Government College University Lahore Pakistan

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: directorqec@gcu.edu.pk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1864
Countries/regions/states of operation: Pakistan.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Prof.Dr.
First Name: Hassan Amir
Surname: Shah
Job Title: Vice Chancellor
Phone: +924299213602
Email Id: vicechancellor@gcu.edu.pk

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Iram
Surname: Soahil
Job Title: Director, Quality Enhancement Cell
Email Id: directorqec@gcu.edu.pk

Organisation Details

Government College University Lahore Pakistan
Address: Katchery Road , Mall Road, Lahore - 54000
Pakistan
Website: www.gcu.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: • To learn from other members and share best practices in terms of quality assurance.
• Through a close contact with the senior quality managers and to benefit from their knowledge and advice in a friendly collegial environment.
• To test our skills against the most highly skilled Competitors in the region by participating in an environment of Competition.
• To get an opportunity to gain international experience by participating in the APQN conferences.
• To benefit from the ongoing updates and technical support.
• To compare the quality enhancement skills being practiced in our institution with the other member institutions’ skilled levels.
• To not only obtain the benchmarks, but also to help set the global benchmarks by participating in expert discussions.
• To benefit from the investment made by member institutions to develop new skills to enhance quality in the educational institutions.
• To hear from some of the leading thinkers in the field of quality assurance by participating in different Forums.
• For personal development by Experts and Delegates from participating in a dynamic global multicultural environment.
• To keep abreast of developments in the world of quality assurance.
• To access all the intellectual property compiled and produced by the member institutions.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Government College University Lahore, the leading educational institution in the Indo-Pak Subcontinent, has been nurturing, pursuing and celebrating since its inception in 1864. In its 152nd year of existence this institution is cognisant of the national importance of enrolment in higher education while retaining its legacy by being supportive to social, academic and research community. Our university’s values underpin our vision and mission, and are integral to guiding the implementation of our strategy towards teaching, learning and research. GCU pursues its mission with courage, innovation and pluralism. We are committed to excellence in academics, research and knowledge exchange. The staff members of GCU demonstrate collegiality and teamwork which act as catalyst in student’s lifelong learning. Government College University Lahore never compromises on the quality of its education therefore, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at GCU was established in March 2007 with a mission “to integrate the concept of quality education in higher learning with enhanced levels of international compatibility through capacity building.” Quality Enhancement is defined as strengthening, augmenting, boosting, and improving existing practices. The main focus of quality assurance programme is continuous professional development of staff, Self-Assessment Report, Plagiarism Verifications for theses MS/MPHIL/PhD and research publications, Faculty Evaluation, GCU Publications, Provision of GCU Statistics to the Higher Education Commission for their Database, to prepare report of PhD Review Process, academic audit and assessment of the academic and administrative departments working within the Quality Assurance (QA) framework. The rationale of placing all these programmes and implementing them under the umbrella of Quality Enhancement Cell is not only to focus on maintaining the best faculty, administrative staff and students but to excel in research, academic performance, emerging interdisciplinary courses, strategic and integrated academic planning. The purpose of all the activities carried out by QEC is to focus on improvement of academic and administrative standards and be a part of the loop of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) which entails more than just meeting set standards: it often requires exceeding them. The Quality Enhancement Cell at Government College University Lahore has a very active and vibrant team under the leadership of its Director who has the following distinctions in her credit: • HEC Focal Person for Pink Ribbon Awareness Campaign • HEC Focal person for Turnitin: Anti Plagiarism Software • Institutional Performance Evaluation Review Member nominated by HEC Pakistan • QAA - HEC Master Trainer for QECs • Ensuring and enhancing quality in academics and administrative departments • Training of faculty members in preparation of Self assessment Report as per the guidelines of QAA-HEC Pakistan • Organising and delivering training programmes for the faculty members for professional development • Member of Statutory bodies of GCU Lahore i.e. Academic Council, Advance Studies and Research Board, Deans Committee • Convener of Assessment and Review Committee, Publications and Media Projection Committee • Responsible for Publication of GCU Brochure, Departmental Brochures, Research Handbook, Student Handbook, GCU Quarterly • Responsible for Faculty Evaluation, processing of Various National/Civil Awards

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)
I will be applying for support for: None

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