HEC has identified 155 illegal university campuses all over Pakistan. Higher Education Commission has given instructions to the provincial governments to take necessary action against these illegal universities and their campuses operational in Pakistan.
As per the details revealed out of 155 illegal campuses, 103 are in Punjab, 26 are in Sindh, 11 are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 3 are in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and 2 are in Islamabad.
The sources say that HEC has written a letter to all the respective provincial governments. The letter asks the governments to take action against these institutions that are operating illegally in Pakistan. They are not following the set criteria issued by HEC.
Moreover, provincial governments are told that as the universities are not meeting the defined criteria of HEC thus the students should not take admission in these campuses and institutions.
HEC has continuously posted on its site, social media platforms and advertisements warning all the students not to take admission in universities that are not recognized by HEC.
Recently HEC also imposed a ban on two Karachi universities namely Sindh Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT) and Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (DIHE). Sindh Institute of Mangement and Technology is being managed by a group of educationists and business professionals. Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Also, Ilma University previously known as Institute of Business and Technology has been imposed with a conditional ban.