The Higher Education Commission, Pakistan has issued the latest announcement on 5th August 2022 in connection with HEC advised don’t offer clinical degree programs.
HEC Warns Universities Not To Undergraduate Degree of Clinical Programs
It is for the information of students and their parents that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has advised all the universities not to offer undergraduates degree programmes involving clinical applications without due permission from HEC.
HEC has noted with grave concern that some universities, without consultation of relevant professional bodies and HEC, have launched diplomas and degree programmes in disciplines involving clinical applications including but not limited to Dermatology, Dermal Sciences, Aesthetics, Cosmetology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Hemodialysis and Neuro-physiology etc. at the undergraduate level.
To safeguard academic career and employment prospects of the students, universities are advised not to offer admissions in diplomas and degree programmes in the aforementioned disciplines at the undergraduate level unless permitted by HEC and to stop all ongoing operations in this regard with immediate effect. HEC shall not verify the degrees offered in violation of this advisory.
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