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Business Studies, Prospectus

Social & Natural Sciences and


Architecture 2015
National University of Sciences and Technology
NUST www.nust.edu.pk
Defining futures
This prospectus contains basic information about the undergraduate, masters, and PhD
programmes, life at the University, learning resources and advice to local and international
students who wish to join the University in Fall 2015. It also shows the fee structure, funding
modes (financial assistance), procedure for applying for admission and criteria for entry.
Information about the constituent institutions, teaching faculties, along with their expertise,
and courses offered is also given. Brief descriptions of degree programmes and curricula details
are listed with course titles, codes and credit hours.

Disclaimer
The information in this prospectus is correct at the time of its publication. Whilst every effort
is made to ensure accuracy of information, the University does not accept liability for any
inaccuracy or change outside reasonable control of the University. It is issued for general
guidance of public and candidates wishing to enter the University in Fall 2015 and does not
form part of any contract. The University intends to provide the courses and facilities described
in the prospectus, but reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to these courses
or facilities if found necessary, without any prior notice. Likewise, fees for the programmes
starting in 2015 are provisional and subject to change.
Welcome from the Rector
NUST has carved out a niche of its own among the comity of prestigious universities committed to
excellence in learning and research on the one hand, and service to the community on the other. It has not
only retained its world ranking among the top 500 universities of the world for consecutive eight years but
has also earned first place in the coveted MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship, 2015. These achievements
are an index of our focus on shaping our graduates into dynamic professionals with a global vision together
with the spirit of compassion and enterprise, prepared to contribute to the knowledge-based environment.
We accept students on the basis of their talent reflected through academic attainments. They are supported
to the fullest in their curricular and co-curricular activities. So, NUST is a place for those who aspire and have
a passion to excel in life.

Your future relies on the choices you exercise today. Therefore, make informed decisions about your fields
of endeavour. I wish you a rewarding stay at NUST.

Engr Muhammad Asghar


Rector
About the University

70,000
Students applied
for NUST admissions in 2014

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CONTENTS

About the University


About the University School of Art, Design and Architecture (SADA)
Defining Futures 8 About the School 99
Why Choose NUST? 9
Faculty Profile 101
Location 10
Academic Programme
Who to Contact 11
Developing Careers 14 Bachelors in Architecture 103
Research and Development 16 Bachelors in Industrial Design 106
R&D Eco-system 17
Student Support Services 19 Centre for Counselling and Career Advisory (C3A)
Clubs and Societies 21
About the Centre 110
Accommodation 22
Quality Assurance 24 Faculty Profile 110
NUST Campuses 25 Academic Programme
MS Career Counselling & Education 111

Institutions and Programmes Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS)
NUST Business School (NBS) 33
Fact and Figures 35 About the Centre 114
Faculty Profile 36 Faculty Profile 115
Academic Programmes 40 Academic Programme
Bachelors in Business Administration 41 PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) 116
BS in Accounting and Finance (BS A&F) 43
Masters in Business Administration 45 Applying to NUST
Masters in Human Resource Management 49
Executive Masters in Business Administration 50 National Students
PhD in Business Administration 52 Undergraduate Programmes 90
Student Support Facilities 53 Postgraduate Programmes 94
Centre for Industrial Linkages (CIL) 55
International Students
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (S3H) 57 Undergraduate Programmes 96
Faculty Profile 59 Postgraduate Programmes 97
Department of Economics 62
BS Economics 64
Fee & Funding
MS Economics 66
PhD Economics 69 National Students
Department of Mass Communication 70 Undergraduate Programmes 100
BS Mass Communication 71 Postgraduate Programmes 101
MS Mass Communication 73
Department of Government & Public Policy 74 International Students
BS Public Administration 75 Undergraduate Programmes 102
Research and Development 63 Postgraduate Programmes 102
Department of Behavioral Sciences 77
MPhil Clinical Psychology 62
NUST Entry Test
School of Natural Sciences (SNS) Computer Based NET Instructions for
Candidates and Specimen Answer Sheets
About the School 80
Business Studies and Social Sciences 103
Faculty Profile 80
BS Mathematics 104
Research at SNS 82
Bachelors in Architecture 105
Academic Programmes
BS Mathematics 84 Paper Based NET Instructions for
BS Physics 86 Candidates and Specimen Answer Sheets
MS and PhD in Business Studies and Social Sciences 106
Mathematics 90 BS Mathematics 108
Physics 92 Bachelors in Architecture 110
Chemistry 94 Bachelors in Industrial Design
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About the University

About the
University

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About the University
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) was established in March 1991 for promotion of higher scientific education
in the country, especially in the fields of science and technology by providing stable and disciplined academic environment
together with need-based research, pertinent to industrial requirements. The University was granted its Charter in 1993. Over the
years, the university has expanded in scope, services and stature and has emerged as a leading comprehensive University in the
public sector.

Within two decades, NUST has achieved important milestones and gained immense significance as an institution of higher
education in Pakistan. The University produces professionals and researchers of very high calibre, capable of developing
indigenous technologies to meet the growing demands of the 21st century. It is envisioned to grow as a centre of excellence for the
countrys scientific and technological progress. An outstanding feature of the University is that while maintaining traditional values
of excellence in teaching and research, it challenges conventional practices and creates new ways of developing and delivering
courses, pertaining to emerging and cutting-edge disciplines, on most modern lines.

NUST is a new-age university defining new frontiers in teaching and research. The programmes are distinctive for their high-quality
research orientation. Notwithstanding the significance of undergraduate courses, there is ever-growing emphasis on postgraduate
studies and research output. Creativity and innovation are embedded as core values in all scholastic activities. The conducive
academic environment at the campuses facilitates educational pursuits.

NUST has developed linkages with international universities of repute to ensure two-way flow of knowledge and to be in step
with modern trends. Split programmes and visits of eminent professors from reputed foreign universities is a regular feature of
the academic activity. These eminent scholars deliver lectures on the latest developments in their respective fields and also help
and review the academicBusiness
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Defining Futures
About the University

Vision Strategic Thrusts


The National University of Sciences and Technology aims to Excellence in Teaching & Education
emerge as a comprehensive residential institution responsive
Provide high-quality education in sciences and technology
to technological change, dedicated to excellence and
while remaining accessible to all sections of the society
committed to international educational and research needs
of the country. NUST will continue to champion a tradition of
distinguished teaching, research and service through evolving Focus on Research
undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programmes Undertake high-quality yet relevant research to support the
of study in various disciplines in collaboration with renowned emerging knowledge-based economy and society
universities inside the country and abroad.
Spirit of Enterprise
Besides traditional fields of Engineering, IT, Medicine, Develop instruments and mechanism for promotion of
Management, Natural and Basic Sciences, NUST envisages enterprising spirit and entrepreneurial culture among NUST
exploring and initiating higher education in the emerging graduates and create strong linkages with industry
science and technology disciplines.
Internationalisation and Global Vision
In recognition of its place in the human society, the University Develop strong international linkages to ensure inflow of new
will celebrate a faculty, staff and student body which will knowledge and state-of-the-art technologies, while building a
reflect the diversity of our nation. The University is entrusted positive international image of the University and country
with the responsibility of producing culturally enlightened,
technologically knowledgeable, academically competent and Positive Social Impact
research-oriented graduates who are prepared to lead, inspire
Structure curricula and programmes to influence a wider cross-
and preserve our great traditions. The University commits itself
section of the population in terms of education and absorption
and all its resources to this trust and responsibility.
of new technologies

Mission
To develop NUST as a comprehensive, research-led university
with a focus on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Why Choose NUST?

About the University


Excellence does not grow in wilderness; it has to be pursued with singular zeal and commitment. National University
of Sciences and Technology chronicles a tale of success inscribed with the galvanising force of progressive vision and
commitment par excellence. Although barely two decades old, this premier national university justifiably feels proud of its
unprecedented success as a centre of excellence.

NUST is currently ranked 488th in the world by QS, UK. NUST 400 PhDs, mostly qualified from premier International
is maintaining its presence in the list of Top 500 Universities. universities.
In subject-wise ranking, NUST is rated among top 400 Asian
universities in the discipline of Engineering & Technology.
NUSTs high-profile international linkages for research and
academic collaborations embrace over 104 celebrated
NUST is also ranked 129th in Asia by QS, UK. centers of excellence in 29 countries around the globe.
NUST is ranked among top 100 leading universities from 22 NUST has few equals in generous funding for education of
BRICS and emerging economies in Times Higher Education talented but financially challenged students. It also provides
(THE) UK Ranking of 2015. sponsored education to students hailing from economically
backward areas of Pakistan.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has also raked NUST a
No 1 university in Pakistan in General (Large) Category for Because of sound education and trusted skill levels, NUST
the Year-2013. graduates stay in demand for jobs, both in public and
private sectors nationally and internationally. Several NUST
With its galaxy of 23 constituent teaching institutions, NUST graduates have launched their own business ventures.
provides quality education to its students.
NUSTs multi-disciplinary campuses offer undergraduate and Being a NUSTIAN is a great transforming experience.
postgraduate programs in a wide range of fields, including NUST accepts and invests in the best-those with a passion
Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Arts to excel in life.
and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences &
Management.
NUST is uncharitably competitive in engaging the best to
serve as faculty members. NUST faculty of over 1200 highly
qualified and capable men and women includes around

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About the University

Location
NUST is located in the heart of the Capital (Sector H-12)
Islamabad, amid a hub of research organisations and Climate
institutions of higher learning. It is easily accessible from the
The city enjoys a continental climate with hot summers (May
Kashmir Highway. It is at 35-minute drive from Benazir Bhutto
- June), rainy monsoons (July - August), fabulous fall (October -
International Airport and 5 minutes from the Motorway (M1).
November), cold winters (December - January) and a blooming
Apart from fascinating tourist attractions in and around the
spring (MarchApril). The climate is regulated by alpine
city, some famous historical sites (like Taxila and Kittas Raj) and
mountains in the vicinity and manmade lakes (Khanpur, Rawal
hill stations (like Murree and Patriata) are within easy access.
and Simli) which are also the sources of potable water for the
There are museums, theatres, parks, shopping centres and
twin cities. The temperature ranges from 4 C in January to 46
a diplomatic enclave which houses the foreign missions. The
C in June.
city is also known for its universities, colleges and research
organisations.
Demography
Geography The twin cities (Islamabad-Rawalpindi) have a population of 4.5
million. There is a happy blend of different ethnic communities
Islamabad is located in the backdrop of lush green Margalla
including members of foreign missions. Urdu is the lingua
mountains in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, at the
franca. However, English is also generally understood and
northern rim of the Potohar Plateau. The area is undulating,
spoken by the educated sections of the society. English is also
interspersed with mountain streams and rivulets. It is co-
the medium of instruction in the universities.
located with the historic Gakhar city of Rawalpindi; thus
displaying a beautiful blend of the ancient and the modern.

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About the University
Academic Structure vacation from August to September. Admissions are offered in
NUST is a public sector university which functions under the the Fall Semester. The University functions from 9am to 5pm,
aegis of the Ministry of Science and Technology. There is a 5 days a week. However, laboratories and libraries remain
Board of Governors and an Academic Council which oversee accessible to the researchers till late at night and even on
academic matters. Rector is the Chief Executive Officer. He weekends.
is assisted by two Pro-Rectors. The University comprises six
colleges (located away from the central campus) and schools, Transportation
institutes and research centres at the main campus. Rent-a-car service is available at the airport, hotels and bus
terminals. Radio cabs are also easily accessible. Public transport
Academic Calendar plies on a number of routes in the twin cities besides yellow
The academic year commences in September each year. There cabs (taxis) which ply round-the-clock. In case of yellow cabs, it
are two semesters of 18-20 weeks duration: September - is advisable to negotiate the fare in advance.
January and February - June. The University observes summer

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About the University

Who to Contact
At NUST, a student enters a novel phase of life; one that requires continuous support
for ones academic, physical as well as mental growth and well-being. Keeping this
in mind, the University offices function in a student-friendly manner and remain
accessible and helpful. You can directly contact the right department or office for all
your queries. Shown opposite are various student-related offices and their functions
for you to find the right contact.

Pro-Rector (Academics)
Oversees all the offices which deal with academic and administrative issues of the students during their stay in the University.

Registrar and Controller of Examinations


Deals with the entire life-cycle of the students--from applying to NUST and registration of undergraduate students to issuance of
transcripts and degrees. He also deals with matters pertaining to scholarships, transfers, migrations, discipline, etc.

Director Academics
Handles matters pertaining to academic regulations, courses of studies and academic calendar.

Director Admissions
Deals with matters pertaining to NUST Entry Test.

Director Finance
Deals with matters pertaining to fee and finances of the students.

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Director Administration
Deals with hostel accommodation, messing, security, transport and sports.

Director Postgraduate Programmes


Deals with matters pertaining to academic life-cycle of postgraduate students: from application, admission, registration, scholarship,
academic progress to issuance of degree.

Director Student Affairs


Oversees student-led activities including libraries, clubs and societies and discipline.

Director Research
Provides guidance and support to the institutions for activities related to research and development.

Director Medical Sciences


Supervises health care and medical services.

Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Promotes entrepreneurial culture within the University through IP protection, commercialisation & business incubation services for
students & staff, besides other research, innovation & commercialisation support activities.

Centre for Counseling and Career Advisory


Staffed with professional counselors and psychologists, the Centre provides personalised counselling services to students to help
them cope with adjustment problems and issues affecting their studies. They also conduct aptitude and psychological tests.

Career Development Centre


Helps the students in placement and job opportunities, guiding them in preparing resumes and learning interview techniques.

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Developing Careers
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Career Development Centre (CDC)


CDC provides programmes and services to help students and
alumni to explore and make effective career choices, foster
professional networks with employers and assist employers
in meeting their recruitment needs. The office offers various
avenues to the students for personal and professional
development and supports them in achieving their goals.

Career Advisory Group (CAG)


As a NUST student or alumnus, you have access to Career
Advisory Group (CAG) and Career Services. Some of the areas
that can be addressed in career advice include:
Exploring your interests, skills and values
Investigating careers and employers
Gaining relevant experience through internships, jobs or
volunteer work
Preparing for employment through resume and cover
letter critiques as well as mock interviews
Assisting in job search
Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
Resumes and cover letters are essential components of job
search and application process. The Career Development team
help develop and enhance resumes, cover letters and related
correspondence. They edit and review resumes and cover
letters and recommend students to various multinational
companies.

Interview Skills
CDC provides several resources to assist students in their
future interviews. The office helps students through:
Mock Interviewing: CDC can help students refine their
skills by arranging mock interviews. Students receive
valuable feedback that helps them identify their strengths
and weaknesses.
Informational Interviewing: Informational interviews
are designed to expand students knowledge about a
particular field by talking to people who are actually doing
that work. Career Services helps students get in contact
with alumni for such interviews.
Internship Programmes: The internship programme at
the CDC is designed to prepare students for practical job
placement in their field of specialisation. Students are
facilitated by providing guidelines and essential tools to
make experiential education beneficial.
Job Search: CDC provides an array of opportunities to help
maximise job placement through various tools. Students
and graduates are enabled to choose a focus, time their
job search, prepare job search material, network with
potential employers and search company websites and
attend job fairs.

Career Library
A large number of books are available to assist students
in their career journey such as job search, resume writing,
negotiation, communication skills, salary negotiation and
industry information. Students can use these books as
reference material in their career development process.

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Employers

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CDC provides valuable means to help
employers select professional human
resource to fill their job slots by
acting as a mediating office for both
employers and graduates. The office
helps students connect with their
potential employers through job fairs
and employer sessions.

The office collaborates with over


500 companies, both national and
international, in order to facilitate
graduate employment. Notable
multinational employers are on list
which encompasses almost all high
profile corporations operating in
Pakistan.

