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MohammadAliJinnahUniversity

IslamabadCampus

M.A.J.U.

PhD Comprehensive Examination


Successful completion of PhD Comprehensive Examination (Doctorate Qualifying Examination, DQE) is one of the requirements for the PhD degree. The examination will consist of two papers, one is a compulsory (core) paper and the second one is specialization and elective paper. The compulsory paper of 100 marks will consist of the core subjects (as approved by the respective department). The maximum duration of the core paper will be four hours. The elective and specialization paper of 200 marks will have two sections of 100 marks each. One section will be from the specialization area in which student is doing PhD. The other section of 100 marks will be from the list of electives. The student has an option to attempt 100 marks questions from the any sub-area or combination of the subareas of the electives. The passing marks will be at least 60% in total, i.e., 180 marks from both the papers in total. Following is the department-wise syllabus.

Department of Computer Science


1. Core Areas / Subject The compulsory paper will consist of three parts of 33 marks each. Each part completely covers one core subject. The maximum duration of the complete paper will be four hours, equally distributed among all the subjects. Following are the three core subjects: a. CS 5213 Software Architecture b. CS 5113 Theory of Computation c. CS 5223 Advanced Analysis of Algorithms 2. Elective / Specialization Areas This paper may consist of following parts of 100 marks each. The student has to attempt 100 marks from his/her area of specialization. The remaining 100 marks may be attempted from anywhere. Each part may consist of 10 questions of 10 marks each. The maximum duration of the paper will be four hours. Each part is organized in such a way that it can be solved in two hour. The marks and time is evenly distributed to all the questions. a. Computer Communication & Networks i. Advanced Computer Networks ii. Mobile & Wireless Networks b. Distributed & Semantic Computing PhDComprehensiveExaminationGuideLines Page1

i. Semantic Computing ii. Ontology Engineering c. Software Engineering i. Requirements Engineering ii. Software Quality Assurance & Testing d. Databases, Data Warehousing and Mining i. Distributed Databases ii. Data mining

Department of Electronic Engineering


1. Core Areas / Subject The compulsory paper will consist of two parts of 50 marks each. Each part completely covers one core subject. The maximum duration of each part will be two hours and the duration of the complete paper will be four hours. Following are the two core subjects: a. EE 5413 Stochastic Processes b. EE5813 Linear Systems Theory 2. Elective / Specialization Areas This paper may consist of following parts of 100 marks each. The student has to attempt 100 marks from his/her area of specialization. The remaining 100 marks may be attempted from anywhere. Each part may consist of 10 questions of 10 marks each. The maximum duration of the paper will be four hours. Each part is organized in such a way that it can be solved in maximum two hours. The marks and time is evenly distributed to all the questions. a. Communication i. EE5713 Advanced Digital Communication ii. EE6733 Cellular & Mobile Communication b. Networking i. EE6783 Advanced Computer Networks ii. EE6763 Mobile & Wireless Networks c. Signal Processing i. EE5613 Digital Image Processing ii. EE5623 Advanced Digital Signal Processing PhDComprehensiveExaminationGuideLines Page2

d. Control System i. EE5843 Control System Design ii. EE5823 Non Linear Control System e. Microwave Engineering i. EE5513 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory ii. EE 6523 Advanced Antenna Theory & Design

Department of Bioinformatics
1. Core Areas / Subject The compulsory paper will consist of three parts of 33 marks each. Each part completely covers one core subject. The maximum duration of the complete paper will be four hours. Following are the three core subjects / parts: a. CS 5213 Advanced Molecular Biology b. CS 5113 Advanced Bioinformatics c. CS 5223 Advanced Analysis of Algorithms 2. Elective / Specialization Areas This paper may consist of following parts of 100 marks each. The student has to attempt 100 marks from his/her area of specialization. The remaining 100 marks may be attempted from anywhere. Each part may consist of 10 questions of 10 marks each. The maximum duration of the paper will be four hours. Each part is organized in such a way that it can be solved in maximum two hours. The marks and time is evenly distributed to all the questions. a. BI 5123 Macromolecular Structure Synthesis and Regulation b. BI 4633 Functional Genomics c. BI 5713 Applied Biotechnology

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Department of Management Sciences


1. Core Areas / Subject The compulsory paper will consist of two parts of 50 marks each. Each part completely covers one core subject. The Maximum duration of the paper will be four hours. Following are the two core subjects for this paper. The contents of these courses and further guidelines will be provided by the Department. a. Economic Analysis b. Advance Quantitative Techniques 2. Specialization Areas There are three specialization areas, including Finance, Human Resource Management and Marketing, and the subjects covered will be, as follows. a. Finance i. Corporate Finance ii. Issues in Financial Reporting iii. Portfolio Management iv. Financial Risk Management v. Behavioral Finance vi. Public Finance in decision Making vii. Financial Economics b. Human Resource Management i. Staffing and Performance Management ii. Conflict and Negotiation Management iii. Salary and Compensation management iv. Decision Making And Job Satisfaction v. Training and Development vi. HRM in Public Sector vii. Strategic HRM c. Marketing i. Brand Management ii. International Marketing PhDComprehensiveExaminationGuideLines Page4

iii. Product and Price strategy iv. Entrepreneurial Marketing v. Product Development vi. Service marketing vii. Advertisement and promotion

3. Elective Subjects / Areas Elective subjects will carry 100 marks, and will cover the following subjects. a. Corporate Governance b. Advance Research Methods c. Creating Effective Organization d. Readings in Management e. Change Management

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