GAT no more required for M.Phil and Ph.D

Punjab University Lahore has finally announced that they will not demand GAT for students seeking admission to M.Phil and Ph.D. This decision has been taken after the LHC passed the orders about validity of NTS.

PU Lahore Meeting on GAT

According to Pakistan Today (3rd May 2014):

The Punjab University (PU) on Friday ended the condition of passing graduate assessment test (GAT) organised by the National Testing Services (NTS) for admission in MPhil and PhD programmes.

Punjab University Vice Chancellor was present in the high level meeting.Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran agree that GAT is not mandatory and PU will not ask for GAT from the candidates who want to get admission in any discipline. It will be applicable to all admissions from now and after.

However, the departmental screening tests will be held as usual.

Based on PU Lahore decision, it is hoped that all other universities will follow this decision.

The official website of Punjab University Lahore shows the following notice (Online):

LAHORE: (Friday, May 02, 2014): A meeting presided over by Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has unanimously decided that the condition of passed NTS’ test to qualify for admissions at M Phil and PhD level has been removed from the upcoming academic session. The meeting was held at Al Raazi Hall of Undergraduate Study Centre which was attended by deans of various faculties and a large number of heads of departments, institutes, centres and colleges of Punjab University.

The meeting decided that the departments concerned will hold their own entry tests for MS/M Phil as prescribed in the admission regulations book 2014 of University of the Punjab. The meeting decided that the successful candidates’ academic record will be evaluated from the rest of 50 marks.

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  1. Usman says:

    That’s good news.

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