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The university shall admit students to the programmes offered by the University through regulations laid out in this document. At the time of admission, every student shall submit a character certificate issued by the institutions earlier attended, failing this the admission may not be considered confirmed.  

Admission Procedure/Rules for Bachelor/BS (4 years), Pharm-D, Master, and B.Ed. Programmes

  • The admissions into BS or equivalent programmes/ Pharm-D / MA/M.Sc shall be widely advertised (both in local and national print media as well as social media) by the office of Admission.
  • The admission shall be open to all as per Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University Act including for those as per quota approved by the competent authorities from time to time, provided the approved eligibility criteria for the programmes are met.
  • Applications shall be received and processed online as per procedure advertised at the time of admissions.
  • The admission shall be based on merit established through the performance of the candidates in SSC or equivalent, the first year of HSSC or equivalent or BA/B.Sc (as the case may be) and the percentage marks in the entrance exam (NAT/ETEA/ETC/ other approved modes of entrance test). The acceptable percentage marks in entrance test shall be as approved from time to time by the competent authority.
  • Candidates without valid results of the entrance test shall be allowed to register for admission. However, their cases shall be considered for admission only after fulfilling the eligibility requirements duly supported documentary evidences.
  • The Admission offered shall be initially considered provisional and shall be confirmed through a notification by the HoD after due verification of the supporting documents. Any mistake in the documentary evidence or false statement on part of the candidate may lead to the cancellation of admission.
  • In cases of equivalency, only a certificate issued by the IBCC shall be considered acceptable for the purpose of admission.
  • A candidate may apply for admission to more than one degree programme with the condition to clearly state priorities. In case a student fails to accept an offer made in a programme of his first choice during the due period, he may be considered for admission into any other programme depending of the availability of seats as per his eligibility and merit.
  • A Candidate can apply on general merit as well as on reserved quota at the same time. In case of unavailability of eligible candidates for a particular programme under reserved quota or open merit may be considered interconvertible with the approval of the Vice Chancellor.
  • For merit determination :
    1. FOR BACHELOR/BS (4 YEAR) AND PHARM-D PROGRAMMES
      1. A 10% weight allocated to the percent marks in SSC/Equivalent
      2. B 40% weight allocated to the percent marks in the 1st year of HSSC/Equivalent
      3. 50% weight allocated to the percent marks in NAT/Entrance Test (ETEA)/ETC (HEC)/ other Provinces Testing Agencies with valid passing marks.
      4. Merit = A + B + C
    2. FOR MA/MSC, PROGRAMMES
      1. 10% weight allocated to the percent marks in SSC/Equivalent
      2. 20% weight allocated to the percent marks in HSSC/Equivalent
      3. 20% weight allocated to the percent marks in 3rd year of BA/BSc/Equivalent
      4. 50% weight allocated to the percent marks in Entrance Test NAT/ ETC (HEC)/ other Provinces Testing Agencies with valid passing marks.
      5. Merit = A + B + C + D
  • A general merit list shall be displayed online as well as Departmental Notice Boards opened for queries.
  • Queries regarding merit list shall be entertained within the notified time period both online as well as through mode of communication by the office of the respective HoD.
  • After entertaining all sorts of queries etc, the HoD shall notify offer of admission through a list displayed online as well as on the departmental notice boards.
  • In case of availability of seats admission could be extended through the notification of second, third, etc merit lists.
  • The provisionally admitted students shall submit their supporting documents in original in the office of the respective HoD for verification. Any evidence found contradictory to the already submitted copies of the documents at the time of online admission may lead to the cancellation of admission.
  • There shall be no requirement of provision of NOC/ study leave for admission in any degree programme at KUST.


Admission Procedure/ Rules for Graduate Programmes

  • The university shall widely advertise MPhil/MS and PhD Programmes.
  • The admission shall be open to all without any reserve quota provided the eligibility criteria are met.
  • Applications shall be received and processed online as per procedure advertised at the time of admissions.
  • The admissions into MS/MPhil / Equivalent shall be based on merit established through the performance of the candidates in SSC or equivalent, the HSSC or equivalent or BA/B.Sc (as the case may be), BS (04 years) or equivalent , MA/M.Sc or equivalent and the percentage marks in the entrance exam (GAT General/ GRE General or equivalent). The merit for admission to an MPhil/MS degree programme offered by the university shall be established as per following criteria:
    1. 40% weightage shall be given to academic as described below
    2. 50% weight allocated to the percentage in the required entrance test
    3. 10% weight allocated to the percentage achieved in the interview before the Departmental Graduate Committee.

