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Master of Philosophy

Eligibility Criteria
  1. Sixteen years of schooling or a 4 year undergraduate degree/s from an HEC accredited university or equivalent, after HSSC/ F.A./ F.Sc/ Grade 12 equivalent will be required for eligibility to apply. The candidate should have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (in semester system)/ equivalent grades in the last degree (as per HEC guidelines for admission to MPhil.) The undergraduate degree should preferably be in Art, Design or related fields (e.g. Art History, Media Studies, Social Anthropology, Visual Culture, Cultural Studies, Performing Arts, or Education.) Outstanding candidates without prior education in art and design fields may be considered however, they will be required to complete an additional 30 credits (10 courses) of art and design pre-requisite coursework to qualify for degree award.
  2. Minimum 2 years of teaching experience is preferable (can be in P-12 schools and/or higher education/ informal education sector/ industrial/ other education sector) but professional experience of applicants without teaching experience will also be considered if they demonstrate a strong inclination towards educational development.
Admission Procedure
  1. Complete the Admission Application packet and submit by hand or by post to the Registrar’s office along with a fee of Rs. 1500 cash or by post Rs. 1700 Bank Draft in the name of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design by the last date for application submission (November 3, 2018). The Admission form and Program Brochure can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, or downloaded online at www.pifd.edu.pk. [Candidates applying through downloaded forms should submit their applications along with proof of online/cash payments of Rs. 1700/- for their application fee into A/c # 22167900286001 (HBL, Johar Town, Branch, Lahore.)]
  2. All items in the Admission Application packet should be tallied with the Admission Application Checklist provided in the application form. This checklist is also available online at www.pifd.edu.pk/post-graduate.html
  3. Appear for a mandatory Admission Entry Test at PIFD on November 10, 2018. *
  4. Appear for a mandatory Interview at PIFD, if shortlisted, on November 24, 2018.
  • *Applicants who have already taken the GAT- General / GRE conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) and have obtained a minimum 50% cumulative score will be exempt from the Admission Entry Test. Please note that these scores are valid for a period of two years only. However, such applicants must provide proof of original result with valid dates in the Admission Application packet in order to be considered for admission review.
Admission Application Checklist
Attested copies of the following Documents (please bring originals for inspection at the time of the interview):
  1. Secondary School Certificate or O-Level Result with Equivalence Certificate from IBCC.
  2. Intermediate or A-Level Result with Equivalence Certificate from IBCC.
  3. Combined O/A-Level Equivalence.
  4. Bachelor Degree/s, diplomas and Transcripts from an HEC accredited university or equivalent. (In the case of a foreign degree please also submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by HEC).
  5. Domicile.
  6. CNIC/ B-Form/ Pages 1-5 of Passport for Foreign Students
  7. Four attested Passport size colored photographs in light background
  8. Admission Application Fee: Rs. 1,500/- cash to be submitted to accounts office and slip to be attached with the form or Rs. 1,700/- Bank Draft in the name of Pakistan Institution of Fashion and Design, Lahore. (For downloaded forms see instructions above).
Admission Application Checklist
Additional Items Required for Admission to MPhil. Art and Design Education
  1. Statement of Purpose (1 page).
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  3. Experience Letters relating to previous teaching jobs.
  4. Attested copy of GAT / GRE test result, if applicable (Originals will be required for inspection at the time of interview).
  5. A Portfolio consisting of 20 JPEG images which should include 10 of the applicant’s own art or design work + 10 of applicant’s students’ work (Size of images: A4 digital size, no larger than 150 DPI, i.e. 1240 x 1754 pixels) to be sent with the admission application on a CD / DVD / USB Stick.
  6. Applicants with a non-Visual Arts or Design background should submit a writing sample, sample lesson plans, course outlines or curriculum document
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