Although, the news for many of the students should not be shocking as HEC has also shuts down 31 PhD, 26 MPhil programmes in September 2016 while the new shuts down notice will effect 34 postgraduate programmes in different universities of Punjab.
HEC asked following universities to close their programme
As per the data of PhD programmes in Punjab, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has been asked to halt its economics, environmental and resource economics programme.
Bahauddin Zakaria University (BZU) Multan has been told to wind up its agricultural engineering, microbiology and education programmes.
Beaconhouse National University (BNU) has been asked to close down its mass communication programme.
No more intakes in following universities as per new HEC rule
The second category includes Minhaj University Lahore’s PhD programme in Islamic Studies, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) PhD programme in bioinformatics, HITEC University Taxila’s PhD in Mathematics and Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University’s PhD in biotechnology.
BZU Multan’s PhDs in botany, zoology, political science, Pak Studies, Arabic, communication studies, Islamic Studies and pharmacy programmes are also included on the list.
These varsities have been asked to stop further intake of students. Students already enrolled will be allowed to complete their degrees after deficiencies are rectified by the institutions.
For MPhil and MS programmes, Lahore Leads University has been told to stop further enrolment of students in its Islamic studies, education, physical education, English linguistics, English literature, Urdu, computer sciences, mathematics, economics, accounting and finance courses.
MPhil programmes for information technology and mass communication at Lahore Leads University and master’s in business administration, management sciences, higher education in leadership and management at Fatima Jinnah University have been halted.
The purpose of closing these programmes in specific universities is to bring new changes in Pakistan education system and bring more quality by removing those programmes which does not have good career in Pakistan in future or students has shows the least interest.