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Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is one of the initiatives of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). HEC has established QEC in public sector universities throughout the country and recommended the establishment of QEC in private sector universities also. As SSUET believes in quality, that is why the university established a wing under the nomenclature “Quality Enhancement Cell” in 2008 in pursuance of the directive of HEC. This Cell, based on modern techniques, develops strategies that bring enhancement in the quality in all spheres of working of SSUET. The mission of the Cell is to make teaching, lab work, research and output of the functionaries of SSUET superb and outstanding from all points of view. The Cell designs training and arranges lectures/ seminars from experts to achieve this goal.

In 2008 QEC was headed by Dr. Abdul Wahid Usmani. In the year 2009 Mr. Syed Salimuddin Ahmed was assigned additional portfolio as Director QEC. Later Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakaullah Khan also held charge of Director QEC.

At present Prof. Dr. Arshad Karim is working as fullfledge Director QEC

At QEC, the Trainings/ Workshops/ Seminars are carried out in strict adherence with the guidelines set by the HEC. In addition, in-house trainings are also conducted in various engineering disciplines.

QEC is responsible to develop procedures for the following:

I. Approval of the new programmes

ii. Monitoring and Evaluation including programme monitoring, faculty monitoring and Student's perception

iii. Departmental Review

iv. Students' Feedback

v. Quality Assurance of academic programmes

vi. Subject review

vii. Institutional Assessment

viii. Programme Specifications

ix. Qualification Framework

Q.E.C. Activities:

1. Pakistan Engineering Council, in collaboration with SSUET, conducted the CPD workshop in SSUET at 1400 hours. This workshop was for engineering faculty and final year students. This Workshop was free of cost and entitled them 0.5 CPD credit points.

The work was interactive and gave participants ample opportunities to actively participate in the workshop. Registrar of SSUET distributed the certificates. At the end of the seminar, Syed Abrar Ali, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakaullah Khan, Director, QEC and Prof. Dr. Bilal Alvi, Chairman, EED presented souvenirs to the guests.

Mr. Abdul Rauf Sheikh and Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed Sheikh delivered their talk and explained all the pros and cons which was followed by a Q/A session

2. Karachi Mathematical Association (KMA) and the Department of Mathematics, SSUET organized a seminar in collaboration with Quality Enhancement Cell. The topic of the seminar was: Mathematical Puzzles (Riddles, Fallacies and Paradoxes) by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakaullah Khan, Director, Quality Enhancement Cell .

His presentation was simple, tailored for people who left mathematics at school. It was comprehended by all and sundry. Many math lovers attended and enjoyed the lecture. He explained the difference of riddles, fallacies and paradoxes, which was studded with illustrations and various examples.

3. SSUET took part in the 2 day online training workshop on “Managing Thesis for M.Phil/PhD” held on23- 24 January 2015. It was organized by the Institute of Research Promotion, Lahore.

This workshop was aimed to develop two areas, i.e., producing high quality thesis and using thesis for success in academic career, expert lectures and challenging cases were combined to generate participants thinking on explored potentials for their research. Participants from SSUET took part in this workshop with other institutions and researchers across the country through webinar (HD video conference)