Accreditation of Professional Degree Program by HEC

  • 08-Jul-2019

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A professional degree is a degree which prepares someone for doing a profession such as teaching, treating, engineering, etc. A professional degree needs an accreditation or license. Accreditation is a process of quality check of an institute to scrutinize whether it meets requirements of a certain course/ professional degree or not.

In Pakistan, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has the authority to review the requirements of the Professional degree program in the professional degree program offering institutes all over Pakistan. For this purpose, HEC accreditation councils are in service to accredit all the undergraduate programs of the Higher Education Institution (HEIs). All the universities and colleges offering undergraduate professional programs are referred to their perspective accreditation council to get accreditation of HEC and make their degree programs reliable and authentic.



HEC has issued student alert to make students and their parents aware that how much important is the accreditation of Professional Degree Program, and if an institute or a program is not accredited, and someone gets admission in it, then even after graduation, their degree will have no value as if it was taken from a fake institute. So, to save the future of children, parents should confirm the accreditation of professional degree program before admission. HEC has built the following accreditation councils, assesses their performance regularly and builds their capacity to provide students the best of quality education. One can contact them to make sure whether a certain program of university/ college is accredited or not.


  1. Pakistan Bar Council (PBC
  2. Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners (PCATP)
  3. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
  4. Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC)
  5. Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC)  
  6. Pakistan Pharmacy Council (PCP) 
  7. Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC)
  8. National Council for Homoeopathy (NCH)
  9. National Council for Tibb (NCT)
  10. National Accreditation Council for Teachers Education (NACTE)
  11. National Agricultural Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC)
  12. National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC)
  13. National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC)
  14. National Technology Council (NTC)


Tagged With: HEC , Accreditation of degree, Professional Degree Program by HEC , HEC accreditation councils , Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) , Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) , NTC


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