Services For Students
​​​​​​​​ As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for students to help and support you throughout your academic studies, simply select one form the list below to find out more. ​



Sports & Extra Curricular ActivitiesSports & Extra Curricular Activities<div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-GB"> <h1>​​​Pakistan University Sports Board</h1> </span> <font face="Calibri" size="3"> <font face="Calibri" size="3"> <p dir="LTR"></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span lang="EN" style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">Sports is an integral part of a student's life. It is imperative that all educational institutions encourage this activity and hold competitions. Such healthy exercise allows those who are more athletically inclined to excel during their student days. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><font color="#000000"><span lang="EN" style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;">University Sports is preliminary meant for the purpose of training of mind and body of the youth and to enable them to live physically fit and comfortable in the world as a good citizen. Like all other healthy activity sports have always help in achieving academic goals of university education. </span><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;">It has been formed keeping in this mind to develop the sports culture in our society for students (both men and women) of the Universities/ Institutes of Higher Learning.</span></font><br></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">PUSB cultivates sports leaders of tomorrow and to promote and improve healthy physical activity for our society, nation, and the world community. Our students/players are prepared with both theories and applications of relevant academics under the national educational principles.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">PUSB organizes Intervarsity Championships for the students and provide them platform for participation at National and International levels. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">The history of university education in Pakistan reveals that sports at university level always receipt due importance. Sports always help feeding national teams with a new blends of educated youngsters.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000"></font></span><br> </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>Composition of Pakistan University Sports Board</strong> </span></p></font></font></div><h2>Chairman</h2><p>Chairman Higher Education Commission </p><h2>Members</h2><p>Executive Director (HEC) </p><p>Vice Chancellors of all Universities / Institutes of Pakistan</p><p>Director General Sports, Pakistan Sports Board </p><h2>Secretary / Director</h2><p>Director Sports (HEC)</p>25-07-2016 10:13:51<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-10.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Degree Attestation SystemDegree Attestation System <p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:107%;"><strong>HEC launching new Degree Attestation System for the facilitation of the Applicants<br></strong></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraph"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:107%;"><strong> <a href="/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Documents/User%20Manual%20-%20HEC_BPAS%20-%20DAS%20-%20Applicant.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here to download User Manual </a><br></strong></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraph"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Documents/Procedure-Online-degree-Attestaion.pdf">Procedure for Online Attestation</a></strong><br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:107%;"><strong></strong></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-align:center;"><span id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"><span><img src="/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/PublishingImages/attention.gif" alt="" style="margin:0px 5px;width:128px;" /><strong></strong></span></span> </p><p style="text-align:left;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Notice:     <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Discontinuation of Computer Lab Facility for Attestation of Documents</span></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>It is notified for the information of General Public that due to launch of new online degree attestation system, the computer Lab facility will not be available </strong><strong><em>w.e.f</em></strong><strong> May 29</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>, 2017 onward. <br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>According to the new online degree attestation system, applicants have to create their accounts on following HEC web link for attestation of their educational documents from HEC: </strong><a href=""><strong>http://</strong><strong><em></em></strong></a><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>After creation of profile applicant will sent scanned copies of required documents for initial scrutiny and after successful scrutiny they will schedule their visit accordingly. Applicants are advised to bring all the required original documents along with a set of photocopies as well as printout of online application form as per scheduled date and time.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="color:#ff0000;text-align:justify;">Note: </strong><span style="color:#ff0000;text-align:justify;"></span><span style="color:#ff0000;text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>"Fake degrees and all other original educational documents would be confiscated and handed over to FIA for further investigation and disposal as per law".</strong></em></span>​<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>​Information for general public regarding submission of documents at WES/ICAS etc:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>"Applicant(s) desiring to submit documents at WES/ICAS etc, is required to get attested  original degrees/transcripts along with a set of photocopies of the same educational documents from HEC as per procedure available on HEC website </em><a href="/"><em></em></a><em> . The HEC will seal only HEC attested photocopies of educational documents in an envelope  and will hand over to the applicant(s)/his/her blood relative/authorized person. The applicant(s) can also avail the services of authorized courier company i.e. Gerry's/FedEx  (International) or Leopard Courier (Local)  for attestation and sealing of HEC attested photocopies of educational documents. The HEC attested documents can be submitted by the applicant(s) to any organization including WES/ICAS etc. The HEC do not send documents directly to any agency/organization. </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Through personal visit, you will go through normal procedure of degree attestation and after receiving the attested degrees/transcripts, you have to visit  HEC R&I office and  documents will be sealed there  on verbal request only without any charges. Also remember to keep photocopies of HEC attested photocopies of degrees/transcripts with yourself for future record before placing in envelop for seal". </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Requirements for Attestation:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Note:</strong> <strong>PEC Registration is compulsory​ for Engineering Degree</strong><br></p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>Create an online profile at <a href=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"></span></span></a><a href=""></a> to initiate the process for degree attestation. Completely fill-in the personal and educational details on the online profile. Incomplete information may cause you inconvenience at later stage.