Talent Expos
In order to network with giants like
Microsoft, Unilever,
etc., CDC conducts annual Talent Expos
at which Graduate
Profile Books accompanied by
students final projects are
displayed for employers benefit.
Graduates are interviewed
and recruited on campus. This offers
excellent opportunities
for students to network with
professionals, discuss career
aspirations and practice their
professional skills.

Career Development Workshops


Training courses are organised to build
better careers at various colleges
and schools. These workshops
help graduates and students learn
managerial skills, interviewing
techniques, resume-editing and
confidence-building skills. The office
conducts workshops to enhance
students career development and aid
in achieving career targets.

Hours
Services of this office are available from
Monday - Friday (0900 to 1600 hours).

Contact Information:
Tel: 051-90851211, 90851215,
90851218
e-mail: careerdevelopment@nust.edu.
pk
communication@nust.edu.pk

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Research and Development
About the University

Research is the focal point of university education all over the world. Universities significantly contribute
towards creation of new knowledge and discovery of fresh frontiers of creativity and innovation.

Contribution to Research
NUST aims at emerging as a leading
research-intensive university in Pakistan,
comparable to the best in the world within
the next 10 years. Our main thrust is on
high-quality teaching and goal-oriented
research and development (R&D). The
Universitys PhD programmes help
create the requisite research culture
duly supported by well-qualified faculty
and need-based research. In order to
accomplish the requirements of research
and development, high-quality laboratories
and research facilities are made available
to the faculty and students round-the-
clock.

In the last 5 years, the faculty members


completed 152 sponsored R&D projects
and these included 67 projects sponsored
by the university per se. Concurrently,
during the same period, NUST students
and faculty also published 1284 research
papers in journals of repute and presented
1599 research papers in conferences,
workshops, symposia etc. around the
globe.

Research Collaborations
NUST seeks to garner expertise from a
wide variety of sources (within/outside the
country) in order to boost its academic &
research activity. This in turn helps create
deeper impact on the world of science and
technology. Consequently, the University
collaborates with leading international
universities, professional organizations,
commercial ventures, talented
professionals and scholars to pursue its
academic and research goals. Our faculty,
researchers and students are constantly
adding value to NUST by remaining
actively engaged with professional groups
and individuals in research, review of
academic papers and organization of
conferences, seminars and workshops
etc. NUST has developed linkages with as
many as 62 international universities and
organizations of 22 different countries.
These collaborations help our faculty
remain up-to-date with current knowledge
and ensure a two-way flow of knowledge.

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R&D Eco-system research results and discoveries from the laboratory to

About the University


the marketplace. It does so by being fully aware of the
Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship university R&D activities, invention disclosures and market
needs. It assesses commercial potential and successfully
The Centre is a comprehensive facility that houses
transfers technology for commercial applications. It also
the Universitys Offices of Research, Innovation and
creates and manages synergies and collaborations with
Commercialisation under one roof. These include the
other research entities and organisations to facilitate
Directorate of Research, Directorate of Innovation &
commercialisation.
Commercialisation, including Intellectual Property and
Technology Transfer Offices, Technology Incubation Centre,
Technology Incubation Centre (TIC)
Professional Development Centre, Science and Technology
Venture Ltd and a Marketing and Communication Office. The The Centre has been established to facilitate and support
rationale behind creating a specialised facility is to reinforce the innovation engine of the University. It is the first model
the Universitys resolve to promote research, innovation and technology business incubator of Pakistan established under
entrepreneurship by creating a dynamic environment that the academia, to provide an environment that attracts and
fosters innovation and creativity through strong inter-linkages nurtures technology based start-up companies, and transforms
between various partners in the R&D eco-system. them into commercially viable enterprises. TIC provides a
platform for NUST faculty/students, having commercially viable
Directorate of Research R&D output, to establish their own start-up companies in
order to commercialise their R&D work as entrepreneurs.
The Directorate is assigned the mission of developing NUST
into a leading research-led university. It plays the lead role
The objectives of TIC include fostering an entrepreneurial
in promoting and facilitating research culture. It has been
culture, by providing the students and faculty of NUST, an
instrumental in facilitating the constituent colleges, schools
opportunity to transform their technology-based business
and centres to undertake sponsored projects for capacity
ideas to reality. These facilities are also open to the general
building and applied research, funded through different
public, provided they contribute to NUST knowledge base.
agencies, the researchers are consistently encouraged to
It further aims to facilitate the availability of NUST resources
think of and look for new innovative projects, mainly focusing
to the incubatees in a mutually beneficial way by liaising
on applied research. The Directorate also encourages and
with private/public sector funding sources, government
facilitates the faculty and students to actively participate in
agencies, industrial associations, chambers of commerce and
and present their research findings at various national and
industries to provide facilitation and networking for Incubatee
international conferences, seminars, workshops etc. They are
companies. TIC has now also started offering services including
also encouraged to make their research known by publishing
pre-incubation, virtual Incubation and consultancies through
their research findings in journals of repute.
Catalysts to incubatee companies, apart from its other
business support services.
Directorate of Innovation & Commercialisation
In order to achieve NUSTs vision of becoming an Professional Development Centre (PDC)
entrepreneurial University of international repute, a state-of- The Centre was established in July 2007 under an initiative of
the-art Knowledge Management System is being developed. It Higher Education Commission (HEC). It aims at transferring
aims at nurturing research, innovation and commercialisation knowledge and technologies developed at NUST to the
cycle at the University: industry. In addition, it also plays the role of a catalyst to
align coursework and R&D activities at NUST with industry
NUST Intellectual Property Office (IPO): In the requirements. It engages highly experienced trainers to
increasingly knowledge-driven economy, Intellectual conduct hands-on industry-problems-specific trainings. PDC
Property (IP) is a key consideration. Keeping in view its has conducted hundreds of industry-focused workshops and
importance, the University established NUST Intellectual trained more than 2,000 professionals from 500 organisations.
Property Office with the following objectives. PDC is a management training partner with IFC-World Bank
Offering Intellectual Property protection to innovators/ as well as Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) for carrying
researchers by filing of Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, out continued professional development of PEC registered
and Design Rights, etc. engineers.
Facilitating the commercial interests of and due rewards
to innovators/researchers
Establishing a national network of Intellectual Property Fact file
Rights related services.
Collaborating with International Organisation such as Campus-wide optical fibre ring for
WIPO to facilitate the filing of Patents at international connecting all academic, admin &
level residential blocks/buildings
Intellectual Property Management Technology smart classrooms, lecture halls
Technology Transfer Office (TTO): The mission of TTO & offices
is to encapsulate NUSTs research and intellectual
property opportunities at the earliest stage, and to
Gigabit wired & wireless LAN
translate these benefits to industry by working closely High-speed internet connectivity
with CIE constituent entities, as well as industry; through Video lecturing and conferencing facilities
partnerships, collaborations, licensing and formation Universitys own ISP facility
of spin-off companies. It is responsible for moving

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Science and Technology Ventures (STV) technology innovations, NUST R&D initiatives will encompass
About the University

Science and Technology Ventures Ltd also known as S T an innovation centre, an R&D centre, a science centre, a
Ventures is a holding company of National University of technology incubation centre, a manufacturing resource
Sciences and Technology (NUST) and is the first holding centre and a learning academy that will provide technical and
company established in academia in Pakistan. Conceptually, vocational expertise, and entrepreneurship and leadership
it is an instrument in the creation of new technology- training. The expansive park will also host a research
based enterprises and research careers by accelerating commercialisation centre, university-industry liaison nucleus
commercialization of R&D outputs. It capitalizes on technical and event management and recreational facilities. The Park
expertise and innovative products acquired from NUST will have a distinctive knowledge brokering facility by means
and other universities, educational institutions and R&D of which it will act as an information intermediary to provide
organizations. The objectives for which the Company was advice on selection of goods or services, business intelligence
established are given below: or research data to interested parties.
S T Ventures is formed to be the enabler in creating new
enterprises and jobs by accelerating commercialization Planning and Development
of R&D outputs. The core activity is to start businesses P&D Dte was renamed as Strategic Planning & Management
based on technology, research work, technical knowledge Office (SP&MO). However, functions remained the same
and innovative products acquired from universities, besides developing strategies for the university. After shifting
educational institutions and R&D organizations. to the new campus, the University grew at a rapid pace. Since
Promote R&D and technological innovations through last two years the student strength has increased from 11398
marketable products and systems. to 14521 viz-a-viz the faculty strength has also increased from
Form spin-off companies pertaining to development of 801 to 1138. Similarly, 21 new disciplines have been added
Science & Technology into profitable business and to during the years 2012-2013 & 2013-2014. The University
invest into technology based projects. has submitted 07 New Project Proposals to HEC/MoST for
consideration/approval which are being pursued.
University Development Office
University Development Office has been created with
a mission to augment the efforts directed towards the
realisation of the Universitys vision and strategic objectives.
Its activities encompass resource generation and joint ventures
by mobilising collective efforts and resources. The Office
ultimately seeks to contribute towards self-sustenance of
NUST.

National Science & Technology Park


NUST aims to become a hub for public and private
technological, financial and human capital through the
establishment of a Technology Park at the new campus in
Islamabad. The project will encourage knowledge creation at
the cutting-edge and develop organisational, human and social
capital to compete in the global economy. It looks forward
to building networks stretching far beyond major institutions
to include entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and
underprivileged communities for mentoring and learning.

The Park will promote interaction between institutional


elements, i.e., universities, research parks, large companies,
venture funds, etc. and non-institutional elements, i.e., talent,
bodies of knowledge and virtual communities to create job
opportunities for the youth and link local assets to global
markets in order to generate value. It aims to stimulate
economic activity in the country by developing a unique
knowledge-based multi-industry cluster around the capital.

Based on the conviction that new research clusters in


developing countries will capture an increasing share of
global R&D investment and increase the volume added to

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Student Support Services

About the University


NUST offers a broad array of resources that allow students to extend and deepen their learning through civic engagement
and participation in, and leadership of an active network of student-initiated projects and organisations. Services have
been established to address all issues of the students pertaining to their university life-cycle, from selection to graduation
and alumni network management. The services Include Centre for Counselling and Career Advisory, IT Facilities, Clubs and
Societies Office, NUST Archive, Sports Office, Hostels and Messing Office, Internship and Placement Office, Alumni Office and
a Bank.

Centre for Counselling and Career C3A consists of a professional staff of qualified psychologists/
counselors who provide short-term individual and group
Advisory (C3A) therapy. The program provides consultation, psychological
Counseling and Career Advisory is a unit of NUST that provides testing, psycho-educational programs, trainings and
primary mental health services. NUST is the only university in workshops. The following testing/ analysis facilities are
Pakistan offering this service that extends to all NUST students, available at C3A:
faculty, personnel and families of those associated, within
and outside the H-12 campus. The core objective of C3A is to
Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
provide professional counseling service, for educational, social, Emotional Quotient (EQ)
emotional or psychological issues that may inhibit personal or Achievement Tests
professional performance and advancement. The center also Personality Tests
conducts psychological tests for students of all schools of NUST Aptitude Tests
uniformly. These activities are to provide psychological support Ability Tests
as well as meet the growing need of the university to promote
wellbeing and personal development of all associated.
Tests measuring Career-related Issues
Evaluating Interests, Values, Opinions and Attitudes Tests
Tests measuring Anxiety and Depression
Tests measuring Examination Stress, Anger, Leadership
Styles, Psychological Well-being and Social Skills

Contact: Call: 051-9085-1571, 051-9085-1579


Email: c3a@nust.edu.pk

IT and Computing Facilities


Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) Facilities at NUST
NUST offers most modern computing and networking facilities
and has the distinction of providing Internet access since
early nineties. Gigabit Local Area Networks (LANs) are well
established at the Headquarters and constituent colleges /
schools / centers. High-speed Internet facility has also been
provided to the users through Pakistan Education and Research
Network (PERN) program of HEC. Computing laboratories are
equipped with state-of-the-art servers, computers, software
and allied equipment, which are also connected through
LANs. NUST Intranet has also been established connecting all
campuses for information and resource sharing through PERN.

To automate office tasks and to make data available over NUST


Intranet, Oracle web-based NUST MIS Software has been
implemented. It covers the whole spectrum of activities at the
university including admissions, examinations & academics,
finance, human resource, research & development, archives,
library administration, public relations, etc.

An elaborate NUST Website (www.nust.edu.pk) is available for


dissemination of vital information to general public, students
and the faculty. It has links to the web pages of all constituent
schools/colleges/institutes which provides information about
the programs and activities of those institutions. A complete
online admission/registration system for NUST Entry Test has
been provided to the prospective candidates to apply for

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NUST. This system is available since 2010. Processes namely incorporates cutting-edge ICT infrastructure to provide triple
About the University
registration, online payments through credit cards, result play services (data, voice and video) to the whole campus. This
announcement and discipline wise selections were made includes:
online to the prospective students. Main Data Center
Campus-wide Fiber Optic Network
To promote paperless environment in the University, following Wi-Fi mesh for high-speed data connectivity
computerized systems are in place: Video Conferencing
Electronic Inter Office Note (e-ION) system for official IP-Telephony
correspondence and task management. IP Fax
Electronic Mail Tracking System (e-MTS) to maintain mail Smart White Boards
movement record and location of document (files, letters, Smart Podiums
faxes, etc).
technology for effective teaching. These devices are electronic
To provide state-of-the-art ICT facilities at NUST new campus white boards, smart lecture podiums and Digital Bulletin Board
at Sector H-12, Islamabad, NUST Technology Smart Campus System (BBS).
(TSC) project was initiated and completed during 2008. It

Human Resource Management/Development


NUST is a multi-campus university employing faculty and staff from diverse disciplines. The HR Directorate recruits andretains the
best workforce to contribute towards the continuing success of the University. It is actively engaged in development of faculty
and staff to ensure high standards and quality of education.

The faculty at NUST is actively engaged in research activities and providing an environment of practical learning to the students.
The HR Directorate supports such programmes for the faculty to keep their expertise up-to-date and develop their skills
continuously. Eligible faculty is sent for higher studies and research programmes, and is also assisted for placement in various
schools on their return.

Career development is another notable function carried out by the Directorate. It has successfully carried forward the progress
of the University to operate at an optimal level in times of financial crunch by exploring/offering Fully Funded Scholarships.

Faculty Development Programme


The programme was started in 2001. As many as 276 scholars were sent abroad for higher studies to reputed foreign universities,
out of which 223 have joined back and 53 are expected to return by 2012 and beyond.

