HEC No Longer Recognizes Any 2-Year BA or BSc Degree Program

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) would not recognize 2-year bachelor’s degrees, Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc), undertaken after the calendar year 2018. HEC also issued notifications to affiliated schools and DAIs (Degree Awarding Institutions) that it would not recognize these programs in the event their certifications are awarded.

In March 2017 and July 2019, a notification issued by the Higher Education Commission called upon affiliate universities to immediately discontinue academic curriculums in line with the Commission’s decision.

The Commission, however, observed that the aforementioned programs were still being offered at institutions, despite the notifications.

HEC notification | ProPakistani


The Commission officially announced a replacement Associate Degree (AD) program in 2019 – a directive issued to immediately phase out the old 2-year programs, which mostly offered nothing but unemployed graduates.


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The notification further concluded that students who enrolled before 31st December 2018 in the discontinued programs are allowed to complete them until December 2020. Students who failed in these exams would be awarded the new Associate Degree upon completion.

Through the AD program, the HEC aims for affiliate institutions to provide a general education that has a broader spectrum of application in society. Students will be trained in the metrics of marketing, financial literacy, and ethics.

  • Skills are the future, Our 4 year degree courses do not include any additional skills than the 2 year program. While universities across the world are focusing on shortening their degree programs and focusing on skills and quality, we are going decades back.

  • With quality of education we have, we were wasting 2 years of youth, now we would be wasting 3-4 years of their life.

  • HEC Ko Chahyeh tah One Year Bachler Programe KAR Dete
    Aj K Dour Main Job Kare Ya Parhai Upper se Costly Prhai
    BA BCOM MA to 2 Saal Main 12K Main Howa Lekin Baki to Itni Expensive he hai Uska KIYA

  • Ab kia ho ga sr humara hum to job k sath sath 2 year degree b kr rha ha ager ya khatam kr do ga to agaa uni ma admiss3 kasa lan.. Ga please hum garibo ko jena do

  • Bakwas band kar do apni har waqt ky tamashay hein tum logon ky
    Hum phir kia karain bsc aur msc valay hamain phr BS ki degree pkrao
    Wesay he okat koi nahe hy tum logon ki degrees ki
    Na koi opportunities hein na koi facilities provide ki kabhi bus bakwas krnay pey lgay rehtay ho
    Agar tum logon ny bnd kia tha bsc to admissions kyun letay rahay ho fees khaty rahy ho bachon ki aur ab degree ni valid
    Pakistani awam ko jantay nhe ho abhi tum log
    Students vo hashar karain gyn ky yad rakho gy tum hec valy

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