Ahead of the annual university admission session this year, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued an important announcement for students and parents to ensure that no student faces problems later.
The education commission urged parents and students seeking admission in various universities to ensure that the university they are applying for is a recognized university registered with the concerned accrediting body.
HEC wrote on its official Twitter handle, “Important notice to students and parents! HEC urges you to ensure recognition of professional degree programs before taking admission and recognition of university/sub-campus admission from HEC.”
Here is a list of courses and their relevant accrediting bodies:
Students applying for computing programs must ensure that their university is registered with the National Accreditation Council for Computing Education (NCEAC).
For a business school degree to be recognized by the HEC as valid, the school must be registered with the National Accreditation Council for Business Education (NBEAC).
All agriculture schools must be registered with the National Accreditation Council for Agricultural Education (NBEAC).
4. Homeopathy, Tibb
All students seeking admission in homeopathy courses must ensure that the institute they are applying to is registered with the National Council of Homeopathy (NCH).
In addition, those seeking admission to Tibet must confirm their prospective school’s affiliation with the National Council for Tibet (NCT).
All law schools must be recognized by the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) for their degrees to be considered verified by the HEC.
Students interested in degree courses in pharmacy must ensure that their desired institute is registered with the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP).
All architecture and design schools must be registered with the Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners (PCATP).
8. Medical, Dental, Nursing
All medical universities must be recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
Also, those pursuing courses in nursing must ensure that their schools are accredited by the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC).
All engineering schools must be accredited by the Pakistan Engineers Council (PEC) for their degrees to be considered valid by the HEC.
In addition, the HEC said: “Professional degree programs include engineering, medicine and dentistry, veterinary education, nursing, architecture and town planning, pharmacy, law, homeopathy, Tibet, agriculture, business, computing, teacher education and technology “
“These programs require accreditation from the relevant professional councils. To verify the accreditation status of your desired programme, please access the website of the relevant professional councils.
You can find their contact details Here,
“For non-professional programmes, it is equally necessary to ensure that the university or sub-campus granting admission is recognized by the HEC.
To check the status of accreditation, visit: http://hec.gov.pk/site/HElsIt concluded.