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Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Rules & Regulations

1.
There shall be an Admission Committee to supervise admissions. The Admission Committee constituted for the purpose shall be as under:-
 
1
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Chairman)
 
2
Deans of all the Faculties
 
3
Principals of Constituent Colleges
 
4
Chairman, Semester Implementation Committee
 
5
Director, Undergraduate Studies
 
6
Chairperson, DPCC
 
7
Director, Students Affairs
 
8
Chairman, Hall Council
 
9
D.G. Gujranwala Campus
 
10
Director, Jhelum Campus
 
11
Director, IT
 
12
Controller of Examinations
 
13
Registrar, University of the Punjab, Lahore (Secretary)
2.
Admission shall be made, except for the reserved seats (Annexure-I, Pages 10), on the basis of merit in accordance with the criteria laid down, from time to time, by the Academic Council. However,
 
a)
In case of admission to BS or equivalent and MA/M.Sc or equivalent classes including Senior Diploma in physical Education two marks will be deducted for each late year to a maximum of five years as fixed by the Admission Committee and approved by the Vice-Chancellor. The deduction of marks for the late years is not applicable to MS/M.Phil and Ph. D programs. More so, the immediate last five sessions will be considered for admission only.
 
b)
The criteria for admission to all other classes, not enumerated in clause (a) above will be notified  separately after it is chalked out by the Admission Committee and approved by the Vice-Chancellor but admission to the other classes shall also be governed mutatis mutandis by these regulations. The affiliated colleges will, however, frame their own Rules and Regulations for admission to undergraduate classes.
3.
Students whose names were dropped or struck off from the rolls of any University Teaching Department/ Center/Institute/Constituent/Affiliated College due to shortage of lectures or non-payment of dues or poor performance or non-appearance in examination etc., in the annual system, shall not be granted readmission without the permission of the Syndicate. The Syndicate may not consider such cases except on there commendations of the University Admission Committee. The University Admission Committee may consider such cases on the recommendations of the respective Deans of the Faculties/Principals of Affiliated Colleges. However, the students dropped or struck off from the rolls of any University Teaching Department/Center/Institute/Constituent/Affiliated College due to poor performance under semester system shall not be granted re-admission in any case in the same Department/Center/Institute/Constituent/Affiliated Colleges
3a.
In case the student remains absent from class for seven days without leave approved by the concerned HOD, his/her name shall be removed from the rolls. However, the students shall be eligible for re-enrollment within three weeks-time from the date first absence if approved by the Chairman Admission Committee on the payment of prescribed fee in University of the Punjab, Lahore (see dues fee accounts book).
4.
Only those candidates who have passed the BA / B.Sc. / BS / BFA / BBIT/ B.Com / BBA / MBBS / B.Sc Engg)/Pharm.D / MBIT / M.Com / LLB / MPA / MA / M.Sc. / LLM / M.Sc. (Engg) / MS / M.Phil. or any equivalent examination shall be eligible for admission to the next higher class. The result of pre-requisite degree/certificate for admission in any discipline should be officially notified by the respective   body/authority of the university/board till the date of closing of admission.
5.
The Chairmen/Directors/Principals of the Departments/Centers/Institutes/Constituent/Affiliated Colleges shall, each year, communicate for approval to the Admission Committee through the Dean of the Faculty concerned/Principal of the Affiliated Colleges, prior to admission, the total number of students to be admitted including the students to be admitted against the reserved seats. This number shall not be         increased without the prior approval of the Vice-Chancellor, nor shall the criteria be modified without his approval. Special criteria for weightage in admission to a particular discipline, against merit seats shall be equally applicable to the Affiliated Colleges. The Affiliated Colleges may, however, determine their own special criteria for filling the Reserved Seats.
6.
Any student, who was rusticated, expelled, or whose entry in any College/University Campus was banned by the University for any reason whatsoever or any person declared persona non-grate shall not be admitted in the University at any degree level.
7.
All issues/queries connected with admission shall be resolved by the Admission Committee.
8.
Any Reserved Seat (see Annexure-I, page 10) which remains unfilled, may, with the approval of the Vice- Chancellor, be transferred to the Merit Quota. The Affiliated Colleges shall have their own Regulations for admission of students against the reserved seats. If no application is received on any quota base admission against reserved seat shall be converted into open merit and seats will be considered preferably in first merit list with the approval of Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Chairman, Admission Committee.
9.
Any person who has attained the age of twenty-six years or more on the last date fixed for the receipt of the applications for admission shall not be admitted to MA / M. Sc or equivalent classes. Any person who has attained the age of twenty-four years or more on the last date fixed for the receipt of the applications for admission shall not be admitted to BS/BSc. or equivalent classes. However, the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendations of the Chairman/ Director/ Principal and Dean of Faculty concerned, may relax this Regulation for male candidates/female candidates /foreign candidates/up to a maximum of 2 years for male and 5 years for female candidates seeking admission to the undergraduate/ Graduate Course. There shall be no age limit for Disable/Special Students. (Vide Notification No.S.O.(A-III)1-83/2012 dated 7/11/2013 issued by HED).
10.
The above Regulations relating to the year of graduation shall be decided by the Admission Committee each year and the regulations relating to age shall not be applicable to in-service teachers of recognized institution for admission to M.A. in Physical Education and Information Technology.
11.
Lists of students selected for admission in BS/MA/M.Sc or equivalent, MS/M.Phil or equivalent and Ph.D. programs shall be prepared in accordance with the prescribed Performa (Annexure-III, page 17) and submitted to the Dean concerned, prior to notification, for approval
12.
There shall be no age limit or session preference for Self-Supporting/Replica (Afternoon, Evening) programs.
13.
Persons who were on the rolls of the University during the preceding five years shall not be admitted to a Certificate/Diploma Class, without the prior approval of the Admission Committee.
14.
No student shall be admitted to a second or subsequent Ph.D./M.Phil. / MS and Master’s Degree or Law Courses and Undergraduate i.e. BS or Equivalent program (Regular and Self-Supporting program) in the University Teaching Departments/Centers/ Institutes/ Constituent/Affiliated Colleges.
15.
Any admission made in contravention of these Regulations shall be void.
16a.
Under extraordinary circumstances, the Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Heads of the Institutions, may allow migration of students from another University to the University of the Punjab or from an Affiliated College to a Teaching Department of the University/Affiliated College and vice-versa, provided that:-
 
