QEC Activities

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, has attended International Conference on “Promoting Higher Education Quality Through Policies, Standards and Practices” on December 4th -5th , 2019 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The conference was organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Seminar on Awareness on Anti Sexual Harassment Laws and their Implementation in HEIs was organized by Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), PIDE with the collaboration of International Labor Organization (ILO) on Wednesday November 13, 2019. Ms. Maliha Hussain, from Mehergarh: (A Center of Learning) was resource person of the Seminar. The Seminar was very interactive, informative, and useful for the participants. Ms. Rabia Razzaque, Senior Programme Officer, (ILO), represented the Country Director, ILO, Ms. Ingrid Christensen.

Other than PIDE Faculty Members, Staff and faculty members from PMAS-Arid University, Mirpur University Science and Technology, University of Peshawar, National Defense University, Islamabad, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) also eagerly participated in the seminar. A large number of students listened intently to the information disseminated by the Resource Person.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in One Day Training /Orientation for Strengthening and Institutionalization of complaints Handling under Pakistan Citizen’s Portal on October 2, 2019 at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, (HEC).

2nd PIDE Clean and Green Plantation Drive 2019 “Give a Gift of Tree to Pakistan on its 72nd Birthday” and say not to plastic bags campaign was organized by Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC),PIDE, on September 03, 2019. More than 500 saplings were planted along Kashmir Highway.
Mr. Hamza Shafqat, Deputy Commissioner, ICT, graced the occasion as a chief guest and planted a tree. Dr. Fazal Hussain Vice Chancellor PIDE, Dr. Attiya Yasmeen, Ms .Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, Faculty Members, Staff Members and students planted saplings with enthusiasm and spirit.
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, invited to attend the Institutional Performance Evaluation Review Visit / Meeting on 25th -26th July 2019 at University of Malakand, K P k.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in 2 Days Hands on Training Session on Business Intelligence for Strategic Decision Making on May 2 & 3, 2019 at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, (HEC).

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PID, Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Assistant Director, QEC, PIDE and Mr. Saif ud Din Research Assistant, QEC, PIDE have participated in the “2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Annual General Meeting on April 23,24 & 25 at University of Education, Lahore.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in Progress Review Meeting & Training of QECs on April 11,12, 2019 at Grand Ambassador Hotel, Islamabad organized by QAA (HEC).
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in a seminar titled “Education Governance in Pakistan” on April 02 &03 , 2019 at University of Punjab, Lahore.

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), PIDE has organized a Workshop on Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) and Quality Assurance (QA) Model for Higher Education in Pakistan on Wednesday October 31, 2018. Brig (R) Engr. Salim Ahmed Khan, Director QEC, Riphah International University /Director International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAHEE) and board member, was resource person of the Workshop. The resource person presented the QA Model in Pakistan which was also presented by him in Kirghizstan.
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Quality Enhancement Cell of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics organized a seminar titled “Preparation for Competitive Exam: A Talk Based on Experiential Learning” on Wednesday October 24, 2018 for the students aspiring to appear in CSS exams. Guest speaker at the seminar was Mr. Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat (PAS) Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), who has a practical experience of training students at National Officers Academy for CSS officers. A number of eager students filled the seminar hall quickly to gather insights from Mr. Shafqaat.
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, was the Resource Person for One Day Training Session at University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus. The training was on Preparation of Self –Assessment Reports (SARs). The Training Session was organized by University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus on October 04, 2018.
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International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) has graciously added activities of QEC, PIDE in INQAAHE Bulletin September 2018 which is now available at the INQAAHE website in the Bulletins section.
http://www.inqaahe.org/sites/default/files/201809_Bulletin.pdf

1st PIDE Plantation Drive 2018 “Give a Gift of Tree to Pakistan on its 71st Birthday” at University Campus Islamabad was organized by Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC),PIDE, Department of Environmental Economics and Community Kitchen Garden (CKG) Society on August 16, 2018 Plants were gifted by Divisional Forest Officer Rawalpindi (South) and CKG
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, was the Resource Person for One Day Training Session at University of Wah on Preparation of Self –Assessment Reports (SARs). The Training Session was organized by University of Wah on July 18, 2018.
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International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) has graciously added activities of QEC, PIDE in their website in the ‘News from members’ section:

