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BUITEMS

Academic Rules
For
Graduate Programs
Balochistan University of Information Technology
Engineering & Management Sciences

Academic Rules for Graduate Programs

Quality & Excellence in Education

Our Vision
To be among the leading universities of the world -accessible to all, imparting
quality education and promoting cutting edge research.

Academic Rules for Graduate Programs

Mission Statement

At BUITEMS, we are committed to providing quality education with focus on


research and to equip students with the art of living as productive members of
society, contributing to the socio-economic uplift of Pakistan in general, and
Balochistan in particular.

Our Goals
X

To provide outstanding academic programs that further strengthen our


performance, pre-eminence and efficiency.

To provide an excellent teaching and learning environment to students to reach


a level that matches the atmosphere prevailing at best universities in the world.

To raise revenues from partnerships, research grants and technology transfer


while strengthening our ability to more effectively invest and allocate resources
for education.

Our Core Values


Accountability:

We are committed stewards of the loyalty and goodwill of


our alumni and friends of the human, fiscal and physical
resources entrusted to us.

Diversity :

We recognize that diversity leads to excellence, enhancing


our teaching, scholar and service as well as our ability to
respect and interact with people.

Integrity :

We practice honesty, truth and integrity in all that we do.

Respect:

We treat each other with civility, dignity and respect.

Social
responsibility:

We contribute to intellectual cultural, spiritual and economic


well-being of the society.

Academic Rules for Graduate Programs

Academic Rules for


Graduate Programs

Academic Rules for Graduate Programs

List of Contents

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6.

Admissions
Promotion & Probationary Period
Deferment of a Semester
Course Limit
Credit Hours
Examinations
6.1
Departmental Committee
6.2
University Examination Committee
6.3
Faculty Examination Committee
6.4
Evaluation
6.5
Evaluation for Courses
6.6
Marks, Grade Points, Letter Grades

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Award of Degree
Repetition of Courses for the improvement of Grades
Course Files
Migration / Credit Transfer Policy
Fee Refund Policy
Disciplinary Rules
Higher Degree Program Structure (PhD)
13.1 Direct Admission to PhD

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13.1.1
13.1.2
13.1.3
13.1.4
13.1.5
13.1.6

13.2

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MS leading to PhD

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13.2.1
13.2.2
13.2.3
13.2.4
13.2.5
13.2.6
13.2.7

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Course Work Part-I


Course Work Part-II
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE)
Thesis/ Dissertation
Publications
Award of degree
Flow Charts

Higher Degree Program Structure (MS)


14.1
14.1

Course Work Part-I


Course Work Part-II
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE)
Thesis/ Dissertation
Publications
Award of degree

The Program
Flow Chart

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Preface
BUITEMS stands for quality and excellence in education and carries out
business in a manner consistent with standards and quality parameters set by its
statutory bodies. Documentation of academic rules for graduate programs is an

These rules are designed for students of graduate programs offered at BUITEMS
after careful process of refinement and scrutiny by seasoned academicians in the
light of academic practices in vogue at reputed institutions of the world and
guidelines provided by Higher Education Commission Islamabad. Rules given in
this document are approved by higher authorities on recommendation by boards
of studies of various departments.
These rules cover all aspects of academic life of students of graduate programs
and are presented in this booklet for ready reference of students, teachers and
other stakeholders. Students of MS, MS leading to PhD and students admitted in
direct PhD programs of BUITEMS are encouraged to go through these rules
carefully and plan their studies accordingly.

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important step in this direction.

Engr. Ahmed Farooq Bazai


Vice Chancellor

Academic Rules for Graduate Programs


1.

Admissions
1.1

Determination of Admission Merit

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Admission merit would be determined as:


Graduate academic performance
GAT/GRE + interview

50%
30% + 20%

Graduate academic performance shall be determined as follows


In case of M Sc
50% of marks obtained in the terminal degree (M Sc).
In case of 4 year BS where result is in CGPA form
50% of X where X is the upper limit of percentage marks
bracket opposite the CGPA achieved
In case two or more candidates score equal marks and are placed
at the end of the merit list, both / all of them shall be allowed
admission in the relevant program.
1.2

Admission Criteria
1.2.1 Admission to MS

1.2.1.1

The applicants must have completed 16 years


education or equivalent {e.g. BS (4 years),
MSc, MBA after 16 years, etc} in the relevant
field with at least 50% marks or CGPA 2.0
(out of 4).

