Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Phase-II Batch-II


In light of the NCOC latest guidelines and the announcement made by the Minister of Federal Education and Technical training on April 27, 2021, all examinations and tests have been postponed until 15th of June 2021. Therefore, the pre-assessment of the IPFP will also be held after the 15th of June 2021.

As per revised IPFP policy, all eligible applicants will have to undertake the mandatory pre-assessment prior to their merit-based selection for the 4-Week NFDP and subsequent placement. Please bear in mind NFDP is a pre-service professional training program based on international professional standard framework, and therefore, entry to the program is strictly merit-based.  In an ongoing process of review, monitoring and evaluation of NFDP, it was decided that a pre-assessment test will be mandatory to ensure the quality and the merit for this program.

These are testing times, and we are working hard to facilitate the applicants and keep them informed, yet it becomes difficult to respond to hundreds of emails on regular basis. For latest information about IPFP pre-assessment test, please keep visiting this page. All related information will be updated on the webpage in advance for the convenience of applicants, including general public. All applicants are suggested to utilize this time effectively for the preparations of the Pre-Assessment test. 

IPFP Phase II Batch II. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) launches the the Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) program to create an opportunity for fresh PhDs to obtain academic experience and mentorship, for one year in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), federal/provincial government post-graduate colleges or public sector R&D organizations, prior to their formal entry into the academic job market. The IPFP was established in 2009, and last revised in 2019. The core objective of the program is to assist fresh PhD graduates in acquiring the competencies and professional characteristics required for effective teaching and research and ultimately for success in the academic profession.

IPFP Phase II Batch II policy has been revised (click here).

Position Title: The selected candidates will carry the title of IPFP Fellow throughout the period of their Fellowship i.e., NFDP and subsequent placements.

Equivalence: IPFP Fellowship would be counted as part of professional experience, and treated as equivalent to a postdoctoral fellowship.

Program Benefits:

  • NFDP: Eligible candidates will get an outstanding opportunity to attend free of cost, online, one month National Faculty Development Program (NFDP) with a team of highly reputed International and National Trainers.
  • Continuous Professional Development: Eligible applicants who successfully complete NFDP will also get continuous capacity building opportunities through various online activities recommended by NAHE during the period of the Fellowship.
  • One year Placement at Host Institutions: HEC will facilitate in providing opportunity of placement at HEIs for one year as an IPFP Fellow by sharing credentials of successful candidates.
  • Mentorship: A faculty mentor will be assigned to each IPFP Fellow at the host university for guidance on major career-related issues, setting academic targets and supervision of their work in order to ensure a high degree of research productivity.
  • Monetary Benefits: HEC will pay a fixed Salary/Remuneration, currently fixed at PKR 100,000/- per month for a period of 12 months from the date of joining to the IPFP Fellows.
  • SRGP: IPFP Fellows will be eligible to compete for a Start-up Research Grant Program (SRGP) from the Research Wing of HEC.