University of Kotli Azad jammu & Kashmir is a newly established university. Department of Economics was established two years before the establishment of University of Kotli Azad jammu & Kashmir in 2014 and evolved into a center for research and teaching. Graduate education in the department is organized around four programs: the PhD and the M.Phil program, that aims to train research scholars for careers in either academia or research. The Master and Bachelor·s degree program, more applied in nature and less oriented toward careers in academia. The BS program offered at University of Kotli Azad Jammu & Kashmir has also been systematically developed.
The eligibility criterion for admission in BS Economics is F.A/F. Sc/I. Com and ICS or equivalent with at least second division from any recognized institution.
Eligibility requirements for MSC are as under:
-> B. A./B. Sc. in Business Administration, Math, Physics, Computer Science, Commerce, Statistics or Economics from any HEC recognized University with at least 2nd division with 45% aggregate in annual system or GPA 2.5 in semester system.
-> Entry test is mandatory for admission.
1. Sixteen years of schooling or 4 year education (130 credit hours) after HSSC/F.A. /F.Sc/Grade 12 equivalent will be required for admission in the M.Phil/MS.
2. The GAT-General (www.nts.org.pk/gat/gat.asp) conducted by the National Testing Service with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required at the time of admission to M.Phil/ M.S. The GAT-General test is valid for a period of two years.
3. Aptitude Test / interview of Department of Economics to be counted towards cumulative merit.
4. Preference shall be given to the candidate with professional experiences of teaching, research, publications and university employees if otherwise eligible.
Department of Economice is now inroducing PhD Program in Economics to ensure the quality education process in the filed of Economics. The curriculum following in this program is HEC approved and is adopted from the kashmir Institute of Economics University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and will also be reviewed & updated periodically to keep it according to the updated HEC curriculum.