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UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ADVANCED STUDIES & RESEARCH

Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser

Chairman

Deans of the Faculties
1

Prof. Dr. Ghazala Hafeez Rizwani

Faculty of Pharmacy

2

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Shahzadi

Faculty of Education

3

Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi

Faculty of Management &
Administrative Sciences

4

Prof. Dr. Moonis Ahmar

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Law

5

Prof. Dr. Jalaluddin Ahmed Noori

Faculty of Islamic Studies

6

Prof. Shamim A. Sheikh

Faculty of Science
Faculty of Engineering

7

Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Abbas
Hussain

Faculty of Medicine

Nominees of the Syndicate
1

Prof. Dr. Shaikh Mutahir Ahmed

Department of International Relations

Nominees of the Academic Council
1

Prof. Dr. Majid Mumtaz

Department of Chemistry

2

Prof. Dr. Shakeel Ahmed Khan

Department of Microbiology

3

Prof. Dr. Abid Hasnain

Department of Food Science &
Technology

1

Khan Institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering 2 Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman International Centre for Chemical & Biological Sciences 3 Prof. Dr. Dr.Professor Emeritus 1 Prof. Q. Dr. Moazzam Ali Khan Phone: 99261300-06 Ext: 2233 Direct: 99261344 registrar@uok. Dr.edu. Syed Irtifaq Ali Dr. A. Manzoor Ahmed Department of Philosophy Registrar Prof.pk 2 .

Italy. linkages and collaboration with the world’s top universities in research projects and sandwich/split programs. UK and USA. Germany. Faculty members at University of Karachi are engaged in pursuing research in various disciplines and publishing extensively in journals of international repute. Management & Administrative Sciences. Greece. and other research degree programs.D. and Science. Phil. degrees.D. Law. Bio-Medical & Engineering Sciences. University of Karachi has awarded more than 1200 M. France. is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Pakistan. founded in 1951. digital library and video conferencing facilities in a multi-disciplinary environment. and Ph. Phil. It is committed to uphold its tradition of producing top-quality graduates in cutting-edge areas of Business and Management Sciences. Engineering. China. Technology. 3 . The programs have been developed in view of the emerging needs of industries and research and development organizations.INTRODUCTION University of Karachi. Islamic Studies. These postgraduate programs are offered in 55 teaching Departments and 17 Research Institutes and centers. Ph. During the last five years. The research and teaching programs are supervised by about 400 qualified faculty members. Education. more than 2800 students are enrolled in M. Presently. Sweden. Mexico. The faculty members are actively collaborating in different training and research programs with universities /institutions /centers in countries such as Austria. both in public and private sectors. Poland. Netherlands. University of Karachi provides excellent opportunities to its postgraduate students and faculty members for scholarships. Social and Natural Sciences. Iran. Pharmacy. Medicine. It offers rigorous and vibrant Graduate and Post-graduate degree programs in the faculties of Social Sciences.. University of Karachi offers the graduate and post-graduate students laboratories.

S. Provisional Admission i. /Ph. Phil.M. Applications for provisional admission will be considered on the basis of eligibility. Qualifying the admission test is no guarantee to admission. in addition to 24-credit hour courses prescribed for M. Phil. All the students who qualify the test will be required to appear for an interview to be conducted by the Departmental Research Committee (DRC).P.. M. Final admission list will be prepared by the DRC according to the following formula: a. B. Distribution of interview marks are given in Annex-I. At least sixteen years of studies (Masters degree. Phil. and M. 2. M..B. Pharm. This is mandatory for all the candidates. C.D. B. or equivalent qualification will be required to undertake 15-credit hour courses (300-600 level).D. M.Sc. Pharm. leading to Ph. M.L. c.M. Admission Procedure M.. and other research degree programs. 4 . 3. The marks obtained in the prerequisite degree examination will be given 50% weight. A. D. M.. Phil.V. M. M.S. However.A.. Candidates will be required to appear in the Entrance Test 2015 conducted by the relevant department/center/institute of the University of Karachi.V. 4 years’ B.D... B. 1.. and M. Phil..S. ii. D. D.A. candidates with M. M..I.D.A. Eligibility M. and Ph. leading to Ph.S. The marks secured in the Entrance Test 2015 will be given 30% weight.REQUIREMENT/ PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION TO M.. merit.A. a) The test shall comprise of the following sections: Section-I English and Communication Skills Section-II Subject Knowledge 20% 80% b) Candidates will be required to score at least 40% marks in section-I and 50% marks in section-II separately to be eligible for consideration for provisional admission.) or its equivalent qualification with at least second division in the relevant field. Candidates will be required to submit the following documents along with the Entrance Test Application Form: a) Photocopy of the consolidated transcript/marks certificate of the last degree examination b) Photocopy of Computerized National Identity Card c) Two recent passport size photographs 4.S. The marks obtained in the interview will be given 20% weight. Com. leading to Ph.B. M.S..B.B.B.D. Phil. availability of seats and supervisors. D..S.D. b.

