NOTICES 1. Yes, presentation of equivalence certificate of O/A level certificates from IBCC are mandatory for degree attestation from HEC, Islamabad. 2. You may visit on any working day between 8 to 9 am for attestation please. So there in no need to take time slot before visiting HEC, Islamabad for attestation. If one takes time, its good. 3. Authority letter is not acceptable for attestation on behalf of an attestation seekers. However, any blood relative may visit HEC, Islamabad for attestation of documents on behalf of an attestation seeker. 4. It is not mandatory for attestation from HEC, Islamabad that your SSC/HSSC msut be attested from the IBCC but attestation officer may ask for same in case of any doubt. However, according to new SOPs that are going to adopt by HEC, it will be mandatory. 5. If your documents has already been attested after 2009 (Online attestation), these will be just re-verified without any fee please. In case these documents has been attested before 2009, these would be required re attestation as per procedure mentioned in our web site, i.e. www.hec.gov.pk or as mentioned in attachments please. 6. For the attestation of degree, there is no need of provisional certificate presentation to HEC. 7. Yes; you may get your transcripts/DMC/ Result card attested from HEC with in three years after notification of your degree. Please see attachment for further guidance. 8. You may contact on the following addressed for further inquiries please: A. Dr. Tahir Ali Shah (Deputy Director, Equivalence), (email@example.com); Cell# 03335251638; 0519040911 (Off). B. Mr. Shabbir Baig (Deputy Director, Attestation),(firstname.lastname@example.org) Cell# 03028177913; 0519040919 ; 0519040908 (Off). C. Mr. Azizullah Khan (Assistant Director for Courier cases-responsible), email@example.com ; Cell # 03335880601 ; 0519040913 (Off). D. Mr. Syed Asim Shah (Assistant Director for Foreign Equivalence cases), (firstname.lastname@example.org) ; Cell # 03005048892; 0519040912 (Off). E. Mr. Umar Nawaz Kayani (Assistant Director, Accreditation), (email@example.com), Cell # 03335547707; 0519040914 (Off). F. Ms. Amna Qayyum (Assistant Director, Accreditation), (firstname.lastname@example.org), 0519040910 (Off). G. R &I Sections of HEC; Mr. Haji Muhammad Mumtaz Sb. (In charge), (email@example.com); Cell# 03335596700; 03005596700; 05190401419 (Off). H. Mr. Waris Ali Khan, Deputy Manager Operations, Gerry,s, 14-B, Sadiq Plaza, G-9, Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan; Direct: +92512285823; Mobile:+923455090825; Fax:+92512285819 ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.visadropbox.com Procedure of Attestation for Original Degrees awarded by Any HEC recognized Pakistani Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions 1. List of Degree Awarding Pakistani Universities/DAIs is available at http://www.hec.gov.pk/OurInstitutes/Pages/Default.aspx 2. For Foreign Degrees, only equivalence letter is issued that may be get attested from HEC. The application form for equivalence is available at http://des.hec.gov.pk/ 3. Mode of Attestation is either a or b. a) Personal visit to HEC, Sector H-9, Islamabad. Same day service for walk-in applicants. However, it is a whole day activity. OR b) Through a Courier Services. However, attestation through courier may take up to 30 days. i. Attestation only through OCS Courier is acceptable within Pakistan. ii. Attestation only through Gerry’s Courier is acceptable for people living abroad. 4. Details are available at link, i.e., http://www.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/QALI/DegreeAttestationEquivalence/DegreeAttestationServices/Pages/welcome.aspx 5. Following documents must be attached with the duly filled attestation application form available at http://das.hec.gov.pk/ 6. Receipt of payment regarding Attestation Fee (Online Deposition in any HBL Branch/HBL Booth in HEC, attestation cell). Fee is Rs=800/- per original document or Rs=500/- photocopy. 