PhD Supervisor Program
The key role of a PhD supervisor is to assist and support a student throughout their academic studies.
A decision to admit a student to a research programme should not be made unless a department is confident that:
- The student is appropriately qualified.
- A research topic suitable for that student’s abilities and background is available.
- The necessary facilities (e.g. com puting, laboratory) can be provided.
- Proper supervision can be given for the expected duration of the programme.
The approved PhD supervisor curriculum was initially started by the University Grant Commission. Eventually, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) became principal agency responsible for evaluating and approving faculty and researchers as PhD supervisor. However, PCST’s emphasis was only on the discipline of Science and Technology. It was in February 2004 when the whole program was taken over by Higher Education Commission. The HEC Approved PhD Supervisor is the requirement for those scholars who have been awarded HEC scholarships.
Remember: Your supervisor is likely to be the single most significant individual in influencing the success of your PhD. Choosing your supervisor, understanding their roles, including those that are nothing to do with supervising you, and understanding their advice will be crucial to a smooth, successful PhD experience.