Quality Enhancement Cell

About Department

Quality education is necessary to gain access to knowledge which further guarantees economic development. Realizing this fact, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is highly committed to quality assurance of higher education institutions. The HEC established the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for enhancing the quality of higher education in the country. QAA is further advised by Quality Assurance Committee about framing policies to enhance quality of education. All public and private sector universities are facilitated by QAA to establish Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) to assure quality in higher educational institutes. Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Science and Technology (PAF-IAST) being committed to quality education initiated QEC department from very start of academic activities. Since the standard of higher education in Pakistan is somehow low as compared to international norms, QEC department in PAF-IAST is trying to bridge the gap to earn international recognition of all programs and develop a knowledge-based economy.

Director QEC message:

The QEC is an essential part of PAF-IAST’s administrative as well as well academic structure. An institution can guarantee with confidence that the standards of its educational provision are being maintained by means by quality. The QEC at the PAF-IAST works to improve teaching, research, and learning standards. To achieve our goals, we closely work with our stakeholders both internally and externally. We at the QEC are working to liaise our education system with HEC. Our QEC department is linked with QAA of the HEC, for implementation of quality enhancement policies and monitoring of the academic programs to ensure that internationally accepted standards are met and maintained. The QEC department is also working with departments to ensure compliance with national accreditation agencies’ such as Pakistan Engineering Council, National Computing Education Accreditation Council, and Pakistan Pharmacy council.

Vision & Mission


To adopt best quality assurance measures to bring excellence in all programs offered at Pak-Austria Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology.


To establish highest standards of education by:

  • Developing quality assurance policies and procedures
  • Continuous reviewing of the progress for enhancement of quality
  • Continuous assessing and accreditation of the programs
  • Capacity building of the faculty and staff

Office Holders Information

Dr. Khalil Khan
Manager QEC

Contact Information

QEC – Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology, Khanpur Road, Mang, Haripur, KPK.