Introduction

Faculty of Eastern Medicine (FEM)


General Enquiries:

Prof. Dr. Hakim Abdul Hannan (Dean)
Ph: 9221-36440078, 36440084
Fax: 9221-36440079
E-mail: hakimhannan@yahoo.com

Prof. Dr. Usman Ghani Khan (Principal)
Hamdard Al-Majeed College of Eastern

Medicine(HACEM)
Ph: 9221-36440082
Fax: 9221-36440079
E-mail: ugk_2005@yahoo.com

Prof. Dr. Aftab Saeed (Director)
Hamdard Research Institute of Unani Medicine (HRIUM)
Ph: 9221-36440065
Fax: 9221-36440079
E-mail: aftab254@hotmail.com

Further Information
Hakim Muhammad Rais Khan
Ph: 9221-36440080-82, 36440084
Fax: 9221-36440079
E-mail: bemshu@yahoo.com

Message by the Dean Faculty Admissions Clinical Training, Career Opportunities Course Outline Degree Programs B.E.M.S. B.E.M.S. (Condensed) M.Phil. Ph.D.

Message by the Dean


Prof. Dr. Hakim Abdul Hannan
The Faculty of Eastern Medicine which has its roots in Hamdard Tibbi College (since 1958) is the vision of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said. It is therefore the oldest institution of Hamdard University and now enjoy the constituent status as a degree awarding institution.

Reaching this stage entailed a long struggle which culminated in the year 2002, when the Federal Government amended the Unani, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Practitioners’ Act 1965 to recognize the Bachelor’s Degree in Eastern Medicine (BEMS) for registration by the National Council for Tibb. It is indeed a landmark in the history of Tibb in Pakistan when the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad approved the revised curriculum of Eastern Medicine for BEMS, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in July 2004. The degree course is also approved in United Arab Emirates for the purpose of practise.

Eastern Medicine physicians have the opportunity to serve, clean, purify and balance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes of patients. The Eastern System of Medicine deals with the body as a whole and balance the disturbance in humors thus bringing health with its rational approaches. In this context the modern world is looking towards the Asian countries which possess effective knowledge of Traditional Systems of treatment. Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said visualized this degree program as well as research based integrated curriculum to fill the gap and produce Tabibs who are also fully aware of modern diagnostic methods for treating diseases effectively.

Thus the main objective of the programme is to prepare graduates trained in Eastern Medicine and having first hand knowledge of the basic subjects of modern medicine. The global resurgence and acknowledgement of the natural medicine have greatly enhanced the significance of this programme.

Faculty of Eastern Medicine is one of the leading institutions of Hamdard University where successful postgraduate program is underway. So far 5 Ph.D’s and 9 M.Phil. degrees have been awarded. About 40 Research students are working on different topics for their higher degrees. International collaboration with Japanese Institution (Toyama University), South African (Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb, Johannesburg), Indian (CCRUM, Ibn Sina Academy, Aligarh) and other institution is proving promising in advancement of Tibb.

Technical Collaboration in terms of Research Projects is underway with WHO (Immunization Program / Consultation) IUCN, Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Academy (Infrastructure development grants), Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock (MINFAL) as well as with the Ministry of Environment (Biodiversity).

Deserving and meritorious students are given scholarships and free ships mostly funded by Hamdard Foundation Pakistan (HFP).

The Faculty of Eastern Medicine re-affirm the commitment and the dedication to serve people for their health care with utmost zeal and pray to Allah to bless our endeavors (Amen).

Faculty

Hamdard Al-Majeed College of

Eastern Medicine:

Lecturers: Visiting Faculty:
Hamdard Al-Majeed College of Eastern Medicine:
Professors:
Dr. Hk. Abdul Hannan
Ph.D. (Hamdard University)
B.U.M.S. (Aligarh Muslim University, India)

Dr. Usman Ghani Khan
D.Sc. (Hons. Causa)
Ph.D. (University of Karachi)
M. Pharm. (Osaka, Japan)
Dr. Hk. Afzal Ahmad
Ph.D. (Hamdard University)
B.U.M.S.
(Aligarh Muslim University, India)

Dr. Hk. Shahabuddin
Ph.D. (Hamdard University)
B.U.M.S.
(Aligarh Muslim University, India)

Associate Professors:
Dr. Ejaz Mohiuddin
Ph.D. (Hamdard University)
M.B.A. (Hamdard University)
M.B.B.S. (Islamia University, Bahawalpur)

