Higher Education Commission HEC Islamabad issues a student alert to check the accreditation status of the institute and program. 14 professional accreditation authorities recognize the professional degree programs offered by universities and institutes. It is pertinent to mention here that accreditation from these authorities is required in addition to HEC’s recognition.

HEC only recognizes the status of the institute. But the requirements of the professional degrees are checked by the professional accreditation authorities. These include Pakistan Medical and Dental Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council, National Computing Education Accreditation council, etc… following is the list of accreditation authorities and type of degree programs.

Students are required to make sure that a particular degree program of an institution is accredited by the relevant accreditation authority before getting admission.

Degree Accreditation Authorities/Councils in Pakistan

 Accreditation AuthorityType of Degree Programs accredited
Pakistan Engineering CouncilAll Engineering programs
Pakistan Medical CommissionMBBS and BDS
Pakistan Veterinary Medical CouncilDVM
Pakistan Nursing CouncilBSc Nursing
Pakistan Council of Architects and Town PlannersArchitecture and City & Regional Planning degrees
Pharmacy Council of PakistanPharm.D
Pakistan Bar CouncilLLB
Pakistan Council for HomeopathyBHMS
Pakistan Council for TibbUnani, Ayurvedic or Homoeopathic System of Medicine
National Agriculture Education Accreditation CouncilAgriculture Degrees
Pakistan Business Education Accreditation CouncilBBA
National Computer Education Accreditation CouncilBS CS, BS SE, BS IT, and all computing degrees
National Accreditation Council for Teacher EducationB.Ed and Teaching Degrees
National Technology CouncilB.Tech and BS Technology programs

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