ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has changed the policy for PhD admissions in public and private universities in the country.
After getting approval from the commission, a new policy document was sent to the universities.
The HEC has empowered universities to admit students pursuing BS Honors degrees directly into the PhD.
The 12-page HEC policy document will take effect on January 1, 2021.
Under the new policy, the university will have to get official approval from the HEC to launch two PhD programs a year.
According to the new policy of PhD, students with BS Honors degree can do PhD in any subject but for this, the concerned universities will have to formulate their own code.
According to the policy document, universities will have the option to maintain the requirement of M.Phil and MS for admissions in PhD, however, the universities will have to get approval from the Academic Council.
Students seeking admission on the basis of a BS Honors degree will have to study additional subjects. A professor will be authorised to oversee the PhD thesis of a maximum of five scholars.
If the PhD Scholar succeeds in publishing his dissertation in the X-Category Research Journal, the report of a single expert dissertation will be considered sufficient for the examination of PhD thesis.
The HEC has set a minimum of three years and a maximum of eight years to complete a PhD degree. However, universities will be allowed two years for a period of more than eight years. The HEC has made it clear that the maximum period for completing a PhD degree is ten years.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 27, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||361||364.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||37.93||38.28|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.58||176.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Karachi||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Quetta||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Attock||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Multan||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|