Accreditation / Framework


Each degree awarding program shall be administered a registration form. The information contained in the form shall be used for determining eligibility criteria for assessment.

Quality Assurance and Accreditation Awareness Seminar:

The objective of these seminars is to create awareness among the stakeholders for better understanding of the significance and process of accreditation.

Submission of Documents:
Evaluation Manual (Toolkit): Completed filled-in Evaluation Manual (Toolkit) duly signed by Chairperson of relevant department and Director QEC and other supporting documents. Nominate a Focal person for putting data in AAAS convey his/her name, email id, contact no. and CNIC for creation of his/her account in AAAS. (To be submitted via online accreditation system). List of Equipment and book will be shared through email.

Pre-Accreditation/Zero Visit:

Pre-accreditation/zero visit is basically conducted like pilot testing to check assessment and level of planning designed by the institution before launching a full degree program. Pre-accreditation/ zero visit does not qualify the institution for any interim or conditional accreditation to that specific degree program; it is only an assessment made well before formally assessing/accrediting the full degree program.

Formal Accreditation Visit:

The basic purpose of accreditation visit to undertake a comprehensive external review and accreditation process of degree programs to help improve the quality of higher education, enhance capacity of educational institutions and upgrade their infrastructure in order to achieve and sustain academic excellence.

Follow-up Accreditation Visit:

Follow-up accreditation visit conducted for previously evaluated but non-accredited degree programs due to sub-standard rating in category Y and Z to assess the progress made on the recommendations of the external evaluation teams for the up gradation of infrastructure, learning resources and facilities.

Review Meeting:

The main objectives of review meeting are:

  1. Review the current status of implementation of AIC recommendations.
  2. Assessment of constraints to and opportunities for quality improvement.

2nd Round Accreditation Visit :

The first cycle of accreditation of the degree programs by the Council was completed in 2012-13. It was followed by second round of accreditation to ensure continuing evaluation of the degree programs offered and evaluated in W and X categories. The objective is to monitor the implementation status of the accreditation recommendations made for the improvement.

Accreditation Fee Structure:

Accreditation Activity Approved Accreditation Fee Structure
Public Institutions/ Affiliated Public Institutions Private Institutions Public-Private Partnership Institutions
Accreditation Fee / Pre-Accreditation / Zero Visit Fee Rs.150,000/- per discipline Rs.350,000/- per discipline Rs.300,000/- per discipline
Accreditation Awareness Seminar Fee Rs.150,000/- per Seminar Rs.150,000/- per Seminar Rs.150,000/- per Seminar
Review Meeting Fee Rs. 150,000/- per Meeting Rs. 150,000/- per Meeting Rs. 150,000/- per Meeting
Appeal Fee Rs. 150,000/- per Meeting Rs. 350,000/- per Meeting Rs. 300,000/- per Meeting