HEC ranking of varsities on Thursday

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is all set to announce the ranking of Pakistani universities on the basis of quality teaching and research produced by the higher education institutions from across the country.

The ranking of the universities, specifically done according to categorization of major disciplines, will be announced on February 23, 2012 at a press conference at HEC secretariat.

The primary purpose of the ranking exercise is to share with the general public a comprehensive data on the key issues that determine the state of higher education in a particular institution.

Ranking is a quality indicator and this information will help shed light on key indicators of higher education institutions in Pakistan to allow students, parents, potential employers and all other stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding higher education institutions.

It will also provide a transparent mechanism to universities on how they compare against their peers, and will inculcate a spirit of competition to raise the standard of education.

The activity will also help promote a culture of participation in the world university rankings, which will help significantly in reflection of Pakistan’s higher education development at the international level.

Ranking criteria for the universities include student intake as well as graduates produced at BS, MS and PhD levels, number of qualified faculty members, student-teacher ratio, quality of research produced and published in journals of international repute, physical and technological infrastructure, international collaborations, resource generation and sports facilities.