Grad Programs

  • MS Program
    • Completion of sixteen years of schooling or 04 year education (130 semester credit hours) after HSSC/F.A./F.Sc/Grad 12 or equivalent shall be required for admission in the MS program.
    • The GAT-General conducted by the National Testing Service with minimum 50% cumulative score or University Admission Test shall be required for admission in the MS Program.
    • One of the following options in compliance with Core, Elective and Specialization courses as defined by the department shall be completed, as MS scholar, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 for award of the MS degree:

      OptionsTotal SCH
      24 SCH course work with 6 SCH Thesis30 SCH
      27 SCH course with 3 SCH project30 SCH
      Course work only30 SCH
    • A maximum allowable course registration in a Spring or in a Fall Semester is 12 course SCH, whereas, it is 6 SCH in Summer a semester.
    • A registered scholar can submit a thesis only if his/her registration in the program is active (registered).
    • Examination shall be arranged within one month of the date of thesis submission.
    • MS thesis shall be examined, in an open defense, by a committee comprising :

      Dean of the Faculty Coordinator
      External examiner Member
      Internal examiner Member
      Supervisor Member
    • There should be an agreement amongst the committee members that the candidate has met the minimum requirement to qualify the thesis and grade shall be awarded as per following:

      External examiner 50%
      Internal examiner 30%
      Supervisor 30%
    • Thesis shall be graded as per the normal university graduate grading policy. If 'F- grade is awarded then scholar can re-submit the thesis after a period of minimum 90 days with fresh registration.
    • A thesis with minor revisions shall be submitted within four weeks from the date of examination failing which it shall be treated as re-submission.
    • A thesis with major revisions or re-submission shall be re-examined.
    • A re-submission shall require fresh registration of credit hours associated with the thesis.
    • If a thesis after submission is found plagiarized having similarity index equal to or greater than 20%, 'F- grade shall be awarded.
    • The date of completion shall be the date of examination of the thesis, if other conditions for the award of degree are fulfilled.
    • A maximum allowable duration, inclusive of semester break, for the MS program shall be 04 years from the date of admission whereas the normal duration is 02 years.
    • A scholar shall register in each semester and an unauthorized absence from the University for two consecutive semesters shall lead to the cancellation of admission.
    • A scholar may repeat a course in which he/she has earned B- or below.
    • A scholar, at the end of program, may get an elective course substituted with another one with the approval of the department.
    • A scholar exceeding the normal duration for what so ever reason shall not be eligible for a medal/award.
    • The program completion shall be prepared and verified by the Department.
    • Controller of Examination shall present the completion cases in a BASR meeting.
    • A scholar-s program completion shall be subject to the approval from the Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR). However, a transcript / provisional certificate indicating program completion may be issued, on the recommendations of the Dean, by the Chairman of the BASR.
    • List of scholars who have completed MS shall be issued over the seal of the Registrar.
    • Three copies of the final thesis along with a CD, containing soft copy of the thesis, shall be submitted to the department.
  • PhD Program
    • For admission into the PhD program a minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00 (in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual System) in MS or Equivalent shall be required.
    • A GAT (subject) test with minimum of 60% marks or GRE (subject) test with 60% percentile or the University Graduate Assessment Test with 60% score shall be required for admission in the PhD program.
    • The PhD program shall have a total of 48 SCH out of which 18 SCH shall be for the course work which shall be qualified, as PhD scholar, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00.
    • A maximum allowable registration in a Spring or in a Fall semester for a PhD scholar shall be 09 SCH, whereas, it is 06 SCH in a Summer semester.
    • A PhD scholar shall register in each semester during his/her studies. If a PhD scholar remains unregistered for two consecutive semesters it shall lead to the cancellation of the admission.
    • After the completion of course work, a PhD scholar is required to qualify the comprehensive examination within a maximum of two attempts to get the PhD candidacy status.
    • A scholar is required to register for comprehensive examination which shall be conducted in the 2nd week of each semester with under mentioned specifications:

      • The subjects and course contents of comprehensive examination shall be defined by the respective department.
      • Cumulative qualifying score for comprehensive examination shall be 60%.
      • Scholars who have registered but did not appear shall be awarded 'F- grade and attempt shall be counted.
      • A withdrawal from comprehensive examination registration shall be communicated in writing by the scholar at least two working days prior to the holding of examination.
    • A Research Synopsis shall be submitted by the PhD candidate at least two semesters prior to the dissertation submission, and the semester in which it is submitted shall be counted.
    • Synopsis shall be examined by a committee comprising of:

      Dean of the Faculty Chairman
      BASR Nominee Member
      One internal examiner Member
      Supervisor Member
    • Synopsis shall be graded as Pass/Fail and in case of 'Fail- grade the candidate may request in writing for another chance.
    • Acceptance/publication of at least one research paper from PhD work in an impact factor journal shall be required.
    • The dissertation may be submitted after the completion of 30 research SCH and with an active registration status at the time of submission.
    • A dissertation shall be cleared for evaluation if its similarity index is less than 20% in total and less than 5% from a single source.
    • The dissertation shall be evaluated by at least two foreign experts from a technologically / academically advanced country.
    • At least five foreign examiners shall be proposed by the Dean in consultation with the Supervisor. Of these five BASR shall approve only three.
    • The PhD dissertation shall have at least two out of three positive foreign evaluations to allow the candidate for final defense.
    • The Dean shall propose the local examiners in consultation with the Supervisor for the approval of the BASR.
    • An open final defense for the PhD dissertation shall be carried out by a committee comprising of:

      Dean of the Faculty Chairman
      Two external examiners Members
      One internal examiner Member
      Supervisor Member
    • On the conclusion of the final defense, the Chairman, in the absence of the candidate and audience, shall invite the examiners for voting on one of the following options:

      • accepted as is;
      • accepted with minor revisions;
      • accepted with major revisions.
    • A dissertation with minor revisions shall be submitted within 04 weeks from the date of examination and shall be accepted with a certificate from the Supervisor that 'the revisions have been incorporated-.
    • A dissertation with major revisions shall be submitted within 12 weeks from the date of examination and shall be accepted with certificates from both external and internal examiners that 'the revisions have been incorporated satisfactorily'.
    • The date of completion shall be the date of examination in case of minor revisions whereas it shall be the date re-submission in case of major revisions.
    • The Chairman shall ensure the communication of examiners comments to the scholar, if any.
    • A maximum allowable duration, inclusive of semester break, for the PhD program shall be 05 years from the date of admission whereas, the normal duration is 03 years.
    • A scholar may repeat a course in which he has earned B- or below.
    • A scholar may get an elective course substituted with another elective course with the approval of the department.
    • The PhD program completion shall be subject to the approval of the BASR. However, a transcript / provisional certificate indicating program completion may be issued, on the recommendations of the Dean, by the Chairman of the BASR.
    • Decisions of BASR in respect of comprehensive exam, synopsis and PhD completion shall be issued over the seal of the Registrar.
    • Three copies of the final thesis along with a CD, containing soft copy of the thesis, shall be submitted to the department.