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DHA Suffa University Conducts Self-Institutional Performance Evaluation

DHA Suffa University conducted a Self-Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) on 25th and 26th March 2021. The objective of the IPE was to self-evaluate the performance effectiveness of the University based on 11 Quality Standards defined in the IPE Manual of HEC. The standards outline major areas that higher education institutions need to focus on in order to secure recognition for good governance and quality education.

The IPE panel comprised of one External Reviewer (Prof. Dr. Abdul Razak Mahar, Ex-Director QEC, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur) and three Internal Reviewers (Dr. Haider Ali, HoD Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Rizwan Tanveer, Assistant Professor, and Mr. Zahid Hussain, Lecturer).

The review process commenced on Day 1 with a thorough review by the IPE panel of University Portfolio Report (UPR) along with evidences of responses to questions listed under the 11 Quality Standards. Day 2 of the IPE commenced with a brief introduction of the university processes and a presentation on the Compliance Report of IPE 2018-19 by Dr. Imtiaz Hussain (Director QEC). Day 2 of the IPE was dedicated to meeting the academic and administrative heads of departments, faculty members and students to examine the quality of processes at DHA Suffa University. The panel toured the campus and visited the library, classrooms and laboratories to observe the facilities available on campus.

The panel also met university’s management, Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi (Dean EAS), Brig. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas (Pro Vice Chancellor DSU) and Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque (Vice Chancellor DSU). The panel appreciated the efforts of DHA Suffa University’s management in maintaining and enhancing the culture of quality.

The self-review process was facilitated by the QEC at DHA Suffa University in collaboration with all the academic and administrative departments.

DHA Suffa University Receives the Prestigious QAA-HEC Award for Excellent Performance

The QEC Team of DHA Suffa University has been conferred upon the prestigious annual performance award by the Quality Assurance Agency of Higher Education Commission (QAA-HEC) of Pakistan for Excellent Performance at the Annual Progress Review Meeting held at Aga Khan University, Karachi on March 11 and 12, 2021.

The award recognizes Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan that have demonstrated consistent high performance and commitment to enhancing the culture of quality education in Pakistan. The Yearly Progress Report (YPR) is an annual assessment of HEIs carried out by QAA-HEC for their performance against predefined quality parameters. The assessment score is based on the extent to which the universities fulfill these parameters.

DHA Suffa University holds the distinction of consistent high performance on YPR and has remained among the top HEIs. This reflects the commitment of DSU’s management in providing a transparent and progressive outlook of the academic setup based on the latest benchmarks for quality education in a rapidly evolving academic landscape.

Self-Assessment of BBA and MBA Programs

Self-Assessment of BBA and MBA programs offered by the Department of Management Sciences at DHA Suffa University was initiated by QEC. The SAR was prepared and submitted by the Program Team (PT) of department comprising Mr. Abu Huraira, Ms. Sadia Mehboob and Ms. Erum Fatima. The VC appointed members of Assessment Team (AT) for evaluation of SAR. The AT comprised of Dr. Imtiaz Hussain, Dr. Rida Ahmed and Dr. Haider Ali.

During the inspection visit held on December 10, 2020 for BBA and March 8, 2021 for MBA, the AT identified grey areas in the SARs of both programs. Strengths and areas for further improvement identified through the SAR were discussed in detail and mutually agreed upon. The AT appreciated the department for addressing majority of the findings identified in the previous visit.

DHA Suffa University is committed to adhere to the guidelines of HEC and the regulatory bodies and regularly conducts self-assessment activities to enhance the quality of its programs.

DHA Suffa University Conducts Self-Review of MS / PhD Programs

Self-Review of MS / PhD programs offered by the Department of Computer Science at DHA Suffa University was conducted on 18th March 2021 with the objective to ascertain whether MS / PhD programs offered by the department meet their educational objectives and outcomes as per HEC’s criteria. The Review Panel comprised of Dr. Salman Zaffar (HoD Electrical Engineering, Convener), Dr. Usama Siddiqui (Assistant Professor, Member), Dr. Imtiaz Hussain (Director QEC, Member) and Ms. Ayesha Mahmood (ADQEC, Member).