</li><li>Reserve an available date for attestation at a HEC office location of your choice.</li><li>Attestation through courier service, please select the option of courier service in the online form. Print out the form and visit the designated courier office. For further details, please visit <span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><a href="/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Pages/AttestationThroughCourier.aspx"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Attestation​ through Courier Service.</span></a></li><li>Please bring all the original documents including degrees, transcripts and certificates from Matriculation onwards up till the degree level you want to attest. In case of courier service, please submit the original documents at courier service centre. Without the following Original Documents, your case will not be processed for attestation:-</li></ul><ol style="text-align:justify;"><li>Matric certificate (Sanad)/Equivalent level certificate issued by<a href=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"> IBCC </span></a>along with its certificates.</li><li>Intermediate certificate (Sanad)/Equivalent level certificate issued by <a href=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">IBCC</span></a> along with its certificates.</li><li>Bachelor degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide the equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission. </li><li>Master degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide the equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission. </li><li>MS/MPhil degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide the equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission. </li><li>PhD degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission.</li></ol><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>Please, bring a set of photocopies of all above listed documents for HEC record.</li><li>A clearly visible copy of Computerized National Identity Card/Passport (in case of Foreign National) is mandatory to provide.</li><li>The attestation fee for each Original document is Rs. 800 and for each Photocopy is Rs. 500.</li></ul><br><ol style="text-align:justify;"><li>Applicants getting attestation through authorized domestic courier service will deposit fee at the HEC Account.</li><li>International applicants will pay the attestation fee through cross check in favor of Gerry's International (Pvt), Islamabad.</li></ol><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>The Higher Education Commission will only attest transcripts issued in the last three years from the date of declaration of result. In case, the three years duration has lapsed, the provision of original degree is mandatory for attestation of transcript.</li><li>In case a degree has not been issued, the detailed marks certificate/transcript must be verified by the designated Controller of Examinations of the concerned university. Moreover, a verification letter from the Controller of Examinations of the concerned university should be attached for HEC record purpose.</li><li>The applicant name, father's name and date of birth should <span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">exactly</span> match all degrees & transcripts, Matric and Intermediate level qualifications and CNIC/Passport. </li><li>In case, the documents are being submitted for attestation by a person other than the degree holder, the authority letter for the authorized person is required. Moreover, the copy of the Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) of the Authorized person is also required.</li><li>For attestation of "Shahadatul Almiya fil Uloomm al Arabia wal Islamia" please enter particulars of Middle, Aama, Khasa, Aaliya and Almiya in the online application form and attach equivalence given by the HEC.</li><li>For attestation of "Equivalence letter" issued by the HEC, please attach the original Equivalence letter along with all necessary original documents as stated above.</li><li>For attestation of CPSP Fellowship/Membership certificate, the verification of Controller of Examinations of CPSP is required before submission of documents to HEC.</li><li>The HEC attests the copies of degrees and transcripts only after attestation of the original documents.</li><li>The HEC will not attest any document if a field/area is omitted or erased on the same. Please, contact to the university/board first for issuance of documents without erasure/omission.</li><li><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><em>Fake degrees and all other original educational documents would be confiscated and handed over to FIA for further investigation and disposal as per law.</em></span></li><li>Please, read the complete guidelines for chosen method of attestation i.e., Walk-In and/or Courier Service before proceeding for attestation to avoid any inconvenience.</li><li>In case, there is any ambiguity or clarification required, please go through the Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions/comments/suggestions, please send your query at the relevant e-mail address from the <span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Pages/ContactUs.aspx">Co​ntact Us.​</a></span> All queries sent to the designated e-mail address are responded in 72 hours.</li></ul>13-07-2016 22:27:01<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Attestation System