Assistant Professors:
Tabiba Halima Nazar
Ph. D. (Hamdard University)
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim M. Asif Iqbal
M.Phil. (Hamdard University)
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim Muhammad Rais Khan
M.Phil. (Hamdard University)
B.E.M.S. (Hamdard University)

Hakim Mohammed Owais
M.Phil. (Hamdard University)
B.U.M.S. (Burhanpur, India)

Hakim Sultan Ayaz
M.Phil. (Hamdard University)
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim Sheraz Mohammed Siddiqui
M.Phil. (Hamdard University)
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim Qalb-e-Saleem
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Tabiba Farhana Shafique
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Tabiba Syma Ghayas
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim Shahid Alam Gul
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim Mohammed Ibrahim Shah
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Tabiba Zil-e-Huma
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim Muhammad Akram
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hakim Muhammad Ibrahim Khan
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Tabiba Sabira Batool Jafferi
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Hk. Arshad Mehmood
B.E.M.S.
(Islamia University Bahawalpur)

Tabiba Wajeeha Moin
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Mirza Jawwad Baig
M.Sc. (University of Karachi)
Hamdard Research Institute of Unani
Medicine (HRIUM):

Prof. Dr. Aftab Saeed
Director
Ph.D. (University of Karachi)
M.Phil. (University of Karachi)
B.Sc. (H), M.Sc., (University of Karachi)
Dipl. Herb. Med. (North West University)

Life Research Professor:
Prof. Hakim Naimuddin Zubairy
Alim Darul Ulum Nadwatul Ulama,
(Lucknow) India

Tabib Mustanad (Nizamia Tibbi College) Hyderabad, Daccan, India

Dr. Muhammad Afzal Rizvi
Deputy Director
Ph.D. (University of Karachi)
M.Sc. (University of Karachi)

Dr. Ghazala Aleem
Ph. D. (University of Karachi)
M.A.
(University of Karachi)

Tabiba Tasneem Qureshi
M. Phil. (Hamdard University)
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)

Tabiba Uzma Shafi
B.E.M.S.
(Hamdard University)
Honorary

Visiting Faculty:
Dr. Saleem Muqaddam Florence Hospital

Dr. Haroon Rashid
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Mission and Goals

The mission of the faculty is to produce graduates having knowledge of Eastern Medicine with latest technology for diagnosis and modern methods for the management of diseases and health care. Graduates are provided with comprehensive knowledge and their clinical skills are developed. Advanced learning in Eastern Medicine shall lead to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programs. The major achievement of Faculty of Eastern Medicine is the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb, Johannesburg, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa and University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan. In order to develop and operate academic research programs for the advancement of Unani Medicine. The faculty offers the following undergraduate degree programs:
• Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (Regular 5 Years)
• Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (Condensed -3 Years)
• M. Phil and Ph. D programs are also offered on regular basis

Accreditation by National Bodies

All the degree programs offered by the Faculty are accredited by the National Council for Tibb, Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan and by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.


Admission Policy

Admissions to the B.E.M.S. degree programs are given strictly on the basis of merit. The short-listed candidates are interviewed by an interview board for the final selection.

How to apply?

Following documents must be enclosed with the application form. Incomplete forms are not entertained.

Two attested copies of the following documents:

• F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) certificate, or equivalent
• Matriculation certificate
• F.Sc. Marks Sheet
• Matriculation Marks Sheet
• Provisional certificate of the last institution attended.
• Any other diploma/certificate
• National identity card (if candidate’s NIC is not available, father’s/guardian’s NIC copy should be submitted)
• Two attested passport size recent photographs

Attendance

No student shall be permitted to appear in any examination unless he/she has attended 85% of the lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, practical and clinical work for both in patients and out patients departments.

Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital

A 50-bed hospital has been established at Main Campus, especially for the clinical training of the students of Eastern Medicine and for clinical training of the students of Eastern Medicine and for conducting research on medicinal plants. The Shifa-ul-Mulk memorial Hospital has also been commissioned to serve as a Family Medical Care and Services providing center. This is a well-equipped teaching hospital providing twenty four hours free community health services to thirty seven villages surrounding Hamdard University in the vicinity of Bund Murad.

Clinical Training

The clinical training of Bachelor of Eastern Medicine students starts from third year onwards at Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital, Hamdard Matab Aram Bagh and Metroline’s Hospital. Students acquire clinical skills under the guidance of experienced physicians and specialists and learn to deal with emergencies and attend different wards. Students are provided with an opportunity whereby they seek modern medical knowledge and experience and become aware of integration of their Eastern Medicine knowledge with that of modern clinical expertise.

