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HEC warns students not to seek admission in unrecognized universities


ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued an alert for parents and teachers about admission in illegal/non-recognized universities and their sub-campuses anywhere in the country.

The alert in essence warns students not to seek admission in universities/Institutes not recognized by the HEC, as the HEC will not recognize the degrees issued by the unrecognized institutions.

The HEC has also asked people to verify the recognition status of the universities/Institutes and its campuses/sub-campuses from the HEC’s website or the Head office or the regional offices of the HEC. The status of colleges affiliated with public sector universities can be confirmed from the respective universities. It is noteworthy here that private universities are not allowed affiliate other institutions.

The HEC recognizes degrees only from accredited universities/institutions in the public and private sector of Pakistan and degrees from their approved campuses, including Transnational Educational Institutions imparting foreign qualification in Pakistan as mentioned on HEC website.

The list of 247 recognized universities by HEC is available at HEC website. Here is the relevant link

The list of sub-campuses of government and private universities is also available at the website. Here is the relevant link

Any university not listed on the HEC’s website shall be treated as a fake, illegal, unlawful, and unrecognized institution.

Credit: Pakistan Observer:

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