HEC considers strict action against colleges violating DPT’s admission criteria

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has taken notice of the violation of criteria by universities

HEC considers strict action against colleges violating DPT's admission criteria

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has taken notice of the violation of criteria by universities for admissions to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Strict action was taken after HEC found that multiple universities and affiliated colleges are granting candidates admissions to DPT programs against the given criteria.

The commission has issued a notification in which it has mentioned that students having at least 60% marks in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) exams (Pre-medical/Basic Medical Sciences/Applied Sciences or equivalent) are eligible to apply for admission in the DPT program under the criteria defined by HSC.

Students who have scored less than 60% marks in the above-mentioned subjects or those from the Art subjects group or HSSC I.Com can not apply for admission to the DPT program.

Speaking on the topic, Deputy Director Curriculum HEC, Hidayatullah Kasi stated that HEC changed the admission criteria for the DPT program in June of 2022.

Earlier this year, HEC told the universities not to offer undergraduate programs which involve clinical applications without approval from it first.

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