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

Applications from Pakistani/Foreign Nationals are invited for admission to MPhil/MS 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 Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, Physiology, Parasitology, Fisheries and Aqua Culture, Human Genetics, 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, Stem Cell Biology. MSc Biochemistry, BS/BSc Hons/ Agriculture (4 years) MBBS/DVM/Pharm-D or its equivalent degree from HEC recognized university are eligible. BSc (Hons) degree holders in Medical Laboratory Technology are also eligible.
3. Bioinformatics Comparative 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) Plant Cell Culture (3) Molecular Virology (4) Nano 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.
5. 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 & Biodegradation. (5) Chemical Stress Ecology, Environmental Risk Analysis, Aquatic-Ecotoxicology. (6) Clean Energy, Production Technology, Environmental Nano-technology, Waste Water Treatment. (7) Environmental Waste Management, Reuse and Recycling of Water Materials, Remediation and Revitalization of abandoned Soils. 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, Virology. 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, Plant Biology, Plant Proteomics, Fungal Biology. 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) Pharmaceutical Chemistry (5) Pharmacognosy. Pharm-D/B-Pharm (4 years) 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, 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.
MSc degree in Chemistry or its equivalent with specialization in Inorganic/Analytical or Organic or Physical Chemistry from HEC recognized university.
2. Computer Science Computer Sciences/MS(IST) MSc/ BS (4 years) in CS/SE/IT from HEC recognized university.
3. Earth Sciences Geophysics, Seismology, Geology, Hydrogeology. MSc/BS (4 years) degree or its equivalent in Geophysics/ Hydrogeology / Geology/Seismology 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. MSc/BS degree in Electronics/ Physics/ Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Information Technology or BS 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 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 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/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/BS (4-years) 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 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. MA/MSc/ BS (4 years) degree in Economics or its equivalent from HEC recognized university. (MA/MSc in Agriculture Economics/ Business Economics & Home Economics are not eligible).
6. History History MA/MSc in History/Political Science/ International Relations/Sociology and Pakistan Studies or its equivalent and other relevant subjects of Social Sciences 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 from HEC recognized university. Those engaged in teaching or research in the above disciplines may also apply.
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.

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; (Candidates applying for MS (IST) are exempted from this requirement).
  1. 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 for 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.

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 MPhil/MS 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. Applicants appearing in the Entry Test must bring original CNIC for identification.
  6. If a test date is declared as holiday or for any reason, the test will be conducted on the next working day.
  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. International Relations 28-01-2020 Tuesday 11:00 AM School of Politics & I.R. (SPIR)
5. History 29-01-2020 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of History
6. Physics 29-01-2020 Wednesday 09:30 AM Department of Physics
7. Economics 29-01-2020 Wednesday 10:00 AM School of Economics 
8. Anthropology 29-01-2020 Wednesday 11:00 AM Department of Anthropology
9. Electronics 29-01-2020 Wednesday 11:00AM Department of Electronics
10. Asian Studies 30-01-2020 Thursday 09:30 AM Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations (TIAC)
11. Mathematics 30-01-2020 Thursday 09:30 AM Department of Mathematics
12. Chemistry 30-01-2020 Thursday 09:30 AM Department of Chemistry
13. Statistics 30-01-2020 Thursday 09:30 AM Department of Statistics
14. Earth Sciences 30-01-2020 Thursday 11:00 AM Department of Earth Sciences
15. D.S.S. 30-01-2020 Thursday 11:00AM Department of Defence & Strategic Studies
16. Biotechnology 03-02-2020 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Biotechnology
17. Microbiology 03-02-2020 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Microbiology
18. Pharmacy 03-02-2020 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Pharmacy
19. Plant Sciences 03-02-2020 Monday 09:30 AM Department of Plant Sciences
20. Zoology 04-02-2020 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Zoology
21. Bioinformatics 04-02-2020 Tuesday 10:00 AM National Centre for Bioinformatics (NCB)
22. Environmental Sciences 04-02-2020 Tuesday 10:00 AM Department of Environmental Sciences
23. Biochemistry 04-02-2020 Tuesday 12:00 Noon Department of Biochemistry

Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman
Registrar