Admissions for PhD Programme (Spring-2020) >> Admission Notice

Applications from Pakistani/Foreign Nationals are invited for admission to PhD Programme of the University in the following disciplines latest by 27-01-2020

Faculty of Biological Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. Zoology Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Fisheries and Aqua Culture, Endocrinology. MPhil in any discipline of Zoology/Animal Sciences/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry (except Plant Sciences)/ from HEC recognized university. MBBS/DVM/Pharmacy Graduates are eligible.
2. Biotechnology (1) Molecular Virology/Human Infections Diseases,(2) Plant Cell Culture (3) Nano-Biotechnology MPhil or equivalent in any field of Biological Sciences from HEC recognized university. MBBS/DVM/Pharm-D are also eligible.
3. Environmental Sciences (1) Environmental Biology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Health (2) Environmental Geochemistry, Hydrology, Environmental Geology, (3) Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Plant Biology. (4) Environmental Remediation, Environmental Microbiology and Biodegradation. 5) Chemical Stress Ecology, Environmental Risk Analysis, Aquatic-Ecotoxicology. (6) Clean Energy Production Technologies, Environmental Nanotechnology, Wastewater Treatment. (7) Environmental Waste Management, Reuse and Recycling of Waste Materials, Remediation and Revitalization of abandoned Soils. MPhil or equivalent in any field of Biological/ Chemical/Environmental Sciences from HEC recognized university.
4. Microbiology Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology, Food Microbiology and Immunology. MPhil or equivalent in Microbiology or any field of Biology/Medical/Veterinary and related sciences from HEC recognized university.
5. Plant Sciences Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Plant Systematics and Biodiversity, Plant Ecology & Conservation, Plant Microbe Interaction, Plant Biology, Plant Proteomics. MPhil or equivalent in any discipline of Biological Sciences/Botany/Horticulture from HEC recognized university.
6. Pharmacy (1)Pharmaceutics (2)Pharmacy Practice (3)Pharmacognosy (4)Pharmaceutical Chemistry (5)Pharmacology. MPhil in relevant subject with basic degree in Pharmacy from HEC recognized university.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. Chemistry Inorganic/ Analytical Chemistry: Organometallic Chemistry, Co-ordination Chemistry, Organic/ Inorganic Materials, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry: Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Reaction Mechanism, Heterocyclic Compounds, Photochemistry, Organic Polymers.
Physical Chemistry: Material Sciences, Surface and Solid State Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, (Radiation Chemistry, Electro-Chemistry), Chemical Kinetics, Polymer Chemistry, Solution Chemistry, Nano Technology, Colloids and Surfactants.
MPhil or equivalent in the relevant field of Chemistry from HEC recognized university.
2. Computer Science Human Information Interaction, Knowledge Engineering, Networking and Communication. MPhil in Computer Science or computing related discipline or MS (18 years) in Computer Science or computing related discipline from HEC recognized university.
3. Earth Sciences Geophysics, Geology, Seismology and Hydrogeology. MPhil or equivalent in the related field of Geophysics/Geology/Seismology / Hydrogeology from HEC recognized university.
4. Electronics Wave Propagation and Scattering, Complex Media, High Frequency Electromagnetics, Metamaterials, Information Theory, Communications and Signal Processing, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Embedded System, Microelectronics. Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Quantum Electronics. MPhil or equivalent in Electronics/ Physics/Information Technology/ Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering/ Computer Engineering from HEC recognized university.
5. Mathematics Relativity, Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Astrophysics, Commutative Algebra, Wave-Motion, Fuzzy Algebraic Structures, Soft Sets and its applications, Functional Analysis. MPhil or equivalent in Mathematics from HEC recognized university.
6. Physics Atomic and Molecular Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Plasma Physics, Magnetism and Nanomaterials, High-Tc Super Conductivity, Laser Physics, High Energy Physics and Cosmology, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Optics/Quantum, Information Theory, Computational Physics. MPhil or equivalent in Physics from HEC recognized university.
7. Statistics Survey Sampling, Mathematical Statistics, Linear Models, Applied Statistics, Geostatistics, Operations Research, Functional Data Analysis. MPhil or equivalent in Statistics from HEC recognized university.

Faculty of Social Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. American Studies American Studies MPhil or equivalent in American Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Defence & Strategic Studies, History, Pakistan Studies, Mass Communication, English Literature, Anthropology, Sociology, Peace Studies & Economics from HEC recognized university.
2. History South Asia, Pakistan Movement, Pakistan and Central Asia, Islamic History, History of Afghanistan. MPhil or equivalent degree in History, Pakistan Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology and (other relevant subjects of Social Sciences from HEC recognized university).
3. Pakistan Studies Pakistan Studies (All topics in Social Sciences relating to Pakistan) MPhil or equivalent degree in any field of Social Sciences from HEC recognized university.
4. Sociology Population, Urbanization Development, Environmental Sociology, Criminology, Family and Marriage MPhil Sociology or equivalent degree from HEC recognized university.

