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GRANT OF M.PHIL ALLOWANCE @ RS.2500/- PER MONTH TO MS DEGREE HOLDERS AND M. PHIL DEGREE HOLDERS

Higher Education Commission has issued clarification regarding Grant of M.Phil Allowance to MS Degree Holders and M. Phil Degree Holders. Clarification detail is as follows;

1. Reference to F.No.3 (6)Imp/2016-Vol-ll-4 dated January 04, 2017 on subject cited above.
2. Under the provision of Section 10 clause 1(o) of HEC`s Ordinance No. l,lll, dated 11.09.2002, the Quality Assurance Division of HEC has devised the Admission and Award of Degree Criteria for MS/M.Phil/PhD/Equivalent Programs. As per HEC's approved criteria, there is no difference between MS and M.Phil degrees except nomenclature. As such, there are two types of MS/M.Phil Degrees that are mentioned below:
a. MS/MPhil by Course Work (30 credit hours)
b. MS/MPhil by Thesis (24 cred house course work + 06 credit houses thesis)
3. It is further added that in some case, nomenclature was change from MPhil to MS after the introduction of BS and MS programs by HEC. As such following types of degrees are awarded as equivalent to 18 years of schooling:
Sr.
Degree Title
Description
i
a.      M.Phil Degree (with thesis)
b.      MS Degree (with thesis)
Both are equal degree, awarded after 24 credit houses course work + 06 credit house thesis. There is no difference except nomenclature.
ii
a.   M.Phil Degree by Course work
b.    MS Degree by Course work
Both are equal degrees, awarded after 30 credit hours course work. There is no difference except nomenclature.
iii
Equivalent degrees of Other disciplines like Engineering, Agriculture, Law, MBA, etc.
In these disciplines, degrees are not awarded with MS/MPhil Title while degrees are equated to 18 years of schooling.

4. According to above referred Office Memorandum od Govt. of Pakistan, Finance Division, the M.Phil allowance is granted to these only who acquire/presses the degree of M.Phil recognized by the HEC. However, in view of the above mentioned clarification, all those who have M.Phil or MS degrees (18 years schooling) should be eligible to draw the allowance @ Rs. 2500/- per month.

5. Forwarded for your favorable consideration, please.






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