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.