Academic Eligibility Doctorate

Note:

  • View Research Themes of PhD programs.
  • The candidate passing University Entrance Test or having valid GRE/GAT (Subject) score for PhD admission at BU, needs to develop quality research proposal and submit to the Departmental Admission Committee.
  • The only exception to the 17.5/18 years education rule shall be a letter from the HEC authorizing a candidate with less than 17.5/18 years education in unambiguous terms for admission into a PhD program.

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

PhD Management Sciences

  • 17.5/18 years of MS/MPhil or equivalent education from an HEC-  recognized university in relevant discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • Initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of PhD admission.

PhD Economics

  • MS/MPhil economics degree (17.5/18 years of education) with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • Initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of PhD admission.

ENGINEERING SCIENCES

PhD Computer Sciences

  • 18 Years Education in the relevant discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • Initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of PhD admission.

PhD Electrical Engineering

  • 18 Years Education (MS/MPhil/equivalent) in the relevant discipline from an HEC recognized university with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • Initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of PhD admission.

PhD Software Engineering

  • 18 Years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent) in the relevant discipline from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% score in the relevant computing domain (Computer Science/Software Engineering/IT) or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • Initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of PhD admission.

PhD Computer Engineering

  • 18 year of education (MS/MPHIL/equivalent degree) in relevant discipline form an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • Initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of PhD admission.

Ph.D. (Mathematics)

  • 18 years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in Mathematics from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Ph.D. Geology

  • 5/18 years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in Earth Sciences from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences

  • 5/18 years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in Environmental Sciences from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

Ph.D. Geophysics

  • 5/18 years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in Geophysics from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Ph.D. International Relations

  • 18 years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in a relevant discipline from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

  • 18 years of education in Clinical Psychology or relevant field of Psychology including clinical internship and course contents from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

Ph.D. Organizational Psychology

  • 18 years of education in the relevant field of Psychology from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

MEDIA STUDIES

Ph.D. Media Studies

  • 18 years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in a relevant discipline from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

LAW

Ph.D. Law

  • LLM degree from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System).
  • Pre-qualification for LLB is also a mandatory requirement.
  • NTS-GAT (Subject) or GRE (Subject) Test passed with minimum 60% Marks or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks).
  • An initial Research Proposal/Statement of Purpose is required at the time of Ph.D. admission.

HEALTH SCIENCES

Ph.D. Health Sciences

  1. MBBS / BDS having 17.5/18 years of education with MPhil / FCPS/ equivalent degree from PM&DC and HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (semester system) or 60% marks (only where CGPA is not given/available) in the field of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology (Microbiology), Pathology (Histopathology), Pharmacology and Public health (MS / MPhil / MSPH/ MPH, with course work & thesis).
  2. Non-medical MPhil candidates are eligible to apply in PhD Health Sciences – Biochemistry, Physiology & Pathology (Microbiology) programs.
  3.  Non-medical MS/ MPhil/ MSPH/ MPH candidates with course work & thesis in nursing, social sciences, behavioral sciences are eligible to apply in PhD Health Sciences program – Public Health.
  4. The only exception to the 17.5/18 years of education rule shall be a letter from the HEC authorizing a candidate with less than 17.5/18 years of education in unambiguous terms for admission into a PhD program.
  5. Completion of one year of house job from PM&DC recognized institution / Hospital.
  6. Valid PM&DC registration certificate.
  7. Two years teaching experience in respective field will be given preference.
  8. All mentioned certificates and degrees duly attested by HEC to be produced at the time of interview to avoid ineligibility.
  9. Attestation by HEC on the candidate’s local degrees and cumulative transcript (on the back of the original degrees and transcript). HEC’s equivalency certificate is required for the candidate’s foreign degrees.
  10. Aptitude Test NTS-GAT (Subject Test), or GRE (Subject Test), passed with minimum 60% marks, or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks). Result be submitted at the time of application.