The distribution of the 40% weight allocated to the academic shall be as per following criteria:

  1. Marks %age in BA/B.Sc/equivalent x 0.16
  2. Marks %age in MA/M.Sc/equivalent x 0. 24

Aggregate = A+B

In case of BS/Pharm-D or equivalent the distribution shall be worked out as following:

Cumulative percentage score in the entire degree programme x 0.40

  • The admission into PhD Programme shall be based on the availability of resources (facilities, supervision, etc). The eligibility of candidate shall be ascertained by the Departmental Graduate Committee from the academic testimonials submitted by applicants.
  • The Admission offered shall be initially considered provisional and shall be confirmed through a notification by the HoD after due verification of the supporting documents. Any mistake in the documentary evidence or false statement on part of the candidate may lead to the cancellation of admission.
  • In cases of equivalency, only a certificate issued by the IBCC/HEC shall be considered acceptable for the purpose of admission.

 

Eligibility Criteria for MS/MPhil or Equivalent:

  • Relevant BS or Master degree or equivalent with minimum 60% marks or minimum CGPA of 2.50 on the scale of 4.00 (semester system) from HEC recognized university/ degree awarding institution, with not less than 45% marks in any examination throughout the academic career. In case of admission to MPhil in English Language and Literature, however, minimum of 50% marks will be compulsory for those candidates who have passed MA/equivalent degree in English Language and Literature under Annual/ Term System of examination instead of 1st division in MA/equivalent degree.
  • The minimum acceptable percentage marks in GAT General/equivalent shall be 50% while in case of GRE General only 60 Percentile shall be considered acceptable.

 

Eligibility Criteria and Merit for PhD Programme

Admission to a PhD programme in any discipline shall be based solely on the availability of resources and willingness / commitment of a supervisor for the entire duration of the PhD studies of the candidate subject to the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Relevant MS/MPhil or equivalent with minimum 70% marks or minimum CGPA of 3.00 on the scale of 4.00 (semester system) from HEC recognized university/ degree awarding institution, with not less than 45% marks in any examination throughout the academic career. Additionally, the MS/MPhil degree in the relevant subject must be having a 06 credit hours of research component.
  2. GAT subject or equivalent with 60 % score or GRE Subject Test with 60 percentile score.
  3. Merit
  • 25% to the Academic (only MS/MPhil or equivalent)
  • 25% to the GAT test
  • 50% to the Interview conducted by the ASRB or a committee constituted by the ASRB for this purpose.

A+B+C

Ineligibility for Admission:

Persons convicted for moral turpitude by a court of law shall not be eligible for admission to any programme in the University. A candidate who has been rusticated/ expelled or whose entry in any College/University of the country has been banned for any reason whatsoever at any time during his academic career shall not be admitted to any programme without permission of the Syndicate.

Confirmation of Admissions

All the admissions will be provisional till the approval of the competent authority. No candidate will be entitled to deposit any dues if admission is not offered or claim any right till the confirmation of the admission.

Cancellation of Admission

  • The Head of respective teaching department reserves the right to refuse/ cancel the admission of candidates at any stage or revoke the degree who obtained his/ her admission by making any misstatement or concealing a material fact particularly regarding his/ her age, domicile, marks obtained, degree, or due to any other valid reason. Appeal against any such decision can be made to the University Admission Appellate Committee. Such cancellation shall be notified on the notice board and shall be immediately communicated to the candidate concerned through registered post on the address as mentioned in the admission form. The Admission Appellate Committee will be constituted of 5 members, headed by Dean or Senior Faculty member, three faculty members, and Director Academics as Secretary/members duly approved by the Vice Chancellor.

  • The condition of receipt/issuance of migration certificate has been relaxed for those candidates/students who are registered for 02 degree programmes simultaneously as per the HEC policy.

Admission Appellate Committee

When a candidate has been refused admission or his admission has been canceled, he/she will be entitled to prefer an appeal before the Appellate Committee within three (03) days of the notification displayed on the notice board of the department concerned. All such appeals must be presented in person or through a duly constituted agent to the Director Academics who shall cause these appeals to be received and shall inform there and then the candidates about the date when these appeals will be heard. The candidates shall be entitled to be present at the time of hearing if him/ her so desire. The decision of the Committee shall be final and shall be communicated to the candidate. After finalization/ closure of admissions, no appeal shall lie and thus the time-barred appeals received after the prescribed period of three (03) days and appeals received in a manner other than prescribed above shall not be entertained.

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