Admission Requirements:

  1. The minimum CGPA for admission is 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual System) in MPhil/MS/Equivalent degree from HEC recognized university. (The applicants must provide official certificates showing percentage of marks obtained in MPhil/MSc/BS Hons/4-5 years programme.
  2. In case of in-service candidates, the applicants are required to submit NOC from the head of institution at the time of submission of PhD admission form. Further, he/she is required to submit study leave notification(s) at least for three years (as a whole or year wise) at least for one year extendable to three years duly signed by the competent authority at the time of joining the Department, failing to submit the leave notification the admission of the student shall be cancelled. The Supervisor and Chairperson of the Department/ Institute/School/Centre will ensure the study leave and report to the AS&RB along with progress report.
  3. The candidates applying for admission are required to submit a copy of synopsis/research work. Admission will be given subject to the availability of the Supervisor in the field of research strictly according to HEC’s requirements.

Course Work:

  1. Course work of 18 credit hours preferably in the first year is required to be completed and followed by a comprehensive examination for granting candidacy as PhD researcher.
  2. Admission to PhD programme is made on a competitive basis. The minimum period for completion of PhD Programme is three years whereas maximum period is seven years.

How to Apply:

  1. The candidates are advised to apply Online and complete the “Admission Data Summary Sheet” available at University website (www.qau.edu.pk), along with a print of the Habib Bank Ltd. OR Askari Bank Ltd Bank Challan.
  2. The applicants will deposit Rs. 2115/- in any branch of Habib Bank Limited OR Rs.2100/- in any branch of Askari Bank Limited in favour of Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  3. The candidates then take the printout of “Admission Data Summary Sheet” send it directly to the Chairperson/Director of Department/Institute/School/Centre by hand/courier etc. latest by 27-01-2020 positively along with requisite documents and Challan of the Habib Bank Limited Or Askari Bank; otherwise the incomplete and the late applications shall not be entertained.
  4. Admission Forms are not available at QAU Campus. For further details, please visit QAU website

Subject Test/Interview:

  1. The admission to PhD programme shall be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from previous academic record, University written subject test and interview.
  2. Only the test pass applicants who secured 70% marks will appear before the interview/presentation of research proposals as per schedule of the Department/ Institute/ School/ Centre (DISC) concerned.
  3. The lists of pass applicants shall be displayed on the notice boards of the relevant Department/ Institute/ School/ Centre (DISC).
  4. Applicants appearing in the Entry Test must bring original CNIC for identification.
  5. If a test date is declared as holiday or for any reason, the test will be conducted on the next working day.
  6. All applicants of PhD Physics are also required to appear in the written test as per schedule given below in the Department of Physics; however the candidates having a score in GRE (Physics) > 45% percentile would be exempted from Department test in Physics.
  7. Applicants seeking admission in the following subjects are required to appear in the Entry Test on the date, time and venue mentioned below.
S.# DISCIPLINES DATE DAY TIME VENUE AT QAU
1. American Studies 28-01-2020 Tuesday 09:30 AM Area Study Centre (ASC)
2. Pakistan Studies 28-01-2020 Tuesday 10:00 AM National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS)
3. Computer Science 28-01-2020 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Computer Sciences
4. Physics 29-01-2020 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Physics
5. Chemistry 29-01-2020 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Chemistry
6. Sociology 29-01-2020 Wednesday 10:00 AM Department of Sociology
7. Electronics 29-01-2020 Wednesday 11:00 AM Department of Electronics
8. Mathematics 30-01-2020 Thursday 09:30 AM Department of Mathematics
9. Statistics 30-01-2020 Thursday 09:30 AM Department of Statistics
10. History 30-01-2020 Thursday 09:30 AM Department of  History
11. Pharmacy 03-02-2020 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Pharmacy
12. Biotechnology 03-02-2020 Monday 10:00 AM Department of Biotechnology
13. Zoology 03-02-2020 Monday 10:00 AM Department of Zoology
14. Earth Sciences 03-02-2020 Monday 11:00 AM Department of Earth Sciences
15. Microbiology 04-02-2020 Tuesday 09:30 AM Department of Microbiology
16. Environmental Sciences 04-02-2020 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Environmental Sciences
17. Plant Sciences 04-02-2020 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Plant Sciences

Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman
Registrar