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Sindh Higher Education Commission (SHEC) was established under the mandate of 18th Constitutional Amendment. SHEC aims to improve the quality of higher education in Sindh. Instead of relying on the quantity of work, the central focus of SHEC is on enhancing the quality of education in existing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Sindh. It is determined to provide an easy, affordable and equitable access to the higher education for the people of Sindh. Since its inception (March 2013) the SHEC aims to build a prosperous Sindh by equipping students of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) with adequate facilities and by incubating a market-oriented and skilled workforce through proposed skill-development projects. This initiative would pave the path for students to excel within their respective areas of profession.

SHEC is resolute in its commitment to bridge the divide in public and private higher education institutions by establishing educational benchmarks compatible with the imperatives of modern-day knowledge economy and developing a culture of rigorous pursuance thereof. In this regard, it has initiated several faculty development programs through which foreign scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships shall be awarded to the deserving and competent faculty members of public sector HEIs in Sindh. The SHEC firmly believes and endeavours to strengthen existing assets and introduce new initiatives to bring higher education at par with modern needs. Increasing equitable access is a top priority of SHEC along with bringing improvement in academic standards, emphasizing focus on research relevant to the socio-economic needs of the province and introducing mandatory faculty development programs to improve teaching standards. The SHEC also intends to contribute towards the province’s economic agenda by creating a capable and employable workforce through the introduction of structural and technical skills programs in the academia.