Career Opportunities

Herbal Medicine continues to be practised in many of the Islamic countries today. The countries where it has to some extent, enjoyed an official status are: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa. In Pakistan, in the mid sixties, the government under the then President ordered the official registration of Hakims. Tibb enjoys wider public acceptability in the countries of Middle East, Far East, Europe and North America. In the latter areas, resurgence is being observed in the vogue of herbal medicine.

B.E.M.S graduates can start their own practise by establishing their own clinics and providing healthcare services to the people. They can offer effective clinic and patient communication and ensure responsible clinical practises. As the contemporary healthcare requirements need complementary and Alternative Medicine as an integral part of therapeutic discipline. B.E.M.S graduates can provide consultation at various hospitals in the field of disease prevention to improve the standards of health care. B.E.M.S graduates can also be of value to herbal medicine industry, where they can apply results of their research and evaluating techniques to supplement scientific and patient-related efficacy in herbal medicine. Graduates can be a part of relevant teaching and research activities at various universities and institutions of national and international levels.

Currently BEMS graduates are employed by the following institutions / organizations:
• Hamdard University
• Hamdard Foundation Pakistan
• Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Pakistan
• Ibn Sina Institute for Tibb, Johannesburg, South Africa
• University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
• Government Islamia University, Bahawalpur
• Karachi Electric Supply Corporation
• Herbal Life (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
• Herbion (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
• Medics Laboratories, Karachi
• City Pharma (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
• Brookes Pharma (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
• Qarshi Industries (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore
• Saleem Welfare Trust
• Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust (L.R.B.T)
• Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi
• Ministry of Health, NWFP
• University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Rawalakot
• University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan

Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (BEMS) -Five Years


FIRSTYEAR
(FirstSemester)
101-Anatomy-I
103-Physiology-I
105-Biochemistry-I
107-Principles of Eastern Medicine-I
109-History of Eastern Medicine
111-Islamic Studies / Ethical Behaviour
and PakistanStudies

TotalCourses6

(SecondSemester)
102-Anatomy-I
104-Physiology-I
106-Biochemistry-I
108-Principles of Eastern Medicine-I
110-History of EasternMedicine
112-Islamic Studies / Ethical Behaviour, Pakistan Studies

TotalCourses6


SECONDYEAR
(ThirdSemester)
201-Anatomy-II
203-Physiology-II
205-Biochemistry-II
207-Principles of Eastern Medicine-II
209-Pharmacognosy-I
211-Bioinformatics

TotalCourses6

(FourthSemester)
202-Anatomy-II
204-Physiology-II
206-Biochemistry-II
208-Principles of Eastern Medicine-II
210-Pharmacognosy-I
212-Bioinformatics

TotalCourses6


THIRDYEAR
(FifthSemester)
301-Pharmacy
303-Microbiology andParasitology
305-Community Medicine
307-MateriaMedica-I(Pharmacology)
309-Pharmacognosy-II
311-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-I
313-Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

TotalCourses7

(SixthSemester)
302-Pharmacy
304-Microbiology and Parasitology
306-Community Medicine
308-MateriaMedica-I(Pharmacology)
310-Pharmacognosy-II
312-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-I
314-Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

TotalCourses7


FOURTHYEAR
(SeventhSemester)
401-Pathology
403-Surgery-I
405-Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry
407-Materia Medica-II (Pharmacology)
409-Obstetrics andGynecology-I
411-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-II

TotalCourses6

(EighthSemester)
402-Pathology
404-Surgery-I
406-Clinical Psychology andPsychiatry
408-MateriaMedica-II (Pharmacology)
410-Obstetrics and Gynecology-I
412-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-II

TotalCourses6


FINALYEAR
(NinthSemester)
501-Pediatrics
503-Ophthalmology-ENT
505-Obstetrics and Gynecology-II
507-Surgery-II
509-Clinical Diagnostics
511-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-III

TotalCourses6

(TenthSemester)
502-Paediatrics
504-Ophthalmology and ENT
506-Obstetrics and Gynecology-II
508-Surgery-II 510-Clinical Diagnostics
512-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-III

TotalCourses6

Minimum Entry Requirement:

Intermediate Science (Pre-Medical) or B.Sc. (Biological Sciences), A-Level (Biology) or Equivalent. Students who are awaiting their results may also apply for provisional admission.