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Clubs and Societies NUSTNews

About the University


Along with academic excellence, students at NUST display NUSTNews is a monthly publication of the University, which
dynamic literary, creative and artistic abilities and aptitude brings forth news on latest activities at NUST. These include
for co-curricular activities. In order to provide them with conferences, workshops, symposia, trainings, success
organized opportunities to pursue passion in the company stories and other events of national as well as international
of like-minded individuals, various clubs and societies have importance. The newsletter also includes co-curricular
been functioning under the auspices of Student Affairs Dte. activities of the entire month.
The following Central Clubs and Societies facilitate students in
exhibiting their talents: THE NUSTIAN
The University publishes a literary magazine titled The
International Association for the Exchange of Students for
NUSTIAN. It is a bilingual (Urdu and English) periodical
Technical Experience (IAESTE)- Islamabad Chapter
published once a year. Students are encouraged to
NUST Entrepreneurs Club
demonstrate their literary and creative abilities through
NUST Community Services Club
writing for the magazine.
NUST Science Society
NUST Literary Circle
NUST Book Club NUST Archive
NUST Bazm-e-Pakistan NUST Archive is now operating under the auspices of NUST
NUST Adventure Club Publishing Directorate.
NUST Aero-Modelling Club
NUST Drama and Debating Society
Sports and Recreation
NUST Media Club
NUST Environment Club NUST offers a wide variety of sports activities. All Colleges
NUST Fine Arts Club have elaborate sports infrastructure. The central campus is
NUST Bio Reach Society developing at a fast pace and would soon have facilities of
NUST ISACA Student Group international standards. Some sports facilities have come up
and more are under development Athletics track, Volleyball
courts, Tennis courts, Squash courts, Hockey ground, Indoor
Student Centre sports hall, Swimming pool, Gymnasia.
Student Centre is located on the top floor of Concordia-1 and
houses offices of Student Affairs Directorate. These include: Regular inter-college/school sports competitions are
Student Affairs Division held every year at the University. NUST teams have been
Publications Section participating and performing well in HEC inter-varsity sports
competitions both at the zonal and national levels.
Library Services Section
Fiction Library
Digital Library Healthcare Services
NUST is providing medical services to the entire H-12 campus
Front Office (Transcripts, Degrees, Scholarships, Refunds) through a purpose built NUST Medical Centre, while in
colleges and institutes other than Islamabad the same are
The publications section of the directorate is essentially
being provided through their respective medical outfits. NUST
responsible for publishing of the Universitys monthly
Medical Centre is having qualified medical officers and trained
newsletter, NUSTNews, the annual bilingual literary magazine,
paramedical staff, who provide medical services round the
The NUSTIAN, and the annual magazine NUSTXTRA featuring
clock. The Centre is supported with fully equipped ambulances
co-curricular events. to evacuate the sick and wounded to Armed Forces and other
civil sector tertiary care facilities. With the upcoming hospital
of NUST Medical Complex within H-12 campus, the services
of a tertiary care hospital will be very much available at the
doorstep.

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Accommodation
About the University

The newly built campus at H-12, Islamabad is located in the serene backdrop of majestic Margalla Hills. The new campus
blends old and modern architecture. The Kashmir Highway, which leads to M-1 (Motorway) linking it to the rest of the country
through a wide range of motorways network, coasts along the new campus which is only at 20-minutes drive from all the main
terminals-air, bus and railway.

NUST Campus provides well-furnished and equipped male and female hostels named after great Muslim Scholars as under:

Girls Hostels
Fatima Hostels - PG Students
(2 blocks) Single Occupancy with attached
washrooms
Zainab Hostel
Ayesha Hostel }
UG Students
Bi / Tri-seater with community
washrooms

Boys Hostels

Rumi Hostels - PG Students
(3 blocks) Single / Bi-seater Occupancy with
attached washrooms
time of allotment. Hostel include accomodation charges only.
Ghazali Hostels*


Razi Hostels*
Attar Hostels*
} UG Students
Bi / Tri-seater with community
washrooms
Visiting Faculty Accommodation
A guest block has been created for visiting faculty in the
*2 blocks each married students hostel. The block is fully furnished with
attached dining facilities.
Monthly Accommodation Charges (H-12 Campus)
Single Students Secure Environment
Independent room (single occupancy, In addition to highly effective Campus security arrangements,
with attached bath) Rs 5,800 all hostels have CCTV Cameras, protective boundary walls,
Bi-seater (double occupancy security personnel and dedicated staff at each block.
(with attached bath) Rs 4,800
Bi-seater/double occupancy Hostel Management
(with community bath) Rs 4,300 A qualified and experienced management team, composed as
Tri-seater/triple occupancy under, looks after hostel affairs:
(with community bath) Rs 3,500 Deputy Director Hostels with Office Staff, Hostel Wardens
and Caretakers.
Married Students Deputy Director Messing with experienced supervisors,
One-bedroom apartment Rs 9,000 Cooks and Waiters for preparing and serving food.
Two-bedroom apartment Rs 13,000
Hostel warden with necessary staff remains available in each
Note hostel round the clock.
Hostel security of Rs. 10,000 (refundable) is charged at the

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Facilities Shuttle Service

About the University


Facilities provided in the hostels include: The shuttle service facilitates the students to move around
Attached / Community washrooms the Campus. On weekends/holidays, the shuttle service is
Fully furnished rooms extended to various terminals.
Central heating system
High Speed internet connectivity
Telephone
Gymnasium
TV lounges with Cable TV
Dining Halls with attached kitchens and service areas
Standby Generator
Dhobi service (Free of cost)
Medical Care

Allotment Procedure
Hostel accommodation in the relevant category is allotted
strictly on first-come, first served basis. Application form is
available on website www.nust.edu.pk. Can be applied through
e-mail ddhostels@nust.edu.pk.

Messing
The hostels provide catering services and the boarders have a
choice to enjoy a variety of wholesome food, prepared under
hygienic conditions. Sports and Recreation
NUST offers a wide variety of sports activities. All Colleges
have elaborate sports infrastructure. The central campus is
Cafeteria and Shopping Complex developing at a fast pace and would soon have facilities of
Aesthetically designed cafeterias and shopping complexes, international standards. Some sports facilities have come up ie.
called Concordia I and Concordia II, have been constructed in Multipurpose hall, 13 x Fitness Gyms, 6 x Basketball outdoor
the northern and southern wings of the Campus. Concordias Courts, 1 x Football field, 5 x Volleyball Courts, 7 x Futsal
offer the following services: Grounds, 1 x Cricket Ground and Squash Courts.
Cafeteria
Mini Mart Regular Inter-College/School Sports Competitions are
Bakery held every year at the University. NUST teams have been
Souvenir Shop participating and performing well in HEC Intervarsity Sports
Photographer Shop Competition both at the Zonal and National levels.
Barber Shop
Ladies Shop / Parlor
Cellular Shop
Stationery Shop
Book Shop
Dining/Function halls
Lawns with gazebos

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Quality Assurance and Internationalisation
About the University

Higher Education Commission set up Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in 2002 and facilitated the establishment of Quality
Enhance Cells (QECs) at 10 public sector universities, in year 2006, including NUST. Up till now, a total of 130 such cells have
been established at national universities in public and private sectors.

Directorate of Quality Assurance was established at NUST to ensure quality enhancement of academic and research
activities. Since NUST is a multi-campus university, Local Quality Enhancement Cells have been established at all constituent
institutions as field set-ups. NUST Quality Assurance Dte website (www.qa.nust.edu.pk) has been developed on NUST
webportal and relevant information has been uploaded. The Directorate is actively engaged in self-assessment of programs
and internal quality audit of institutions at NUST for attainting international compatibility and competitiveness of its
programs.

NUST is member of the following international Quality assurance networks:

International Network of Quality Assurance


for Higher Education

Asia-Pacific Quality Network

NUST has also obtained the membership of the following international associations and networks, for the
purpose of international visibility and sharing information and good practices related to higher education:

Association of Commonwealth Universities

International Association of Universities

The Talloires Network

International Association of University Presidents

Association of Management Development Institutions


in South Asia

United Nations Academic Impact

International Association of Science Parks

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NUST Campuses

About the University


Central Campus: H-12, Islamabad

School of Electrical Engineering and School of Chemical and Materials


Computer Science (SEECS) Engineering (SCME)

NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science The School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME)
(formerly NIIT) chronicles an incredible tale of what focused became functional in 2006 as a research-oriented school of
efforts with a clear vision, singular commitment and a NUST and is currently offering two undergraduate and two
passionate quest for excellence are capable of achieving within postgraduate degree programmes in the twin disciplines of
the span of a decade. From its embryonic appearance in 1999 Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering. Setting up an
as a tiny IT wing of NUST, this school has blossomed into educational institution in unique and highly specialised areas
one of the finest seats of higher education. The philosophy is a great challenge. It is very satisfying that within four years,
of education at SEECS puts due premium on an essential the postgraduate programmes stand fully established. The
blending of engineering and computing education with a School has acquired the services of one of the best faculty in
sound orientation of social and humanitarian interests of the the country, besides establishing a rigorous self-assessment
society. With the relocation of SEECS to the idyllic setting of Quality Assurance process to ensure that our graduates get
H-12 Campus, it is destined to set a new pace for cultivation the best education possible. An equal emphasis is laid on
of wholesome social and moral values in the students who are development of their character and personality.
privileged to enter its portals.

NUST Business School (NBS) School of Civil and Environmental
NBS is a reputed institution for business and management
studies. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
Engineering (SCEE)

in Business Studies, Economics, Mass Communication,


SCEE is a modern and progressive engineering school of
Accounting and Finance and Public Administration. It has
the country, the first of its kind that offers a wide choice of
emerged as the fastest growing seat of business education
BE programmes in Civil, Geoinformatics and Environmental
in the country. Sited at the Universitys technology-smart
Engineering. In BE programmes, the students are given the
central campus in the federal capital Islamabad, it employs
option of selecting elective majors. SCEE has very strong
top-of-the-line faculty in terms of teaching, research and
postgraduate programmes (MS/PhD) in Structural Engineering,
industrial experience. Its newly-built premises prides itself on
Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water
state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. The School
Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering,
strongly believes in close interaction between academia and
Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems and
industry. Every effort is made to bring academia and industry
Remote Sensing and Construction Engineering & Management.
closer through frequent liaison, joint field projects, research
activities, workshops, seminars and lectures by industry
experts. Its focus on research and the consolidated strength
of various centres of excellence make it a business school par
excellence.

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School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Research Centre for Modelling and
About the University

Engineering (SMME) Simulation (RCMS)

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Research Centre for Modelling and Simulation was established
(SMME), one of the latest ventures of NUST, was established at NUST in 2007 to set up Modelling and Simulation facilities
in 2008. SMME has been set up to prepare human resource for design and development in various disciplines through
with essential skills in Mechanical Engineering, with specific education, training and research, and to act as a platform
emphasis on manufacturing, automobile and power/energy to integrate these efforts by the government, academia and
sector to perform effectively in the technological world. The industry. The Centre focuses on mathematical modelling
School has state-of-the-art laboratories related to mechanical and simulation of structures, fluids, electrical systems,
and manufacturing fields. In addition, high-tech laboratories communication systems, computer and network architecture,
of robotics and related areas are also being developed. There operations management, human behaviour and war scenarios.
is also a plan of developing a Manufacturing Resource Centre RCMS started its first MS degree programme in Computational
in the near future. The School is offering an undergraduate Science and Engineering in Fall 2008 has been upgraded
programme in Mechanical Engineering and postgraduate to PhD with specialisations in Fluid Flow and Structures
programmes (MS leading to PhD) in Industrial and and Computational Infrastructures and Visualisation. The
Manufacturing Engineering, Robotics and Intelligent Machine curriculum has been structured to impart students with solid
Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. M&S foundational knowledge and skills. The Centre also offers
an MS in Systems Engineering.

School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Natural Sciences (SNS)


(SADA)

The School of Art, Design and Architecture is the newest


The School of Natural Sciences (SNS) is a constituent centre
addition to the elite league of NUST constituent Schools and
of the National University of Sciences and Technology. It was
Colleges. The School is all set to bring a truly world-class
established to supply much-needed human resource in the
dimension to the field of education in art, architecture and
vital fields of Mathematics and Physics. Current programmes
design by collaborating with the world-renowned Department
offered at SNS are MS and PhD and direct PhD in Mathematics,
of Architecture of the Middle East Technical University
Chemistry and Theoretical Physics with three thrust areas;
(METU) Turkey, the first department established at METU
Quantum Theory, Relativistic Physics and High Energy Physics.
in 1956, which is affiliated with various international bodies
Established in May 2004, SNS is a young and thriving centre
of architecture. This collaboration will be instrumental in
and contributes vitally to the research output of not only NUST
combining the strengths of both world class universities, that
but Pakistan as well. The School also offers an undergraduate
collectively hold over 7 decades of experience in creating,
programme in Mathematics and Physics.
disseminating and re-inventing knowledge. This collaboration
will go a long way in imparting a truly global perspective to our
programmes; thereby amalgamating the best of both cultures
in order to produce strikingly creative work by students and
faculty alike.

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Centre for Counseling and Career CENTRE FOR ADVANCE STUDIES IN

About the University


Advisory (C3A) ENERGY (CAS-EN)

Centre for Counseling and Career Advisory (C3A) is a unit The Centre for Advance Studies in Energy (CAS-EN) was
of NUST that provides primary mental health services. C3A launched in June 2011 to provide impetus to energy sector
is offering this service, to all the NUST students, faculty, programs and support and consolidate related activities/
personnel and families of those associated, within and outside projects with a view to contributing to national economy in
the H-12 campus. The core objective of C3A is to provide times of energy crisis. It was inaugurated on January 9, 2012.
professional counseling service, for educational, social, Collaborating partners from Canada, USA, UK, RSA and KSA
emotional or psychological issues that may inhibit personal warmly participated in the event. The Centre aims at providing
or professional performance and advancement. C3A has sustainable supply of energy at affordable rates with greater
recently established its academic block to offer Postgraduate share of renewable in the energy mix to reduce environmental
Diploma, Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and MS in Career footprint.
Counselling & Education. The interactive program is designed
for the individuals who are involved or wish to provide career The centres vision resides in setting up pilot plants to
advice, information and guidance in educational institutions demonstrate the feasibility of specific programs in the various
and other organizations. The centre also offers workshops, energy sectors. Thus, takes the lead in moving from research
seminars and lectures to augment the counselling process and development to demonstration; a step that is considered
apart from carrying out research on a variety of psychological vital for meaningful academia-industry collaboration. The
and educational issues. Center incorporates existing institutes to this core mission.

Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Rawalpindi


Biosciences (ASAB) Military College of Signals (MCS)

The School was initially established as Centre of Virology Since its inception, the Military College of Signals (MCS)
and Immunology in October 2007, to provide research and has matured into a premier college of NUST and a centre
teaching facilities in the field of Virology and Immunology. of professional excellence. MCS was established in 1947 as
Recently, it has been named after the eminent scientist, Dr School of Signals. In 1960, it was affiliated with Royal School of
Atta-ur-Rahman, who has very graciously accepted to be its Signals to fulfil the requirements of Pakistan Army in the field
patron and advisor. The School has dynamic programmes that of Telecommunication Engineering. In 1977, it was affiliated
will prepare students for pursuits in research and teaching with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore for
in various fields of applied biosciences and virology and award of Telecommunication degree, thereby gaining its
immunology. The faculty members have specialisations in elevation as Military College of Signals. In 1991, MCS became
Virology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Biochemistry, a constituent college of National University of Sciences and
Medicine, Neurology, Paediatrics, Rheumatology, Immunology Technology (NUST). The College also started undergraduate
and Oncology. and postgraduate programmes in Software Engineering
and postgraduate programme in Telecommunication and
Information Security. In 2001, the College introduced PhD
degrees in all its programmes.

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School of Social Sciences and Humanities Army Medical College (AM College)
About the University

(S3H)

The discipline of social sciences plays a vital role in The Army Medical College was established at Rawalpindi
understanding the function of society, studying individual in 1977 as a residential institution. The College was initially
behavior and evaluating social problems and their impact on affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for the
society. Taking cognizance of the significance of social sciences award of MBBS degree. The first batch of MBBS course
and humanities discipline, NUST has recently established the comprising 100 students graduated in 1981 and the college
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (S3H). Founded in was recognized by GMC-UK. It became a constituent College
2013, the history of the school can be traced back to 1999 of NUST in 1998. Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) course
when its seed began to germinate in form of establishment was started during the same year. The college has unique
of NUST Institute of Management Sciences (NIMS) which was distinction of imparting postgraduate training (MPhil/PhD and
renamed as NUST Business School (NBS) in 2008. Later, three FCPS) in basic medical sciences since 2001.
social sciences departments namely Department of Economics,
Department of Government and Public Policy, and Department AM College is a residential institution, housed in a beautiful
of Mass Communication were launched and initially housed campus. It has five hostels for male students and two hostels
under the umbrella of NUST Business School. These three for female students. It has well-equipped lecture halls,
departments together with Department of Behavioral Sciences laboratories, a spacious auditorium and seminar rooms. The
converged into the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in library is well-stocked with professional books. Clinical training
the year 2013. A brand new state-of-the-art building of S3H is is imparted to students at military hospitals and institutes
under construction which is expected to be ready by 2015. located nearby.

