Larger Training Fee (HEC) has as soon as once more suggested college students to not waste their money and time by enrolling in unauthorized diploma applications together with the two-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc applications.
HEC’s warning comes after Karachi College (KU) final week introduced to restart the two-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc applications in authorities and personal faculties throughout Sindh. KU additionally determined to postpone the implementation of the two-year Affiliate Diploma program of the HEC in faculties within the province till June subsequent yr.
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In an official assertion, HEC stated that one or two universities have introduced to renew admissions to the unauthorized two-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc applications. Whereas these universities will reap monetary advantages from the admissions, it’ll negatively influence the scholars possessing these levels as they’ll grow to be ineligible for jobs or additional schooling sooner or later.
HEC clarified that the choice to part out the two-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc applications resulting from severe issues over the standard of such applications and change them with the four-year BS diploma was taken method again in 2004. Nonetheless, universities have been allowed to proceed each techniques in a transition interval.
The transition interval resulted in 2016 and HEC determined to cast off BA/BSc applications on 31 December 2018 and MA/MSc applications on 31 December 2020. It was additionally determined that the final BA/BSc examination can be held in 2020 whereas admission to the final batch of MA/MSc would happen earlier than 31 December 2020. HEC reminded all universities about these choices in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
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Moreover, HEC launched the two-year Affiliate Diploma as a substitute for the BA/BSc diploma in 2011. HEC’s Affiliate Diploma is equal to 14 years of schooling and permits the scholars to get admission within the fifth semester of respective BS applications after assembly the necessities of the admitting college.
Nonetheless, HEC allowed some flexibility to the colleges because of the disruption attributable to the Coronavirus pandemic.
It granted a three-month grace interval to wrap up the ultimate BA/BSc exams earlier than 31 March 2021. To facilitate the scholars of the final batch of BA/BSc exams, it prolonged the deadline for taking admission within the final MA/MSc batch from 31 December 2020 to 31 March 2021.
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HEC additionally allowed BA/BSc diploma holders to use for admission within the fifth semester of the BS applications topic to the completion of a bridging semester or any extra course necessities imposed by the admitting college. It additionally requested the scholars who missed the deadline for making use of to the MA/MSc applications to use within the fifth semester of the BS applications.
Greater than 16 years later, HEC lastly did away with the two-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc applications below its Undergraduate Training Coverage that was enforced in January this yr. It additionally introduced to not acknowledge the levels of scholars who enrolled within the BA/BSc applications after 31 December 2018 and within the MA/MSc applications after 31 December 2021.