SYSTEM OF EXAMINATION AND GRADING

1. Terminal Examination

The examination held at the end of semester after the completion of a course shall be known as Terminal Examination. It will carry 100 marks. This examination is a passing head i.e., a student must for each course obtain a minimum of 50 marks in this examination.

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:
a. Numerical Grade (NG)
Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 3 or 4 credit hours unit is NG.
b. Alphabetical Grade (AG)
Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points)

c. Grading
Marks Point Grade Grade
85-100 A 4.0
70-84 B 3.0
60-69 C 2.0
50-59 D 1.0
Below 50 E 0.0
d. Incomplete Grade For incomplete courses no point shall be given
e. Grade Point Ratio (GPR) Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPR) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:
f. Cumulative Grade Point Ratio (CGPR) This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during 5 years study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.
g. Improvement of ‘C’ Grade A student is allowed to improve ‘C’ grade only when he/she has cleared all courses but short of required CGPA i.e. 2.4.
h. Semester and Examination Duration The semester duration will be four months and one month for examination both for theory and practical or clinical. Similarly the year will consist of two semester and two terminal examinations, completing in a span of 10 months.

3. Requirement for the Award of BEMS Degree

a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.
b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPR 2.45.

4. Rules Concerning the Promotion and Repetition of Course

A student would be promoted to next higher class upon clearing 70% of courses.

5. Attendance

Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 percent attendance in the course.

B.E.M.S. Condensed 3 Years

FIRST YEAR / Third Professional:

FIRST SEMESTER:

301-Pharmacy
303-Microbiology & Parasitology
305-Community Medicine
307-Meteria Medica (Pharmacology)-I
309-Pharmacognosy-II
311-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-I
313-Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
315-Basic Medical Sciences
211-Bioinformatics

SECOND SEMESTER

302-Pharmacy
304-Microbiology and Parasitology
306-Community Medicine
308-Materia Medica (Pharmacology)-I
310-Pharmacognosy-II
312-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-I
314-Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
316-Basic Medical Sciences
212-Bioinformatics

SECOND YEAR / Fourth Professional:

THIRD SEMESTER

401-Pathology
403-Surgery-I
405-Clinical Psychology-Psychiatry
407-Materia Medica (Pharmacology)-II
409-Obstetrics and Gynaecology-I
411-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-II

FOURTH SEMESTER:

402-Pathology
404-Surgery-I
406-Clinical Psychology-Psychiatry
408-Materia Medica (Pharmacology)-II
410-Obstetrics and Gynaecology-I
412-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-II

FINAL YEAR / Final Professional:

FIFTH SEMESTER:

501-Paediatrics
503-Ophthalmology-ENT
505-Surgery-II
507-Obstetrics and Gynaecology-II
509-Clinical Diagnostic
511-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-III

SIXTH SEMESTER:

502-Paediatrics
504-Ophthalmology-ENT
506-Surgery-II
508-Obstetrics and Gynaecology-II
510-Clinical Diagnostic
512-Clinical Methods and Therapeutics-III

Entry Requirement: Fazil-e-Tibb-wal-Jarahat (F.T.J) Diploma.

HAMDARD RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF UNANI MEDICINE (HRIUM)

Hamdard Research Institute of Unani Medicine (HRIUM) has been approved by the 22nd Meeting of the Academic Council of Hamdard University as a constituent institute of the Faculty of Eastern Medicine.

The mission of this institute is to execute advance studies and research in Unani Medicine and equip post graduate students in fundamentals of Unani Medicine leading to the award of M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition the goal of the institute is to publish books, monographs, and research based studies in Unani Medicine.

It is also among the aims of the institute to undertake analysis and execute drug standardization and validation of the theories and materia medica so as to provide evidence-based Medicine. HRIUM projects advances in the understanding of the role of diseases and their cure leading to effective systemic therapies and as these complement more established Unani medicine treatment, further advances are anticipated for integrative medicine development.