College of Electrical and Mechanical NUST Institute of Peace and Conflict


Engineering (C of E&ME) Studies (NIPCONS)

C of E&ME is situated along the Grand Trunk Road, at NIPCONS was established at the NUST Campus, Tamizuddin
Rawalpindi-Islamabad nexus. Fascinating locale and congenial Road, Rawalpindi Cantonment in December 2009, with the
environment are indeed the hallmarks of this institution. It primary mandate to plan / organize the system of education
enjoys the distinction of being the largest constituent college for Army cadets / Young Officers (YOs), compatible with
of NUST in terms of doctoral positions in the faculty, student the academic syllabus / standards of NUST and provide UG
enrolment, diversity of training programmes, research and degree of NUST to them (Bachelors of Military Art and Science
higher education, infrastructure and facilities. The College [BMAS]) on completion of specified syllabus / credit hours.
attained ISO-9001 certification in 1999; 9001-2000 in 2003 Additionally, the Institute is envisioned to grow as a center
and 9001-2008 in 2009. It has been earning distinctions and for excellence in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies.The
acknowledgement in quality assurance and PEC accreditation undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in International
evaluation. It offers a rich assortment of degree programmes Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies will be offered in the
ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate programmes in near future.
diverse disciplines, the main fields being Electrical, Mechanical,
Software, Computer and Mechatronics Engineering as well as
Engineering Management.

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Risalpur Karachi

About the University


Military College of Engineering (MCE) Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC)

The School of Military Engineering was established after the Offering comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate
end of World War-II in 1946 near Kirkee (Poona) in southern degrees in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering,
India. After the partition of the sub-continent and emergence Mechanical Engineering and Industrial & Manufacturing
of Pakistan, the School of Military Engineering was established Engineering, Pakistan Naval Engineering College (PNEC),
at Sialkot in April 1948. The institute was shifted from Sialkot Karachi has the distinction of being the first educational
to Risalpur in the year 1952 and developed into an engineering institution of the country to have obtained ISO-9001
institution. certification. The genesis of PNEC lies in the Officers Training
Section (OTS) established in 1962. It was affiliated with
Military College of Engineering is a premier college of NUST the University of Karachi and later with NED University of
that offers an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. It has Engineering and Technology in 1966 and 1977 respectively.
a rich legacy dating back to the post World War II era. Passing It joined the constellation of NUST constituent colleges in
several milestones, MCE was granted degree awarding status November 1995. Another milestone was achieved with the
through Presidential Ordinance of 1962. With the emergence introduction of its first MS and PhD programmes in 1998. The
of NUST, MCE entered the folds of the Universitys constituent College continues to diversify its programmes.
colleges in 1995. MCE was recertified as an ISO 9001-2000
institute after successfully meeting all quality standards in July
2008. MCE has the honour of producing 2885 BE graduates,
including 53 foreign students.

College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE)

Fact file
The Super Computer installed at NUST, the fastest GPU
(Graphics Processing Unit), is graded as one of the best
computing systems operating in any organisation/academic
institution in Pakistan. This supercomputer can perform
College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE) has a legacy which
parallel computation at a peak speed of 132 Teraflops i.e.
is as impressive as some of its aforementioned counterparts.
132 Trillion Operations per second. It is equipped with
Established in 1965, this premier College offers undergraduate
multi core processors and graphics co-processors with
degrees in Aerospace and Avionics Engineering. It also has
inter-processor communication speed of 40 Gbps.
the distinction of having qualified and experienced foreign
officers as its pioneering Principal and Heads of Departments,
offering the college a solid foundation. The College was
initially affiliated with the University of Karachi and later with
NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. In
December, 1994, the College became one of the constituent
colleges of NUST. In 1999, CAE achieved ISO 9000 certification
for Quality Management System of its academic programmes.

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Institutions and Programmes
NUST Business School
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (S3H)
School of Natural Sciences
School of Art, Design and Architecture
Centre for Counselling and Career Advisory (C3A)
NUST BUSINESS SCHOOL
Institutions & Programmes (NBS)

(NBS)

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NUST Business School

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Vision
To earn international acclaim by impacting business and society through an entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge creation.
Mission
Our mission is:
To develop individuals with independent thinking and intellectual capacity necessary to address modern-day business
challenges
To progress the practice of management through teaching and research
To promote an entrepreneurial spirit in a socially responsible manner
To generate relevant solutions through collaborative academic and industry linkages

NBS cordially welcomes all its students, and aims to meet their expectations by incorporating the industry requirements with
specific reference to the skill-set of graduates and their knowledge of the local context and dynamics of the industry in Pakistan.
We at NBS provide an arduous, challenging, yet productive academic environment. Established in 1999 as NIMS to meet the
increasing demand for skilled human capital in the field of management sciences, NBS has come a long way to be acknowledged
for its excellent reputation. After a decade of its inception, NBS has made its mark as one of the premier business schools both
in Pakistan, and South Asia. We believe in nurturing our students through inculcating in them the spirit of healthy competition,
comradeship and cooperation.

In the backdrop of challenging times both inside the country and the global world, NBS offers its students new-fangled and
sustainable education. The purpose is to equip the future business leaders with strong innovative skills through first-rate teaching
and ample exposure to industry based projects.

Why Choose NBS?


We understand the demands of the future driven economy and its reliance upon the skilled human capital. Therefore, inroads
have been carved to bring about the fusion between academia and industry. NBS stalwartly believes that a close interaction
between our students and the industry will create an accomplished individual that can emphatically lead the corporate world.
We are enhancing this liaison through joint field projects, research activities, workshops, seminars and lectures delivered by the
industry experts. Students internships at leading organizations are facilitated through the placement and career development
office at the school besides a similar set-up in the university.

NUST Business School offers comprehensive undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD programs. The campus of NBS houses
Departments of: 1) Management & Human Resource (HR), 2) Finance & Investment (F&I), and 3) International Business and
Marketing (IBM). The degree programs being currently offered at NBS include Bachelors in Business Administration; BS Accounting
& Finance; MBA; MBA Executive, MS in HRM and PhD in Business Administration. Moreover, NBS offers professional development
and Executive training courses and workshops.
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Since its inauguration, there has been a histrionic increase in our student intake which rose from the pioneering batch of 97
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in 1999 to 949 in 2014. Our existing student body and alumni, both are being relentlessly recognized for their participation in
national & international events. In the past five years, this has become a hallmark of the NBS student body. NBS provides its
students an opportunity to gain internationally recognized qualifications, allowing participants to broaden and develop their
skills in a strategic management perspective in reputed industrial, commercial and government organizations.

The competent and dedicated faculty can be credited with establishing and maintaining enviable standards of education and
research. Five of the members have PhD degrees, while the rest have Mphil, MBA and MPA degrees from leading national
and international universities. Furthermore, seven members of NBS faculty are in pursuit of their PhD degrees. The school
encourages the faculty and students to undertake research-oriented activities, such as producing research articles in refereed
journals.
Distinctive Features:
Industry responsive curricula
Adoption of more innovative and creative teaching methods
Expansion and improvement in the strength and quality of faculty
Collaborations with leading universities and business schools
Interaction with industrial and corporate sector through guest speakers, seminars, workshops and educational visits
Emphasis on analyzing and solving business problems through case studies; joint research projects of students and faculty
with the consulting companies.

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Faculty Profiles
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Dr Naukhez Sarwar
Principal and Dean NBS
PhD in HRM (Manchester Business School) UK
MBA (Asian Institute of Technology) Thailand
Dr. Naukhez Sarwar has a broad based and rich experience of teaching and
research both at international and domestic universities. He is currently
the Principal and Dean of NUST Business School and has been associated
with it for the last 15 years. Previously, he has headed the department of
Management & HR from 2002 till 2007. He was awarded a full scholarship
by the Norwegian Organization, NORAD to pursue MBA at AIT and was
also awarded the European Commission Scholarship for student exchange
Programme between European & Asian students to study at EAP Oxford.
He was also a member of the HEC Committee which introduced a uniform
curriculum for business education in Pakistan in 2005/2006. He has
actively been involved in training and consultation in his areas of expertise
which include Strategic Human Resource Management, International
and Comparative Human Resource Management and Organizational
Development. field of Economics awarded by the Economic Cooperation
Organization.

Syed Haroon Rashid


HoD Finance & Investments
Masters in Economics (Kansas State University) USA
Masters in Business Administration (Eastern New Mexico University) USA
Syed Haroon Rashid is Head of Department of Finance & Investment. He has over twenty five years
of experience in corporate finance and strategic management. He has served as an advisor to the
Investment Corporation of Pakistan, the first closed-end mutual fund in Pakistan. He was a part of a
senior management team formed by Asian Development Bank for the restructuring of the
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd. He served as Head, Restructuring (Project Loans) as well as Head, Project
Implementation Unit of the Asian Development Bank. He is also a Certified Director by Pakistan
Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG). He is a training consultant with the National Institute
of Banking and Finance (State Bank of Pakistan). He serves as a director on the boards of various
companies such as Bata Pakistan Ltd, Gandhara Nissan Ltd and Baluchistan Wheels Ltd.

Dr. Asfia Obaid


HoD Management & Human Resource
PhD in HRM (Manchester Business School) UK
Dr. Asfia Obaid is Head of the Management and HR Department at the NUST Business School. She
has been a part of the NBS teaching fraternity since the schools inception and has over 14 years
of rich teaching experience at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. She has supervised
over 60 industry based projects and theses of graduating students who are at present employed
in well reputed multi-national and domestic organizations. Her areas of research interest include
compensation, performance management, change management and strategic human resource
management.

Abid R. Khawaja
HoD International Business & Marketing
MS in Marketing (New Jersey Institute of Technology) USA
Abid R. Khawaja is an Assistant Professor at NUST Business School (NBS). He also heads the
Centre for Executive Development at NBS looking after the executive education. He has over a
decade of work experience in academia. Prior to joining academics full time, he was involved with
the health-care industry. He has a special interest in areas of product management, innovation
adoption in the third world, and services and relationship marketing. Abid holds an undergraduate
degree in computer science and a MS in marketing from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
Abid is also the expert in Harvard case teaching method at NBS.
Football Ground opposite NBS
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Dr Salim Batla Dr Imtiaz Badshah
PhD (INSEAD Cedex) France PhD (University of Nordland, UIN)
LMM (Banking and Financial Laws) Norway
University of London. Discipline: Finance & Investment
Discipline: Finance & Investment Specialisation: Financial Accounting;
Specialisation: Banking & Financial Laws Managerial Accounting

Dr M. Zeeshan Qader Dr Amira Khattak


PhD Marketing (IAE, Aix Graduate School PhD (Univesity of Auckland) New
of Management) France Zealand
MBA C&I (IAE) France MSc Management (University of Hull) UK
MS GM (IAE) France Discipline: Intl Business and Marketing
Discipline: Marketing Specialisation: global strategy, Global
Specialisation: Globalization, Advertising, Value Chains, Apparel industry, South
Consumer Behaviour Asia.

Dr Ateeq ur Rehman Irshad Dr Hilal Anwar Butt


PhD (International Islamic University) PhD (Hanken School of Economics)
Pakistan Finland
Discipline: Humanities Discipline: Finance and Investments
Specialisation: Econometrics and Business Specialisation: Liquidity and Asset Prices
Statistics in Small-sized developed markets

Dr Zainab Riaz Engr. Nadia Zaheer Khan


Post Doc from Columbia (in Progress) PhD (NUST-in progress) Pakistan
USA Discipline: Operations and Technology
PhD (University of Loughborough) UK Management
Discipline: IT Specialisation: Quantitative Analysis,
Specialisation: Construction Management Problem Solving and Decision Making,
(On leave) TQM, Project Management

Ms Fatima Zaheer Nasir


MA (Middlesex University) UK Ms Sadia Irfan
Discipline: Marketing Management PhD (Leicester University in Progress) UK
Specialisation: Branding and MS (University of Sheffield) UK
Communication, Innovation and New Discipline: Finance
Product Development Specialisation: Accounting and Finance

Engr. Muhammad Kamran Khalid


PhD (NUST-in progress) Pakistan Dr Faisal Asghar Imam
MS (Golden Gate University) USA MBA (Middlesex University) UK
Black Belt Six Sigma Discipline: Human Resource
Discipline: Operations & PM Management
Specialisation: MIS, ERP/CRM, Enterprise Specialisation: Organisational Behaviour
Networks and PM.

Ms Zunaira Saqib
Ms Kishwar Sameen Gulzar PhD (Leicester University in Progress) UK
MPhil (Cambridge University) UK MA HRD (Lancaster University) UK
Discipline: HRM, Strategic Management Discipline: HRM
Specialisation: Strategy and Organisation Specialisation: Management &
Leadership Development, Non-profit
sector

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Ms Sana Ahmed
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MSc Research (London School of Eco and


Ms Ayesha Pervaiz
Political Sceinces) UK
MBA/MPA (Quaid-i-Azam University)
MPA (Quaid-e-Azam University, Gold
Pakistan
Medalist) Pakistan
Discipline: Public Administration
Discipline: HRM and Public Admin
Specialisation: Marketing/Finance
Specialisation: Organisational Behavior,
Organisational Change

Ms Afshan Hanif
Mr Tariq Abbasi
MS Leadership Studies (Marshall
MS Fin Engg (Twente University)
University) USA
Netherlands
MA Eng lit (Punjab University) Pakistan
Discipline: Finance & Investments
Discipline: Prog Planning/Evalualation &
Specialisation: Financial Engineering,
American Literature
Quantitative Finance
Specialisation: Training and Development.

Ms Maria Khan Mr Asad Amjad


MSc HRM (Manchester Business School) MBA (University of Sheffield) UK
UK Discipline: Business Administration
Discipline: HRM Specialisation: General Management/
Specialisation: Intl HRM and Management Finance/IT

Mr Majid Matloob
Mr Bilal Chohan MBA (Warwick Business School) UK
MSc Marketing Management (University
MS Op Res (Warwick Business School) UK
of Surrey) UK
Discipline: Human Resource Management
Discipline: Intl Business and Marketing
Specialisation: Multi-Criteria Decision
Specialisation: Marketing Management
Analysis (MCDA), Data Envelopment
Analysis

Ms Fariha Wajid
ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants
of Pakistan) Pakistan Mr Saad Khan Al-Marwat
MCom (Punjab University) Pakistan MBA Fin (Cass Business School) UK
Discipline: Finance Discipline: Finance & Investment
Specialisation: Corporate Accounting, Specialisation: FInance, Private Equity,
Taxation and Auditing. Venture Capital, Islamic Finance

Mr Faqir Taj
Mr Atique Mirza MBA (Macquarie University) Australia
MSc Finance (University of Reading) UK MS IT (Macquarie University) Australia
MBA Accounting (Sam Houston State MS Computer Sciences (Gomal
University) USA University) Pakistan
Discipline: Finance Discipline: IT & Business Management
Specialisation: Investment Consultant, Specialisation: Info Systems, Technology
Capital Markets, Regulation & Compliance Mgt

Mr Omar Aziz Engr. Rabeel Khan


MBA (University of Michigan) USA MS Marketing Research (Michigan State
Discipline: Finance & Investments University) USA
Specialisation: International Business, Discipline: Intl Business and Marketing
Quantitative Finance Specialisation: Marketing Research
(On leave)

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Mr Umar Ahmed

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PhD (Victoria Univesity NZ in Progress) Ms Sabina Asim
MBA (Thunderbird School of Global MBA (NUST) Pakistan
Management) USA, Fulbright Scholar Discipline: Finance
Discipline: Business Administration Specialisation: Finance and Investment
Specialisation: Global Business (On Leave)
(On leave)

Mr Muhammad Shariq
Mr Fazli Azim PhD (in Progress from Malaysia)
PhD (in Progress from Malaysia) MBA (John Moores University) UK
MS (Manchester University) UK Discipline: Finance
Discipline: Finance Specialisation: International Banking and
Specialisation: Accounting and Finance Finance
(On leave) (On leave)

Course Project: Arrange a winter festival Student Organized International Event: NUST Intl Model UN

Time Lapse of NUST

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Academic Programmes
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NBS offers Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance (BS A&F) at
undergraduate level. At postgraduate level, the School offers Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Masters of
Business Administration (EMBA), Masters of Science in Human Resource Management (MS HRM) and a Doctoral programme
for business graduates. Within Business Management, we offer various electives from different streams, such as Finance
and Investments, International Business and Marketing and Human Resource Management. Our BBA and MBA programs are
accredated by NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (NBEAC), Pakistan.

