Admissions for PhD Programme (Fall-2021) >> Admission Notice

Note: Those students who are willing to apply on differently-abled students’ quota should submit an application to concerned department on the time of M.PHIL/Ph.D. test along with necessary documents.

Applications from Pakistani/Foreign Nationals are invited for admission to PhD Programme of the University in the following disciplines latest by 02-09-2021

Faculty of Biological Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. Biochemistry Biochemistry, Molecular Biology. Molecular Genetics. MPhil or equivalent in any field of Biochemical: Biological/Medical/Pharmaceutical or related sciences from HEC recognized university.
2. Bioinformatics Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics, Structural Proteomics, Software Development, Functional Genomics, Molecular Modeling, QM simulation, protein-protein interaction.For details:  http://ncb.qau.edu.pk/ MPhil or equivalent in Bioinformatics/ Molecular Biology from HEC recognized university.
3. Biotechnology Medical Genetics, Plant Cell Culture, Nanobiotechnology, Human Infectious diseases, Molecular Virology, Industrial Biotechnology. MPhil or equivalent in any field of Biological Sciences from HEC recognized university. MBBS/DVM/Pharm-D are also eligible.
4. Environmental Sciences 1. Environmental Biology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Health. 2. Environmental Microbiology/Molecular biology, Bioremediation & Biodegradation. 3. Environmental Hydro-geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Hydrology. 4. Phytoremediation, Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Plant Biology, 5. Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Risk Analysis of Chemicals, Fate & Effects of Pesticides in Environment, Chemical Stress Ecology, Chemical Toxicology of Fishes. 6. Clean Energy and Environmental Photocatalysis. 7. Environmental Nanotechnology, Advance Water Treatment, Heterogeneous Nanocatalysis. 8. Environmental Waste Management, Remediation and Revitalization of abandoned soils. MPhil or equivalent in any field of Biological/ Chemical/Environmental Sciences from HEC recognized university.
5. Microbiology Applied & Industrial (Food, Microbial Metabolites), Environmental (Biotreatments, Biofuel/Bioenergy), Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Veterinary Microbiology. MPhil or equivalent in Microbiology or any field of Biology/Medical/Veterinary and related sciences from HEC recognized university.
6. Plant Sciences Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Plant Systematics and Biodiversity, Plant Ecology & Conservation, Plant Microbe Interaction, Plant Biology, Plant Proteomics, Mycology MPhil or equivalent in any discipline of Biological Sciences/ Botany/ Horticulture/ Forestry from HEC recognized university.
7. Pharmacy Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, Public Health, Pharmacognosy , Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology. MPhil in relevant subject with basic degree in Pharm-D, B-Pharm (4-years) from HEC recognized university.
8. Zoology Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Fisheries and Aquaculture. MPhil or equivalent in any discipline of Zoology/Animal Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry (except Plant Sciences) from HEC recognized university.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. Chemistry Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry: Organometallic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Organic/Inorganic Materials, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Polymers and Polymer Composites, Catalysis, Green Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Photonics, Computational Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry: Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Reaction Mechanism, Heterocyclic Compounds, Photochemistry, Organic Polymers, Biomedicinal Chemistry.
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 and Surface Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Photonics, Sensors, Coatings, non-linear optics.
MPhil or equivalent in the relevant field of Chemistry from HEC recognized university.
2. Earth Sciences Geophysics, Geology and Hydrogeology. MPhil or equivalent in the related field of Geophysics/Geology/Hydrogeology/Seismology from HEC recognized university.
3. Computer Science Human Information Interaction: Interaction Design, Usability Engineering, Information Visualization.
Knowledge Engineering: Social Computing, Image Processing & Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Software Testing and Software Re-engineering.
Networking and Communication: Internet of Things, Next generation Networks, Network/Information Security and Software Defined Networks.For details about the program, please visit the CS webpage (cs.qau.edu.pk)
MPhil in Computer Science or computing related discipline or MS (18 years) in Computer Science or computing related discipline 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, Quantum Electronics. MPhil or equivalent in Electronics/ Physics/ Information Technology/ Mathematics/Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering/ Computer Engineering from the 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 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. MPhil or equivalent in Physics from the HEC recognized university.
7. Statistics Survey Sampling, Mathematical Statistics, Linear Models, Applied Statistics, Geostatistics, Operation Research. MPhil or equivalent in Statistics from the HEC recognized university.

Faculty of Social Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. Anthropology Cultural Change and Development, Ethnographic Studies, Cultural Diversity and Integration. MPhil in Anthropology from the 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 Medieval and Modern South Asia, Pakistan Movement, Pakistan and Central Asia, Muslim History. 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 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. Psychology Educational/School Psychology, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Developmental/ Psychopathology/Mental Health, Psychology of Gender. MPhil or equivalent degree in Psychology 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.
  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.
  3. 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 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 30-08-2021 due to special circumstances of COVID-19)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The applicants are required to scan & attached the requisite/required documents with Online Application for verification of data and determination of merit:

Revised Schedule for 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. For PhD Chemistry: The candidates are urged to seek the consent of Supervisor before the admission test/ interview.
  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. Plant Sciences 13-09-2021 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Plant Sciences
2. Pharmacy 13-09-2021 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Pharmacy
3. Anthropology 13-09-2021 Monday 10:00 AM Department of Anthropology
4. Mathematics 13-09-2021 Monday 10:00 AM Department of Mathematics
5. Environmental Sciences 13-09-2021 Monday 10:00 AM Department of Environmental Sciences
6. International Relations 13-09-2021 Monday 10:00 AM School of Politics & International Relations
7. Pakistan Studies 13-09-2021 Monday 12:00 Noon National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS)
8. Physics 14-09-2021 Tuesday 09:30 AM Department of Physics
9. Biotechnology 14-09-2021 Tuesday 09:30 AM Department of Biotechnology
10. Statistics 14-09-2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Statistics
11. Computer Science 14-09-2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Computer Science
12. Biochemistry 14-09-2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Biochemistry
13. Electronics 14-09-2021 Tuesday 12:00 Noon Department of Electronics
14. Economics 14-09-2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM School of Economics
15. Microbiology 14-09-2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Microbiology
16. Earth Sciences 14-09-2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Earth Sciences
17. Chemistry 15-09-2021 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Chemistry
18. History 15-09-2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM Department of  History
19. Zoology 15-09-2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM Department of Zoology
20. Psychology 15-09-2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM National Institute of Psychology (NIP)
21. Bioinformatics 15-09-2021 Wednesday 11:00 AM National Centre for Bioinformatics (NCB)

In case of the continuation of COVID-19, the online subject tests will be conducted by the respective departments on the above said date & time.

Dr. Raja Qaiser Ahmed
Registrar