The panel reviewed the Program Proforma, Program Files, Faculty Files and Students’ Files as per HEC’s Checklist and found them to be in order. The panel also conducted a question-and-answer session with the PhD students enrolled in the program. The panel appreciated the efforts of the department in maintaining and enhancing the culture of quality at DHA Suffa University.

DHA Suffa University is committed to adhere to the guidelines of HEC and the regulatory bodies and regularly conducts self-assessment activities to enhance the quality of its programs.

 

Exit Meeting of Assessment Team for BBA and MBA Programs

Self-Assessment of BBA and MBA programs offered by the MS Department was initiated in January 2019. SAR was prepared and submitted by Program Team (PT) comprising of Dr. Faheem Akhter, Ms. Bushra Mahmood and Ms. Erum Fatima. The VC appointed members of Assessment Team (AT) for evaluation/verification of SAR. The AT comprised of Dr. Rida Ahmed and Mr. Zahid Hussain. The Exit Meeting of AT for Quality Self-Assessment of BBA and MBA Programs was held on July 12, 2019. The AT presented its findings to Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi (Dean EMS), Dr. Faryal Salman (HoD MS), Engr. Akhtar Nadyme (Director QEC) and PT members. The AT appreciated the department for addressing majority of the findings identified in the previous visit and identified grey areas in the SAR. Strengths and areas for further improvement identified through the SAR were discussed in detail. The report was mutually agreed upon.

DHA Suffa University Conducts Self-Review of MS / PhD Programs

Self-Review of MS / PhD programs of DHA Suffa University was conducted on June 25, 2019 with the objective to ascertain whether MS / PhD programs meet their educational objectives and outcomes as per HEC’s criteria. The Review Panel comprised of Dr. Imtiaz Hussain (HoD, Electrical Engineering), Dr. Rida Ahmed (HoD, Basic Sciences), Engr. Akhtar Nadyme (Director QEC) and Ms. Rabia Mumtaz (Manager Postgraduate Programs).

The panel reviewed the Program Proforma, Program Files, Faculty Files, Students’ Files and Course Files as per HEC’s Checklist and found them to be in order. The panel also met the PhD students enrolled in the program. The panel appreciated the efforts of academic departments in maintaining and enhancing the culture of quality at DHA Suffa University.

QA Awareness Seminars for the Faculty and Students of Management Sciences

In continuation with our practice, a series of quality assurance awareness seminars was conducted for the faculty andstudents of Management Sciences by Ms. Bushra Mahmood (ADQEC) during 2018-19. The seminars focused on familiarizing participants with the IQA mechanism, HEC’s self-assessment criteria, NBEAC forms and the accreditation process, ranking criteria and maximum scores for each criterion, self-assessment of programs, feedback and survey forms, continuous improvement of quality (CQI) and outcomes of assessment. The seminars were kept interactive to encourage participation of students. The seminars concluded with question-and-answer sessions.

Year Date Class No. of Participants
2018 5th December 2018 BBA-1A 32 students
21st December 2018 BBA-1B 23 students
2019 31st January 2019 20 faculty members
5th April 2019 BBA-1 18 students
6th April 2019 BBA-5 28 students
6th April 2019 MBA-2 3 students
8th April 2019 BBA-4 40 students
8th April 2019 MBA-1 2 students

 

QA Awareness Seminars for the Faculty and Students of Mechanical Engineering

In continuation with our practice, a series of quality assurance awareness seminars was conducted for the faculty and students of Mechanical Engineering by Engr. Zaid Hasany (ADQEC). The seminars focused on familiarizing participants with the IQA mechanism, HEC’s self-assessment criteria, ranking criteria and maximum scores for each criterion, self-assessment of programs, OBE system, feedback and survey forms, continuous improvement of quality (CQI) and outcomes of assessment. The seminars were kept interactive to encourage participation of students. The seminars concluded with question-and-answer sessions.

The seminars were conducted as per the following schedule:

S.No. Seminar Date
1 Faculty Awareness Seminars 1st March 2019
2 Student Awareness Seminar – I 12th March 2019
3 Student Awareness Seminar – II 13th March 2019