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 Authority||Type of Degree Programs accredited|
|Pakistan Engineering Council||All Engineering programs|
|Pakistan Medical Commission||MBBS and BDS|
|Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council||DVM|
|Pakistan Nursing Council||BSc Nursing|
|Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners||Architecture and City & Regional Planning degrees|
|Pharmacy Council of Pakistan||Pharm.D|
|Pakistan Bar Council||LLB|
|Pakistan Council for Homeopathy||BHMS|
|Pakistan Council for Tibb||Unani, Ayurvedic or Homoeopathic System of Medicine|
|National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council||Agriculture Degrees|
|Pakistan Business Education Accreditation Council||BBA|
|National Computer Education Accreditation Council||BS CS, BS SE, BS IT, and all computing degrees|
|National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education||B.Ed and Teaching Degrees|
|National Technology Council||B.Tech and BS Technology programs|