MPhil Management - IAS


MPhil Management is a graduate research degree program that aims to equip individuals with research knowledge and training. It prepares them for faculty or research positions in higher educational institutions as well as research organizations in the field of public and business administration. The MPhil program builds the capacity of the graduates for pursuing PhD in their respective fields of interest.


  • First division or B grade in BS Management/BBA/B.Com./BBIT or equivalent (four-year degree after F.A./F.Sc. or equivalent; 130 credit hours) or Master’s degree in Management Sciences/ Social Sciences (two-year degree after
  • B.A./B.Sc. or equivalent) from a recognized university.
  • No more than two second divisions and no 3rd division (or less than 45% in annual, and 50% in semester system) or “D” grade in the entire academic career is allowed.
  • Equivalence Certificate is also required in case of applications who have obtained degrees from public or private sector universities other than the University of the Punjab.
  • Only those candidates are considered who have qualified IAS Admission Test in addition to the general University of the Punjab’s admission criteria.
Academic Qualifications 40 marks
Admission Test 40 marks
Interview 20 marks
Total 100 marks


The students completing their MPhil degree are eligible to pursue PhD in the Institute of Administrative Sciences as well as other educational institutions in the country and abroad. They may also opt for the faculty or research positions not only in the higher educational institutions but also in the industry / private and public research organizations.


MPhil program comprises of four semesters. 24 credit hours of coursework is carried out in the first two semester. Students are required to undertake Research Work / Thesis of six credit hours in the next two semesters. The minimum and maximum period for the completion of MPhil program is 1.5 to 4 years and any extension in the maximum period shall be subject to the approval of the competent authority.

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