Certain universities in Pakistan are offering courses in Pakistan that are not approved by the respective accreditation councils of Pakistan. Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has updated a list of Accreditations Councils of Pakistan on its website.
- Pakistan Engineering Council
- Pakistan Medical Commission
- Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council
- Pakistan Nursing Council
- Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners
- Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
- Pakistan Bar Council
- National Council for Homeopathy
- National Council for Tibb
- National Agriculture Accreditation Council Pakistan
- National Business Education Accreditation Council
- National Computing Education Accreditation Council
- National Accreditation Council For Teacher Education
- National Technology Council
It is advised to the students and parents to check the name of the University on the Council’s website first before taking admission to any professional degree program in any University.
Pakistan Engineering Council
Every engineering degree program including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and electrical engineering is approved by the PEC before any university start offering any of these programs. It is worth mentioning that Software Engineering is a non-engineering program in every university and is not approved by PEC. Visit PEC official website for more details.
Pakistan Medical Commission
PMC previously known as Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is the accreditation council for medical-related degree programs including MBBS and BDS. PMC updates the list of Public and Private medical colleges both in Pakistan and foreign countries on their website. It is advised to check the accreditation of any medical college before taking admission, especially in the case of private and foreign medical colleges. Please visit the website of PMC for more details.
Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council
PVMC is the statutory regulatory authority that standardizes the basic and higher qualifications in veterinary sciences and animal husbandry. Only 15 universities in Pakistan are authorized to offer degree programs in this field including UVAS, Sindh Agriculture University, Cholistan University, and the University of Poonch. The complete list is available on the official website of PVMC.
Pakistan Nursing Council
PNC is a regulatory body to register (license) Nurses, Midwives, Lady Health Visitors (LHVs), and Nursing Auxiliaries to practice in Pakistan. Similarly, PNC also approves different educational institutions that offer different diplomas and degrees in various programs related to nursing. Most of the institutions offering Nursing are government hospitals in different districts of Pakistan. More details can be found on the official website of PNC.
Pakistan Council for Architects and Town Planners
PCATP is founded to give recognition and protection to the profession of Architecture and Town Planning in Pakistan. PCATP has approved around 26 degree-awarding institutions around Pakistan offering Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of City & Regional Planning Degrees in Pakistan. This includes NED University of Engineering and Technology, Dawood University, CECOS University, and NUST and COMSATS Islamabad. For the complete list of Universities, please visit the official website of PCATP.
Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
The Pharmacy Council of Pakistan or PCP is an accreditation for the pharmacy profession and modulation of pharmacy education in Pakistan. It was founded in 1967 under the pharmacy act. PCP is accountable for the registration and license of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and the pharmacy site. PCP is also responsible for the registration of the medical and non-medical institutes that offer Pharmacy programs. It also includes affiliated colleges that offer diplomas in pharmacy. For further details regarding the list of institutions, visit the Official Website of PCP.
Pakistan Bar Council
The Pakistan Bar Council is a body of lawyers that came into existence in 1973 under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act by the Parliament of Pakistan. It is the largest bar council in the country that consists of 22 members elected from all over Pakistan. The Attorney general is the ex-officio Chairman of the bar council and the other 3 members represent each province. The members are elected on the basis of a vote by the bar council Members of the Provincial Bar Councils. Among them, Vice-Chairman is also elected. Other details will be given on the Official Website of The Pakistan Bar Council.
National Council for Homeopathy
The National Council for Homeopathy is an independent council body that was set up in 1965 to provide registration and regulation of homeopathic medical practitioners in Pakistan. It is an autonomous Corporate Constituted under Unani Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Practitioners Act to recognize the qualification and practices of homeopathic clinicians. The body consists of four members from each province chosen by the Federal Government of Pakistan after consultation with provincial governments. For full details, go to the Official Website of the National Council for Homeopathy.
National Council for Tibb
National Council for Tibib is an autonomous body that was founded in 1965 under section 3 of The Unani, Ayurvedic, and Homoeopathic Practitioners Act, to recognize and promote research in the Unani, Ayurvedic, and Homoeopathic systems of medicine. This is a corporate body that is under the control of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination Islamabad. For more information, visit the Official Website of the National Council for Tibib.
National Agriculture Accreditation Council Pakistan
NAEAC was founded in 2006 by the Higher Education Commission and Govt. of Pakistan and promotes an extensive program in agriculture education degree programs based upon policies, procedures, and criteria set up by HEC. The council is responsible for a list of ranking institutions of agriculture disciplines to promote the accreditation programs in the agriculture profession. The complete list is provided on the Official Website of NAEAC.
National Business Education Accreditation Council
NBEAC is an accreditation body controlled by the administration of the Higher Education Commission. NBEAC accredits the Business Administration, Public Administration, and Management Sciences degree programs of Pakistan’s educational institutes. Since its establishment, NBEAC earned accreditation by working hard to make sure that all degree-awarding institutions in Pakistan achieve standards that are comparable with global standards. Further information is given on the Official Website of NBEAC.
National Computing Education Accreditation Council
NCEAC is an accredited body for bachelor-level computing degree programs in Pakistan. NCEAC is also responsible for the registration of computing personnel. The body is under the administrative control of the Higher Education Commission since its inception in 2002. On January 2019, NCEAC launched its online accreditation system called Accreditation Automation System for institutions offering computing degree programs. More information is available at the Official Website of NCEAC.
National Accreditation Council For Teacher Education
NACTE is an accredited body established by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. NACTE is responsible for the accreditation of institutions and their departments, faculties, and disciplines, by giving them appropriate rankings on the basis of performance. It monitors and regulates the standards followed by Universities, Degree Awarding Institutions, and their affiliated colleges offering education degree programs. All the details are given on the Official Website of NACTE.
National Technology Council
NTC came into existence in 2002 by the Higher Education Commission. NTC is responsible for the accreditation of all 4-year programs majoring in technology degrees over a period of 16 years of education. The technology education curriculum is assigned with guidelines of HEC to secure a Continual Quality Improvement culture, in the shadow Outcome Based Education (OBE) system in conformance with Sydney Accord. For further information, go to the Official Website of NTC.
Accreditation ensures that the quality of the education programs is comparable to international standards. The Accreditation process provides the opportunity for the institute to keep check and balance its pros and cons according to its internal and external environments and protects the institute’s reputation.