COMSATS University Islamabad

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: spirzada@comsats.edu.pk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2002
Countries/regions/states of operation: Asia, Pakista

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Mr.
First Name: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassum
Surname: Afzal
Job Title: Rector, COMSATS University Islamabad
Phone: +92-51-9247000
Fax: +92-051-9247006

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Mr
First Name: Fayyaz
Surname: Hussain
Job Title: Additional Registrar/In-charge, QEC
Phone: +92-51-9049-5456
Fax: +92-051-9247006
Email Id: fayyazhussain@comsats.edu.pk

Organisation Details

COMSATS University Islamabad
Address: Chak Shahzad, Park Road, Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan
Website: http://www.comsats.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: The CIIT is a fast growing educational institution established in 2002. It is a very active member of the Quality Enhancement Cells established, in public as well as private sector universities, under the auspices of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. The HEC (URL:http:/www.hec.gov.pk) is the recognized authority responsible for not only the administrative and financial maters of higher education, but also its quality assurance and enhancement etc. in the country. The CIIT is very much interested in the quality assurance and quality enhancement in higher education. That is why the CIIT has established an independent wing of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) in 2006 responsible to continuously monitor the quality standards of education and arrange the enhancement of education quality. The staff of QEC, CIIT has conducted more than fifty (50) seminars and presentations to create widespread awareness about the importance of creating a quality culture not only in CIIT but also in other prominent universities of the country. Due to hard working of the QEC the CIIT has acquired a high position, in a very short period of time, in the quality ranking of national universities conducted by the HEC. The QEC has completed Institutional Performance Evaluation of Principal Seat as well as seven (7) campuses of CIIT located in different parts of the country. In this IPE 11 standards were based on quality and standards of education. Self assessment of 140 academic programmes being offered in these campuses has also been completed and in the light of this assessment improvement in a number of programmes has already been made where as improvement in other programmes is in progress. The QEC has also started the process to place the CIIT in the world top ranking universities.
The Institute has successfully acquired ISO 9001-2008 certification in June. 2011.
Detail information about the CIIT may be seen at its URL (http://www.comsats.edu.pk).
Acquiring membership of the prestigious APQN would help the institution in furtherance the cause of the quality assurance and quality enhancement in higher education.
* APQN network would be a useful source of updated and latest information about the quality education, its assurance and enhancement, being practiced in higher education institution in other parts of the world specifically academically advanced countries.
* Seminars, workshops and conferences arrange by the APQN on the education quality assurance and enhancement as well as knowledge of good practices obtained through APQN would be a continuous source of improvement at CIIT which will ultimately help CIIT to pursue its case for the placement of its position at the high ranking of the world universities.
* APQN membership would be helpful to develop links with other sister organizations of the world.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: â?¢ The CIIT has a standing at No.6 out of countryâ??s 135 universities in the area of research, which appeared in peer-reviewed journals indexed by Thomson-Reuters, ISI Web of Knowledge during the years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 arranged by the HEC. â?¢ The CIIT has also obtained â??Wâ?? category (which ranked the institution among the top institutions) by the HEC (URL:http:/www.hec.gov.pk). â?¢ The QEC of the CIIT has also obtained â??Wâ?? category by the HEC which is a distinction among the countries universities. â?¢ The Institute has successfully acquired ISO 9001-2008 certification in June. 2011.

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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