KARACHI– Quality Enhancement Cell of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) conducted an Institutional Performance Evaluation, as part of the self-review external quality assurance mechanism of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
The self-review of IPE was conducted at Ojha campus on 26th and 27th March, 2018. Students and faculty members participated in the evaluation and discussed their concerns with the evaluators.
The review panel consisted of two external and one internal evaluators.
External evaluators included Prof. Arshad Karim, Director QEC, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology and Dr. Muhammad Aslam Bhutto, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Approved PhD Supervisor, Certified Procurement Professional and Principal Investigator, HEC-NRPU Project and an ISO lead auditor, currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Deputy Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi.
The Internal evaluator, Dr. Muhammad Bilal Azmi, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Dow University of Health Sciences also facilitated the evaluation.
The Review Panel met the Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellors and all the HODs/ Deans/ Principals/ Directors from all departments/ colleges/ institutes of DUHS. A Review Room was prepared by QEC for the IPE Review Panel, where all the evidences related to the University Portfolio Report were placed. Laptops / Desktops with Internet/Wi-Fi facility were provided to the evaluators in the Review Room in order to facilitate the evaluation.
The 2 day Evaluation proceeded as follows:
The evaluators first met the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Saeed Quraishy, the Pro Vice Chancellors Prof Dr. Zarnaz Wahid and Prof Dr. Mohammad Masroor, Ms. Sanam Soomro, Director Quality Enhancement Cell, DUHS presented a brief introduction of DUHS in front of the review panel, discussing all the programs, Research activities, Innovation and Commercialization Activities, Accreditations and Affiliations, Ph.D. and MS/M.Phil. Program Review status, Enterprise Resource Planning of the Dow University, ISO Certification and a brief introduction about the Healthcare services provided at Dow University Hospital.
After the presentation, the evaluators followed up on the evidences prepared by the Quality Enhancement Cell for Institutional Performance Evaluation. The evaluators went through all the eleven (11) standards of IPE. They also met the Registrar, Director Planning & Development, Controller of Examinations, Director Finance, Director Procurement and Head of Department of Research. This was followed by individual interviews to clarify any questions regarding the evidences provided by the departments.
The evaluators met the students from every Postgraduate, Graduate and Under-graduate program at different departments of DUHS. Students discussed their concerns and shared the insights of the various programs with the evaluators in an open group discussion.
After meeting the students, the evaluators met the Lecturers and Assistant Professors from each institute/college, DUHS and discussed the program details.