The School is currently working to meet growing industry needs in areas such as Supply Chain Management, Operations and
Technology Management, Management Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Marketing. We offer the
following undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:
General Electric (GE) USA, President
Undergraduate (UG) Programmes and CEO, Delivers a Workshop at NBS
1. BBA with Elective Streams in: for NBS Graduates Job Prospects at GE
Finance & Investments
General Electric or GE is an American multinational
International Business & Marketing conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady,
General Management New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut in
Human Resource Management the United States. The company operates through four
Operations and Technology Management divisions: Energy [2013 inactive], Technology Infrastructure,
Capital Finance and Consumer and Industrial. In 2011, GE
2. BS Accounting and Finance ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 26th-largest firm
in the U.S. by gross revenue, as well as the 14th most
Postgraduate (PG) Programmes profitable. However, the company is listed the fourth-
largest in the world among the Forbes Global 2000. GE
3. MBA with Elective Streams in: Team including CEO and President, John G. Rice delivered
Finance & Investments a workshop regarding its operations and future plans and
International Business & Marketing how NBS graduates can fit into those for mutual benefits.
General Management
Human Resource Management
Operations and Technology Management

4. Executive MBA with Elective Streams in:


Finance & Investments
International Business & Marketing
Management & Human Resource

5. MS Human Resource Management


6. PhD in Business Administration with Specializations in:
Business Finance
Management
Marketing

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Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA)

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Mission
To prepare professionals with requisite business skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and social conscience to fulfill the needs of the
industry and community

Objectives
The objectives of the BBA programme are to inculcate in students:
A baccalaureate-level knowledge of business administration
Understanding of the macroeconomic environment, of state of industries and of the functional areas of different types of
organizations
The ability to identify, formulate, and solve business problems using appropriate methodologies and tools (quantitative as
well as qualitative)
The ability to communicate and perform effectively in teams
An appreciation of professional and ethical responsibilities.
Programme Description
The BBA programme at NBS is structured to equip future managers with the basic tools and techniques of business management.
The main features of the BBA curriculum include greater exposure of students to courses in the areas of humanities and social
sciences (which is in line with the global trends at the undergrad level), enhanced flexibility in the choice of courses and a wide
pool of business electives. Moreover, new core courses have been introduced to familiarise students with the role of technology
in business & society, that equips students with an enhanced skill-set for better decision making and analysis.

Unique Features
The BBA programme is exclusive in its own right. It is focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of the coursework and
offers invaluable learning opportunities through class projects, field assignments and strong linkages with various organisations.
NBS incorporates constant updates in the curriculum in light of growing needs of the industry. Students are required to
undergo an internship of 6 to 8 weeks in the final year. We strive to broaden the intellect and knowledge base of students by
exposing them to diverse subjects. Thus, students can pick any business elective from multiple business elective streams that
include Finance & Investments, International Business & Marketing, General Management, Human Resource Management
and Operations & Technology Management. At least 02 courses are offered from each area making the total pool of business
electives at least 8-10 in number from which every student has to select 02 courses every semester.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code:700


Year-1
Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
HU-113 Academic & Technical Writing 3 FIN-100 Principles of Accounting 3
CS-103 IT for Business 2 ECO-112 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
ECO-102 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 STAT-102 Business Statistics-I 3
MATH-102 Business Maths 3 MGT-163 Business Communication 3
Humanities Elective-I 3 MGT-111 Technology in Business 2
HU-101 Islamic Studies 2
Total 14 Total 16

Year-2
Semester III Semester IV
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
FIN-202 Intermediate Accounting 3 FIN-201 Managerial Accounting 3
STAT-202 Business Statistics-II 3 HRM-241 Organization Behavior 3
MKT-101 Principles of Marketing 3 MKT-222 Strategic Marketing 3
Introduction to Operations
MGT-121 Introduction to Management 3 OTM-252 3
Research
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Humanitites Elective-II 3 Humanities Elective-IV 3
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Humanities Elective-III 3 Humanities Elective-V 3


Total 18 Total 18
Year-3
Semester V Semester VI
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
FIN-311 Principles of Financial Management 3 FIN-312 Corporate Finance 3
HRM-341 Organizational Theory & Design 3 HRM-342 Human Resource Management 3
Quantitative & Qualitative
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2 MGT-321 3
Research Methods
International Business
ECO-325 Introduction to Econometrics 3 MKT-324 3
Management
MKT-323 Services Marketing 3 OTM-352 Operations Management 3
Humanities Elective-VI 3 Humanities Elective-VII 3
Total 17 Total 18
Year-4
Semester VII Semester VIII
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
CS-443 E.Commerce 3 MGT-470 Strategic Management 3
MGT-272 Entrepreneurship 3 LAW-405 Corportate Law 3
OTM-452 Supply Chain Management 3 MGT-403 Business Ethics & CSR 3
MGT-402 Industry Analysis 2 Business Elective-III 3
Business Elective-I 3 Business Elective-IV 3
Business Elective-II 3 MGT-499 Final Year Project 3
Total 17 Total 18

Elective IB & Marketing Elective Mgt & HR


MKT-427 Global Marketing 3 HRM-411 Human Resource Development 3
MKT-435 Export Marketing 3 HRM-412 Workforce Diversity 3
Workforce Planning &
MKT-434 Direct Marketing 3 HRM-413 3
Management
MKT-426 Advertising and Promotion 3 HRM-414 Employee Relations 3
MKT-433 Public Relations and Media Marketing 3 HRM-415 HRM in the Asian Context 3
MKT-436 Local Marketing Strategies 3 HRM-416 Advanced Topics in HRM 3
MKT-430 Competitive Intelligence Marketing 3 OTM-454 Project Management 3
Design & Anaylsis of Production
MKT-437 Marketing Across Cultures 3 OTM-453 3
Systems
MKT-438 New Product Development and Design 3 MGT-404 Leadership Theories & Practices 3
MKT-439 Marketing on the Internet 3 CS-421 Database Management Systems 3
Elective Finance & Investment Elective Humanities
Fundamentals of Financial Institutions
FIN-401 3 HU-104 English Literature 3
& Markets
FIN-409 Analysis of Financial Statements 3 HU-112 Industrial Psychology 3
FIN-402 Islamic Finance 3 HU-115 Principles of Sociology 3
FIN-403 Introducation to Bank Management 3 HU-116 Anthropology 3
Principles of Investments & Portfolio
FIN-404 3 HU-208 International Relations 3
Management
FIN-405 Principles of Risk Management 3 HU-213 History 3
FIN-414 Ethics, Risk and Corporate Governance 3 HU-215 Critical Reasoning 3
FIN-415 Valuation concepts 3 HU-216 Business & Society 3
HU-219 Philosophy 3
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BS in Accounting and Finance (BS A&F)

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Programme Description
The BS in Accounting and Finance degree is a four year degree program offered at NBS to prepare students for a challenging
and rewarding career in either the public or the private financial sector. Accounting and Finance are essential functions of all
major organizations today. This program will provide a sound foundation to be successful in the rapidly evolving, global business
and financial environment. In addition to the regular entry requirements to NBS programs, candidates must have studied
mathematics at the intermediate/ equivalent level. Launched in Fall, 2013 BS Accounting & Finance has become a hallmark for its
celebrated courses in accounting & finance.

Unique Features
The course work prepares students to pursue further certifications from well known professional local/ international
organizations.

CIMA (UK) - ACCA (UK) - ICAP (PK) Partnerships


The vision of this program is to have multilateral collaborations with several
local and international accounting and finance bodies, so that our graduates can
opt for a professional certification of their choice e.g. CIMA, ACCA and ICAP. NUST Business School (NBS) signed a Memorandum
of Agreement (MoA) with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom, the largest professional
body of management professionals in the world having over 200,000 members and students across the globe. The graduates of
BS Accounting and Finance at NBS get an exemption of 9 out of 14 papers (Exempted Subject Codes: C01-C05, E1, F1, P1 and E2)
of CIMA professional qualification. In addition, CIMA would award a NUST-CIMA gold medal to the graduates of this program. For
more information please go to www.CIMAGolbal.com.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) based in UK is the global body for
professional accountants from more than 170 countries. It offers professional accounting
certifications and diplomas. NBS BS A&F students will get 9 out of 14 paper exemptions
(Exempted Subject Codes: F1-F9) for ACCA qualified accountant. For more information please visit: www.ACCAGlobal.com.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) is the sole body in the country to regulate
accounting profession. The institute conducts examinations of chartered accountancy and awards
its membership to successful candidates. Both ICAP and NBS have entered into an Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) due to which students of BS-ACF shall be exempted from 8 papers of ICAP i.e. AFC
1 - 4 and CAF 1 - 4.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code:704


Year-1
Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2 HU-101 Islamic Studies 2
CS-103 Information Technology for Business 3 MGT-120 Organizational Behaviour 2
HU-104 English Literature 3 MGT-162 Business Communication 2
Fundamentals of Management
ACC-111 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3 ACC-112 3
Accounting
Fundamentals of Business
MATH-114 3 ECO-213 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
Mathematics
MGT-112 Introduction to Business 3 STAT-101 Statistics - I 3
LAW-121 or Business Law (UK) or
Total 17 15
LAW 405 Corporate Law (PK)
Total 18

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Year-2
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Semester III Semester IV


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Intermediate Management
ACC-221 Intermediate Financial Accounting 3 ACC-222 3
Accounting
ECO-216 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 ECO-215 Fundamentals of Econometrics 3
FIN-221 / Taxation (UK) or
MKT-201 Fundamentals of Marketing 3 3
FIN-421 Corporation Tax (Pakistan)
Fundamentals of Financial
FIN-223 3 ACC-223 Audit & Assurance 3
Management
STAT-221 Statistics-II 3 MGT-222 Business Management 3
Introduction to Operations
MGT-213 3 HU-217 History 2
Management
Total 18 Total 17
Year-3
Semester V Semester VI
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Advanced Performance
MGT-320 Enterprise Mangement 3 ACC-325 3
Management - I
Investment and Portfolio
ACC-344 Corporate Reporting 3 FIN-341 3
Management
Derivatives (Options, Swaps and
FIN-340 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 FIN-342 3
Futures)
ECO-320 Applied Time Series Finance 3 FIN-328 International Business 3
Ethics, Risk & Corporate
FIN-325 Alternative Investments - Valuation 3 FIN-327 3
Governance
FIN-326 Equity Asset Valuation 3 FIN-329 Behavioral Finance 3
Total 18 Total 17
Year-4
Semester VII Semester VIII
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
FIN-455 Financial Strategy 3 FIN-499 Research Project 6
FIN-456 Financial Modelling 3 FIN-422 Mergers and Acqusitions 3
ECO-490 Research Methodology 3 FIN-413 Financial Risk Management 3
Elective Courses FIN-423 Entrepreneurial Finance 3

Electives Electives
FIN-214 Islamic Banking and Finance 3 ACC-443 Advanced Auditing and Assurance 3
Advanced Performance Management-
ACC-442 3 FIN-453 Performance Strategy 3
II
FIN-451 Advanced Financial Management 3 FIN-454 Enterprise Strategy 3

FIN-452 Advanced Taxation 3


A

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Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Mission
The MBA program will prepare knowledgeable, entrepreneurial, expedient, conscientious and consummate professionals who
will lead, innovate, inspire, advance and serve organizations, industries and society.

Objectives
The objectives of the MBA programme are:
Academic Rigor and Relevance: Graduates of the MBA program will be presented with a rigorous and integrated set of
learning opportunities in order to master the knowledge and skill necessary for effectively participating in and managing
modern organizations.
Research and Entrepreneurial Spirit: Gradates of the MBA program will be inculcated with a spirit of curiosity and
inquisitiveness enabling them to forefront progress in research and entrepreneurship.
Managerial and Business Application: Graduates of the MBA program will be encouraged to apply their learning to the
multilevel and intricate sphere of micro and macro business environments in order to ensure pragmatism and expediency in
corporate decision making.
Societal and Ethical Relevance: Graduates of the MBA program will be able to identify and evaluate the ethical and societal
implications of doing business as an organization.

Programme Description
The MBA programme at NBS has been structured to equip future managers with the advanced tools and techniques of business
management. The main features of our MBA (comprising of 66 Credit Hours as per HEC requirement) include greater and in
depth exposure of students to the industrial world, which is inline with the global trends. We offer an enhanced flexibility and
choice for students in selecting their business elective courses from a wide pool of business electives from multiple streams
such as: Finance & Investments, International Business & Marketing, General Management, Human Resource Management and
Operations & Technology Management. Moreover, our curriculum familiarises students with the role of technology in business
and society and equips them with an enhanced skill-set for better decision making and analysis.
Unique Features and Programme Requirements
To develop and groom the students for entering into the indutrial world, NBS runs workshops/clinics in life skills, employability
techniques, ethics, stress management, character building etc. In addition, students have to carry out a group business project
on real industry problems/issues or challenges. Harvards case teaching method is adopted in all courses taught at the MBA level.
Preference for admission will be given to candidates with a 1-2 years of work experience, which is the international norm. It is
important to note here that candidates must have done at least 03 credit hours of accounting courses at the bachelors level,
failing which they will have to take an additional non-credit accounting course that they are required to pass in the first semester.
Associated Careers
NUST MBA ranks among the top postgraduate programmes in the country. After graduation, students are able to pursue their
career goals at well-renowned companies. NUST has a strong alumni network and placement office that helps MBA graduates in
securing employment. NBS offers MBA in some of the most in-demand elective courses from specialisations such as Marketing,
Finance and Human Resource Managment.

