the graduates</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">It helps in recognition of credit transfer proces</span><span style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">s</span><br></li></ul><p><br></p>05-08-2016 06:20:29<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
National Research Program for UniversitiesNational Research Program for Universities<p style="text-align:justify;">Dearth of research literature/equipment is a major impediment to the productivity of many creative and talented faculty members/researchers in all disciplines in universities/degree awarding institutions. In most cases, researchers need substantial financial support for research projects to allow them in their research pursuits.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the absence of such facilities researchers, specifically the younger ones, are discouraged and are forced to seek better opportunities in developed countries. To avoid this brain drain, the HEC has initiated a research grant program under which creative researchers are awarded research grants. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To meet the current challenges of researchers working in local universities/DAIs of Pakistan and to promote the R&D with facilitation, HEC is running the National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) as per researcher's needs/requirements. Following are the existing guidelines of NRPU that have been modified from time to time to address different aspects.</p><p> </p><p>Interested individuals should see the following guidelines if they wish to apply.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span><a href="/english/services/universities/Documents/RND/NRPU/Application%20Form%20NRPU%202016.doc">[Research Grants Form/Application Form 2016]</a></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>How to process NRPU application 2016 </strong></p><p>Instruction for the ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office of your university on how to process NRPU application 2016, after collecting from their faculty, are as under: </p><p>a)      ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will prepare a list of all proposals on the MS Excel sheet (<a href="/english/services/universities/Documents/RND/NRPU/MS%20Excel%20Sheet.xlsx">click for specimen</a>) </p><p>b)      ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will assign same serial number to soft copy of the proposal as to its hard copy.</p><p>c)      Soft copies of all the proposals will be provided to HEC on Flash Drive after assigning same serial number to each soft copy of proposal as on its hard copy.</p><p>d)     ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will submit all proposals (hard & soft on flash drive) after collecting from faculty along with the list (on <a href="/english/services/universities/Documents/RND/NRPU/MS%20Excel%20Sheet.xlsx">MS Excel sheet</a>) to HEC on or before 10-5-2015, via a special messenger or TCS or any means feasible for university.</p>01-07-2016 08:49:56<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-06.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Quality Assurance AgencyQuality Assurance Agency<p style="text-align:justify;">Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is a policy making and monitoring body for maintenance and enhancement of quality in higher education. It is involved in systematic implementation of quality enhancement procedures/criteria to attain improved levels of international compatibility and competitiveness at institutional and program level.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Established in 2005, Government of Pakistan through the Higher Education Commission is providing funding and logistical support for making QAA fully functional. QAA manages the affairs in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Division of HEC whereas the Quality Assurance Committee (QAC), comprising of eminent educationists, serves as its Advisory board. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">QAA is working to safeguard public interest by enforcing good practices in education and encouraging continuous improvement in quality in higher education.</p><p><strong>Our Goals</strong></p><ul style="text-align:justify;list-style-type:disc;"><li>Policy making and development of practical guidelines of quality assurance related to the higher degree programs.</li><li>Developing guidelines for establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells and their Monitoring & Evaluation.</li><li>Capacity building to enhance the standard of quality assurance in higher education at national level.</li><li>Professionals from QAA will serve as master trainers to build capacity of professionals in QECs after receiving international trainings.</li><li>QAA will also be a monitoring and regulatory body to focus on quality and implementation of policies to improve the standard of higher education in Pakistan.</li></ul><p><strong>Our Functions</strong></p><ol style="text-align:justify;list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Developing practical guidelines and policies for establishing Quality Enhancement Cells at public sector universities for integration of quality assurance in the higher education system.</li><li>Monitoring and Evaluation of all Quality Enhancement Cells.</li><li>The Head of Quality Assurance Agency will be responsible for visiting/cause visitation of the Quality Enhancement Cells for monitoring and evaluation of the activities and uniformity of pace and standards across country.</li><li>Capacity building of selected professional staff of Quality Enhancement Cells to serve as Master Trainers after receiving training in quality assurance, to increase the levels of international compatibility through skill enhancement in the respective field.</li><li>Hiring the services of foreign experts, having practical exposure and experience of academic quality assurance for conducting trainings/workshops/seminars for the capacity building of QAA & QEC staff.</li><li>Professional staff of Quality Assurance Agency will be sent to attend the training programme in the field of quality assurance to technologically advanced countries. After receiving international trainings in quality assurance of higher education, they will serve as Master Trainers for capacity building/ training of professional staff of Quality Enhancement Cells in turn.</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"> <img alt="Frame work.jpg" src="/english/services/universities/QAA/PublishingImages/Pages/default/Frame%20work.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p>25-07-2016 05:19:38<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
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;" />
Offices of Research, Innovation and CommercializationOffices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization<p style="text-align:justify;">​HEC aims at always motivating and facilitating the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to make research a top priority for a sustainable economic growth and future knowledge economy. For this purpose, a centre is being established in universities to serve as a pivotal point, encompassing all the research activities - from development of research proposal to the commercialization of research products - under a single umbrella. These centres will be called "Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORICs)". </p><p style="text-align:justify;">HEC has started working to organize the research activities of universities/HEIs ensuring availability of well-established and fully functional ORICs.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">These ORICs will provide strategic and operational support to the research activities/programmes of a university and it will have a central role in facilitating the outcome of the university's researches. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">These researches will focus mainly on turning invention (pure knowledge) into innovation (products and production processes) that can ultimately impact the welfare of community welfare.</p>11-08-2016 06:10:10<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-14.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />



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