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Masters Program    M.phil Program    Ph.D Program

Masters Program:

 

ADMISSION/REGISTRATION :

            The Quaid-i-Azam University shall offer courses leading to the degrees of  Master of Science,  Master of Arts,  Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration in the subject provided in the schedule and introduced from time to time. The minimum duration for completing the Master's degree shall be four semesters. Applications for admission to various courses of study will be invited from all over the Pakistan and admission will be made on the base of merit and regional quota. Foreign students seeking admission to the University shall be required to submit their applications through the Ministry of Education Government of Pakistan.

            An academic year of the University will comprise of two semesters, each of a minimum duration of 16 weeks of teaching. A University department may, with the prior approval of the Academic Council, Arrange courses during Summer vacations.

GENERAL RULES:

  • The course of study for M.A. M.Sc., M.P.A., M.B.A. degree hereinafter referred to as Master's degree shall normally extended over four semesters.
  • A Master's degree will be awarded for passing a minimum of 60 Credits. A course of one credit shall mean one hour of lecture or three hours of Laboratory work per week.
  • Masters degree program in the faculty of natural Sciences will be offered in the following subjects and such other subjects as may be indicated from time to time

Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Electronics
Geophysics
Mathematics
Physics

Statistics

  • Master's degree program in the faculty of Social Sciences will be offered in the following subjects and such other subjects as may be indicated from time to time.

Anthropology
Business Administration
Defense and Strategic Studies
Economics
History
International Relations
Pakistan Studies
Public Administration

Psychology

           
COURSES OF STUDY:

          The courses of study and syllabi for various degrees of University shall be submitted by the respective Board of Studies/Board of Faculties to the Academic Council/Syndicate for approval. Such courses and syllabi shall become effective from the date of approval by the Syndicate or such other date as the Syndicate may determine.

ORGANIZATION OF TEACHING:

  • Teaching in various courses shall be conducted in university departments or constituent / affiliated institutions through lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, demonstrations, practical work in laboratories, field work and other methods of instructions approved by the Academic Council.
  • Teaching in each department/institute shall be conducted by the University teachers or such other persons as may be declared to be teachers by the University.
  • Teaching in each department and institute shall be organized through courses specified for each subject and approval by the relevant authorities mentioned in Courses of Study.

REGISTRATION AND EXAMINATION:

  • At the beginning of each semester, a student shall register in the course(s) being offered by the department on prescribed registration form.
  • A student shall normally be required to register for courses of 15 credits in a semester. However, the department of a Department may also steer all the registration cards to the controller of the examination.
  • A student may change or drop course(s) or convert a credit course into a non-credit course, or viva voice, within 15 days from the date of commencement of a semester on the recommendations of the teacher(s) and the Chairman of the department concerned. The chairman of the department may allow registration change or drop of courses after the due dates subject to the payment of late fee.
  • No registration or change of course(s) shall be allowed after 22 days from the date of commencement of the semester.
  • No drop of course(s) or change of non-credit course, or of a credit course to a non-credit course shall be allowed after 30 days from the date of commencement of the semester.

EXAMINATION:

  • A student shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of sessional test, class assignments or terminal examination, of which 50% marks shall be reserved for sessional tests, class assignments and 50% marks for the terminal examination.
  • The terminal examination will be held at the end of each semester on the dates to be fixed by the controller of examination in consultation the chairman of the departments.
  • A student shall be eligible to appear in the terminal examination provided that:
    • He/She has has been on the rolls f the University during that semester.
    • has registered himself/herself to the courses of study, and
    • has attended, not less than 80% of the lectures/seminars delivered to his her class in each course and 80% of the practicles/laboratory demonstrations prescribed for the respective courses.
    • The chairman of the department concerned may, on the recommendation of the teacher of the course concerned, condole the deficiency in attendance upto 5% of the total lectures, seminars, practicals, and laboratory demonstration.
    • The student falling short of required percentage of attendance of lectures/seminars/practical/laboratory demonstration etc., shall not be allowed to appear in the terminal examination of the concerned course and shall be treated as having failed in that course.
  • A  date-wise record of the attendance of the students shall be maintained by each department.