1.2.1.2

GAT-General conducted by the National


Testing Service with a minimum 50%
cumulative score will be required at the time of
admission to M Phil / M S. GRE (International)
Subject Test with 50 % percentile score or
GAT subject test with 60 % marks will also be
acceptable.

1.2.1.3

A student admitted in MS program may be


allowed to convert to PhD program after the
completion of course work with CGPA 3.00.
GRE (International) Subject Test with 60%
percentile score or GAT subject test with 60 %
marks must be passed before conversion into
Ph.D.

1.2.2.1

The applicants must be MS or equivalent (e.g.


M Phil etc.) i.e. 18 years of education, or 1year Master degree (after 16 years schooling)
with minimum of 30 credit hours (24 credit hour
graduate level courses + 6 credit hours thesis)
and also granted equivalence by the HEC;
awarded by the HEC recognized universities /
DAIs in the relevant field with 1st Division or
equivalent grade or CGPA 3 out of 4.

1.2.2.2

GRE (International) Subject Test with 60%


percentile score or GAT subject test with 60 %
marks must be passed before the admission to
the program is confirmed.

1.2.3 Admission to MS leading to PhD


1.2.3.1

The applicants must have completed 16 years


education or equivalent {e.g. BS (4 years), MSc,
MBA, etc} in the relevant field with at least 50%
marks or CGPA 2.0 (out of 4).

1.2.3.2

GRE (International) Subject Test with 60%


percentile score or GAT subject test with 60 %
marks must be passed before the admission to
the program is confirmed.

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1.2.2 Direct Admission to PhD

1.3

Duration of the Program

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1.3.1 The minimum duration for completion of the MS program is 1


years from the date of enrolment in the MS program. The
maximum duration for the completion of degree shall be 4
years.
1.3.2 The minimum duration for completion of the PhD program is
3 years from the date of enrollment in the PhD program. The
maximum duration for the completion of degree shall be 7
years.
2.

Promotion & Probationary Period


2.1

If a student scores CGPA less than 1.5 at the end of any semester
during the program of studies, the student shall be dropped from
the university rolls (GPA of first semester is CGPA as well).

2.2

Probation
2.2.1 Whenever any students CGPA falls between 1.5 and 2.5 he
/ she shall be placed on the first probation for the next
semester
2.2.2 If the student fails to raise the CGPA to 2.5 or above, he/she
shall be placed on the second (last) probation for the next
semester.
2.2.3 If the student fails to raise CGPA to 2.5 or above in the last
probation, he / she shall be dropped from the university rolls.

2.3

3.

Deferment of a Semester
3.1

The student eligible to continue the study program and having


failed in the course(s) shall repeat the course(s) whenever such
course(s) shall be offered by the Faculty provided the contents of
the study program remain unchanged.

A student shall be allowed to apply for deferment of at the most two


semesters during his / her entire program of studies.

The case for deferment of the program shall be placed before the
Vice Chancellor by the chairperson of the respective department
through the Dean of the Faculty.

3.3

Being allowed a semester deferment by the Vice Chancellor, the


student shall resume the program subject to the commencement of
the relevant semester. A student already registered shall not pay
the registration / admission fee in order to resume the studies.
However, the student has to complete the degree requirements
within maximum duration of the program from the date of his/her
enrolment (excluding the period of semester being deferred).

3.4

A student deferring a semester shall automatically forfeit his/her


claim to the award of gold medal.

Course Limit
The chairperson of the department, with the consent of the advisor
and approval of the Dean, may allow a maximum of 12 credit hour
course work in one semester.

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6.

Credit Hours
5.1

A credit hour means teaching a theory course for 50-60 minutes


each week throughout the semester.

5.2

One credit hour in laboratory or experimental work would require


lab contact of at least two hours per week throughout the semester

5.3

A course with 3 credit hours for theory and one credit hour for
laboratory work will be denoted as 4 (3-1)

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4.

3.2

Examinations
6.1

Departmental Committee
6.1.1 There shall be a Departmental Committee comprising:
Chairperson of the department
Two senior most faculty members
6.1.2 The committee will address the grievances of the students
about any course instructor or award of grade or for any
other academic issue.
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6.1.3 Appellate authority will be the Dean of the Faculty

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6.1.4 Grievance on Grade

6.2

6.1.4.1

A student must approach the chairperson of


the department about a grievance on grade
within 5 days of the receipt of the grade.

