Services for Universities
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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;" />
PhD Review CommitteePhD Review Committee<div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="X-NONE">Higher Education plays a vital role in the socio economic development of the country and HEC considers the capacity building of the Degree Awarding Institutions as pivotal for the purpose. Hence, quality of PhD researchers/educators produced is the backbone for the development of Quality Education in the institutions of Higher Learning. To ensure the quality of doctorate level education, HEC took the initiative of starting PhD Progress Review Process. The PhD Review Committee has so far completed three cycles to assess the programs at PhD level in 2005, 2007 and 2012 throughout the institutions of the country.</span> <span lang="X-NONE"> </span></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="X-NONE"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="X-NONE">Considering the importance of external quality assurance mechanism for Ph.D. Programs, the Quality Assurance Agency, HEC in consultation with existing Ph.D. Review Committee members revised the entire review process.</span></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="X-NONE"><br></span></div><span lang="X-NONE"></span><div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="X-NONE">The fourth cycle of the Ph.D. Program Review visits is in process. The newly designed proforma (checklist) are circulated, before the actual visit of the review committee to all the DAIs that are offering Ph.D. Programs for gathering data pertaining to Ph.D. Scholars. The Review process of Ph.D. program will be conducted on the basis of data provided by the DAIs.</span></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="X-NONE"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:justify;">The Competent Authority constitutes a PhD Review Committee comprising of eminent educationists to determine the implementation status of the laid down criteria. It was decided that assessment of MPhil/ PhD programs on a regular basis be continued in order to ensure the quality of programs. For this purpose base line data collection and review visits of universities are undertaken. In order to accelerate the review process, four review committees are functioning. These have been mandated by the Competent Authority HEC to conduct review of higher degree programs of both public and private sector universities in the regions of </div><div style="text-align:justify;">(1) KPK & Balochistan, </div><div style="text-align:justify;">(2)Islamabad and Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit  </div><div style="text-align:justify;">(3) Punjab</div><div style="text-align:justify;">(4) Sindh. </div><br>01-07-2016 08:36:20<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-12.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
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;" />
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;" />
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;" />
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;" />
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;" />
National Research Program for UniversitiesNational Research Program for Universities<h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1B">Introduction<br></h1><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 style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/services/universities/nrpu/Documents/RnD%20HEC%20Policy%20Book.pdf">R&D HEC Policy Book</a>​</p><p></p>01-07-2016 08:49:56<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-06.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
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;" />
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=""><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;" />



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