7. Original certificates/degrees from Matric onwards are mandatory. HEC will not attest any degree, if any of the following documents is missing. o Original Matric/O Level certificate. o Original Intermediate/ A Level certificate. o Original Bachelor Degree. o Original Transcripts/Detail Marks Certificate of all the years or Final Composite Certificate showing detail of all the years. o Original higher Degree and DMCs. o Original CNIC. 8. A set of photocopies of certificates & degrees from Matric onwards (for HEC record). 9. Equivalence letter from HEC in case of Bachelor or Master Degree from abroad. 10. Copy of Computerized National Identity Card. 11. In case a degree has not been issued, the Detailed Marks Certificate/Transcript may be attested if: o Verification letter from Controller of Examinations of the concerned university is attached. o The applicant has passed degree program within the three years from date of application. 12. For attestation of “Shahadatul Almiya Fil Uloomm Al Arabia Wal Islamia” awarded by HEC recognized Wafaqs/Madars, attach equivalence from HEC & enter particulars of Middle, Aama, Khasa in the form as well. List of HEC recognized Wafaqs/Madars is available at http://www.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/QALI/DegreeAttestationEquivalence/EquivalenceDegreeIssuance/Pages/SystemandProcedure.aspx. 13. For attestation of “Equivalence letter” issued by HEC, attach original Equivalence letter alongwith attested copies of all documents. 14. For attestation of "CPSP Fellowship/Membership" certificate, first get it verified from the controller of examinations of CPSP & present to HEC. Note: It is better to get reservation of time for attestation while visiting HEC, Islamabad for the attestation. Fill out online application form, available at www.das.gov.pk. Preferably take a print of filled form, before coming to HEC, Islamabad. One may use HEC-attestation lab between 08 am to 11 am for taking print. Dr. Amjad Hussain Khawaja Director (A & A), Higher Education Commission, H-9, Islamabad, Pakistan. Tele: +92 51 90400904 Email: email@example.com Web site: www.hec.gov.pk ATTESTATION AND ACCREDITATION DIVISION HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION ISLAMABAD Functions ATTESTATION OF DEGREES/DIPLOMAS/CERTIFICATES AWARDED BY UNIVERSITIES/DEGREE AWARDING INSTITUTES EQUIVALENCE OF FOREIGN DEGREES/DEENI ASNADS-SHAHADATUL ALMIYA FIL ULOOMAL ARABIA WAL ISLAMIA AWARDED BY RECOGNIZED 5 INDIVIDUAL MADARIS OR 5 WAFAQ/TANZEEM AND RABITUL-MADARIS ESTABLISHMENT OF UNIVERSITIES/ DEGREE AWARDING INSTITUTES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS FOREIGN COLLABORATION. http//www.hec.gov.pk/inside HEC/Division/QALI/DegreeAttestationEquivalence/EquivalenceDegreeIssuance/Default.aspx ATTESTATION 1. GUIDELINES FOR THE ATTESTATION OF EGREE(S) / TRANSCRIPT (S) Personal Visit to HEC, Sector H-9, Islamabad or Through Authorized Courier Services (OCS). b. Same Day Service at HEC, Sector H-9, Islamabad for Walk-in Applicants. a. c. Attestation Through OCS Courier (Within Pakistan only), Please See Instructions at Sr. No. 2.4 d. Attestation Through Gerry’s Courier (All Over World Only), Please See Instructions at Sr. No. 2.5 2. HOW TO GET ATTESTATION OF LOCAL DEGREES/TRANSCRIPTS & DIPLOMAS 2.1 Direct Attestation for Walk in Applicants Visit HEC, Islamabad & follow the steps as mentioned below. a. Fill out online application form, available at www.das.gov.pk (Preferably take a print, before coming to HEC, Islamabad/ One may use HEC-attestation lab between 08 am to 11 am for taking print). I. Get reservation of time for attestation while filling in the online application form. II. Attach all required documents Like: b. Attach original certificates/degrees from Matric onward to highest degrees required to be attested along with their transcripts (i.e. Matric/Intermediate/Batcher/master/PhD etc.). c. Attach one set of photocopies of original certificates/degrees from Matric onward to highest degrees required to be attested along with their transcripts (i.e. Matric/Intermediate/Batcher/master/PhD etc.). d. Attach receipt of payment fee along with application