Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

What is Higher Education Commission of Pakistan known for?


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million aide to HEC url http: www.thenews.com.pk TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID 5026&Cat 13&dt 4 2 2011 publisher The News International, Abbasi accessdate 9 September 2013

Education Quarterly (54) accessdate 20 March 2010 The HEC's reforms brought about by Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman were also applauded by the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD) which reported that the "progress made was breath-taking and has put Pakistan ahead of comparable countries in numerous aspects." In limited time, the HEC established and provided free access to scientific

literature by high-speed Internet for all universities, the upgrade of research equipment accessible across the country, and the programme of establishing new universities of science and technology, including science parks attracted the foreign investors, prove the efficiency and the long-term benefits for the country enabled.


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-economic development in the country. thumb 250px left The literacy line graph in the Four Provinces (Pakistan) four provinces (File:Literacy Pak Provinces.jpg). In 1959, the government recognized the need to expanding powers granted to the UGC

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. ref name "(Isani, pp

.75-138)" 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


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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).


research publications

enrollment from 135,000 in the year 2003 to 400,000 in 2008. * Promoted research, resulting in huge expansion of international research publications from Pakistan from only 600 research papers yr in 2003 to 4300 research papers in 2008. * During the 56 year period


education quot

and since then, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan '''(HEC)''' is responsible for higher education policy, quality assurance, degree recognition, development of new institutions and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan. Pakistan has both private and public universities (university), many of which are supported by the Government of Pakistan and the Administrative


main programs

was the second Chairman HEC from 2009 to 2013 who continued the higher education reforms at the same pace despite cut in funding. We now have Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed as the chair. Programs and projects HEC main programs are following: * Degree Attestation * Faculty development * Curriculum revision * Higher


education science

of Pakistan, Voelter wrote that the "scenario of education (Education in Pakistan), science and technology (Science and technology in Pakistan) in Pakistan has changed dramatically, as never before in the history (history of Pakistan) of the country. The chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Education recently announced the first 6 years of HEC under Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman as "Pakistan's golden period in higher education"

: www.hindustantimes.com News-Feed NM13 Pak-threat-to-Indian-science Article1-124925.aspx title Pak threat to Indian science publisher Hindustan Times date 23 July 2006 accessdate 19 March 2012 Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was conferred the highest national Award of the Republic of China in September 2014 for his contributions to develop strong linkages between Pakistan and China in various fields of higher education, science and technology. http: www.thenews.com.pk Todays-News-6-273635


knowledge research

technologies research work in the fields of modern sciences for students and faculty members. In the 2nd stage interactive lectures from foreign universities will be arranged. Nobel Laureates Eminent scientists researchers will be invited to deliver lectures to share their knowledge research work. This program will continue and the remaining 32 universities in 2nd phase will become part of the program. Currently there are more than 65 sites which are operational all over Pakistan and availing this facility for conducting lectures, meetings and other events etc. Political overview Despite its achievements, the HEC was harshly critiqued by noted scholar and nuclear physicist, dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, who maintained that "HEC have made higher education more expensive."


attention

of higher learning to serve as an Engine of Growth for the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan'' employees budget ₨. (Pakistan Rupee) 57.4 billion (2014 Pakistan federal budget)

in the country for fiscal years. Since revitalized in 2002, the HEC's budget increased up to ~340.2% in terms of fiscal period of 2001–06 (fiscal year). Around 50%-70


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).

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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