Current Updates

Phase-II Batch II

  • June 04, 2021: IPFP Pre-Assessment test is schedule to be held on June 20, 2021. List of shortlisted candidates will be share in HEC/NAHE Webpage soon.

  • In light of the NCOC latest guidelines and the announcement made by the Minister of Federal Education and Technical training on April 27, 2021, all examinations and tests have been postponed until 15th of June 2021. Therefore, the pre-assessment of the IPFP will also be held after the 15th of June 2021.

    As per revised IPFP policy, all eligible applicants will have to undertake the mandatory pre-assessment prior to their merit-based selection for the 4-Week NFDP and subsequent placement. Please bear in mind NFDP is a pre-service professional training program based on international professional standard framework, and therefore, entry to the program is strictly merit-based.  In an ongoing process of review, monitoring and evaluation of NFDP, it was decided that a pre-assessment test will be mandatory to ensure the quality and the merit for this program.

    These are testing times, and we are working hard to facilitate the applicants and keep them informed, yet it becomes difficult to respond to hundreds of emails on regular basis. For latest information about IPFP pre-assessment test, please keep visiting this page. All related information will be updated on the webpage in advance for the convenience of applicants, including general public. All applicants are suggested to utilize this time effectively for the preparations of the Pre-Assessment test. 

  • Due to the current covid-19 situation, the date of IPFP Pre-Assessment Test is not finalized yet. For latest information about IPFP pre-assessment test; please keep visiting this page regularly. All related information will be updated on the webpage in advance for the convenience of the applicants including general public.
  • Application deadline has been extended to 15 April, 2021. 
  • If you are facing IT issues e.g. journal not showing up in database, PhD attestation record missing etc., please register your complain at instead of emailing. By registering the complain here, it will be resolved as soon as possible by the HEC IT team. 
  • IPFP Application Portal is open now. Please go here to apply
  • Due to large volume of incoming applications, IPFP portal is currently undergoing technical revisions. Portal will hopefully become live in 1-2 business days. In the meantime, all interested applicants may prepare their necessary educational documents, resume, statement of purpose, letters of references, degree attestation and/or equivalence, and NOC (if applicable). 
  • Advertisement for IPFP Phase II Batch II has been shared in newspapers and on website on 07 March 2021. 
  • IPFP Phase II Batch II Policy has been revised. Please read it carefully (click here) before applying.

Phase-II Batch I

  • The Applications for fiscal year 2020-21 as 'IPFP Fellows' in all areas of study/disciplines under the programme IPFP (Phase-II) batch-2 of the program will be advertised between Septembers –October 2020.
  • The second round of NAHE training started on June 08, 2020 comprises of 165 applicants divided into 4 batches. However, 153 applicants are taking the training. Their cases will be process further after completion of training. Meanwhile, they are also encouraged to contact the universities for their placement as well.
  • The first Cohort comprises of 41 IPFP Fellows have taken NAHE training. They are ready to place at Universities. HEC has process the offer letter and forwarded to universities whose 'Consent forms have been received from the universities. The participants of this Cohort who couldn't be placed yet at universities, HEC will share their information with universities again in 2nd week of July 2020, however participants are also encouraged to contact the universities their self as well. The applicants will receive their stipend of training in 3-4 week of July 2020.
  • Keeping in view current pandemic situation and to save the precious time of the applicants, National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) has started online training will be conducted in the form of cohorts ( May to August 2020) which have been devised in the light of results of applicants pre-assessments result.
  • HEC has shared the list of eligible applicants with Public Sector Universities on February 14, 2020 for placement. Till date this section has received placement of 228 applicants from Universities till date. However, their further process of placement will be made after one month training by NAHE as per Commission decision. 
  • Based on results of the pre-training assessment, HEC has planned to conduct One Month training of eligible applicants.
  • HEC has taken a pre-assessment of Teaching and Research Aptitude as a first step before proceeding for National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) training on 26th January 2020. 
  • Applications were invited for fiscal year 2019-20 as 'IPFP Fellows' in all areas of study/disciplines under the programme IPFP (Phase-II). Deadline for the close of application was November 28, 2019. A total numbers of 622 eligible applicants submitted the applications along with requisite documents for further process.
  • The National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE), HEC has completed trainings for 493 IPFP Phase II Batch I applicants. In this regard, applicants of IPFP Phase-II Batch I, who did not appear in the pre-assessment, taken on January 26, 2020 are advised to apply in the next cycle of IPFP in accordance with the eligibility criteria set out, as and when advertised


As per HEC record 4,337 fresh Ph.Ds. were accommodated under IPFP since 2009 till June 2019. HEC gathered data of employment status from universities /DAIS after IPFP placement in April 2019. It was observed that:

  • 74.64 % IPFP placed PhD faculty members were absorbed either in same or other universities/DAIs,
  • 12.73 % did not completed One year tenure either resigned/left IPFP and opted other options.
  • Only 12.63 % IPFP faculty members could not be placed after completion of their ONE year period.  
Important Note:
The IPFP PhD faculty placed at Universties/DAIS against Phase-I of the program, if thier University/DAI has not provided the oppertunity to appear in front of selection board/not absorbed are requested to send email at mentioning thier name, discipline, department/university