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PU ISCS organizes seminar
PU ISCS organizes seminar

LAHORE: (Tuesday, April 12, 2022): Punjab University Institute of Social & Cultural Studies (ISCS)’s Department of Public Health in collaboration with the National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC), Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad has organized a Quality Assurance and Accreditation Awareness Seminar for its BS Nutrition & Dietetics in its auditorium. The purpose of the seminar was to aware the students about the importance of quality assurance in academic disciplines and the role of NAEAC in the accreditation of concerning degree programs. NAEAC Chairperson Prof Dr Ishtiaq A. Rajwana was the guest speaker at the seminar while ISCS Director Prof Dr Rubeena Zakar, faculty Members and a large number of students attended the event. Prof Zakar in her introductory remarks explained different programs offered at the institute including the Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Professor Dr Rubeena presented an introduction to BS-Nutrition & Dietetics program, along with other programs offered at the institute. She also highlighted the significance of nutrition and dietetics for the prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Dr Ishtiaq A. Rajwana gave a comprehensive presentation about the history, aims and core function of the NAEAC and explain the standards and procedures of the accreditation process. He also explained various steps for accreditation, grading criteria and the important benchmarks to earn the W category in the program evaluation. The participants of the seminar also contributed through their insightful questions that added more knowledge about the importance of quality assurance in academic excellence and future aspects of the degree accreditation process. The seminar was concluded with a note of thanks by the ISCS director.