A committee of experts from the Quality Assurance Agency Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan conducted an extensive Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) and Post-Graduate Programs Review (PGPR) during their three-day official visit to the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) Karachi.
The experts were received by Vice-Chancellor JSMU Professor Amjad Siraj Memon, Registrar JSMU Dr Azam Khan, and Director Quality Enhancement Cell, JSMU Dr Abdul Wahid Usmani.
The team of experts included Prof Dr Sajida Zaki as External Reviewer & Convener, IPE; Dr Hina Hussain Kazmi, External Reviewer & Convener, PGPR, Mr Saleem Uddin, External Reviewer, IPE and Ms Ambreen Asif Qureshi (External Reviewer, PGPR), along with associate reviewers Mr Waqar ul Hasan, Wing Commander Jamila Syed, Mr Atif Shahb Butt, Ms Maria Asad and Ms Umme Aeman.
The team visited all academic entities and administrative departments of the University and met with the leadership, faculty and students to learn about their progress and issues.
Highlighting the importance of the said visit, Vice-Chancellor JSMU Professor Amjad Siraj Memon said the Internal Performance Evaluation and Postgraduate Program Review is a vital process that ensures the quality and standards of postgraduate medical education at Jinnah Sindh Medical University. It helps to identify the strengths and areas of improvement for each program, as well as to align them with the accreditation requirements of the relevant bodies, he said. The review also provides an opportunity for faculty development and feedback, which are essential for enhancing the skills and competencies of the postgraduate trainees, he added.
He also commended the Quality Enhancement Cell and faculty members of JSMU for their collaborative support and academic cooperation, especially Director QEC Dr Abdul Wahid Usmani and Additional Director QEC Suraiya Khatoon who organized the visit.
The panel of experts reviewed the University’s effort and shared areas of improvements and recommendations with the Quality Enhancement Cell and the Vice Chancellor. At the end of the visit, the Vice Chancellor presented souvenirs to the team of experts.