In a recent Students alert issued by HEC in the major newspapers, HEC has warned the students not to take admission in non-recognized MS/MPhil PhD or equivalent degrees. HEC has made it necessary for all universities to obtain NOC before starting MS/MPhil PhD and equivalent programs in any discipline.
HEC The Higher Education Commission made it mandatory for all higher education institutions across the country to obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from HEC prior to launching MS/MPhil or equivalent and PhD Programmes after November 07, 2013.
Updated lists of all the NOCs issued, till date, to offer MS/MPhil or equivalent and PhD programmes can be checked from www.hec.gov.pk/site/NOC-Issued
All students and parents are advised NOT to take admission in any MS/ MPhil or equivalent as well as PhD programme that is not approved by HEC, since the resultant degrees will NOT be attested by HEC."
It has been noticed that despite clear instructions, some universities are initiating/executing MS/MPhil or equivalent and PhD programmes without obtaining NOC from Quality Assurance Division of HEC in sheer violation of HEC policy.
All relevant stakeholders are hereby informed that from June 1, 2020, no backdated NOC OR one time attestation cases will be entertained, and the subsequent degrees of programmes launched after this date without HEC approval will not be attested.
All HEls are advised to submit their complete NOC applications in compliance with the given HEC criteria. NOC guidelines are available at www.hec.gov.pk/slte/Criteria-MPhil-Ms-PhD
HEC shall not entertain any incomplete application.