Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: info@szabist.edu.pk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1994

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Ms.
First Name: Shahnaz
Surname: Wazir Ali
Job Title: President
Phone: +922135830748
Fax: +922135830447
Email Id: shahnaz.wazirali@szabist.edu.pk

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Ms.
First Name: Mahwash
Surname: Imran
Job Title: Manager IR/QEC
Email Id: mahwash.imran@szabist.edu.pk

Organisation Details

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)
Address: SZABIST, 90 Clifton, Block 5, Shahrah-e-Iran, Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan
Website: www.szabist.edu.pk

Additional Contacts

Name 1: Institutional Research Officer
Email 1: ir_qec@szabist.edu.pk
Name 2: Institutional Research Officer
Email 2: ir_qec@szabist.pk
Name 3: Institutional Research Officer
Email 3: irqec@szabist.edu.pk

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: The Institutional Research Department/Quality Enhancement Cell of SZABIST is recognized by the Quality Assurance Agency(QAA) of Higher Education Commission(HEC) of Pakistan.

Benefits of Acquiring Membership of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)


The Asia Pacific Quality Network membership will benefit SZABISTâ??s quality assurance activities in a number of ways.

I. Accessibility of an extensive database on quality assurance practices.

II. Raising the level of research for quality maintenance and improvement.

III. Availability of information on recognized and reliable accrediting organizations.

IV. Facilitating capacity building in quality assurance practices.

V. Gaining knowledge about quality assurance practices in different countries of the region.

VI. Increasing professional networking in Asia Pacific region in terms of quality assurance in higher education

VII. Improving quality in various academics and administrative standards of higher education institute.

VIII. Promoting institutionâ??s quality assurance practices at international forum.

IX. Sharing of information on quality assurance practices.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: the URLs below contains some of the Self Assessment Reports and SZABIST publications prepared and edited by IR/QEC department. Self Assessment Reports BS Computer Science - Self Assessment Report BS Information Technology - Self assessment Report BS Software Engineering - Self Assessment report SZABIST- Publications Quality Enhancement Cell Chapter of Annual Report of 2009 - 2010 SZABIST Annual Report of 2009 - 2010 Course Catalogue 2011 Student Handbook 2011

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $200 Member Fee: Institutional Member
I will be applying for support for: None

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