HEC New Policy 2018 For Graduate & Post Graduate Programs

It’s  most important news for you to know that HEC New Policy 2018 policy came into an existence. Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the phasing out / ending 2-year BA/BSc and 2-year MA/MSc programmes, hence there will be no admission in BA/BSc or MA/MSc programs. from academic years 2018 and 2020, respectively. A circular in this regard was sent to universities, a copy of which is attached in below and said that decision was made after thorough deliberation and that no university will offer 2 years-duration degree for BA, BSc, MA and MSc. In addition, a committee of experts from different universities, constituted by HEC, has devised a mechanism to accommodate existing BA/BSc students into 4-year BS programmes.

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In HEC New Policy 2018 after analyzing BA/BSc progrmmes of different universities, the Committee proposed a bridging semester as a foundation for such students to enter fifth semester of a 4-year programme. However, if a student opts to exit after two years, he/she will be awarded a two-year Associate Degree. In this regard, a notification has been issued to all the concerned institutions so that the students are not affected by any sudden move, and universities and colleges gradually adapt to the new scheme of studies.

HEC New Policy 2018 For Graduate & Post Graduate Programs

HEC New Policy 2018

Moreover, under HEC New Policy 2018 there will be no admission in BA, BSc programmes after 2018 and MA, MSc programmes after academic year 2020.In this regard, a notification has been issued to all the concerned institutions so that the students are not affected by any sudden move, and universities and colleges gradually adapt to the new scheme of studies. HEC said that move was made primarily due to the fact that most of universities in Pakistan offer 4-year BS and BSc (Hons) programmes, involving 16 years of education. However, others offer BA, BSc degrees involving 14 years of education.

Similarly there are some universities offering MS/M.Phil and MSc (Hons) with eighteen years of education, while others offer MA, MSc with 16 years of education.To avoid any confusion among employers, national, international organizations and community as well, Now HEC New Policy 2018 decided to streamline the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. HEC said that matter was taken up in a meeting of the “commission” and was approved as a policy.Now Hec 2 years Bachelors policy is being revoked from admission fall in 2018 as well.As 2 years bachelor graduate degree program ends with an immediate effect.post graduate degree which was comprised upon 4 years now will be consider as only graduate degree not post graduate or master as well.

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