6.1.4.2

The chairperson of the department shall


forward the grade grievance to the
Departmental Committee

6.1.4.3

It will be binding on the part of the committee to


hear both sides (student and instructor), and
give the final decision within 5 days or before
the start of the date of registration for the new
semester whichever comes earlier.

University Examination Committee


6.2.1 Constitution of the Committee
There shall be a University Examination Committee
comprising:
Pro Vice Chancellor (Chairperson)
Registrar / his nominee
Deans of faculties
Controller of Examinations
The Controller of Examinations will be the secretary of the
University Examination Committee.
6.2.2 Functions of the University Examination Committee
The committee shall
6.2.2.1
Have the mandate to permit and notify all the
cases / requests of special examinations after
scrutiny of the evidence.
6.2.2.2

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Finalize the unfair means cases reported by


examination committees of faculties

6.3

6.2.2.3

Monitor the mid and final


examinations held by the faculties.

semester

6.2.2.4

Any other related issue referred by the Vice


Chancellor

Faculty Examination Committee


6.3.1 Constitution of the Committee

Dean of Faculty

Chairpersons of Departments

One senior most faculty member

The teacher concerned may be co-opted in case of


complaint of a student.

6.3.2 Functions of the Committee

6.4

6.3.2.1

Ensuring content coverage of courses by


comparing tests with the course outlines and
work plan provided by the teacher.

6.3.2.2

Monitoring of classroom activities as given in


the course outline.

6.3.2.3

Examination of all problems regarding


uniformity before the declaration of results.

6.3.2.4

Referring the special examination cases and


the unfair means cases reported during mid
semester and final semester examinations to
the University Examination Committee.

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There shall be a Faculty Examination Committee comprising

Evaluation
There shall be a perpetual evaluation system of the students
performance. In addition to home assignments, term papers,
quizzes and class presentations, the following examinations in each
course shall be held during the semester:

Mid Semester Examination

Final Semester Examination.


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6.4.1 The Mid Semester Examination shall be held by the end of


the 8th week of class work for each course from the
commencement of the semester. The final semester
examination shall be held at the end of the semester.
6.4.2 The duration of the examinations: Mid Semester Examination
Final Semester Examination
6.5

at least one hour.


two to three hours

Evaluation for Courses

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6.5.1 The Evaluation Scheme for Theory courses 3(3-0)

Mid Semester Examination

25%

Final Semester Examination

50%

Quizzes, Assignments, Reports,

25%

Project, Term Papers, Case Study,


Class Presentation, Group Work etc
6.5.2 The Evaluation scheme for Lab courses 1(0-1)
Each laboratory course will be of 1 credit hour and will have
its own course code.
6.6

Marks, Grade Points, Letter Grades


6.6.1 Letter grades are used only for individual courses and not for
semester GPA or CGPA. Grade points for each letter grade
are given below.

Mark Range

Grade Point

Grade

85 and above
80-84

4.00
3.70

A
A-

75-79

3.30

B+

70-74
65-69

3.00
2.70

B
B-

61-64

2.30

58-60
00-57

2.00
0.00

D
F

*fraction in marks is to be rounded as a whole number.


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6.6.2 The percentage of marks or values of grades other than


grade points shall not be reported on the transcripts whether
they are relative grades or absolute grades.

6.6.4 Mid-semester and final semester answer books of each


student should be shown to him / her after marking
6.6.5 Re-evaluation of answer books is not allowed after
declaration of result; however, in such cases, a student may
apply for recounting of marks.
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8.

Award of Degree
7.1

On successful completion of the examination, the controller of


examinations of the University shall compile the final results of the
study program and declare the results indicating the marks and
grades obtained by the students.

7.2

The University shall confer the degrees upon the successful


students.

7.3

Degree will not be awarded to a student whose CGPA is less than 2.5.

7.4

A student can repeat courses with C and D grades as and when


offered.

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6.6.3 The course instructor, on his /her own accord or in


consultation with the Dean / chairperson of department of
the concerned faculty / department, may decide to use
curving for award of letter grades instead of using fixed
percentages tabulated above.

Repetition of Courses for the improvement of Grades


8.1

In case a student repeats the course, the improved grade for CGPA
calculation will be substituted for the old grade in the official
records.

8.2

Only one chance to repeat a course for the purpose of


improvement for the entire degree program shall be allowed.

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8.3

Students have to register for the courses being repeated, within 10


days from the date of commencement of the semester.

8.4

The result of failed course(s) will be reflected in the transcript of


respective semester(s) and in the subsequent semester(s) during
which the failed course(s) was (were) passed.

Course Files
Maintenance of course files is compulsory for the teachers. It will have a
complete record of all academic activities during the semester. The course
file will contain:
Description of courses
Course coding
Weekly teaching schedule
Dates of mid-semester examination
Grading policy identifying each activity, such as home work,
quizzes, mid-semester examination, final semester examination,
term paper
Record of each home work assignment evaluation
Copy of each quiz given
Copy of mid-semester examination
Grading sheets of the course detailing statistical data on the grade
obtained by the students.
Difficulties/problems faced during classroom/course delivery

10.

Migration / Credit Transfer Policy


10.1

A migration committee shall be constituted by the Vice Chancellor


to deal with the migration cases/ credit hour transfer cases.

10.2

Criteria for evaluation will be transparent and will be strictly


followed.

10.3

Migration / credit transfers from BUITEMS to some other University


or vice versa shall be allowed after completion of the prescribed
codal formalities. Migrations/transfers to and from the Higher
Education Commission recognized universities / institutions (both
public and private) shall be considered.

10.4

The student concerned shall obtain the migration certificate within


15 days after submission of the application for migration.

10.5

Migration processing fee shall be charged. The following


documents shall be attached by the candidate with the application
for obtaining Migration Certificate:

13.5.2
10.6

Attested copy of degree/result card of last examination


taken.
Bank Challan showing the deposit of fee.

Students seeking duplicate migration certificate from one university


to another university shall be allowed such certificate on
submission of an application supported by:

13.6.1

13.6.2
13.6.3

An affidavit by the student, duly attested by Magistrate,


revealing that the original Migration Certificate issued by the
university had been lost and was not used for any other
purpose.
A cutting of daily newspaper in which the report regarding
loss of Migration Certificate was published.
A certificate to the effect that the applicant had not been
registered at the university for which Migration Certificate
was issued.

10.7

A student who fails in the university examination and wants


migration / credit transfer to another university shall be issued
Migration Certificate on production of the original Result Card.

10.8

Once the Migration Certificate is issued, it can be cancelled and


admission restored within 3 weeks from the date of issuance of
migration certificate. Such a student will have to provide a
certificate from the respective Registrar that he/she had not been
registered at that university for which the Migration Certificate was
issued.

10.9

No Migration / Credit Transfer Certificate shall be issued to a


student who had been debarred from appearing in the university
examination or expelled from university / affiliated institute / college
for misconduct till such time as the period of punishment lasts.

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10.10 A regular student of the university / affiliated institute who desires


migration to another university shall be issued Migration Certificate
on the production of the Clearance Certificate.
10.11 If any question arises to the interpretation of any of the provisions
of these rules, it shall be placed before the Vice Chancellor whose
decision thereon shall be final and binding.

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10.12 No credit hour of a course will be transferred if the grade is less


than B.

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10.13 University may enroll students (if they fulfill the criteria) for any
course(s) and issue a transcript for the courses done. Fee for each
course shall be charged.
10.14 Requirement for awarding of degrees (Transfer of Credit Hours
Cases):
A student must have a proper admission in the graduate program of
the university, and should earn minimum of 50% of total credit
hours of BUITEMS graduate program from BUITEMS.
10.15 Only those students shall be allowed migrations who fulfill the
minimum criteria for admission to the relevant course.

11.

Fee Refund Policy


11.1

The admission and registration fee deposited shall not be


refunded to a student in any case.

11.2

Security fee shall be refundable provided nothing is outstanding


against the student and the relevant quarters, i.e. the office of
Department Chair, Lab, Library, Student Affairs Office, Hostel,
State Bank Library and Accounts section, provide their clearance
certificate.

11.3

Prospectus charges and the application processing fee shall not


be refunded.

11.4

If any student requests for cancellation of his/her admission within


15 days from the date of commencement of classes, he will be
entitled for full refund of tuition, laboratory, examination and library
fees.

