NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE PRIOR TO LAUNCHING OF M PHIL LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCES AT ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
Higher Education Commission issued a letter regarding no objection certificate prior to launching of M.Phil Library & Information Sciences at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad w.e.f Spring 2019.
- Kindly refer to earlier correspondence on the subject cited above. I am pleased to share that on the basis of information provided by the Allama Iqbal Open University. Islamabad that M. Phil Library & Information Sciences is in line with HEC Minimum Criteria for Admission in MS / M.Phil and Ph.D Programme and award of degrees. Therefore, HEC has no objection on start of M. Phil Library & Information Sciences w.e.f. Spring 2019 by the Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.
- It may be re-iterated that, besides other requisites, the minimum requirement to launch and continue conducting an MS / M.Phil / MBA / Equivalent program and a PhD program is to have a minimum two and three relevant PhD faculty members, respectively, at all times. However, HELs are requested to have appropriate student-teacher ratio in view of the research thesis supervision.
- Further, HEC QA policies defined in MS / M.Phil & PhD criteria and notified from time to time will also be applicable in said program. Moreover, HEC reserves the right to withdraw the NDC in case it finds that University is unable to demonstrate its ability and commitment to meet the HEC minimum criteria for admissions, Curriculum, faculty, scheme of studies and semester guidelines etc.
- This office previous letter No.1-06/2018/QAD-NOC/HEC/AIOU/395, dated: December 14, 2018 stands cancelled.