ELIGIBILITY

The candidate must have one of the following qualifications with an overall 2nd division or equivalent grade:

Business Administration

For Four Years Bachelor’s Programme:

For admission in Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA-H) / BS (Islamic Banking & Finance) / BS (Accounting & Finance) / BS (Economics & Finance), an applicant must have:

  • At least 45% marks in Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent from a recognized Institute/Board.
  • “A” levels or other foreign qualifications, such students must provide an equivalence certificate issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
  • Or, At least 60% marks in Diploma, for admission.

For Two Years and Two-and-a-half Years Bachelor’s Programme:

For admission in two and two-and-a-half years’ degree programme of Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) / BS (Islamic Banking & Finance) / BS (Accounting & Finance) / BS (Economics & Finance), an applicant must have:

  • 15 Years of Schooling with business qualification: B.Com (3 Years), BBA (3 years) or
  • 14 Years of Schooling with non-business qualification: B.Com (2 Years), BA, B-Tech, B.Sc. or any 2 year Graduation Programme respectively.

The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

For Master’s Programme:

  • Applicants should have 2nd division or 2.5 CGPA or Equivalent Percentage from recognized universities / degree awarding institutions in the eligibility education for a minimum duration of 16-years of schooling. In case Institutions mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.
  • The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

    1. Degree may be completed in 1.5 years by students with 16-year business education. Such students have to complete 36 credit hours. This MBA degree will be equivalent to 18-year qualification.
    2. 16 Years undergraduate non-business qualification will complete 72 credit hours.

For PGD in Islamic Banking and Finance:

  • Applicants should have 2nd division or 2.5 CGPA or Equivalent Percentage from recognized universities / degree awarding institutions in the eligibility education for a minimum duration of 14-years of schooling. In case Institutions mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.
  • The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

For M.Phil. Programme:

For admission in M.Phil. (Management Science), an applicant must have:

  • Studied MBA/MPA/M.com/ICMA/ICA/B.com (4 years) or BBA-H.
  • Given University Assessment Test (UAT) or GAT-General with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required.
  • A minimum division or CGPA on a scale of 4 as prescribed by the HEC for admission to MPhil/MS Programme.
  • Degree from recognized universities / degree awarding institution. Institutions which mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.

    1. Applicants having a foreign degree are required to provide the equivalence certificate from Higher Education Commission.
    2. The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission. However, IU may offer additional courses to replenish deficiencies.

For Ph.D. in Business Administration:

Following applicants are eligible for admission in a PhD. Programme:

  • MS/MPhil in the relevant field of study.
  • MBA with a minimum of 90 Credit hours (with 2-year bachelor’s programme) in the relevant field of study.
  • MBA with a minimum of 36 Credit hours (with 4-year bachelor’s programme) in the relevant field of study.
  • Minimum CGPA should be 3.0 on a scale of 4.
  • NTS GAT (Subject) with a minimum 60% marks or GRE Subject Test conducted by the ETS with minimum 60% percentile Score.
  • The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

Engineering Sciences & Technology

For Four Years Bachelor’s Programme:

For admission in BS (Computer Science) / BS (Software Engineering) / BS (Artificial Intelligence) / BS (Telecommunication), an applicant must have:

  • At least 50% marks in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) Pre-Engineering Examination. An applicant having a combination of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences is also eligible.
  • Or, GCE (A levels) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Applicants having A levels or other foreign qualifications must provide an equivalence certificate with at least 50% marks, issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
  • Or, At least 50% marks in Diploma of Associate Engineering Examination, for admission.

For admission in B.E. (Electrical, Electronic and Computer) an applicant must have:

  • At least 60% marks in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) Pre-Engineering Examination. An applicant having a combination of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences is also eligible.
  • Or, GCE (A levels) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Applicants having A levels or other foreign qualifications must provide an equivalence certificate with at least 60% marks, issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
  • Or, At least 60% marks in Diploma of Associate Engineering Examination, for admission against reserved seats in the same discipline of Engineering in which he or she has passed the Diploma Examination.

