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Pakistan Observer pakobserver.net 17 Nov, 2022 00:15 am

By Muneer Ahmed Mirjat - Pakistan Observer

By Muneer Ahmed Mirjat - Pakistan Observer

From access to excess of higher education After its establishment in 2002, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) aimed to follow the international good practices for increasing access to higher education and considering the relevance and quality of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.The universities in the public sector, specifically and generally in the private sector, were encouraged, supported, and facilitated through various means ie regulations, administrative and financial support, to improve access to higher education.The 20 years of the HEC journey have made it possible to increase access to higher education by establishing new universities and introducing innovative programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in existing disciplines of natural, physical, biological, health sciences, engineering and emerging disciplines.The projected data on Statista, a German Company, shows that India will be the world’s highest or leading higher education (HE) provider from 2022, and the USA will be the second largest HE provider.

It shows the continuity of the reforms and investment in higher education introduced by India in the 1960s to develop the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management in different states.It compels us to develop a robust higher education system in the country to engage them in positive and progressive activities to become professionals in IT, Business, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, etc.

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