POLICIES

   
  Admission Policy
       Eligibility Criteria
       Provisional Admission
       Pre - Requisite for Other Disciplines
  Credit Transfer and Exemption Policy
       Application for Credit Transfer
  Registration
  Add & Drop of Courses
  Inter Program/Campus Transfer
  Withdrawal from Course
  Term or Permanent Withdrawal from University
  University Rejoining
  Double Specialization
  Program Regulations
  Status of Students
  Performance Requirements
  Assessment
  Grade Appeal Policy
  Scrutiny and Recheck (Policy for Final Examination Only)
  Examination Rules for Students
  Thesis/Project Report (for Bachelors and Masters Program)
       Policy Details (Submission)
       Policy Details (Evaluation)
       Advisor Policy
       The Process
  Rules for Independent Study Course
  Internship
       Out Campus
       In Campus
  Probation/Dismissal of Students
       Probation
       Termination
  Code of Academic Integrity
       Disciplinary Requirements
       Disciplinary Committee
       Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal
  University Academic Honors and Scholarships
       Dean’s List
       Performance Based Scholarships
       The Gold Medal Award Criteria
       Award of the Degree
       Transcript Issuance (Complete/Incomplete)
       Procedure for the award of a Duplicate transcript or Degree
  Co-curricular Activities
  Social Media Policy
   
 
Admission Policy

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  1. Admissions at Iqra University are offered on merit to every student irrespective of nationality, gender, ethnic background, creed, socio-economic status or any other factor. 

  2. All applicants for admission are required to successfully complete admission requirements for their respective programs. 

  3. All applicants must go through the Entry Test and Interview Process to show their potential for completing their respective programs. 

  4. All admissions will remain provisional and subject to verification of relevant academic documents. 

  5. Eligibility for a programme will be determined on the basis of the degree on the strength of which the candidate is applying.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications required for Bachelor’s Programme

  • Applicants should have minimum higher 2nd division in Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent from a recognized Institute/Board. 

  • Applicants having “A” levels or other foreign qualifications must provide an equivalence certificate issued by Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). 

  • For admission in B.E. 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 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.

    • Or, first division in B.Sc. (pass) Examination from an HEC recognized institution with Mathematics, Physics, and one optional course selected from Chemistry or Statistics.

(The minimum threshold is subject to revision as per Government Policy).

  • 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.

Qualifications Required for Master’s Programme
  • Applicants (Iqra University Graduates) should have 70% or equivalent CGPA, others 3.0 GPA 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.
Qualifications Required for the M.Phil. Programme
  • Following applicants are eligible for admission in an Mphil Programme:

    • Old MBA/MPA/M.com/ICMA/ICA/B.com (4 years).

    • BBA 4-year programme with a minimum of 136 credit hours.

    • An applicant must have a minimum division or CGPA on a scale of 4 as prescribed by the HEC for admission to MPhil/MS Program.

    • GAT-General with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required.
  • Applicants from recognized universities / degree awarding institution.
  • Institutions which mention both division and CGPA on the Degree / Transcript must meet either of the two conditions.
  • Applicants having a foreign degree are required to provide the equivalence certificate from Higher Education Commission.
Qualifications required for the PhD Programme

Following applicants are eligible for admission in a PhD Programme:

For Ph.D in Business Administration

  • 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. 

  • In addition candidates must pass subject GRE (international) test for admission in PhD. In disciplines where this test is not available, the test will be developed by the University or the candidate can opt for the test administered by the NTS. 

  • 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

  • MS/Mphil in Computer Sciences with a minimum of 36 credit hours out of which course work should be of 24 credit hours. 

  • BS Computer Science / Telecommunication 4-year programme (minimum 137 credit hours) 

  • Minimum CGPA should be 3.0 on a scale of 4. 

  • In addition candidates must pass subject GRE (international) test for admission in PhD. In disciplines where this test is not available, the test will be developed by the University or the candidate can opt for the test administered by the NTS. 

  • 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 Telecommunication

  • MS / MPhil in Telecommunication/Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering with a minimum of 36 credit hours out of which course work should be of 24 credit hours. 

  • BE in Electrical/Electronics/Computer/Telecommunication Engineering (minimum 140 Credit Hours). 

  • Minimum CGPA should be 3.0 on a scale of 4. 

  • In addition candidates must pass subject GRE (international) test for admission in PhD. In disciplines where this test is not available, the test will be developed by the University or the candidate can opt for the test administered by the NTS. 

  • 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.

Other Programmes

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 18 years of relevant schooling from HEC recognized institutions. 

  • The minimum CGPA should be 3.0 (on a scale of 4) in MS/Mphil/Equivalent Degree for admission into PhD. 

  • In addition candidates must pass subject GRE (international) test for admission in PhD. In disciplines where this test is not available, the test will be developed by the University or the candidate can opt for the test administered by the NTS. 

  • 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.

