Lateral Entry in 5th Semester of BS Programme (Fall-2020) >> Admission Notice

Applications are invited from Pakistani and Foreign Nationals for admission to Lateral Entry in 5th Semester of BS Programme (Fall Semester-2020) in the following subjects by 31-08-2020. A person holding Bachelor (minimum of fourteen years of education) or its equivalent passed with minimum 50% marks may apply for admission.

Faculty Of Natural Sciences

S.# Programme Subject Eligibility Requirement
1. Computer Science ADP/BSc Computer Science with Mathematics and Physics
2. Chemistry ADP/BSc with Chemistry.
3. Electronics ADP in Electronics or Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics or Information Technology.BSc with Math and Physics.
4. Geophysics ADP/Bachelor Degree with Mathematics and one of the following subject: Earth Sciences or Physics or Computer Sciences or Statistics.
5. Information Technology FSc with Physics and any Bachelor Degree with Mathematics as a major subject. ADP in Information Technology or Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics or Electronics.
6. Mathematics ADP/BA/BSc with Math-A & Math-B Course (Applied and Pure Mathematics) or Math (General) with Physics or Math-B Course. BSc (Hons.3-years) / BS.Ed. (3-years).
7. Physics ADP/BSc with Physics & Mathematics or BSc (Hons.3-years) / BS.Ed. (3-years) with Physics and Mathematics.
8. Statistics ADP/BSc with Mathematics.

Faculty Of Biological Sciences

S.# Programme Subject Eligibility Requirement
1. Biochemistry ADP/BSc with Biochemistry/Chemistry and any other subject of Biological Sciences.
2. Biotechnology ADP/BSc with Botany, Zoology and Chemistry.
3. Botany ADP/BSc with Botany and any other subject of Biological Sciences.
4. Environmental Sciences ADP/BSc with Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Hydrology, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Biochemistry, Physics, Soil Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemical or Civil Engineering.
5. Microbiology ADP/BSc with Botany, Zoology and Chemistry or any other subject of Biological Sciences.
6. Zoology ADP/BSc with Zoology, Botany, Chemistry.

Faculty Of Social Sciences

S.# Programme Subject Eligibility Requirement
1. Archaeology ADP/BA/BSc/B.Com or its equivalent degree.
2. BBA (2-years) ADP/BA/BSc/B.Com or its equivalent degree.
3. Economics BA/BSc/ADP with Economics and Statistics
4. Psychology ADP/BA/BSc or its equivalent degree with Psychology as elective subject.

How to Apply

  • The applicants can apply through Online Application System from the QAU website (, along with a Challan of the Habib Bank Ltd. OR Askari Bank Ltd. (Online Admission Facility will be available up to 31-08-2020 due to special circumstances of COVID-19).
  • The applicants are advised to deposit Rs.2115/- in any branch of Habib Bank Ltd. OR Rs.2100/- in any branch of Askari Bank Ltd. in favour of the Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  • The Bank Challan should be attached with the online Admission Data Summary Sheet along with other scanned requisite documents, otherwise the application will not be entertained.

The applicants are required to scan & attached the following requisite/required documents with Online Application for verification of data and determination of merit:

1. Detailed Marks Certificate of SSC (Matriculation)  OR its equivalent Examination. 01
2. Detailed Marks Certificate of HSSC (Intermediate) OR its equivalent Examination. 01
3 Detailed Marks Certificate of Graduation etc. OR its equivalent Examination. 01
4. Domicile Certificate of the candidate OR of father/mother if the applicant is female and her name is included in it. 01
5. Computerized National Identity Card of the applicant. 01
6. Computerized National Identity Card of the applicant’s Father/Parents/Guardian. 01
7. Character Certificate from the institution last attended. 01
8. Equivalence Certificate and conversion of the grades, into marks from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) for Matric and Intermediate levels and from the HEC for Graduation levels in case of qualifications OR certificates from foreign institutes. 01
9. Disability Certificate issued by the District Assessment Board (for applicants of Disabled Reserved Seats). The disabled persons are required to appear before the Principal Medical Officer of QAU for Medical Check Up at the time of submission of Admission Form. 01
10. Minority Certificate issued by the Principal of last attended institute. An authentic document will have to be produced that the candidate belongs to the Minority Community (for applicants of Minority Reserved Seats) 01
11. Army Personnel Service Card OR Pension Book of Parent  (for applicants of Children of Army Personnel) 01
12. (i). Foreign Citizenship OR Passport for Foreign National and Dual Nationals (having Pakistani and some other nationality) Refugees (status recognized by Govt. of Pakistan) (for Foreigner Reserved Seats) 01
13. Original HBL/Askari Bank Deposit Slip/Proof of online payment of Rs.2100/- (For Admission Processing Charges & Admission Form of QAU) 01
14. Any other supporting/relevant document 01

