Services for Universities
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As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for universities, simply select one form the list below to find out more.

 

 

Tenure Track StatutesTenure Track Statutes<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​​The University's policy on appointments (including subsequent reappointments) and on promotions follows herewith. It expresses the institutional philosophy in these matters and describes the qualifications for the various ranks in t​erms of four major areas of consideration, together with indications of the relative important of these areas and possible sources of information for evaluations.​</p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Model%20TTS%20Ver%202%200%20(05-07-12).pdf" style="font-size:1em;">Model Tenure Track Process Statutes​</a>​<br></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/TTS_Guidelines_1.PDF">​Proforma and Guidelines for TTS Faculty Appointments​</a></li><li><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.429;font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;"><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Clarification%20on%20TTS%20Administration%20post%20Tenured%20or%20Track.PDF">Clarifications & Decisions on Implementation of TTS</a> </span></li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Minutes%20of%20the%20Meeting%20for%20TTS%20Implementation.pdf">Minutes of the Meeting Held to discuss Issue​s & Challenges in Adoption / Implementation of Tenure Track System​</a> </li><li><a href="/english/services/universities/tts/Documents/Revised%20List%20of%20Technologically%20Advance%20Countries.docx">Revised List of Technologically Advanced Countries</a></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:20px;"><strong>Standard Operating Procedures </strong><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:20px;">i. </span>The postsn TTS to be advertised by the respective university as per internal rules and availability of posts </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ii. The selection process to carried out by the respective university as per internal rules of the university </p><p style="text-align:justify;">iii. The TTS case recommended by the selection board are forwarded to the HEC by the registrar office of the respective university </p><p style="text-align:justify;">iv. The TTS cases forwarded to HEC will be received by AD-QAD office and processed as per TTS policy </p><p style="text-align:justify;">v. The eligibility criteria and process as per TTS rules will be checked and the cases fulfilling the criteria will be endorsed by the HEC through DG-QAD office </p><p style="text-align:justify;">vi. A copy of the TTS case endorsement letter will be sent to registrar office of the university with copy to Advisor Finance office of the HEC to get financial release process initiated without any delay </p><p style="text-align:justify;">vii. The registrar office will be informed about the deficiencies in the cases those are not endorsed by the QAD division </p><p style="text-align:justify;">viii. The registrar office is responsible for verification of the records provided to HEC for the purpose of endorsement of the letters and will provide on request if desired by HEC at any point of time as reflected in the endorsement letter </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ix. The incomplete TTS cases will be referred back to registrar office of the respective university and may be re submitted after completing the documentary requirements</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Note: Persons interested in the Tenure Track System (TTS) should apply directly to the concerned university with their Bio-data. Higher Education Commission has no direct involvement, except for providing funds to the universities.<br></p>04-08-2016 11:10:12<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-02.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/tts
Quality and Research based Ranking of Pakistani HEIsQuality and Research based Ranking of Pakistani HEIs<p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Initiative of QS ranking was taken up by HEC with the objective to promote a culture of participating in the world university rankings for the purpose of getting reasonable reflection of higher education (HEIs) development in the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">HEC-Pakistan is the first one in the Islamic world that has developed Ranking criteria, methodology conducted ranking exercise. Initiative 0f QS ranking is taken up by the HEC to promote a culture of participating in the world university rankings for the purpose of getting reasonable reflection of higher education (HEIs) development in the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>OBJECTIVES</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To drive the HEIs towards improved Quality & Research.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">To promote a culture among HEIs of Pakistan for participation in the World Rankings</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>PRE-CAUTION</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Quality and Research based ranking of HEIs of Pakistan is carried out categorically in the context of research and quality criteria implemented therefore, the ranking criteria and the assigned scores are to be understood accordingly.</p>18-07-2016 06:41:51<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-01.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/Ranking