form after getting documents checked from concerned official of HEC at Window 2. e. Attach Equivalence of “HEC” in case of Bachelor or Master Degree, etc from abroad. f. For attestation of “Shahadatul Almiya Fil Uloomm Al Arabia Wal Islamia”, particulars of Middle, Aama, & Khasa must be indicated/entered and attach its equivalence issued by HEC. g. For attestation of “Equivalence letter” issued by HEC, attach original Equivalence letter alongwith attested copies of all documents. h. For the attestation of "CPSP Fellowship/Membership" certificate, get it verified from the controller of examinations of CPSP before submitting to HEC. i. At attestation site of HEC, Islamabad, HBL representative is available for deposition of attestation fee at Window 1. j. Attach equivalence of IBCC in the case of O&A level certificates or certificates from American High School. k. Attach Computerized National Identity Card of Degree Holder and its copy as well. l. In case a degree has not been issued, a verification letter from controller of Examination of the concerned University/DAI would be required to be produced, if Transcripts/DMCs are issued within 3 years from the day of presentation with HEC otherwise will not be attested. m. Attach Computerized National Identity Card of person authorized and its copy as well. n. HEC attests original documents first then photocopies. No request for the attestation of photocopies would be entertained without the attestation of original documents. o. In case of a foreign students studying in Pakistani Universities/DAI I. Attach a copy of NOC for studies in Pakistan either from Government of Pakistan or produced a letter from Embassy in this regard. II. Attach a copy of passport and a valid visa of student concerned. 2.2 Attestation Fee a. For original documents @ Rs=800/- (each) b. For photocopy @ Rs=500/- (each) 2.3 Additional Requirements for Attestation of Ph.D Degree HEC takes six working days for the attestation of PhD Degrees. a. For applicants who have obtained Ph.D degree before 31. 05.2005: i. His/her name should be included in the HEC Ph.D Directory. Click here for PhD Directory. b. For applicants who were registered as Ph.D student before 31.05.2005 but were awarded degree after 31.05.2005. i. Copy of the title page of research article published in HEC approved “X” category journal (“Y” in case of social sciences only). ii. Name of the two foreign evaluators with their e-mail and official addresses who evaluated the thesis as per approval of the University/Institute. This Information is required from the controller of examinations of degree awarding University/Institute iii. His/her name should be included in the HEC Ph.D Directory. Click here for PhD Directory. c. For applicants who were registered as Ph.D students w.e.f 01.06.2005 onwards. i. Copy of transcript (30 credit hours) showing details of course work. ii. Copy of the title page of research article published in HEC approved “X” category journal (“Y” in case of social sciences only). iii. Name of the two foreign evaluators with their e-mail and official addresses who evaluated the thesis as per approval of the University/Institute. This Information is required from the controller of examinations of degree awarding University/Institute iv. His/her name should be included in the HEC Ph.D Directory. Click here for PhD Directory. 2.4 a. b. 2.5 a. b. c. Indirect Attestation of Local Degrees/transcripts Through Courier Services (OCS only for Local) After attestation from HEC, Islamabad, OCS courier services would be responsible for the returned of documents back to the applicants at their specified/given addresses with in a period of one week on following rates. Islamabad @ Rs=155 + GST (for one student attestation) excluding HEC attestation fee as mentioned at 2.2 (a & b). Rest in Pakistan @ Rs=240 + GST (for one student attestation) excluding HEC attestation fee as mentioned at 2.2 (a & b). Indirect Attestation of Local Degrees/Transcripts For International Applicants Through Courier Services (Gerry’s, Islamabad) This facility