The basic aim of HED is not only to cater the educational needs of the target population i.e. the students, but also broaden their vision and mental horizon in order to equip them to deal better with the academic and economic challenges of the modern world.

The realization of the higher education department’s vision of “enlightened and prospering Punjab by reinforcing knowledge economy” rests on the shift from access to quality, and for realization of this vision the department has outlined following objectives:

Improve Quality of Higher Education

  • Increase number of skilled faculty
  • Enhance quality of assessment system
  • Increase market relevance of higher education programs

Expand Access

  • Increase in number of students  enrolled at college/university level

Enhance Equity

  • Create opportunities for all income groups, social classes and genders
  • Introduce a financial aid (loan) scheme in HEIs
  • Increase number of need-based scholarships
  • Create special opportunities for remote areas

Strengthen Governance and Management

  • Raise students’ commitment to higher education
  • To Improve Infrastructure and Resource Provision