Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is to improve the student learning experience through identifying specific areas for development. QEC encourage academic and support staff, and students collectively to share current good practice and to generate ideas and models for innovation in learning and teaching. The work of the Quality Enhancement Cell is planned and directed by the Quality Assurance Agency, Higher Education Commission (QAA-HEC) Pakistan. The cell at Sukkur IBA was established in June 2009 for enhancing quality of teaching and learning of various programmes of the Institute. The cell has started functioning successfully and progress has been documented and evaluated.
In today’s modern and fast changing world, quality of education is the core factor that spells out success and distinction among academic institutions. The dream of “A Center of Excellence” for not only people of interior of Sindh but for whole country was visualized by Mr. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, the then Commissioner of Sukkur Division along with Prof: Shah Muhammad Luhrani and many other helping hands. This dream “Sukkur IBA Center of Excellence” was converted into reality in 1994-95 by academically affiliating it with IBA Karachi and keeping in mind the factor that quality professionals cannot be visualized without strenuous studies, constant struggle, supported by high caliber teaching faculty and modern support services. In the inception Sukkur IBA started working in a hired building facility provided by Public School Sukkur. By the grace of Almighty Allah, within 5 years Sukkur IBA shifted to its own beautiful building on November 7, 2000. One of the most beautiful buildings in Sindh, constructed with special red bricks, stands gracefully at airport road Sukkur. IBA’s academic block covers a spacious area of 21,000 sq feet, constructed at cost of Rs. 15.928 Million, sanctioned by Federal Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan in year 2000-2001, Ministry of Education; Government of Pakistan also approved phase-II cost Rs. 39.00 Million. Sukkur IBA spans a vast area of 18 acres. Having its own facilities of Auditorium, Girls Hostel, Boys Hostels, Faculty Hostel, Car Parking, Power Generators, Cafeteria, Director’s Residence and Mosque all surrounded by lush green lawns and fruit trees where students spend their time for different recreational activities.
The mission of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is to act as a bridge between the institute and the QAA—HEC, to implement quality enhancement standards envisaged by the HEC. The QEC will assist the institute in the area of quality assurance to help maintain and enhance the standards of education. The job of QEC is voluntary in nature and it should not be perceived as quality enforcing agency. The primary focus of the QEC is to develop a congenial environment which will not only support student learning, but also promote faculty research under the HEC guidelines. The quality improvement can only be assured by the mutual efforts of the administration, faculty, students and other stakeholders of the institute.