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Admissions at BNU

Regular Admissions Fall 2022 Closed 

School Degree Programs Degree Level Application Deadline  Admission Test Downloads  interviews  Display of Merit List Last date for registration and fee payment Orientation/ Classes
Mariam Dawood School of Visual Art & Design (MDSVAD)
  •  BA (Hons.) Interdisciplinary Expanded Design & Art (IEDA) 
  • BFA Visual Arts
  • B. Des. Visual Communication Design
  • B. Des. Textile, Fashion and Accessory Design 
Undergraduate Admissions Closed Date: Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2022
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Mode of Test: Online Open Book


Download MDSVAD Handouts 2022
Prospectus_SVAD_2022_2023.pdf
Date: Sep 14 - 16, 2022
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Mode of  Interview: Online Zoom 

Sep 17, 2022 Sep 22, 2022 Sep 26, 2022
Razia Hassan School of Architecture (RHSA)
  • B.Arch
Undergraduate Admissions Closed Date: Sep 15, 2022
Time: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
Venue: Room 001 RHSA New Building 

Download RHSA Admission Criteria

Sep 12, 2022 Sep 22, 2022 Date: Sep 22, 2022
Time: 09:30 am
Venue: SVAD Auditorium
Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts
(SLASS-DLA)
BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in   
  • Liberal Studies
  • Liberal Studies and Minor in Media Studies
  • Liberal Studies and Minor in Theatre, Film and TV
Undergraduate Admissions Closed Date: Sep 08, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Venue: SB 206, SB Building 



Download Sample Admission Test (all programs) Date: Sep 08, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm onwards
Venue: Room 103, SLASS Building

Sep 09, 2022 Sep 22, 2022 Date: Sep 26, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: School of Business Building 

 School of Media and Mass Communication,Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
 (SMC-JOR)
  • MS Public Relations & Advertising
  • BA (Hons.) in Social Sciences: with major in Media Studies
  • BS (Hons) in Communication and New Media Technology


  Admissions Closed Date: Sep 07, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 02:00 pm 
Venue: SLASS Auditorium 007

Download Sample Admission Test BA (Hons.) & BS (Hons.)
Download Sample Admission Test MS
Date: Sep 08, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Venue: Rooms 104, 106, 114, 109
SLASS Building  

Sep 09, 2022 Sep 22, 2022 Date: Sep 26, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: SLASS Auditorium
School of Media and Mass Communication, Department of Theatre, Film and Television
(SMC-TFT) 
  • MS Film & TV
  • BA (Hons) in Social Sciences: with major in: Theatre, Film and TV Studies
  Admissions Closed
Date: Sep 08, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12: 00 pm
 


Download Sample Admission Test MS Film & TV
Download Sample Admission Test BA TFT

Date :Sep 08 , 2022
Time: 12:00 pm  onwards
 


Sep 17, 2022 Sep 22, 2022 Sep 26, 2022
 School of Computer & Information Technology (SCIT)
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering

 


 Undergraduate Admissions Closed Date: Sep 07, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: SLASS Auditorium 

Download Sample Admission Test BS CS & BS SE Date: Sep 09, 2022 Sep 13, 2022 Sep 20, 2022 Date: Sep 22, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: SLASS Building Auditorium
School of Education (SE) 
  • M. Phil ELM
  • M. Phil Linguistics and TESOL
  Admissions Closed Date: Sep 13, 2022
Time: 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm 



Download Sample Admission Test



Sep 15, 2022 Sep 22. 2022 Date: September 26, 2022.
Time: 3:30 pm 
Venue: Room no : 205 SB Building
School of Business, Department of Economics (SB-ECO) 
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) with Double Majors in Economics and Finance
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) with Majors in Economics and Minors in Media Studies
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) with Majors in Economics and Minors in Finance
  • MS Public Policy & Development
  Admissions Closed Date: Sep 09, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: SB T 201, SB Building



Sample Admission Test  Economics - All Programs (1)
Sample Admissions Test - All Programs (2)
Date: SSep 09, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm onwards
Venue: SB T 201
Sep 15, 2022 Sep 22, 2022 Orientation Date - 26th Sept'22
Orientation Time - 12:30 pm sharp
Venue - SB 003 Lab, School of Business Building
 School of Business, Department of Management Sciences (SB-DMS) BBA (Hons.) 
 Undergraduate Admissions Closed

