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Pakistan: HEC releases list of unrecognised universities

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The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a list of private universities not recognised by HEC, warning students and their parents to ensure the status of the university or institute from the website of the commission before seeking admission. 

The press statement issued by Higher Education Commission says that it will not recognise any degree or certificates issued by these institutions. The list of the private universities or institutes, which have been granted charter by the respective authorities without fulfilling the cabinet criteria for the establishment of new university or degree awarding institute including no objections certificate (NOC) from Higher Education Commission is given below.

The HEC has advised these institutions to approach HEC for grant of NOC before initiating any academic activity including admission in any degree program. My University, Islamabad, the Dar-ul-Madina International University, Islamabad, South Asian Strategic Institute University, Islamabad, Capital University, Islamabad, Pakistan Institute of Management, Karachi, Habib University Foundation, Karachi, Nazeer Hussain University, Karachi and Lal Shahbaz University, Karachi.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognises degrees of 146 universities or institutions from public and private sector in Pakistan. A complete list of approved universities or institutes is available at HEC website (www.hec.gov.pk).

In light of the judgment passed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the HEC has decided not recognise the degrees issued by the universities or institutes, which are operating without having the formal NOC from HEC. The students and their parents are requested to ensure the status of the university or institute from the website of the Higher Education Commission before seeking admission.

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