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Quality Enhancement Cell

The establishment of Quality Enhancement Cell is one of the many initiatives taken by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to improve the quality of higher education in Pakistan. The QEC department has been established in the Private and Public Sector Universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan and they are working under the guidance of HEC.


QEC attempts to survey all aspects of university functioning, bringing them in part with international standards. QEC ensures that KIET fulfills its mission and objectives. The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) has been established at KIET in 2010.

Vision & Mission


QEC aims to institutionalize a quality culture in higher education and a commitment to continuous quality improvement. Regular assessment and review of the Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (KIET) in order to assure the quality of the teaching, staff and training provisions provided to the students/Faculty/staff.


QEC is committed to ensure that all the programs/ processes and staff (Academics & Non-academics both) of KIET strive for excellence.

Functions of QEC

The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is to be headed by the Director QEC and will be reporting directly to the President. Following are the area fall under the functioning of QEC:-

public confidence

To promote public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded.

quality standards

Review of quality standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area.

Academic affiliations

Review of academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.

points of reference

Define clear and explicit standards as points of reference to the reviews to be carried out. It should also help the employees to know as to what they could expect from candidates.

curriculum development

Apply Pakistan Qualification Framework for curriculum development. The Faculty is also appointed according to the revised HEC Eligibility Criteria.

Academic affiliations

Review of academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.

program specifications

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


To develop quality assurance processes and methods of evaluation to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum, subject and staff development, together with research and other scholarly activities.


To ensure that the university’s quality assurance procedures are designed to fit in with the arrangements in place nationally for maintaining and improving the quality of Higher Education.

Quality Criteria

Methodology by QEC

Organizational Structure

Quality Enhancement Cell KIET Organizational Set-up



HEC Award of ‘Excellent Performance’ for QEC KIET: Annual Progress Review Meeting of HEC QAA for the year 2018-2019 was held on 11-12 March, 2021 at Center for Innovative Medical Education (CIME), Aga Khan University, Karachi. HEC QAA has evaluated the Academic Quality of Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology for the year 2018-2019 through collection of data furnished by QEC Team of KIET and placed the KIET in ‘Excellent Performance’ category. Due to COVID-19 the Progress Review Meeting of HEC QAA couldn’t be held on scheduled date and normalcy was awaited to adhere to HEC own disseminated COVID-19 SOPs to all HEIs/ DAIs. In this regard HEC Director on behalf of Managing Director HEC QAA Dr. Nadia Tahir, as a token of recognition, awarded Shield to Director QEC Syed Farman Raza in the presence of about nineteen Public and Private participating Universities from Southern Region, attending the Award Giving Ceremony. Congratulation to KIET Higher Management and College Directors who supported QEC KIET to achieve the ‘Excellent Performance’ award from HEC. Director QEC along with its team members thanks to all.

QEC Events

As part of the curriculum of Engineering, Management Sciences and Computer Sciences students, industrial visits are arranged every semester to provide them with an insight regarding internal working of companies and an opportunity to interact with the industry professionals and industry environment.


Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at KIET is headed by Director QEC, directly responsible to Vice Chancellor/ President KIET.

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Syed Farman Raza Director
Najam Muneer Deputy Director
Mr Zaid Khan Data Analyst
Khadija Majid Software Developer
Shahbaz Hussain OfficeAssistant
Saira Awan QEC Officer