Date: Sep 08, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Venue: SB T 201, SB T 202 &
SB T 204, School of
Business Building 
:  


Sample Admission Test BBA (1)
Sample Admission Test BBA (2)
Date: Sep 08, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm onwards
Venue: 
           SB T 201, SB T 202 & SB T 204, School of
Business Building 

Sep 15, 2022 Sep 22, 2022 Date: Sep 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 am 
Venue - SB 001 Auditorium, Basement School of Business Building
Institute of Psychology


  • MS Clinical & Counseling Psychology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Psychology

 


Admissions Closed Date: Sep 12, 2022
Time:10:00 am onwards
Venue: IP, Sartaj Aziz Block
Download Sample Admission Test B.Sc. (Hons.)
Download Sample Admission Test MS
Date: Sep 13 - 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am onwards
Venue: IP, Sartaj Aziz Block

Sep 15, 2022
Sep 22, 2022 B.Sc. (Hons.) Applied Psychology
Date: Sep 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am onwards
Venue: IP Main 
MS Clinical & Counseling Psychology
Date: Sep 26, 2022
Time: 11: 00 am 
Venue:  IP Main Lab




BNU Prospectus 2022-23


How to apply

Online Application:

➢Visit our Online Admission Portal
➢Select the degree program and click on Apply Now link
➢Read admission application instructions carefully
➢Check Documents Check List for Admission and fill out the form

Application Submission:


Submit via Courier  OR  Submit in Person
Print the filled-out application form and submit it via courier with copies of your transcripts and a demand draft/pay order for application processing fee (Rs.3,000 for other schools/ Rs.3,500 for MDSVAD (non-refundable)) at:
Registrar’s Office 
BNU Campus 
13 Km Raiwind Road 
Lahore 
Print the filled-out application form, transcript scans and proof of online payment for the processing fee (Rs. 3,000 for all other schools/Rs. 3,500 for MDSVAD) and submit it in person at:
Registrar's Office
BNU Campus
13 Km Raiwind Road
Lahore

ACCOUNT DETAILS for Online payment:
IBAN: PK50ASCM0000211650512685
Account Title: Beaconhouse National University
Bank Name: Askari Bank Limited
Branch: Gulberg Branch

 

For any queries contact our Admission Office at (042) 38100156 ext 204, 484, 488 and 490 (from 09:30 am to 04:30 pm | Monday to Friday) or email: admissions@bnu.edu.pk

Please Note: Out of health and safety concerns in the wake of COVID-19, all applicants are requested to avoid unnecessary in-person visits to the campus.

Admission Criteria

Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet any one of the following requirements:

BA / BSc (Hons) Programmes

  • FA / F.Sc with at least 2nd division (i.e. 495 marks)*.
  • O-levels (at least 6 subjects with IBCC equivalence) and 3 A-levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account.
  • High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) result with at least 2.5 CGPA.
  • Equivalence Certificate form IBCC is mandatory for all international qualifications i.e. O Levels/A-Levels, High School Diploma, and International Baccalaureate, or equivalent.

* The students with minimum 60% marks in intermediate or equivalent marks in A Levels are eligible to apply in BBA. (Hons.) program. However, the average marks in intermediate or equivalent marks in A Levels of last year's intake were 67%.
*For BSc (Hons.) Software Engineering and Computer Science at least 50% marks in Intermediate (with Maths as a subject) OR Intermediate (Pre-Medical Group)
*For Economics 50% marks required in Inter OR equivalent IBCC equivalence.
*For B.Sc in Applied Psychology 45% marks required in Inter OR equivalent IBCC equivalence.

MA / MSc Programmes

  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities or Sciences from a recognized foreign or local college/university with minimum second division.

MS/M.Phil Programme

  • MA second division or 16 years of education with BA (Hons.) from a recognized university with minimum CGPA of 2.5
  • GAT, General Test from the National Testing Service

RHSA Admission Criteria

  • Eligibility 20%
  • Statement of Intent 20%
  • Admission Test 40%
  • Interview 20%

Students awaiting their FA/FSc/A-Level results may apply for admission. Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet the admission requirements of the university.

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam will be a multiple-choice paper. Student will have to select the best or correct answer. The exam will assess the following with relevance to architecture.

