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.