Functions and duties of HEC Focal Person’s Office
HEC Focal Person Prof. Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad Malik
With the aim to achieve and maintain high quality research standards, UET has established HEC Focal Person’s Office, as per guide lines of HEC, Islamabad. HEC focal person’s office acts as a bridge between HEC, Islamabad and university administration/ faculties/ departments. The office as an essential component of UET management is dedicated to the implementation of research related quality assurance policies of HEC and monitoring the research work to ensure that the quality standards in postgraduate theses and publications written by UET students and faculty members are well-met. The office is responsible to carry out tasks assigned by the Vice Chancellor such as Five Years Business Plan and annual Standardizing Report required by the HEC.
As per guide lines of HEC, it is mandatory for students and faculty members to get their theses checked by turnitin through HEC focal person’s office before its approval by the postgraduate research committee/examiners.
HEC Focal person’s office is responsible for administering the PhD/ M.Sc/M.Phil scholars funded by HEC. The office keeps the record of the funding received from HEC for PhD/M.Sc scholars. The progress report of the post graduate scholars funded by HEC is regularly sent to HEC through the Focal Person’s office. In addition scholarships like HEC need based scholarships, HEC-US need cum merit scholarships etc. are administered by HEC focal person’s office with the assistance of the FA & CS office and scholarship committee consisting of senior university professors constituted by the Vice Chancellor.
The office is also responsible for submitting the data related to the university and its campuses to HEC and Quacquarelli Symonds for HEC and QS world university/Asian university ranking respectively.