Note: These rules are updated according to Prospectus 2014
1.1 Minimum Academic Requirement: A candidate seeking admission to the degree of B.Sc. (Hons)./ BS (4 years) / Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)/ Bachelor of Fashion Design (BFD)/ Bachelor of Textile Design (BTD)/ Bachelor of Graphic Design (BGD) / Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/ Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) / LLB ( 5 years program) must have passed FA / F.Sc./ ICS / A level or equivalent (to be determined by the Equivalence Committee) from a recognized institution with at least 45% marks or 2nd division on the basis of the respective category of admission, excluding 20 marks of Hafiz-e-Quran. For the subjects of Engineering and Pharmacy etc., the minimum admission requirement is 1st division.
1.2 Domicile: The candidate should submit the domicile of Punjab Province. The candidate with domicile other than the Punjab province has to produce a nomination letter from his/her respective provincial government against reserved seats if any. Foreign students and overseas can also apply through the relevant Federal Ministry.
1.3 Medical Certificate: The candidate must produce at the time of the first enrollment, a certificate from the University Resident Medical Officer to the effect that the student is free from any communicable (contagious) disease or mental or physical disability which is likely to stand in the way of his/her pursuing the chosen field of study.
1.4 Age/Gender: There shall be no gender discrimination for admission to all the Bachelor degree programs. The maximum age limit is 22 years, which may be relaxed up to 2 years by the competent authority in hardship cases.
2.1 The medium of instruction and examination shall be English (except faculty of Islamic and Oriental Learning, which will be Urdu or their relevant subject languages).
3.1 The duration for the B.Sc. (Hons) / BS/BBA shall not be less than 8 and more than 12 semesters. In case of Pharm-D and LLB (5 years program) the minimum duration shall not be less than 10 and more than 14 semesters.
4.1 There shall be 2 semesters (Fall and Spring) of 18 weeks each in a academic year. The commencement of semesters shall be regulated by the Academic Council.
(Explanation: Out of 18 weeks, 16 weeks shall be actual teaching time, the rest may be utilized for enrollment, conduct of examinations and declaration of results, etc.).
5.1 The subjects of study for the various degree program are given in the Prospectus which may be amended from time to time.
6.1 The minimum credit hour requirement for instituting various degree programs shall be as following;
BS (4 years) / Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)/ Bachelor of Fashion Design (BFD)/ Bachelor of Textile Design (BTD)/ Bachelor of Graphic Design (BGD) / Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/ Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
124 credit hours
LLB (5 years)
184 credit hours
192 credit hours
7.1 All the academic matters shall be routed through proper channel i.e. through the Chairman/Incharge of the Department/Director and Principal/Dean/Coordinator of the faculty concerned.
8.1 Admissions shall be conducted in the Fall semester and only once in a calendar year. If a candidate fails to complete enrollment, his/her admission shall be cancelled. In special situation the worthy vice chancellor may allow admission to any program in spring semester.
9.1 The admission to a Bachelor degree programs shall be made by Directorate of Under graduate studies on the basis of merit list prepared by the said directorate
10.1 A candidate admitted to the course shall for so long as the student has not completed all the requirements for the degree, enroll for each semester subject to the maximum admissible limit of semesters.
11.1 A student may discontinue enrolled semester before appearing in the final examination with the permission of the Vice Chancellor obtained through the Director,(DUS) on the recommendations of the Dean/Coordinator of respective faculty and Director/Principal/ Chairman/incharge, on account of sickness duly certified by the University Medical Officer or due to circumstances beyond his/her control subject to fulfillment of condition that the student has passed the final examination of previous semester with minimum prescribed GPA/CGPA required for the said degree program.
11.2 The facility of discontinuation can be availed only once during whole degree program and it could be for two semesters only (one academic year).
