Admission Regulations (Post-Graduate)

Admission Regulations for all Postgraduate (MS/MPhil/MSc (Hons)/LLM or equivalent and PhD) programs of the University Teaching Departments/Constituent Colleges/Institutes/Sub Campuses shall be applicable as under:

Regulations

  1. Admissions shall be made on the basis of merit in accordance with the criteria laid down by the Admission Committee from time to time and as specified under MS/MPhil/PhD Regulations 2008, subject to the condition that;
    1. An applicant seeking admission to MS/MPhil/MSc(Hons)/Equivalent or PhD program shall apply on a prescribed form within due date given in the advertisement for admission.
    2. The application shall be submitted to the respective Department/College/ Institute/Center/Sub-Campus in which the candidate wishes to pursue his/her studies.
  2. Only those candidates who have passed MA/MSc, BS(Hons) or equivalent (16 years education) shall be eligible for admission to MS/MPhil program and students who have passed MS/MPhil or equivalent shall be eligible for admission to the next higher degree.

    1. The candidates having second division or CGPA = 2.00 out of 4.00 in MA / MSc / LLB / 4Year BS program / B-Pharmacy / Pharm-D / MBBS / BDS / BSc Engineering (16-year education minimum 124 credit hours) degree in the relevant subject or equivalent from HEC recognized Institutions shall be eligible for admission to MS/M.Phil or equivalent program.
    2. The candidates having first division or CGPA = 3.00 out of 4.00 in MS/MPhil/LLM/MSc (Engineering)/MD/MDS (18-year education) degree in the relevant subject or equivalent from HEC recognized Institutions shall be eligible for admission to PhD Programs.
  3. The Chairperson/Principal/Director of the Department/College/Institute/Center shall, each year, communicate for approval to the Admission Committee through the Dean of the Faculty concerned, prior to admission, the total number of students to be admitted. The minimum and maximum number of seats shall be as follows:
    1. MS/MPhil 10 -20/25
    2. PhD 05-10
  4. This number shall not be increased or decreased without the approval of the Vice Chancellor, nor shall the criteria be modified without his/her 
approval. Additional criteria for weightage in admission to a particular discipline as contained in Annexure-I, against merit seats will be applicable.
  5. University of Sargodha will not hire any testing service for GAT tests. The Postgraduate Program Committee of each department will conduct the tests for MS/MPhil and PhD programs to replace the GAT-General and GAT-Subject Tests conducted by NTS respectively. Moreover, these tests will be qualifying with the following percentage of marks:
 For PhD Programs 70% Marks ii. For MPhil Programs 50% Marks
  6. The merit of a candidate shall be determined as follows:
    1. Academic Qualification 70% marks (in Terminal Degree)
    2. Subject Based Entry Test 30% marks (Conducted by Department concerned.
    3. Candidates shall have to qualify the interview conducted by the Department/College/Institute/Center/sub-campus as well beside Entry Test otherwise he/she will not be eligible for admission.
  7. Any student, who was rusticated, expelled, or whose entry in any Department/College/Institute/Center was banned for any reason whatsoever at any time during his/her academic career, shall not be admitted to any class without the permission of the Vice Chancellor on the recommendations of the Chairperson/Principal/Director and the Dean concerned. The office of Director Students Affairs will circulate a complete list of the students, against whom any kind of disciplinary action has been taken, to all the departments. The admissions of all such students will be processed in the light of regulation 7.
  8. All difficulties concerning admission shall be resolved by the Admission Committee in consultation with Chairperson/Principal/Director of the Department/ College/ Institute/Center/sub-campus concerned and decision of Admission Committee / Chairman Admission Committee shall be final.
  9. List of students selected for admission shall be prepared in accordance with the prescribed Proforma bearing the signature of Chairperson/Principal/Director of the Department/College/Institute/Center prior to notification. The same shall be sent to the offices of the Director Academics, Registrar and Controller of Examinations (Principal seat) for maintaining their personal files.
  10. Migration/No Objection Certificate, in case of an applicant who has graduated from a University other than the University of Sargodha, must be produced by the candidate within 30 days of the admission for submission to the registration branch of Registrar Office.
  11. The migration of a student from another University to a Department/College/Institute/Center/Sub-Campus of the University of Sargodha and vice versa will be governed only in accordance with the Migration Policy of University of Sargodha provided that the student falls in the merit list drawn by the University and belongs to a university recognized by HEC subject to availability of seat. For transfer of credits prescribed procedure shall be followed.
  12. If there is a tie between two or more candidates having equal merit, their merit will be determined on the basis of their ages, the candidate older in age shall be given preference over the younger.
  13. The dues other than notified by the University shall not be charged by the Department/College/Institute/Center from the students.
  14. A uniform policy to determine the merit will be observed in all the Departments/Colleges/Institutes/Centers/Sub-Campuses, as laid down in the Admission Regulations.
  15. Eligibility Criteria for admission of Foreign Students, if any, will be determined by the Admission Committee.
  16. A candidate whose candidature has been accepted will be required to produce the original documents for issuance of fee challan. The documents shall be retained by the department for a period of two semesters.
  17. A candidate whose candidature has been accepted will be required to produce the original documents for issuance of fee challan. The documents shall be retained by the department for a period of two semesters.
  18. All the government employees seeking admission to University of Sargodha should provide the NOC from the competent authority of Department concerned.
  19. Qualification from Institutions other than the University of Sargodha shall be equalized by the Equivalence Committee of the University/HEC. All the Departments will forward the cases of Equivalence to Chairman Equivalence Committee.
  20. As some of the transcripts provided by the students do not contain the detailed marks/percentage of marks so it becomes impossible to calculate merit on the basis of CGPA only. It is the responsibility of the students concerned to provide the detailed marks sheet to the department before the last date of submission of forms. If they fail to provide it they will not be considered eligible for admission as merit cannot be calculated on the basis of CGPA only.
  21. In the context of faculty development, there will be two seats reserved for teaching staff (Regular teaching staff) in MSc(Hons)/MS/MPhil evening programs in addition to the approved number of seats. In case these seats remain vacant then these will be reserved for spouse/children of the teaching staff (Regular teaching staff). Moreover, one seat is reserved for non-teaching staff (Regular staff) in MSc(Hons)/MS/MPhil evening programs. In case these seats remain vacant then these will be reserved for spouse/children of the non-teaching staff (Regular staff).
  22. University employees seeking admission to MS/MPhil or PhD program are required to provide NOC before the last date for submission of forms.
  23. In addition to the approved number of seats one seat for disable persons shall be reserved in MS/MPhil programs as notified by the Punjab Government. The department shall forward the cases of disable students to Committee constituted to determine the disability of candidate. The student shall be considered eligible after verification from the said Committee.
  24. All admissions made in contravention of these Regulations shall be void.