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Scheme of Studies Programme Code:750
Institutions & Programmes (NBS)

Year-1
Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Leadership & Organizational
MATH-500 Data Analysis & Interpretation 3 HRM-535 3
Behavior
ECO-525 Global & Managerial Economy 3 HRM-542 Human Resource Management 3
MKT-535 Marketing Management 3 OTM-521 Operations Management 3
MGT-535 Management & Organizations 3 FIN-561 Corporate Finance 3
CS-611 Management Information Systems 3 FIN-562 Managerial Accounting 3

Total 15 Total 15

Year-2
Semester III Semester IV
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Negotiation and Conflict
MGT-615 Strategic Entrepreneurship 3 HRM-616 3
Management
MKT-615 Applied Marketing Strategy 3 MGT-616 Corporate Law & Governance 3
OTM-615 Operations Research 3 MGT-617 Strategy 3
Elective- I 3 Elective- I 3
Elective- II 3 Elective- II 3
Total 15 Total 15

Electives in IB & Marketing Electives in Mgt & HR


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
International Human Resource
MKT-651 Consumer Behavior 3 HRM-773 3
Management
Seminar in Human Resource
MKT-708 Strategic Brand Management 3 HRM-774 3
Management
MKT-742 Product Management 3 HRM-776 Performance Management Systems 3
MKT-743 Advertising Management 3 HRM-777 Cross Cultural Management 3
MKT-744 Retail Management 3 HRM-737 Compensation & Benefits 3
MKT-741 Integrated Marketing Communication 3 HRM-781 Employee Training & Development 3
Strategic Human Resource
MKT-748 Business to Business Marketing 3 HRM-782 3
Management
MKT-745 Selling and Sales Force Management 3 HRM-783 Labour Relations Management 3
MKT-746 Pricing Strategy 2 HRM-784 Change Management 3
MKT-751 Seminar in Marketing 3 HRM-738 Strategic Leadership 3
MKT-747 Digital Marketing Strategy 3 HRM-739 Recruitment & Selection 3
MKT-749 Social Marketing 2 MGT-738 Innovation Management 3
MKT-750 Business at the Base of the Pyramid 2 MGT-739 Hospital Management 3
International Business and Global
MKT-752 3 OTM-738 Supply Chain Strategy 3
Strategy
MKT-753 International Marketing 3 OTM-739 Global Logistics and Transportation 3
Local Marketing Challenges in
MKT-754 2 OTM-740 Vendor & Procurement Management 3
Pakistan
MKT-755 Channel Management 2 CS-738 Business Intelligence 3
CS-739 Information Systems Auditing 3
CS-740 Business Process Redesign 3
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Electives in Finance & Investment

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Investment Analysis & Portfolio Financial Institutions and Capital
FIN-702 3 FIN-741 3
Management Markets
FIN-703 Seminar in Finance 3 FIN-742 Commercial Bank Management 3
FIN-708 International Financial Management 3 FIN-743 Valuation 3
FIN-709 Financial Risk Management 3 FIN-744 Advanced Corporate Finance 3
FIN-716 Corporate Governance 3 FIN-745 Taxation 3
FIN-719 Micro Finance 3 FIN-746 Enterprise Risk Management 3
Islamic Economics, Contracts &
FIN-739 Mergers and Acquisitions 3 FIN-747 3
Finance
FIN-740 Behavioral Finance 3 FIN-748 Corporate Reporting 3

2014

FACT FILE: NBS & CIMA, UK, Sign Agreement for BS (Acc & Fin), July 2013
NUST Business School (NBS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)
with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United
Kingdom, the largest professional body of management professionals in the
world having over 200,000 members and students across the globe. This
MoA is first of its kind in Pakistan by which the graduates of BS Accounting
and Finance at NBS would get an exemption of 9 out of 14 papers of CIMA
professional qualification. In addition, CIMA would award a NUST-CIMA
gold medal to the best performing graduate of BS Accounting and Finance
program and would also help the graduates in their job search in local and
foreign markets.
Dr. Noel Tagoe, the Executive Director of CIMA education said that he
was impressed with the kind of infrastructure that NUST has, which is
comparable to any top class university in the world. It is an historic event
for NBS as it brings relevance to our business education, connecting it with
professional bodies like CIMA, ACCA and the industrial world.

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MS in Human Resource Management (MS HRM)
Institutions & Programmes (NBS)

Programme Description
The MS HRM programme is spread over a duration of 18 months and three semesters, which is an attractive feature especially for
returning students from the industry who would prefer completing the studies in 03 semesters. The programme comprises of a
total of 36 credit hours out of which 27-30 credit hours comprise of course work. The curriculum is divided into core courses (04)
and elective courses (05-06) with each course being of three credit hours. Students completing the course work successfully will
have to write a thesis in the final semester that will be equivalent to two courses of 03-credit hours each.

Unique Features
The MS HRM programme offers two different routes to the enrolled students. A 03 credit hour industry practicum which is a
unique component of the MS HRM program at NBS will be optional for students. Those who prefer to enter the industry as HR
professionals can benefit from this component while the students who chose to pursue a career in research or academics may
choose to undertake an elective course instead. The MS HRM degree is a broad-based programme that offers both functional
level (e.g. performance management and recruitment and selection) and broader-thematic level (strategic / international HRM
and Seminar in HRM) courses. The aim is to cultivate both breadth and depth in the knowledge base of the students. The
broader-thematic courses will enhance the prospects of our prospective graduates to seek jobs in the international market
and the functional level courses will appeal to the returning who are currently performing specialist jobs in HR functions of
organizations but do not possess the relevant qualifications.

Associated Careers
Graduates with an MS HRM degree will, as HR specialists, be able to effectively propose and implement home-grown solutions to the HR
problems of our domestic industry. They will be able to attract a host of jobs in the industry including management, advisory and specialist
level positions. These include but are not limited to managing core HR functions such as staffing, T&D, designing and managing pay
structures, understating industrial relations through labour laws, personnel administration and career development specialists. In addition,
the breadth of courses offered, the industry practicum and exposure to latest international research in the area will adequately prepare
them to compete in the international labour market.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code:772


Year-1
Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
MGT-817 Research Methods* 3 HRM-804 International and Strategic HRM* 3
HRM-801 HRM Strategy and Practice* 3 Elective-I 3
HRM-802 People and Organizations* 3 Elective-II 3
Employment Relations and
HRM-803 3 Elective- III 3
Employment Law in Pakistan*
Total 12 Total 12

Year-2
Semester III Elective Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Advanced / Emerging Issues in
Elective IV 3 HRM-810 3
HRM
Elective V / optional** 3 HRM-811 Reward Management 3
Performance Management
MS Thesis 6 HRM-812 3
Systems
Total 12 HRM-813 Management of Diversity 3
Organizational Learning and
(*) are core courses that are mandatory HRM-814 3
Knowledge Management
HRM-815 Recruitment and Selection 3
**indicates that this course will be taken by students who HRM-816 Leadership 3
choose not to undertake the industry practicum, subject to Multinationals and Comparative
HRM-817 3
number of students enrolled. Employment Systems
HRM-818 Change Management 3
Organizational Development and
HRM-819 3
Employee Training

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Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Centre for Executive Development for EMBA
The Centre for Executive Development is dedicated to transforming business executives into world class leaders. The executive
development programmes include Executive MBA and professional certificates in various disciplines related to business
management.

Three Building Blocks of Executive Education


Leadership development is our ultimate objective. We believe that organisational success is determined by an individuals ability
to positively influence others and this philosophy is at the heart of our entire executive education programme.

Teamwork is working together, even when apart. We focus on teaching how to harness individual ambition, expertise and energy
to create, lead and become a part of dynamic teams.

Creative Thinking is a vital skill in todays atmosphere of changing economic patterns, competitive marketplace,
uncertainty and conflicting opinions. We support and build the capacity of our students to think creatively in the midst of
balancing acceptable risks and organisational priorities.

Learn at your own pace


Our EMBA programme is designed to offer flexible learning to busy professionals and entrepreneurs and suited to their personal
and professional commitments. Classes take place during week day evenings. Students have the flexibility in terms of selection
of courses to the extent that they can pick any number of courses per semester within the range of 2 and 4. They may also freeze
their semesters often in order to meet their professional commitments so long as they complete their whole EMBA programme
within between 2 to 5 years.

EMBA Programme Description


The EMBA programme is designed for middle to senior level working professionals who are ready to take the next step in their
careers. The EMBA programme is more than an opportunity to gain or improve a particular skill. It helps evolve your experience
into an expertise that propels you to the next level in your career and within your organisation.

The candidates must possess 14 years of prior education and minimum work experience of 04 years. Teaching methodology is
based on class lectures, case studies, assignments and individual or group projects. The rigorous curriculum at NBS is designed
specifically for experienced executives. It focuses into the complex business issues faced by seasoned managers. The Executive
MBA programme facilitates team-based learning by having students take all of their classes with a cohort of peers from diverse
backgrounds, functions and industries. They are assigned projects from which they will benefit from the collective work
experience of their classmates and are able to immediately apply their classroom learning at their workplaces.

Class Timings
The classes are held on weekday evenings to facilitate working professionals.

Faculty
Our faculty members are not only well-versed in modern management techniques and strategic thinking, but they also excel in
transferring their skills and experiences into their teaching methodologies. The faculty undertakes consulting assignments with
reputed corporate organisations, thereby forging industry linkages and enriching their experience for the benefit of NUST and
its students. We have more than 30 full-time teaching staff supplemented by visiting faculty; guest lecturers, and meticulously
chosen specialists drawn right from the heart of the industry to share their experiences of the latest industry challenges and
dynamics.

Curriculum
Theories and concepts help solve real world problems only when they are illustrated by practical corporate world insights.
The EMBA curriculum is designed around this idea and provides you with the rigour and relevance you need to become a top
performer in your organisation. The curriculum is based upon the above three strategic components i.e. Leadership, Teamwork
and Creative Thinking of executive education.
Fact File: 35 Students from the BBA batches Got Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified after Taking the Spring Course of
Intro to Quality and Productivity in Spring 2013 and 2014 Taught by Engr. Nadia Zaheer Khan
This is very encouraging as it will increase NUST BBA programs worth in the job market. GEM International
certified the students. GEM International has clients like General Electric, UN, Ericsson, Etisalat, Petronas,
Telenor and Mobilink just to name a few. Total 35 students who are in their 3rd year of BBA, from NBS, have
appeared for this exam. The success rate has been 96%. The exam was held in Sept 2013. They raised the
exams average passing grade to 70%. The topper is a female with 97% correct answers. NBS looks forward to certify more
students in 2015. GEM International was really impressed with the quality of NBS BBA Students.

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Scheme of Studies Programme Code:751
Institutions & Programmes (NBS)

Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Contemporary Management Financial Management (Pre-Req:
MGT-506A 3 FIN-563 3
Principles and Practices FIN-503A)
Quantitative Analysis for Decision Management Accounting (Pre-Req:
MGT-502A 3 FIN-713A 3
Making FIN-503A)
Marketing Theories & Practices
FIN-503A Business Accounting 3 MKT-551 3
(Pre-Req: MGT-506A)
Corporate Law & Business Legal
ECO-505A Business Economics 3 MGT-514 A 3
Environment
Human Resource Management
HRM-604 3 MS-861 Management Information System 3
(Pre-Req: MGT-506A)
Customer Relationship Strategic Management (Pre-Req:
MKT-551 3 MGT-701A 3
Management (Pre-Req: MKT-506A) FIN-563,MKT-551,HRM-604)
Change Management &
HRM-784A Organizational Re-configuration 3 FIN-716 Corporate Governance 3
(Pre-Req: HRM-604)
Elective Course 3 Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3 Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3 Elective Course 3
Total Core Courses Credit Hours 42 EBP-799 (A) Business Project I 3
Grand Total Credit Hours 66 EBP-799 (B) Business Project II 3
Note: The A symbolizes advanced level course of the same code genre.

Core Courses (42 credit hours)


Students have to take 42 credit hour core courses, which are: Contemporary Management Principles & Practices, Change
Management & Organisational Reconfiguration, Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making, Customer Relationship Management,
Business Accounting, Strategic Management, Business Economics, Corporate Governance, Human Resource Management,
Marketing Theories & Practices, Financial Management, Corporate Law & Business Environment, Management Accounting and
Management Information System.
Electives (18 credit hours)
Apart from core courses, students have to take 18 credit hours worth of elective courses from a wide pool of courses in multiple
streams of Business Management, Human Resource, International Business, Marketing, Investments and Finance.
Business Projects I & II (3+3 credit hours)
The business project has been broken down into two. Students are allowed to undertake two business projects (each worth 3
Cr hrs). First one can be completed after completion of 21 Cr hrs of course work. Whereas, the second one can be completed
after 42 credit hours of course work and successful completion of first business project. In addition, EMBA students may choose
to take a guided foreign educational visit in lieu of one of their two business projects. The visit includes a tour to a partnering
university abroad and meetings with notable industry partners in that country. The students complete a reflection assignment
during the foreign visit, which is equivalent to 3 credit hours of project work.

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PhD in Business Administration

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Programme Description
NBS offers a course-based PhD programme in Business Administration to meet the challenges of the business world as well as
the growing demand for well-qualified and research-oriented teaching faculty in Pakistan. NBS provides affordable high-quality
research opportunities of international standards in Pakistan. It is amongst the leading pioneers to launch PhD programme
in Business Administration. This programme has been carefully designed in response to traditional and emerging trends and
to meet the growing market demand for various specialist areas in business administration. Most of the PhD faculty is either
qualified from reputed international universities or have worked abroad as research fellows. Currently, NBS has three PhD faculty
members in Human Resource Management, two in Finance and one each in Information Systems. Moreover, three of the faculty
members have gone abroad for PhD studies.

Structure of the Programme


The minimum course work required will be 18 credits of 800/900 level courses of equivalent. These 18 credit hours will be in
addition to the pre-requisites specified by the PEAC of the institution. The PhD students undertake three compulsory courses
(9 credits) and three specialization courses (9 credits) from their chosen specialisation areas. After successful completion of
coursework, students must pass the two comprehensive examinations consisting of the themes/topics related to the core/
compulsory courses and specialisation courses. Students can then move on to work on their PhD dissertations worth 30 credit
hours.

Migration shall not be allowed in the PhD Program. Any student joining the PhD Program shall complete all the requisite courses
in line with NUST/HEC policy. Minimum cumulative GPA required will be 3.5 out of 4.0 in the 18 credit hours to be counted
towards PhD.

NBS offers a limited number of scholarships to a few PhD students, selected purely on merit. In addition, students are strongly
encouraged and facilitated not only to apply for foreign scholarships but also to go abroad for a minimum period of six months to
gain research experience in technologically advanced countries.

Publications
A student must have a minimum of two research papers that should have been published or read at conferences of international
repute (of which at least one paper must be published in an HEC-approved journal) prior to the PhD defence. Only those
publications related to the research work shall be counted in which the students name is that of the 1st or 2nd author, provided
the first author is his/her own supervisor.

Current Research
Currently enrolled PhD Scholars at NBS are working on the following research topics:
Motives and Implications of Corporate Cash Holdings: Evidence from Pakistan
Impact of trans-border liquidity shocks: Case of a developing economy
International study on effect of global financial crisis on corporate social responsibility.
Corporate Governance in Developing Countries- Pakistan
Comparative analysis of capital structure and Risk taking behavior in Islamic and Conventional Banks.
Tunneling or Propping evidence from Pakistan business groups
Does Basels capital adequacy requirement actually mitigate risk in US Banks?
Essays in Islamic Public Finance
Corporate investment and financial constraints, Evidence from Pakistani capital markets
Essays on ownership structure of banks; Evidence from banking industry in Pakistan
Effects of ownership structures on the risk taking behavior of US banks
Style volatility in mutual funds

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Institutions & Programmes (NBS)

NUST International Model United Nations (NIMUN 2014)


Organized by Students Gets Bigger and Better!
The four-day grand event, Jan 22-25, 2014 included international chairs from Germany, who
arrived at NUST to moderate and lead the committee sessions. Also attending were the forty
international delegates from Kenya, Vietnam, Nepal, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon,
Afghanistan and over 500 delegates from different colleges and universities of Pakistan.

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Student Support Facilities

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Library
To facilitate students, faculty and scholars in knowledge acquisition and creation, an information resource centre has
been established with a view to enhancing the knowledge database. The information resource centre has books on
various disciplines including Economics, Human Resource Management, International Business and Marketing,
Operations and Technology Management, Information Technology and E-commerce.