Technology Development FundTechnology Development Fund<p style="text-align:justify;">The Higher Education Commission aims "to facilitate institutions of higher learning to serve as engines for socio-economic development of Pakistan" as stated in the mission. Along these lines, Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan took an initiative to finance proposals of completed interdisciplinary applied research projects for prototype development and industrial value addition for technology development. In this way, HEC envisages to help the productive minds of Pakistan to impact economy through new and emerging technologies.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The proposals shall be submitted by PhD scholars who have completed their PhD and have a ready research in the following specified areas;</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li> Information and Technology /Computers (applications in Govt. services, health, textile, agriculture, dairy etc.)</li><li>Micro Electronics</li><li>Biotechnology (in health, agriculture, textile, dairy etc.)</li><li>Material Sciences/Man Made Material</li><li>Telecommunication</li><li>Robotics. </li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The proposed funded projects would be expected to develop a product or service which would positively impact, inter alia,  the economy, solve a current problem, meet a market need, utilize local raw materials, move current products up the value chain, create large scale employment</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The proposals need to be academia-industry joint projects leading to products or services which solve a current problem or identify a new opportunity; are marketable, leading to positive cash-flows.</p>21-07-2016 09:34:27<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
PhD Country DirectoryPhD Country Directory<p> </p><p> <a href="/english/services/students/PCD/Documents/Pending%20status%20as%20of%2020-April-2017.xlsx">Pending cases</a></p><p><a href="/english/services/students/PCD/Documents/Author%27s%20Declaration%20Proforma%20for%20PhD%20thesis.docx">Author's Declaration Proforma for PhD thesis</a></p><p><a href="/english/services/students/PCD/Documents/Certificate%20of%20Approval%20for%20PhD%20thesis.docx">Certificate of Approval for PhD thesis</a></p><p><a href="/english/services/students/PCD/Documents/PhD%20Notification%20Template.docx">PhD Notification Template</a></p><p><a href="/english/services/students/PCD/Documents/Plagiarism%20Undertaking%20Proforma.docx">Plagiarism Undertaking Proforma</a></p><p> </p><p style="line-height:20px;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Following is the List of PCD:​​</strong></p>09-08-2016 05:39:56<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Access to scientific instruments programAccess to scientific instruments program<p style="text-align:justify;">State-of-the-Art research equipment is critical to the development of scientific research in Pakistan's universities. However, the costs of acquiring and maintaining this equipment can be a major impediment. To address this, the Higher Education Commission has instituted the Access to Scientific Instrumentation Program (ASIP). Under this program, HEC provides financial support to the universities and R&D organizations for giving access to students of other HEIs to use their laboratories. </p><p><span><strong>Objectives:</strong> </span></p><ul><li>Providing financial support to scholars for their sample analysis through the latest scientific equipment</li><li>Providing financial support to institutions for providing services / opening their research facilities for the use of scholars from other HEIs. </li><li>Providing access to such facilities to promote research collaboration</li></ul><p><strong>Eligibility Criteria: </strong></p><ul><li>This program is open to postgraduate students (MS/MPhil/PhD and equivalent) enrolled in public sector universities recognized by HEC, and admitted as per HEC criteria</li><li>HEC Indigenous scholars are eligible subject to submitting proof of funds utilization, already provided to them under their scholarship </li><li>Faculty members are ineligible for this program </li></ul>13-07-2016 21:21:35<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" width="275" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> to scientific instruments program
Admission of Foreign Students Under Self-Finance SchemeAdmission of Foreign Students Under Self-Finance Scheme<p style="text-align:justify;">​The Self-Finance Scheme aims to assist foreign students and dual-nationality holders with educational aspirations in Pakistan. Originally a project of the Economic Affairs Division, the Scheme was transferred to the Higher Education Commission in 2006, and assures a limited number of seats in the disciplines of medicine (MBBS), dentistry (BDS), pharmacy (Pharm-D) and undergraduate engineering (B.Sc Engineering). This program is open to dual national and foreign citizens with an HSSC or equivalent degree.</p><p><strong>Objectives</strong></p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>To encourage expatriate Pakistanis to stay connected with their mother country, and foreign nationals to learn about Pakistani culture and society</li><li>To encourage knowledge-sharing with friendly, fellow developing countries</li><li>To improve relationships with the international community</li></ul>13-07-2016 21:41:09<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> of Foreign Students Under Self-Finance Scheme
Higher Education Commission LibraryHigher Education Commission Library<p style="text-align:justify;">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">HEC Library serves research scholars, teachers and students and also provides services to HEC employees. The full texts of more than 9000 theses are available online on the HEC website ( where users have the option to retrieve information by subject, title, name of researcher, year and name of the university.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">The HEC Library also provides its users with the facility of Current Contents Services (CSS) and it plays a pivotal role to provide full access of National Digital Library Resources. Turnitin facility for plagiarism purpose has also been started for the scholars.</span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">The purpose of the HEC Library:</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">​To facilitate HEC employees and scholars of universities.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;font-size:11pt;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To provide current and back volumes of national and international journals.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide access of digital library resources.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide archive of journals.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">T</span><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">o provide Turnitin facility for plagiarism.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide the access to thesis online and also in hard form (few).</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide the facility of Ulrich's International Periodical directory.​</span><br></li></ul>28-07-2016 12:18:07<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />



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