Quality Assurance

Quality is the means through which an institution can guarantee with confidence and certainty that the standards of its educational provision are being maintained and enhanced.

Quality in higher education is a dynamic entity which is the outcome of interaction among many factors including inter-alia, leadership, quality of faculty and students, infrastructure facilities, research and learning environment, governance, strategic planning, assessment procedures, and market force.

HERA has already defined minimum standards / norms for education institutions in the following area:

  • Management (Board of Directors)
  • Departments
  • Teaching Faculty
  • Academic programs
  • Curriculum
  • Admissions Policy
  • Fee Structure
  • Libraries and Laboratories
  • Facilities
  • Scholarships
  • Infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Audit
  • Information Technology
  • Sports
  • Transport
  • Examination and assessment
  • Quality assurance and student supervision
  • Teaching and Administrative Staff Offices
  • Research
Conditions as specified by the HEC in the “Guidelines for the Establishment of a New University or an Institution of Higher Education” will remain valid.

For detailed HERA / HEC criteria and procedures please refer to Downloads section.