2-Year Bachelor Degree Programs in Karachi University likely to be abolished and the university is deciding to convert their 16-year Master’s degree Programs into a 16-year Bachelor’s.
The KU had consulted with its legal team led by Shoaib M. Ashraf, attorney for the Supreme Court, and presented this proposal in a report by a committee made up of its academic council.
The legal team presented its proposals to the five-member committee made up of Professors Anila Akbar Malik, Nasiruddin Khan, Zaheer Qasmi, and Naeem Khalid and chaired by Professor Jamil Kazmi.
According to the legal team, the University Commission (HEC) will not recognize two-year degrees, even if the KU continues to issue them.
“The relevant authority (HEC) has legal authority to do so because of its action, the KU was unable to challenge the HEC’s decision in court and could not even submit a constitutional motion to higher courts,” he added.
Taking into account these challenges of the legal team, the committee submitted a report to the registry office of the KU.
The decision to convert a 16-year master’s course into a 16-year bachelor’s course becomes effective after approval by the affiliation committee at undergraduate universities.