Admissions for MPhil/MS Programme (Spring-2023) >> Admission Notice

Applications from Pakistani/Foreign Nationals are invited for admission to MPhil/MS Programme of the University in the following disciplines latest by 03-02-2023

Faculty of Biological Sciences

S.# Discipline Area of Study Eligibility Requirement
1. Biochemistry Biochemistry, Molecular Plant Breading, Enzymology, Pharmacology, Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Immunochemistry, Stem Cell Biology. MSc Biochemistry, BS/BSc Hons / Agriculture (4-years) or its equivalent degree from HEC recognized university, MBBS / DVM / Pharm-D and BSc (Hons) degree holder in Medical Laboratory Technology are also eligible.
2. Biotechnology Medical Genetics, Plant Cell Culture, Nanobiotechnology, Human Infectious diseases, Molecular Virology, Industrial Biotechnology. MSc/ BS/BSc Hons (4 years) degree or its equivalent in any field of Biological Sciences/ Agriculture from HEC recognized University, MBBS/DVM/Pharm-D are also eligible.
3. Bioinformatics Comparative Genomics, Structural Proteomics, Software Development, Functional Genomics, Molecular Modeling, QM simulation, protein-protein interaction, Cancer genomics. http://ncb.qau.edu.pk/ MSc/BS/BSc.Hons (4-years) , Molecular Biology, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacy or any other filed in Biology, Computer Sciences from HEC recognized university.
4. Environmental Sciences 1. Environmental Biology, Ecotoxicology,
Environmental Health. 2. Phytoremediation, Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Plant Biology, 3. Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Risk Analysis of Chemicals, Fate & Effects of Pesticides in Environment, Chemical Stress Ecology, Chemical Toxicology of Fishes. 4. Clean Energy and Environmental Photocatalysis.    5. Environmental Nanotechnology, Advance Water   Treatment, Heterogeneous Nanocatalysis.  6. Environmental Waste Management, Remediation and Revitalization of abandoned soils.
7. Environmental Microbiology/Molecular Biology, Biodegradation and Biodegradation.
8. Environmental Geochemistry, Hydrology.
9. GIS and Remote Sensing, Climate Change.
MSc/BS/BSc.Hons (4-years) or its equivalent in any field of Biological Sciences/Agriculture/Chemical/ Environmental Sciences from HEC recognized university.
5. Microbiology Applied & Industrial (Food, Microbial Metabolites), Environmental (Biotreatments, Biofuel/Bioenergy), Medical, Microbiology, Immunology and Veterinary Microbiology. MSc Microbiology, BS/BSc Hons. (4 years) in relevant field/Agriculture or its equivalent degree from HEC recognized university, MBBS/ DVM/Pharm-D are also eligible.
6. Plant Sciences Plant Systematics and Biodiversity, Plant Physiology, Plant Genetics, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental & Microbial Botany, Molecular Plant Pathology, Plant Ecology & Conservation, Plant Proteomics, Plant Biology, Mycology. MSc Botany, MSc Biology, MSc Biochemistry, BS/BSc Hons (4 years) Botany/Agriculture or its equivalent degree, Pharm-D from HEC recognized university.
7. Pharmacy Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacology,   Pharmacognosy. Pharm-D/B-Pharm (4 years).
8. Zoology Reproductive Physiology, Physiology, Parasitology, Fisheries and Aqua Culture, Human Genetics, Animal Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Entomology. MSc/BS/BSc.Hons (4-years) in Zoology/ Animal Biochemistry/ Animal Biotechnology/ BS Fisheries & Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with Zoology or its equivalent degree from HEC recognized university.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