  • Candidate’s General Knowledge: historical, regional, social, literary.
  • Candidate’s Cognitive ability: perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning.
  • Candidate’s understanding of moral/ social issues confronted by architecture today.
  • Interview by a panel of Faculty.

Eligibilty

To be eligible for admission to the undergraduate program, a candidate must satisfy any one of the following requirements:

  • FA/F.Sc with at least 1st division (60% marks)
  • O-levels (in at least 6 subjects for international students and 8 subjects for local students) and 3 A-Levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account. (Candidates scoring an average C Grade are eligible to apply in each O and A-Level).
  • High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (ID) results with at least 2.67 CGPA
  • Equivalence certificate from IBCC for all international qualifications i.e. O-Levels/A-Levels, High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate, etc.

Fulfillment of basic eligibility requirements or a high academic score in any single discipline or any other outstanding achievement alone is not sufficient for selection. Candidates and their parents or supporters who expect their candidature to be strong enough to warrant selection are advised that the outcome of the selection process cannot be anticipated at any stage. Experience over the years has shown that competition for admission is intense. Every effort is made to select students from diverse economic and educational backgrounds. This is done in the belief that diversity in the student body greatly enriches the educational experience.

Under no circumstance, any student scoring a D grade or below in O or A-level will be eligible for the admission process even if the average is C or greater.

Note for All Candidates

Candidates are requested to ensure they meet applicable eligibility requirements before applying. These are listed on the Website in the Admission section. Moreover, candidates are responsible to complete the application and other requirements according to the published instructions and time schedule. Beaconhouse National University reserves the right to admission; to revoke admission and registration if an application is discovered to be inaccurate or incomplete, or if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Any candidate who presents a fraudulent document in support of an application for admission may be identified to other universities and colleges.

There are TWO Admission Cycles for the Entrance Exam. Early Admissions and Regular Admissions. If a candidate does not clear the Admission process in the Early Admissions, they may apply for a re-interview in the Regular Admission. If the Candidate has failed to appear on the Entrance Exam in the first cycle, they can request to appear in the second cycle (The decision will be taken by the Admission Committee). The admission granted is valid for that year only and will not be carried forward next year if the candidate does not avail the admission. They will have to re-apply next year.

Reading list

Compulsory readings for Exam and Interview:
In praise of shadows
Experiencing architecture
Beloved City by Bapsi Sidhwa


List of Architects

Research their body of work and study one building in detail for Exam and Interview:
Frank Lloyd Wright
Louis Kahn
Le Corbusier
Mies van der Rohe
Hassan Fathy
Kausar Bashir
Mehdi Ali Mirza
Habib Fida Ali
Yasmin Lari
Nayyar Ali Dada

Statement of Intent (300-600 words)

An essay is to be written by the candidate providing an introduction about themselves and their motivation for becoming an Architect. A full and specific description of the applicant’s motivation is required to be submitted with the Application. The letter must include statements of goals, their interests beyond the field of architecture, and their skills. Define key questions, issues that might be answered, and how they feel that this institute will provide opportunities to fulfill their missions.

This will be submitted with the application form. This submission is weighted heavily during the application review process.

Entrance Exam

All candidates have to undertake the entrance exam.

Part A – MCQs
Section A – Mathematics (Intermediate/A-Levels)
Section B – Geometry (Matriculations/O-Levels)
Section C – Physics (Matriculation/O-Levels)
Section D – General Knowledge (National and Global)
Section E – Literature, Arts, Culture (National and Global)
Section F – Architecture (National and Global)

Part B – DRAWING
Analytical Drawings
Imaginative Drawings

Part C – MODELING
A small construction (model) to be made using the provided materials.

PART D – WRITING
Candidates will be asked to write about a given topic.

Interview

All candidates are interviewed to keep the admission process thorough and to give equal opportunity to go through the entire process. Interviews are an integral part of the process as it allows the department to understand the Candidate, their capabilities, and their reasons to join the field in a candid conversation.

PhD

  • 18 years of education from recognized university.
  • For admission into PhD a minimum of CGPA 3.00 in MS/M.Phil or first Division in annual system is required.
  • GAT/GRE.
  • All educational documents duly attested by HEC.
  • Comprehensive Examination.
  • 18 credit hours of course work is essential before thesis.
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