Students & Parents Alert – Don’t Take Admission in BA/BSc or MA/MSc Unauthorized 2 years Programs

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued an alert for the parents and teachers and advised them that they don’t Take Admission in BA/BSc or MA/MSc Unauthorized 2 years Programs.

Don’t Take Admission in BA/BSc or MA/MSc Unauthorized 2 years Programs

  • Students are advised not to waste their time and money by enrolling in unauthorized degree programs, such as 2-years BA/BSc or MA/MSc Programmes. These Programmes have been phased out because of quality concerns.
  • One or two universities have announced admission to unauthorized BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes. While this will earn money for the university, it will not be in the interest of the students. These discarded degrees will not enable students to apply for jobs or further education.
  • The decision to phase out the 2 years BA/BSc and MA/MSc programs, and replace them with a single, composite, 4-year BS degree was taken in 2004. However, universities were allowed to continue both systems in a transition period.
  • In 2011, the Associate Degree (AD) was announced as an alternative to the BS/BSc degree. AD is equivalent to 14 years of schooling and entitles graduates to get admission in the 5th semester of respective BS programs after fulfilling the admitting university’s requirements.
  • In 2016, the transition period was concluded, and a final decision made to stop and admissions in BA/BSc programs on December 31, 2018, and in MA/MSc programmes on December 31, 2020.
  • It was also decided that the last BA/BSc exam would be held in 2020 and that the admission to the last batch of MA/MSc students would take place before December 31, 2020. These decisions were confirmed in 2017, and again in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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