Provisional Admission
  • Students who are admitted provisionally in a semester either as a “result awaiting” candidate or on any other ground must meet the university admission eligibility requirements in the same semester and submit the relevant documents to the admission office at the earliest. 

  • Students who fail to meet the university admission eligibility requirements before the final exams of their first semester must withdraw their admission immediately. In cases where the student does not withdraw his/her admission and his/her ineligibility for admission is identified by the university at any stage, the university will cancel the admission with immediate effect. 

  • Result awaiting applicants are required to submit an undertaking along with the application.

Pre - Requisite for Other Disciplines

Candidates interested for admission in MBA/MCS/MIT having bachelor degree other than BBA/BCS/BIT respectively have to do pre-requisite (deficiency) courses as specified in the prospectus. These pre-requisite courses will be in addition to the regular program courses.

 
Credit Transfer and Exemption Policy

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Credits will only be transferred when the following two conditions are met:

  • 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 program 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 program of study.

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.

  • 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 non transferable to higher level degree program such as a course done at Bachelors level is non transferable to Master program.

    • A course exempted elsewhere is non transferable until and unless it is pursued as a regular course.

    • C+ or 67% marks are required for a course to be considered for transfer.

  • Conditions for Grade Transfer:

    • The grade transfer will only be for the purposes of determining the clear standing of the student in the course but will not be part of the CGPA calculation. However, credit of the transferred courses will be awarded but it will not affect the CGPA earned by the student at this university.

    • The credit and grades for transfer for GPA calculation will be adjusted to reflect the course coverage and contact hours (Discounted if the contact hours or contents are less then 80%).

  • 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 University grade point average.

  • 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 are determined by the Head of the Department where the application is being made.

 
Course Exemption
  • If any student is awarded with exemption in any of his course based on his past academic or work orientation 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 head of the department in accepting or rejecting a case of course exemption will be final. 
  • In case of exemption a course exemption form must be properly filled.
Registration

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Students have to follow the following rules of the registration process:

  • All students have to fill the registration form and have to submit it on due date to the concerned authority. Late registration forms will not be accepted unless otherwise approved by the Head of the Department with penalty. 

  • Students can choose a maximum of 6 courses per semester and a graduating student may be permitted by the Head of the Department to take up to 7 courses and within specified period only. 

  • Registration forms must be filled in full with care. Incomplete or incorrect forms will not be entertained. 

  • Students should register themselves in the appropriate modules, which may be published by the Department from time to time and pay the prescribed fee. 

  • Management retains the right to withdraw any course after its offering or change its timing or instructor. Student can withdraw his/her registration from the said course only if there is any time clash with any other course he/she is registered in. 

  • A course can be offered only if the number of students who have paid the fee for the course are not less than 10. 

  • Whenever a student's application for registration in courses has been approved and all requirements related to such Registration of Courses have been satisfactorily fulfilled, the relevant program authority shall inform the concerned departments and shall forward the original document to the student’s personal file.

 

Add & Drop of Courses

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Add & Drop of courses will not be entertained after the announced registration dates are over. Some consideration could be given to the students within two weeks on special grounds (like medical disability) and Head of the Department’s decision will be final.

  • A student registered in a program may not Add & Drop a course in the University unless he/she has obtained the permission from the Head of Department responsible for the program. 

  • If there is additional fee involved a student has to pay the fee before attending the respective course.

 

Inter Program/Campus Transfer

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Inter Programme Transfer

  • A student registered in a program may not be transferred to another program in the University until he/she has obtained the permission of the Dean and Registrar’s office.

  • Student must obtain an approval by the concerned Heads of the Departments.

  • Permission to transfer will be given in writing using the form provided for this purpose.

  • No student will get credit transfer without the permission of the concerned Heads of the Departments and Registrar’s office.

  • A student who seeks transfer to another programme will have to follow all the requirements and polices (such as fee etc.) of the new programme.

  • The credits earned in any lower degree programme (bachelor’s or master’s) are non-transferable to the higher degree program.

  • Whenever a student's application to transfer to another program has been approved and all requirements related to such transfer satisfactorily fulfilled, the relevant program authority shall inform the concerned departments and forward the original documents to the student’s personal file.

  • Student on probation is eligible for inter program transfer.

  • There is no CGPA requirement for Inter-Program transfer; however, the performance status of student will be transferred.

  • Student on probation would be allowed to register in half of the workload as per probation policy.

  • Student on probation securing less than 2 GPA would be terminated from the university as per policy. 

Inter Campus Transfer

  • A student registered in a program may not be transferred to another program/Campus in the University until he/she has obtained the permission of the Dean and Registrar’s office and it is approved by the concerned Head of Department from where he/she is leaving.

  • Permission to transfer will be given in writing using the form provided for this purpose.

  • A student who seeks transfer to another campus will have to follow all the requirements and polices (such as fee etc.) of the new campus.

  • No campus will accept a credit transfer until the credit transfer form has been duly filled.

  • The credits earned in any lower degree programme (bachelor’s or master’s) are non-transferable to the higher degree program.

  • There is no CGPA requirement for Inter-Campus transfer, however, the performance status of student will be transferred.

  • Student on probation is eligible for inter campus transfer.

  • Student on probation would be allowed to register in half of the workload as per probation policy.

  • Student on probation securing less than 2 GPA would be terminated from the university as per policy.

 
Withdrawal from Course

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  • Students can withdraw from a particular course with the consent of the concerned faculty and respective Head of the Faculty (or the concerned department). 

  • Students can withdraw from a maximum of 02 courses in one semester. This should be within one week of the announcement of mid-term or 1st hourly results or a maximum of ten weeks from the start of classes. There is no refund of fee. 

  • Whenever a student's application to withdraw from the course(s) has been approved and all requirements related to such withdrawal satisfactorily fulfilled, the relevant program authority shall inform the examinations and forward the original document to the Students personal file. Also “W” grade will be mentioned on the transcript.

 
Term or Permanent Withdrawal from University

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  • A student who finds it necessary to be excused from registration in a program in any semester must formally request a leave of absence from the Faculty (or the concerned Department). The Head of Faculty (or the concerned Department) and the Director’s office must approve leave application. 

  • Withdrawals from university are entitled refund of fee according to the following schedule:

Up to 7th day of convening of classes

 100% refund of tuition fee
From 8th - 15th day of convening of classes  50% refund of tuition fees
From 16th day of convening of convening of classes  No Fee (0%) refund

Caution Money is 100% refundable upon withdrawing from the University.

Fee charged, other than Tuition fee and Caution Money, is non-refundable.

  • Whenever a student's application to withdraw from the semester or from the university has been approved and all requirements related to such withdrawal satisfactorily fulfilled, the relevant program authority shall inform the concerned departments and forward the original document to the Students personal file.

 
University Rejoining

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  • When a student returns from a leave of absence, the current program of studies, Fee (if increased) and other policies will be applicable. 

  • A student will be allowed to rejoin the university within the span of three years.

 
Double Specialization

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  • A student may concurrently fulfill the requirements of two subject majors provided the student has the permission of the Head of Faculty (or the concerned Department). Upon successful completion of the requirements of both majors, one degree is awarded. 

  • Students have to do required number of courses for each major as specified by the concerned Faculty (or the concerned Department). 

  • The two majors earned concurrently under one degree will be noted on the transcript. 

  • For the second specialization, registration form must be filed with the department to declare the two specializations.

 

Program Regulations

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The Program Regulations for each program shall include a listing of the constituent courses of the program and indicate the division of the program into Parts. Course Specifications shall be published which for each course shall include information on its aims and objectives, its content, its level, the semester in which it is offered, its weight age, and the methods of teaching and learning and assessment. They shall also indicate any prerequisites for studying the courses. Where Program Regulations permit a choice of courses options, a candidate's selection of courses will normally be subject to approval by the Program co-coordinator of the concerned department. It is not possible to guarantee that all optional courses will be offered every semester. Course Specifications will also indicate availability.

  • In each part of a program, except during a period of industrial or professional training (Internship), candidates are required to register for courses, as specified in the relevant Program Regulations. 

  • All students shall register at the beginning of each semester (on the announced dates) for the courses which they are taking in that semester. 

  • It is the duty of every candidate who for any reason has missed part or all of a Course assessment or whose performance in a Module Assessment is likely to be or has been impaired by any circumstances to notify the Head of the department of the circumstances in writing, using the appropriate form, at the earliest opportunity.

 
Status of Students

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The status of a student as such shall end when any one or more of the following occurs:

  • on successful completion of his/her program of study. 

  • on withdrawal from the University. 

  • on termination of his/her studies by the Disciplinary committee. 

  • on expulsion from the University. 

  • on lapse of his/her registration for a higher degree.

  • Full-time Student Status

    • Full-time status for an undergraduate student varies with the Institute and study program, but ordinarily requires a load of at least 15 credits per semester. Full-time status for graduate students is more widely variable, depending upon the composition of the individual student’s program. Students in doubt about their standing should check with the Dean’s Office.

  • 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.

 
Performance Requirements

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  • Attendance in person, at all prescribed and elective lectures and seminars is mandatory. Maximum of 20% absences are allowed in a subject to cater for emergencies, sickness etc. There is no provision of leaves in excess of the allowance mentioned above. 20% or more absences in a subject will result in ‘F’ grade in that subject. Any student who fails to comply with the rules, forfeits the right to appear at the examination in the course concerned. Such a situation shall earn the student ‘F’ (failure) in the course. 

  • The students who shall join the semester late because of any reason will be marked absent for the previous classes. In case, more than 20% of the sessions have been completed by the faculty the student shall earn ‘F’ Grade. 

  • In addition to punctuality and meeting the prescribed attendance requirements, each student is required to actively participate in the class and complete their assignments on time. 

  • A student, in order to become eligible for award of degree, must attain a graduating CGPA of 2.5.

 

Assessment

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  • Assessments in courses or programs of study mean formal written examinations, continuous assessment, projects or any other academic exercise subject to assessment as specified in course or program regulations. 

  • The assessment includes Case Studies, Assignments, Quizzes, Class Workshops, Semester Projects, Mid-term / Hourlies and Final Examination. 

  • A student shall be mainly examined on Mid-term / Hourlies and Final examinations and the results will be posted on the notice board of the respective programs or online. 

  • All examinations shall be conducted on the scheduled dates. No make up for quiz / test / mid-term / Hourly or final examination will be arranged.

  • Grading System and Cumulative Grade Point
  • The following grading system will be followed:
A 88% - 100% 4.0 Excellent
B+ 81% - 87% 3.5 Very Good
B 74% - 80% 3.0 Good
C+ 67% - 73% 2.5 Average
C 60% - 66% 2.0 Below Average
F Below 60% 0.0 Failure (Course Repeat)
W     Withdrawal
K     Course in Progress
  • For a course to be treated as Incomplete or Withdrawal the approval of Head of the Department is must. 

  • For a course to stay as incomplete there is a maximum period of one year within which the missing requirements are to be fulfilled. 

  • An incomplete grade can only be removed after the submission of the requirements and the consent of the Head of the concerned Department.

  • Course in Progress

The grade of K may be awarded by the Instructor for courses when the course continues for longer than one semester such as Thesis. K grades remain on the student’s permanent record until removed with a final grade but do not enter into the calculation of the grade-point average.

 

Grade Appeal Policy

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Step 1: A student if dissatisfied with a result will make an appeal to the Head of the Department.

Step 2: The Head of Department will take the following action:

  • If the issue is regarding the final examination, the Head of the Department will forward it to the examination for rechecking of the paper. 

  • If the issue is regarding the recording of marks by the teacher, the Head of the Department after discussing the matter with the teacher will either approve or disapprove the appeal. 

  • The request if approved will be forwarded to the Examination Department with the reason of alteration in grades along with the proof.

 
Scrutiny and Recheck policy for final examination only

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The following procedure for scrutiny of answer scripts is to be followed.

  • Any student desirous of getting his/her answer script(s) scrutinized may apply on the prescribed form available with Students Information Cell.

  • Scrutiny will be restricted to:

    • Checking of Total Marks on the answer script & rectification of any discrepancies found as a result of such scrutiny.

    • Marking of any question found unmarked & rectification of the total.

  • Scrutiny fee as prescribed from time to time has to be paid.

  • The following procedure for Re-checking of answer script(s) is to be followed.

    • Any student desirous of getting his/her answer script (s) Re-checked can apply on the prescribed form available with Students Information Center.

    • Re-checking of answer script(s) shall be conducted by two instructors but other than the instructor who had taught and had marked the answer script(s).

    • Photocopies of answer script(s) (with no information of the student’s identity, marks etc) shall be provided to each of the two instructors for re-checking along with the answer script(s) of the lowest and highest scorer for comparison.

    • Average of marks shall be ascertained from the two re-checked answer script(s).

    • After re-checking of answer script(s), the decision of the University shall be final and unchangeable. The grading after re-checking shall supersede the earlier result.

    • Rechecking fee as prescribed from time to time has to be paid.

 
Examination Rules for Students

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  • All answers intended for the examinations must be written on both sides of the pages of the Answer Scripts and not on one side only. Supplement will be provided only when the candidate has fully written out on both sides of the pages of the Answer Script. 

  • No loose paper will be provided to use for rough work and no paper is to be brought in for the purpose. All work must be done in the answer script provided and the pages used for rough work or calculation(s) must be struck out by drawing a line through each page so used from top to bottom and no page should be torn out. 

  • Candidates are forbidden to write any answer or anything else on the question paper or any material or carry away any writing from the examinations hall. 

  • No Candidate will be allowed to leave examination hall until 30 minutes have elapsed from the time when the question paper is given, or re-enter examination hall after leaving it, after finally giving his/her answer book. 

  • To draw the attention of the invigilator the candidate may simply raise hand without making any noise or disturbance. 

  • A candidate while in the examinations shall not help or try to help any other candidate nor obtain or try to get help from any other candidate. Communication of any sort between candidate and any other person, inside or outside the examinations hall is strictly prohibited. Stringent punishment will be meted out to students who are found in possession of notes, books, scribbling or making any attempt to use unfair means. 

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the examinations hall. 

  • Candidates are requested to ensure that on the day of examinations they arrive 15 minutes before the start of examinations. 

  • No students shall be admitted to the examinations hall/room later than thirty minutes after the start of the examinations and no extra time shall be awarded. 

  • Personal belongings of students including books, pencil cases and bags, etc shall be left in the place designated for this purpose at the examinations hall. 