GRADES PROMOTIONS AND MERITS:

  • The minimum pass marks of each course shall be 50%. Candidate obtaining less than 50% marks in any course shall be deemed to have failed in that course. Less than 50% marks secured by the student in any course shall not be counted towards the aggregate marks.
  • If a student fails to appear in the terminal examination in a course(s) on medical or any other reason, he/she shall be treated as absent and failed.
  • At the end of each semester a student shall be required to pass at least 12 credits for less than 12 credits shall required to pass all the registered credits, if he/she has availed one chance as concession, failing which he/she has cease to be a student of the University.
  • A student repeat the compulsory course(s) in which he/she has failed, as soon as the course(s) are offered next.
  • No student shall be allowed to continue studies beyond SIX semesters under any circumstances.
  • Courses of different credit values shall be weight with different total marks, as under:

 

    Course Credit Value Marks of Sessional Tests/Class Assignment Marks of Terminal Examination Total Marks
    1-Credit 25 25 50
    2-Credit 50 50 100
    3-Credit 75 75 150
    4-Credit 100 100 200

    The total marks for the Master's degree shall, thereof, be 3000. Fractional parts of the marks awarded shall be disregarded.

  • Percentage of marks shall be calculated upon three significant figures. If the second fraction after decimal is 4 or less, it will be ignored. However, if the second fraction is 5 or more Science, Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Administration. A transcript shall also be issued to each candidate showing the marks and grades obtained in each course, also the aggregate marks, percentage and the grade. For students completing the course work in five or six semesters, specific mention of it shall be made in the transcript.
  • The controller of examinations shall issue a certificate of Merit to a student who stands first in the subject on the basis of over all result, provided that the student has obtained 80% marks or more in the aggregate, has not failed in, or repeated any course and has completed the course work in four semesters. The recipient for the award of Certificate of Merit shall also be awarded the Chancellor's Medal.
  • There shall be no re-evaluation of answer books. A student may, on payment of Rs. 100/- per paper, get the answer book re-checked for totaling and for verification that all questions or parts thereof have been fully marked, in the presence of the concerned teacher, the chairman of the department and the controller of examination within one month from the date of declaring of the results. Errors or omissions, if any, shall be rectified.
  • M.Sc. Project/Thesis/Seminar/Research Report and Master Easy which is of 6 credits or more shall be evaluated by an external examiner, the internal Examiner/Supervisor and the chairman of the department concerned. The external examiner will be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor from the approved panel of examiners, on the recommendation of the chairman.

FEE STRUCTURE:

  • REGULAR DUES:
   Admission Fee    Rs. 700/-
   Registration Fee    Rs. 700/-
   Tuition Fee    Rs. 1350 Per Semester
   Library Security (Refundable)    Rs. 1000/-
   Degree in Absentia    Rs. 600/-
   Duplicate of Degree    Rs. 600/-
   Union Fund (Per Semester)    Rs. 050/-
   Magazine (Per semester)    Rs. 005/-
   Identity Card    Rs. 030/-
   Terminal Examination    Rs. 350/-
   Sports Charges/Fee    Rs. 250/- Per Semester
   Transport Charges    Rs. 300/- Per Semester
   Library Charges    Rs. 250/- Per Semester
   Laboratory Charges    Rs. 500/- Per Semester

 

  • SELF-FINANCE DUES:

Tuition Fee Per Semester..........26000/-  PLUS all the above regular charges

 


M.Phil Program:

ADMISSION/REGISTRATION:

          Admissions are opened twice a year for this course normally in January and August.The University shall call for this admission applications through proper media each year. M.Phil program shall be open only to persons selected as Junior Research Assistants by the University.To be eligible for selection as a Junior Research Assistant, a candidate:        

  • Must have good character.
  • Must have obtained 1st division in M.Sc./B.Sc.
  • Should not have obtained 3rd division in B.A./B.Sc. or M.A. /M.Sc.
  • In case of a 3rd division in F.A./F.Sc. the candidate should have obtained 1st division in both B.A./B.Sc. and M.A./M.Sc.

SELECTION OF JUNIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

          Each JRA shall be selected on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from previous academic record and written and oral tests. The allocation of marks for determining merit shall be as follows:-

Academic Record 55 marks
Admissions Test 35 marks
Interview 10 marks
  • Table showing distributions of marks allotted to the academic record shall be as under:
            

    1st Division

    2nd Division

    3rd Division

    M.A./M.Sc. 20

    to be Distributed according to % of marks obtained

    Zero
    B.A./B.Sc. 20 13 Zero
    F.A/F.Sc. 15 10 Zero
  • The selection of each JRA shall be approved by the advanced studies and research board after a candidate has qualified in the written and interview conducted by the Selection Committee of the department concerned.
  • The Selection Committee for each Department shall be constituted by the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the Chairman of the Department.

