Monday, July 16, 2012

FUTMINNA Postgraduate 2012/2013 - Application Begins

The Federal University Of
Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)
has officially commenced the
sales of her 2012/2013
postgraduate forms for
admission into postgraduate
programmes for the 2012/2013
academic session.
AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES.
Applications are invited from
suitably qualified candidates for
admission into the following
Postgraduate Programmes in the
various Schools of the
University.
M.TECH/M.ENG AND Ph.D.
PROGRAMMES
1. School of Agriculture and
Agricultural Technology
2. School of Engineering and
Engineering Technology
3. School of Environmental
Technology
4. School of Science and Science
Education
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS
A candidate applying for
Postgraduate Studies in the
Federal University of
Technology, Minna must have
obtained five (5) Credits in WAEC,
NECO, NABTEB and GCE (O’Level)
or their equivalents including
English Language and
Mathematics at not more than
two sittings. No admission shall
be made on the basis of any
awaiting O/Level paper result
and no exemption is made for
admission into any programme.
1. Master Degree Programmes
i. A Minimum of Second Class
Honours (Lower Division) degree
from Federal University of
Technology, Minna or any other
recognized University.
ii. A Third Class Honours Degree
with at least 3 years
Postgraduate experience in
relevant fields may be
considered, in some areas,
passing a qualifying
examination to be administered
by the Department of the
candidates in consultation with
the Postgraduate School may be
required.
iii. Candidates with HND with a
minimum of Lower Credit, OND
Lower Credit and a Postgraduate
Diploma in relevant field with, at
least a minimum of Lower Credit
and one year graduation
experience may be considered.
iv For avoidance of doubt,
candidates with PASS grade at
any level Degree, PGD, HND and
OND do not qualify for
admission to the Masters Degree
Programmes. No Diploma
candidate with CGPA less than
2.50 qualifies for admission into
the Masters Degree Programmes.
v Where examination is required
as in the case of 1 (ii) and 1 (iii)
above, an examination fee of
N500.00 will be charged outside
the cost of Postgraduate
application forms.
vi. In all cases of admission the
final decision on qualified
candidates rests with the
Postgraduate School Board.
Candidates with Science-based
background are normally
considered.
vii. All Masters Degree
Programmes require course
work components in addition to
research work components.
There is no exemption. A thesis
must bedefended and submitted
for a student to qualify to
graduate.
2 Ph.D. Programme
i . Candidates for admission for
any of Ph.D. Programme shall be
Masters Degreegraduates of the
Federal University of
Technology, Minna or any other
Universityrecognized by the
Senate or holders of equivalent
qualifications acceptable to the
University Senate.
ii. A Master Degree holder
applying for Ph.D. Programme of
the Universitymust have
maintained a weighted score
average of 60% or a ‘B’ grade or
a CGPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 in
overall performance in the
Masters Degree programme.
iii. Appropriate courses may be
prescribed for candidates whose
backgroundis considered weak
for the areas of specialization.
This is done at the discretion of
the School/Department within
the approved general
regulations/guidelines of the
Postgraduate School.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
All applications for Admission
should be directed to:
The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Federal University of
Technology,
P.M.B. 65,
Minna,
Niger State.
Application forms will be on sale
as from 16th July 2012
Completed application forms
must be returned to the
Secretary, Postgraduate School
on or before 3rd October 2012
and must include photocopies of
credentials including NYSC
Discharge Certificate/ Exemption
or Exclusion letter. Failure to
submit any or all the items at the
time of selection is sufficient
grounds to disqualify an
applicant.
All Ph.D. applications must be
accompanied by a type-written
proposal of the research interest
(not more than 2000 words) of
the applicant.
It is the responsibility of each
candidate to ensure that the
Referee’s report and transcripts
are received on time. Any
application not accompanied by
at least two referees’ report will
be rejected.
Any Ph.D. application not
supported with an official
academic transcript and
proposed research at the point
of consideration shall be
disqualified.
Provisional Admission cannot be
utilized without all necessary
bio-data submitted. Registration
formalities(payment of fees,
registration and screening) shall
be completed within the four
weeks of the commencement of
the Session beyond which there
shall be penalty for late
registration up to the sixth week
of the commencement of the
Session.
APPLICATION FORMS.
University charges an
application fee of N5000.00
Payable in Bank draft made in
favour of the Federal University
of Technology, Minna (FUT
MINNA).
PAYMENT OF FEES AND OTHER
CHARGES.
All students are required to pay
in full their fees and charges in
the first year and thereafter each
Semester of their studentship
including any period of
extension of studies approved
by the University Senate.

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