http://www.inqaahe.org/news-from-members

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, was the Resource Person of the seminar on “SAR Awareness/Importance & Procedure in respect of HEC Ranking and academic/program quality enhancement” The seminar was organized by Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science& Technology, (FUUAST), Islamabad Campus on July 11, 2018.
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, was the external member for MS/MPhil Review, on the invitation at PIEAS for all programs offering MS/MPhil or Equivalent at PIEAS on May 09, 2018.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has attended 2nd National Level Seminar on “Promoting Quality Culture in HEIs” on May 10, 2018 at University of Wah.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, was the focal person of the seminar on “Quality Assurance & Anti – Plagiarism” The seminar was organized by National University of Modern Languages on May 03, 2018.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, was the focal person of the workshop on three days training Workshop of Semester/Exam Coordinator of Affiliated Colleges on “QEC Self Assessment Procedures .” The workshop was organized by University of Malakand, PK on April 18-20, 2018. 
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Seminar on Sexualized Society: Social and Psychological Harms and Effects has been organized by Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), PIDE on Monday, April 16, 2018. Ms. Abeda Ahmad, a UK based Therapist Specialising in Relationships & Addictions was resource person of the seminar. The seminar was very motivative, interactive, perceptive and useful. The PIDE students and staff members participated in the seminar.
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in 2 day HEC Progress Review meeting and training of QEC of FY 2017-18 on Revised Assessment Criteria of Heads of QECs on 11-12 April 2018 at Margala Hotel , Islamabad. The said activity was arranged by Quality Assurance Agency of HEC.
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Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) of Department of Environmental Economics was held on April 04, 2018 of the MPhil Program
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Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Reports (SARs) Department of Business Studies was held on March 29, 2018 of the following Programs:
• MPhil Business Economics
• MPhil Management Sciences
• MBA

Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Reports (SARs) Department of Econometrics and Statistics was held on March 13, 2018 of the following Programs:

Ph.D Econometrics
MPhil Econometrics

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Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) of Department of Economics and Finance was held on March 07, 2018 of the MPhil Program

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Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) of Department of Public Policy was held on March 01, 2018 of the MPhil Program

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Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) of Department of Development Studies was held on February 28, 2018 of the following Programs

  • MPhil Development Studies
  • MSc Development Studies

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Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) Department of Health Economics was held on February 21, 2018 of the MPhil Health Economics
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Assessment Team (AT) Meeting for Evaluating of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) Department of Economics was held on February 22, 2018 of the following Programs:

  • Ph.D Economics
  • MPhil Economics
  • MSc. Economics

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in the 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance at Higher Education. The said Conference was held on 18-19, December,2017 at Khyber Medical University, Peshawar.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in the 1st International Conference on Sindh Studies. The said Conference was held on 20-21,November,2017 at Institute of Sindhology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in the Workshop of European Union Programme, ERASMUS+. The Workshop was held on November 17, 2017 at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

Higher Education Commission (HEC), QAA MPhil/MS/Equivalent Program Review Committee visit PIDE on November 03 2017 to review the MPhil/MS/Equivalent programs offered at PIDE by academic departments.
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director QEC, PIDE, was the focal person of the workshop on “Self-Assessment Report Writing” to enlighten the program team members on QA standards in higher education and to write the self-assessment report effectively. The workshop was organized by Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus on September 26, 2017. Program Teams from all academic departments attended the interactive sessions of the workshop. Director Campus and Dean Social Sciences attended the last session of the workshop.”
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Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) has arranged a one day workshop for the PIDE’s Test/Admission Committee member on September 14, 2017. The title of the workshop was “Revisiting Test Construction: A Step Toward Quality Enhancement”. 
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Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in the workshop on “Quality Enhancement and Governance in HEIs” held on June 20,2017, at Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS)Islamabad. 

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in National Conference on HEC Vision 2025 on May 29,2017, at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad. The Conference was arranged HEC.

Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in Progress Review Meeting of Quality Enhancement Cells. The meeting was held on May 11-12, 2017 at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad. The meeting was arranged by Quality Assurance Agency of HEC.

The first day activity was consultative meeting with Heads of QEC in which each Head of QEC present progress review of their respective university.

The Second day activity was training on “Pre Visit Preparation for IPE, MS/M.Phil. & Ph.D. Program Review”.

A series of one day workshop on “Improving Quality of Life at Higher Education Institutions” are organizing at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) by QEC. The proposed target audience is staff from BPS-16 & below. The staff is divided into four groups. The workshop will take place on every Friday from April 2017 to May 2017. 

Group – 1:
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Friday, April 14, 2017, Module ICT. View Picture
Group – 3:
Friday, April 21, 2017, Module ICT. View Picture
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Friday, April 28, 2017, Module ICT. View Picture

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), QAA PhD Program Review Committee visit PIDE on March 28, 2017 to review the PhD program offered at PIDE by academic departments.

The PIDE Academic Departments and Quality Enhancement Cell representatives welcomed the visiting Review panel and managed the busy day schedule to meet the targets well in time. The team comprises of the following members.

