HEC makes MPhil mandatory for PhD admission
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has reverted and suspended its own policy and now made MPhil degree mandatory for getting admission in the PhD, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The HEC meeting has approved a new policy and informed all the universities in this regard. It means, now there will be no direct admission after BS Honor (four years degree) in PhD.
It has been announced by the apex education commission that HEC will again review the direct PhD policy after BS Honours in 2022.
The previous policy of HEC was opposed by various academicians and universities bodies including public sector universities and the Association of Private Sector Universities Pakistan (APSUP). The academicians including various Vice-Chancellors were urging the HEC to review its PhD policy.
Reporter Akmal Soomro