The Higher Education Commission (HEC), formerly the University Grant Commission, is the primary regulator of higher education in Pakistan
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The Higher Education Commission (HEC), formerly the University Grant Commission, is the primary regulator of higher education in Pakistan. In Pakistan, up till 2002, Universities were recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) which draws its powers from The University Grants Commission Act, 1974. The Act was repealed in 2002 by the Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002 and since then, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is responsible for higher education policy, quality assurance, degree recognition, development of new institutions and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan. It also facilitated the development of higher educational system in Pakistan. Its main purpose was to upgrade universities in Pakistan to be centres of education, research and development.
The HEC has played a leading role towards building a knowledge based economy in Pakistan by giving out hundreds of doctoral scholarships for education abroad every year. Dr. Javaid Laghari is the last incumbent appointed HEC Chairman.
HEC's autonomous status was revoked and it was brought under the control of the Ministry of Professional and Technical Training in June 2012. but the Honourable Sindh High Court suspended on 18.07.2012 the Notification dated 08.06.2012 whereby the HEC was placed under the auspices of Ministry of Professional and Technical Training
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