The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

For Two Years and Two-and-a-half Years Bachelor’s Programme:

For admission in two and two-and-a-half years’ degree programme of BS (Computer Science) / BS (Software Engineering), an applicant must have BSc. with Mathematics having minimum 2nd division.

For Master’s Programme:

  • For admission in MS (Computer Science), applicants should have 16 years of education (BS/BE) in a relevant with 2nd division or 2.5 CGPA or Equivalent Percentage from recognized universities / degree awarding institutions. In case Institutions mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.
  • The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

For Ph.D. in Computer Sciences:

Following applicants are eligible for admission in a Ph.D. Programme:

  • MS in Computer Sciences with a minimum of 36 credit hours out of which course work should be of 24 credit hours.
  • Minimum CGPA should be 3.0 on a scale of 4.
  • NTS GAT (Subject) with a minimum 60% marks or GRE Subject Test conducted by the ETS with minimum 60% percentile Score.
  • The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

Fashion & Design

For Four Years Bachelor’s Programme:

For admission in Bachelor of Fashion Design (BFD) / Bachelor of Textile Design (BTD) / Bachelor of Media Studies BS(MS), an applicant must have:

  • At least 45% marks in Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent from a recognized Institute/Board.
  • “A” levels or other foreign qualifications, such students must provide an equivalence certificate issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
  • Or, At least 60% marks in Diploma, for admission.

For Master’s Programme:

  • For admission in Masters of Media Sciences in Advertising and Masters of Media Sciences in Film & TV Production, applicants should have 16 years of education BS(MS) in a relevant with 2nd division or 2.5 CGPA or Equivalent Percentage from recognized universities / degree awarding institutions. In case Institutions mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.
  • The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

Education & Social Sciences

Associate Diploma in Education (ADE)

For admission in ADE, an applicant must have:

  • At least 45% marks in Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent from a recognized Institute/Board.
  • “A” levels or other foreign qualifications, such students must provide an equivalence certificate issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
  • Or, At least 60% marks in Diploma, for admission.

Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.)

  • For admission in Four years’ programme, an applicant must have 12 years of schooling with at least 45% marks from a recognized Institute/Board. “A” levels or other foreign qualifications, such students must provide an equivalence certificate issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). Or, At least 60% marks in Diploma, for admission.
  • For admission in 2.5+ years’ programme, an applicant must have 14 years of schooling (any 2 years graduation programme) with minimum second division or 2.5 CGPA.
  • For admission in 1.5+ years’ programme, an applicant must have 16 years of schooling with minimum second division or 2.5 CGPA.

The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

BS in English

  • For admission in Four years’ programme, an applicant must have 12 years of schooling with at least 45% marks from a recognized Institute/Board. “A” levels or other foreign qualifications, such students must provide an equivalence certificate issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). Or, At least 60% marks in Diploma, for admission.
  • For admission in 2.5+ years’ programme, an applicant must have 14 years of schooling (any 2 years graduation programme) with minimum second division or 2.5 CGPA.

M.Phil. in Education

For admission in M.Phil. (Education), an applicant must have:

  • studied Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.).
  • any Master’s degree with a minimum division (second) or CGPA on a scale of 4 i.e. 2.5 CGPA.
  • given University Assessment Test (UAT) or GAT-General with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required.
  • degree from recognized universities / degree awarding institution. Institutions which mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.

    1. Applicants having a foreign degree are required to provide the equivalence certificate from Higher Education Commission.
    2. The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission. However, IU may offer additional courses to replenish deficiencies.

M.Phil. in English

For admission in M.Phil. (English), an applicant must have:

  • studied BS-English (4 years).
  • MA-English degree with a minimum division (second) or CGPA on a scale of 4 i.e. 2.5 CGPA.
  • given University Assessment Test (UAT) or GAT-General with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required.
  • degree from recognized universities / degree awarding institution. Institutions which mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.

    1. Applicants having a foreign degree are required to provide the equivalence certificate from Higher Education Commission.
    2. The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission. However, IU may offer additional courses to replenish deficiencies.

