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" style="font-size:1em;">Model Tenure Track Process Statutes​</a><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">​</span><br></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/TTS_Guidelines_1.PDF">​Proforma and Guidelines for TTS Faculty Appointments​</a><br></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Clarification%20on%20TTS%20Administration%20post%20Tenured%20or%20Track.PDF" style="font-size:1em;">Clarifications & Decisions on Implementation of TTS</a><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-size:1em;"> </span><br></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><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span><br></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Revised%20List%20of%20Technologically%20Advance%20Countries.docx">Revised List of Technologically Advanced Countries</a>​</li><li><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>​</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
Knowledge Exchange InitiativesKnowledge Exchange Initiatives<p style="text-align:justify;">Universities can play a leading role in stimulating social and economic growth and contributing to new innovations in science and technology. Going beyond their core mission of teaching and research, universities can collaborate with businesses and civil society to create knowledge exchange initiatives. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">By opening communication and facilitating an exchange of ideas between different communities and institutions, knowledge exchange allows research to influence policy formulation and for academics to share ideas with business and government.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The HEC envisions a knowledge exchange initiative that involves a wide range of exchange mechanisms linking academics from all disciplines. Through this process, the HEC is attempting to create a free flow of knowledge across and within different sectors. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The knowledge exchange initiative involves the formulation of the first strategic plan of knowledge exchange for higher education, training for knowledge exchange teams, and for office of research and innovation. Additionally, it allows the HEC to tie university funding to achievements in the field of community, society and business interactions.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><strong>Collaboration with British Council on Knowledge Exchange</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Higher Education Commission and the British Council have agreed to work for the promotion of knowledge Exchange. Through this collaboration, various activities will be initiated with the higher education institutions including:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">1.    KE National Strategy Development Support</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> The aim is to support HEC to develop a national strategy and five years strategic plan on higher education sector knowledge exchange (KE) Programme.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">2.    Leadership Grants</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> The Developing Institutional Strategy for Knowledge Exchange (DISKE) grants will embed the concept of KEx at the institutional level. The British Council and HEC will work with leaders (including the Vice Chancellor, Dean, Registrars and Head of Departments) in Pakistan Higher Education institution to develop KEx strategies in collaboration with their UK partner institutions and implement the strategy in their respective institutions. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">3.   ORIC Staff Training</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Development of a training program, initially through NUST, in partnership with a UK institution, leading to national roll-out through HEC.  Details of partnership to be refined as part of a tender exercise.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">4.    HEC Research Links</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Create a network of the UK and Pakistani partner institutions that specialize in a specific academic/industry sector. This network of Universities will showcase successful collaboration on knowledge exchange between universities and the business or social sector.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>18-08-2016 09:42:04<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-05.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/kei
Grant for Repair and Maintenance of Scientific EquipmentGrant for Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Equipment<p>​</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 has 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
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
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 style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Proposals are invited under the theme <strong><a href="/english/services/universities/SIOP/Documents/Climate%20Change-2018.jpg">Climate Change, Environment and Pollution​</a>. </strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"><strong></strong>The last date for submission of application is <strong>April 15, 2018.</strong></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;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/SIOP
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
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;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/QAA
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

 

 

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