in case. Certificate from the Equivalence Committee. to Masters or the prerequisite exam. name of the Research Supervisor and a copy of the marks certificate issued by the Semester Examination Section duly forwarded by the Supervisor. The Admission & Tuition fee. The student will submit a synopsis along with research topic.(attested by Notary Public/ Oath Commissioner). he / she will be allowed to improve the grade. N. 5 .S. In case a student fails to get the desired CGPA.C. In case of foreign students.C. page 11) All selected candidates will be required to complete 8 courses of 24 credit hours in two semesters. if the candidate is in service or a certificate of non-employment stating that during research no employment shall be undertaken. Islamabad and an attested copy of valid visa and passport.0 or more. the accreditation status of the prerequisite degrees is not clear. Course Work a) b) c) d) e) F.0 or more the student will be required to apply through proper channel for confirmation of admission and approval of research proposal. executed on a stamp paper worth Rs.C. There will be four courses of 3 credit hours each in each semester. Submission of Forms for Provisional Admission Selected candidates for provisional admission will be required to submit the following documents along with the completed admission forms duly signed by the Chairperson/ Director of the Department/Institute/Center and the Dean of Faculty concerned: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) E. Degree holders of other Universities are required to submit Migration Certificate. Two recent passport size photographs duly attested by the Chairperson/Director of the Departments/Institute/ Centers concerned. and a letter of leave for two years from the employer. 20/. Students must clear the course work with CGPA 3. Only one chance for improvement of each course studied will be given in the subsequent year. University of Karachi. Chairperson and Dean concerned. However.O. from the Ministry of Education. bibliography. Candidates are required to attend at least 75% classes of each course. Confirmation of Admission a) b) After passing the course work with CGPA 3. Every student will be required to take at least 4 courses in the parent department. teachers and employees of organizations where research work is done are exempted from leave. N. Attested photocopies of certificates/ degrees from S. An attested photocopy of Computerized National Identity Card. Economic Affairs Division and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.D. Government of Pakistan.O. (Please see fee structure.

b) The admission will be granted on the basis of Test & Interview by the Departmental Research Committee of the concerned Department/Center/Institute for admission in Ph. leading to Ph. D. Evaluation & Award of M.G. verified by the supervisor. a) Maximum of seven years from the date of provisional admission to M. recognized university. Phil. REQUIREMENTS/ PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION A.M.Phil. Eligibility a) M. D. Phil. program. b) All students will be required to complete 18-credit hour courses for Ph. Pharm. program through the entry test. M. and not later than three years of research. Distribution of Interview marks are given in Annexure. leading to Ph.. D.II. Phil. Duration of the Ph. Phil. Ph. degree will be awarded by the BASR subject to positive reports of the supervisor. c) The thesis can be submitted after one year from the date of submission of detailed progress report for conversion in the BASR. Program to Ph. the two external examiners and a successful oral defense of the thesis by the candidate.D. D. or equivalent qualification in the relevant field from an H. Phil. 6 . The M. b) Minimum two years and maximum five years for those admitted directly to Ph.D. L. Degree The thesis will be evaluated by two external examiners (outside Karachi) appointed by the BASR. along with a detailed research progress report.E. The test will be conducted for those who were not admitted to M.S. D.C. Scheme of Study a) M. Phil. M. a student may apply for conversion in the M. b) Conversion from M. a) After one year. Phil. D. leading to Ph. to Ph.. forwarded by the chairperson and the dean concerned.L. The duration of M. D. D. will be minimum two (02) and maximum five (05) years from the date of provisional admission.. Phil.

the student has to publish at least one research paper from the thesis in any HEC recognized/refereed/ international/national journal of repute before submission of Ph. degree will be awarded by the BASR subject to the positive reports of the supervisor.D. degree.D.Phil. d) For Sciences and Pharmacy a research paper relevant to the thesis be published in an HEC recognized ‘Y’ category Research Journal. 7 .. APPOINTMENT OF THE SUPERVISOR Faculty members of University of Karachi/BASR/HEC approved supervisors holding M.D.D. respectively.B.D. b) The thesis will be evaluated by two foreign examiners (from technologically advanced countries) appointed by the BASR. Evaluation and Award of Ph. candidates. Degree a) During the research. C. Ph. degree will be appointed research supervisors of M. D. thesis or a letter of acceptance along with the thesis to BASR. Course Work a) All selected students will be required to complete 18 credit hour courses. the two foreign examiners. and a successful oral defense of the thesis by the candidate. However. Ph. b) Candidates are required to attend at least 75% classes of each course. Phil.. a copy of the published research paper is to be submitted before the award of Ph. c) The Ph.