NBS Information Resource Centre is well stocked with professional books and journals. An exclusive JSTOR- an online archive
database with over 500 high-quality publications covering Management, Economics, Marketing and Finance is also available to
students and faculty members. Moreover, Springer Link and Science Direct provide comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed
management journals. The library contains a large variety of publications, periodicals, business magazines, annual reports,
yearbooks, proceedings and newspapers. Additionally, the library boasts a collection of about 24,000 e-books. The support
services for students at the library include assistance in searching resources and obtaining complete informationregarding
publications, along with scanning, printing and photocopying facilities. The NBS library has recently secured free subscription to
the IFS/IMF statisticaldatabases and text materials, a valuable resource for student researchers.

Computer Facilities
At NBS, four state of the art computer labs have been established with latest branded desktop computers. All these labs are
interconnected through university LAN. Students to computer ratio is 4:1, however, for PhD students, it is 1:1. These computer
labs are fully equipped to help students in their academic activities. Students extensively use the computer labs for their home
assignments, projects & research work. All the labs are in academic block and are easily accessible to students. In order to
facilitate the students, labs have also been equipped with modern day audio/video facilities like MM projectors and PA system.

We realize the importance of providing high speed internet access to students and the faculty to facilitate them in their academic
and research activities. This is evident from the fact that the university has internet bandwidth of 310 Mbps which is shared
across the campus round the clock. The entire campus is populated with free, high-speed wi- signals.

NBS has its own website which is a major source of information to the students as well as outside world. NBS domain based
email IDs have been issued to all students and they make full use of this facility by interacting with foreign professors and can
also access online e-resources available on internet which, NBS has already subscribed for them. Our experienced Help Desk staff
are here to give students and faculty the IT support through phone, email and in person.

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Inside NBS Campus
Institutions & Programmes (NBS)

Fish Pond Area in NBS next to the LABs

Inside one of the Class Rooms

Inside one of the Lecture Halls

Inside Seminar Hall

Life inside Class Rooms

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Centre for Industrial Linkages (CIL) Ministry of Finance
ICI Pakistan

Institutions & Programmes (NBS)


Bridging the gap between the Orient Advertising
Academia and the Corporate Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd
World Bank Alfalah
A representative body of NUST British Council
Business School, the Centre Citibank N.A.
for Industrial Linkages (CIL) Ernst & Young
acts to utilize knowledge and Habib Bank
other resources in order to Ministry of Commerce
maximize productivity as well NADRA
as strengthen the foundation of the relationship between the National Bank of Pakistan
Academia and Industry. CIL aims to build a critical relationship Pakistan Oilfields
between NBS, its student body and the corporate world with a Pakistan Tobacco Company
view to enabling students to gain familiarity with the practical Telenor Pakistan
aspects of industry. Additionally, the corporate sector gets Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan
immediate access to a well-trained human resource pool at Zong Telecom
NBS. In this regard, a number of agreements with industry
have been signed.
Long-term Industry Linkages
In addition, CIL is focusing on establishing long-term relations
What does CIL do? with the industry. In this connection, industrial visits are
The Objectives of CIL are: arranged and guest speakers from the corporate world are
Establishing critical relationship need between the graduates regularly invited to speak at NBS. Over the years, the following
and the corporate sector. companies visited NBS (to name a few) and conducted tests
Ensures coordination between the students and the and interviews of students for internship & recruitment
corporate companies. programmes:
Mentoring and Career counseling of students and fresh General Electric (USA)
graduates of NBS.
Facilitate industrial liaison for exploiting career development Telenor, PK
opportunities for students of NBS. Unilever Pakistan
Facilitating the expansion of NBS collaborations with its Engage Consulting
alumni in Pakistan and around the world. Mobilink Pakistan
CIL is focusing to establish long term relations with the TIECON
industry. Procter & Gamble Pakistan
In this regard, CIL deals with:
Nestle Pakistan
Internships and placements Reckitt Benckiser
Industrial visits ICI Pakistan
Guest speakers sessions Standard Chartered Bank
Corporate competitions Procter & Gamble Pakistan
Engaging students in corporate events Pakistan Tobacco Company
Providing Mentors
Career Development Workshops
Employer sessions AIESEC and NBS:
Job Fairs Foreign Student Internships & Exchange Progam under CIL are:
Recruitment & Internship drives AIESEC, Indonesia
Alumni Affairs AIESEC AUC, Egypt
Alumni Cards Famagusta, Turkish Republic of North Cyprus(TRNC)
Mercy Corps. Portland
Companies that Hire NBS Graduates Association for Women Total Advancement and
The key organizations/companies that provide job/internship Development (AWTAD), Cairo, Egypt
opportunities to NBS students are: Korean Government Invitation Program 2012
Askari Bank Limited Where It all begins, AIESEC Alexandria, Egypt
Alcatel Lucent Pakistan IMySelf My: Istanbul, Turkey
Attock Refinery Limited Every Child is ours :MauritiusAIESEC Summer Exchange:
Unilever Pakistan Cairo, Egypt
Procter & Gamble Pakistan Wuhan University of Technology: China, Wuhan
Ufone Limited Global internship Program: Famagusta, Turkish Republic of
State Bank of Pakistan North Cyprus(TRNC)
Standard Chartered Bank NUS Singapore Exchange Program
Planning Commission of Pakistan

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CIL 2014 Highlights - Job Fair Rocket Internet (ezi taxi, food panda )
Institutions & Programmes (NBS)

This year major recruitment and internship drives were Save the children
conducted with top-notch multinationals. The core events of Shifa Foundation
2014 are mentioned as follows: SNL Financials
Recruitment & Internship Drive Glaxo Smith Kline 2014 State Bank of Pakistan
PTC Recruitment Drive 2014 TCS
P&G Summer Internship Program 2014 Telenor Pakistan
ODC Session on Business Marketing Plan Touchstones
Recruitment Drive TRG Tech Tranchulas
Abudawood Summer Internship & Recruitment Drive 2014 Ufone
Axact Recruitment Drive & Industry visit HRDP Wi-tribe
Lucky Cement Management Trainee Program 2014 Zeta technologies
British Council Summer Internship Program 2014 Zong
Shell Pakistan Recruitment Drive 2014
Lafarge Recruitment Drive 2014
PSO Summer Internship Program 2014
Ipsos- Ready Steady Go Session
CIL Summer Internship Drive 2014
Alumni Talk Series on Interviewing Skills by Mr. Ammar
Khan MD Nexus Telecom
Alumni Talk Series on Resume Writing by Mr. Shazil
Pervaiz-AM Segment Mobilink
Advisory Seminar & Campus drive by Zong Pk.
Workshop on How to make effective career choice by
Mian Talha -Manager Marketing & Segments - Easypaisa at
Telenor Pakistan
Introductory Seminar & Campus Drive by Neilson

CIL 2014 - Job Fair


Our annual mega event Job Fair 2014, strategically designed
for bulk hiring of our students was held in May 2014. 42
well-renowned industry players approached NBS to hunt
from a wide pool of talent for jobs and recruiting students on
internships projects. Following are the industry players:
Allied Bank Limited
ARY News
Care International Pakistan
Ericsson
First Micro Finance Bank
FM91
Haidri Beverages (Pepsi co)
Hub power
Ibex group of companies
IBM
Lafarge Pakistan
MTBC
Nayatel
NEC Corporation
Nestle Pakistan
Oxford university press
Pakistan Innovation Foundation
Pakistan Micro Finance Network
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
Pearl Continental Hotel
Pakistan Tobacco Limited
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Institutions & Programmes (S3H)
School of Social Sciences
and Humanities (S3H)
Mission and Vision
The mission of the school is to develop leaders in social sciences by advancing professional values, knowledge, and skills
through programs and policies. The vision is to create, disseminate and apply knowledge in the fields of humanities and
social, behavioral and economic sciences, in collaboration with engineering, natural and biological sciences.

The School
The Programme

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Introduction Disciplines
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

The discipline of social sciences and humanities covers a wide Currently the school comprises of four departments, offering
array of complex issues and fields. It helps us understand the various bachelors and masters level programs:
function of society, study individual behavior and evaluate
social problems and their impact on society. Social sciences a. Department of Economics
and policies are important in ensuring the maintenance and b. Department of Mass Communication
functioning of a stable society by providing a more equitable c. Department of Behavioral Sciences
distribution of wealth and ensuring a realization of good d. Department of Government and Public Policy
governance among institutions of the civil society. Universities
play a key role in providing social sciences curricula which
educate the graduates in different departments of social Academic Programmes
sciences. This enables the government to access skilled social The school offers programs both at undergraduate and
scientists capable of developing and implementing socio- graduate levels.
economic policies that are appropriate to meet the needs for
an ever changing world. Taking cognizance of the significance Undergraduate Programmes
of social sciences and humanities discipline, NUST has recently
established the School of Social Sciences and Humanities Bachelor of Science in Economics
(S3H). Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Established in 2013, the history of the school can be traced
back to 1999 when its seed began to germinate in form of
establishment of NUST Institute of Management Sciences
Postgraduate Programmes
(NIMS) which was renamed as NUST Business School (NBS)
in 2008. Later, three social sciences departments namely
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics
Department of Economics, Department of Government and
Master of Science in Economics
Public Policy, and Department of Mass Communication were
Master of Science in Mass Communication
launched and initially housed under the umbrella of NUST
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Business School. These three departments together with
The school plans to establish the following departments in the
Department of Behavioral Sciences converged into the School
next couple of years:
of Social Sciences and Humanities in the year 2013. A brand
new state-of-the-art building of S3H is under construction
Department of Sociology
which is expected to be ready by 2015.
Department of Education
Department of Political Science
The School is committed to high-quality undergraduate and
Department of Anthropology
graduate instruction across the social sciences and humanities.
Department of Linguistics and Literature
S3H provides the foundation of life long intellectual endeavor
Department of Philosophy
through pedagogy, research and innovation. Graduates of
Department of Human Development Studies
the S3H are expected to become skilled social scientists
capable of developing and implementing socio-economic
policies appropriate to meet the needs for an ever-changing
world. S3H Offers illimitable opportunity for its faculty and
students to explore boundless world of knowledge and
experience. While thoughtfully pursuing the challenges posed
by the contemporary world, faculty and students at S3H are
encouraged to transcend the department walls by exploring
the realm of interdisciplinary studies. Students are encouraged
to think critically and incisively about society, culture and the
human condition.

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Faculty Profiles

Institutions & Programmes (S3H)


Prof Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Sitara-i-Imtiaz

Principal and Dean


PhD (Johns Hopkins University) USA
Prof Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan is the Principal/Dean at S3H. He has earned his PhD degree in
Economics from Johns Hopkins University, USA, and enjoys the distinction of being a student of
the Nobel Laureate, Professor Lawrence R Klein. Dr Khan has over 32 years of teaching, research
and public policy experience. His fields of specialization include macro-monetary and international
economics, public finance and Macro econometric models.

While serving as a key member of the governments economic team, Dr Khan played a pivotal
role in salvaging the economy of Pakistan. He played an equally important role in setting up the
Debt Office and preparing the Fiscal Responsibility and Debt Limitation Act passed by the Parliament in June 2005. As Consultant
to Secretary General, SAARC, he prepared the Regional Study on Trade, Manufacture and Services, which laid the foundation
for regional cooperation in South Asia. He has been the Director and Vice-Chairman of Saudi Pak Industrial and Agricultural
Investment Company Ltd and the Director of United Bank Limited and Pak-Libya Holding Company. Dr. Khan has published more
than 170 articles in national and international jour5nals of economic science. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to
the field of economics and public policy, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He
is also the recipient of the prestigious ECO Excellence Award in the field of Economics, awarded by the Economic Cooperation
Organization (ECO).

Prof Dr Ather Maqsood Ahmed


HoD Economics
PhD (Johns Hopkins University) USA
Prof Dr Ather Maqsood Ahmed is the Head of Economics Faculty. Previously, he held several
prestigious positions, including the posts of Member Fiscal Research and Statistics at the Federal
Board of Revenue, Chief of Research at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and
Senior Research Scientist at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. He did his Masters from
University of Waterloo, Canada, and received his PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University,
USA.

Dr Ahmed has almost 30 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of
Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy and Applied Econometrics. He has to his credit over 50 publications including books, reports,
research papers and articles in his areas of specialisation. He is currently the editor of NUST Journal of Business and Economics.
Formerly, he was the editor of FBR Quarterly Review and the co-editor of Pakistan Development Review. He is a member of
Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Council of Social Scientists and Pakistan Economic Forum.

Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal


HoD Mass Communication
Post Doc (USC, USA), Post Doc (SURREY, UK),
PhD Mass Communication: Bahauddin Zakariya University
Zafar Iqbal, Ph.D., is a professor of communication and carries over 19 years of teaching and
research experience. He received doctorate in mass communication specializing in media and
government relations in 2003. He served in several public sector universities and also worked on
some funded projects besides contributing a number of research papers in the reputed national
and international journals. He spent a year as a post-doctorate scholar at the University of Surrey,
UK. He produced three research publications under the mentorship of Professor Colin B. Grant on
the area of mediated construction of Islamophobia. Dr. Iqbal also visited University of Southern
California and worked with Prof. Diane Winston to devise a multitier response strategy to the US media image of Islam and
Muslims. He has authored a book, two book chapters and over 25 research publications in reputable overseas and Pakistani
journals. His research interests focus on issues relating to media and government relations, media freedom, sociology of
journalists, and construction of the image of Muslims and Pakistan in the Western media discourses. Dr. Iqbals recent publication
on the mediated construction of Islamophobia in Islamic Studies (an X-category journal) has been declared as the best research
paper from social sciences by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He recently authored a book titled Mass Media, the
Politics and the Politicians: A Mismatched Troika of Pakistan published by Higher Education Commission. The book is a repository
of events that took place between the media and governments since the inception of Pakistan, besides conclusive remarks on
the media (press in this case) Pakistan inherited in August 1947.

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Prof Dr Syed Rifaat Hussain


HoD Government and Public Policy
PhD (University of Denver, Colorado) USA
Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain is Professor and Head of Department of Government and Public Policy.
Professor Rifaat Hussain has been Chair of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He also served as the Chair of the Department of Peace and
Conflict Studies at the National University in Islamabad, and the Executive Director of the Regional
Centre for Strategic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Professor Rifaat Hussain has also taught at the
Political Science Department, Stanford University, California, USA. He has been a course director
for International Politics at the Foreign Service Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. He
serves as a member of the editorial boards of many diverse publications, such as the South Asia
Journal and the National Defense University Journal and Regional Studies Quarterly. Professor Hussain is the author of numerous
books and publications, including Afghanistan and 9/11: The Anatomy of a Conflict (2002); From Dependence to Intervention:
Soviet-Afghanistan Relations During the Brezhnev Era (1964-1982) (1994); Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE): An Elusive
Quest for a homeland published in Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Spring 2009); Pakistans Changing
Outlook on Kashmir in South Asian Survey (2007)and The Indian Factor, published in Maleeha Lodhi (ed.) Pakistan: Beyond the
Crisis State (New York: Hurst Publishers, 2010). He received his M.A. and PhD degrees in International Studies from the University
of Denver, Colorado, USA.

Dr. Salma Perveen Siddiqui (Assistant Professor)


HoD Behavioral Sciences
PhD (Quaid-e-Azam University) Pakistan
Dr. Salma Siddiqui is the founding chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at NUST.
Her varied experience of industry and academia has enabled her to envision the programs in a
manner which bridges the gap between academics and service. Her interdisciplinary approach
has added value to many of the engineering programs at NUST. As a practicing psychologist, she
is respected for her clinical insight and analytical approach. Dr. Siddiqui believes in continuous
growth both at personal and professional life and encourages the same in her faculty and students.
Dr Siddiqui is pursuing cross cultural research with regard to behavioral issues in adolescents. She
is also a contributor to WHOs Consultative Meetings on adolescents mental health problems.

