Higher Education Commission Foreign Degree equivalence termed satisfactory

Islamabad, May 20, 2015 (PPI-OT): A committee of academic experts met on Wednesday at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat to review the procedure of the HEC foreign degree equivalence system entrusted to the Higher Education Commission. The committee members were briefed regarding HEC recognition of degrees of only those universities which are enlisted with UNESCO and also accredited by respective government agencies of their country of origin.

HEC has a comprehensive system and degree holders are required to submit his/her all original documents from Matriculation onward to highest degree including original passport for study duration along with entry and exit visa for that duration. The final recognition letter issued after receipt of degree confirmation from university.

The meeting was presided over by Chairman Higher Education Commission, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, in which members expressed their complete satisfaction towards this system currently in practice. The experts included Dr. Altaf Ali G. Shaikh, former Member HEC, Mr. Javed Khan, former Adviser HEC, Mr. R. B Channa, former DG Attestation and Accreditation HEC, Mr. Raza Chohan DG HRM, Mr. Fida Hussain DG Academics, Dr. Mazhar Saeed, DG Planning and Development HEC.

The members were also informed that to assess the accredited status of foreign universities HEC consults The World List of Universities published by UNESCO, Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education published by American Council on Higher Education, International Hand Book of Universities, Commonwealth Universities Yearbook, Europa World of Learning and World Guide to Higher Education Comparative Survey of Systems Degrees and Qualifications.

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-90402404, +92-51-90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk