The Syndicate of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, has approved tuition-free PhD on the recommendation of the academic council. This makes UET Lahore the first public sector university to offer such a programme for all of its 27 doctoral programmes. According to the details, semester recurring fees will not be charged from students enrolled full-time in the PhD programme.
In lieu of the fee waiver the students will be required to work for at least six hours per week and in this context may be offered teaching fellowship on the recommendation of the respective department after approval of their PhD research proposal.
To qualify for this stipend, the CGPA, in graduate course work, should at least be 3.50 on a scale of 4.0 and this scholarship will be awarded for at most two years. “We want to encourage high-achieving
graduates to pursue their PhD degrees at the university on full-time basis and focus on their courses and research without having to worry about finances,” said Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar, vice-chancellor.
“This step will result in higher quality publications as well as more interaction with industry,” he added. The process for admission to PhD programs at the university has already started.
Prospectus is available until August 2, 2021 and the subject tests will be conducted from August 9-12. Interviews of the candidates securing at least 70 per cent scores in the test will be conducted from August 16-24. The classes will commence from September 13.