Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship Program

​​​The specific objective of the 5000 Indigenous Scholarship Scheme is to create a critical mass of highly qualified human resources in all fields of studies taught at the advanced level in local universities. These locally qualified academics and researchers will improve the R&D potential of public as well as private universities and it will also strengthen the local industrial sector.

With the launching of the scheme, research culture in public/private sector Universities has been developed in accordance with International norms/standards. This project is focused at diversified disciplines belonging to all fields of Science & Technology as well as Social Sciences, Humanities and Life Sciences. To enhance the research facilities in these fields the Higher Education Commission has funded many Departments/Universities to establish research labs. This has brought tremendous change in research culture of the Pakistani Universities.

HEC has kept great emphasis on indigenous scholarship schemes because locally trained researchers work on local problems of great national significance. Their research, therefore, is expected to have direct relevance to the growth and socio-economic development of Pakistan.

In addition, this scheme also provides funds to the Universities for upgrading their research facilities particularly small laboratory equipment, chemicals, IT equipment etc. which not only facilitates research of the HEC scholar but also serves as an asset for the department to establish up to date research laboratories.

 Batch-IV Academic Year (2016-17)

Higher Education Commission Aptitude Test for the candidates applied against Batch-IV of Indigenous PhD fellowship program Phase II will be conducted on 17-18 March 2017 in the following Categories.

The roll number slips will be issued before one week of the test and can also be downloaded from HEC website.

Test CategoryDisciplinesQuantitative ReasoningVerbal ReasoningAnalytical Reasoning



HAT 1Engineering & IT403030100
HAT 2Management Sciences, Business Education303040100
HAT 3Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences304030100
HAT 4Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences304030100


Academic Evaluation formula for Batch -IV .Phase II


Last Updated: 2/27/2017 6:12 PM

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