The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has entered a new era for Degree Awarding Institutions (DAIs) with the rollout of its revised ‘HEC Institutional Affiliation Policy-2024.’ This move aims to streamline the affiliation process and ensure quality standards across the board.

Online Portal for Data Collection

One of the key highlights of the revised policy is the introduction of an online portal. This portal serves as a centralized platform for affiliating DAIs to submit data for soft desk review and subsequent authorization to proceed. By leveraging technology, the HEC aims to enhance efficiency and transparency in the affiliation process.

Affiliating DAIs are tasked with ensuring the seamless implementation of the new policy at their respective affiliated colleges. From admissions and examinations to curriculum development, adherence to the revised guidelines is paramount. This proactive approach ensures consistency and standardization in educational practices.

Re-evaluation of Affiliated Colleges

As part of the transition to the new policy, already affiliated colleges and institutions are subject to re-evaluation. The data of these institutions must be uploaded onto the designated portal within six months. Failure to comply with this timeline may result in the cancellation of affiliation. This rigorous evaluation process emphasizes on HEC’s commitment to upholding academic excellence.

While the HEC sets overarching guidelines, it is imperative for colleges seeking affiliations to abide by the rules and regulations of their respective administrative ministries or departments. This collaborative approach ensures alignment with broader educational objectives while maintaining autonomy at the institutional level.

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Recognition of Degrees

The HEC emphasizes the importance of compliance with the revised policy. Degrees issued by non-compliant institutions risk not being recognized by the Commission’s Accreditation and Attestation Division. This underscores the significance of adherence to quality standards to safeguard the value of educational credentials.

The HEC’s revamped Institutional Affiliation Policy innitiates a new chapter in Pakistan’s higher education landscape. By fostering accountability, transparency, and quality assurance, this initiative aims to elevate the standard of education and empower institutions to thrive in an ever-evolving global landscape.

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