General Information

A person passed Bachelor examination from a Pakistani Universities or an equivalent from any other recognized University with at least (50% marks or its equivalent grade, shall be eligible for provisional admission to the Lateral Entry in 5th Semester of BS Programmes of study subject to the conditions that: –

  • After selection the student will deposit the fee/dues online in the University Account within the stipulated period/time.
  • After selection and online depositing fee/dues in the University Account.
  • The result awaiting candidates will have to submit an Undertaking as prescribed in the Sr#8 of the ineligibility regulations.
  • If the selected candidates failed to submit the required documents his/her admission will be treated as cancelled.


The following shall not be eligible for admission to BS programmes of study: –

  1. Those who have failed under Clause 7(c) (i) (a) of the examination rules of this University. (Please see in Prospectus at QAU website
  2. Those who have ceased to be a student of this University under Clause 7(c) (i) (b) under the examinations rules. (Please see in Prospectus at QAU website
  3. Those who already possess MSc/BS/BHLLB/Pharm-D or its equivalent degree from this or any other University.
  4. Those who are already on the rolls of this University.
  5. Those who have been expelled from the University on disciplinary grounds.
  6. No student of MSc/BS/BHLLB/Pharm-D or equivalent degree holder shall be admitted to a second or subsequent MSc/ BS/ BHLLB/Pharm-D Programme (either on Regular OR Self-Finance basis) in the University Teaching Departments/Institute/ Schools/Centers (DISC) under any circumstances.
  7. The admission shall be cancelled on the written request of the student concerned as per approved rules duly recommended by the respective Chairman/Director and the Dean of the Faculty concerned.
  8. In case of incorrect/misleading information or concealment of facts, the University reserves the right to refuse/cancel the admission and expel the applicant (student) from the University at any time.
  9. The Vice-Chancellor may cancel/refuse admission to any student without assigning reasons.
  10. The students whose names were dropped or struck off from the rolls of QAU or any University Teaching Department/ Center/Institute due to shortage of lectures or non-payment of dues or poor performance or non-appearance in examination etc., in the semester, shall not be granted admission. The Syndicate may consider such cases on the recommendations of the University Admission Committee.
  11. The students dropped or struck off from the rolls of any University Teaching Department/ Center/Institute due to poor performance under semester system shall not be granted re-admission in any case in the same Discipline.
  12. Any student, who was rusticated, expelled, or whose entry in QAU or any University Campus was banned for any reason whatsoever at any time during his/her academic career, shall not be admitted to any class without the permission of the Syndicate. The Syndicate may not consider such cases except on the recommendations of the Admission Committee.

Equivalence Certificates and Conversion Of Grades Into Marks

Applicants having foreign certificates/degrees should provide equivalence certificates and conversion of the grades into marks from HEC for Bachelor level degrees and from Inter Board Committee for Matric and Intermediate levels. Certificates/Degrees with CGPA of local Universities/Institutions also require conversion of grades into marks from the Universities/Institutions concerned in Pakistan.

Subject Priorities

  • The applicants are advised to fill/opt the priorities carefully because once filled, the Subject Priorities shall not be changed in any case. An applicant can opt for a maximum of three priorities of subjects on Regular (R) OR on Self Finance (S) and/or on both basis in the same subjects: 3 (R) + 3 (S) = 6. .
  • The priorities/preferences of the subjects shall remain intact till the applicant gets admission against his/her first priority/preference OR finalization of the admission process, whichever is earlier. The dues/fee paid by the applicant according to the earlier merit list shall automatically be shifted/adjusted accordingly if his/her name appears in a subsequent list(s) against already filled priorities.

