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Quality Enhancement Cells in HEIs
All HEC's recognized HEIs of Pakistan have established their Directorates of Quality Enhancement and have achieved W level of Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) mechanism. For the purpose, the section administers the activities w.r.t. establishing: new Quality Enhancement Cells (QEC) and IQA mechanism in HEIs. To reinforce its objective, IQA holds periodic Progress review meetings and perform monitoring visits. The quality of IQA mechanism in an HEI is measured quantitatively, on annual basis, by means of a score card. The assessment period starts from 1st of July each year and ends on 30th of June next year. The assessment is rated in terms of percentage and reflected in terms of four quality levels/grades i.e. W, X, Y, Z. The major outcome of a good IQA mechanism is an HEI ready for external evaluations by QAA-HEC (or any 3rd party) as well as by accreditation councils.
The IQA section executes its policies through Quality Enhancement Cells [QEC], established in universities/ Higher Education Institutes [HEIs], in Pakistan. The establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells roots in the establishment of Quality Assurance Agency (May 2005). Initially the PC-I of QECs was approved by DDWP, in August 2006 which was executed from September 2006. Consequently the phase wise establishment of QECs began Listed below.
These QECs, alongside undertaking many other measures for enhancing academic quality in HEIs, also implements quality assessment mechanism of academic programs, called Self-Assessment Process. The outcome of this process is Self-Assessment Report [SAR]. The main objectives of preparing SAR are:
To improve academic programs and ensure high academic standards by providing feedback for faculty and administration to initiate action plan for improvement.
​To provide students with essential skills to enter the workplace well prepared in the core competencies: problem solving abilities, experimental and data analysis techniques, team work experience, interpersonal skills, basic and advance IT skills.

List of established QECs:
No.Name of DAIs
1Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro Sindh.
2Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), AJ&K
3National University of Sciences & Technology, Rawalpindi/ Islamabad (NUST)
4Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
5University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
6University of Balochistan, Quetta
7University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
8University of Karachi, Karachi
9University of Peshawar, Peshawar
10University of the Punjab, Lahore
11Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad (AIOU)
12Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture, University Rawalpindi
13Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
14Balochistan University of Information Technology & Management Sciences, Quetta
15COMSATS University, Islamabad
16DOW University of Health Sciences, Karachi
17Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
18Government College University, Faisalabad
19Government College University, Lahore
20Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat
21University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
22Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
23National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad (NUML)
24Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Sciences & Technology, Nawabshah, Shaheed Benazirabad
25Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
26Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Haydarabad
27Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University, Peshawar
28University of Sargodha, Sargodha
29University of Sindh, Jamshoro
30University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
31Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta
32Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
33Bahria University, Islamabad
34University of Gujrat, Gujrat
35Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
36Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
37International Islamic University, Islamabad
38University of Health Sciences, Lahore
39Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur
40Islamia University, Bahawalpur
41Gomal University, D.I. Khan
42Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
43Dawood University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
44Hazara University,  Mansehra
45University of Education, Lahore
46Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore
47Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad (IST)
48Air University, Islamabad
49Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan
50National Textile University, Faisalabad
51Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
52University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
53University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila
54NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
55Institute of Management Science, Peshawar (IMS)
56University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir, Malakand
57Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Islamabad (PIEAS)
58Shahaeed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana
59Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology, Islamabad
60Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Lasbela
61University of Science & Technology, Bannu
62Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
63Islamia College University, Peshawar
64Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad
65Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Dir
66Karakurum International University, Gilgit, Gilgit Baltistan
67National College of Arts, Lahore (NCA)
68King Edward Medical University, Lahore
The Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences, Quetta
70Riphah International University, Islamabad
71Institute of Business Management, Karachi
72Iqra University, Karachi
73Ilma University, Karachi
74Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Sc. & Technology (SZABIST), Karachi
75Isra University, Hyderabad
76The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad
77Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
78University of Management & Technology, Lahore
79Indus University, Karachi
80Zia-ud-Din University, Karachi
81Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Topi, Swabi
82Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education,Karachi
