IBA Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)


QEC, IBA Karachi Hosts the QAA-HEC MS/Equivalent Programs Review Visit at IBA, Main Campus

Quality Enhancement Cell, IBA, Karachi organized the Review Visit of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), HEC and the Committee of Experts from various universities of Pakistan. The purpose of the visit was to review the IBA Graduate Programs' compliance with the HEC's minimum criteria/guidelines set for the MPhil/MS and Equivalent level of Programs.
The Review committee was comprised of the following experts and the HEC officials:
1. Dr. Amir Ijaz, University of the Punjab, Lahore
2. Dr. Samina Awan, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
3. Dr. Usman Ghani, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
4. Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Bazai, University of Balochistan, Quetta
5. Mr. Sulaiman Ahmad, Quality Assurance Agency, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad
6. Mr. Muhammad Ali Baig, Quality Assurance Agency, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad
From IBA, the Senior Management including the Associate Deans of Faculty of Business Administration and Faculty of Computer Science, the Chairpersons, Program Directors, Senior Faculty of all graduate programs, Coordinator, Testing Department, Controller Examination, representatives from the concerned Graduate Program offices and HR team participated and contributed to the review meeting.
Dr. Shahid Raza Mir, Director QEC opened the meeting with a presentation on the overview of Graduate and Post Graduate programs and support services at IBA. In the first slot, the committee reviewed the documents prepared separately for each Graduate Program backed by the students' progress records and faculty files showing their eligibility, competence and teaching and supervision records. The program offices and the HR department, in coordination with the QEC, led this activity. In the second slot, the Review Committee had interaction with students, faculty and supervisors of all Graduate programs under review and collected their feedback to see how smoothly the programs are functioning in line with the HEC guidelines. Next, they visited the classrooms, labs and library to see the sufficiency of research and support facilities and services at IBA.
Finally, the Review Committee shared their observations with Dr Farrukh Iqbal, Dean & Director, IBA and the IBA Senior management in exit meeting. They appreciated the efforts of the QEC to have managed the review visit very well providing all necessary documentation, supporting records and the field visit. In the end, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal closed the meeting with a vote of thanks and distributed souvenirs among the Review Team.

 

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