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18.
APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS:
i
The DPC (with co-opted members) will recommend to the Advanced Studies and Research Board to approve a panel of External Examiners of six experts (foreign from technically advanced countries - for thesis evaluation and local - for viva voce exam) for evaluation of thesis before submission or at the time of submission of thesis.
ii
The Vice-Chancellor shall appoint two External Examiners.
iii
The Controller of Examinations shall get thesis evaluated within six months after the date of submission/resubmission of thesis to his office. Any delay beyond six months be brought to the notice of the Vice-Chancellor immediately.
iv
No degree shall be awarded unless all Examiners recommend the award of the degree. While recommending the award of degree, the examiners shall also report whether or not the thesis is fit for publication both from the point of view of content and language.
v
If both External Examiners find that the thesis is wholly inadequate the candidate will be asked for additional research work of maximum of one year.
vi
If one of the External Examiners approves the thesis and the other rejects, it shall be sent to a fresh (3 rd ) examiner, for evaluation. If this new (3rd ) examiner disapproves the thesis, the candidate shall be declared to have failed. In case of approval of the thesis by the 3 rd examiner, the case shall be processed further for the thesis defense.
vii
If any of the examiners adjudges the thesis inadequate and suggests major modification/ revision of the thesis, the candidate will be required to re-submit a Revised Version of the thesis within one year. He will be required to pay fresh fee for the examination.
viii
The same examiner who suggests modification of the thesis, but not recommended the award of Degree, shall evaluate the Revised Version of the thesis.
ix
If Examiner suggests modification/ corrections and also recommends the award of Ph.D degree, the candidate will make changes within three months. The corrections/ modifications/ changes in the revised version will be verified by the supervisor and Dean of the Faculty.
x
If any of the examiners finds the thesis adequate but suggests minor modifications/ revision, this may be incorporated and certified by the thesis supervisor (Internal Examiner) and Dean of the relevant faculty.
xi
If the thesis is adjudged as adequate by all the Examiners and accepted by the Advanced Studies and Research Board, the scholar shall be required to undergo a Viva-Voce Examination to be conducted by one External Examiner (local) and Supervisor/s.
xii
One examiner for viva-voce examination should be appointed from within Pakistan from the approved panel.
xiii
Examiners may have separate viva-voce examination which will be followed by Public Defense.
xiv
The Viva Voce Examination shall be open to the public (public defense) but only the Examiners appointed for this purpose will do the evaluation.
xv
If the scholar fails to satisfy the examiners in the viva-voce examination, they may require the scholar to defend the thesis for the second (and the final) time within a period of six months.
  If the scholar passes the Viva Voce Examination, the Syndicate on the recommendation of the Advanced Studies and Research Board will approve the reports of the examiners for the thesis and oral examination and award of the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY in the relevant subject to the candidate.

 
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