11.3 A student so permitted to discontinue is required to resume his/her studies after the two semesters(one freezed semester and other gap with zero credit hour semester) on the recommendation of Director/ Principal/ Chairman concerned and the Dean/Coordinator and notified by Directorate of Undergraduate Studies .
11.4 During the semester freeze, bonafide status of the student shall remain suspended. The student will not be entitled to avail any privilege as that of a regular student. Student has to submit the complete fee dues for the freeze semester and Rs,.5000 for the gap semester also along with Under Graduate Course Registration (UG-1) form to maintain his/her studentship.
11.5 A candidate shall not ordinarily be allowed to discontinue his/her studies during 1st semester.
12.1 An application for enrollment on the prescribed Course Registration Form (UG-1) accompanied by proof of fee paid (bank receipt) shall be presented to the office of the Director Undergraduate Studies on the day(s) notified for enrollment.
12.2 The office of the Dean/Coordinator under special circumstances and on payment of late fee of Rs. 500/- may permit a student to enroll within 5 working days after the commencement of the classes.
12.3 The Vice Chancellor may allow a student to enroll till the last day of the 4th week after the commencement of classes, with double late fee of Rs. 1000/-
12.4 Enrollment in absentia is not allowed. Student is required to be present in person with a proof of identification (University Identity Card or Computerized National Identity Card etc.) for enrollment.
12.5 Enrollment will only be considered complete when Course Registration Form (UG-1) is submitted to the office of the Director Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and it is mandatory for the completion of the enrollment process.
12.6 A candidate admitted to a degree program shall, far so long as the student has not submitted thesis / Research report / Research paper/internship report (whichever is applicable), have to enroll for each semester.
12.7 The maximum duration for completion of various degree programs shall be as under
|Normal Stipulated Period for the program||Maximum Duration|
|8 Semesters (4- Years)||12 Semesters (6- Years)|
|10 Semesters (5- Years)||14 Semesters (7- Years)|
The students who will enroll in the first additional semester beyond the normal tenure of the program will have to pay an additional tuition fee of 50% and for rest of the additional semesters will have to pay 100%, additional tuition fee over and above the regular fee.
13.1 If a student fails to enroll in any semester(s) without permission of the competent authority, the student shall cease to be on the rolls of the University and in case the student desires re-admission, the student shall have to apply for the same in the next coming admissions.
13.2 The office of the Director, DUS on the recommendation of Dean/Coordinator may re-admit such a candidate subject to the payment of Rs. 2,000/- as re-admission fee and Rs. 5,000/- as per semester gap fee, if applicable.
13.3 The Dean/Coordinator may refuse the re-admission if the reasons presented are not convincing.
Note: The period of gap semester will not be counted towards residential requirements.
14.1 A student may be permitted to revise his/her Course Registration (UG-1) Form within 20 days from the commencement of classes. After this period the student may be allowed to revise UG-1 Form up to the 4th week from the commencement of classes on payment of Rs. 1,000/- as late Course Registration fee.
14.2 The student of first semester may be allowed to revise his/her Course Registration Form within first four weeks of the last date of enrollment without any late fee.
15.1 All graduate courses will be designated appropriate course code numbers and will be preceded by the suitable alphabets indicating the name of the respective department.
15.2 The teachers / instructors will be required to hand over detailed course outline to the students within 7 days of the beginning of semester and will send a copy of course outline and work plan to the chairman of the concerned department
15.3 Credit earned for a course shall laps on the expiry of five years for regular student and seven years for part time student from the end of the semester in which the course was qualified. The Dean/Coordinator may revalidate the lapsed courses for special reasons to be recorded.
15.4 No course shall carry more than 4 credits.
16.1 Examination Fee: University examination fee shall be charged at the time of enrollment of each semester.
16.2 Tests and Examinations:
16.3 Final examination: The final examination for a semester shall be held on a date and time and place to be notified by the teacher in advance.
