HEC DECIDES TO PHASE-OUT 2-YEAR & MA/MSc PROGRAMMES
The Higher Education Commission (HEC), after thorough deliberation, has decided to phase-out 2-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes from Academic Years 2018 and 2020, respectively.
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.