  • Each student is required to place his/her ID card on the desk in the examinations hall for the duration of his/her examinations. Attempts at impersonation of any candidate shall lead to cancellation of examinations. 

  • Borrowing of stationery is strictly not allowed during the examinations. 

  • No student shall be allowed to sit in a section other than the section in which he/she is originally registered. 

  • Candidates will fill all the information on the answer scripts along with their signature. 

  • Invigilator has the right to expel any student from the examinations hall on any attempt of cheating, misconduct or any other behavior they feel inappropriate. 

  • When the Invigilator announces the end of the examinations, the students shall stop writing immediately and remain seated in silence until permitted to leave the examinations hall by the Invigilator. 

  • Any type of calculator may be used provided that the calculator is hand held, battery operated or solar-powered, noiseless and has no facility for the storage of alphabetical information other than hexadecimal numbers. 

  • Calculators must be available for inspection by the Invigilators. 

  • No other electronic aids are permitted such as mobile phones/digital diaries etc in the examinations hall. Any student found possessing these electronic aids shall be liable to cancellation of that paper and removal from Examinations hall.

 
Thesis/Project Report (for Bachelors and Masters Program)

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  1. Policy Details (Submission)
  • Every student graduating under Bachelors or Masters Program must undergo research work where he/she will be writing a project report / thesis respectively. 

  • Students must successfully complete their research work within a maximum of three years after completing their courses. 

  • Students must successfully defend their thesis in front of a panel to qualify for the award of a degree.

  1. Policy Details (Evaluation)

  • The panel for judging the thesis / project report will consist of two members to be selected by the Controller of Examinations from a list of potential examiners formulated by the Dean of the Faculty in consultation with the Head of Departments. 

  • The Controller of Examinations will nominate one of the panelists as the chairperson. 

  • In the case of project reports for a Bachelors degree, the students may work in groups of a maximum of two. 

  • In the case of a thesis at the Masters level, no group work will be allowed and each candidate will submit his individual thesis. 

  • The thesis / project report will be graded as pass or fail. In the case of failure, the student will be allowed to rewrite thesis / project report and resubmit the same. 

  • An examination fee of Rs. 3000/- will be charged from all masters students, whose thesis is to be examined. This will be applicable both to the existing students and the new intake.

  1. Advisor Policy

  • Students are allowed to choose their thesis advisor from the available full-time faculty at the campus as per their willingness and the willingness of the faculty member. In case of non-availability of permanent faculty Dean may approve an advisor from the visiting faculty. 

  • The advisor will guide the student in his/her research work as per policy.

  1. The Process

  • Student must first decide about the possible area of his/her research i.e. Telecom, Marketing, Databases, and Finance etc. 

  • The student must then suggest the name of his/her preferred Advisor. 

  • Thesis coordinator will then confirm the name of advisor from related faculty member and the Dean. He will select the members of the panel. 

  • After this, the student can start working on his/her proposal for the research under the guidance of the advisor. 

  • This proposal will then be sent to the panel members for initial evaluation. (They should not take more than one week to evaluate). 

  • After the approval of the panel members, the student will then continue to work on his/her actual report. 

  • Once the final report is complete then student should submit copies of this report to the thesis coordinator who will be sending it to the panel members for evaluation. 

  • Lastly, student will be asked to defend his/her thesis after the panel has reviewed his/her work. This defense should be done with in 15 days after the submission of thesis.

Sample Thesis/Project Report Format

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Proposed Guidelines for writing MPhil/PhD Thesis Download
Format of the Thesis Download
Brief Description of Thesis Format Download
A Sample of American Psychiatric Association Download
Record of MBA / M. Phil / Ph. D. Supervision Minute Sheet Download
 

Rules for Independent Study Course

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  • Independent Study Course will be normally offered only for Ph. D. programme with enrolments of 5 or less students in a course. In special cases in Masters programmes permission may be given by the President on the recommendations of the Dean. 

  • Independent Study will be offered only for those courses which are approved by the statutory bodies. 

  • Independent Study will be offered only for courses where registration is less than 05 students. 

  • For an Independent Study Course, a minimum of 04 meetings are required between student and supervisor. 

  • A mid-term of not less than 20% and final exam of not less than 30% weightage must be conducted. 

  • Course evaluation must include term report of not less than 30% of total works. 

  • A record must be submitted to the Examination Department of each meeting with the student on a regular attendance sheet and course control form (specimen attached). Another copy must be submitted to the HOD for record keeping. 

  • The course must be completed within semester duration.

 
Internship

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Out Campus
  • Students are required to undertake an internship of 8 to 12 weeks in an organization of good repute.

  • Internship is a mandatory requirement for award of Bachelors and Master degrees/transcripts.  The students of Bachelors program shall have completed 24 courses and Master students shall have completed 10 courses in order to be eligible for internship.

  • To get internship opportunity, the student should have at least 2.5 CGPA.

