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Rules & Regulations
Second Year

Faculty of Design

Visual Communication Design Studio I
Textile Design Studio I
Product Design Studio I
Ceramic Design Studio I

Department of Fine Art

Painting I
Sculpture I
Printmaking I
Miniature Painting I

Department of Architecture

Arch Design Studio I

Department of Film and Television

Film & TV: Screenplay writing, Complex Camera, Fiction Project I, II

Third Year

Faculty of Design

Visual Communication Design Studio II
Textile Design Studio II
Product Design Studio II
Ceramic Design Studio II

Department of Fine Art

Painting III
Sculpture III
Printmaking III
Miniature III

Department of Architecture

Arch Design Studio II

Department of Film and Television

Film & TV: Three Camera Studio Production
Experimental media,
Theorizing films, TVC

Fourth Year

Faculty of Design

Visual Communication Design Studio III
Textile Design Studio III
Product Design Studio III
Ceramic Design Studio III

Department of Fine Art

Painting IV Thesis Project
Sculpture IV Thesis Project
Printmaking IV Thesis Project
Miniature Painting IV Thesis Project

Department of Architecture

Arch Design Studio III

Department of Film and Television

Theorizing Films IV

Fifth Year

Department of Architecture

Architecture Design Studio- IV

Final Year Examination and Thesis

8.01 A student who fails in the thesis will be allowed to re-submit the thesis in the supplementary thesis examination.
8.02 A student appearing for thesis in supplementary examination will be evaluated from total marks allocated for thesis but will not qualify for the title of Distinction or Honours.

Rules & Regulations for Acceptance of final year thesis

9.01 Each student will be required to select/work on the thesis in the beginning of first term.
9.02 The concerned departments shall work out a schedule that will be obligatory for the students to follow. A student’s progress will be reviewed weekly by external/internal jurors/tutors as per schedule.
9.03 The student will not be allowed to present supplementary thesis if he/she does not show weekly progress to the respective internal/ tutor.

Thesis Submission Procedure

10.01 A thesis mid jury will be scheduled minimum 4 weeks before the date of final submission of thesis projects. Each student would be required to submit/present his/her work/project to an external panel of Jurors.
10.02 On the conclusion of thesis mid Jury, work which is unsatisfactory will be presented to Thesis Review Committee (TRC).
10.03 TRC will comprise external jurors, Head of the concerned department and the internal advisor/tutor. The TRC may allow the student to proceed with final presentation and submit his/her thesis for final evaluation or disallow the student for final presentation. The student who is disallowed for presentation will be allowed to submit his work in the supplementary thesis according to procedures laid out.
10.04 All other students will be allowed to proceed to the final presentation and display their thesis for evaluation.

Supplementary Thesis

11.01 Supplementary thesis shall commence from the first day of the next academic session for a period of eight weeks.
11.02 A Supplementary thesis mid-jury will be scheduled minimum four weeks before the date of final submission of supplementary thesis.
11.03 On the conclusion of supplementary thesis mid jury, work which is unsatisfactory will be presented to Thesis Review Committee (TRC).
11.04 The student who is disallowed for presentation by the TRC will then rejoin in the second term of next academic session.
11.05 All other students will be allowed to proceed to the final presentation and display their thesis for evaluation.
11.06 A student who is repeating the thesis fails to qualify till the supplementary thesis exams will be disqualified from further studies in the College and will be dropped from the College rolls.

Qualification for Award of Degree

The National College of Arts shall award the degree to the student who fulfills the following conditions:

(i) Has successfully completed/passed total credit hours/courses of the degree within the prescribed duration of the degree program.

(ii) Has scored a final Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.5 out of 4.0.

