Introduction

Quality Assurance is the premeditated, organized and regular review process of an institution especially at higher level.

The Quality Assurance programme of the HEC essentially has three major components:

" Development of criteria and standards for various quality parameters in Higher Education."

" Development of processes and capacity building to ensure implementation of these criteria."

" Develop a system for arranging regular internal and external monitoring of the higher education institutions in respect of the status of implementation of the quality criteria and quality control processes."

The Quality Assurance Committee of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recommended the establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) in all universities and DAIs of higher education with the Primary Objective "QEC is to enhance the quality of our Academic Programmes and also inculcate Quality Culture through adoption and implementation of Self-Assessment Procedures as per QA Manual of HEC.

The Quality Assurance Agency established 10 offices known as Quality Enhancement Cells in the public sector universities in 2007 at first Stage /Phase 1 to implement quality assurance mechanism in the universities.

The establishment of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is an ongoing systematic progression consequently Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad (SBBU-SBA) was integrated in this procedure, the proceeding of establishment of QEC SBBU SBA was initiated in the month of September 2013.

At present the responsibility of director QEC - SBBU-SBA has been assigned to Prof. Dr. Tayyaba Zarif Presently, keeping in view the following Structure the QEC-SBBU-SBA started the functioning.

Vision

To ensure the SBBUSBA as Quality service provider University through attaining International quality Standard for higher education.

Mission

Developing a viable and sustainable mechanism of quality enhancement of the academic programs as well as effectual administration of all Internal process, to provide Informational Support for academic procedures and contributing toward timely response to all stakeholders, also offer practical exposure under the supervision of field experts of national and international origin while focusing on continuous professional development, applied research and modernization so that they could play valuable role in nation building and become innovative leaders & driver of sustainable global change.

Core Values

1) Sincerity toward Institute.

2) Commitment.

3) Transparent and credible mechanism of execution.

4) Accountability.

5) Respect.

6) Continual & consistent development of the processes.

OBJECTIVES

1) To review quality standards by auditing academic standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area.

2) To promote public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degree are enhanced and safeguarded.

3) To develop qualifications framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be expected from the holder of a qualification, i.e. Bachelors, Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D.

4) To review academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.

5) To develop program specifications. These are standard set of information clarifying what knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes a student will have to develop on successfully completing a specific program.

QEC IS RESPONSIBLE TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES FOR THE FOLLOWING:

=> Approval of new programs in consultation with already existing bodies.

=> Enhance communication and interpersonal skill of students.

=> Departmental review.

=> Students feedback.

=> Employer feedback.

=> Quality assurance of Mater's, M.Phil. and Ph.D degree programs.

=> Subject review

Director QEC

The Quality Enhancement Cell at SBBU-SBA is strongly committed to achieve excellence in higher education to be brought at par with most of the international professional Universities by adopting the global standards of education & then implementing the guidelines/policies of HEC in its true letter & spirit. The team of QEC will spare no stone unturned for the best possible outcome in lieu of dedicated & devoted efforts to bring this university in the forefront of modern era of higher education. We shall deliver quality and standard education to produce the competitive qualified young stuff in all disciplines I am very much confident that QEC will continue to strive the best for improving the quality of higher education being imparted in SBBU-SBA. In this regard, the worthy Vice Chancellor is strongly committed to improve the overall quality standards at the University. It is strongly urged to all the departments cooperating and playing a vital role to enhance the quality of this University in all aspects so that the QEC at SBBU-SBA can be uplifted to the international norms.