Admission Rules



New Admission:

  • Admission to a degree program is granted purely on merit.
  • The merit for admission is determined through admission test and past academic record.
  • New admissions in undergraduate programs are normally conducted once in an academic year, that is, before the commencement of Fall semester.
  • Concurrent admission in more than one degree programs at any institution including NUCES is not allowed.

Admission with Credit Transfer from another University:

  • Any student with credits earned at other institution(s), under formally accredited programs, aspiring for admission into a degree program at NUCES, has to qualify the merit so determined by the admission test for that year for the respective degree program.
  • The relevance/compatibility/validity of the curriculum/contents studied at previous institution is determined against the curriculum and contents of the relevant courses taught at NUCES.
  • Exemption of courses studied at another university cannot be given to more than 50% of the total credit hours of the degree program.
  • The HoD recommends courses compatible with NUCES courses for exemption to the Director.
  • Recommendations for credit exemption are sent by the Director of the campus to Dean of Faculty for validation who is the final authority to grant course exemption.
  • No credit can be given for a course in which the grade is below C, that is, a GPA of less than 2.00 on scale of 4.00.
  • If credit is given for a course, then credit will also be given for its pre-requisite course(s), provided a pass grade was earned in that course (pre-requisite).
  • Only credits of relevant courses with at least C grade are transferable, and NOT the CGPA earned in the previous institution.

Readmission of former NUCES students :

  • A former student of the university seeking readmission in an undergraduate program can do so by taking the relevant admission test. After qualifying for the admission on merit, the student is admitted as a NEW student.
  • A former student who has been on disciplinary warning shall not be readmitted.
  • A former student whose admission was closed due to 3rd academic warning will be readmitted only once.
  • Only credits of relevant courses with at least C grade are transferable, and NOT the CGPA earned in the transferred courses.

Re-admission in a different Degree Program :

  • A student of the university who wishes to change the degree program can do so by taking the admission test. After qualifying for admission on merit, the student is admitted as a NEW student.
  • Only credits of relevant courses with at least C grade are transferable, and NOT the CGPA earned in the transferred courses.
  • The Director of the campus shall recommend each case with full details to the Controller of Examinations for approval.

Transfer to another NUCES campus :

  • Request of a student for transfer from one campus of the University to another will be considered only on the following grounds:
    1. Death of a parent.
    2. Posting of a parent to the city where the transfer is desired.
    3. Marriage of a female student.
  • The request shall be considered by the competent authority, provided the Directors of both the campuses have no objection to it and that there is a place available in the destination campus.
  • Transfer shall not be considered in the following cases:
    1. The student is under disciplinary punishment.
    2. Disciplinary action is pending against the student.
    3. Dues are outstanding against the student.
    4. During the course of a semester.

Closure of Admission :

  • Closure of admission results in termination of a student's studies at the University.
  • If the CGPA of an undergraduate student falls below the acceptable threshold of 2.00 for third consecutive semester, then his/her admission is closed.
  • A student’s admission will be cancelled automatically after completion of maximum duration allowed to earn a degree unless extension is approved by competent authority.
  • Admission may be closed for failure to restore suspended registration. Admission will be closed if recommended by a Disciplinary Committee and approved by the competent authority.
  • A new admission is closed if an awaited result does not meet the eligibility criteria of a particular degree program.
  • A student can request closure of his admission to pursue studies elsewhere or for personal reasons.