Post Graduate Programs

Curriculum for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program
M.Phil. Program
Clinical Methods and Therapeutics (First Year)
Course No. First Semester
609 Therapeutics I
611 Therapeutics II
613 Rational Phytotherapy
615 Internal Medicine
607 Biostatistics
Course No. Second Semester
610 Therapeutics I
612 Therapeutics II
614 Rational Phytotherapy
616 Internal Medicine
608 Biostatistics
Ph.D. Program
Course No. First Semester
701 Epidemiology
703 Computer Applications in Health Education
705 Gastroenterology
707 Biostatistics for Epidemiology
709 Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation
Course No. Second Semester
702 Contemporary Issues in Health Promotion
704 Principles and Practice of Drug Development
706 Principle of Pharmacology
708 Designing Clinical Research
Clinical Methods and Therapeutics (Second Year) Thesis Submission
Keeping in view the growing significance of Alternative ! Complementary Medicine in the mainstream medical therapies of various types, emphasis on Theories and Philosophies of Eastern Systems of Medicine is being given by the Hamdard Research Institute of Unani Medicine. The institute therefore offers for admission into M.Phil. and Ph.D., the wide fields open for Studies on Theories and Philosophies of Medicine as well as Standardization of Unani Single and Compound Drugs to the eligible candidates. Both the fields require in-depth thorough research work for their understanding and application and the research-oriented Faculty is available to enroll and guide the research students.

Admissions Nrocedure for Nost Graduate Nrograms (M.Nhil. / Nh.D.)

Eligibility for Admission
The admission to M.Phil class shall be open to students possessing either five years Bachelor’s Degree in Eastern Medicine (BEMS) or equivalent degrees from any recognized university. The Faculty / College of Eastern Medicine / Research Institute of Unani Medicine will enroll students for pursuing their research studies leading to the award of either M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) or Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degrees in Eastern Medicine. The higher degree program is being visualized to give more impetus to scientific, clinical and technological research and development.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (Eastern Medicine) The Program provides postgraduate education in Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics and other specified areas through coursework, and research. Faculty of Eastern Medicine at Hamdard University Karachi is striving hard in education and research initiative in Pakistan responding to the challenge of a changing and demanding health care system, and the lack of trained manpower in Eastern Medicine research.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. in Eastern Medicine)
Coursework: see the courses.
Master of Philosophy (Eastern Medicine) Research The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Research was established in 2002 and is the first research-based postgraduate degree in Eastern Medicine. This Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Research Program is available to qualified BEMS graduates in the areas of evidence based medicine. Many of the projects run in the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) research will be supervised with research-oriented, trained medical Faculty at Hamdard University.


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Ph.D. (EASTERN MEDICINE) Requirements for the award of degree
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a research degree awarded for a thesis considered to be a substantially original contribution to the subject concerned. The resolutions of the Academic Council for degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are given in The University Calendar, Statutes and Regulations.

For Ph.D. Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree (BEMS or equivalent degree) with good grades is required. For the Master of Philosophy, a bachelor’s degree (BEMS or equivalent degree) is required with good grades on the provision that a qualifying exam is passed.

Applicants should normally hold a Master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in Eastern Medicine from the University, or an equivalent qualification from another university or institution. The degree may be taken on either a full-time or part time basis.

Areas of Research
Research in Eastern Medicine covers a broad spectrum of clinical sciences ranging from the design, formulations, clinical trials, through studies on methods of treatment of disease, to research on the clinical, analytical and sociological aspects of Unani therapies.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 3 Years Full Time
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) 2 Years Full Time
All applicants for research degrees must contact the Faculty before making a formal application to establish that their research proposal is likely to be acceptable and that there are adequate resources and facilities for the research, as well as appropriate supervision available. Formal applications must be accompanied by a four-page research proposal.

1. M.Phil. / Ph.D. ADMISSIONS
Admissions in Hamdard University are given according to merit. Bachelor of Eastern Medicine (BEMS) or Equivalent Degree holders are eligible for admission.

2. Procedure and Conditions of Admission

(a) The application on the prescribed form shall be made to the Registrar through the Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine and the Chairman of the Department concerned. It shall be accompanied with the synopsis consisting of the objectives, plan of work, methodology and bibliography.
(b) The Registrar shall present the application before the Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR). The Board shall approve the title of the thesis, the name of the research supervisor and course requirement.
(c) The Registrar shall notify the decision of the BASR, with in 15 days of the meeting and shall direct the student to complete the admission formalities.
(d) Every candidate shall pursue his/her research at the Hamdard University, Karachi or any other institution approved by the BASR.
(e) No candidate shall undertake any employment during the period of the study. This rule shall not be applicable to the teaching faculty of the Hamdard University.
(f) No candidate shall join another course of studies or appear at any other examination conducted by the University.

3. Progress Report

The Student through his Supervisor will submit progress report every six months for the consideration of BASR, Hamdard University.

