Introduction

“* Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles.­_ it only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in the examinations by the students ._ “* Patients die at the hands of such doctors. Building collapse at the hands of such engineers. Money is lost at the hands of such economists & accountants. Humanity dies at the hands of such religious scholars Justice is lost at the hands of such judges… *” The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation”*

Source: - Written at the entrance gate of UNISA, South Africa

Higher education is expected to enrich the social norms of communication and interaction such as philosophical thinking and logical reasoning, to promote the sovereignty of its individuals, and to eradicate all kinds of social-class ,ethnic conflicts and gender or religious biases.

 Academic quality is an approach of illustrating how well the learning opportunities available to students help them to achieve their goal. ... It is about certifying that appropriate and effective teaching, support, assessment and learning opportunities are provided for them.

Quality assurance is an ongoing process, comprising of systematic review of educational programmes and processes, and to maintain and improve their quality, equity and efficiency. Quality education is a prerequisite to gain access to knowledge which guarantees a person’s own development and a socially responsible individuals. A viable quality assurance programme, is conducive for learning environment, and enhances the academic and intellectual horizons thus playing its extended role in economic and social development at the national, regional and international levels.

Quality needs intelligent effort and Higher Education Commission and Higher Education Department are keen about quality assurance and enhancement of higher education institutions. To achieve world class standards, and quality assessment Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is established and it operates as per HEC / HED guidelines.