GENERAL RULES:

  • M.Phil program shall be open only to persons selected as Junior Research Assistants by the University.
  • The requirements for the M.Phil. degree shall normally be completed within four consecutive semesters.
  • The requirements for the M.Phil. degree shall comprise Course work and Dissertation.
  • The course credit shall normally be completed within the first two semesters. The course requirements for each department shall be 24 credits.
  • Dissertation of 26 credits based on research shall normally be completed by the end of the fourth semester.
  • A course of one credit mean one hour of s.
  • The chairman of each department shall forward within seven days of  the commencement of the semester classes all the registration of courses cards to the Controller of Examinations. The JRA can change/drop course(s)within fifteen days from the date of commencement of semester on the recommendations of the teacher and the Chairman of the Department concerned.
  • A JRA must register in at least 50% of the credit courses in the first semester and the remaining credits in the second semester.

COURSES OF STUDY:

    The courses of study and syllabi for the M. Phil degree shall be submitted through the respective Board of Studies and Faculties to the Academic Council and Syndicate for approval. Such courses and syllabi shall become effective from the date of approval by the Academic Council or as may be Prescribed.

ORGANIZATION OF TEACHING:

  • Teaching in various courses for M. Phil shall be conducted in the University Departments or the constituent / affiliated institutions through lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, field work and other methods of instruction as approved by the Academic Council,
  • Teaching shall be conducted by the University teachers or by such other persons who may be allowed by the Vice-Chancellor to teach .
  • Teaching shall be entrusted to a person who possesses a Doctorate unless otherwise permitted by the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  • Teaching shall be organized through courses prescribed by the Academic Council/Syndicate from time to time.

EXAMINATIONS:

  • A JRA shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of periodical Test(s)/Assignment(s) during the semester and Terminal Examination at the end of the semester. Each course shall carry 100 marks of which 50% shall be reserved for class test(s)/Assignment(s) and 50% for the terminal examination.
  • There shall be a written examination for each course at the end of each semester on the dates fixed by the Controller of Examination in consultation with the Chairman/Dean.
  • A JRA shall be allowed to appear in the examination provided that he has been on the roll of the University during that semester, has registered himself for the courses of study and has attended at least 80% of the lectures/laboratory work and completed the course work to the satisfaction of the teacher and the chairman of the department concerned.
  • A JRA who has completed the following requirements shall be eligible for admission to M.Phil final examination: -
    • That has been a JRA on a regular basis in the teaching Department of the University for prescribed period.
    • That he has successfully completed the prescribed courses guided reading and class assignments, including seminars, colloquia and tutorial to the satisfaction of the teacher and the chairman of the department concerned.
    • That he has completed a dissertation on research topic approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  • A JRA who has completed the requirements stated above, shall submit an application in a prescribed form of the Controller of Examination for admission to the final Examination for M.Phil.
  • The Supervisor shall inform the Controller of Examination through the chairman of the department concerned about the date on which the viva-voice examination is to be held. The vice-chancellor shall on the advice of the Supervisor/Chairman, appoint an External Examiner from the panel of Examiners approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  • The examination shall be held on the University campus on such dates as may be notified by the Controller of Examinations in consultation with the Supervisor/Chairman of the department concerned.
  • The viva-voice Examination in defense of the dissertation shall be conducted by the committee consisting of the chairman of the department concerned, Supervisor of the JRA and the External Examiner.

DISSERTATION AND APPOINTMENT OF SUPERVISORS:

  • Each JRA shall work under the supervision of a person appointed for the purposed by the Advanced Studies and Research Board on the recommendations of the Chairman of the Department and the Dean of thtion approved by the Supervisor to the Controller of Examinations before the viva-voice examination. The bound copy will be deposited by the Controller of Examination in the Library of the concerned Department.

GRADES, PROMOTION AND MERITS:

  • The minimum pass marks for each course shall be 50%. Candidate securing 80% marks or shall be placed in Grade ‘A’, those securing 65% or more but less than 80% marks in Grade ‘B’ and those securing 50% or more but less than 65% marks in grade ‘C’.
  • A JRA obtaining less than 50% marks in any course shall be deemed to have failed in that course, and shall have to repeat the same course, if it is compulsory or to repeat the same or take an alternate course if the course in which he failed in option on the advice of the Chairman of the department provided that he has maintained the Cumulative Grade point average of 2.5, Failure shall be shown by letter ‘F’ in the transcript.
  • To continue as a JRA in the second semester, a JRA must have obtained the Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 at the end of the first semester. The GPA will be constructed to be the CGPA of the first semester.
  • To continue as a JRA in the third semester, a JRA must have obtained a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 at the end of the second semester.
  • In addition to a satisfactory progress report in the third semester a JRA must continue to maintain a CGPA of 2.5 on the basis of course work taken up in that semester. If the CGPA is less than 2.5/
  • The supervisor shall submit two progress reports of the JRA to the controller of examination during the forth semester. If both reports are unsatisfactory he/she will cease to be a JRL.
  • A JRA who fails to complete the requirements of the M.Phil degree in the normal period of four semesters will cease to be a JRL.
  • In case a JRA fails to complete the M.Phil requirements within the normal period of four semesters the Advanced Studies and Research Board may allow his/her extension for one semester on the recommendation of the Supervisor duly endorsed by the chairman. Extension for another semester may be allowed by the Advanced Studies and Research Board, provided the supervisor justifies the extension to the satisfaction of the board by indicating the circumstances which lead to non-completion of M.Phil program within five semesters provided that no fellowship or any type of assistantship shall be provided during the extended period of 5th or 6th semester.
  • No extension beyond six semesters will be granted under any circumstances.
  • A JRA obtaining first position shall be awarded a certificate of Merit provided that he/she obtains a CGPA of at least 4.0 points, and has not failed in, or has not repeated any course and has completed the entire requirements for M.Phil degree within four consecutive semesters.
  • A JRA failing ill within one week prior to or during the semester terminal examination may be allowed a make up examination within one week following that particular examination in a particular course. This concession will be however, be available only to a JRA who produces a certificate to the effect that he/she was actually admitted as an in-door patient in any Government Hospital.
  • In case of prolonged a JRA would be allowed to drop course(s) and not considered as having failed in that course(s) provided that he/she produces a certificate to the effect that he/she actually remained in-door patient in any Government Hospital for more than a month during the currency of semester or Terminal examination. The JRA will then be allowed to repeat that course(s) when next offered by the department.
  • The result of a JRA in each course whether passed or failed will indicated on a transcript by letter grade. A separate transcript will however be issued to each JRA showing percentage of marks, grade obtained in each course and cumulative grade point average.

FEE STRUCTURE:

   Admission Fee      Rs. 700/-
   Registration Fee    Rs. 700/
   Tuition Fee    Rs. 2000/- Per Semester
   Entry Fee for Examination    Rs. 1500/-
   Caution Money    Rs. 700/-
   Library Deposits Refundable    Rs. 1000/-
   Identity Card    Rs. 030/-
   Degree in absentia    Rs. 600/-
   Duplicate of degree    Rs. 600/-
   Fee for Re-Examination    Rs. 1500/-
   Lab. Charges    Rs. 500/-
   Terminal Fee    Rs. 350/- Per Semester
   Transport Charges      Rs. 300/- Per Semester
   Magazine    Rs. 500/- Per Semester
   Library Charges    Rs. 250/- Per Semester

 


Ph.D Program:

 

QUALIFICATION FOR REGISTRATION:

          Ph.D program shall be open only to persons holding the following qualifications:

  • An M.Phil degree or its equivalent degree in the relevant subjects from a recognized University.
  • A college/University teacher or a member of the research staff of a research organization who has shown undoubted promise for research and holds M.A./M.Sc. degree, may be recommended by the Admission Committee for admission to Ph.D. program.
  • After Successful completion of two semesters, a student registered for M.Phil degree may be recommended by the Admission Committee to the Advanced Studies and Research Board for transfer to Ph.D. program, provided that the student has completed two semesters in course work, obtaining overall aggregate of 75%. Such transfer shall be effective from the beginning of 3rd semester but the time spent by M. Phil. students (course work) shall be counted towards residence requirement for Ph.D. program.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION, ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION:

The application shall be submitted to the Chairman of the department in which the student wishes to pursue his studies.

  • All applications received in the department shall be scrutinized for eligibility by the Chairman of  the Department in consultation with the Registrar.
  • The applications of eligible candidates shall be considered by the Department admission committee which shall be constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.
  • The admission Committee, when satisfied, shall recommend to the Advanced Studies and Research board, the names of candidates who are found suitable for studies leading to Ph.D. degree.
  • The admission shall be approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  • A "notification of registration" for each candidate approved for admission to Ph.D. course by the Advanced Studies and Research Board shall be issued by the University.
  • Each student so selected shall be required to register within 30 days from the date of issue of the notification of registration, failing which the admission of the selected candidate shall be deemed as cancelled.