is only be provided through Gerry’s Islamabad for the international customers who required to get their documents attested from HEC, Islamabad from anywhere in the world and company after attention would be responsible for returning these documents back to the customers anywhere in the world. Applicant will forward his/her documents as mentioned above (2.1) to Gerry’s, Islamabad along with a bank draft (in Pak rupee only) amounting to Rs=2200/- and another bank draft amounting to Rs. mentioned in 2.2 (a & b) as HEC attestation fee both in favor of Gerry’s, International, (Pvt.) Ltd, Islamabad. Applicant can use any service to send his/her documents to Gerry’s, International, (Pvt.) Ltd, Islamabad, Pakistan on following address: In-charge HEC Project, Gerry’s, Q13, Al-Markaz, F7 Markaz, Jinnah Super Market, Islamabad, Pakistan, UAN#+92-51-111-7111-111. International charges by means of Gerry’s Courier Services, Islamabad but not by OCS Courier Services @ Rs=2200/- (for one student attestation) excluding HEC attestation fee as mentioned at 2.2 (a & b). d. Return Courier charges Bank draft US$ 18+12% Fuel Charges+GST/e. Bank Draft for the cost of attestation fee in Pakistani rupees. (According to the number of documents) OR f. Western Union Money Transfer Services: All the amount (HEC + Gerrys charges) can be sent through Western Union Money Transfer services in the name of Mr. Assad Hussain NIC# 61101-8493533-5 at Gerry’s Islamabad-Pakistan. (Please Send the copy of Western Union Receipt along with application form) g. International applicants are advised to ensure that their contact number(s), postal address and valid e-mail are given in the online application form, so that they can be contacted in case of any clarification. You may contact with: Mr. Waris Ali Khan, Deputy Manager Operations, Gerry,s, 14-B, Sadiq Plaza, G-9, Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan Direct: +92512285823; Mobile:+923455090825; Fax:+92512285819; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.visadropbox.com Additional Information Matriculation and Intermediate documents are attested by the IBCC (www.ibcc.edu.pk): Phone No: + 92 (51) 9250452, 9235020 The Addresses of OCS Express Centers: UAN: 111-202-202; URL: www.ocs.com.pk S. No. Zone Express Center Address Telephone No. 1 Abbottabad Khadim Ali Road Shop No 15 at Plaza Shalimar Main Manshera Road ABT 0992-330025 2 Bahawalpur Bahawalpur Shop No.BIII, 2784/4, Outside Fareed Gate, Mohallah Hassanpura, 0333-6399315 Bahawalpur 3 Faisalabad People Colony Premises No,170-B Peoples Colony No,1 Faisalabad. 041-8559093 4 Faisalabad Jhang Ec Shop No,01,Yousaf Shah Road,Oppt.Church,Jhang Saddar. 5 Gujranwala GT Road Shop No.1, Ittehad Plaza, Near General Bus Stand, G.T Road, 055-3847257 Gujranwala 6 Hyderabad Saddar NEAR VITUL LAB. SHOP # 2 REHAN ARCDE SADDAR 022-2729135 BAZAR HYDERABAD 7 Hyderabad Latifabad Opposite Old Passport office unit #7 Latifabad Hyderabad 8 Hyderabad MIRPUR KHAS NEW TOWN NEAR MEHRAN HOTEL POST OFFICE CHOWK, 0233-873708 MIRPUR KHAS 9 Islamabad Aabpara (Ocs Zonal Office)G-6 /1-1Plot 4 Main Shahrah e Suharwarde 051-2821167 Abpara Islamabad 10 Karachi DHA WORLDWIDE HOUSE,C-17 D.H.A PHASE 2 EXT, KORANGI 021- 35384942 ROAD 11 Karachi Tariq Road Shop#4 Ground Floor Zurain Haghts Plot # 685-686-C Block # 2 021-34554066-67 PECHS. 12 Karachi Johar SHOP NO 25 saima classic main rashid minhas oad nera johar more 021-4801782 13 Karachi MC Plot no 13 block-7-8 Maqbolabad Copretive Soceity Mitsubishi 021 - 34538849 Centre, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi 14 Karachi Hyderi FLAT 70SAIFY C H S BLOCK E NORTH NAZIMABAD 15 Karachi Gulshan Churangi HYDER PLAZA SHOP # 27 RASHID MINHAS ROAD 0213-4991941 GULSHAN IQBAL KARACHI BLOCK -5 16 Karachi Uni Plaza Shop # 56 UNI CENTER IICHUNDRIGARH ROAD 0213-2425915 17 Lahore FPR 20- Ferozpur Road Lahore 042-37552811-14 18 Lahore Gulberg Shop at Plot No. 26-E, Main Market, Gulberg, Lahore 042-35710642 19 Lahore Shahdrah Sheryar Tower opp UBL Bank Shahdara Mor Sheikhupura rd LHE 042-37902460 20 Lahore Garden Town Shop NO. 38-UGF, Central Plaza, Garden Town, Lahore 21 Lahore Y Block Shop # 15, Lower Ground Floor, DHA Commercial Plaza, "Y" 042-35741495 Block, DHA Lahore 22 Lahore Shalimar Road Link 23 Lahore Allama town Iqbal 24 Lahore Davis Road hill view arcade shimla hills 5 davis road lahore 042-36303428 25 Larkana Larkana SHOP NO 5 BANK SQURE BUNDAR ROAD LARKANA. 