Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

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place." Hayward pointed our that "over the last six years almost 4,000 scholars have participated in PhD programs in Pakistan in which more than 600 students have studied in foreign PhD programs." The HEC instituted major upgrades for scientific laboratories, rehabilitating existing educational facilities, expanding the research support, and overseeing the development of one


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is made responsible for formulating higher education policy and quality assurance to meet the international standards as well as providing accrediting academic degrees, development of new institutions, and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan. The HEC also facilitated the development of higher educational system in the country with main purpose of upgrading the universities and colleges (Universities in Pakistan) in the country to be focal point of the high learning of education

of enhancing access, improving quality and increased relevance of higher education to the needs and requirement of Pakistan. Dr Javaid Laghari

organizations#Pakistan Accreditation Division *Finance and Budget Division *Human Resource Development Division *Learning and Innovative Division *Human Research Management Division *Quality Assurance Division *Planning and Development Division *Research and Development Division - The HEC is governed and chaired by the appointed chairman who is assisted by the secretaries of education (Ministry of Education (Pakistan)), Ministry of Science


national education

) by the constitution in Pakistan in 1947. The same year, Mohammad Ali Jinnah held a National Education Conference (also known as Pakistan Education Conference) of academicians and state holders to revise the policy of higher education in the country, as he stated:

-138)" In 1979, President (President of Pakistan) Zia-ul-Haq's policies announced the "The National Education Policy, 1979" (NEP-79) which saw the harmonization of higher education in Pakistan with Islamic concepts (Islamism) and the national ideology. President (President of Pakistan) Zia (Zia-ul-Haq)'s policies led to the fundamentalist ideas flaring in the higher education system in the country. ref name

"(Isani, pp.75-138)" In 1992, Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Pakistan) Nawaz Sharif announced a "National Education Policy 1992" (NEP-92) to streamline the process of higher education. This was followed by the Eighth Plan (Eighth Five-Year Plans (Pakistan)) lanuched by Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Pakistan) Benazir Bhutto in 1993 which focused on primary education. ref name "(Isani, pp.75-138


year tenure

-Chinese-award-for-Dr-Atta-ur-Rahman Dr Javaid Laghari the next Chairman continued the reforms initiated earlier. During his 4 year tenure, the world ranking of universities declined due to budgetary cuts and other problems faced by HEC, although seven Pakistan universities were ranked among the top 250 universities of Asia according to QS World University Rankings 2013. Research output out of Pakistan increased by over 50% within three years, which was the second highest increase


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at the public level. During this ongoing debate, the then HEC chairman, Javaid Laghari who was former technocrat Senator from Pakistan Peoples Party PPP


historical reasons

the college was granted the status of university by the Pakistan Government in 2002, the word ''college'' is still retained in the name for historical reasons and also because of the wide recognition of the name ''Government College'' in Pakistan. The University offers bachelor's (Bachelor's degree), Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines. The university currently has more than 6000 students and 323 faculty members and is ranked at No.6 by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan


education efforts

, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan. Preceded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) (University Grants Commission (Pakistan)) in 2002 by a constitutional amendment, the universities were formerly accredited by the UGC (University Grants Commission (Pakistan)) established in 1947; the institution was revised 1974 and came its modern form in 2002 with additional executive reforms granted by the constitution. Under a new and revised reforms, the HEC

and appointed the UGC as federal commission. In 1960s, the financial policies and economic programmes introduced by President (President of Pakistan) Ayub Khan (Ayub Khan (Field Marshal)) greatly emphasized to importance of higher education in the country. A huge revenue and a huge percentile of budget was actually spent to promote higher education efforts in the country. Thesis written by Usman Ali Isani pointed out that ₨. (Pakistan Rupee) 912 million was spent annually for the fiscal period of 1960–65 (Fiscal year) in a joint collaboration led by MoF (Ministry of Finance (Pakistan)), MoEd (Ministry of Education (Pakistan)), UGC (University Grants Commission (Pakistan)) and Planning Commission (Planning Commission (Pakistan)). Colleges were transformed into full-scale research universities and special research institutes were established in all over the country. According to the calculations performed by the Ministry of Statistics (Statistics Division of the Government of Pakistan) and published by Isani, around ~430,000 students were enrolled in different universities to pursue their higher education over the fiscal period of 1960–65 (Fiscal year). From 1965-71 (Fiscal year), the government (Pakistan Government) spent ₨. (Pakistan Rupee) 173.8 million on education sector as oppose to actual allocations of ₨. (Pakistan Rupee) 278.6 million. 1971-2000s:Revision and policies After the 1971 war (Indo-Pakistani war of 1971) with India which saw the separation (Instrument of Surrender (1971)) of East-Pakistan (East Pakistan) as Bangladesh, the new education policy was announced with the implementation of nationalization programme (Nationalization in Pakistan) in 1972, by the PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party).


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industry and university research collaboration * Developing new technology parks Governance in HEC HEC Divivions class "wikitable sortable" - !The Active and listed HEC Division(s) - *Academics Division * List of recognized higher education accreditation

abroad for training returned, an unusually high result for a developing country in response to improved salaries and working conditions at universities as well as bonding and strict follow-up by the commission, Fulbright, and others." Hayward, Fred M. (Winter 2009).

TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID 65633&Cat 9 accessdate 9 September 2013 newspaper The News International, 2011 date September 3, 2011 The UNCSTD (Commission on Science and Technology for Development) has closely monitored the development in Pakistan in the past years, coming to the unanimous conclusion that HEC's program initiated under the leadership of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is a "best-practice" example for developing countries aiming at building their human resources and establishing


education development

and researched by Usman A. Isani at the National University Of Modern Languages"


term based

of Pakistan for four tenured term based upon the requests and recommendations send by the Ministry of Education (MoEd) (Ministry of Education (Pakistan)).

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

The '''Higher Education Commission of Pakistan''' (reporting name: (Reporting name)'''HEC'''), is an independent (:Category:Pakistan federal departments and agencies), autonomous, and constitutionally (Constitution of Pakistan) established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.

Preceded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) (University Grants Commission (Pakistan)) in 2002 by a constitutional amendment, the universities were formerly accredited by the UGC (University Grants Commission (Pakistan)) established in 1947; the institution was revised 1974 and came its modern form in 2002 with additional executive reforms granted by the constitution. Under a new and revised reforms, the HEC is made responsible for formulating higher education policy and quality assurance to meet the international standards as well as providing accrediting academic degrees, development of new institutions, and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan.

The HEC also facilitated the development of higher educational system in the country with main purpose of upgrading the universities and colleges (Universities in Pakistan) in the country to be focal point of the high learning of education, research, and development.

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