NCEAC is a recognized accreditator of universities and their programs in Pakistan. It ensures the quality of education students receive in Universities and Institutions. It provides world leader ship in assuring quality and in stimulating innovation in applied sciences, computing, engineering and technology education. NCEAC serves the public through the promotion and advancement of education.
Higher Education Commission was constituted on 11th September, 2002 by the promulgation of Ordinance F. No. 2(1)/2002.Pub and has been authorized in article 3 Sub-Section (e) to set up national or regional evaluation councils or authorize any existing council or similar body to carry out accreditation of Institutions including their departments, faculties and disciplines by giving them appropriate ratings. The Commission shall help build capacity of existing councils or bodies in order to enhance the reliability of the evaluation carried out by them. So realizing the benefits and need of accreditation, the National Curriculum Revision Committee of Computer Science-2003, met in December 2003 and March 2004 at Higher Education Commission in Islamabad , recommended establishment of National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) for accreditation of degrees in Computing in Pakistan .
The degree programs of the following disciplines of Computing falls in the preview of the proposed accreditation:
Computing has emerged as a major academic discipline and a professional field in Pakistan in the recent past. A large number of educational institutions offer degree programs in computing related areas both in public and private sectors. It has therefore become essential that an internationally acceptable and industrially viable set of criteria maybe evolved for various degree programs in computing related degree awarding institutions. For this purpose, it is proposed that an accreditation authority be setup which would periodically evaluate, scrutinize, and monitor the standards followed in different degree awarding institutions and their affiliated colleges.
The council will submit annual report on the state of accreditation of computing programs and its activities at the end of each year to the Controlling Authority.
The proposed authority shall take into consideration the following aspects for accreditation of degree programs in the computing related subjects: