Higher Education Commission (HEC) has approved the new policy regarding admission in PhD after BS Degree. Students were allowed to get admission in PhD directly after the completion of BS study. In addition to the relevant subject, PhD can be done in any other subject, students will have to study extra hours in BS, the new policy will be applicable from 1st January, 2021.
HEC New Policy 2021 For Admission in PhD
According to media reports, in the light of the new policy issued by HEC for admission in PhD, it will now be possible to get admission in PhD directly after BS. PhDs will be allowed, but academic committees of universities will decide on students’ eligibility for PhDs and teaching additional subjects.
It has been informed that in this regard, the universities running PhD program before November 2013 will have to submit the report to HEC by December 31, 2020, while the universities running PhD program after November 2013 will have to submit the report from December 31. First, it is mandatory to obtain NOC if you dont get NOC then it will be not certified.
HEC New Policy For PHD 2021 Notification [Updated On: 21-01-2021]
Higher Education Commission has issued the notification on 19th January, 2021 regarding HEC new policy for PhD 2021.
In pursuance of the approval of the Commission in its 38th meeting held On November 27-28, 2020, the ‘HEC Policy on PhD Degree Programs‘ is hereby notified for implementation by all the higher education institutions in the country. The revised policy aims at raising the quality of PhD programs.
Core principles and purposes Of the revised policy are set out in the Section-I. Keeping in view the currently enrolled students in PhD programs. a number Of provisions Of the revised policy have not been made retrospectively applicable, and several Of the new initiatives are applicable only to new entrants to PhD programs.
Annex 1.8 of the revised policy specifies timelines of applicability of different provisions to currently enrolled students, in accordance with which, the revised policy shall supersede all previous PhD policies and notifications.