S.# Discipline Area of Study Eligibility Requirement
1. Computer Science MS –Information Science & Technology
(Evening Programme-Self Finance)(cs.qau.edu.pk)
MSc/ BS (4 years) in CS/SE/IT from the HEC recognized university.
2. Chemistry Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry: Organometallic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Organic/Inorganic Materials, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Polymers and Polymer Composites, Atmospheric Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Photonics, Environmental Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry: Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Reaction Mechanism, Heterocyclic Compounds, Biomedicinal Chemistry, Catalysis, Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Polymers, Stereochemistry.
Physical Chemistry: Material Sciences, Surface and Solid State Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, Radiation Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Polymer Chemistry, Solution Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Colloids and Surfactants, Photochemistry, Fuel Cell Chemistry, Time Resolved Spectroscopy, Colloids, Surface Chemistry and Computational Chemistry.
MSc/BS (4-years) degree in Chemistry or its equivalent with specialization in Inorganic/ Analytical or Organic or Physical Chemistry from HEC recognized university.
3. Earth Sciences Geophysics, Geology and Hydrogeology. MSc/BS (4 years) degree or its equivalent in Geophysics/ Hydrogeology / Geology/Seismology from HEC recognized university.
4. Electronics Wave Propagation, Microwave Engineering, Scattering, Complex Media, High Frequency Electromagnetics, Antenna Theory Metamaterials, Information Theory, Communications and Signal Processing, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Embedded System, Microelectronics, Quantum Electronics, Advance Computer System, Computational Methods, Networking, Remote Sensing, Parallel computing, Machine learning, Opto- Electronics, Quantum Information, Atom Optics, Quantum Chaos. MSc/BS (4-years) degree in Electronics/ Physics/ Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Information Technology or BE Electronic/ Electrical/ Computer Engineering/ Telecommunications from HEC recognized university.
5. Mathematics Applied and Pure Mathematics. MSc/ BS (4 years) in Mathematics/Physics or its equivalent degree from the 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. MSc/BS (4 years) in Physics or its equivalent degree from the HEC recognized university.
7. Statistics Applied/Mathematical Statistics. MSc/BS (4 years) in Statistics or its equivalent degree from the HEC recognized university.
8. Information Technology MS-Information Technology
(Evening Programme)
MSc/ BS (4 years) in CS//IT from the HEC recognized university.

Faculty of Social Sciences

S.# Discipline Area of Study Eligibility Requirement
1. Anthropology Cultural Change and Development, Ethnographic Studies, Cultural Diversity and Integration. MA/MSc/BS (4-years) degree or its equivalent in Anthropology/Gender Studies/Behavioral Sciences/ Social Sciences from HEC recognized university.
2. American Studies American History, American Politics and Government, US Foreign Policy, US Literature, Latin American Politics. MA/MSc/BS (4-years) degree or its equivalent in American Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Defence & Strategic Studies, History, Pakistan Studies, Mass Communication, English Literature, Anthropology, Sociology, Peace & Conflict Studies & Economics from HEC recognized university.
3. Asian Studies Archaeology, Comparative Civilizations, Comparative Religions, Languages and Linguistics (Ancient). MA/MSc degree or its equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Comparative Civilizations (Ancient) Comparative Religions, Languages and Linguistics (Ancient), Fine Arts from HEC recognized university.
4. Defence & Strategic Studies International Security, South Asia, Global Political Economy, Arms Control and Proliferation Issues. MA/MSc /BS (4-years) degree or its equivalent in Defence & Strategic Studies, Security/ War Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Defence & Diplomatic Studies, Pakistan Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Mass Communication and Journalism from HEC recognized university.
5. Economics Micro/Macroeconomics, Econometrics, International/ Public/ Monetary/ Labour/ Development Economics. MA/MSc/ BS (4-years) degree in Economics or its equivalent from HEC recognized university. (MA/MSc/BS in Agriculture Economics/ Business Economics & Home Economics are not eligible).
6. International Relations All fields of International Relations. MA/MSc degree or its equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Mass Communication, Defence and Strategic Studies from HEC recognized university. Those engaged in teaching or research in the above disciplines may also apply.
7. Management Sciences Management Sciences 16-years of relevant business education such as BBA (4-years), BBS (2-years)/LBBA, MBA(16-years), MPA (16-years) and other relevant or equivalent qualification/degree from HEC recognized university.
8. Pakistan Studies All fields of Social Sciences relating to Pakistan. MA/MSc/BS (4-years) degree or its equivalent in Pakistan Studies or any Social Science subject from HEC recognized university.
9. Psychology All areas of Psychology i.e. Educational/ School Psychology, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Developmental/Clinical/ Psychopathology/Mental Health, Psychology of Gender.
(Evening Programme)
MA/MSc/BS (4-years) degree or its equivalent in Psychology/Applied Psychology/ Behavioral Sciences from HEC recognized university.
10. Criminology MS-Criminology
(Evening Programme)
16 years of education (BS/MSc) in Social Sciences from HEC recognized university OR 16 years of education (BS/MSc in any discipline  from HEC recognized university with a minimum 2 years of relevant experience in any law enforcement agency/ relevant research and teaching experience in national and international organization.
11. History & Culture History, Pakistan Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology and Literature. MA/MSc/BS (4-years) degree or its equivalent in Pakistan Studies or any Social Science subject from HEC recognized university.

