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National college of Arts NCA Admissions 2015

Allocation of Seats

In accordance with the policy of the Government of Pakistan with respect to admission in national institutions, the following places in each degree course are allocated to applicants from various areas of the Country.

Punjab 50%
NWFP 10%
Azad Jammu & Kashmir 5%
Sind 20%
Baluchistan 7%
Gilgit and Baltistan 3%

Foreign Students

Separate seats are provided for candidates from foreign countries who have other than Pakistani or Azad Jammu and Kashmir citizenship. Admission to the College for foreign nationals is processed by the College through Higher Education Commission (HEC).A total of 11 seats are reserved for foreign candidates

In accordance with the decision of Government of Pakistan separate 2% quota seats are allocated for the children of refugees of the Indian held Kashmir (IHK). Admission on these seats is processed by the Federal Government.

Physically Challenged Candidates

2% separate quota seats of total 1st year (F.C) seats of the College are reserved for physically challenged candidates. All such applicants should attach an application to the admission form indicating their desire to be considered for special seat. A certificate from Disability Board issued by respective Government hospital should also be attached with application.

Full fee paying/self finance scheme

A number of students are admitted to the College as full fee paying students. At present their number is fixed at 25% of the total places available at the College. Admission tests on the basis of open merit for this scheme are identical to those conducted for other students. An equally high merit in the test is required to qualify for admission as a full-fee paying/self finance student under the full-fee paying/self finance scheme.

The full tuition fee for the length of the course for fine art, design, musicology and film and television is Rs. 325,000 and Rs. 409,500 for Architecture. These fees are non refundable in case a student is disqualified in the first or second year; expelled; or the voluntary discontinuation of the course on part of the student for whatever reason at any stage of his/her studies. In addition to the tuition fee stated above, students will be required to pay other dues and student charges.

Admission procedure

The college grants equal opportunities to women and men who possess exceptional aptitude for the visual arts and who have attained a reputable standard in general education before applying for admission. The College does not discriminate against admission for physically challenged persons.

The College conducts admission tests which are held in all the provinces of Pakistan. Candidates wishing to join the department of fine art and faculty of design are required to obtain high grades in the drawing and aptitude tests. Candidates wishing to apply for the department of architecture are required to pass an examination in mathematics in addition to drawing and aptitude tests. Those wishing to apply for the department of musicology and film and television will be required to take an aptitude test. Only those candidates are eligible to take the admission examinations who have passed the Higher Secondary/Intermediate Examination or its equivalent from any recognized institution, with a minimum of second division (45% Marks). Students with third division are not eligible to apply.

Applying for admission

All Candidates shall apply on the prescribed Application for Admission form available from the College on payment or as advertised. Outstation candidates should add an extra amount for registered book post and send the money order/postal order addressed to the Principal, National College of Arts, Lahore. International students should send the appropriate number of international reply coupons to receive the prospectus by airmail.

Application from candidates in the Punjab shall be received by the College office. Candidates in other provinces of the Country should forward their applications to their respective Director of Technical Education. Candidates from Gilgit-Baltistan should send their applications to the Secretary Nomination Board/Director Education (colleges) Gilgit-Baltistan, Directorate of Education, Gilgit-Baltistan for onward transmission to the College. Azad Jammu & Kashmir candidates should send their applications to the College through Secretary Nomination Board/Director of Technical Education, Muzaffarabad.

Attested Photostat copies of the following documents must accompany the Application for Admission:

1. Higher Secondary/Intermediate or its Equivalent Certificate
2. Certificate with details of Marks obtained.
3. Documents in support of additional qualifications (If any)
4. Domicile Certificate
5. Pages 1 to 5 passport (International Students only)
6. National identity card
7. Five attested passport size recent photographs.
8. Bank draft as applicable

Note: – Candidates granted admission shall be required to submit other documents as directed, before registration/enrolment in the Ist year (Foundation Course)

Foreign Students

All international students should forward the prescribed application forms (available from the College) to the College. Candidates must forward their applications in time to ensure that the applications are received in the College by the due date.


First year foundation course students are required to register at the beginning of the academic year. Failure to complete registration formalities at the appropriate time, including payment of tuition fee and charges, may lead to cancellation of the College enrolment. At registration all students are issued a student identity card and student lockers, which are available in the College.

Student Identity Cards

All regular students of the College are issued identity cards. Upon their enrolment in the first year, students obtain identity cards from the College office on payment. Identity cards are renewed at the commencement of each academic session. If an identity card is lost, a duplicate can be obtained by paying additional charges. On any account identity cards must be returned to the College office by the students when leaving the College, otherwise their refundable securities shall be forfeited.

Change of Address

Students are required to keep the College office informed of any change of address (current or permanent) and telephone numbers.

Fee Structure

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