Hostel Rules

1. All students are expected to be inside the College Hostel by 9:30 p.m. in winter and 10:30 pm in summer.
2. Permission to be out late may be applied for in writing to the Hostel Warden for not more than twice in a week and for the week end.
3. Permission for a night-stay out of the hostel may be applied for in writing to the hostel warden who will forward the request to the Hostel Management Committee for approval. All such application must carry the full address and telephone numbers of the guardians to be visited. Permission must be applied for in advance and utilized after due permission from faculty member.
4. Hostel residents may visit only those guardians whose list is provided to the College authorities.
5. Residents will entertain their visitors only in those areas of the hostel which have been specified for this purpose.
6. Visitors are not allowed to stay the night in the hostel. In case of an emergency a special request may be made in writing to the Principal for permission. In all such cases the chief Patron’s decision will be final.
7. All residents must inform the hostel warden in writing when going home for vocations and must report back in writing on their return. In case there is some delay in their return the College authorities must be informed.
8. Any resident who is not occupying hostel accommodation for more than a month without any valid reason or intimation will have to vacate the premises so that the facility may be extended to another student.
9. After the declaration of the final year result all the final year students are required to vacate the hostel within ten days. For any extra stay (not exceeding ten days) the charges will be Rs. 100/day.
10. All residents will be required to pay their electricity, gas water and mess charges regularly every month, failing which a warning will be issued for the first month. Subsequent to this if all hostel dues are not cleared, the hostel facility will be withdrawn from such residents.
11. No loud music and noise is allowed after 10:30 pm to enable the residents to study or sleep.
12. Any resident guilty of indiscipline, misconduct, misbehavior or found disturbing the atmosphere and smooth running of the hostel shall be liable to any punishment to the extent of cancellation of residency, as may be deemed fit by the hostel management committee in view of the nature and gravity of conduct.
13. No male visitors are allowed to enter the women’s hostel building.
14. All residents should co-operate among themselves, the hostel warden, the hostel management committee and the Principal to ensure the smooth running of the hostel.
15. Any resident who has contracted any contagious disease will not be allowed to reside in the hostel.

Rules & Regulations

Every student is expected to study to the best of her / his ability and to fulfill the academic requirements of the College. It is the expectation of the College authorities that each student will realize the value of self-control and discipline. Registration at the College implies agreement on the part of the student to willingly accept and observe reasonable standards of accountability, good conduct and appearance. The following rules and regulations apply to all students studying at the National College of Arts (Lahore and Rawalpindi campus) irrespective of the year of admission.

1. It is the responsibility of all students to read and comply with the rules and regulations of the College.

2. Tuition fee, fines, etc. must be paid by the dates notified by the College office. Should a student fail to pay the dues by the dates notified he/she will have to pay a fine of Rs.100 per day. Students whose fees are in arrears by more than seven days after the due date notified, shall liable to be struck off the College Rolls without any notice and shall not be allowed to attend any lectures, studio sessions or examinations in the College.

3. It is the responsibility of the student to attend every lecture, studio session and examination.

4. Attendance in classes is mandatory and should not be less than 75% in each course.

5. Students who fail to meet the 75% attendance requirement in a course will not be permitted to sit for examinations/ submit exam assignments, which will result in failing the examination/course.

6. The concerned teacher/faculty may report a student’s continuous absence of more than 3 days to the Head of the Department. The students should be warned verbally/ writing in case he/she misses three lectures consecutively. A student habitual of coming late or being absent should not be allowed to sit in class without the approval of the Head of the Department.

7. In case a student is absent for ten consecutive days without any intimation to the concerned faculty/teacher, his/her name shall be struck off from the Department rolls. Re-admission shall be allowed only after the approval of the competent authority. The student shall have to pay the prescribed re-admission fee/dues.

8. Students’ attendance record shall be maintained by the concerned department on regular basis. The department shall notify the list of students with less than 75% attendance at least one week prior to the commencement of the Final Examination.

9.An application for sick leave exceeding one day must be supported by a medical certificate from the College Medical Officer and both must be submitted to the Head of Department and approved by the Principal before the absence can be recorded as authorized in the attendance register.

10. Leave of absence may be granted to a student after assessment of reason for leave by the committee of the Heads of the Departments.

11. Application for special leave shall be addressed to the Principal and submitted in writing to the Registrar at least two days in advance with the recommendations of the Head of the Department. Each absence will be authorized after the approval of the Principal.

12. A student participating in any co-curricular activity within or outside the college, with the prior approval of the HOD/Director/ Coordinator such as debate/sports/ performance/exhibition of national or international level, his/her attendance shall be marked present for those particular days only. However, the student is expected to submit the assignments of the said period otherwise he/she shall be marked absent for that period.

