UVAS organises seminar on ‘Quality assurance and accreditation’


LAHORE: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with the National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC), Islamabad organised an awareness seminar on ‘Quality assurance and accreditation’ here in City Campus on Thursday.

Secretary of Accreditation Committee National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC), Islamabad Dr Abdul Ghaffar was the guest speaker who gave a detailed presentations on quality assurance and accreditation awareness to the faculty members of UVAS.

He also spoke about NAEAC mission, objectives, activities and events, Agri and allied disciplines and institutes, quality assurance system & accreditation, programme evaluation criteria & standards, impact and accreditation, best innovative practices like transparency in decision making, unbiased selection of programme evaluation, mechanism of information sharing, rating of the degree programme and new initiatives by NAEAC etc.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad and a number of faculty members from different departments of UVAS including Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Department of Environmental Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Department of Poultry Production attended the seminar.

Later Secretary NAEAC visited the various department of the City Campus including the Department of Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Academy, Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory, Meat Processing Unit and Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Earlier, Vice-Chancellor Nasim Ahmad briefed Dr Abdul Ghaffar on UVAS history, campuses, labs, academic, research, achievements, development projects, industry linkages short term training etc. He also showed a UVAS video documentary to Secretary NAEAC to give an overview of UVAS research, development interventions and student strength along with national and international collaboration. He listed the achievements of UVAS in curricular activities due to its quality of education. He said UVAS ranked 4th among public sector universities by HEC in sports ranking. He said Biosafety Level-3 has tested more than over six lakh COVID-19 suspected human samples by PCR.

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