Self-Assessment Mechanism

Self-Assessment Mechanism

KFUEIT self-assessment mechanism is based on the five major pillars for the promotion of the public confidence about the quality and standards of the award of degrees. These standards are continuously reviewed, enhanced and safeguarded through implementation of HEC (QA) Polices and criteria for Plagiarism Policy and the fulfilment of the minimum admission criteria of the offered degree programs. Program specifications development with knowledge, understanding, skill and lifelong learning through revision of existing curriculums under statuary bodies.

  1. Self-Assessment  

    QEC conducted the self-assessment of the academic program following the Self-Assessment Manual provided by HEC. The process of Self-Assessment of Academic Programs is carried out by following the below two steps:

    Step 1 is about Preperation of Self-Assesment Report (SAR) by Program Teams(PTs) which involves:

    1. Program Selection for Self-Assessment
    2. Program Team (PTs) selection and notification by Worthy Vice Chancellor
    3. PTs training for the preparation of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) by QEC
    4. SAR related documents provision to PTs by QEC
    5. SAR Submission to QEC by PT
    6. SAR review by QEC
    7. Final submission of SAR to QEC through Head of Department

    Step-02 is about submission of Assessment Team (AT) findings, Executive Summary and Implementation Plans prepared by the ATs, QEC and Head of the concerned Department.

    1. ATs selection and notification by Worthy Vice Chancellor
    2. ATs training by QEC
    3. ATs visit to the concerned Department
    4. Submission of AT findings according to HEC format to QEC
    5. Exit Meeting (QEC, HoD, PT, AT, Faculty)
    6. Executive summary submission to Worthy Vice Chancellor by QEC
    7. Implementation Plan submission by concerned HoD to QEC
    8. Implementation Plan follow up by QEC

    Job Description of Program Team

    QEC at KFUEIT-RYK defines following Job Description of its Program Team Members:

    • To attend the SAR meetings as and when required.
    • To ensure that Self-Assessment Mechanism is being implemented as per given guidelines.
    • To collect and document all the information required to fulfill the prescribed standards under each criterion.
    • To provide justification for each standard if it is not applicable.
    • To prepare drafts of the SAR on the given dead line and send them to QEC for timely feedback.
    • To keep the record of all the supporting documents addressing various standards of the SAR.
    • To circulate all the applicable feedback forms to the target stakeholders and include the analysis of the same in the SAR.
    • To communicate with the management on the effectiveness and suitability of the SA mechanism.
    • To coordinate with other departments and faculty members as and when required for the completion of the SAR.
    • To review SAR report as per guidelines provided by QEC and mark areas for further review.
    • To visit department with QEC members and verify the contents of SAR.
    • To attend meetings on the findings of visits and sharing of experiences.
    • To draft a report on the prescribed format on the findings of the visits

  2. Teacher and Course Evaluation

    The QEC at KFUEIT works in close coordination with all stakeholders and departments. QEC periodically conducts faculty and students' surveys/evaluations to review and enhance the quality standards for the continuous improvement at all levels. The core purpose of these evaluations is to boost the student learning, skill and trigger the teaching skills in the teachers. It provides specific and rational plans for the capacity building of the teachers’ if the performance of the teacher requires consideration.

  3. Accreditation

    In order to maintain quality standards, QEC is enforcing the departments to get accreditation from the relevant accreditation councils for the applicable academic programs offered in the university. The description of the relevant councils is as under:

    • Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

      The Pakistan Engineering Council is a statutory body, constituted under the PEC Act 1976 (V of 1976) amended upto 24th January 2011, to accredited the engineering programs in the degree awarding institutes and to regulate the engineering profession in the country. More About PEC (

    • National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC)

      National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) accredits the departments running related to the computed programs under the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. More About NCEAC (

    • Pakistan Bar Council (PBC)

      The Pakistan Bar Council is established by the Parliament in 1973 under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act for the accreditation of LLB program. More About PBC (

    • National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC)

      The National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC) regulates agricultural sciences programs under the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The councils recognized the degree pogroms based on the strength of the institution. More About NAEAC (

    • National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE)

      Higher Education Commission of Pakistan established the National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) in 2008. The function of the council is to award the ranking based on the program strength in the degree awarding institutes. More About NACTE (

  4. Ph.D. / MS / M.Phil & Equivalent Programs Review

    Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan requires the review of the MS and PhD programs to assure the quality of education in the degree awarding institutes. The QAA of HEC is facilitating HEIs across the country to improve state of higher education provision through external as well as internal quality assurance mechanisms. M.Phil./MS/equivalent & PhD Review Program is one of the key such initiatives.

  5. Institutional Performance Evaluation

    The Higher Education Commission expects that Higher Education Institutions will work to achieve success through continuous improvement in their quality and performance. In this regard the HEC has taken the important step of institutional-based performance recognition and initiated the first step in defining the HEI Performance Assessment Standards that should be used for this purpose.

    Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) is being evaluated by the HEC and this process is informed of the IQA results performed by HEIs by adopting the University Quality Standards and Assessment Model. The result of the University Quality Standards and Assessment Moderation is thus in line with the process of the Performance Assessment Standards.

    The Standards are described as:

    Standard NumberDescription
    Standard 1Mission Statement & Goals
    Standard 2Planning & Evaluation
    Standard 3Organization & Governance
    Standard 4Integrity
    Standard 5Faculty
    Standard 6Students
    Standard 7Institutional Resources
    Standard 8Academic Programs & Curricula
    Standard 9Public Disclosure & Transparency
    Standard 10Assessment & Quality Assurance
    Standard 11Student Support Services