HEC asks students to ensure university’s NOC before admission


The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has alerted the students and parents that before taking admission, the students must ensure that the university has a valid NOC to offer MPhil/MS/equivalent and PhD programme.

According to official sources, HEC Pakistan has made it mandatory since November 7, 2013, for all Universities/Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) before launching MS/MPhil or equivalent and a PhD programme.

HEC asked the students to visit its website for updated NOCs given at the link: http://www.hec.gov.pk/site/NOCs-MPhil-PhD. Further, the affiliated colleges/institutions are not allowed to offer MS/MPhil/PhD and equivalent programmes.

Parents and all prospective students are advised not to take admissions in PhD and MPhil/MS programmes offered by the universities/degree awarding institutions or sub-campuses operating without prior NOC from HEC as well as those offered and taught at any affiliated institution/college. The HEC has warned that it will not attest the degrees awarded in violation of HEC guidelines.