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).

The experts’ visit was headed by Vice-Chancellor JSMU Professor Amjad Siraj Memon, Registrar JSMU Dr Azam Khan, and Director Quality Enhancement Cell, JSMU Professor Abdul Wahid Usmani. The review panel consisted of Chairperson Department of Humanities NED University Professor Dr. Sajida Zaki, CEO TAF Foundation Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi, and Director NZ Quality and Research Limited, New Zealand Tabassum Razi.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Amjad Siraj Memon considered the recommendations and assured the reviewers that JSMU will bolster capacity-building efforts and ensure sustainable impact in medical education. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Amjad Siraj also commended the Quality Enhancement Cell and other faculty members of JSMU for their collaborative support and academic cooperation.

The panel of experts met with the administrative and institutional heads of Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE), Ph.D. Health Professions Education, and M. Phil Pathology programs to review the admission and academic criterion for the programs and express satisfaction. The panel was also familiarized with the infrastructure of the campus and the faculty and staff members under each department.

In IPE, the performance of universities is evaluated against eleven standards of institutional quality. Later, the review panel visited various facilities on both the University campuses where they were given a briefing on the growing development of JSMU amenities. During their visit, the review panel held a Q & A session with the students and faculty members to assess compliance with quality standards.

The panel of experts appreciated the University’s effort for promoting research programs and called for improvements and recommendations with the Vice Chancellor JSMU Professor Amjad Siraj Memon while expressing their full support and commitment to the University affairs. Souvenirs were presented to the panel of experts.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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