Faculty of Contemporary Studies (FCS)

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

BS

BS Bridging

MPhil/MS

PhD

Education

HSSC/ A' levels/ DAE or
Equivalent with minimum 2nd Division

(No 3rd Division in entire Academic Background) 

BA/BSc or equivalent (Min. 14 Years education) in relevant discipline from HEC recognized institution with  minimum 2nd Division

(No 3rd Division in entire Academic Background) 

MSc/ BS (4 Years) (Min. 16 years education) in relevant discipline from HEC recognized institution with 2nd Div or 2.5/4.0 CGPA (for semester system)

(No 3rd Division in entire Academic Background) 

MPhil /MS in  relevant discipline from HEC recognized institution with 1st division (60% marks) or 3.0/4.0 CGPA (for semester system)

(No 3rd Division in entire Academic Background) 

Test

NDU Entry Test

NDU Entry Test

NTS-GAT (General, Category B, Social science) / Local GRE type test conducted by NDU with 50 marks and NDU Entry Test

(Candidates who have passed GAT / GRE type test shall be called for NDU entry test and interview).

NTS- GAT (Subject) with 60 marks / local GRE type test with 70 marks and NDU Entry Test

(Candidates who have passed GAT / GRE type test shall be called for NDU entry test and interview).

Interview appearance

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Research Proposal defense and interview as per scheduled dates is Mandatory

Note: Foreign degree holders must provide equivalence certificate from IBCC & HEC with application form.

Result awaiting applicants

BS Programs:

Local Boards/ Universities Candidates:
BS/BS bridging applicants waiting for the announcement of the result may be admitted on provisional status. They will have to submit their mark sheet before Mid-term examination. If a student fails to achieve the basic eligibility criteria i.e. at least 2nd Div, he/she will stand disqualified academically and his/her admission will be cancelled. Such an applicant will be required to submit a surety certificate / Undertaking, certifying that he/she would be qualifying the examination with at least second division.
(Candidates awaiting result shall be considered, however their merit shall be determined on HSSC or Equivalent-Part-1/ BA/ BSc or equivalent part-1. Merit weightage shall be determined with minimum eligibility criteria of 50% against the result which is incomplete

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ A’ Levels Candidates:
A’ Levels candidates awaiting result can apply, however, NDU will calculates academic merit on the numerical marks determined by IBCC. In case IBCC equivalence is delayed merit will be provisionally determined on grades equated to minimum numerical ratings of correspondence grades in IBCC conversion formula, which shall not be updated at later stage. IBCC equivalence of O’Level must be provided in any case. Admitted Candidates shall be required to submit IBCC equivalence within 4 weeks of commencement of classes failing which their provisional admission will be cancelled.

 Actual scores

Grades

Pak. Equivalent Marks

90 – 100

A

80.75

80 -  89

B

71.25

70 – 79

C

61.75

60 – 69

D

52.25

50 -  59

E

42.75

40 – 49

F

38

35 – 39

G/N/P

33.25

M.Phil & PhD Programs:
Candidates awaiting results are NOT eligible to apply for M.Phil & PhD programs. Complete transcript is required to apply for admission. HEC attested degree shall be required to submit within 1st semester.

 

Reserved / Quota seats* allocation

S.no

Program

FATA

G/B

Baluchistan

Ward of Shaheed**

Disabled

    1

BS

2 in each dept.

1 in each dept.

1 in each dept.

2 in each dept.

-

    2

MPhil

1 in each dept.

-

-

2 in each dept.

2 in each dept.

* Valid proof of identity must be submitted for consideration under quota seat. There is no concession in the Fee structure.
** To be recommended by respective services

Relevant Degrees/ Academic Backgrounds for MPhil

S.no

program

Relevant  Background

    1

Government and public policy

MPhil

BS (4years)/Master or equivalent (HEC equivalence in case of foreign degree),16 years schooling with minimum 50% marks in Government & Public Policy, Public Administration, Management Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Development Studies, Law, Anthropology, Education, Public Health, Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Criminology, Governance and Philosophy

    2

Strategic Studies

MPhil

BS (4years)/Master or equivalent, (HEC equivalence in case of foreign degree), 16 years schooling) with min 50% marks in Strategic Studies, Strategic and Nuclear Studies, Diplomatic Studies, Defence and Strategic Studies, International Relations, Political Science, War Studies, Security Studies, International Politics, Art and Science of Warfare, International Law, Cyber Security and History.

    3

Peace and Conflict Studies

MPhil

BS (4years)/Master or equivalent, (HEC equivalence in case of foreign degree), 16 years schooling with minimum 50% marks in Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Work, Diplomatic Studies, Defence and Strategic Studies, International Relations, Political Science, War Studies, Security Studies, History, Sociology, International Law and Pakistan Studies.

    4

International Relations

MPhil

BS (4years)/Master or equivalent (HEC equivalence in case of foreign degree) 16 years schooling with minimum 50% in International Relations
Strategic Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Diplomatic Studies, Defence & Strategic Studies, Political Science, War Studies
Security Studies, International Law, History and Pakistan Studies.

    5

Leadership and Management Studies

MPhil

BS (4years)/Master or equivalent (HEC equivalence in case of foreign degree) 16 years schooling with minimum 50% marks in Leadership and Management Studies, MBA, Master in Public  Administration, M. Com, BBA/BS- Leadership and Management/ Pub Administration (4 Years), ICMA and CA .