Administrative Governance

The Postgraduate Programs Directorate is headed by the Director. The Director is the primary liaison between the Directorate and the university. The Director establishes academic priorities, allocates resources, coordinates all the activities of the postgraduate programs and ensures an effective implementation of the policies laid down by the senate for the proper administration of the postgraduate programs, and the welfare of students.

The Postgraduate Programs Directorate comprises the College Academic Commission (AC) and the Department Graduate Committee (DGC).

The AC is a key governing body at college level and is responsible for overseeing the DGCs and laying down regulations, as may be considered necessary by the Postgraduate Programs Directorate.

The DGC is a key governing body at department level and is responsible for:

  • the supervision of all the activities of the postgraduate programs of the department;
  • deciding the requirements for admissions;
  • to oversee all matters relating to the departmental review of applications, ensuring equal, fair, and timely consideration of all applicants;
  •  establishing and maintaining the requirements and quality of postgraduate degrees;
  •  conducting the programs of study and examinations;
  •  making recommendations for new areas of postgraduate study;
  • laying down regulations, as may be considered necessary by the Postgraduate Programs Directorate