1. Completion of sixteen years of schooling or 04 years education from HEC Recognized University after HSSC/F.A./F.Sc/Grad 12 or equivalent shall be required for admission in the MS program.
  2. 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.
  3. MS scholar should complete Core, Elective and Specialization courses as define by the department with a minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 for the award of MS degree. The total number of credit hours for completion of MS degree is 30.
  4. A maximum allowable course registration in a Spring or in a Fall Semester is 12 SCH, whereas, it is 6 SCH in Summer a semester.
  5. A student can complete MS Degree with any of the following options:
    1. Course work only
    2. Course work + 3 Cr. Hr. Project
    3. Course work + 6 Cr. Hr. Thesis

    The above options are permissible depending on approved courses plans of the respective degree programs and not violating the HEC plans / rules.

  6. A registered scholar can submit a thesis only if his/her registration in the program is active (registered).
  7. Examination shall be arranged within one month of the date of thesis submission.
  8. MS thesis shall be examined, in an open defense, by a committee comprising of:
    1. Dean of the Faculty     –      Coordinator
    2. External examiner      –       Member
    3. Internal examiner       –       Member
    4. Supervisor                    –       Supervisor
  9. 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:
    1. External Examiner     –     30%
    2. Internal examiner       –    30%
    3. Supervisor                    –    40%
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. A thesis with major revisions or re-submission shall be re-examined.
  13. A re-submission shall require fresh registration of credit hours associated with the thesis
  14. A thesis shall be cleared for evaluation if it is not violating the Plagiarism Policy of the HEC.
  15. The date of completion shall be the date of examination of the thesis, if other conditions for the award of degree are fulfilled.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. A scholar may repeat a course in which he/she has earned C or below.
  19. A scholar, at the end of program, may get an elective course substituted with another one with the approval of the department.
  20. A scholar exceeding the normal duration for what so ever reason shall not be eligible for a medal/award.
  21. The program completion shall be prepared and verified by the Department.
  22. Controller of Examination shall present the completion cases in a BASR meeting.
  23. 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.
  24. List of scholars who have completed MS shall be issued over the seal of the Registrar.
  25. Three copies of the final thesis along with a CD, containing soft copy of the thesis, shall be submitted to the department.

Note:

  1. Anything not covered in these rules & regulations or in case of any ambiguity, the decision and interpretation of the University shall be final and binding for
    implementation.
  2. University reserves the right to continue or stop any program at any time.
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