Guidelines 2022 for Postgraduate Masters’ Programs in (Management Science/Computer Science)

1.    Eligibility Criteria: The candidates desirous of getting admission to the Postgraduate Masters’ programs of Isra University in the Faculty of Business, Education, Social Sciences & Humanities and Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Technology will be required to have16 years of education from HEC recognized degree awarding institute with minimum CGPA 2.50 or equivalent as approved by the University.                   

2.    Announcement of Admissions: Isra University announces admission in the PG programs twice in an academic year (Jan-Dec). First in November for the January session and second in June for the July session. Each session is considered a semester.

3.    Admission Test & Interview: The applicants would be required to pass a University-Based admission test equivalent to GRE/GAT (General) with a 50% score or produce a result card of any other examining body duly recommended by the Higher Education Commission followed by a comprehensive interview to be conducted by the admission committee of Isra University.

4.    Offer Letter: Admission offer letters are issued to the qualifying applicants along with a fee challan to be paid in any branch of Faysal Bank, Limited or the bank designated by the University or through the pay order.


5.    Confirmation of Admission: On submission of a copy of the paid challan and required documents, the applicant is offered a letter of confirmation and considered the student in the program.

6.    Course Duration and Credit Hours:

The students will be required to complete 24 credit hours of the coursework, and 12 credit hours of research is required. The minimum period for acquiring a degree is 1.5/2 years and a maximum limit is of 03 years extendable for one year with the approval of the statutory body.

7.    Workload per semester: A minimum of 09 and a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester.

8.    Research Proposal/ Commencement of Research work:

The students may start work on the research proposal (Synopsis) during course work under the supervision of the supervisor appointed for him/her. He/she will submit the synopsis to the Director PG Studies & Research for placing before Research Ethics Committee and then to the “Advanced Studies & Research Committee” for consideration and subsequently to the Board of Advanced Studies & Research (BASR) for approval of the topic and the allotment of supervisor and two co-supervisors.

9.    Seminars:

The students shall give at least two seminars on their research work. The Director Postgraduate Studies & Research will chair the first seminar, whereas the second seminar prior to submission of the thesis/dissertation, will be presided over by the Vice Chancellor.

10. Submission of Thesis

The students will submit the thesis/ dissertation after the conduct of the seminars according to the guidelines prescribed by the University to the Director of Postgraduate Studies & Research through his/her supervisor.

11. Similarity Index: A soft copy of the thesis/dissertation will be submitted to the Director Postgraduate Studies & Research for an anti-plagiarism test on Turnitin. The overall similarity index below or equal to (<=) 19%, and in the case of a single source, the similarity index below 5% is acceptable.

 Similarity index will be performed twice i.e first before the thesis/dissertation evaluation by the expert/examiners and the second after the defense.

12. Thesis Evaluation

The thesis/dissertation will be evaluated by at least two external examiners and one internal examiner.

13. Thesis Defense & Viva Voce Examination

i.        Open Defense:  The students will be required to make a presentation on thesis/dissertation in an open lecture to be held at the University, and respond to the questions relating to his/her work. The open defense will be held after receiving of acceptable evaluation reports from the examiners.


ii.      Viva Voce Examination: Candidates should be aware that the oral examination forms an important part of the defense examination for the award of the degree. The purpose of the oral examination is to allow the examiners an opportunity to explore and satisfy themselves regarding the knowledge, accuracy, and authenticity of the subject matter presented in the thesis/dissertation.

After the completion of the oral (viva-voce) examination, the examiners will normally prepare a joint report and may recommend that the thesis/dissertation be accepted as submitted.

14. Submission of Final Draft of thesis/dissertation: Subject to the decision of the Board of Advanced Studies & Research, the candidate will be required to submit seven copies of the thesis/dissertation to the Director Postgraduate Studies & Research after incorporating all the suggestions, if any, given at any stage.

15. Certificate of the Originality: The thesis/dissertation must bear a certificate from the supervisor(s) to the effect that the thesis/dissertation embodies original research and is worthy of presentation to the University for further necessary action.

16. Certificate of Correction: The supervisor of the student will submit the certificate of correction confirming in it that the student has made all corrections as pointed out by the external examiners during the evaluation of the thesis as well as at the time of defense.

17. Award of Degree: The Director of Postgraduate Studies & Research will submit a case for award of the degree to the students before the BASR along with plagiarism report and evaluation reports of internal and external examiners, etc.

18. Further details: For further detail please refer to the below University Regulations framed for each faculty separately, on the above parameters and the parameters not included in these guidelines.

i.       Regulations made under sections 22 (ii) (iii) and (iv) of Isra University ACT

ii.     Regulations made under sections 6 (4) (ii) of Isra University ACT

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