13. All students will purchase their own equipment and material required for coursework.

14. The College authorities shall not be held responsible for the safekeeping of the private property of students.

15. Students shall compensate to the satisfaction of the Principal; any damage or loss they may cause to the property of the College.

16. Students’ work executed in the College must be placed at the disposal of the College authorities. Such work may be returned to a student for his/her portfolio by the Principal on the written request of the student. Work done in the College shall not be used for the purpose of any examination or evaluation of any institution other than the National College of Arts and any examination other than the one for which the work was originally intended.

17.No posters, banners, handbills, pamphlets or any offensive material shall be displayed or distributed in the College premises or any of its hostels and/or posted/shared on press/electronic/social media without permission of the Principal, otherwise strict disciplinary action will be taken.

18. No student of the College shall hold any concert, screening, exhibition of work/publication outside the College without having first obtained written permission of the Principal.

19.The College Identity Card must be carried by the students and presented whenever so required by the College authorities. A fine of Rs. 500 shall be charged for the loss of an identity card and the issuance of a duplicate. The word “duplicate” will be mentioned on the Student ID card, in case a duplicate card is issued.

20. Every student shall surrender her/his College Identity Card to the College office before she/he leaves the College on any account, failing which the refundable amounts (securities, etc.) of the student concerned shall be confiscated.


21. A student will not be awarded the degree/ transcripts/provisional certificates until all the books/equipment/material issued from the library/archives/lab are returned.

22. Any student found guilty of indiscipline, misconduct or misbehavior impeding the smooth running of the College shall be liable to be put on Social Probation and/or any other punishment as may be deemed fit by the concerned committee.

23. Severe/Repeated violation of discipline or misconduct by any student during her/his course of studies at the College shall render her/him liable to expulsion from the College.

24. Any student involved in ragging (physical or mental torture) shall be liable for disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion from the College.

25. No student body/association/society shall exist or function in the College without permission of the Principal.

26. The internet service provided by the College cannot be used for transmitting, retrieving or storing any communication of a defamatory, discriminating, harassing or unethical nature. Any student involved in such activity shall be liable for disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion from the college or will be treated as per cyber crime policy.

27. The display or distribution of any information related/connected to College through printed/electronic/social media requires permission of the Principal. Any violation that College authorities deem offensive shall be liable for disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion from the College.

28.No outsider shall enter the College/ Hostel or address students of the College except on the invitation of the Principal.

29. Smoking and use of any kind of drugs is strictly prohibited in the college/ hostel premises, in case of violation strict disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion will be taken or will be treated as per “Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-smokers Health Ordinance 2002”.

30. The College observes the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan’s sexual harassment policies. In case of violation, strict disciplinary or legal action will be taken.

31.The Plagiarism Policy recommended by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is endorsed by NCA that will be applicable in its true spirit.

32.The College reserves the right to introduce new or amend existing rules at any time.

NCA Policy: Sexual Harassment and Unprofessional Conduct

With advent of the new academic year, 2014, the National College of Arts (NCA) proudly declares that it has formally adopted the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan’s sexual harassment policies. They are consistent with the HEC policy of prohibition of sexual harassment at the Institutes of Higher Learning. Sexual harassment is a declared punishable offence under the HEC policy (For details See in HEC publication, ‘Policy Guidelines Against Sexual Harassment In Institutions of Higher Learning’

This declared commitment seeks to maintain learning and work environment free from all types of sexual harassment with zero-tolerance on the unprofessional conduct in faculty-student relationships. Moreover, an amorous, romantic, relationship between any teaching and non-teaching staff of the NCA and any person for whom he or she has a professional responsibility (i.e. teacher, advisor, juror, teaching assistants, finance, and education officers) is professional misconduct. Thus it is incumbent upon those with authority not to abuse, nor appear, the power they hold by virtue of their positions.

The NCA staff in positions of any kind of authority should know that any romantic involvement with their students makes them liable for formal action against them. Even consensual relationship between students and individuals with authorities, it is the NCA staff who, due to his or her position of trustworthiness and educational task will be held accountable for unprofessional behavior. If the conduct that falls under “unprofessional misconduct” and “sexual harassment” shall be liable of high-powered inquiry and if proven the NCA personnel may have to relinquish job at the NCA.
http://www.hec.gov.pk/MediaPublication/News/Documents/Large%20Book.pdf