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MPhil/MS Program


The Department of Zoology offers MPhil/MS Zoology program with specializations in various disciplines (see our web page). Candidates holding MSc/BS (4 years) degree in relevant areas of Zoology/Biology or equivalent degree are eligible for our MPhil/MS program. The number of open positions depends upon the availability of faculty members and space in a respective lab/research group.

Admission Requirements


The applicants should have following requirements on their credit:
1. First Division in MA/MSc or BA/BSc or at least 60% marks in BS (Hons) and al other 4-5 years Degrees.
2. Should have no third division in BA/BSc or MA or MSc.
3. In case FA/FSc is 3 rd division, the candidate must have obtained 1 st division in both BA/BSc and MA/MSc; or at least 60% marks in BS (Hons) and all other 4-5 years Degrees.
4. In case of in-service applicants, a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the employer must be attached with the Admission Data Summary Sheet and routed through Proper Channel.
5. The applicants must provide official detailed marks certificate (DMC) showing percentage of marks obtained in MSc/BS Hons/4-5 years program.

Following are not eligible for admission to MPhil/MS program:
1. Those who have been rusticated or expelled from any University or College for misconduct or use of unfair means in the examinations or any offence involving moral turpitude.
2. Those who were admitted earlier to MPhil/MS program but later were declared to have been ceased students of the university.


Subject Test/Interview


1. Admission to MPhil/MS program is based on cumulative merit to be determined from previous academic record (50%), Quaid-i-Azam University’s written General and Subject test (40%) and interview (10%).
2. Only the applicants scoring 50% in the written test will be called for interview.
3. Sample papers of admission test are available at the QAU website www.qau.edu.pk).
4. Applicants appearing in the Entry Test must bring original CNIC/degrees certificates/DMC.

PhD Program


The Department of Zoology offers PhD Zoology program with specializations in various disciplines (see our web page). Candidates holding MS/MPhil degree in relevant areas of Zoology/Biology or equivalent degree are eligible for our PhD program. The number of open positions depends upon the availability of faculty members and space in a respective lab/research group.

Admission Requirements


1. The minimum CGPA for admission should be 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual System) in MPhil/MS/Equivalent degree from HEC recognized university.
2. The applicants must provide official certificate showing percentage of marks obtained in MSc/BS Hons/4-5 years program.
3. In case of in-service candidates, the applicants are required to submit a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the head of institution at the time of submission of PhD admission form. Upon admission, he/she is required to submit study leave notification(s) at least for three years (as a whole or year wise) at least for one year extendable to three years duly signed by the competent authority at the time of joining the Department. Failing to submit leave notification the admission of the student shall stand cancelled. The Supervisor and Chairperson of the Department/ Institute/School/Centre will ensure the study leave and report to the AS&RB along with the progress report.
4. Candidates applying for admission are required to must submit a copy of synopsis on the proposed research work. Admission will be given subject to the availability of the Supervisor in the field of research strictly according to HEC’s requirements.

Subject Test/Interview


1. Admission to PhD program shall be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from previous academic record, University’s written subject test and interview.
2. Only those applicants who will secure 70% marks in the written test will be called for interview/presentation of research proposals.
3. Applicants appearing in the Entry Test must bring original CNIC/degrees certificates/DMC for identification.

Course Work


1. Admission to PhD program is made on a competitive basis. The minimum period for completion of PhD Program is three years whereas maximum period is seven years.
2. Course work of 18 credit hours is required to be completed, preferably in the first year, followed by a written and oral comprehensive examination for granting candidacy as PhD scholar. Biannual progress reports will be submitted by the supervisor to AS & RB. PhD candidature shall stand cancelled upon two consecutive negative reports from the Supervisor. A defense seminar toward near completion of research work and mandatory research publication in W category impact factor journal are prerequisites for thesis evaluation by foreign referees. Upon receiving two positive reports viva-voce examination shall be held for award of degree.


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Department of Zoology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-051 9064 3074, Email: zoo@qau.edu.pk