Admissions for PhD Programme (Spring Semester-2019) >> Admission Notice

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Applications from Pakistani/Foreign Nationals are invited for admission to Ph.D. Programme of the University in the following disciplines latest by 31-01-2019

Faculty of Biological Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. Animal Sciences Parasitology, Fisheries and Aqua Culture, Human Genetics, Wildlife Ecology, Molecular Biology. MPhil in any discipline of Zoology/Animal Sciences/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry (except Plant Sciences)/ from the HEC recognized university. MBBS/DVM are eligible.
2. Environmental Sciences (1) Environmental Biology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Health (2) Environmental Geochemistry, Hydrology (3) Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Remediation, Phytoremediation (4) Chemical Stress Ecology, Environmental Risk Assessment, Aquatic-toxicology (5) Clean Energy, Batteries, Fuel Cells (6) Nano-Catalysis for Environmental and Energy (7) Environmental waste management, Remediation and Revitalization of abandoned soils. (8) Environmental Remediation, Environmental Microbiology & Biodegradation MPhil or equivalent in any field of Biological/ Chemical/Environmental Sciences from the HEC recognized university.
3. Plant Sciences (1) Molecular Plant Pathology (2) Plant Systematics and Biodiversity (3) Plant Ecology and Conservation (4) Plant Physiology (5) Plant Proteomics (6) Plant Biology. MPhil or equivalent in any discipline of Plant Sciences/Botany/Agriculture from the HEC recognized university.
4. Pharmacy (1) Pharmaceutics (2) Pharmacy Practice  (3) Pharmacology (4) Pharm. Chemistry (5) Pharmacognosy MPhil in relevant subject with basic degree in Pharmacy from the 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, Atmospheric Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry:Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Reaction Mechanism, Heterocyclic Compounds, Catalysis, Supramolecular Chemistry, 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. 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. MPhil/MS or equivalent in Electronics/ Physics/Information Technology/ Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering/ Computer Engineering from the HEC recognized university.
4. Mathematics Applied and Pure Mathematics. MPhil or equivalent in Mathematics from the HEC recognized university.
5. 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 the HEC recognized university.
6. Statistics Survey Sampling, Mathematical Statistics, Linear Models, Applied Statistics, Geo-statistics, Operation Research. MPhil or equivalent in Statistics from the HEC recognized university.

Faculty of Social Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. American Studies American History, American Politics and Government, US Foreign Policy, US Literature, Latin American Politics. 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. Economics Micro/Macroeconomics, Econometrics, International/ Public/ Monetary/ Labour/ Development Economics. MPhil or equivalent degree in Economics from HEC recognized university.
3. History Pakistan Movement, Pakistan and Central Asia, Islamic History, History of Afghanistan, South Asia (Medieval, Modern). MPhil or equivalent degree in History, Pakistan Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology and (other relevant subjects of Social Sciences from HEC recognized university).
4. International Relations International Relations MPhil or equivalent degree in International Relations, Political Science, DSS, Mass/ Media Studies from HEC recognized university. Preference would be given to those who are engaged in teaching and research.
5. 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.
6. 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 (Semester System) or First Division (Annual System) in MPhil/MS/equivalent degree from HEC recognized university.
  2. A Govt. College/Public Sector University teacher or member of the research staff of a Govt. Research Organization who has shown undoubted promise for research and holds MA/MSc degree may be recommended by the Admission Committee for admission directly to PhD programme. However, the students must complete the course work required for MPhil/MS programme.
  3. No Objection Certificate from the organization/employer is required to be attached with Admission Data Summary Sheet and be routed through Proper Channel in case of in-service applicants.
  4. Students 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. (For PhD Chemistry Admissions) student has to seek consent of the supervisor.

Course Work:

  1. Those admitted shall have to complete/pass 18 credit hours course-work within four semesters as per university rules.
  2. Those admitted in PhD programme and not passed MPhil/MS/equivalent shall have to complete/pass 42 credit hours courses (24+18) within six semesters as per university rules.
  3. 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 Admission Data Summary Sheet can be downloaded from the QAU website, along with a Challan of the Habib Bank Ltd. OR Askari Bank Ltd. Amounting to Rs.2000/-.
  2. The applicants are advised to deposit the same in the Habib Bank Ltd. OR Askari Bank Ltd. In favour of the Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University, and Islamabad (throughout the country with bank charges, non-refundable).
  3. The Bank Challan should be attached with the downloaded Admission Data Summary Sheet along with other requisite documents; otherwise the incomplete and late applications shall not be entertained.
  4. One copy of the downloaded Admission Data Summary Sheet duly filled in and supported by the attested copies of educational testimonials i.e. Certificates and Degrees must be submitted directly to the Chairperson/ Director of Department/Institute/School/Centre by hand/courier 31-01-2019 positively;
  5. 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 will appear before the interview /presentation of research proposals as per schedule of the Department/ Institute/ School/ Centre (DISC) concerned;
  3. The lists of the 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. Physics 11-02-2019 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Physics
2. History 11-02-2019 Monday 09:30 AM Department of History
3. Statistics 11-02-2019 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Statistics
4. Economics 11-02-2019 Monday 09:30 AM School of Economics
5. Electronics 12-02-2019 Tuesday 09:30 AM Department of Electronics
6. International Relations 12-02-2019 Tuesday 09:30 AM School of Politics & I.R (SPIR)
7. Pharmacy 12-02-2019 Tuesday 09:30 AM Department of Pharmacy
8. Plant Sciences 12-02-2019 Tuesday 09:30 AM Department of Plant Sciences
9. Computer Science 12-02-2019 Tuesday 11:30 AM Department of Computer Sciences
10. Pakistan Studies 12-02-2019 Tuesday 11:30 AM National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS)
11. Animal Sciences 13-02-2019 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Animal Sciences
12. Chemistry 13-02-2019 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Chemistry
13. Environmental Sciences 13-02-2019 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Environmental Sciences
14. Mathematics 13-02-2019 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Mathematics
15. Sociology 13-02-2019 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Sociology
16. American Studies 13-02-2019 Wednesday 11:30 AM Area Study Centre (ASC)