Admissions for MPhil Programme (Spring Semester-2017) >> Admission Notice

Applications from Pakistani/foreign nationals are invited for admission to MPhil/MS programme of the University in the following disciplines latest by 13.01.2017

Faculty of Biological Sciences

S # Discipline Area of Study Requirement
1. Animal Sciences Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, Physiology, Parasitology, Fisheries and Aqua Culture, Genetics, Wildlife Ecology, Animal Microbiology, Molecular Biology. MSc/BS Hons (4-years) in Zoology/ Animal Biochemistry/ Animal Biotechnology/ Environmental Sciences with Zoology or its equivalent degree from HEC recognized university. MBBS/DVM are also eligible.
2. Biochemistry Biochemistry, Molecular Plant Breading, Enzymology, Pharmacology, Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Immunochemistry. MSc Biochemistry, BS/BSc Hons./ Agriculture (4 years) or its equivalent degree from HEC recognized university, MBBS / DVM / Pharm.D are also eligible. 
 Note: BSc (Hons) degree holder in Medical Laboratory Technology are ineligible.
3. Bioinformatics Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics, Structural Proteomics, Software Development, Functional Genomics, Molecular Modeling, QM simulation, protein-protein interaction. MSc/BS 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. Biotechnology (1) Medical Genetics  (2) Medicinal Plantstand Bioprocess Technology  (3) Molecular Systematics & Applied Ethnobotany, (4) Molecular Virology. 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.
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5. Environmental Sciences (1)  Environmental Biology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Health (2) Environmental Geochemistry, Hydrology (3) Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Remediation  (4)Chemical Stress Ecology, Environmental  Risk Assessment, Aquatic-toxicology (5) Clean Energy, Batteries, Fuel Cells (6) Nano-Catalysis for Environmental and Energy. MSc degree or its equivalent in Biological/ Chemical/ Environmental Sciences from HEC recognized university.
6. Microbiology Applied, Environmental, Medical, Soil, Industrial, Molecular, Food, 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.
7. Plant Sciences Plant Physiology, Genetics, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Microbe interaction, Molecular Plant Pathology, Plant Systematics and Biodiversity, Plant Ecology & Conservation. MSc Botany, MSc Biology, MSc Biochemistry, BS/BSc Hons (4 years) Agriculture or its equivalent degree, Pharm-D from HEC recognized university.
8. Pharmacy (1) Pharmaceutics (2)  Pharmacy Practice (3) Pharmacology (4) Pharm. Chemistry  (5) Pharmacognosy Pharm-D/B-Pharm (4 years).

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 SolidState Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, (Radiation Chemistry, Electro-Chemistry), Chemical Kinetics, Polymer Chemistry, Solution Chemistry, Nano Technology, Colloids and Surfactants.
MSc degree in Chemistry or its equivalent with specialization in Inorganic/Analytical or Organic or Physical Chemistry from HEC recognized university.
2. Earth Sciences Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Seismology, Geology MSc/BS Hons (4 years) degree or its equivalent in Geophysics/ Hydrogeology/ Geology/Seismology from HEC recognized university.
3. Electronics Wave Propagation and Scattering, Complex Media, High Frequency Electromagnetics, Metamaterials, Information Theory, Communications and Signal Processing, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Embedded Systems, Microelectronics. MSc/BS degree in Electronics/ Physics/ Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Information Technology or BS Electronic/Electrical/Computer Engineering/Telecommunications from HEC recognized university.
4. Mathematics Applied and Pure Mathematics. MSc/ BS (4 years) in Mathematics/Physics or its equivalent degree 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. MSc/BS (4 years) in Physics or its equivalent degree from the HEC recognized university.
6. Statistics Applied/Mathematical Statistics. MSc/BS (4 years) in Statistics or its equivalent degree from the HEC recognized university.
7. Computer Science Computer Sciences/MS(IST) MSc/ BS (4 years) in CS/SE/IT 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. MA/MSc/BS (4-years) degree or its equivalent in Anthropology/Sociology/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 Studies  & Economics from HEC recognized university.
3. Asian Studies Archaeology, History, 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) from HEC recognized university.
4. Defence & Strategic Studies International Security, South Asia, Global Political Economy, Arms Control and Proliferation Issues. MA/MSc degree or its equivalent in Defence & Strategic Studies, Security/ War Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Defence & Diplomatic Studies, Pakistan Studies from HEC recognized university.
5. Economics Micro/Macroeconomics, Econometrics, International/ Public/ Monetary/ Labour/ Development Economics. M.A/MSc/ BS (4 years) degree in Economics or its equivalent from HEC recognized university. (M.A/M.Sc. in Agriculture Economics/Business Economics & Home Economics are not eligible).
6. History Modern South Asian History MA/MSc in History/Political Science/International Relations/Sociology and Pakistan Studies or its equivalent from HEC recognized university.
7. International Relations Theories of International Relations/International Law/Comparative Politics/Global Economy. MA/MSc degree or its equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Mass Communication, Defence and Strategic Studies, Governance and Public Policy from HEC recognized university. Those engaged in teaching or research in the above disciplines may also apply.
8. Management Sciences Management Sciences MBA (16 years)/MPA, BBA/BPA (Hons) 4 years from HEC recognized university.
9. 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.

