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Government College Women University Faisalabad

Ph.D Admission Policy/Criteria

Admission Policy and Criteria for Ph.D

1. Eligibility:
Females having domicile of Punjab are eligible for admission.
2. The candidates must have passed MS/M.Phil with minimum CGPA 3.00 out of 4.00 (Under SemesterSystem) or 1st Division (Under Annual System) in M.S/ M.Phil or equivalent degree from HEC recognized institution.
3. Domicile:
The candidate should submit the domicile certificate of Punjab. Candidate with domicile other than Punjabshall produce a nomination letter from her respective provincial government against reserved seats if there are any foreign students can also apply through the relevant Federal Ministry and their relevant department(s).
4. Age Limit:
No age limit for the admission in Ph.D. programmes shall be observed as long as there is no physical ormental handicap.
5. No Objection Certificate (NOC):
NOC is required from degree holders from other universities for registration in GCWomen University Faisalabad.
Minimum Academic Requirement: A candidate seeking admission to the degree must have M.Phil./MS/ sixyears education after F.A./F.Sc./A-Level/ any other equivalent Educational Certification for the degree on the basis ofwhich admission is requested, in at least first division/CGPA 3.00) and qualify (60%) subject GRE test conducted by theDirectorate of Advanced Studies of GCWomen University Faisalabad
Admission may be conducted twice a year i.e. in the fall semester and spring semester. If a candidate fails tocomplete enrollment, her admission shall stand cancelled. However, nominees of HEC, GCWUF, foreign countries andother government organizations, may be admitted up to the end of each semester with the condition that they willhave to cover up the courses by taking seminars, special problem and research project.
a) The admission to a degree programme shall be made by the Advanced Studies and Research Board on the basisof merit list prepared and checked by the Directorate of Advanced Studies.
b) Lists of selected candidates would be displayed by the Director Advanced Studies and if needed subsequentlists would be displayed till the last seat is filled up.
c) (Explanation: The last list would be displayed keeping in view that 75% attendance in lectures would not suffer).
d) The Advanced Studies and Research Board may refuse admission to a candidate on disciplinary or moralgrounds or on the violation of university rules.
9. The Candidate must have passed with 60% score of subject GRE. For this purpose the following committee has been constituted:

Director Advanced Studies                                                 Convener

Coordinator of the Respective Faculty                              Member
(Prof. Dr. NighatBhatty/Prof. Ms. RashidaZafar/ MrsShabanaFakhar)

Chairperson / Incharge of Respective Department          Member

The respective Dean/Acting Dean/ Coordinator shall ensure the Secrecy/ Transparency of the test.

Admission to the Ph.Dprogrammes will be made through Directorate of Advanced Studies as under:
Applications will be submitted to the Director of Advanced Studies, the office of DAS will calculate the merit of eligible candidates.
The merit lists will be displayed by Directorate of Advanced Studies.
Admission will be granted strictly on merit basis and in accordance with the guidelines provided by HEC.
The candidate must have secured minimum 60% in subject GRE conducted by DAS.
Candidates working in Government/Semi Government or private institutions shall have to submit “No Objection Certificate” from the concerned organization.
Merit computation for Ph.D. Programmes:
Following merit computation formula (percentage) will be adopted:



Research Publications

Subject GRE
(Qualify) with 60%


MS/M.Phil or equivalent:
1st Division (annual System)/ 60% marks
Not less than 3.00/4.00 CGPA ((Under Semester System)

Interview will be taken by the committee headed by the respective Dean/Coordinator. Other members are as below:
Director Advanced studies or her nominee.
Chairperson of the respective department.
Senior most faculty member from the respective department
c. Research Publications:
Following additional marks will be awarded to the candidates for Publication of research paper (s)/ publication (s) in HEC recognized journal (s) as under:
One research paper/publication = 3 marks
ii. Two or more research paper/publications = 5 marks
*HEC guidelines will be followed for admission to Ph.D.
10. If the student got admission by any mistake (human error/Computer etc.) and does not fulfil the criteria of admission mentioned in the prospectus, her admission shall stand cancelled automatically and there will be no liability on the part of the institution.
11. Each student has to submit a “Declaration” on judicial paper of Rs:-50/- at the time of enrolment in the office of Director Advanced Studies (Specimen is annexed).

SrNo. Department Eligibility Criteria


Arabic/ Botany/Chemistry/Food Science & Technology/ Home Economics (Food & Nutrition)/ Urdu/  Zoology/ MS/ M.Phil. with at least 3.00/4.00 CGPA in relevant field and at least 60 % marks in  subject GRE conducted by DAS.