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       2nd Accreditation Status Tracking Conference:

The 2nd PEC Accreditation Status Tracking Conference was held on Monday, 09 January, 2012 at Main Campus, NUST Sector H-12 Islamabad and was chaired by Pro-Rector (Academics) Dr. Asif Raza. Deans and Head of Departments (HoDs) of all the NUST Engineering Institutions attended the Conference along with Director Human Resources and Director Academics. Recitation from Holy Quran was followed by the Welcome Note by Pro-Rector (Academics). Deputy Director Quality Assurance Engr. Salahuddin Adil Qazi delivered a presentation highlighting the actions regarding the decisions enunciated in the 1st PEC Accreditation Status Tracking Conference and the current status of accreditation of all NUST engineering programs. Dr. Abid Ali Khan, HoD Aerospace Engineering from College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE), gave a detailed presentation on the “Mechanism of distributing the 06 credit hours of final year project in more than one semester” which was followed by an extensive discussion on the subject.

Later, all the NUST engineering institutions presented the PEC accreditation status of their programs. They also provided update on the actions taken on the observations made by the PEC Teams during their previous visits to their respective programs. The institutions expecting any visit before the next conference in April, 2012 also discussed the major parts of their AC-1 Forms. Various decisions were enunciated by the chairman to improve the quality of NUST Engineering Programs.

       NUST Represented at 7th QS-APPLE Conference in Manila, Philippines

7th QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-APPLE) Conference was organized in Manila, Philippines from 16-18 November 2011 for international educators in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. The event was attended by 533 participants from 32 Countries. The Conference focused on six broad tracks; Internationalizing the Student Body, Internationalizing the Curriculum, Building World-Class Universities in the Asia-Pacific, Transnational Education and International Partnerships, The Global Higher Education Market, and Social Justice and Access to Higher Education. A NUST delegation comprising Engr. Salim Daud, Registrar, Engr. Muhammad Ismail, Director QA, and Mr. Sikandar Hazir, Manager Industrial Relations attended the Conference and the Exhibition.  Engr. Ismail also presented a paper on “Essential Requirements to Build a World Class University”. The paper elaborated various elements for building a World Class University. The participant of the conference showed keen interest in the Model and the presentation generated extensive discussion during the question and answer session.