0744-057821 26 Mirpur AJK Mirpur AK Shop # B-2 Anasari Plaza Allama Iqbal Road MAK 058-2744599-4 27 Multan Hassan Parwana Shop No. 76 HASAN PARWANA COLONY MULTAN 061-4541453 28 Muzzarfarabad Muzzafarabad SHOP # 13 B, Shalimar Rd., Mughalpura, Lahore. 047-7651056 022-3817892 021-36670211 042-35850957 042-36852897 hop No. 07, Ground Floor, Reliance Plaza, 14-15, Kashmir Block, 042-37800103 Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore Ground Floor Al Hammad Plaza, old Tanga Stand Bank road ,oppsit 058-22446196 Taj Mahel Hotel 29 Rawalpindi Jhelum 1/A Shopping Center Station Road JLM 0544-720548 30 Nawabshah Masjid Road SHOP NO:4 NEAR SHARJA SHALIMAR COACH STAND 0244-365134 NAWABSHAH 31 Nowshera Nowshera Hakeem Abad Nowshehra 0923-610818 32 Peshawar Uni Road Opposite Custom House University Road PEW 091-5852488 33 Peshawar Timergrah MS Plaza Office#3 main bazzar TMG 0945-823881 34 Peshawar Mingora Shalimar Market GT Road Mingora Swat 0946-712293 35 Quetta Shahbaz Town BANGLOW NO 21 PHASE 3 Shahbaz Town Quetta 081-2863103-5 36 Rahim Yar Khan Rahim Y Khan Shop No. 12/3 & 13/3, Shahi Road, Rahim Yar Khan 068-5877148 37 Rawalpindi Saddar 5/2 HARDING ROAD ,Near Faisal Bank ,Rawalpindi 051-5522582-3 38 Rawalpindi Chandni Chowk CHANDNI CHOWK ALLIED PLAZA Murree road RWP 051-4851071 39 Rawalpindi Wah Cantt Gt Road Near Bearier# 2,Opposite sabzi mandi Nawababad Main G.T Rd 0514-548182 Wah Cantt. 40 Sahiwal Sahiwal 387 shami shaheed road near dhori chowk sahiwal 41 Sargodha Main Office Premises at Ground Floor, Kothi Bearing Khasra No. 187, Kanal 048-3224689 Park, Dist Sargodha 42 Sialkot Paris Road Shop No. 03, Uberoi, Sialkot 052-4587766 43 Sukkur Queens Road 433/2A/1 QUEENS ROAD SKZ 071-5626462 44 Gujrat Gujrat Premises situated in Industrial Area, Opp: to GFC Fan, G.T Road, 0533-512819 Gujrat 040-4460425 EQUIVALENCE DEGREES/DIPLOMAS/ CERTIFICATES Equivalence means to determine the status of a degree/diploma obtained from any foreign chartered University/Institution as comparable to a corresponding degree/diploma obtained from any chartered Pakistani educational Institution/University. This equivalence determines the level of education of an applicant with reference to National Educational System of Pakistan and enables him/her to pursue higher studies and enjoy equal rights & privileges as admissible to any Pakistani having degree from any chartered University/Institution of Pakistan. 2. Following steps has been taken to ensure the genuineness/ authenticity of the foreign degrees/diplomas. a. To determine the status of degrees held from foreign chartered/accredited university/Degree awarding institutions, the Commission consults the following international directories:i. Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education- published by American Council on Higher Education. ii. World List of Universities- published by the UNESCO. iii. International Hand Book of Universities. iv. Commonwealth Universities. v. The Europa World of Learning. vi. World of Learning. vii. World Guide to Higher Education, Comparative Survey of Systems, Degrees and Qualifications. b. In case, University/Institution is not enlisted amongst the list of chartered Universities/Institutions of any country, the Commission consults the concerned Embassies/High Commissions in Pakistan. c. The Commission also gets assistance from official websites of National Bodies of the concerned countries to determine the status of university/institution and its offshore campuses. 