HEC Issues Clarification

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has clarified that all information objects circulating withinside the press and digital media regarding deferment of the four-12 months Undergraduate and two-year Associate Degrees Programmes with the aid of using HEC, posted withinside the context of the Vice Chancellors’ Committee Meeting hung on July 2, 2021, are deceptive and incorrect.


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An assembly of all of the Vice-Chancellors turned into at the same time chair with the aid of using Dr Shaista Sohail, Executive Director, HEC, and Prof. Dr Muhammad Ali, Chair, VC Committee Meeting /Vice-Chancellor, Quaid-e-Azam University, on July 02, 2021.

The assembly turned into convened at the request of Vice-Chancellors who raised positive problems withinside the implementation of HEC’s Undergraduate Education Policy and Policy on PhD diploma programmes (2021). All factors of a problem had been thoroughly debated, and according to the majority opinion, the following recommendations had been made for attention with the aid of using the Commission.

The advice for deferring implementation of each of the guidelines i.e., Undergraduate Education Policy and Policy on PhD diploma programmes (2021) until Fall 2022 can be located earlier than the Commission, HEC’s governing body, for attention.

A Committee of Vice-Chancellors would meet withinside the fourth week of July 2021 for 3 days to discuss problems and provide you with viable solutions.

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The precis based on the hints of the Vice-Chancellors would be taken to the Commission highlighting the factual position and asking for allowing proposed amendments to facilitate implementation of the 2 guidelines.

The universities which can be inclined to undertake or have already followed Undergraduate Education Policy and/or Policy for PhD programmes may continue with their implementation diligently.

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