Disciplinary Rules
12.1

The following shall constitute the acts of indiscipline


12.1.1

Use of indecent or uncivilized language, remarks or


gestures within the varsity premises.

12.1.2

Improper behavior, such as shouting, abusing,


quarreling, fighting and manhandling in the campus.

12.1.3

Carrying, using or threatening to use firearms and


deadly weapons.

12.1.4

Defiance of authority.

12.1.5

Fake representation or giving false information or


willful concealment of the relevant information,
cheating or deceiving.

12.1.6

Inciting or staging a walkout, strike or an unauthorized


procession or forming organization for sake of
indulging in political activities.

12.1.7

Shouting of slogans derogatory to the prestige of the


university or the reputation of its officers or teachers.

12.1.8

Being found under the effect of an intoxicant.

12.1.9

Smoking within the University premises or while in the


university transport.

12.1.10

Action defamatory of and derogatory to religion and


Pakistan.

12.1.11

Use of unfair means in an examination.

12.1.12

Indulgence in activities prejudicial and detrimental to


good order on the campus.

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12.1.13

Unauthorized use of, or damaging universitys


moveable or immovable property or wall chalking.

12.1.14

All such other acts which the Competent


Authority/Discipline Committee may construe as
breach of discipline.

Punishment or penalty for any of the offenses mentioned under


above clauses shall be according to gravity of the case and may be
one or more of the following:
12.2.1

A record in the BOOK OF DISCIPLINE to be


maintained by the Registrars office.
First entry:
Stern Warning
Second entry:
Monetary Fine
Third entry:
Expulsion

12.2.2

Fine as decided by the Discipline Committee.

12.2.3

Expulsion from the class, hostels for a specified


period,

12.2.4

Detention from examination.

12.2.5

Cancellation of examination results or withdrawal of


certificate granted, and

12.2.6

Expulsion or rustication from the university for a


specified period or for good.

12.3

The Department Chairs/ Directors / Provosts shall be responsible


for the maintenance of discipline among the students of their
respective departments subject to the provisions of statutes and
regulations of the university.

12.4

The certificates/ degree/ diplomas and other documents of a


student involved in a case of breach of discipline may be withheld
till the final disposal of the case.

Exceptional cases, not covered by the prescribed rules, shall be


referred to the Syndicate by the Discipline Committee.

12.6

The Syndicate may consider the appeals of the students involved in


the cases of breach of discipline on the recommendation of the
Vice Chancellor.

12.7

Any student found guilty of committing any of the offences cited


above shall automatically disqualify himself or herself from the
award of any honor/ distinction from the university.

Higher Degree Program Structure (PhD)


There are two entry points for PhD program,
a) Direct admission to PhD and
b) Admission to MS leading to PhD
Entry requirements for each of these are given in section 1.9.
13.1

Direct Admission to PhD

13.1.1

Course Work Part-I


The student shall complete up to six Foundation/Remedial
non credit courses if recommended by the Faculty. The
exemption from these courses shall be permitted keeping in
view the previous training of the students and the
requirement of Degree by the competent authority
(Advanced Studies & Research Board).
The student must obtain CGPA>3.0.

13.1.2

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13.

12.5

Course Work Part-II


Each student shall be provisionally assigned a research
supervisor for guidance in selecting courses and research
readings relevant to the research work
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StudentsmustcompleteprescribedcourseworkwithCGPA3.0

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Any student who gets CGPA< 3.0 shall have to improve


CGPA up to 3.0 before Doctoral Qualifying Examination
(DQE).InfailuretoimproveCGPAupto3.0,thecandidate
shall do 6 CH Thesis to qualify for MS degree only.

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Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE)


13.1.3.1

After obtaining provisional transcript from the


office of the Controller of Examination (CoE)
and with the completion of the requirement of
the course work (at least 18 credits with
minimum CGPA 3.0) chairperson of the
Department and Dean of the Faculty shall
announce the result of the research student.

13.1.3.2

The appointment of Supervisor and Co


Supervisor (where needed) shall be proposed
by the Chairperson of the Department and the
Dean of the Faculty and submitted for approval
by Advanced Studies & Research Board
(ASRB).

13.1.3.3

Advanced Studies & Research Board shall


decide the eligibility of the candidate for DQE.