Business Incubation Centers in Public Sector UniversitiesBusiness Incubation Centers in Public Sector Universities<p>​<strong>BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRES</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The HEC supports the establishment of Business Incubation Centre's (BIC) in public sector universities to provide basic infrastructure and allied facilities for researchers and young entrepreneurs who are interested in developing early-stage business ventures. A business incubator's main goal is to produce successful firms that will leave the program financially viable and freestanding. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Business Incubators are companies which support new and startup companies in their initial development stage by providing an array of targeted resources and services. These services are developed or arranged by the business incubator and offered by it directly or through its network of contacts. Graduates of the business incubator programme create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, commercialize new technologies, and strengthen local and national economies. Instead of creating job seekers we are turning new graduates into job providers. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">So far Twenty Business Incubation Centers have been established at National University of Science and Technology; COMSATS Institute of Information Technology; University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar; University of Agriculture, Faisalabad; University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore; Sukkur Institute of Business Administration; Quaid-e-Azam University; Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad; Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences, Quetta; University of Malakand; Gomal University of D. I. Khan; University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore; Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam; University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir; University of Gujrat; NED University of Engineering and Technology; Karakoram University; Abdul Wali Khan University of Mardan; Government College University Faisalabad; and University of Haripur. ​</p><p><strong><br></strong></p>05-08-2016 07:32:02<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-05.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/EBIC
Finance PlanningFinance Planning<div><div><span></span></div></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div><div><span></span></div></div><p></p><p></p><div><div><span> <p align="left"></p></span></div></div><div><div><span></span></div></div><p></p><p align="left"></p><div><div><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>The Finance Planning Section of HEC Finance Division administers the allocation and disbursement of recurring grant to federally funded public sector universities / degree awarding institutes. In this context, its objectives are:</span> </span></div><div><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"></span> </div></div><span> <ul><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to invite budget proposals for recurring grants from the federally funded Universities, Institutes, and Centers of higher learning, examine and assess their needs and formulate HEC recommendations through a committee constituted by the Commission for the allocation of recurring grants in a financial year.<br> <ul><span></span> <li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to place the proposed allocation before the Commission and submit the New Item Statement (NIS) to the Finance Division of the Government of Pakistan for incorporation in the Government Budget.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to process the release of quarterly installments of recurring grants with the Finance Division of the Government of Pakistan as per their policy, and transfer funds to the Institutions against their approved allocations.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to obtain the utilization reports from the Universities and examine the report to ensure that funds released by HEC are spent on the purpose for which these were released.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to allocate and release funds for HEC programs under Inter University Academic Activities, Promotion of Research, such as the Digital Library, PERN, funding of Seminars and Conferences, Travel Grants, Sports, Accreditation Councils, National Research Program of Universities, Support for Scientific Journals and HEC Distinguished National Professors, amongst many others.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to allocate and release funds to universities for the faculty appointed under Tenure Track System.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext"><span>to prepare HEC Budget, place it before the HEC Finance & Planning Committee and submit recommendations to the Commission for approval.<br></span><span></span></span></span> </li><li><span><span><span class="ms-rteCustom-normaltext">to provide additional (supplementary) grants after assessment of the requirements of Universities and also take up their requirements with the Finance Division, Government of Pakistan for additional funds.</span></span></span></li></ul></span></span></span></li></ul></span>24-08-2016 19:33:03<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/FP
Associate Degree ProgrammeAssociate Degree Programme<p style="text-align:justify;">​The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad has approved the launch of 2-year Associate Degree Programme to be offered by the Public & Private Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions.  The Associate degree is designed to help prepare professionals in disciplines of immediate application and relevance to the market. It is equivalent to a Bachelor (Pass) degree.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​Guidelines for Associate Degree Programme</strong> </p><ul style="list-style-type:square;text-align:justify;"><li>Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs) intending to launch Associate Degree programme will be registered with the Commission and an updated web page with recognized degree programmes will be maintained by HEC.  </li><li>Admission requirement for Associate Degree shall be Intermediate/12-year schooling or equivalent. It shall be awarded upon completing 65-68 credit hours in a four semesters/two years programme which will be offered through specially designated campuses / constituent colleges of the Universities and not on the main or principal campus of the University/Institution. </li><li>The degree shall be considered as equal to 14-year Bachelor (Pass) degree.</li><li>The degree shall not be offered to students enrolled for BS programme at the main campus of the University/Institution and, hence, shall not be an exit path for these students.</li><li>Students enrolled for Associate Degree Programme may undertake BS programme seeking admission in 5<sup>th</sup> semester of the programme, if allowed by the University. </li></ul><div style="text-align:justify;"><a href="http://site.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/AECA/CurriculumRevision/Documents/AssociateDegreeBooklet.pdf"><strong></strong></a><a href="/english/services/universities/adp/Documents/AssociateDegreeBooklet.pdf">Booklet for Associate Degree Programme ​​</a><br></div>05-08-2016 06:59:17<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/adp