Admission Requirements:

  1. The applicants must have to their credit:
    1. First Division in MA/MSc or in BA/BSc or at least 60% marks in BS (Hons) and all other 4-5 years Degrees;
    2. Shall not have obtained third division in BA/BSc or MA or MSc;
    3. In case of 3rd division in FA/FSc the candidate should have obtained 1st division in both BA/BSc and MA/MSc; or at least 60% marks in BS (Hons) and all other 4-5 years Degrees;
  2. No Objection Certificate from the employer is required to be attached with Admission Data Summary Sheet and routed through Proper Channel in case of in-service applicants;
  3. The following are not eligible for admission to MPhil programme:
    1. Those who have been rusticated or expelled from any university or College for misconduct or use of unfair means in the examinations or any offence involving moral turpitude;
    2. Those who were admitted earlier to MPhil programme but later were declared to have been ceased to be students of the university;
  4. The applicants must provide official certificate showing percentage of marks obtained in MSc/BS Hons/4-5 years programme.

How to Apply:

  1. The applicants can only apply through Online Application System from the QAU website, The candidates will print the application processing fee invoice/challan of the Habib Bank Ltd. @ Rs.2215/- OR Askari Bank Ltd. Rs.2200/- and deposit in any branch of Habib Bank Ltd. OR Askari Bank Ltd. In favour of the Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  2. The Bank Challan/Invoice must be uploaded with the Online Application along with other scanned requisite documents, otherwise the application will not be entertained.
  3. The applicants are required to scan & attached the requisite/required documents with Online Application for verification of data and determination of merit.

Subject Test/Interview:

  1. The admission to MPhil programme shall be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from previous academic record, University written subject test and interview.
  2. No separate call letters for test/interview will be issued.
  3. Only the test pass applicants will appear before the interview as per schedule of the Department/ Institute/ School/ Centre (DISC) concerned
  4. The lists of the pass applicants shall be displayed on the notice boards of the relevant Department/ Institute/ School/ Centre (DISC).
  5. Test sample papers are available on the QAU website . Click here to view
  6. Applicants appearing in the Entry Test must bring original CNIC for identification.
  7. If a test date is declared as holiday or for any reason, the test will be conducted on the next working day.
  8. 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 CAMPUS
1. Physics 07-02-2023 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Physics
2. Chemistry 07-02-2023 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Chemistry
3. Biotechnology 07-02-2023 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Biotechnology
4. Zoology 07-02-2023 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Zoology
5. Statistics 07-02-2023 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Statistics
6. Economics 07-02-2023 Tuesday 10:00 AM School of Economics 
7. Electronics 07-02-2023 Tuesday 11:30 AM Department of Electronics
8. Computer Science 07-02-2023 Tuesday 11:30 AM Department of Computer Science
9. Microbiology 08-02-2023 Wednesday 10:00 AM Department of Microbiology
10. D.S.S. 08-02-2023 Wednesday 10:00 AM Department of D.S.S.
11. Plant Sciences 08-02-2023 Wednesday 10:00 AM Department of Plant Sciences
12. Information Technology 08-02-2023 Wednesday 10:00 AM Institute of Information Technology
13. Asian Studies 08-02-2023 Wednesday 11:30 AM Taxila Institute of Asian Civilization
14. Criminology 09-02-2023 Thursday 11:30 AM Department of Sociology
15. Bioinformatics 09-02-2023 Thursday 09:30 AM National Centre for Bioinformatics (NCB)
16. Pharmacy 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM Department of Pharmacy
17. Psychology 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM National Institute of Psychology (NIP)
18. Mathematics 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM Department of Mathematics
19. Biochemistry 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM Department of Biochemistry
20. Environmental Sciences 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM Department of Environmental Sciences
21. Management Sciences 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences
22. Earth Sciences 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM Department of Earth Sciences
23. Pakistan Studies 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:00 AM National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS)
24. Anthropology 09-02-2023 Thursday 10:30 AM Department of Anthropology
25. American Studies 09-02-2023 Thursday 11:30 AM Area Study Centre (ASC)
26. History & Culture 09-02-2023 Thursday 01:00 PM National Institute of Historical & Culture Research
27. International Relations 09-02-2023 Thursday 11:30 AM School of Politics & International Relations

Dr. Raja Qaiser Ahmed
Registrar