a)
The Institutions concerned agree to the migration of such a student.
 
b)
The courses of studies are recognized as equivalent by the Department/ Institute/ College/ Centre/School.
 
c)
The applicant fulfills the conditions of eligibility and merit to be determined in accordance with the Regulations contained in this booklet; and
 
d)
The condition relating to the year of passing examination applicable to the corresponding admission of the University of the Punjab shall also be applicable to the students seeking migration.
16b.
A migration certificate (in case the applicant graduated from a University other than the Punjab/all Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education) must be produced by the final date of admission.
16c.
The migration shall be allowed only in accordance with the Migration Policy already approved by the competent authority.
17.
An authenticated certificate in respect of Hafiz-e-Qur’an must be attached with the original admission application failing which no credit shall be given.
18.
If there is a tie between two or more candidates having equal merit in MA/M.Sc or equivalent programs, their merit shall be determined on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the BA/B. Sc or equivalent examination. If that is also equal, then marks in FA/ F. Sc shall be considered. In case that is also equal, then marks in Matriculation shall be considered. Thereafter, if the candidates have equal merit, the candidate older in age shall be given preference over the younger in age. Similarly in case of tie between two or more candidates for admission in BS program above said criteria shall be applicable.
19a.
The BA/B.Sc/BS degree from other than Pakistani Universities where the subject of English is not compulsory shall not be considered equivalent to the respective degrees of the University of the Punjab and students holding such degrees shall not be admitted in MA/ M. Sc and /or LLM/ MS/ M. Phil/ Ph.D.
19b.
All graduates having studied the subject of English carring 100 marks in BA/B.Sc or equivalent degree shall be admitted in all programs of University of the Punjab except M.A. English. Equivalence Committee of Punjab University has decided in its meeting held on 31-10-2017 that the equivalence can be granted to the applicants who have B.A. (with 550 marks) degree awarded by University of Peshawar, Qurtuba University Science and Information Technology, D.I.Khan, Hazara University, Mansehra, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University on the basis of following grounds:-
 
(i)
If the aggregate percentage of contents of English subject offered by the said universities of KPK is of at least 25%.
 