  • The student can also submit an application to the placement department to get assistance in getting Internship. However, it will remain the prime responsibility of the student to seek an opportunity of internship.

  • The student shall have to pass the in-house interview for internship, if Placement Department is arranging the same.

  • At the end of the internship period, the student shall submit an internship report and is also subject to an interview. The student will also obtain a performance report (on IU Prescribed Form) from the supervisor of the relevant organization.

In Campus

  • Conditions
  • The student should have a CGPA of 2.50 or above 

  • Internees are required to work for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 

  • The Internee Shall be appointed for a specific purpose. However, he/she may be called for any other work during the semester for which he/she will keep himself/herself available. 

  • The internee will not perform any activities which may be detrimental to the reputation of the University. 

  • Hiring of internees will be for a period of 6 months which will be extendable for another 6 month subject to the approval of the competent authority. 

  • Internees will be paid as under:

    • For Bachelor/Master students Rs. 3,000 per month.

    • For MS students Rs. 4000 per month.

(This amount may be reviewed from time to time by Finance and Planning Committee of the University)

  • Internees will not be entitled to fringe benefits offered to other employees of the University.

  • Process

  • The Head of the respective Department will evaluate tasks to be performed by these internees and fill out “Internee Request Form” and will submit the same to Human Resource Department (HRD). 

  • Approval will be granted by the Vice Chancellor for all Internees to be hired for all departments. In case of campuses other than the Main Campus the approval will be granted by the Project Director of the Campus. 

  • After the approval is granted, the HRD will issue standardized appointment letters to the applicants. Signed copy of letter will be returned to the HR by the Registrar’s Office/candidate who will forward it to the Finance Department for record keeping purposes.

 
Probation /Dismissal of Students

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  • A student can be placed on academic warning status if his/her semester GPA will fall below 2.0 in a semester. The GPA will be calculated with the F-grades included. 

  • If the GPA remains below 2.00 (calculated with F-Grades secured ) in the second semester attended, the student will be placed on probation.

  • If the semester GPA of the student remains below 2.00 for 3 consecutively attended semesters, his/her admission will be cancelled from the university.

  • A student on probation will be allowed to take only 50% of the normal semester course load.

  • The said student once dismissed cannot be granted admission in same or any other program of the University. Any student found taking admission, after dismissal, in any program, on any campus of Iqra University, will have the admission cancelled, without any warning and with no refund of fee.

  • A student who fails in all subjects or secures “0” GPA in the first semester will be terminated without any warning or further probation. 

  • Students who have up to 6 courses remaining for completing a program will be given one extra chance. Research Project I & II and Thesis I & II are not counted in the six (06) courses.

 
Code of Academic Integrity

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Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own. Students engaging in academic dishonesty diminish their education and bring discredit to the academic community. Students shall not violate the Code of Academic Integrity and shall avoid situations likely to compromise academic integrity.

Conduct prohibited by the Code consists of all forms of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to: cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism (using some one else’s work without writing proper reference) as set out and defined in the Code of conduct, modifying academic work for the purpose of obtaining additional credit after such work has been submitted to the supervising faculty member unless the supervising faculty member approves such alterations; and attempting to commit any act prohibited by the Code. Any attempt to commit an act prohibited by these rules shall be subject to sanctions to the same extent as completed acts. All cases concerning prohibited conduct will be forwarded to the disciplinary committee.

Disciplinary Requirements

  • All students are required to observe the University's Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations.

  • Every student shall be subject to such disciplinary regulations as may be made from time to time by the management of the university.

  • All members of the University and other persons authorized for the purpose shall have authority, and it shall be their duty, to check disorderly or improper conduct or any breach of regulation by members of the University in any of the University premises or in the University grounds.

  • Any member of the academic staff may, if he/she deems it necessary, require any student who is guilty of disorderly or improper conduct in a Lecture Room or Laboratory to withdraw from the room, and shall bring the offence to the notice of the Head of the department concerned, Disciplinary Committee and the Registrar of the University.

  • Students shall be held responsible for making themselves acquainted with all Ordinances, Regulations and official notices which affect them.

  • It shall be the duty of all students of the University in all their acts and demeanor to observe and maintain within the precincts of the University honest and peaceful behavior at all times.

  • All campuses of Iqra University are no smoking zones.

  • For the safety and security measure, Vehicles with tinted glasses are not allowed in the IU premises.

  • Wearing sandals and slippers on campus is not permitted.

  • The Librarian shall be especially responsible for maintaining order in the Library. The Librarian may require any person who is guilty of disorderly or improper conduct or of any breach of regulations to withdraw from the Library.

Disciplinary Committee

  • The composition of the Disciplinary Committee is as follows:

    • Campus Director/Registrar or his/her nominee (Chairman)

    • Deputy Registrar

    • Head of Department of the Concerned Department

    • One senior faculty member

  • The working procedure of the Disciplinary Committee is as follows:

    •  All complaints of breach of discipline by any Iqra student(s) will be forwarded to Disciplinary Committee.

