University of the Punjab, Lahore

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: ijazaamir@yahoo.com
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2002
Countries/regions/states of operation: Pakistan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Prof. Dr
First Name: Aamir
Surname: Ijaz
Job Title: Director, Quality Enhancement Cell
Phone: +92 42 99237019
Fax: +92 42 923 1159
Email Id: ijazaamir@yahoo.com
Alternative Email Id: director.qec@pu.edu.pk

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Mr
First Name: Muhammad Omer
Surname: Yasin
Job Title: Deputy Director, Quality Enhancement Cell
Phone: +92 42 99237019
Email Id: omer.qec@pu.edu.pk
Alternative Email Id: omeryasin786@hotmail.com

Organisation Details

University of the Punjab, Lahore
Address: Quality Enhancement Cell, 1st Floor, Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore-Pakistan
Pakistan
Website: http://pu.edu.pk/home/qec/qec.html

Additional Contacts

Name 1: Prof. Dr Niaz Ahmad
Email 1: director@iqtm.pu.edu.pk

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
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
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
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
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

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: 1) Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is the relevant local quality assurance agency.
2) Presently, the Institute's Quality Management System is based on ISO 9001:2000 with a quality policy, quality system manual, six quality system procedures (mandatory to ISO 9001:2000) and nineteen standard operating procedures. The educational programs of IQTM consists of Masters in Total Quality Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Management, Industrial Engineering Management (IEM) and short courses in Quality Assurance and allied subjects.

The number of students are around 600.

The Institute publishes a Journal of Quality & Technology Management.
IQTM is a member of American Society for Quality (ASQ).
IQTM organizes seminars and conferences in Quality Management of Educational Institutions. In December, 2006 IQTM organized 1st International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education sponsored by HEC, APQN and UNESCO.

The membership of APQN shall greatly benefit the Institute in the above mentioned quality assurance activities and through information sharing with APQN it shall further benefit through:

a) Promotion of good practices in the maintenance and improvement of quality in higher education;
b) Facilitation of research into the practice of quality management in higher education and its effectiveness;
c) Enabling to provide advice and expertise to assist the development of new quality assurance agencies;
d) Facilitation of links between accrediting bodies especially insofar as they operate across national borders;
e) Better-informed international recognition of qualifications;
f) Enabling to assist in the development and use of credit transfer schemes to enhance the mobility of students between institutions within and across national borders;

University of the Punjab has 13 faculties under each of which there are institutes/colleges/departments/centres. Institute of Quality & Technology Management (IQTM) comes under the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of the Punjab. The Director of IQTM is Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad who also heads the Quality Enhancement Cell of University of the Punjab as well. I hope this clarifies IQTMâ??s relationship with the University and its component faculties and now perhaps you can make a more definitive suggestion as to whether University of the Punjab or IQTM should become a member of APQN.

Institute of Quality & Technology Management and Quality Enhancement Cell are hub of the quality assurance activities, it may be better that IQTM becomes a member and rest of the faculties and their components have an access through IQTM.

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

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
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
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency

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

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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