For Ph.D. in Education:

Following applicants are eligible for admission in a PhD. Programme:

  • MS/MPhil in the relevant field of study.
  • Minimum CGPA should be 3.0 on a scale of 4.
  • NTS GAT (Subject) with a minimum 60% marks or GRE Subject Test conducted by the ETS with minimum 60% percentile score.

The number of credit hours needed to be completed for the award of a degree will be according to the policies of the Higher Education Commission.

Health & Sciences

Anyone of the following qualifications is necessary for an applicant to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) of Pakistan with the application.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)

  • A minimum overall score of 60% in Pre-Medical group of Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent in Pakistan.
  • British Advanced Level Certification with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The score should be over 60% (Pre-Medical) in the IBCC Equivalence.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  • A minimum overall score of 60% in Pre-Medical group of Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent in Pakistan.
  • British Advanced Level Certification with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The score should be over 60% (Pre-Medical) in the IBCC Equivalence.
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th grade) from other countries with Biology, Chemistry and Physics accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from the IBCC at least 60% HSSC Pre-Medical qualification.

BS in Human Nutrition & Dietetics

  • A minimum overall score of 50% in Pre-Medical or Home-economics group of Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent in Pakistan.
  • British Advanced Level Certification with the score over 50% (Pre-Medical or Home-economics) in the IBCC Equivalence.

APPLICATION FOR CREDIT TRANSFER

  • The application for credit transfer will be submitted by the student on a required form supported by the following document.
  • The course outline and teaching plan of the course that was completed in a different University/Institution and which is being nominated for credit transfer.
  • The course contact hours and the name of the faculty who taught the course along with the relevant grades.

a. Transfer Students

The determination of acceptability of credit for course work completed at another recognized Institution of higher learning is made solely at the discretion of Iqra University. The evaluation of any course work or exam from another Institution for acceptance by the University will be based only on an official transcript from the institution originally offering the course work or exam.

  • Credit is not given for grades lower than a C+ or 67%.
  • All prospective transfer students must complete Iqra University’s entrance requirements.
  • Grades from other institutions are not included in the calculation of Iqra.
  • Principally the maximum credits for work done before joining the Iqra University will be considered only up to 50% of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programme to which the application is being made.
  • The course work being sought for credit transfer has been completed at a HEC recognized educational institution.
  • Credit Transfer cases will not be entertained after a student has started the programme of study.
  • Remedial, vocational, technical, highly specialized and personal development courses are not accepted for credit.
  • All transfer courses taken at bachelor level from Polytechnic Institutions with degree awarding status and foreign community Institutes that can award degrees will be reviewed individually by the Head of the Department and any transfers must be approved by the Dean.
  • Students are advised to check with the Admissions Office and Head of Department to determine the acceptability of credit from other Institutions. Acceptability of transfer credits to a student’s academic curriculum is determined by the Head of the Department where the application is being made.

b. Conditions for Course Transfer

  • If the course content is similar to the course content at Iqra to the extent of a minimum 60%, the course credit will be considered for transfer.
  • A lower level degree course is nontransferable to higher level degree programme such as a course done at Bachelors level is nontransferable to Master programme.
  • A course exempted elsewhere is nontransferable until and unless it is pursued as a regular course.
  • Student left with up to 6 Credit Hours, i.e. 2 Courses to complete his degree programme will be allowed transfer of credits from any recognized international universities with following semesters and conditions:

    1. The university should be recognized by the local Government of Education, with atleast 60% course content similar to Iqra University.
    2. The student will take prior permission from the University for the courses he requires to do for completion of degree programme.
    3. Remedial, vocational, technical, highly specialized and personal development courses are not accepted for credit.

c. Course Exemption

  • If any student is awarded with exemption in any of his course based on his past academic than that course will be replaced by another course. The course exemption will not reduce the total number of required courses or credit hours.
  • The decision of the Registrar in accepting or rejecting a case of course exemption will be final.
  • In case of exemption a course exemption form must be properly filled.