16.4 The scripts of each examination shall be discussed with the students.
|Home assignments / quizzes, presentations etc||20%|
|(Fraction in total marks of a course will be rounded to the nearest whole number)|
16.6 To qualify a course, it is essential to pass separately in the theory and practical (where applicable) examinations with aggregation to be at least 40 percent except for Engineering and Pharmacy Degree programs where aggregation pass marks requirement is 50%.
16.7 The teacher shall send the final award list along with answer sheets of mid, final and practical (where applicable) of the course to the office of the Controller of Examinations within 10 days after the end of a semester. The Dean/Coordinator may condone the delay in result submission. A soft copy of the award list should also be sent to the office of the Director/Principal/ Chairman and the Dean/Coordinator concerned.
16.8 On receipt of the award lists, the Controller of Examinations shall notify the results and send copies to the office of the Dean/Coordinator, Director/Principal and the Chairman of the concerned Department.
17.1 Grade point and equivalence between letter grading and numerical grading shall be as follows:
|B||3||65 – 79.99||Good|
|C||2||50 – 64.99||Satisfactory|
|D||1||40 – 49.99||Pass|
17.2 If a student fails to obtain CGPA of 1.75 at the end of each academic year (after two consecutive Fall and Spring semesters) his/her admission shall stand cancelled. However the student may seek fresh admission.
17.3 A student, who obtains CGPA of 1.75 or more but less than 2.50 upon the completion of entire approved course work, may be allowed to repeat once the courses of the previous semesters in which the student had obtained the lowest grades in order to improve the CGPA so as to obtain the minimum of 2.50, failing which the student shall cease to be on the rolls provided that he/she has availed the maximum permissible repetitions.
17.4 CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 is required to qualify for the award of degree.
18.1 A student can opt for thesis in lieu of two optional courses of 3 credit hours each or whatever decided by Board of Studies of respective department.
18.2 Student with minimum 3.00 CGPA shall be eligible for opting the thesis option.
18.3 A student shall be required to submit a project research report and present it in a seminar/ viva for evaluation conducted by an external examiner or committee of departmental examiners.. The student has to clear all the courses before appearing in the final seminar/viva of the research project.
18.4 There shall be 120 marks corresponding to 6 credit hours (equivalent to 2 optional courses of minimum 6 credit hours) and likewise 60 marks for 3 credit hours allocated for thesis and research paper respectively and these may be divided as under:
Total marks so awarded will be converted into a letter grade and average grades on the basis of course work and project report will then be worked to calculate the final CGPA
18.5 The supervisor through the respective HOD shall send the award list of thesis/paper/internship report in sealed envelope to the office of the Controller of Examinations. The Controller of Examinations shall notify the final result of the student.
19.2 In case, a student duly recommended by the Chairman/ Director/ Principal concerned to conduct his/her complete/part of thesis research in other institution/laboratory, is allowed by the office of the Dean/Director; the helping scientist may be taken as co-supervisor/special member on the supervisory committee of the student. However, the university will not bear any financial liability in this context.
19.3 Foreign Faculty members, HEC National Professors/HEC Eminent Scientists may act as supervisor/member of the supervisory committee provided that they are appointed for three years.
19.4 Adhoc/contract teachers may act as supervisor / member of the supervisory committee only where there is shortage of regular faculty members. Faculty on Tenure Track System (TTS) / Interim Placement of Fresh PhD program (IPFP) will be considered as regular faculty for the subject purpose.
20.1 The student who will enroll beyond their minimum limit of the semesters will be have to pay an additional tuition fee of 50% and for rest of the additional semesters will have to pay 100%, additional tuition fee over and above the regular fee.
20.2 After submission of the thesis, the students will not be allowed to stay in the University hostels.
20.3 Office of the Dean/Coordinator will maintain student record for 3 years after the declaration of final result. After that period, the record may be disposed off with the permission of the Vice Chancellor.
20.4 Office of the Controller of Examinations shall keep scripts of student’s examinations for two semesters (one year).