4. Submission of Thesis
(a) The candidate shall not be allowed to submit the thesis after the end of 4th year from the date of admission.
(b) The plan of thesis should be as follows; statement of the problem to be investigated and introduction which should include the relevant background of the subject and scope of inquiry, precise description of methodology applied for the measurement or recording of experiments. The details of the data and analysis of the data should follow the results, discussion and conclusion. The precise literature citation should be on the standard format so that cross-checking / verification may be facilitated.


5. Examination of Thesis

(a) The thesis must be typewritten on one side of the paper with margin of 1-1/2 inch at each side. The number of pages of the thesis should not be less than 100 or more than 120 in any case. It shall be bound in cloth with title, name of the author and institution and year on the cover. Five copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the University for evaluation.
(b) On the submission of dissertation to BASR, it shall appoint three examiners to examine the thesis of the candidate. One of the examiners shall be the research supervisor, and the two shall be external examiners, not in the service of the university. If the three examiners give an adverse opinion about the thesis, it shall be rejected. However, the BASR on the recommendation of the Dean appoint additional (i.e.) fourth examiner and may consider to permit to revise the thesis in accordance with the comments of examiners. After modification/revision thesis may be re-submitted after a period of three months.
(c) On the basis of favorable (positive) reports, the viva voce examination shall be held in presence of the supervisor of research. The viva voce shall be conducted in the Office of the Dean who will act as a titular Chairman.
(d) The degree shall be awarded on successful completion of the course work, approval of thesis by external, internal examiners and qualifying the viva voce examination.

II EXAMINATIONS AND GRADING
1. System of Examination

Under semester system of education, two examinations namely Mid-term test and Terminal examinations shall be held in each semester. Division of marks will be as follows:
i. Mid-term Test 30 marks
ii. Terminal Examination 70 marks
Mid-term test will be conducted in the middle of semester whereas Terminal examination will be held at the end of semester after the completion of course work. At least 50% marks in each course must be obtained to pass the examination.

2. Grading System

Grades given to a student in each course shall be of two types:

a. Numerical Grade (NG)
Assessment of performance on the basis of marks out of 100 fixed for a course of 3 or 4 credit hours unit is NG.

b. Alphabetical Grade (AG)
Equivalent of numerical grades in terms of alphabets shall be termed as alphabetical grades. (Each letter carries a value in terms of numerical points).

c. Grading
Marks Grade Grade Point
85-100 A 4.0
70-84 B 3.0
60-69 C 2.0
50-59 D 1.0
Below 50 E 0.0
d. Incomplete Grade
For incomplete courses no point shall be given.

e. Grade Point Ratio (GPR)
Points obtained in each course shall be multiplied by the number of Credit Hours specified for that course, and then a grade point ratio (GPR) shall be calculated. For example, the result of a 1st year student in a semester may be as follows:

f. Cumulative Grade Point Ratio (CGPR)
This is obtained by adding all the Grade Points of the courses during the study period and dividing the total by the total number of credit hours.


3. Attendance

Attendance in each subject is compulsory for all students and no student shall be eligible to appear at any University examination unless he has attended 75 per cent classes / lectures in the course.
i. The attendance of students admitted in the Faculty will be counted from the 1st day of semester and not from the date of admission.
ii. If a student is unable to attend classes continuously for 15 days or more without informing the Dean/Chairperson of the Department (in writing) his/her admission will also stand cancelled. In case of illness or other similar situation, application along with a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner duly verified by the Senior Medical Officer of the University must be submitted within two days after the incident.
iii. Original attendance register is to be submitted to the Dean/Chairperson for record and future reference.


4. Maximum Duration for Completion of Degree

i. M.Phil. degree enrollment will remain valid for three more years after the expiry of the required duration for the completion of the M.Phil. degree (i.e. 5 years).

ii. Ph.D. degree enrollment will remain valid for three more years after the expiry of the required duration for the completion of the Ph.D. degree (i.e. 7 years).

iii. However a student unable to complete his/her degree requirement within the validity of his/her enrollment, will have to re-validate/extend his/her enrollment for not more than 2 years by paying a prescribed fee with the permission of Dean.
5. Requirement for the Award of M.Phil. Degree
a. A student must have passed all prescribed courses.
b. A student must have obtained a minimum CGPR 2.45
c. Submission of M.Phil. Thesis and Approval of BASR
6. Unfair means All the cases of unfair means will be forwarded to the unfair means Committee appointed for the purpose and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University.
7. Interpretation of Semester Rules The decision of the Faculty Committee, headed by the Dean and all the Heads of Departments of Faculty would be final for the interpretation of semester rules. In case of any appeal the said Committee would dispose it off on its merits.

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