The Accreditation Councils are to ensure quality of the programs offered at institutional level. There are 9 independent professional councils in Pakistan.
While five councils have been established under HEC. According to the Powers and Functions of the Commission as stated in Ordinance No. LIII of 2002, Para 10, Clause e “the Higher Education Commission may set up national or regional evaluation councils or authorize any existing council or similar body to carry out accreditation of Institutions including their departments, facilities and disciplines by giving them appropriate ratings. The Commission shall help build capacity of existing councils or bodies in order to enhance the reliability of the evaluation carried out by them.
Currently, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Science (Software Engineering) programs are accredited by National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and BSc Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)