Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the phasing out / ending 2-year BA/BSc and 2-year MA/MSc programmes, hence there will be no admission in BA/BSc or MA/MSc programs. from academic years 2018 and 2020, respectively.
A circular in this regard was sent to universities, a copy of which is attached in below facebook post, said that decision was made after thorough deliberation and that no university will offer 2 years-duration degree for BA, BSc, MA and MSc.
In addition, a committee of experts from different universities, constituted by HEC, has devised a mechanism to accommodate existing BA/BSc students into 4-year BS programmes.
After analysing BA/BSc progrmmes of different universities, the Committee proposed a bridging semester as a foundation for such students to enter fifth semester of a 4-year programme.
However, if a student opts to exit after two years, he/she will be awarded a two-year Associate Degree.
In this regard, a notification has been issued to all the concerned institutions so that the students are not affected by any sudden move, and universities and colleges gradually adapt to the new scheme of studies.