Quality Enhancement Cell at Dow University of Health Sciences was established in the last quarter of 2006 along with 29 other cells in various public sector universities throughout Pakistan under the direction of HEC. The prime objective of these cells is to practice evaluative measures to achieve excellence in performance in all areas of quality education.
The cell started functioning under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Abdul Wahid Usmani (PhD Assessment & Evaluation) who, through his extensive experience in conducting Academic Audit programmes and heading several training programmes for various universities and institutions, has initiated pioneering quality assurance measures in Dow University of Health Sciences.
Currently, the Cell is being headed by Prof.Dr.Rana Qamar Masood.
For the period of 2013-14, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of HEC conducted ranking of all Pakistan QECs functioning in both public and private sector universities. QEC- DUHS has secured more than 91% marks and stood in W category.
All QEC-Officials of DUHS attended series of workshops on Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) held at DUHS in collaboration with HEC- Pakistan from 11th November 2014 to 11th April 2015.
Prof. Dr. Rana Qamar, Director QEC attended and shared the QEC-DUHS progress in the 20th Progress Review Meeting of QEC of all public sector Universities of Phase I & II, held from 18th-19th Feb, 2015 at HEC, Islamabad.
Third party validation (TPV) of Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) of DUHS was conducted on 19th Jan, 2015. Prof. Dr. Rana Qamar, Director QEC was nominated as focal person for the TPV. She smoothly facilitated the consultant regarding all queries.
Dow University of Health Sciences was recertified on 26th September 2014 after the ISO 9001:2008 Surveillance audit. QEC actively participated in this whole process.
QEC-DUHS, in collaboration with PIQC, conducted Internal Quality Audit (IQA) of Dow University of Health Sciences from 18th August to 10th September 2014 of all the ISO certified 9001:2008 teaching and support Departments of DUHS.
Prof. Dr. Rana Qamar Masood, Director QEC conducted a workshop on “Assessment of Quality in Higher Education” at University of Karachi on 16th September, 2014.
QEC-DUHS officials attended a seminar on “Identifying KPIs for Academic & Administrative Units of the University” conducted by Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahid Usmani, Consultant for the Deanship of Quality, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, at Indus University, Karachi on 13th August 2014.