The Quality Enhancement Cell was established on 16th May, 2012 at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (DOST) unit-1 building of Mayo Hospital on the directive of the Vice Chancellor, KEMU, Lahore. King Edward Medical University has always endeavored to maintain a high quality in all the departments, both academic as well as administrative. Quality assurance is a process-driven approach with specific steps to define, measure, analyzed, improve and control to attain its goals and the whole process comprises of design, development, execution of services in education and health sectors. The goal is to ensure that excellence is inherent in every component of the process and QEC strives to accelerate the excellence in all areas by applying appropriate steps laid down in Quality Assurance procedures and standards at the right time and condition. According to Prof. Dr W. Edward Demming (The Quality guru) Quality Assurance cycle for continual improvement have the four steps: Plan, Do, Check, and Act ( PDCA) and most of Quality models ISO standards and HEC models for Quality Assurance etc. build upon these four steps.
QEC is the Quality Assurance Unit developed at KEMU to put a focused attention on a Quality Assurance aspect of Higher Education. QEC is being operated by the KEMU for execution of QA policies designed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of HEC with uniformity of pace and standards. This cell is also responsible to develop and implement the measures of Quality Assurance with promise of Quality Enhancement to meet International standards set by the KEMU in QA framework & HEC criteria/standards as well and undertaking various assignments to create awareness, impart training and carry out various tasks for Quality Assurance in teaching and education.