QUETTA   -   The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has issued No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the University of Turbat (UoT) for the launching of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Balochi and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), PhD programmes in Biochemistry as well.

In miscellaneous letters issued by the HEC here on 21st September 2022, the Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of HEC has affirmed that the University of Turbat meets the minimum requirements and standards devised by the HEC for the launching of the PhD programme in Balochi, and the MPhil, PhD programmes in Biochemistry. 

Appreciating the efforts of Prof Dr Abdul Saboor Baloch, Dean Faculty of Arts, Social Science and Humanities, Dr Abdul Rauf, Assistant Professor IBLC, Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shad, Assistant Professor IBLC, and Dr Haneef Ur Rahman, Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering, Dr Jahangir Khan, Chairperson Natural and Basic Science Department, Dr Amir Zeb, Assistant Professor, Dr Niamatullah, Assistant Professor and other faculty members of both faculties for this great achievement, Vice Chancellor (VC), University of Turbat, Prof Dr Jan Muhammad in his message has assured that all possible measures would be taken for the promotion of higher and advanced studies in Turbat university. He said that there would be no compromise on all academic programmes including MPhil/MS and PhD programmes in the university. He said that all-out efforts would be made to place HEC on international standards in the research activities in the university.

With the addition of these programmes, the number of PhD programmes will increase to two while the number of MPhil/MS programmes will raise to five in the university, which is a great achievement for the University of Turbat in a short period of time. 

It should be noted that the MPhil/MS programmes are already running in the Institute of Balochi Language and Culture (IBLC), Chemistry, and Management Sciences Departments of the university.