13.1.3.4

The pattern, schedule and conduct of DQE


shall be recommended by a committee
comprising the Research Supervisor, Co
Supervisor (if any), Chairperson of the
Department and Dean of the Faculty.

13.1.3.5

The result of DQE as Qualified/ Not Qualified


shall be placed before the Advanced Studies &
Research Board by the Dean of the faculty for
approval and shall be notified by the Controller
of Examinations.

13.1.3.6

The result shall be confirmed by Advanced


Studies and Research Board.

13.1.3.7

Thesis/ Dissertation
13.1.4.1

The student will select research topic in


consultation with the Faculty. Supervisor
/Research Committee for students will be
announced for initiating the research.
13.1.4.1.1

Supervisor shall approach the


chairperson of the Department for
the constitution of the Research
Committee of the successful
student for the assessment of the
research / synopsis of PhD
thesis.

13.1.4.1.2

The Committee shall include 2


external subject experts along
with
Supervisor
and
Co
Supervisors. The chairperson
shall forward the proposed
committee to Dean of the Faculty
for approval and notification.

13.1.4.2

The Research Committee may also include two


academicians of higher ranks from Partner
Universities any where in the world.

13.1.4.3

The student shall write research proposal and


defend it before the Research Committee. The
Research Committee will recommend the
proposal for approval to Advanced Studies &
Research Board.

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13.1.4

After success in DQE the student shall be


declared as a PhD candidate.

13.1.4.3.1The student shall make presentation


on his research proposal before the
internal members of the research
committee. The report of external
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members of the research committee,


on the proposal, shall be obtained by
mail.

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13.1.4.3.2

13.1.5

13.1.6

After
incorporation
of
the
recommendations of the research
committee, the research proposal
shall be forwarded to the Registrar
(Academics Branch) for approval by
the Advanced Studies and Research
Board.

13.1.4.4

The student shall conduct research under the


guidance of the Supervisor.

13.1.4.5

Pre-Defense (Internal): The student shall


present
and
defend
research
of
thesis/dissertation
before the Research
Committee.

13.1.4.6

Evaluation of Thesis/Dissertation by foreign


faculty: The evaluation of thesis/dissertation
shall be done by two referees anywhere in the
world approved by Advanced Studies and
Research Board.

13.1.4.7

Final Dissertation (Public Defense): The


student
shall
finally
publicly
defend
thesis/dissertation. After successful defense,
the Research/Defense Committee will give
recommendation for the award of degree.

Publications
The scholar is also required to have at least one publication
in HEC approved journals before the award of the PhD
degree.
Award of degree
On the recommendation of the Research/Defense
Committee the student shall be awarded PhD degree.

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MS leading to PhD
13.2.1 Course Work Part-I
The student shall complete up to five Foundation/Remedial
non credit courses if recommended by the Faculty. The
exemption from these courses shall be permitted keeping in
view the previous training of the student and the requirement
of degree by the competent authority (Advanced Studies &
Research Board).
The student must obtain CGPA>3.00.
The student must complete at least 24 CH course work
prescribed by the department for the MS degree with CGPA
3priortotransfertothePhDprogram.
Any student who obtains CGPA < 3.0 shall have to improve
CGPA to3.0.InfailuretoimproveCGPAupto3.0,but
having earned CGPA 2.5, the candidate will do 6 CH
thesis to qualify for MS degree only.
13.2.2 Course Work Part-II
Each student shall be provisionally assigned a research
supervisor for guidance of selecting courses and research
readings relevant to the research work.

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13.2

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StudentsmustcompleteprescribedcourseworkwithCGPA3.0.
Any student who gets CGPA< 3.0 will have to improve
CGPA up to 3.0 before Doctoral Qualifying Examination
(DQE).

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13.2.3 Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE)

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13.2.3.1

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The Board of Studies of the relevant Faculty


shall decide the modulation of Doctoral
Qualifying Examination (DQE). Advanced
Studies & Research Board shall decide the
eligibility of the candidate for DQE.
13.2.3.1.1

After
obtaining
provisional
transcript from the office of the
Controller of Examination (CoE)
and with the completion of the
requirement of the course work
(at least 18 credits with minimum
CGPA 3.0) chairperson of the
Department and Dean of the
Faculty shall announce the result
of the research student.

