Friday, April 19, 2024

HEC advised not to be enrolled in unauthorized Two Year Degree Programs

Students have been advised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) not to be admitted to unauthorized 2-year BA/BSc & MA/MSc programmes.

In its tweet, HEC stated that, according to the information, students are advised not to waste their time and money by enrolling in illegal degree programmes. Owing to quality issues, these programmes have been phased out.

Access to unauthorized BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes has been announced by one or two universities. While this will raise money for the university, it will not be in the students’ interest.

These discarded degrees would not make it possible for students to apply for work or further education.

According to HEC, a three-month grace period was granted to the universities to complete the final BA/BSc exams. All examinations completed prior to 31 March 2021 shall be deemed to be 2020 examinations.

In 2004, the decision to phase out and replace the BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes with a single, composite, 4-year BS degree was made. However, before the transition time, universities were permitted to continue both schemes.

Furthermore, holders of BA/BSc degrees may apply for admission in the third or fifth semester of the BS programme, subject to the completion of the bridging semester or any additional course requirements that may be imposed by the university.

Similarly, the deadline for admission to the final cohort of MA/MSc programmes is also extended to 31 March 2021 in order to be able to apply for admission to the final cohort of BA/BSc candidates.

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