Quality Assurance (QA) holds an indispensable importance in a world where
competition is changing gears every now and then. In an ever-evolving education
sector modern institutions need a healthy equilibrium between growth and
performance to stay ahead in the competition. The outlook of modern education sector,
outlining inbroad strokes what our priorities must be, suggests that assurance of
quality and development of quality control measures is fundamental to progress in this
highly competed field.
Higher Education Commission (HEC), in an effort to promote academic
qualityassurance in Pakistan, entrenched Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) which
oversees the Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) operating in every public and private
higher education institutions. These entities within the university setup, ensures the
implementation of quality improvement policies and reviews the status of ongoing
practices through an extensive assessment process.
Quality Enhancement Cell-DUET
Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), in pursuit of its mission,
recognizes that quality improvement is the key principle for continuing growth and
development. In luscious autumn of 2009, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) was
inaugurated in the university with aim to instill the sense of upholding the principles of
quality assurance and continued academic excellence which resonates deeply with
Dawood university's academic creed. The standards and quality assurance produces
set by the cell added a lot to the prestige of DUET in its various programs. The cell is
responsible for the review of quality and standards of teaching and learning in
engineering disciplines. It deals with all sorts of matter related with standards of each
academic program and is responsible for developing quality assurance and method of
evaluation and validation so that standards should be maintained.
Vision of QEC-DUET standards, policies, and practices to fulfil futuristic
academic demands to compete locally and globally.
Mission of QEC-DUET
Enhance quality in both teaching
and learning areas in an effective
measurable way at all levels of
To develop the quality skills in all
departments of DUET to meet
the challenges of the real world.
Promote research - based
teaching and learning to find the
new dimensions of engineering
Bridging gap between HEC and
the University to develop a
Model for Quality Assurance.
Objectives of QEC-DUET
Introduce Self-Assessment culture at DUET as prescribed by Higher Education
Commission of Pakistan to evaluate, analyze, and implement quality at all levels
QEC complies measurable standards of Quality Assurance through capacity
building of faculty and students.
Establishing a system to utilize available infrastructure in a productive manner
and along with this, discover needs of additional one to get quality results of
teaching and learning outcomes.
Utilize the available resources in a uniform way to get more benefits from the
same. Introduce and develop quality examination standards to ensure
Introduce and promote self and systematic academic audit.
Seek affiliation and collaboration with high-rank and recognized national and
Establish Joint venture, twinning and collaborative projects with international
Universities of repute and work on grant/funding proposals of UNESCO, UNDP,
EC and others.