The higher education commission is an independent, self-governing and constitutionally established institute of primary, funding, overseeing, regulatory and authorizing the higher education in Pakistan. HEC was established in 1947 as UGC current from since 2002. The main headquarter is located in Islamabad Pakistan. HEC is made responsible for higher education policy and quality assurance to meet the international standards as well as providing the accrediting academic degrees. The HEC also emphasis on the higher education in the country and main focus on the upgrading of the colleges and universities. The main task of HEC (higher education commission in the country is working for the welfare of the educational institution in all colleges and universities, research and development. The main programs and projects of the HEC attestation of the degrees, faculty department, curriculum revision, higher education infrastructure development, indigenous scholarships, foreign scholarships, increase industry and university research collaboration.
The HEC is governed and cheered by the appointed chairman who is supported by the secretaries of education, science, technology and telecommunication. The chairman of the HEC is chosen by the prime minister of Pakistan. There are large numbers of colleges and universities are accredited by the HEC. NTS tests are conducted in the HEC recognized colleges and universities.
Students can find out all HEC recognized colleges and universities on ilmkidunya website. All the Higher education commission jobs are published in the newspapers. All job hunters can check the job vacancies on ilmkidunya website.