University, Lahore launched its MPhil Programme in 1999. MS/MPhil
Programmes being offered in the following subjects to both male
and female candidates:
Banking & Financial Economics,
Entrepreneurship & SME Management,
Industrial / Organizational
Eligibility Criteria for MS/MPhil
A person having sixteen years of Education or 4-year education (130 credit hours) after HSSC/ALevel/Grade-12/Equivalent, the minimum required marks/grades for
admission in MS/MPhil will be as follows:
Faculty of Science & Technology 2.50/4.00 CGPA or 60% in an
Faculty of Engineering 2.50/4.00 CGPA or 60% in an Annual
Faculty of Arts & Social Science 2.50/4.00 CGPA or 60% in an
Faculty of Languages, Islamic & Oriental Learning 2.00/4.00
CGPA or 50% in Annual Examination.
Candidate must have passed NTS Graduate Assessment Test
(GAT-General) at the time of admission with atleast 50%
Persons working in Government/Semi Government or private
institutions may apply. Such candidates shall have to submit
“No Objection Certificate” from the Head of the Institution
where they are working.
There is no age limit for admission to MS/M.Phil Programme.
A “Notification of Registration” of the candidates approved
for admission in MS/MPhil Programme shall be issued by the
The admission criterion is as under:
The weightage of Marks obtained in:
BA/BSc (Hons.) or MA/MSc
The Weightage of GCU Entry Test 60
The Weightage of Interview 40______
Merit shall be determined on the basis of marks actually scored
out of 200.
NOTE: Only those
candidates will appear for interview who have passed the entry
PhD Degree Programme
PhD Programme is being offered in the
following subjects to male and female candidates:
Eligibility for PhD Admissions
A person holding MS/MPhil/Equivalent
Degree in the relevant discipline is eligible for
admission to PhD Programme if s/he possesses at least
3.00/ 4.00 CGPA (In case s/he has studied in Semester
System) or 1 Division (In case s/he has studied in
Annual System) in his/her MS/MPhil/Equivalent Degree
from an Institution/University recognized in Pakistan.
Research work of minimum of 6 credit
hours in MS/MPhil Programme is mandatory.
A candidate has to qualify a Subject GRE
(International) Local (GAT/GCU) Test whichever is
applicable at the time of admission.
Admission to PhD shall not be open for 'nonsubject'
candidates. However, the criterion of related
subject/field for eligibility shall be determined by the
Academic Committee of the concerned Department.
Persons working in Government/Semi
Government or private institutions may apply. Such
candidates shall have to submit “No Objection
Certificate” from the Head of the Institution where they
A “Notification of Registration” of the
candidate approved for admission to PhD Programme shall
be issued by the Registrar.
Registration and Commencement of PhD Programme
All the applications for admission to PhD
Programme shall be submitted to Deputy Registrar
(Admission). The Registrar shall pass on the
applications to the Chairperson of the concerned
department who shall get the eligibility of the
candidates assessed from the Departmental Academic
Committee and this Committee would also consider the
feasibility of admission taking into consideration the
availability of the supervisors and facilities, etc.
Each candidate for the PhD Programme shall submit a
declaration to the effect:
That s/he has not been registered for the
similar Degree programme elsewhere.
That no direct major work has already
been done by him/her or anybody else on the topic s/he
intends to work on, for PhD Degree.
That the work s/he shall submit for the PhD Degree has
not already been submitted elsewhere and shall not in
future be submitted by him/her for obtaining similar
Degree from any other institution.
Completion of 18 credit hours course
Approval of the Research Synopsis for PhD
thesis by the Departmental Board of Studies and Advanced
Studies and Research Board.
Thesis for PhD Degree
A student will be given three years for completion of
thesis for PhD starting from the date of his/her provisional
admission. An extension of two more years will be given in case
of non-completion or rejection of PhD thesis.
A research paper on the topic of PhD thesis must be accepted
/published in an HEC approved journal before the Viva Voce
MPhil/MS Degree Programme
MS/MPhil Degree Programme is of 2 years' duration, divided
into 4 semesters.
There will be Course Work of at least 24 credit hours in the
first Academic Year, (i.e Semester-I and Semester-II).
There will be Thesis of 12 credit hours during the second
Academic Year (i.e. Semester-III and Semester-IV).
The maximum duration allowed to a student
for the completion of Course Work of MS/MPhil is 2 years
from the date of first admission.
A student of MS/MPhil will be given 1 year
for the completion of Thesis. An extension of 1 more year
may be given in case of non submission, or rejection of
A student has to complete at least 36
credit hours' study, out of which 12 credit hours are of
Thesis, for the completion of the Degree.
He/she has to score 2.50 CGPA at the end
of the Programme for the award of the Degree.
PhD Degree Programme
There shall be Course Work of 18 credit hours followed by a
A student will be given 3 years for the completion of
his/her Thesis for PhD, starting from the date of his/her
provisional admission. An extension of 2 more years will be
given in case of non-completion or rejection of PhD Thesis.
A research paper on the topic of the PhD Thesis must be
accepted/published by a HEC approved journal before the Viva
In order to earn the PhD Degree, the Thesis must contain: