INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Note: All Academic Programs at the Institute of Chemistry will be conducted on Semester System except for M.Sc. program which will be conducted on 2 years Annual System (Part-I and Part-II) w.e.f. session 2009.

 1.    4 years BS Programme (5th Semester Entry)

(16-Years of study)

This program has been started since 2003 to bring our BS degree at par with B.Sc. degree awarded by the Universities under the globe. Under the umbrella of this programme students are taught courses designed on the basis of upto date knowledge and latest laboratory technologies to train them to face the challenges of the 21st century. The first two years (four semesters) of BS programme will be completed in the Undergraduate Block and rest of the four semesters (5th to 8th) will be completed at the Institute of Chemistry.

 2.    2 years M.Sc. Programme

(16-Years of study)

In the final year of M.Sc., students will be divided into two streams 1) who are offered 100 marks research thesis (about 40%, on merit). 2) who are offered 100 marks as special paper (about 60%). The students will not have any right to opt for (1) Research thesis and (2) Special paper unless otherwise awarded by the Institute.

 3.    2 years MS Programme

(18-Years of study)

Those students who have qualified 4 years BS degree are eligible for admission in MS (2 years programme). Under the umbrella of this programme, students are taught courses designed on the basis of upto date knowledge and latest laboratory technologies to train them to face the challenges of the 21st century.

 4.    2 years M.Phil Programme

(18-Years of study)

Regular M.Phil programme in all disciplines of Chemistry (Analytical, Inorganic Applied, Biochemistry, Physical and Organic) has been introduced and ample numbers of students have been enrolled who are working on different projects.

5.    Ph.D

Ph.D. programme is in vogue in the University since long. From the academic session 2000 the regular Ph.D. programme has also been introduced in the University. Since then, the Institute is also offering regular Ph.D. programme. Under this programme the minimum period of completion of Ph.D. is three years (72 credit hours in total that includes 24 credits for course work and 48 credits for research). This programme aims to train human resource with depth of scholarship and with research competence of international level to cater the needs of different teaching and R&D organization in the country.

 NO. OF SEATS

Admission shall be made on the basis of the Basic Criteria, Merit calculated by the Admission Formulae for each program.

1.    BS

Merit             35

Reserved       06

Total Seats  41

 

2.    M.Sc.

Merit 62 (50% seats both in Morning and Evening shall be reserved for Graduates from the Colleges affiliated with University of the Punjab and rest of 50% seats shall be filled in open merit).

Reserved                                                    10

Reserved for Balochistan Province                 01

Reserved for children of teaching staff members (working or retired) of Institute.      01

 Total Seats                                                 74

 3.    MS/M.Phil

Total Seats                                                 30 per Semester (Distributed in six disciplines)

 4.    Ph.D

On availability of Supervisor.

 Note:      Reserved Seats shall be allotted only to students eligible according to the Regulations for Admission in the particular Program.

 ADMISSION PROCEDURE

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 Undergraduate BS

1.     F.Sc. (Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering)

 M.Sc.

1.     Basic Criteria plus marks obtained in Chemistry with a minimum of second division.

2.     62 seats shall be allocated to candidates having passed B.Sc. Examination with Chemistry and any two of the following subjects: Physics/Botany/Zoology/Maths.

3.     Two merit seats shall be allocated to those candidates having passed B.S.Ed. Examination with any two of the following subjects: Physics/Botany/Zoology/Maths.

MS/M.Phil

1.     1st Division/CGPA ≥ 2.5 in 4 years BS / M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in the relevant subject from a recognized University (16 years education; 130 credit hours) and having not more than two second divisions and not less than 50% marks in academic career.

2.     No 3rd division in entire academic career (where “division” criteria applicable). No “D” grade in entire academic career (where “grade” criteria applicable).

3.     Only those candidates will be considered who have qualified GRE / GAT (NTS) general.

4.     Departmental Entry Test (pass marks 50%)

Ph.D

1.     MS/M.Phil or equivalent degree with CGPA ≥ 3.0

2.     Those candidates will be preferred who have qualified GRE subject (USA) after acquisition of 18 years education others have to qualify before submission of thesis.

3.     Not more than two second divisions (not in terminal degree – BS/M.Sc. – requisite for admission in MS/M.Phil) in an academic career and not less than 50% marks in academic career. No 3rd division in entire academic career (where “division” criteria applicable). No “D” grade in entire academic career (where “grade” criteria applicable).

4.     Specific eligibility criteria will be provided by the Institute before the admission.

MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR M.Phil AND Ph.D EDUCATION

Minimum criteria for M.Phil and Ph.D education follows:

1.     Sixteen years of schooling or 4 year education after F.A/F.Sc. (130 credit hours) will be compulsory for admission in M.Phil/MS Programme leading to Ph.D.

2.     A test equivalent to GRE test will be necessary for admission to M.Phil/MS leading to Ph.D.

3.     Before moving into the Ph.D program, candidates will need to complete 30 credit hours out of which 24 credit hours will be reserved for course work, which may lead to the award of M.Phil/MS/Equivalent Degree.

4.     The minimum CGPA should be 3.00 or First Division in MS/M.Phil/Equivalent Degree for admission into Ph.D.

5.     Additional Ph.D level course work of at least 18 credit hours followed by a Comprehensive Examination along with thesis defense will be essential for the award of Ph.D degree.

6.     Ph.D dissertation must be evaluated by at least two experts from technologically advanced countries.

7.     Acceptance / publication of at least one research paper in an HEC approved journal is essential for the award of Ph.D degree.

8.     A copy of Ph.D thesis will be submitted to HEC.

9.     The maximum number of Ph.D students under the supervision of a full time faculty member will normally     be 5 which may be increased to eight under special circumstances in teaching departments. In research institutes where the faculty is involved in full time research with low teaching work load, the number of Ph.D students may be larger with approval of the Higher Education Commission.

10.  There should be at least 3 Ph.D Faculty members in a department to launch a Ph.D program. However, in extraordinary cases, even one Ph.D teacher could start a Ph.D program if justified properly and approved by HEC.

 CONVERSION OF GRADES/MARKS

1.    CONVERSION OF SENIOR CAMBRIDGE AND HIGHER SENIOR CAMBRIDGE AGGREGATES AND GRADES INTO MARKS

The merit of candidates holding ‘O’ Level ‘A’ Level and other foreign certificates will be determined on the basis of equivalence certificates issued by Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.

2.    CONVERSION OF MARKS OF THE GRADUATES FROM ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY

Marks of the graduates from Allama Iqbal Open University will be multiplied by 0.75 in order to equalize their marks with the Punjab University.

3.    CONVERSION OF MARKS UNDER SEMESTER SYSTEM

The marks of all those graduates who have passed their examination under Semester System will be multiplied by 0.85 in order to equalize their marks with the Annual System. However, the marks of the graduates of 3 years/4 years B.A./B.Sc. (Hons.) degree will be multiplied with 0.90 for this purpose.

DETERMINATION OF MERIT (ADMISSION FORMULA)

FOR MASTER (M.Sc. 2-YEARS)

Academic record weightage will be calculated as follows:

¼ of Matric + 1/5 in F.Sc. + Total Marks of B.Sc. + obtained Marks in chemistry (B.Sc) + 20 Marks (If candidate is Hifz-e-Quran)    =  ‘A’

¼ of Total Marks of Matric + 1/5 of Total Marks of F.Sc. + Total Marks of B.Sc.+ Total Marks of Chemistry (B.Sc)

 % AGE SCORE    =      100 X A

FOR BACHELOR (BS 4-YEARS)

Academic record weightage will be calculated as follows:

 ¼ of Matric Marks + Marks in F.Sc. + 20 Marks (If candidate is Hifz-e-Quran)  =      ‘A’

¼ of Total Marks of Matric + Total Marks of Intermediate

 % AGE SCORE    =      100 X A

 Note:

      For Bachelor BS (4-Years) Program (2 marks per year shall be deducted from the final academic weightage, in case of old sessions).

       In case of special requirements for admission department can modify calculations accordingly.

SUBJECTS IN M.Sc. (CHEMISTRY) ANNUAL SYSTEM (2 YEARS PROGRAM)

 M.Sc. (Part-I)

 Paper No.          Title                                                                      

Paper-I                   Physical Chemistry (written)

Paper-II                  Inorganic Chemistry (written)

Paper-III                  Organic Chemistry (written)

Paper-IV                 One of the following to be opted or allotted

(i)     Biochemistry (written)

     OR

(ii)    Analytical Chemistry (written)

     OR

(iii)   Applied Chemistry (written)

 

 Paper-V                 Physical Chemistry (practical)

Paper-VI                Inorganic Chemistry (practical)

Paper-VII                Organic Chemistry (practical)

Paper-VIII               (i)       Biochemistry (practical)

                                                OR

                             (ii)       Analytical Chemistry (practical)

                                                 OR

                             (iii)      Applied Chemistry (practical)

                                 

M.Sc. (Part-II)

In M.Sc. Part-II the student will opt or be allotted one “major subject” out of the following: (which he / she studied in M.Sc. Part-I)

A.            Physical Chemistry

B.            Inorganic Chemistry

C.            Organic Chemistry

D.            Biochemistry

E.            Analytical Chemistry

F.            Applied Chemistry

The papers to be studied in Part-II will be as follows:

 Paper-I              Special Paper (written)               (of the major subject)

Paper-II             Additional Paper (written)           (of the major subject)

Paper-III            Practical                                   (of the major subject)

Paper-IV           Environmental Chemistry           (Compulsory for every student)

Paper-V            Research (Thesis) or Elective Paper

The numbering of papers in various major subjects would be as follows:

 Paper I-A          Physical Chemistry (Special)

Paper II-A          Physical Chemistry (Additional)

Paper III-A         Physical Chemistry (Practical)

Paper I-B          Inorganic Chemistry (Special)

Paper II-B          Inorganic Chemistry (Additional)

Paper III-B         Inorganic Chemistry (Practical)

Paper I-C          Organic Chemistry (Special)

Paper II-C          Organic Chemistry (Additional)

Paper III-C         Organic Chemistry (Practical)

Paper I-D          Biochemistry (Special)

Paper II-D         Biochemistry (Additional)

Paper III-D         Biochemistry (Practical)

Paper I-E          Analytical Chemistry (Special)

Paper II-E          Analytical Chemistry (Additional)

Paper III-E         Analytical Chemistry (Practical)

Paper I-F           Applied Chemistry (Special)

Paper II-F          Applied Chemistry (Additional)

Paper III-F         Applied Chemistry (Practical)

In M.Sc. Part-II students will be divided into two streams

1) who are offered 100 marks research thesis (about 40%).

2) who are offered 100 marks as special paper “elective subject” (about 60%). The students will not have any right to opt for (1) Research thesis and (2) Special paper unless otherwise awarded by the Institute.

Those students who would not be allotted research (due to lack of facilities in the Institution) will opt / be allotted an “elective subject” instead of research and as an “elective subject” he/she will study the special paper (theory, Paper-I) of a second major subject. The choice of this paper will be according to the following combinations:

Major Subjects Any one of the given two subjects for each major subject may be opted/allotted as the elective subject.

 Physical Chemistry                    Analytical Chemistry (Paper I-E)

                                                           OR

                                                Organic Chemistry (Paper I-C)

 Inorganic Chemistry                   Analytical Chemistry (Paper I-E)

                                                            OR

                                                Applied Chemistry (Paper I-F)

 Organic Chemistry                     Biochemistry (Paper I-D)

                                                            OR

                                                Physical Chemistry (Paper I-A)

 Biochemistry                             Organic Chemistry (Paper I-C)

                                                            OR

                                                Analytical Chemistry (Paper I-E)

 Analytical Chemistry                  Inorganic Chemistry (Paper I-B)

                                                            OR

                                                Applied Chemistry (Paper I-F)

 Applied Chemistry                     Analytical Chemistry (Paper I-E)

                                                            OR

                                                Organic Chemistry (Paper I-C)

 Note:    The Institute will undertake the teaching / research in the major as well as elective subjects provided the facilities are available in regard to teachers and equipment.

SEMESTER RULES

SCHEDULE OF SEMESTERS

1.     There shall be two semesters (Fall and Spring) in an academic year.

2.     Each semester shall be of 18 working weeks – sixteen weeks for teaching, one to two weeks for examinations.

TOTAL PERIOD OF STUDY

The normal duration of 4 years Bachelors, 2 years Master after 14 year education and MS/M.Phil after 16 years education program will be as under:

1.     4 years Bachelors (BS 4 –years)                                           Four years

2.     2 years Master (M.Sc.) Annual System                                 Two years (Part-I and Part-II) after 14 year      

                                                                                                education

 3.     2 years MS/M.Phil after 16 year education                            Two years

4.     Ph.D                                                                                   Three to Five years

In case of valid reasons/excuse the period of study will be extended for one additional year (Two semesters) in the above said programs (except for Ph.D, in which after five years the scholar shall cease to be the student of the University and shall not generally be eligible for readmission). The students who will not complete studies within stated periods shall be struck off from the rolls of the Institute. The students who have been given the right to extend the duration of study for additional one year must register and pay tuition fees for the year.

ENTRANCE INTO 4 YEARS BACHELORS PROGRAM AFTER 2 YEARS BACHELORS DEGREE (14 YEARS EDUCATION)

The students after obtaining 2 years Bachelors (B.Sc. degree 14 years education) are entitled to enter into third year of 4 years Bachelors (BS program) if the courses of study of 2 years Bachelors degree are equivalent to the courses of study of first two years of 4 years Bachelors program.

 EXIT FROM 4 YEARS BACHELORS PROGRAMME AFTER COMPLETION OF 2 YEARS STUDY

The students of 4 year Bachelors programme are allowed to opt for an exit after successful completion of study of first two years. Such students will be awarded 2 years Bachelors degree.

 FREEZING OF SEMESTER

In case of a valid reason a student may freeze his/her studies maximum for one year (two semesters) subject to the permission of Director of the Institute. However, freezing in the 1st semester is not allowed but in case of grave situation the Departmental Examination Committee will consider the freezing of semester in 1st semester and forward its recommendations to Semester Implementation Committee for final decision. During the “freezing period” the applicant will loose his studentship status and shall not be entitled to avail any facility like hostel/medical/transport, which University extends to its regular students. The student will rejoin the same semester which he/she has frozen on the basis of genuine reason and will be entitled to the facilities curtailed for the freezing period. In case of any problem the students may approach the Semester Implementation Committee.

 RE-SIT EXAMINATION

The students who cannot appear in examination because of genuine excuse/reason shall be allowed to appear in re-sit examination within one week after the examination with subject to the payment of special examination fee of Rupees. 1000/- for each course. If the number of courses is more than 2 then a lump sum of Rs.2500/- shall paid as special examination fee to the department.  

 RE-ADMISSION ON MEDICAL /EMERGENCY GROUNDS

The student who discontinues studies on medical/emergency ground will be allowed to seek readmission in the same semester next year after paying semester fees. During the period of discountinuation of studies the hostel, medical and transport facilities shall be withdrawn which are normally available to regular students. The students struck off from the rolls of the Department/Centre/Institute/College on the basis of performance will not be readmitted in any case except they compete for admission in 1st semester and qualify under the rule.

 PROBATION

The promotion of student on probation will only be allowed twice in all the undergraduate programmes offered by the Institute.

 WITHDRAWALS / ADDS OF COURSES

The enrolled students may withdraw / add other courses to their program as per prescribed rules with the permission of the Head of the Institute if such withdrawals / adds do not affect requirement of minimum / maximum course workload conditions.                            

MIGRATION / TRANSFER / EXEMPTION OF CREDITS

Migration of a student may be allowed subject to the fulfillment of Migration Regulations of the University of the Punjab. The credits earned in the previous institution may be permitted to be transferred to the University of the Punjab subject to the condition of similarity / equivalence with University courses.

During his / her studies a student may seek admission in another department of the University of the Punjab provided he/she fulfills requirements of merit and availability of seats. The maximum time period, during which such a migration may take place, shall be 14 days from the commencement of the teaching session. The credits earned in the parent department of the student will be considered for exemption of similar/identical courses by the department to which student is admitted. The decision of the department will be final.  The migration will be allowed only in genuine case.

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