Admissions on Regular (Regional Quota) And Self-Finance Basis

  • Admissions on Regular basis (Normal Fee) shall be granted strictly on merit subject to provincial/regional quota.
  • A limited number of seats shall be filled on self-finance basis in all the above-mentioned subjects only on merit irrespective of provincial/regional quota.
  • Merit shall be determined on the basis of academic performance in previous degrees and certificates without giving any credit to the score (s) in Entry Test.

Reserved Seats
The quota of reserved seats is prescribed with terms/conditions and the seats will be filled on merit.

  • Only those candidates will be selected for admission to Lateral Entry in 5th Semester of BS programmes who fulfilled the eligibility criteria of the respective Department and also on the basis of providing requisite documents.
  • The candidates already selected on his/her first priority on open merit (regular basis) in the merit list, will not be considered for admission on the reserved seats. However, if he/she selected on his/her lower priority and have not deposited the fee/dues within the stipulated time, he/she will have to report to the Admission Section for consideration of his/her case on the reserved seat.
  • If a candidate does not fulfill the prescribed terms/conditions, and also fails to produce requisite documents he/she will not be considered for admission against the reserved seat.
  • All admissions will be made on the recommendations of the Admission Committee.
S# Details of Reserved Seats Terms & Conditions No. of Seats%
1. Children of Army Personal The seats will be filled ONLY on the nomination of GHQ. 01-seat in each Department
2. Disabled Persons Subject to the condition that the disabled person must provide his/her disability certificate duly issued by the District Assessment Board etc. along with other conditions as approved by the University Statutory Bodies. 01-seat in each Department
3. Minorities Subject to production of certificate from the Institution last attended that the candidate belongs to the Minority Community. 01-seat in each Department
4. Foreign Students (i) Foreign Nationals and Dual Nationals (having Pakistani and some other Nationality);
(ii) Refugees (status recognized by Govt. of Pakistan). These seats will be filled as per other conditions as approved by the University Statutory Bodies.
10% seats are on self-finance basis

Hostel Accommodation

The University Hostel accommodations will be provided subject to availability of seats

Scholarships/Financial Assistance

The University is providing scholarships/financial assistance to the deserving Pakistani National students seeking admission to Lateral Entry in 5th Semester of BS programmes of the University in collaboration with the donor agencies: –
Single orphan/double orphan & students who belong to far flung/deprived areas will receive special consideration for award of scholarship/financial assistance. Scholarships are available in the university subject to authenticity of the information to be verified by cross-checking of the data provided & physical verification. For detail please visit
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NOTE: Students Admitted On Self Finance Basis Will Not Be Eligible For Any Financial assistance/scholarship.

Provision of Migration Certificate

The admitted students will have to submit their Migration Certificates (in original) from the BISE concerned within 15-days from the date of admission. In case of non-submission of the same, his/her admission will be treated as cancelled.

Display Of Merit Lists

S.# Description DATE
1. Display of 1st Merit List 07-09-2020
2. Display of 2nd Merit List 14-09-2020
3. Display of 3rd Merit List 18-09-2020
4. Display of 4th Merit List 23-09-2020
5. Display of 5th Merit List 28-09-2020
6. Display of 6th Merit List (if required) 01-10-2020

Important Instructions

  1. If number of applicants for a department/discipline is less than 20 then the department will not be allowed to commence the classes and the Admission Processing Fee @ Rs.2100/- will be refunded to the applicants admitted thereon accordingly.
  2. To avoid any inconvenience the candidates are required to upload all the required documents with Online Admission within stipulated time period. However, the last date to upload left-over documents such as Equivalence Certificate of IBCC, Domicile etc. along with online submission of required fee amounting to Rs.1000/- is 03-09-2020;
  3. Data of the applicants shall be available on the University website: Please contact on Ph No.051-90643265 to rectify the errors/mistakes in the data, if any by 03-09-2020 at the latest
  4. No application will be received in Admission Section by hand or by Post/Courier. After expiry of last date no online application facility will be available in any case.
  5. In case of COVID-19 pursuant & continuation of Online Classes; the Fee Structure would vary.
  6. No call letter/phone call shall be made separately for selection; applicants are advised to visit QAU website frequently.
  7. For detailed advertisement, please visit the QAU website:

(Prof.Dr.Zahid Asghar)