Admission Requirement:

  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;
  1. No Objection Certificate from the employer is required to be attached with Admission Form and routed through Proper Channel in case of in-service applicants;
  2. 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;
    3. Those who are currently on the rolls of this or any other university.
  1. The applicants must provide official certificate showing percentage of marks obtained in MSc/BS Hons/4-5 years programme.


Subject Test:

  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. Click here to view Test sample papers
  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

Written tests shall be held in the respective Departments/School/Institutes/Centres according to the following schedule:

Sr. Disciplines Day Date Time Venue at QAU
1. American Studies Monday 16-01-2017 09:30 A.M. Area Study Centre (ASC)
2. Physics Monday 16-01-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Physics
3. Chemistry Monday 16-01-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Chemistry
4. D.S.S. Monday 16-01-2017 10:00 A.M. Department of D.S.S.
5. Anthropology Monday 16-01-2017 11:00 A.M. Department of Anthropology
6. History Monday 16-01-2017 11:30 A.M. Department of  History
7. Statistics Tuesday 17-01-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Statistics
8. Electronics Tuesday 17-01-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Electronics
9. Computer Science Tuesday 17-01-2017 11:00 A.M. Department of Computer Science
10. International Relations Tuesday 17-01-2017 11:30 A.M. School of Politics & I.R. (SPIR)
11. Earth Sciences Tuesday 17-01-2017 11:30 A.M. Department of Earth Sciences
12. Pharmacy Tuesday 17-01-2017 11:30 A.M. Department of Pharmacy
13. Pakistan Studies Wednesday 18-01-2017 11:00 A.M. National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS)
14. Economics Thursday 19-01-2017 09:30 A.M. School of Economics 
15. Management Sciences Thursday 19-01-2017 09:30 A.M. Q.A. School of Management Sciences (QASMS) 
16. Asian Studies Thursday 19-01-2017 10:00 A.M. Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations (TIAC)
17. Mathematics Friday 20-01-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Mathematics
18. Animal Sciences Monday 06-02-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Animal Sciences
19. Microbiology Monday 06-02-2017 11:30 A.M. Department of Microbiology
20. Biochemistry Tuesday 07-02-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Biochemistry
21. Environmental Sciences Tuesday 07-02-2017 11:30 A.M. Department of Environmental Sciences
22. Bioinformatics Wednesday 08-02-2017 09:30 A.M. National Centre for Bioinformatics (NCB)
23. Plant Sciences Wednesday 08-02-2017 09:30 A.M. Department of Plant Sciences
24. Biotechnology Wednesday 08-02-2017 11:00 A.M. Department of Biotechnology


How to Apply:
1. The Admission Data Summary Sheet can be downloaded from the QAU website (Click here to download Form), 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, 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.Admission Forms are not available at QAU Campus
5.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/School/Institute/Centre by 13.01.2017positively
6.For further details, please visit QAU website