Program Review

M.PHIL/MS & PH.D PROGRAMS REVIEW

INTRODUCTION:-

With the vision “To promote, enhance and assure the quality of higher education across HEIs in Pakistan” Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) was established in 2005 by the Government of Pakistan through Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Higher Education Commission has developed the minimum criteria of graduate level programs and circulated the same amongst all the Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions for compliance. To assess the implementation status of these criteria, the Higher Education Commission has constituted M.Phil/MS & Ph.D Program Review Committees to review the programs offered at the Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions at a regular cycle of three years.

Government College University, Faisalabad is a public sector University charted by the Government of the Punjab in the year 2002. As per the HEC mechanism for quality assurance, the Government College University, Faisalabad has been reviewed for two times

  • First Review of GCUF was conducted on 29-31 October 2018 by Higher Education Commission.
  • Second Self Review was conducted on 23-25 February 2021.

FIRST REVIEW OF GCUF M.PHIL/MS & PH.D PROGRAMS BY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION 2018-2019

The review panel was comprised of seven members, nominated by the Quality Assurance Agency, detailed as under:-

Sr. NoREVIEWERAFFILIATION
1Prof. Dr. Muhammad AshrafUniversity of Lahore, Lahore
2Prof. Dr. Wasima ShahzadAir University, Faisalabad
3Prof. Dr. Hafiz Muhammad InnamullahUniversity of Peshawar, Peshawar
4Prof. Dr. Riaz ul AminBUITEMS,Quetta
5Prof. Dr. Saeed Ahmad BuzdarIslamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur
6Mr. Muhammad Ghazanfer BhattiQAA, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad
7Mr. Muhammad Ali BaigQAA, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad

The Review Panel Prepared a report, summary of this report discussed as under:-

PhD Programs28M.Phil/MS/Equivalent Programs48
PhD Qualified Faculty361M.Phil/MS/Equivalent Faculty225
PhD Students950M.Phil/MS/Equivalent Students4026

FINDINGS:

  • The review panel Further Intake stopped at 24 Programs (18 Programs of  M.Phil & 6 of Ph.D)
  • The review panel Halted 7 Programs ( 4 of M.Phil & 3 of Ph.D)
  • All remaining Programs were ok.

SECOND SELF REVIEW OF GCUF M.PHIL/MS & PH.D PROGRAMS, BY SELF 2019-2020

The review panel was comprised of five members, nominated by the Competent Authority, detailed as under:-

  1. Prof. Dr M. Kaleem Khosa                                                  Convener
    In-charge Officer, Faculty of Engineering
  2. Prof. Dr. Salma Sultana                                                       Member
    Director, Academics
  3. Prof. Dr. Hidayat Rasool                                                      Member
    Chairperson, Department of Microbiology
  4. Dr. Muhammad Abrar                                                         Member
    Director, Lyallpur Business School
  5. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Zia                                                    Secretary
    Director, QEC

The Review Panel Prepared a report, summary of this report discussed as under:-

PhD Programs30M.Phil/MS/Equivalent Programs45
PhD Qualified Faculty395M.Phil/MS/Equivalent Faculty222
PhD Students839M.Phil/MS/Equivalent Students2410

FINDINGS:

  • The review panel stopped further intake at 08 Programs (05 Programs of  M.Phil & 03 of Ph.D)
  • All remaining Programs were OK

Contact Focal Person M.PHIL/MS & PH.D PROGRAMS REVIEW

  1. Dr. Muhammad Saeed
    Deputy Director QEC
    E-mail- msaeed@gcuf.edu.pk
    Phone No. 041-9200036
  2. Ms. Arzue Liaqat
    Research Assistant
    E-mail- arzuehashmi@gmail.com
    Phone: 041-9200036