Private Universities Not Allowed To Grant Affiliation with HEC

Private Universities Higher Education Institutions Not Allowed to Grant Affiliation to Colleges/Other Institutions. It is publicized for awareness of the general public and the higher education fraternity that the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan by virtue of its Ordinance is the sole and apex authority to prescribe conditions under which institutions, including those that are not part of the State educational system, may be opened and operated. HEC is the sole standard-setting national organization with regard to higher education in the country.

HEC Affiliation Criteria 2021

HEC has prohibited the private sector higher education institutions (HEIs) to grant affiliation to colleges or other institutions owing to grave irregularities in management and compromise on quality standards in the past. Private Sector HEls can only operate through their accredited Principal seat/Main Campus and accredited sub-campus having NOC of HEC as reflected on HEC website.

It is once again reiterated that any degree earned through a college/institution/centre which is affiliated with a private sector university in Pakistan will not be recognised by the Higher Education Commission.

For list of recognised higher education institutions and other related information, please visit;

HEC website:

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Sector H-9, Islamabad

Private Universities Not Allowed To Grant Affiliation with HEC

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