(ii)
Furthermore, the existing students of said universities who had not studied the subject of English carring 100 marks (03 credit hours) in B.Sc. and have already been enrolled in the Punjab University, be allowed equivalence with the condition they shall pass/qualify the English subject of B.Sc. (100 marks) from Punjab University as is practiced for the category of MBBS/Pharm-D degree holders, as per university rules.
20.
The marks obtained by a candidate in the additional subject shall neither be counted nor given any weightage for the purpose of admission.
21.
The dues other than notified by the University shall not be charged by the Departments from the students.
22.
The students of 4 and / or 5 years Bachelors program shall be allowed to opt for an exit on medical/emergency grounds after successful completion of study of first two years. Such students shall be awarded 2 years Associate Degree.
23.
Special students (disabled/blind) shall be allowed to avail education and hostel facilities free of cost in the University of the Punjab.
24.
The eligibility for admission to BS or equivalent, MA/ M. Sc or equivalent, MS/ M. Phil or equivalent and Ph.D is as under:
 
a)
The entry test is optional to Departments/Centers/Institutes/Colleges for BS Program as well as for MA/M.Sc or equivalent Programs after Intermediate/ BA/B.Sc or equivalent respectively. However, entry test and interview for admissions to LLM/ M.Sc (Engg)/MS/M. Phil/ MBIT/MFA/M.Arch./1½ years MBA/M.Com /Ph.D shall be mandatory. All the candidates for admission in BS/B.Sc (Engg.)/BBIT/Pharm-D/B.Com/BBA/BFA/LLB (5-Yrs) / B.Arch/ or equivalent and MA /M.Sc/ MPA/ MBA/M.Com /MB Econ/ MIM/ MIOM / MBSM/ LLB (3-Yrs)/LLM/M.Sc (Engg.)/MS/M.Phil /MBIT/MFA/M.Arch./1½ years MBA/ M.Com or equivalent/ Ph.D programs shall qualify the Entry Test (if the Departments/Centers/Institutes/Colleges has opted for the test or it is mandatory) to become eligible for the admission.
  Eligibility for BS or Equivalent:
 
The candidates holding F.A/F.Sc or equivalent qualification with at least 2nd division and not more than 24 years of age shall be eligible for admission to BA/B.Sc/BS/ BBIT/ B.Com/ BBA/ BFA/ LLB (5-Years) /B.Arch/or equivalent programs in University of the Punjab/Affiliated Colleges. The candidates holding F.Sc. (Pre-Medical with 60% marks) shall be eligible in Pharm-D as well as holding F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering with 60% marks) shall be eligible in B.Sc. (Engg.) and not more than 24 years of age. The candidate holding 3rd division in any previous exam is not eligible for admission in BA/B.Sc/BS or equivalent program in University of the Punjab/Affiliated Colleges. Two marks shall be deducted from (percent academic) marks for each late session to a maximum of previous 5 sessions/years. Such applicant have to furnish an affidavit to the effect that he/she did not get admission in any Institution in the period intervening between the year of passing the Examination. and year of application for admission.(vide notification No. S.O (C.A)1-28/2015 dated 20th July,2016). Pre-Admission Entry Test shall be mandatory for the admission against merit as well as reserved seats. However, Foreign/GB/AJK/ KPK/ Sindh and Balochi applicants shall be exempted from the entry test.
  Eligibility for MA/M.Sc or Equivalent:
 
