Riphah International University, Islamabad

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: salim.ahmed@riphah.edu.pk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2002
Countries/regions/states of operation: Pakistan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Prof. Dr.
First Name: Anis
Surname: Ahmad
Job Title: Vice Chancellor
Phone: +92-51-2378078
Fax: +92-51-2890690
Email Id: anis.ahmad@riphah.edu.pk

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Salim
Surname: Khan
Job Title: Director
Email Id: salim.ahmed@riphah.edu.pk

Organisation Details

Riphah International University, Islamabad
Address: Riphah International University, 7th Avenue, G-7/4, Near Blue Area, Islamabad
Pakistan
Website: www.riphah.edu.pk

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Riphah International University is a federally chartered university, established in year 2002. It is running 11 faculties having 33 programs. The students strength is over 3000 and employee strength (All Categories) is 1500. The university is working under the guidance of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. HEC has established Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) with in itself w.e.f. year 2003. QAA has established Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) in 80 selected universities of Pakistan. RIU is one of the 15 private sector â??Wâ? category universities where QEC has been established w.e.f. 2009.
Its all programs are accredited and recognized by the following regulatory bodies:-
â?¢ Higher Education Commission (HEC)
â?¢ Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
â?¢ Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)
â?¢ Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP)
â?¢ National Computing Education
â?¢ Accreditation Council (NCAC)
â?¢ Association of Commonwealth universities (ACU)
â?¢ Vice Chancellor Committee of Pakistan
â?¢ World Health Organization (WHO) & FAIMER Registration
â?¢ Associate Member of International
â?¢ Association of Medical Regulatory Authority, USA
â?¢ Royal College of Physician and Surgeons (RCPS), United Kingdom Department of Ophthalmology as an accredited
â?¢ Examination Centre for FRCS part I & part II of Ophthalmology (theory) Examination
â?¢ College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP)

International And National Collaborations
Riphah International University (RIU) has global collaborations in academic research and development activities with the following international and national organizations and institutions:
International Collaborations
â?¢ Kulliyah of Medicine, International Islamic University, Malaysia
â?¢ Arab Open University, Bahrain
â?¢ Killiyah of Engineering International Islamic University, Malaysia
â?¢ University of Bedfordshire, UK
â?¢ Queen Mary University, London
â?¢ University of Illinois, USA
â?¢ Fachhocheschule Brandenburg University, Germany
â?¢ Zarqa Private University, Jordan
â?¢ Medical College of Northwest Minorities University, China
â?¢ The Islamic Hospital Amman, Jordan
â?¢ Federation of Islamic Medical Association (FIMA)
â?¢ International Virtual Medical School (IVIMEDS), UK
National Collaborations
â?¢ HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi
â?¢ Lok Virsa, Islamabad
â?¢ Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation
â?¢ PIQC Institute of Quality Control, Lahore
â?¢ CECOS University of IT & Emerging Science, Peshawar
â?¢ Institute of Bankers, Karachi

All the programs being run in university by their turn will be assessed through Self Assessment Reports (SARs) to be prepared by the faculties in the guidance of QEC. In year 2009 QEC processed SARs of 3x Faculties i.e. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences (FEAS), Faculty of Computing (FC) and Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS). SARs of these faculties are available on our website www.riphah.edu.pk in QEC segment. One of the SAR has been uploaded.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: QEC of RIU is very keen to learn and implement good practices being exercised by sister organizations in the world. The membership of APQN will give us access to all your literature, meetings, conferences and allied activities. Amongst the â??Wâ? category Private Sector Universities, QEC of RIU is doing very well. A ranking carried out by HEC in February 2011 has placed QEC RIU in the top performing QECs of the country. The letter declaring the ranking of QECs is uploade

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: No additional information is required for my application
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $200 Member Fee: Institutional Member
I will be applying for support for: None

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