    • The Committee will consider the Complaint and in serious cases may decide to issue a show cause notice and require a written reply from the concerned student(s) within 3 days.

    • The Committee will deliberate on the reply received and if satisfied that no breach of discipline has occurred may dispose off the complaint; or may decide to hold an inquiry by an inquiry officer or panel, in the case which may require attendance/hearing of all the students/teachers/others involved in the proceedings, however personal hearing may be given to the accused before the award of punishment.

    • All proceedings of the Disciplinary Committee will be recorded in writing and signed by the attending members.

    • On the basis of inquiry the Disciplinary Committee will announce its recommendations within 3 days after completing its proceedings.

    • The recommended punishment if any may range from issuing of a written warning to the rustication of the student(s) involved.

    • The affected student(s) may appeal to the Vice Chancellor of Iqra University.

    • All employees and the students of Iqra University will cooperate and assist the Disciplinary Committee in carrying out their duties. For this purpose the Disciplinary Committee may require any student(s)/teacher or other employee of the Iqra University to attend this meeting.

    • The required quorum for holding any meeting of the Disciplinary Committee is 3.

Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal

  • The university reserves the right to suspend or dismiss a student for violation of its:

    • Policies

    • Regulations

    • Discipline Code or Unbecoming Conduct

    • Shortage of Attendance

    • Attempting to use unfair means during classes, quizzes or examinations.

  • Management decision in all student matters shall be final. 

  • Fines or other penalties may be imposed by the Disciplinary Committee, or by any other person to whom the Committee has delegated powers to act on its behalf; on any student of the University for any Infraction of Regulations, or for any act or behavior detrimental to the good order of the University. 

  • A student of the University may be required to bear the cost of making good any damage to University property for which he/she may be responsible, which may be in addition to a fine or other penalty which he/she may have incurred in connection therewith.

 
University Academic Honors and Scholarships

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Honors are bestowed as recognition of outstanding academic achievement and as a means to further encourage sound scholarship. They are awarded to every undergraduate student attaining the required proficiency. Students also receive plaques and certificates. The Iqra University supports academic achievement and is pleased to recognize and reward undergraduate students whose performance merits special attention.

Dean’s List

Three categories are awarded every semester based on units completed for credit and letter grade.

  • Dean’s List with Distinction is based on 15 credits - minimum five courses and a 4.00 grade-point average. 

  • Dean’s List is based on 15 credits and a grade-point average of 3.75-3.99. 

  • Honorable Mention is based on 15 credits and a grade-point average of 3.50 - 3.74. 

  • A student can be placed on the Deans list provided he/she secures a semester GPA of 3.75 or above with a minimum of fifteen credits load. A student on the Dean’s List is entitled to a scholarship.

Students awarded these academic honors receive a certificate at the University gathering. This recognition becomes part of their official record.

Performance Based Scholarships

  • Students achieving 4 GPA will be offered a scholarship of 60% of the fee for that semester. 

  • Students acquiring 3.75 GPA to 3.99 GPA will be offered a scholarship of 40% of the fee for that semester provided they have a CGPA of 3.5. 

  • Students achieving GPA 3.5 to 3.74 will be offered a scholarship of 20% of the fee for that semester provided they have a CGPA of 3.5. 

  • The above scholarships will be admissible to students against whom there is no disciplinary proceeding pending and they have taken at least 15 credit hours in that semester. 

    a. For a Bachelor program at least 15 credit hours.

    b. For a Masters program 12 credit hours.

    c. For MS Programs in Media & Engineering 9 credit hours (if offering is not more than 9 credit hours).
    Note: Research Project (s) and Theses shall not be included in Cr. Hr count.

     

  • The total number of scholarships will not exceed 10% of the total number of students enrolled in that semester in that particular program. 

  • These discounts are offered on semester basis only and a list is prepared after the announcement of every semester result. 

  • If the total number of applicants exceeds 10% then a merit list will be prepared. 

  • A separate list of scholarship recipients will be prepared for each program.

The Gold Medal Award Criteria

Gold Medal Award Criteria is as follows:

  • Gold medal will be awarded to the student’s batch wise and program wise. If there is no arrangement of the students batch wise than gold medal will be distributed amongst the students registered (attend) for the convocation. 

  • The gold medal will be awarded to the student who secures the highest CGPA in particular degree program with no “F” grade during the whole academic tenure. 

  • The gold medal will be awarded to a student having no disciplinary punishments. 

  • If the student does not complete the degree within the prescribed time, he/she will not be eligible for the award of gold medal. 

  • The gold medal will not be awarded to transfer students of universities other than Iqra University who transferred more than 10% of the total credit hours. 

  • Inter Campus Transferees will be eligible for a gold medal. 

  • Incase of a tie between two or more students on their CGPA, the total marks obtained during the whole academic period covering the mandatory course requirements should be considered as the tie-breaking criterion. 

