Director’s Message

Being associated with the Mega University of the World, it is an honor for me to lead the quality enhancement team of AIOU. As the need for quality assurance in higher education has been realized globally hence, our prime focus lies on the achievement of international competitiveness and compatibility of academic programmes including research quality. In Directorate of Quality Enhancement (DQE), we are responsible to implement the quality enhancement, assurance policies and programmes which are devised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

In addition, as AIOU primarily focuses on distance education, we are striving to focus on the deployment of latest innovations to bring efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of quality education to our nationally located students. DQE also has a deep concern for the evaluation of programmes/courses, participation in national/international events and in capacity building of the AIOU employees through trainings, workshops and seminars.


Introduction

The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) was established in the year 2007 and since then, it has been actively involved in quality assurance, enhancement and to institutionalize a quality culture in the functioning of AIOU. However, later in the year 2013, a Third Party Evaluation under “Commonwealth of Learning Review and Improvement Model (COL-RIM) Implication” was held. It is entrusted with the task to continuously focus on the improvement of the teaching standard, provision of services and to formulate effective procedures for the evaluation of the programmes and courses. In addition, it carries out staff development, research activities and also develops strategies for quality enhancement and assurance by inducing interventions. As the need for quality assurance in higher education has been realized globally hence, our prime focus lies on the achievement of international competitiveness and compatibility of academic programmes including research quality. Further, as AIOU primarily focuses on distance education, we are striving to focus on the deployment of latest innovations to bring efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of quality education to our nationally located students. DQE also has a deep concern for the evaluation of programmes/courses, participation in national/international events and in capacity building of the AIOU employees through trainings, workshops and seminars. Furthermore, the academic activities of AIOU are routed through DQE and are monitored by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), HEC.