Grant for Repair and Maintenance of Scientific EquipmentGrant for Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Equipment<p>​</p><p>Cutting edge research in the higher education sector requires state-of-the art facilities. To ensure that Pakistan's universities have access to the best laboratory equipment and research services, the Higher Education Commission has instituted a special grant program. Under this program, funds are provided to eligible public sector universities and degree awarding institutions for repair and maintenance of scientific equipment. </p><p>The grants range from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1,000,000 per award and applications for this purpose are entertained throughout the year.</p>​04-08-2016 09:41:45<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-08.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/gspme
Institutional Strengthening Grant for Upgrading Laboratories and LibrariesInstitutional Strengthening Grant for Upgrading Laboratories and Libraries<p style="text-align:justify;">​The Institutional Strengthening is aimed to strengthen and up-grade the existing Laboratories and Libraries of recognized public sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions and recognized campuses. The science and technology is one of the most important aspect of a viable higher education infrastructure. Majority of the Institutions in Pakistan lack institutional and human resource capacities to involve in meaningful research and development and there is an urgent need to strengthen and upgrade scientific institution in Pakistan.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Objectives:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The objective of this program is to support higher education institutions by giving grants of maximum 3.00 Million to upgrade their existing <span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">laboratories and libraries in order to conduct research work in different fields. The grant will be used for the purchase of small to medium </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">sized scientific equipment, library material on the basis of strong justification and cost-benefit analysis. Institutions with good track record, </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">clearly defined objectives and adequate human resources can benefit from this scheme.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">​</span></p><p></p>01-07-2016 10:06:42<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" width="272" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/InstitutionalStrengtheningGrantUpgradingLaboratoriesLibraries
Grant to Organize Seminar, Conference and Training WorkshopGrant to Organize Seminar, Conference and Training Workshop<p>Academic events are critical for sharing of knowledge and research among universities and scholars. The promotion of research culture in higher education institutions through such events is of highest priority to Higher Education Commission (HEC). To support the development of research culture, HEC provides financial grants to Public Sector and approved-for-public-funding Private Sector Universities in Pakistan to organize National and International Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Symposia. Through this initiative, HEC intends to develop a culture of research and knowledge sharing between Higher Education Institutions, as well as establishment of linkages with relevant industrial and corporate sectors.</p><p>The objectives of this program are:<span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span></p><p><strong>Objectives</strong></p><ul><li>Encourage Universities and Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs) to organize academic events<span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span></li><li>Educate faculty and students with the latest developments in their relevant areas of research</li><li>Provide platform for interaction and exposure to the academicians and researchers </li><li>Provide avenues for sharing of research and knowledge at national and international level events</li><li>Assess academic and research capabilities and achievements at par with the prevalent national and international practices<span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span></li><li>Share academic and research achievements with industrial and commercial establishments</li><li>Explore opportunities for domestic and international academic collaborations.<span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span></li></ul><p>For further information, please click the appropriate links related to the program. </p><p>Applications must be received at least 6 weeks (42 days) prior to the event date. <strong>Late and incomplete applications will not be processed.</strong></p><p><strong>For further details, please contact Deputy Director​ (R&D) at </strong><a href="mailto:hawan@hec.gov.pk"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></strong></span></a><strong><a href="mailto:nbibi@hec.gov.pk">nbibi@hec.gov.pk</a>​</strong></p>01-07-2016 09:43:04<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-02.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/GrantsforSeminarConferenceTraining
