Research Ethics and Academics Department (READ)


Ph.D

Ph.D. program in Pathology is an integrated programs merging the fields of Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Histopathology, Microbiology and other subspecialties of Pathology. Instructional and training components are carried out by the PhD qualified faculty of Pathology in the different Department of Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and the clinical laboratories at the Army Medical College (AM College). Pathology Program in NUMS encompasses both core knowledge and practical laboratory practice.

The doctoral program curriculum is designed to give an in-depth education in Pathology. There are multiple faculty members who actively contribute in this program. The award of the PhD will require evidence of satisfactory completion of training in the core aspects of Pathology, which are outlined in this curriculum. All students will be assessed during the courses and at end of semester examinations as per HEC absolute grading system policy.

Pathology faculty members contribute significantly to the teaching and research by using high tech equipment available in the laboratories to undertake basic biomedical research in the areas of clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, pathobiology, cancer biology, immunology, virology, molecular genetics, genomic medicine and stem cell biology of AFIP and AM College Rawalpindi.

For PhD the candidate who has minimum 18 years of schooling and qualified MS/MPhil/FCPS or equivalent degree in the relevant discipline is eligible to apply.

Education Score. Minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the semester system) or First Division (in the Annual System) in FCPS/ MPhil/MS or Equivalent degree.

Subject Test. A GAT subject test conducted by the national testing services (NTS). In case of GAT subject test, a minimum of 60% marks are required to pass the test.

If the test is not available in NTS subject list, then a University Committee consisting of at least 3 PhD HEC approved Supervisors in the subject area and preferably one PhD Committee member should be out of University will conduct the Test at par with GAT subject test, qualifying score for which will be 70% after the approval of The Committee Members from HEC.

Candidate for PhD programs will be interviewed by the respective PhD Supervisory Committee.

Merit computation for PhD programs shall be as follows:

Previous Academic Score(s): 25%
GAT subject /Entry Test Score: 50%
Interview: 25%
Total: 100 %

The Committee shall submit final merit list of the selected candidates to the Registrar for admission in the University

Admissions start: July/ August
Merit list display: October/ November
Commencement of academic year: First week of January

Fee will be announced at the time of admission opening.

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