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Course Description/List:

              A student will be required to take the specific number of courses from the below according to the courses he had taken while studying for the M.Phil degree or as according to the rules laid down by the University from time to time for Ph.D degree programs.


Course Code

Title of Course

   M-501 Advance Seismic Exploration
   M-502 Clastic Sedimentology
   M-503 Carbonates & Evaporites
   M-504 Mineralogy
   M-505 Petrology
   M-506 Mining GeoPhysics
   M-507 Geochemical Methods for Prospecting
   M-508 Gravity & Magnetic Method - I
   M-509 Gravity & Magnetic Method - II
   M-510 Structual Geology and Tectonics
   M-511 Seismic Stratigraphy
   M-512 Advanced Earthquake Seismology
   M-513 Dissertation
   M-514 Modelling in Groundwater Hydrology
   M-515 Groundwater Hydrology - II
   M-516 Groundwater Contamination, Planning and Policy, and Environmental Impact Assessment





          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.

           The application forms can be collected from Manager, Bookbank/Book Shop of the University by paying a fee of Rs.100/-. Those wishing to apply shall have to submit properly filled-in admission application forms to the admission office of the University.

  • 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.


  • In case of incorrect information/concealment of facts, University will have the right to refuse/cancel an admission or expel a student.
  • Copies of the following documents should accompany the application:
  1. Intermediate certificate and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  2. Bachelor's degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  3. Master's degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  4. M.Phil degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  5. Character Certificate from the institution last attended.
  6. Domicile Certificate of the Candidate.
  7. No Objection Certificate (in case of in-service candidate).
  8. I.D. Card of Candidate.
  • Originals must be produced later, when required.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.


  • 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.

                The following Application Forms are not yet operational but in near future you will be able to apply through them.This form should be printed and filled in triplicate and submitted before the due date and according to the procedure laid down by the University for that purpose.

Click ADMISSIONS  for more information about admission procedures


Faculty List:


Dr. Mubarik Ali


Dr.Kh.Azam Ali



Dr. Shahid Nadim Qureshi
Mr. Ghulam Rasul Ghazi
Dr. Ishtiak A. K. Jadoon
Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmad



Mr. M. Gulraiz Akhtar


Mrs. Shaista Mahmood
Miss. Mona Liza
Miss. Shazia
Mr. Naveed


Job Opportunities:

            There is an enormous need for graduates from this field not only in Pakistan but also abroad. Quaid-i-Azam University is the only university in Pakistan offering these courses in Geophysics. Most of the graduates are being employed by the multinational companies in the private sector. The department has produced more than 200 graduates in Geophysics who are working in OGDC, WAPDA, FATA, SDA, Punjmin, Schlumberger, and other various national and international organizations. The demand for these professionals is much higher in Petroleum Exploration Companies, Geo Computing Companies (Software Development in Geophysical applications), Geophysical Data Processing Centres, Gemstones Exploration Companies, Mineral Exploration Companies and many other sectors of industries. The students also have ample opportunities to proceed abroad for further studies and research work.

Click here for Career Guiding Office of Quaid-i- Azam University.


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