L. the minimum requirement is 60% marks in each section. b) Students are required to attend at least 75% classes of each course. c) Candidates are required to appear for an interview together with the research proposal prepared in consultation with the supervisor.Ph. D. 8 . b) Successful candidates will be interviewed by the committee. examination 20% b) KU-Entrance Test 60% c) Interview 20% Course Work a) Selected students are required to complete 18 credit hours courses. 2) Final merit list of the candidates will be prepared as follows: a) Marks obtained in L. Qualifying the admission test is no guarantee to admission. (Law) Candidates are required to qualify Entrance Test 2015 consisting of the following: 1) Section I (20%) (i) English and Communication Skills Section II (80%) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Essay Jurisprudence Islamic Jurisprudence Interpretation of Statutes Constitution of Pakistan a) In order to qualify.M.

. 2015 June 16. DISPLAY OF FINAL MERIT LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FOR PROVISIONAL ADMISSION ON WEBSITE. SEMESTER STARTS May 17. 2015 Sunday 1. 2015 to May 8. LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES FOR KU ENTRANCE TEST. 2015 to 20 th April. ISSUANCE & SUBMISSION OF PROVISIONAL ADMISSION FORMS & PAYMENT OF FEE DOCUMENTS ETC. 10. DISPLAY ON WEBSITE AND DEPARTMENTAL NOTICE BOARDS May 5. 2015 9 . 2015 (Sunday) June 16. 9. 2015 7. (Law) 6.D. 2015 July 21. DATE OF ADVERTISEMENT 2. 2015 to June 30.D. Phil. KARACHI UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE TEST FOR M. 2015 4. INTERVIEW OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES AT THEIR RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS/CENTERS/INSTITUTES Date/time will be announced by the respective departments/centres/institutes 8. 2015 5.Admission Schedule 12th April. COLLECTION OF ADMIT CARDS BY THE CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRANCE TEST FROM THE OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED May 6. & Ph. May 22. ISSUANCE & SUBMISSION OF ADMISSION FORMS 13th April. 2015 3. DISPLAY OF LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES OF KU-ENTRANCE TEST ON WEBSITE./Ph.

December 31. 2016 .December 9. 2015 December 10. 2015 November 24. 2016 – July 1. 2016 10 .Academic Calendar First Semester 2015 Teaching Semester Examinations Semester Break July 21. 2016 – April 23.May 26. 2016 April 30. 2015 . 2015 – November 20. 2016 May 27. 2015 . 2015 Second Semester 2015 Teaching Semester Examinations Semester Break January 01.

No. Students 01 Processing/Test Fee 02 Admission Fee 03 Semester Fee (per six month) 04 Departmental Charges (per semester) 05 Thesis Evaluation Fee 06 Examination Fee/ Viva 2500/10000/16000/4000/30000/16225/- FEE STRUCTURE-2015 Science. 01 02 03 04 05 06 Fee for 2015 Processing/Test Fee Admission Fee Semester Fee (per six month) Departmental Charges (per semester) Thesis Evaluation Fee Examination Fee/ Viva 2500/10000/12000/2000/18000/10000/- For Ph.2015 Social Sciences.D. Management & Administrative Sciences For M. Phil.D.No.FEE STRUCTURE . Students 01 Processing/Test Fee 02 Admission Fee 03 Semester Fee (per six month) 04 Departmental Charges (per semester) 05 Thesis Evaluation Fee 06 Examination Fee/ Viva 2500/10000/20000/7000/30000/20000/- 11 . 01 02 03 04 05 06 Fee for 2015 Processing/Test Fee Admission Fee Semester Fee (per six month) Departmental Charges (per semester) Thesis Evaluation Fee Examination Fee/ Viva 2500/10000/15000/4000/20000/10000/- For Ph. Pharmacy. Students S. Islamic Studies & Education For M. Students S. Phil.

D. 01 02 Faculty of Arts (Semester Fee Per Year) Faculty of Science (Semester Fee Per Year) Fee for 2015 9000/10000/17000/26000/18000/- Fee for 2015 US$ 8500/US$ 10000/- 12 . (LAW) S.No.FEE STRUCTURE-2015 Law & Foreign Students Ph.No 01 02 03 04 05 Processing/Test Fee Admission Fee Semester Fee (per six month) Thesis Evaluation Fee Examination Fee/ Viva Foreign Students S.