QUALITY ENHANCEMENT CELL

Introduction


Universities in Pakistan are playing a significant role in the overall progress of the country. Their significance lies not only in providing degrees, but also in producing quality human resources for various sectors of the economy. To achieve this goal, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has shaped some guidelines to appraise the quality of education in Pakistan, making it accessible and more relevant to the ever changing circumstances and global needs. GIKI is the first privately funded Institute of its kind in Pakistan, dedicated to bringing Engineering Education at par with the advanced countries. The Engineering programs of the Institute are accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and implement internal quality benchmarks to enhance academic teaching and learning. The Institute is keen to strengthen its monitoring standards to remain comparable with the competitive international education and research standards. It follows strict guidelines to assess its quality of education, and the establishment of the Quality Enhancement Cell at GIKI (in accordance with Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC)’ Guidelines is another step in this direction.

Function/Activities


The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) was established on 20 February 2008 at Rectors Secretariat in the H.U. Beg Administration Building of the Institute. This site provides information and guidance about the Cell and the Institute’s quality assurance procedures and processes of teaching, learning and assessment in line with the HEC Quality Assurance Manual The Cell is responsible for undertaking various assignments to create awareness, impart training and carry out various tasks for Quality Assurance in teaching and education. During Phase 1 of its inception, the QEC selected five programs of the Institute for a self assessment exercise to identify programmatic/institutional strengths and weaknesses and to take appropriate measures in this regard.

Training And Seminars


 

The QEC Committee has, so far, held 12 meetings in order to discuss and monitor quality parameters as per HEC manual.

 

1. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), visitation team along with Washington Accord officials Mr. Basil Wakelin, Mr. Colin Peter Smith and Dr. Jung Soo Kim visited GIK Institute from 23rd to 26th November, 2016 for Accreditation visit of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering Programs according to PEC Accreditation Manual 2014 OBA guidelines.

2. Engr. Prof. Dr. Saeed ur Rahman SS-CARE (CASE Islamabad) convener PEC, along with the PEC delegation visited GIK Institute for the Accreditation of BS Electronic Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering program according to (PEC Accreditation Manual 2014 OBA guidelines) on 12th November, 2016.

3. Quality Enhancement Cell Organizing a one day Workshop on Continous Professional Development Program (CPD) by DR. ARIF IQBAL RANA (LUMS) at GIK Institute on 22/6/2016.

4. Quality Awareness Seminar was conducted on 29th March, 2016 (11:45 – 12:45) by Dr. Zahid Halim at FCSE Conference Room. All Deans/Faculty Members and Program Teams attended the awareness seminar.

5. One day International Workshop on Outcome Based Education (OBE) by Prof. Dr. Abul Fazal Arif, KFUPM KSA. It was an advisory visit arranged by QEC team from January 13 - 15, 2016.

6.  A training session on "OBE/OBA, SAR/SAP,  have been arranged by QEC-GIKI for the Faculty members , Teaching Assistants, and Graduate  Assistants  for FCSE and MSH on 02 September, 2015

7. A training session on "OBE/OBA, SAR/SAP,  have been arranged by QEC-GIKI for the Faculty members , Teaching Assistants, and Graduate  Assistants  for FEE and FES on 26 August, 2015

8. A training session on "OBE/OBA, SAR/SAP,  have been arranged by QEC-GIKI for the Faculty members , Teaching Assistants, and Graduate  Assistants  for FMSE and FME on 25 August, 2015

9. A quality session with Deans and HoD MSH by Dr. Zahid Halim Coordinator QEC on OBE and PEC requirement was held on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 in office of the Pro-Rector (Academic).

10. QEC, GIKI participated in the Video Conference Seminar on "Developing a Systematic Internal Quality Assurance System" by Dr. Abdul Wahid  Usmani, King Saud University, Riyadh. Which is to be held at HEC Regional Centre Karachi on 13 August, 2015.

11. Dr. Zahid Halim, Coordinator QEC gave presentation on Outcome Based Education at Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Departments at FAST-National University on 4th May, 2015.

12. Dr. Khalid Rehman, FME / Member ASC delivered 50 minutes talk at FES Conference Room on Outcome Based Education on 27th April, 2015

13. Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid conducted a seminar regarding the “Implementation of OBE system at GIKI” on 22nd Oct, 2014 at Main Lecture Hall, FMSE.

 14. Professor Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid delivered a Seminar on “Adoption of Outcome Based Education and Assessment” at AHA Auditorium, GIK Institute on 28th  November, 2014.

15. Prof. Azlan Abdul Aziz, Malaysian expert along with the PEC delegation visited GIK Institute for the implementation of Outcome Based Education system on 5th-6th December, 2014.

16. Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, SI Pro Rector (A) conducted a seminar on Outcome Based Education (OBE) on 8th December, 2014 in AHA Auditorium.

  1. Quality Awareness Seminar conducted at Faculty of Electronic Engineering by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro-Rector (academics) on 14/05/2014.
  2. Quality Awareness Seminar conducted at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro-Rector (academics) on 14/05/2014.
  3. 12th Meeting of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) committee was held on Thursday, 12 February 2014 at 3:00 p.m in office of the Pro-Rector (Academic). 
  4. Quality Awareness Seminar at Faculty of Material Science and Engineering by Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid SI, Pro-Rector (A) / Convener QEC on 20/11/2013.
  5. Quality Awareness Seminar at Faculty of Computer Sciences by  Dr. Zahid Halim , Dean FCSE / Coordinator QEC on 27/05/2013.
  6. Quality Awareness Seminar at Faculty of Material Science and Engineering by Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid SI, Pro-Rector (A) / Convener QEC on 05/06/2013.

 

The QEC Committee has, so far, held 11 meetings in order to discuss and monitor quality parameters as per HEC manual.

  1. Quality Awareness Seminar at Faculty of Computer Sciences by Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Pro-Rector Academics on 20/09/2012.
  2. Quality Awareness Seminar at Faculty of Engineering Sciences by Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Pro-Rector Academics on 21/09/2012.
  3. Quality Awareness Seminar at Faculty of Mehanical Engineering by Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Pro-Rector Academics on 24/09/2012.
  4. Quality Awareness Seminar at Faculty of Electronic Engineering by Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Pro-Rector Academics on 24/09/2012.
  5. Quality awareness Seminar conducted at Faculty of Material Science and Engineering by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro-Rector (academics) on 09/10/2012
  6. Quality awareness Seminar conducted at  Department of Management Sciences and Humanities by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro-Rector (academics) on 09/10/2012)

 

The QEC Committee has so far held 8 meetings in order to discuss and monitor quality parameters as per HEC manual.

 

  1. Quality awareness Seminar conducted at Faculty of Electronics Engineering by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro_Rector (academics) on 8th October, 2010.
  2. Quality awareness Seminar at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro_Rector (academics) on 13/10/2010
  3. Quality awareness Seminar at Faculty of Computer Sciences by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro_Rector (academics) on 14/10/2010
  4. Quality awareness Seminar at Faculty of Engineering Sciences by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro_Rector (academics) on 20/10/2010
  5. Quality awareness Seminar conducted at Faculty of Material Sciences & Engineering by Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Pro_Rector (academics) on 5th October, 2010.

Picture Gallery ( Seminars, Workshops & Meetings)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

      

 

International QA Member Ship