Director QEC, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur
Chairman Electronics Department
DG Academy / Co–Chairman Civil Department
The NOC from the HEC is required for each of the Master’s and PhD Programs started after November 2013 onwards. In accordance with the available QAA-HEC Guidelines, the application for the NOC is initiated by the concerned department offering the program after its approval from the Academic Council/Syndicate through the Registrar in consultation with the QEC. The NOC is issued by the QAA-HEC after completion of all formalities and compliance to the observations by the HEC Experts if any.
The QAA-HEC carries out the Review of all Master’s and PhD Programs offered by the University. The Visit Panel is formed by the QAA-HEC that reviews the documents, visits the facilities and holds interactions with Students, Faculty and Deans/Chairpersons/HODs. The report is submitted to the University after HEC approval. The QEC prepares the Action Plan in consultation with the respective departments and carries out follow-up actions. In absence of the QAA-HEC Review, the University can carry out the same process as Self-Review.
The Self-Review of Masters and PhD Programs held on 19th march 2019. The Facilitators consisted of Dr. Muhammad Aslam Bhutto, Acting Director QEC, Syed Ghazanfar Hussain, Registrar, Mr. Safi Ahmad Zakai, Ag. COE, Prof. Dr. Mubashir Ali Siddiqui, Secretary AS&RB and Dr. Riaz Uddin, Deputy Director QEC – III. Dr. Riaz Uddin, Deputy Director QEC– III, briefed the presentation and explained the status of NOC of Masters and PhD Programme in detail.
The Review Panels of both activities reviewed the available data/ documents and visited the selected facilities like Library, classrooms, laboratories, sports complex, hostels and IT infrastructure. The panel also interacted with the principal officers, Chairs, Deans, HoDs, faculty and students. Prof. Dr. Razak Mahar appreciated the efforts of the NED-QEC towards assurance of quality education through institutional performance evaluation.
Finally, the Review Panels had an exit meeting with Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tufail, Pro-Vice Chancellor and communicated in brief their observations and recommendations. The Pro-Vice Chancellor thanked and appreciated the panel’s efforts in helping the University towards quality improvement. He also assured to take all necessary corrective actions once the formal reports are received.
The Review Panel of Quality Assurance Agency Higher Education Commission (QAA-HEC) visited NED University of Engineering & Technology to conduct review of its Masters/PhD Programs on 5th April, 2018. The team comprised of ten members including Dr. Riaz Ahmad, Advisor, QAD-HEC and Prof. Dr. Attaullah Shah, Vice Chancellor, City University of Information Technology, Peshawar
On their arrival, the Review Panel was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Asif Ahmed Shaikh, Director QEC, NED University of Engineering and Technology. The opening meeting was chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Sarosh H. Lodi. The Pro-Vice Chancellor, all Deans of Faculties, Director QEC and Deputy Directors of the QEC attended this meeting. During the opening meeting, a comprehensive presentation was delivered by Dr. Riaz Uddin, Deputy Director (QEC) detailing the Masters and PhD Programs at NED University, statuses of NOCs of programs started after November 2013, facilities, achievements and important parameters related to academics and research. The Vice Chancellor assured full cooperation and support for the smooth conduct of the review process.
During the review, the Review Panel thoroughly assessed the University’s Masters/PhD programs and verified all the related evidences. The Review Panel also visited research and academic facilities of the NED University such as Virtual Reality Lab and Classroom etc. They also interacted separately with research students of all Masters/PhD programs and research supervisors. In addition, they also conducted as separate meeting with HODs, Deans, Controller of Examinations and Secretary, Advanced Studies Research Board (ASRB).
The review process was concluded with the closing meeting headed by the Vice Chancellor. Head of the QAA-HEC Review Panel thanked the Vice Chancellor and NED University team for the hospitality and facilitation during review process. He also suggested few areas of attention for future improvements. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the deep involvement of the review panel for their observations and assured positive considerations on their suggestions.