1. Dr. Syed Dilnawaz Gardezi, Ex-Vice Chancellor, U/O Punch, Rawlakot.
2. Dr. Gul Hassan, Ex-vice Chancellor, Lasbela University
3. Dr. Abdul Salam Lodhi, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, BUITEMS, Quetta
4. Mr. Muhammad Raza, Deputy Director / Coordinator PhD Review Program, QAA & HEC Team, Islamabad

  • Ms. Fareena Iqbal Director, QEC, PIDE, participated in a 3 day training on “Quality Assurance & Governance”. The said training program was organized by IMSciences, Peshawar and was funded by the Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP) of HEC. The training was held from March 09, 2017 to March 11, 2017 at Margala Hotel, Islamabad
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  • Ms. Fareena Iqbal Deputy Director ,QEC, PIDE and Mr. Ejaz Ahmad Assistant Director have participated in Open Orientation Session on PQR for Focal Persons from all Public/ Private Universities. This event was held on February 2, 2017 at Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad
  • One Day Training of QEC Officials at HEC, Islamabad.
    Training was held for QEC official in Higher Education Commission on December 9, 2016. The aim of this training was to introduce the official of QEC of different universities to the online software developed for Ranking of universities. Two officials from PIDE attended the said training; Ms. Fareena Iqbal, Deputy Director (QEC) and Mr. Ejaz Ahmad, Assistant Director (QEC).
  • Progress Review Meeting of QECs of Group V & VI
    Ms. Fareena Iqbal Deputy Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in Progress Review Meeting of Quality Enhancement Cells, falling under group V & VI which was held on 6th – 7th October, 2016 in Hotel Grand Regency, 1-Club road, Islamabad. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mohammed Rafiq Baloch, Director General, Quality Assurance Agency.
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  • IOT Workshop
    A three-day Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded Indigenous on Campus Training (IOT) workshop was held on July 19-21, 2016 at Air University Islamabad. Mr. Ejaz Ahmad, Assistant Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in the said workshop.
  • Workshop/Event in Riphah International University
    Mr. Ejaz Ahmad, Assistant Director, QEC, PIDE has participated in a national seminar on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education” at Riphah International University Rawalpindi on June 17, 2016. The seminar was jointly organized by Riphah International University and Quality and Productivity Society of Pakistan (QPSP).
    The objective of the seminar was to discuss the key challenges in implementing the quality assurance mechanism in Pakistani universities. The session was attended by various quality assurance experts, deans, directors and faculty members from more than 40 public and private sector universities of the country
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  • A one day workshop on “Internal Quality Assurance Mechanism; Self Assessment Report (SAR) Writing” was organized on April 12, 2016 at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Program Team (PT) members from all departments attended the workshop.
    Air Commodore (R) Abdul Wahab Motla, Director Quality, Air University, Islamabad was resource person of the workshop. The Resource person practically demonstrated “how to write efficiently Self-Assessment Report (SAR)”. The Workshop was very motivative, interactive, perceptive and useful.
  • Pictures of Internal Quality Assurance Mechanism; Self Assessment Report (SAR) Writing
  • Ms. Fareena Iqbal Deputy Director, QEC, PIDE, participated in a two day meeting on 8th Progress Review Meeting & Workshop of Quality Enhancement Cells, fall under Phase (IV) group (V), which was held on March 30th -31st , 2016 at Hotel Grand Regency, 1-Club Road, Islamabad.

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  • Ms. Fareena Iqbal Deputy Director ,QEC, PIDE has participated in the workshop titled “Indigenous on Campus Training (IOT)” held on February 01 to 03, 2016 at Air University, Islamabad.
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  • Institutional Review Under Prime Minister’s Directive for Quality Assurance & Good Governance in Institutions of Higher Education (HEIs)

    The following Review Panel visited PIDE on January 21, 2016:

    1. Prof. Dr. Dost Muhammad Baloch, Vice Chancellor, University of Lasbela
    2. Dr. Zahoor Bazai, Director QEC, University of Balochistan
    3. Mr. Shoaib Irshad, Visit Coordinator

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  • Mr. Oubaid Simon has participated in the third batch of training on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education” funded by the Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP) of HEC to be held from May 04 to 06, 2015 at Margala Hotel, Islamabad
  • Mr. Oubaid Simon has participated in the workshop titled “Implementation of Plagiarism Policy and Plagiarism Detection Service (Turnitin)” on April 30, 2015 at Lecture Hall, HEC, Islamabad
  • Mr. Oubaid Simon has participated in the workshop titled “Seventh Meeting and a Workshop of IV QECs” held on December 30 and 31, 2014 at LI Hall (Video Conference), Ground Floor, LI Building, H-8 Islamabad.
  • Syed Abdul Majid (Deputy Director, QEC PIDE) has participated in the workshop titled “Academic Writing, Publishing Research & Issues of Plagiarism” held on 25th June, 2014 at Fatima Jinnah Women University (Resource Center, Murree).
  • Syed Abdul Majid (Deputy Director, QEC PIDE) has participated in the 6th Meeting of Phase IV held on 11,12th June, 2014 at HEC Islamabad.
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  • Dr. Abdul Qayyum (Director QEC, PIDE) and Syed Abdul Majid (Deputy Director, QEC PIDE) has participated in the 5th Meeting of Phase IV held on 22,23 January, 2014 at HEC Islamabad.
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  • Dr. Kashif Munir, Deputy Director, QEC,PIDE has participated in the 2nd Meeting of Phase IV QECs held on 10th-11th April, 2012 at HEC Regional Centre, Lahore.
  •  QEC celebrates Independence Day
  • Meeting and Visit of the Assessment Team Members on 28th March, 2013 for the Assessment of the SAR of MSc. Econometrics & Statistics