  • In case the tie persists, two or more gold medals, as the case may be, should be awarded. 

  • A gold medal should be awarded to the student having a minimum 3.5 CGPA.

Award of the Degree

  • In order to qualify for the award of a Degree in the University, every candidate must have:

    • Completed all required courses as a student of the University in accordance with the regulations.

    • A CGPA of at least 2.5.

    • Pursued that course of study for the prescribed period and passed the required examinations.

    • Paid the prescribed fees and submitted the required forms;

    • Discharged all obligations to the University including the payment of fees prescribed by regulation, the return of all books and other material borrowed from the Library and any other sum due from him/her to the University.

  • Degrees shall be conferred at the Convocation of the University.

  • With the approval of the management, Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates may be conferred upon persons in absentia.

Transcript Issuance (Complete / Incomplete)

  • Incomplete Transcript

    • Students enrolled in a program can apply for an incomplete transcript for their own record or any other reason. This transcript will reflect all grades of the students whether “withdrawal”, “Incomplete” etc.

  • Complete Transcript

    • A student is eligible to apply for a complete transcript after he / she has completed the program of study successfully with a CGPA of 2.5 or above.

    • Before the issuance of transcript, the examination department will check the entire courses (passed or failed) will original grade card and change the course result if it is reflected differently on the system.

    • Students can view their transcripts on the Web Site.

Procedure for the award of a Duplicate transcript or Degree

The following procedure will be followed for the award of a duplicate transcript or a duplicate degree to a student who loses his/her degree or a transcript:

  • He/she has to file an FIR and give the University a copy of the same. 

  • The student pays fees of Rs. 500/- for a transcript and Rs. 6,000/- for a duplicate degree.

(Rates are subject to revision from time to time by Finance and Planning Committee)

  • The office verifies the academic records and prepares a duplicate transcript or a duplicate degree which are marked as “Duplicate”.

 
Co-curricular Activities

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  • There shall be a Students’ Council of the University for the promotion of the general interests of students and to afford a recognized channel of communication between students and the outside business environment. 

  • Members of the academic staff may be appointed/nominated as coordinators of different societies of the University. 

  • Appointment of faculty members as coordinators shall be for a period of one academic year. A coordinator shall, on the expiry of his/her semester of appointment as coordinator, be eligible for re-appointment as coordinator of the same society. 

  • Each society under the Council is required to conduct at least one activity in a semester. The purpose of activity should be enhancement of general knowledge in the student body. 

  • Full details of decisions to conduct an activity must be published by the society and the notice made available to all students and to the management of the University. 

  • The Hierarchy of the Council is as under:

    • Council Coordinator (a faculty member)

    • President

    • Vice President

    • General Secretary

    • Finance Secretary

    • Four Executive Committee Members (In case of societies that come under the Council)

  • Office bearers of the society shall be:

    • All students who have passed at least 06 courses at the university.

    • Those students who have not completed 06 courses at the time of election may be considered subject to their experience and abilities.

    • All students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and above.

    • Must apply for membership on the prescribed form (See Appendix form 20)

    • Must not be involved in any unethical activities (according to the University regulations).

    • Must not have been fined/penalized or punished at the University for any Offence.

    • Must be able to spare time for organizing various events and be capable of coordinating other members of the society on regular basis.

    • Any member of a society shall not work for another society at the same time.

    • Obeying other regulations as may be relevant.

    • The coordinator of the societies shall get approval from the administration for an activity one month before the scheduled date.

   
Social Media Policy

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All students of Iqra University are required to abide by the following rules/ guidelines for the use of social media on the internet

  • Students are not allowed to create any page or ID that resembles with any of the Iqra University official page(s) and/or site and/or ID.
  • Students are not allowed to create, represent or join any political or religious group being identified as the student of Iqra University.
  • Students are not allowed to discuss or post comments about any staff or faculty member of Iqra University and their family members on any social media site.
  • Students must seek official approval from the management before putting any official information on their site/Page(s). However, approval is not needed if the information has been taken from official site.
  • Posting or displaying of any content such as images or text that in any way defame the university, its faculty, staff or other students is strictly prohibited. All postings are just like speaking at a public forum hence the dignity of Iqra University must not be compromised.
  • Policy matters of the university must not be talked about on any social media site.
  • Students are not allowed to share any official information of the university on social media such as addresses, phone numbers or other personal information of Employees or students without the consent of the individual.
  • Students are not allowed to use social media being Iqra representative (s) for fund raising (requesting/collecting funds) within / outside the University for any Natural Calamity until and unless they are permitted by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Safeguarding passwords and IDs are students’ personal responsibility and will not be considered as an alibi in case of violation of social media policy.
  • Any other act/deed/discussion on social media which may bring defamation to Iqra University.

Failure to follow the above guidelines would be considered as violation of University Policies and disciplinary action will be taken that may lead to termination of admission from the University.