HEC Undergraduate and MPhil/PhD Policy 2023
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has approved for universities and degree colleges across the country, both policies will be effective from the same year 2023 and will be applicable to new admissions. Adopting the undergraduate policy, the features of the two-year associate degree and four-year BS programs have been clarified.
Major changes have been made in the admissions, framework and program structure at undergraduate and MPhil/PhD level, whereby two-year Associate Degree (AD) is now offered in public and private colleges affiliated to universities. . Examination results in the program will be issued on the basis of “CGPA” instead of grade or division.
Students wishing to pursue the four-year BS program must also have a 2.0 CGPA in the AD program for admission to the fifth semester of the university, while the two-year AD program also requires 3 credit hours of internship, similar to the BS program. . has been declared mandatory.
The subject of entrepreneurship is also mandated in general education in all areas of the associate degree and BS programs, while the four-year BS program has 168 credit hours, allowing for dual specialization (double major). has been provided. first time. However, associate degree credit hours are set at 60 to 72 and normal BS program (single major) credit hours at 120 to 144.
In the undergraduate policy, the compulsory general education subjects will be only 30 credit hours and these subjects must be completed in the first 4 semesters in the BS on the associate degree model. As per the approved MPhil/PhD policy with major changes, the passing marks of the test at MPhil level and 70% at PhD level have been increased to 60% if the entrance test is conducted by the respective university itself. Is.
If a student wants to pursue PhD under interdisciplinary eligibility, he/she has to clear the entrance test with 70% marks along with other requirements. In case of outsourced test (GRE/GAT/HAT) 50% marks for entrance test at MPhil level and 60% marks for Ph.D.
The interim approved MPhil/PhD policy has also introduced a new comprehensive written test at the time of thesis submission which was not there earlier, this test will be compulsory for all students who have completed coursework and research work. completes. Practical learning labs (sports, youth clubs and intern internships) have been removed from the approved undergraduate policy and mandated 3 credit hours of internships in Associate Degree and BS programs in the name of field experience.