The candidates holding B.A/B.Sc (14-Years of Education) or equivalent qualification with at least 2nd division and not more than 26 years of age shall be eligible for admission in MA/M.Sc or equivalent/MPA/ MBA/ M.Com/MB Econ/MIM/MIOM/MBSM/LLB (3-Years).  The candidate holding 3rd division in any previous exam shall not be eligible for admission in MA/MSc.or equivalent program. Two marks will be deducted from percent academic marks for each late session to a maximum of previous five sessions/years.Such applicant have to furnish an affidavit to the effect that he/she did not get admission in any Institution in the period intervening between the year of passing the Examination and year of application for admission.(vide notification No. S.O(C.A)1-28/2015 dated 20th July,2016). 50% seats are reserved for graduates from Punjab University and rest 50% shall be filled on the basis of open merit. Pre-Admission Entry Test shall be mandatory for the admission against merit as well as reserved seats. However, foreign/GB/AJK/ KPK/ Sindh and Balochi applicants shall be exempted from the entry test.
  i. Academic Record : 70%
  ii. Entry Test : 30%
 
In case of admission to college of Arts and design the Entry Test  and weightage of academic qualifications shall be as under:-
  i. Academic Record : 50%
  ii. Entry Test & Interview : 50%
 
b)
Eligibility for MS/M.Phil or Equivalent and Ph.D or Equivalent.
 
I
The applicant must have sixteen year education (BS,M.A.,M.Sc. or equivalent) as per HEC criteria for admission in MS, M.Phil, M.Sc. (Engg), M.Sc. (Hons), LLM, MBIT, MFA, M.Arch 1½ Yrs MBA, M.Com or equivalent.
 
II
For admission in Ph.D., eighteen year education,with research LLM, M.Sc (Engg), M.Sc. (Hons), MS, M.Phil, MBIT, MFA, M.Arch/ 1½ years MBA, M.Com. with 3.0/4.0 CGPA/OPM 70% /1st division as per HEC rules, shall be mandatory.
 
III
The candidate shall have to pass GRE based test, conducted by the approved committee of the concerned department with 50% marks for M.Phil and 70% for Ph.D.
25.

A uniform policy to determine the merit shall be observed in all the Departments, as laid down in the Admission Regulations.

26.
a)
A uniform policy to determine the merit will be observed in all the Departments, as laid down in the Admission Regulations.
 
b)
Only those candidates who have Degrees/Certificates duly recognized by University of the Punjab shall be eligible to apply.
 
c)
The admission of applicants from other universities shall be subject to production of Equivalence Certificate from Punjab University before admission.
 
d)
Criteria for admission of Foreign Students shall be in accordance with condition prescribed in Annexure-I, page10.
 
e)
Quota of reserved seats for the following categories shall be such as has been laid down under prescribed in Annexure-I, page 10.
    1) Foreign students
2) Children of Martyrs of Army/War Disabled, serving and retired army Personnel of the Defense Forces
3) Azad Kashmir
4) Northern Areas
5) Children of Refugees from IHK
6) Baluchistan
7) Sindh
8) Blind/Disabled persons
9) Outstanding Sports persons
10) Applicants having distinction in Co-curricular activities
11) Son/Daughter of Overseas Pakistani
12) Children/Spouses/real brother or sister/nephew and nieces of the P.U. Teachers
13) Children/Spouses/real brother or sister/nephew and nieces of the P.U. Employees
27.
Those students who have already availed the opportunity of admission once in the University of the Punjab/affiliated colleges are not eligible for any same level degree admission in any Department/Center/Institute/College and affiliated colleges of the university i.e. the students once granted admission will by no means have any right of re-admission in the same level of degree in this university in any same/subsequent year.
28.
All the applicants shall apply separately on morning, evening, replica, self- supporting quota seats for each discipline. No application submitted once in a category shall be converted/considered in any other category/discipline.
All University Rules and Regulations shall be applicable and subject to change owing to the current COVID-19 Crisis/Government Policy.
Error and omissions are excepted.


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