2.1 Principal Criteria for Granting Equivalence The recognition/ equivalence of the degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by the accredited/chartered foreign universities is granted in light of general decision of Equivalence Committee of erstwhile UGC/HEC on 20.3.1986. The decision is “Degrees/Diplomas Certificates awarded by accredited Universities may be treated in general as equivalent to corresponding degrees/ diplomas/ certificates from Pakistan.” 3. HOW TO GET EQUIVALENCE OF FOREIGN DEGREES/DIPLOMAS Applications for the Higher Education Commission (HEC) may be addressed to the Director General (A&A), Higher Education Commission, Sector H-9, Islamabad, (Tel: No. + 92-(051) 90400917, 90400913, 90400912, Fax: +92 (051) 90400902. a. The application should be made on the prescribed form E-01 for general and professional degrees. b. The application should be made on form E-02 for Deeni Sanad. c. Applications for equivalence in respect of Secondary School and Higher Secondary School Certificates are dealt with by the InterBoard Committee of Chairmen (Address: Federal Board of Intermediate Education (FBISE), H-8/4, Islamabad (www.ibcc.edu.pk ). 3.1 Equivalence Steps for Walk in applicants a. Fill out online application form available at http://des.hec.gov.pk b. Attach a set of photocopies of all the documents as mentioned in the form at Clause-IV c. Present all the original certificates/degrees along with its transcripts/diploma supplement from Matric onward to the highest degree. d. Documentary proof of completion of study abroad supported by passport, visa, entry/exit for study period. e. Equivalence fee Rs.5000/- (Non-refundable) per degree/diploma. f. At equivalence site of HEC, Islamabad, HBL representative is available for deposition of equivalence fee at Window 1. (Documents required). 3.2 Equivalence through HEC Regional Centers The applicants may also submit their applications through regional centers of HEC located at: a. 55-B/2, Gulberg-III, Lahore b. Liaquat National Library Premises, Behind T.V Station, Stadium Road, Karachi. c. Near Peshawar Text Book Board, Phase-I, Hayatabad, Peshawar. d. Balochistan University of Information Technology & Management Sciences, TAKATTU Campus, Air Port Road, Quetta. (Ph:0812880082) 3.3 Requirement for Final Equivalence Letter As per policy, before getting final equivalence letter, the applicant needs to have an e-mail sent directly from his/her university/ institution to the HEC at “email@example.com” confirming genuineness of degree/diploma. The confirmation can also be sent through sealed envelope/fax directly to the HEC, Islamabad, addressing DG (A&A). 3.4 FEE FOR EQUIVALENCE The Higher Education Commission has prescribed the following rates of fee on equivalence certificates. The amount of fee may be deposited in cash with the Finance Division of the HEC, Islamabad or through bank draft/pay order in favour of DG-Finance, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Fee (in Pak Rupee) Equivalence Certificate 4. Local Degree Foreign Degree a. Bachelors, Bachelor (Hons)/Master (14-16 year) Rs 1500/- Rs 5000/- b. M.Sc (Hons)/M.S/M.Phil. or equivalent Rs 2000/- Rs 5000/- c. Ph.D. or equivalent Rs 2000/- Rs 5000/- d. Fee for duplicate equivalence letter Rs 300/- Rs 300/- HOW TO GET EQUIVALENCE OF DEENI SANAD-SHAHADATUL ALMIYA FIL ULOOMAL ARABIA WAL ISLAMIA As per decision of the equivalence committee of erstwhile UGC, only “Deeni Sanad- Shahadatul Almiya Fil Uloomal Arabia Wal Islamia” awarded by the following 5 recognized Wafaq, Tanzeem, Rabit-ul-Madaris and 5 individual Madaris as equivalent to M.A. Arabic/Islamic studies for the purpose of teaching Arabic and Islamic studies in Colleges and Universities and for purpose of pursuing higher studies in these two fields. (Five located in Lahore, Two in Faisalabad, and one each in Sargodha, Multan & Karachi Districts) The holder of this sand needs to pass/qualify two additional elective subjects other than Arabic and Islamic Studies along with two compulsory subjects of Pakistan Studies and Islamic studies at the B.A. level from any chartered University of Pakistan as pre-requisite for getting employment in fields other than teaching. Provisional equivalence letters are normally issued within one to two days. 4.1 Name of 5 Recognized Wafaq/Tanzeem and Rabit-ul-Madaris a. Tanzeem-ul-Madaris Alhe Sunnat, Jamia Naeemia, Ghari Shaho, Lahore. b. Rabita-ul-Madaris Al Islamia Mansoora Road, Lahore. c. Wafaq-ul-Madaris Shia, Jamia-al-Muntazar, H. Block, Model Town, Lahore d. Wafaq-ul-Madaris Al-Salafia, Hajiabad, Post Code 38600, Faisalabad. e. Wafaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia, Markazi Office Gordon Town, Sher Shah Road, Multan. 