National Research Program for UniversitiesNational Research Program for Universities<p style="text-align:justify;">Dearth of research literature/equipment is a major impediment to the productivity of many creative and talented faculty members/researchers in all disciplines in universities/degree awarding institutions. In most cases, researchers need substantial financial support for research projects to allow them in their research pursuits.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the absence of such facilities researchers, specifically the younger ones, are discouraged and are forced to seek better opportunities in developed countries. To avoid this brain drain, the HEC has initiated a research grant program under which creative researchers are awarded research grants. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To meet the current challenges of researchers working in local universities/DAIs of Pakistan and to promote the R&D with facilitation, HEC is running the National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) as per researcher's needs/requirements. Following are the existing guidelines of NRPU that have been modified from time to time to address different aspects.</p><p> </p><p>Interested individuals should see the following guidelines if they wish to apply.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span><a href="/english/services/universities/Documents/RND/NRPU/Application%20Form%20NRPU%202016.doc">[Research Grants Form/Application Form 2016]</a></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>How to process NRPU application 2016 </strong></p><p>Instruction for the ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office of your university on how to process NRPU application 2016, after collecting from their faculty, are as under: </p><p>a)      ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will prepare a list of all proposals on the MS Excel sheet (<a href="/english/services/universities/Documents/RND/NRPU/MS%20Excel%20Sheet.xlsx">click for specimen</a>) </p><p>b)      ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will assign same serial number to soft copy of the proposal as to its hard copy.</p><p>c)      Soft copies of all the proposals will be provided to HEC on Flash Drive after assigning same serial number to each soft copy of proposal as on its hard copy.</p><p>d)     ORIC/Research Office/Registrar Office will submit all proposals (hard & soft on flash drive) after collecting from faculty along with the list (on <a href="/english/services/universities/Documents/RND/NRPU/MS%20Excel%20Sheet.xlsx">MS Excel sheet</a>) to HEC on or before 10-5-2015, via a special messenger or TCS or any means feasible for university.</p>01-07-2016 08:49:56<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-06.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/nrpu
Quality Assurance AgencyQuality Assurance Agency<p style="text-align:justify;">Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is a policy making and monitoring body for maintenance and enhancement of quality in higher education. It is involved in systematic implementation of quality enhancement procedures/criteria to attain improved levels of international compatibility and competitiveness at institutional and program level.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Established in 2005, Government of Pakistan through the Higher Education Commission is providing funding and logistical support for making QAA fully functional. QAA manages the affairs in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Division of HEC whereas the Quality Assurance Committee (QAC), comprising of eminent educationists, serves as its Advisory board. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">QAA is working to safeguard public interest by enforcing good practices in education and encouraging continuous improvement in quality in higher education.</p><p><strong>Our Goals</strong></p><ul style="text-align:justify;list-style-type:disc;"><li>Policy making and development of practical guidelines of quality assurance related to the higher degree programs.</li><li>Developing guidelines for establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells and their Monitoring & Evaluation.</li><li>Capacity building to enhance the standard of quality assurance in higher education at national level.</li><li>Professionals from QAA will serve as master trainers to build capacity of professionals in QECs after receiving international trainings.</li><li>QAA will also be a monitoring and regulatory body to focus on quality and implementation of policies to improve the standard of higher education in Pakistan.</li></ul><p><strong>Our Functions</strong></p><ol style="text-align:justify;list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Developing practical guidelines and policies for establishing Quality Enhancement Cells at public sector universities for integration of quality assurance in the higher education system.</li><li>Monitoring and Evaluation of all Quality Enhancement Cells.</li><li>The Head of Quality Assurance Agency will be responsible for visiting/cause visitation of the Quality Enhancement Cells for monitoring and evaluation of the activities and uniformity of pace and standards across country.</li><li>Capacity building of selected professional staff of Quality Enhancement Cells to serve as Master Trainers after receiving training in quality assurance, to increase the levels of international compatibility through skill enhancement in the respective field.</li><li>Hiring the services of foreign experts, having practical exposure and experience of academic quality assurance for conducting trainings/workshops/seminars for the capacity building of QAA & QEC staff.</li><li>Professional staff of Quality Assurance Agency will be sent to attend the training programme in the field of quality assurance to technologically advanced countries. After receiving international trainings in quality assurance of higher education, they will serve as Master Trainers for capacity building/ training of professional staff of Quality Enhancement Cells in turn.</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"> <img alt="Frame work.jpg" src="/english/services/universities/QAA/PublishingImages/Pages/default/Frame%20work.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p>25-07-2016 05:19:38<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-03.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/universities/QAA

 

 

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