The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Educational Workers Associations (FAPUASA) has rejected the Larger Schooling Fee’s (HEC) revised Ph.D. admission coverage, and has mandated MS/MPhil for admissions for a doctorate diploma.
In a landmark resolution, the HEC had launched 4-year BS packages a number of years in the past in phases, whereas removing the MA/MSc packages in all public sector establishments of upper studying and analysis, a transfer that was not welcomed by the federation of universities.
In a press release on Tuesday, the FAPUASA vowed to withstand such unilateral insurance policies with full zeal.
Earlier than this coverage, college students had been required to have both an MPhil or equal diploma or 2-year post-graduate educating/analysis expertise to use for a Ph.D. diploma in any Pakistani college.
The fee, whereas phasing out the MPhil packages, had introduced to interchange them with a 6-semester MS program imitating the observe within the US and European universities to deliver our system at par with the first-world international locations. The transfer was meant to assist Ph.D. candidates apply to the American and European universities with out enterprise their graduate packages first.
Dr. Hasan Mahmood, President, Educational Workers Affiliation, Quaid-e-Azam College, lamented the HEC’s resolution to scrap the situation of MPhil for Ph.D. admission with out changing it with MS levels.
HEC ought to have opted for MPhil/MS choice. However, its new coverage permits the direct admission of BS graduates into Ph.D. packages in all of the disciplines in Pakistani universities.
The All Pakistan Universities Federation rejected the choice saying that it was made with out taking greater training establishments and academia on-board.
As per their assertion, MPhil packages will develop into redundant, which shall be an excellent loss for the colleges of Pakistan, including that the analysis productiveness of the students can even decline significantly.
Masters and MPhil college students are skilled to undertake high quality analysis work, mirrored by means of their worldwide analysis publications.
This expertise helps our Ph.D. candidates safe scholarships within the top-ranking world universities, it added.