The Higher Education Commission has declared Sargodha University as fully prepared for imparting online education. In online education readiness, the university has been ranked at 4thposition in Punjab and 13th position in Pakistan, according to a press release issued by the university. The HEC had conducted a survey to evaluate operational readiness of the universities for online education, including readiness for technology, evaluation, library, laboratory, course, faculty and students. The evaluation criteria gave due consideration to the requirement of quality teaching by faculty and the limitation of internet facilities available to students. Sargodha University was among those universities which switched to online education last March, as soon as the government imposed countrywide lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. The University adopted a multilayered oversight mechanism to ensure quality in online teaching and gave students facing internet connectivity issue the option to freeze spring semester.