4.2 Name of 5 Recognized Individual Madaris a. Jamia Islamia Minhaj-ul-Quran, 366 Model Town, Lahore. b. Jamia Ashrafia, Feroz Pur Road, Lahore. c. Jamia Taleemat-e-Islamia, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad, d. Darul Uloom Mohammadia Ghousia, Bhera Distt. Sargodha. e. Darul Uloom, Korangi Creek, K. Area, Karachi. 5. APPROVED MODE OF STUDY FOR DEENI ASNAD--SHAHADATUL ALMIYA FIL ULOOMAL ARABIA WAL ISLAMIA For recognition, the Sanad holders are required to have passed following courses before award of “Shahadatul Almiya Fil Uloomal Arabia Wal Islamia”. a. b. c. d. e. Middle School Certificate Shahadatul Saniva Aama Shahadatul Saniva Khasa Shahadatul Alia Shahadatul Almiya Total --------------- 8-years of study (Entrance requirement of Sanvia Ama) -------------- 2-year of study. -------------- 2-year of study. -------------- 2-year of study. -------------- 2-year of study. 16-year of study The Shahadatul Saniva Aama & Khasa Asnads are equivalent to Matric and intermediate with certain conditions by inter Board of Committee of Chairman (IBCC), located at Federal Board of Education, Building, H-8/4, Islamabad. The sanad ‘Shahadatul Alia’ awarded by religious institution is not recognized as equivalent to any academic degree. However, this is mandatory for admission into the final sanad “Shahadatul Almiya Fil Uloomal Arabia Wal Islamia” 6. Guidelines for Award of Equivalence Certificate to the ACCA Qualified Members a. b. c. d. 6.1 a. b. The Higher Education Commission has devised the guidelines to award equivalence certificate/letter to ACCA qualified members under the following terms and conditions: HEC will only recognize the membership of ACCA, UK (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK (after completion of professional qualification and other requisites including training and required professional experience) for equivalency. There will be no exemption awarded to the incomplete or part qualification of ACCA. Initial admission in ACCA programme MUST be after having 12 years of education (Intermediate level, A-level or equivalence certificate from IBCC Pakistan) otherwise case will not be entertained. Procedure for Application: Applicant should apply on the HEC prescribed Equivalence form (E-01) available on the HEC website.(http://www.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/QALI/DegreeAttestationEquivalence/EquivalenceDegreeIssuance/Pages/ Default.aspx). The holder of ACCA is required to provide and present the following documents (in original) along with their copies: i. Certificate of ACCA membership. ii. Level completion certificates/transcripts. iii. Registration card/welcome letter. iv. Intermediate level certificate/’A’ level certificate or Equivalency certificate from IBCC Pakistan. v. Matriculation level certificate/’O’ level certificate or Equivalency certificate from IBCC Pakistan. vi. All other supporting documents as mentioned on the equivalence form. vii. The applicant has to pay requisite equivalency fee of Rs. 5000 (non-refundable). 7. REFERENCES a. Government of Pakistan, Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen, (1995). b. IBCC Book of Equivalences of Educational Qualifications in Pakistan, Islamabad. c. Guition, Jean, (1977). From Equivalence of Degree to Evaluation of Competence: Present Procedures and Practices, New Avenues, Paris, UNESCO. d. International Association of Universities, (1970). Methods of Establishing Equivalences between Degree and Disciplines, UNESCO, Paris. e. University Grants Commission (1988). A Guide to the Equivalence of Qualifications in Pakistan, Islamabad.