83University of Lahore, Lahore
84National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (FAST)
85Al-Hamd Islamic University, Quetta
86Ali Institute of Education, Lahore
88Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari, Karachi
89CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar
90City University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar
91DHA Suffa University, Karachi
92Foundation University, Islamabad
93Greenwich University, Karachi
94Habib University, Karachi
95Hamdard University, Karachi
96HITEC University, Taxila
97Iqra National University, Peshawar
98Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology, Karachi (PAF)
99Khadam Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology, Karachi [KASB]
100Lahore School of Economics, Lahore
101National Defense University, Islamabad (NDU)
102Newport Institute of Communications & Economics, Karachi
103Northern University, Nowshera
104Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women, Nawabshah (Shaheed Benazirabad)
105Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore
106Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar
107Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Shaheed Benazirabad
108Sindh Madresatul Islam University, Karachi
109The Superior College, Lahore
110University of Poonch, Rawalakot
111University of Haripur, Haripur
112University of South Asia, Lahore
113University of Swabi
114University of Swat, Swat
115University of Turbat, Turbat
116University of Wah, Wah
117National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore
118Jinnah University for Women, Karachi
119Minhaj University, Lahore
120The GIFT University, Gujranwala
121Baqai Medical University, Karachi
122University of Central Punjab, Lahore
123Karachi School for Business & Leadership, Karachi
124University of Kotli
125The Women University, Multan 
126Qarshi University, Lahore
127Bacha Khan University, Charsadda
128Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi
129Abasyn University, Peshawar
130Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, D.I. Khan
131Preston Institute of Management, Science and Technology, Karachi
132Hajvery University, Lahore
133Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
134Commecs Institute of Business & Emerging Sciences, Karachi
135Gandhara University, Peshawar
136Aga Khan University, Karachi
137Government College for Women University, Faisalabad
138Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore
139Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi
140Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak
141Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi
142Nazeer Hussain University, Karachi
143NFC Institute of Engineering & Technology, Multan
144Sir Syed University of Engg. & Technology, Karachi
145Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bagh
146Information Technology University of the Punjab, Lahore
147Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University, Narin Sharif, AJK
148Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi
149Lahore Garrison University, Lahore
150Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
151Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore
152Lahore Leads University, Lahore
153Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
154Forman Christian College, Lahore (university status)
155Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan
156Government College Women University, Sialkot
157Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan
158Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Khairpur
159Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary And Animal Sciences Sakrand
160MY University, Islamabad
161University of Loralai, loralai
162Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University, Karachi
163Nur International University, Lahore
164Preston University, Karachi
165Preston University, Kohat
170Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
171Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad
172Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences, Karachi
173University of FATA, Kohat 
174Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur
175Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi
176Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology, Multan
177Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan
178National university of Medical Sciences, Islamabad
179Abbotabad University of Science & Technology
180Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology & Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs
181Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore
182Shuhda-e-Army Public School University of Technology, Nowshera
183Sindh Institute of Management & Technology
184Women University, Swabi
185University of Baltistan, Skardu
186Saleem Habib University
187Rawalpindi Medical University
188Women University, Mardan
189BRAINS Institute, Peshawar
190Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore
191University of Engineering & Technology, Mardan
192National University of Technology, Islamabad
193University of Buner
194University of Okara 
195University of Sialkot, Sialkot
196Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur
197Emaan Institute of Management & Sciences, Karachi
198Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad
199Government College University, Hyderabad
200Namal University, Mianwali
201Nishtar Medical University Multan
203Sir Syed (CASE) Institute of Technology, Islamabad
204Sohail University, Karachi
205The University of Lakki Marwat
206University of Chitral
207University of Narowal
208University of Sahiwal
209University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah Sindh, Bhit Shah
210Rawalpindi Women University, Rawalpindi
211Health Services Academy (HSA), Islamabad
212Mir Chakar Khan Rind University, Sibi Balochistan
213Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Haripur
214Begum Nustrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur
215The Shaikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur Sindh
216University of Art and Culture, Jamshoro
218Times Institute, Multan
219University of Chakwal, Chakwal
220University of Home Economics, Lahore
221University of Mianwali
222Air War College Institute, Karachi
223Ibadat International University
224National Skills University
225Kohsar University
227University of Jhang
229Metropolitan University 
231Usman Institute of Technology University
232University of Agriculture, D I Khan
234Malir University of Science & Technology