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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:

 

QEC Activities during 1st June 2016 to 31st July 2017


1. Title of the Program: Meeting on SAR
Duration of the Program: 1 Day
Date: 24-8-2016
Program details
The Director QEC, had called a meeting of all Chairmen while he was going to attend the QEC Directors meeting on SAR at HEC, Islamabad. He talked to the chairman about SAR preparation and training of Liaison Officers to be sent from each department.

2. Title of the Program: Faculty and Lab Staff Training Program
Duration of the Program: 08 Day
Date: 25th July to 3rd Aug-2016
Program details
The Quality Enhancement Cell successfully conducted the eight days training program for Faculty, Lab Staff and Students from all discipline of SSUET to equip them with state of the art technologies and modern teaching methods and techniques to deliver the best.

3. Title of the Program: Progress Review Meeting in HEC, Islamabad
Duration of the Program: 02 Day
Date: 30 & 31-08-2016
Program details
Higher Education Commission, Islamabad had conducted a Progress Review Meeting of Quality Enhancement Cells in HEC for the Director QEC’s of public and private sector Universities of Pakistan to review the progress of Self Assessment, Accreditation status of all academic programs and efforts regarding preparation of IPE Review as well as Ph.D and MS/MPhil program review visits.
Professor Dr. Arshad Syed Karim, Director QEC and Faculty Development & Dean Faculty of Management Sciences attended and Chaired the meeting and gave presentation on progress of SSUET in the target areas which was highly appreciated by the audience and the management of HEC. Dr. Karim has also been selected as Reviewer of HEC for Quality Assurance. Term:October – December 2016

4. Title of the Program: Training Workshop on Self-Assessment Report (SAR)
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: 1-12-2016
Program details
QEC conducted a Training Workshop on Self-Assessment Report (SAR) for Program Team Members from all teaching departments of SSUET to train them on how to prepare a Self-Assessment Report (SAR) according to HEC’s guidelines. The training workshop was held in November, 2016 which was conducted by a guest trainer from IoBM, Karachi.

5. Title of the Program: Liaison Officers Meeting
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: 17-12-2016
Program details
QEC called a meeting of Liaison Officers from all teaching department of the university to discuss the progress, targets and framework of Evaluation process.

6. Title of the Program: Given lecture on “Research Methodology” in HEC
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: 20-11-2016
Program details
Professor Arshad Syed Karim, Director QEC & Faculty Development and Dean Management Sciences, SSUET had given a lecture on “Research Methodology” in HEC.

7. Title of the Program: Lecture on “Teacher as an Administrator” by Dr. Irfan Hyder, Dean, IoBM, Karachi
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: 26-01-2017
Program details
The Quality Enhancement Cell successfully conducted a Lecture on “Teacher as an Administrator” for Faculty members from all discipline of SSUET. The Lecture was given by Dr. Irfan Hyder, Dean, IoBM, Karachi and attended by the vast number of Faculty members.

8. Title of the Program: 4th Deans and Directors Conference in HEC, Islamabad (NBEAC)
Duration of the Program: 02 Day
Date: 7-8/2/2017
Program details
The well attended national conference was very impressive. It presented several ways and means to develop business education and methods of entrepreneurship through different scholars. The conference was attended by the Director QEC & Faculty Development of SSUET, Dr. Arshad Syed Karim

9. Title of the Program: Awareness seminar on ISO 9001-2005 and Processes Improvement at IBA, Karachi
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: 21-2-2017
Program details
An Awareness Seminar on ISO 9001-2005 and Processes Improvement was held in IBA, Karachi on 21st February, 2017. A national seminar was conducted to increase awareness regarding framework of ISO 9001-2005 and Processes Improvement in QEC officials. A seminar was attended by the large number of QEC officials among all Universities of Pakistan. Ms. Afshan Ali Shah, Assistant Director, QEC represented SSUET.

10. Title of the Program: SAR meeting of all chairmen and PT members
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: 6-3-2017
Program details
Quality Enhancement Cell arranged a meeting regarding compilation of SAR for all departments of SSUET on 6th March, 2017 to lineup the course of action for upcoming SAR. Chairmen from all academic departments along with their PT members attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Professor Dr. Arshad Syed Karim, Director QEC.

11. Title of the Program: International Conference in India “Law, Governance and Democracy: A Global Concern”
Duration of the Program: 03 Day
Date: 18-20/3/2017
Program details
This international conference emphasized on democratic process for a better governance useful in this global life. The conference received over 300 papers presented in its different sessions. Dr. Arshad Karim represented SSUET and was a keynote speaker presenting his address on “Good Governance and Democracy”

12. Title of the Program: Visit to Aligarh Muslim University, India
Duration of the Program: 04 Day
Date: 27-30/3/2017
Program details
Dr. Arshad Syed Karim, Director QEC & Faculty Development visited Aligarh Muslim University as distinguish guest of its Vice Chancellor. He addressed three gatherings on AMU Campus on the topics of “Culture and National Development”, “Ethnicity & Religion” and “Sir Syed Ahmed Khan on Modernity”. In the last one he was the Chief Guest and keynote speaker.

13. Title of the Program: Workshop on Quality Assurance & Governance (TESP, HEC)
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: April 2017
Program details
Higher Education Commission, Islamabad had conducted one day workshop on Quality Assurance & Governance. QEC officials from number of public and private sector universities attended the workshop. Dr. Muhammad Asif, Deputy Director QEC participated in the seminar from SSUET.

14. Title of the Program: High Level Meeting in HEC, Islamabad
Duration of the Program: 02 Day
Date: 8-9, May 2017
Program details
QEC Director has presented SSUET in several meetings and workshops of HEC held in Islamabad from time to time. The Director also represented SSUET in NBEAC annual conference held in Islamabad in February 2017 and had opportunity to exchange views with many Business Education scholars of the country.
The Director also attended high level meeting on IEP conducted by QAA of HEC and was given a prestigious status during meeting by the DG of QAA.

15. Title of the Program: SAR Evaluation of Telecom Engineering Department
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: May 19, 2017
Program details
QEC has got prepared SAR of Telecommunication Engg Department of SSUET which secured excellent report from the External. This SAR was prepared for the first time in SSUET history.

16. Title of the Program: SAR Evaluation of Electronic Engineering Department
Duration of the Program: 01 Day
Date: May 23rd 2017
Program details
QEC has got prepared SAR of Electronic Engg Department of SSUET which secured excellent report from the External. This SAR was prepared for the first time in SSUET history.

17. Obtained NOC from HEC to start Management Sciences Programs
Director QEC has been working on Business Studies program for SSUET and finally succeeded in seeking NOC from HEC to begin MBA, M.Phil and Ph.D program in Management Sciences in SSUET from 2017-18 academic session.