Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) organized a capacity building session on “Quality Benchmarking in Higher Education Institutions for Academic Excellence” on Friday June 25, 2021. The Resource Person of the session was Dr. Farrukh Idress, Director Quality Enhancement Cell, Rawalpindi Medical University. Dr. Idrees is a Chartered Quality Professional, Quality Management Consultant and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Participants of the session included all Deans, Head of Departments, Quality Assurance Committee members and members from administrative staff.
The session started with Tilawat, after which the worthy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Ahmed was invited to share his thoughts. The Vice Chancellor shared the quality standards being followed at CUT. He also shed light on the importance of Benchmarking in Higher Education. After the talk of worthy Vice Chancellor. The resource person Dr. Farrukh Idress was invited to talk on Quality Benchmarking in Higher Education Institutions for Academic Excellence.
The resource person shared the basic concept of adopting Benchmarking in higher education institutions, with the attendees. He explained different types of Benchmarking and their ole in academic excellence. He also shared his personal experiences of implementing Benchmarking as a head of QEC in various institutions. The participants actively interacted during the session, they showed their interest in the topic.
At the end of the training session, Director QEC, Mr. Fida Hussain was invited to share his thoughts, where he briefed the audience about the initiatives taken by Quality Enhancement Cell and CUST Training Centre regarding capacity building of CUST teaching and administrative staff. He expressed his gratitude for the resource person and appreciated all the respected participants for their interest which they showed during the session.