PROGRAM OF STUDIES:

  • The period for completion of Ph.D. program shall be counted from the date of registration.
  • The minimum period for completion of Ph.D. program shall be three years whereas the maximum period shall be six years.
  • A Ph.D. student may be required to complete course work of upto 24 credit hours if he does not hold a M.Phil. or equivalent degree.
  • A Ph.D. student shall be required to pass a comprehensive examination (written as well as oral) before the submission of his thesis. If the student does not pass the comprehensive examination in first attempt he may given one more chance on the recommendation of his Supervisor.
  • The registration of Ph.D. Student shall be deemed as cancelled if he does not pass the comprehensive examination even in the second attempt.
  • After passing the comprehensive examination but before the submission of his thesis, a Ph.D. student will give one seminar on topic relevant to his field of research.

APPOINTMENT OF SUPERVISOR:

  • The Advanced Studies and Research Board will appoint a Supervisor (and a Co-supervisor, if necessary) and approve the field of research at the time when the admission of the student to Ph.D. program is approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  • The Advanced Studies and Research Board will approve:
    • The outline of research which the student proposes to undertake for the preparation of thesis.
    • The specific title of the thesis. Both, the research proposal and the title must be submitted by the student to the Advanced Studies and Research Board with in one year after the registration.

BIANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT:

  • The Supervisor of a Ph.D. student shall submit a detailed report by 30th June and 31st December each year on the progress of the student for the consideration of the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  • In case of two consecutive adverse reports, the Advanced Studies and Research Board may cancel the registration of the candidate.

THESIS:

    The thesis submitted by the candidate for Ph.D. degree must comply with the following conditions:

  • It must form a distinct contribution to knowledge and afford evidence of originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical judgement.
  • It must not include research work for which a degree has been conferred on him in this or any other University.
  • It must be written in English and the presentation must be satisfactory for publication.
  • Any part of the thesis which has been published before submission of the thesis may be appended at the end of the thesis.
  • The thesis must be bound in accordance with the following specification.
    • Quarts approximately 10 inches, except for drawing and maps on which no restriction is placed. A margin of 3/2 inches to be left on the left hand side. Bound in standard size form i.e cloth edges un-cut, lettered boldly up back in gold (5/4 inch letters).

EXAMINATION:

  • The candidate must submit seven copies of his completed  thesis along with an application form for the evaluation of his thesis, duly approved by his supervisor and Chairman of the Department concerned.
  • The board of Studies will suggest to the Advanced Studies and Research Board two separate panels of external examiners one for the evaluation of thesis and other for the viva-voice examination.
  • The Advanced Studies and Research Board will consider and approve the panels of examiners.
  • The Vice-Chancellor shall appoint three external examiners from the approved panel, approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board, and the Supervisor for the evaluation of the thesis.
  • The reports of the examiners will be placed before the Advanced Studies and Research Board for consideration.
  • If the thesis is adjudged as adequate by two of the three examiners, the Advanced Studies and Research Board shall allow the candidate to appear in the oral examination (defense of thesis examination).
  • If two of the three examiners find that the thesis is wholly inadequate it may rejected.
  • If any of the examiner suggest modification/revision of the thesis, the candidate will be required to resubmit a revised version of the thesis within one year.
  • The revised version of the thesis shall be approved by the same examiner who suggests modification of the thesis.
  • If any of the examiners find the thesis adequate but suggests minor modification/revision, this may be incorporated without referring again to the examiner.
  • The viva-voice examination will be conducted by the two external examiners appointed by the Vice-Chancellor from the panel approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board, the Supervisor and the Chairman of the department concerned.
  • The Viva-Voice examination shall be open to the public but the evaluation will be done only by the panel of examiners appointed.
  • If the candidate fails to satisfy the examiners in the viva-voice examination they may require the candidate to defend the thesis for the second and final time within a period of Six months.
  • If the candidate passes the viva-voice examination, the degree of Ph.D. under the seal of the University shall be awarded to the successful candidate sfter reports of the examiners for the thesis and oral examination are approved by the Syndicate on the recommended of the Advanced Studies and Research Board.

FEE STRUCTURE:

  Admission Fee    Rs. 700/-
  Tuition Fee    Rs. 2300/- Per Semester
  Entry Fee For Final Examination Final Examination    Rs. 4000/-
  Caution Money (Refundable)    Rs. 700/-
  Library Deposits (Refundable)    Rs. 1200/-
  Identity Card    Rs. 30/-
  Degree in Absentia    Rs. 600/-
  Duplicate of Degree    Rs. 600/-
  Registration Fee    Rs. 700/-
  Library Charges    Rs. 350/-
  Lab Charges    Rs. 1500/- Per Semester
  Transport Charges    Rs. 300/- Per semester

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