13.2.3.1.2

The appointment of Supervisor


and Co Supervisor (where
needed) shall be proposed by the
chairperson of the Department
and the Dean of the Faculty and
submitted
for
approval
by
Advanced Studies & Research
Board (ASRB).

13.2.3.1.3

Advanced Studies & Research


Board shall decide the eligibility
of the candidate for DQE.

13.2.3.1.4

The pattern, schedule and


conduct of DQE shall be
recommended by a committee
comprising
the
Research
Supervisor, Co Supervisor (if
any),
Chairperson
of
the
Department and Dean of the
Faculty.

The result of DQE as Qualified/


Not Qualified shall be placed
before the Advanced Studies &
Research Board by the Dean of
the faculty for approval and shall
be notified by the Controller of
Examinations.

13.2.3.1.6

The result shall be confirmed by


Advanced Studies and Research
Board.

13.2.3.1.7

After success in DQE the student


shall be declared PhD candidate.

13.2.4 Thesis/ Dissertation


13.2.4.1

The student shall select research topic in


consultation with the Faculty. Supervisor
/Research Committee for students shall be
announced for initiating the research.
13.2.4.1.1

Supervisor shall approach the


chairperson of the Department for
the constitution of the Research
Committee of the successful
student for the assessment of the
research / synopsis of PhD
thesis.

13.2.4.1.2

The Committee shall include 2


external subject experts along
with
Supervisor
and
Co
Supervisor. The chairperson shall
forward the proposed committee
to Dean of the Faculty for
approval and notification.

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13.2.4.2

The Research Committee may also include two


academicians of higher ranks from Partner
Universities any where in the world.

13.2.4.3

The student will write research proposal


and defend it before the Research
Committee. The Research Committee will
recommend the proposal for approval to
Advanced Studies & Research Board.

13.2.4.3.1

The student shall make presentation on


his research proposal before the internal
members of the research committee.
The report of external members of the
research committee, on the proposal,
shall be obtained by mail.

13.2.4.3.2 After incorporation of the


recommendations of the research
committee, the research proposal shall
be
forwarded
to
the
Registrar
(Academics Branch) for approval by the
Advanced Studies and Research Board.
13.2.4.4

The student will conduct research under the


guidance of the Supervisor.

13.2.4.5

Pre-Defense (Internal): The student will


present
and
defend
research
of
thesis/dissertation
before the Research
Committee.

13.2.4.6

Evaluation of Thesis/Dissertation by foreign


faculty. The evaluation of thesis/dissertation
shall be done by two referees anywhere in the
world approved by Advanced Studies and
Research Board.

Final Dissertation (Public Defense): The


student
shall
finally
publicly
defend
thesis/dissertation. After successful defense,
the Research/Defense Committee will give
recommendation for the award of degree.

13.2.5

Publications
The scholar is also required to have at least one publication
in HEC approved journals before the award of the
PhD degree.

13.2.6

Award of degree
On the recommendation of the Research/Defense
Committee the student shall be awarded PhD degree.

13.2.7

Flow Charts
The details are shown in the following flow chart.

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14.

Higher Degree Program Structure (MS)


Entry requirements / duration for MS program are given in 1.9 and 1.10.

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14.1

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The Program

14.1.1

The student shall complete up to five Foundation/Remedial non


credit courses if recommended by the Faculty. The exemption
from these courses shall be permitted keeping in view the previous
training of the students and the requirement of degree by the
competent authority (Advanced Studies & Research Board).

14.1.2

The student must obtain CGPA> 2.5

14.1.3

After completion of foundation/remedial non-credit courses, the


student shall be declared to be a candidate for MS degree.
14.1.3.1

The student must complete 24 CH Course work


prescribed by the department for the MS degree with
CGPA 2.5.

14.1.3.2
Any student who obtains CGPA < 2.5 shall be given one

chancetoImproveCGPAto2.5.
14.1.3.3 Having obtained CGPA 2.5, the candidate shall do a 6
credit hour thesis to qualify for MS degree.
14.2

Flow Chart
The details are shown in the flow chart.

MS

GAT-General Test
GRE (International)/
GAT subject test

Up to five
Foundation/Remedial
non credit courses

Out of
Program

No

Chance
to
improve

No

CGPA2.5

Yes
Yes

24 credit course work

CGPA2.5
Yes
Six credit thesis

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After 16 years
of education

Yes

Award of MS degree

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