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The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has made a policy decision to direct all Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to establish Quality Enhancement Cells (QEC). It has also issued Guidelines for the establishment and monitoring of QECs.

Maintaining the momentum of quality consciousness is crucial in HEIs. Quality Enhancement Cell, an internal quality assurance mechanism of the institution, is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the institutional level. Every HEI should have an quality assurance system, with appropriate structure and processes, and with enough flexibility to meet the diverse needs of the stakeholders. The QEC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the Institute. The QEC may channelise and systematize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. It should not be yet another hierarchical structure or record-keeping exercise in the institution; it would be a facilitative and participative organ of the institution. The QEC should become a driving force for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.

At University of Lahore, The Quality Enhancement Cell was established in May 2010. Since then, the cell has been working effectively not only to enhance quality but also continuously improve on it. 

M A Raoof (Patron,Chairman Boad of Governors))
M A Raoof
Patron, Board of Governors

One of our foremost goals and hallmark of The University of Lahore (UOL) is to maintain, improve and impart highest standard and quality education, and training to the youth of the country. The University is providing them congenial academic environment which is modeled on innovation and up to date teaching and research facilities, while maintaining; ethics, diversity and equality for all. I strongly believe that the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), established in May 2010 at UOL is making a excellent contribution in pursuit of these core goals and objectives.

Awais Raoof(Chairman, Board of Governors))
Awais Raoof
Chairman, Board of Governors

The University of Lahore, under the auspices of the IBADAT Educational Trust, has achieved a significant progress in a short period of time by setting up facilities for teaching and research in almost all the disciplines. Established in 1999, The University of Lahore has by now 11 full-fledged Faculties, 40 Departments, 02 Research Centres, 03 Technology Parks. It has teaching faculty of 1700+. I strongly believe that QEC will play an important role in the achievement of academic quality and standards in future.


The University of Lahore is committed to providing high quality and job oriented education at affordable cost to the students. By virtue of adherence to the above objectives, the University of Lahore achieved the highest rank ‘W’ from HEC and is now among the top 800 universities of the world. Our continuous and assiduous effort to improve delivery of curricula, dissemination of knowledge and contributions to it by conducting innovative research and maintaining high degree of collaboration between the university and industry has resulted in maintaining high educational standards. The recent consolidation of the QEC is a clear indication of our commitment to remain in the forefront of the quality education and research. The functions of the QEC includes but not limited to evaluation of each taught course, program assessment and faculty evaluation with respect to teaching,research publications, administrative duties and links to industry. I have complete confidence that QEC will continue toplay a pivotal role in assuring and maintaining highest standards and quality of education at UOL along with bolstering closer links between academia and various segments of industry, public and other sister universities while preserving strong links with its’ alumni.

Dr. M H Qazi (Vice Chancellor)
Dr. M H Qazi
Vice Chancellor

One of the key and primary missions of the Ibadat Education Trust is to provide highest quality of education and training to the students from all strata of society without any discrimination while inculcating Islamic ethos and positive social norms without prejudice to the authenticity of any other religion. 
QEC is an essential asset of the University in assuring that the "Self-Assessment Approach in Academic Quality Enhancement" is fully utilized and implemented throughout the University in achieving the goals and mission of the Trust.

Dr. Zulfiqar
Director QEC

I have served for more than 40 years in International and Global Institutions and Organizations (e.g. World Health Organization, King Abdul Aziz University, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) spread over four Continents (Asia, Americas, Africa, and Pacific) of the world in various capacities such as; Director, Scientist, Researcher and Advisor. The core and key focus of my assignments has been on “Quality Assurance, Control and Enhancement (QACE)”. The QACE has been and will continue to be the main passion and driving force throughout my life. 
I am honored that The University of Lahore has assigned me to lead the QEC as Director. I hope to make every effort with the help of QEC team and blessings of the Senior Management to meet UOL’s main goal of maintaining, improving and imparting, the highest quality and standards of education and training in the university.