Ms Iram Abraar Mr Imran Said


MPhil (Quaid-i-Azam University) Pakistan PhD (Scholar)
Discipline: Psychology Discipline: International Management
Specialisation: Industrial & Organisational Specialisation: Economics Policy and
Psychology Management, Macroeconomics and
International Management

Ms Ayesha Nazuk Dr Tanweer ul Islam


MPhil (Quaid-i-Azam University) Pakistan PhD (International Islamic University),
Discipline: Statistics Pakistan
Specialisation: Survey Sampling Discipline: Economics
Specialisation: Econometrics, applied time
series analysis

Ms Saeeda Batool
Mr Muhammad Umar MPhil (Quaid-i-Azam University) Pakistan
MS (Columbia University) USA Discipline: Economics
Discipline: Journalism Specialisation: Macroeconomics
Specialisation: Broadcasting Media,
Digital Social Media

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Mr. Zahid Siddique Dr. Zafar
MPhil (Quaid e Azam University, Pak) PhD and MPhil (Economics), Columbia
Discipline: Economics University, New York, USA
Specialisation: Micro economics, Discipline: Economics
comparative economics system, Islamic Specialisation: International Economics,
finance Development Economics

Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Adil Dr. Faisal Jamil


Ph.D Econometrics International Islamic PhD (Quaid-e-Azam University, Pak)
University, Islamabad Discipline: Economics
Discipline: Economics Specialisation: Economics
Specialisation: Statistics, Econometrics,
Outliers detection, Measure of skewness

Dr Najma Sadiq Mr. Anas Ali Rao


PhD (Unversity of Salzburg, Salzburg, MA (Peking University, China)
Austria) Discipline: Economics
Discipline: Communication Studies Specialisation: Macroeconomics
Specialisation: Conflict, Peace, Media
Studies

Ms. Maha Ahmed Dr. Shamaila


MS (McMaster University, Canada) PhD (Economics), AMSE, Aix-Marseille
Discipline: Economics University, France
Specialisation: International Trade and Discipline: Economics
Mathematical Economics Specialisation: Macro Economics,
Development and Growth, Labor
Economics, Urban Economics

Hammad Mushtaq Ms. Aisha Shaukat


MS (English Language and Literature), MS (California State University, USA)
International Islamic University, Discipline: Communication Studies
Islamabad Specialisation: Political/Religious Media
Discipline: Language and Literature Communication
Specialisation: Postcolonial literature,
Psychoanalytical studies, Visual studies,
Comparative literature, and Gender Identity

Ayesha Arif Khan Dr. Sehar-un-Nisa Hassan


MFA ( Film & TV) Chapman University, PhD (Gender and Mental Health), the
MBA Lahore University of Management University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Sciences Discipline: Behavioral Sciences
Discipline: Communication Studies Specialisation: Behavioral Sciences,
Specialisation: Film, Media, Marketing Gender and Mental Health

Dr. Rubeena Kidwai Dr. Urusa Fahim


PhD (California School of Professional PhD (California Institute of Integral
Psychology, USA) Studies, USA)
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (Johns Discipline: Behavioral Sciences
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Specialisation: Qualitative Research
Health) Methodologies. Clinical Psychology.
Organizational Development &
Discipline: Psychology Transformation
Specialisation: Clinical Psychology, Public mental health/
Community based mental health, Mental health advocacy

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Dr Tamkeen Ashraf Malik Ms. Nazia Malik
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

PhD (Quaid-e-Azam University, Pak) MPA (National University of Singapore)


Discipline: Behavioral Sciences Discipline: Government and Public Policy
Specialisation: Applied Psychology Specialisation:

Ms. Anam Waqar Mawaz


MPA (University of Illinois at Chicago,
USA)
Discipline: Government and Public Policy
Specialisation: Public Finance

Department of Economics
Economics is a motivating and rewarding field of study, which quantitative analysis based on data, facts and figures. For this
helps explain how individuals, businesses and governments purpose, the courses in each semester are offered under two
distribute limited resources. It is a discipline that analyses main streams i.e., qualitative and quantitative
choices and incentives to attain the best solutions to problems
arising from the constraints imposed by limited resources. Emphasis on Application of Economic Theories
The study of Economics helps students better understand the Graduates are helped to understand and apply intermediate
world in which they live, including issues related to economic microeconomic principles including the model of perfect
growth, levels of employment, inflation, international trade, competition, price theory and their neo classical extensions
globalization, taxation, and finance It also provides insight into so that given changes in constraints, prices and costs, they are
the consequences of alternative economic policies.
able to analyse behavior,.
The Economics programme offered at NBS is unique because it
Analysis of Real World Economic Problems with
takes into account areas that are related to public economics,
issues faced by Pakistan economy at the aggregate level and Numerical and Computing Skill
the analysis of domestic industrial structure. This programme Graduates are trained to conduct basic econometric analysis
focuses on the indigenization of basic theoretical and applied including use of data to estimate behavioral models, test
concepts of economics specifically in the context of Pakistans hypotheses and measure quantitative relationships, and given
political economy and culture. Some other areas where our a basic understanding of mathematical statistics that underlies
approach towards the subject varies from other economic applied econometric analysis.
studies programmes are detailed as under:
Political Awareness
Qualitative and Quantitative Skills The study of economics helps prepare students to take part in
Our economic studies programme focuses both on qualitative governmental policy making and changes in economic systems.
and quantitative skills. The students are trained for qualitative The study of Economics will not only impact the individuals but
analysis with a strong theoretical background as well as for also contribute to the society at large. The undergraduate and
postgraduate programmes in Economics will also prepare

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young economists to work for government agencies to assess healthcare, family planning and water supply. The course will
economic conditions in the country and abroad to estimate the teach the students how proper management can address many
effects of specific changes in legislation and public policy. economic problems in different fields of the economy including
agriculture and industry. Various contemporary issues such as
Courses Offered in Economics Programme urbanisation, employment generation, empowerment of local
communities, strengthening the institutions and government
Currently Pakistan is facing myriad economic challenges framework are also part of the programmes.
and the country has to go a long way in creating a stable
and growth-oriented macroeconomic environment. The Mathematical Economics
nation urgently needs well-qualified economists, equipped
This course will familiarise students with the basics of matrix
with theoretical understanding, application of concepts,
algebra and tools of optimisation. Optimisation is
quantitative analytical tools and professionalism. To fill this
used frequently for equilibrium in microeconomic models in
void, NBS has launched its Economics programme, offering
mainstream economics. Before studying these models,
both BS and MS degrees enrolling people from both economic
the students will be taught techniques related to finding
and non-economic backgrounds under different streams. Some
derivatives and differentials and how optimisation works
important areas of the discipline are highlighted below:
under different conditions. These tools will facilitate our
understanding of comparative statistics and optimisation,
Microeconomics as used in models of microeconomics and related fields like
Topics covered in microeconomics will include: supply and industrial organisation and development. These models form
demand; consumer theory; the theory of the firm under the the backbone of intermediate level micro fields.
theory of the firm under perfect competition, monopoly and
other market structures;factor markets; and market failure. Monetary Economics
Students will apply microeconomic tools to the analysis of such
This course covers the following areas; nature and functions of
controversial issues as minimum wage laws, farm subsidies,
money, classical monetary theory, neutrality and the welfare
rent controls, protectionism, pollution, welfare programmes,
costs of inflation, modern theories of the demand for money,
and the trade-off between equity and efficiency that
portfolio models and the term structure of interest rates, the
results from various microeconomic policies. The successful
banking system, financial intermediation and the determinants
completion of this course should allow students to better
of the money supply, the transmission mechanism of monetary
understand and participate in contemporary policy debates
policy, the theory and practice of monetary policy and the
concerning the roles of the government and the market.
design of monetary policy in closed and open economies,
the choice of central banking institutions in the context of
Macroeconomics monetary policy design and the relationship between
This introductory course to Macroeconomics includes: the flow monetary policy and federal government deficits.
of national income, measurement of output, income,
personal and disposable incomes, real versus nominal gross Public Finance
domestic product, the long-run analysis, aggregate demand
The topics include introduction to public bureaucracy in theory
and aggregate supply and price level, equilibrium level of
and practice; policy governance; the role and influence of non-
output and employment, determinants of level of output and
state actors in policy-making and administrative governance;
employment in an economy, introduction to business cycles,
social diversity and the question of difference in policy-making
inflation, causes and different types of inflation, economic
and administrative governance; paradigms of governance; and
growth and development, the role of money and banking,
policy making and administrative governance.
monetary and fiscal policies; interest rate, open market
economy, imports and exports in a simple economic model,
exchange rate and international monetary system.
Labour Economics
This course will focus on an economic analysis of the labour
Econometrics market, the labour force, and workers, wages and earnings.
Topics include supply, development, and efficient use of human
This course introduces students to the introductory topics of
resources; the demand for labour by businesses and
econometrics including: regression, multiple regression
industries; wage inequality and its determinants; the changing
analysis, estimation and inference, multicollinearity,
occupational and industrial structure; causes, nature, and
generalised least-squares, hetroskedasticity, autocorrelation,
incidence of unemployment; the economic impact of unions;
model specification, and dummy dependent variables and their
and the influence of related labour market institutions and
models; Probit, Logitand Tobit models; Time Series
relevant public policies including minimum wages, wage
Analysis and its models like ARMA, ARIMA etc. Students are
subsidies, and earned income tax credits.
also introduced to the use of standard PC-based econometric
software.
International Trade and Policy
Economics of Pakistan This course will develop an analytical framework for studying
international trade to answer questions such as, Why do
The objective of this course is to address the management and
nations trade? and to examine policies that governments
planning issues particularly with reference to Pakistan.
adopt toward international trade. Finally, we take up
It will cover the application of new resources to attack the root
globalisation its consequences for different types of labour.
causes of social problems such as lack of education,

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BS Economics
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

Programme Description
The economics undergraduate curriculum equips students with an understanding of basic microeconomics, macroeconomics,
economic growth and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies. Students can build on this foundation by taking a variety of
elective courses of international standards.

Unique Features
Development of Critical Thinking Skills
The economics undergraduate curriculum equips students with an understanding of basic microeconomics, macroeconomics,
economic growth and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies. Students can build on this foundation by taking a variety of
elective courses of international standards.

Development of Quantitative Skills


The curriculum introduces students to different quantitative tools and techniques to conduct data analysis using applicable
statistical packages.

Research
The coursework exposes young economists to current economic issues and trains them to undertake research. Final year BS
Economics students are encouraged to participate in doctoral seminars.

Associated Careers
The programme provides students with a meaningful educational experience. It prepares them for employment in a wide variety
of occupations and for further studies in economics, business law and related fields in schools across the world.

Economists can work as advisors to government and public sector organisations, industry, businesses, commercial institutions or
investors. They research, analyse and interpret information about economic performance, tax and political decisions according
to both national and international economic situations. They seek to determine the implications of their findings and forecast
economic changes. They also analyse and solve complex problems by the application of economic analysis tools. Economists
are also employed in the banking sector, management and economic consultancies, World Bank, United Nations, trade unions,
political parties and other organisations.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code 701

Year-1
Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
CS-106 Introduction to IT 3 ECO-111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECO-122 Statistics for Economists 3
ECO-121 Mathematical Economics-I 3 ECO-131 Development Economics 3
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2 HU-104 English Literature 3
HU-102 Psychology 3 HU-101 Islamic Studies 2
HU-108 Communication & Interpersonal Skills 3 HU-115 Principles of Sociology 3

Year-2

Semester III Semester IV


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ECO-202 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 ECO-212 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECO-222 Mathematical Economics-II 3 ECO-224 Probability Theory 3

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XXX-000 Elective-I 3 HU-223 Professional Ethics 3

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XXX-000 Elective-II 3 OTM-312 Project Management 3
HU-208 International Relations 3 XXX-000 Elective-III 3
HU-210 Technical Writing 3 XXX-000 Elective-IV 3

Year-3
Semester V Semester VI
ECO-303 Microeconomic Theory 3 ECO-313 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO-325 Introduction to Econometrics 3 ECO-326 Applied Econometrics 3
MGT-272 Entrepreneurship 3 ECO-334 Economy of Pakistan 3
XXX-000 Elective-V 3 XXX-000 Elective-VIII 3
XXX-000 Elective-VI 3 XXX-000 Elective-IX 3
XXX-000 Elective-VII 3 XXX-000 Elective-X 3

Year-4
Semester VII Semester VIII
ECO-490 Research Methodology 3 ECO-491 Applied Economics 3
XXX-000 Elective-XI 3 ECO-499 Research Project 3

XXX-000 Elective-XII 3 XXX-000 Elective-XV 3


XXX-000 Elective-XIII 3 XXX-000 Elective-XVI 3

XXX-000 Elective-XIV 3
Electives
ECO-233 Agriculture Economics & Food Policy 3 FIN-101 Financial Accounting-I 3
ECO-314 Monetary Economics 3 ECO-441 Labor Economics-II 3
ECO-341 Labor Economics 3 ECO-442 Human Resource Development 3
ECO-351 Taxation and Public Finance 3 ECO-482 Islamaic Economics 3
ECO-361 International Trade 3 ECO-344 Population Economics 3
ECO-371 Environmental Economics 3 ECO-444 Demographic Studies 3
ECO-381 Comparative Economic System 3 ECO -315 Monetary Theory 3
ECO-404 Game Theory 3 ECO-382 Budgeting and Financial Planning 3
General Equilibrium and Welfare
ECO-405 3 ECO-391 Unions & Labor Laws 3
Economics
ECO-435 History of Economic Thought 3 ECO-416 Monetary Policy 3
ECO-436 Poverty and Income Distribution 3 ECO-451 Economics of Public Policy 3
ECO-462 International Finance 3 ECO-452 Economics of Public Finance 3
ECO-472 Urban Economics 3 ECO-461 Trade Policy 3
MKT-101 Principles of Marketing 3 ECO-473 Industrial Economics 3
Economics of Regulation & Com-
ECO-232 Resource Economics 3 ECO-492 3
petition Policy

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MS Economics
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

The degree provides professional training in modern economics that includes tools and techniques of economic analysis and
also relates theory to real world practices. Through this programme, we create a research-led environment where students work
alongside leading researchers to develop the skills required to become professional economists or conduct further research as
PhD students and become analysts on alternative career paths.

Elective Courses
Elective courses include Monetary Economics, Globalisation and Socio-economic Change, WTO, Globalisation and Economic
Integration, Islamic Economics Theory and Policy, Advanced Mathematical Economics, Comparative Economic System, History of
Economic Thought, Poverty and Income Distribution, Topics in Development Economics, Political and Institutional Economics and
Economics of Business and Finance.

Research
Special emphasis is laid on engaging students and faculty in research. Every student completing his/her coursework has to write a
research paper (thesis) in the final semester which is equivalent to two courses of 3 credit hours each. Only in exceptional cases,
thesis will be replaced by coursework.

Associated Careers
Currently, Pakistan is facing many economic challenges and has a long way to go to have a stable and growth-prompting
macroeconomic environment. The country needs well-qualified professionals who are equipped with theoretical understanding,
application of concepts, quantitative analytical tools and professionalism. The MS-Economics programme at NBS aims at
producing professional economists for the government sector, private/international organisations and for business. Postgraduate
students in economics will be prepared to work in policy-making institutions and would be able to devise deregulation of
industries, the effects of tax cuts on budget deficit and the effectiveness of imposing tariffs on imported goods.

Scheme of Studies (Students with 16-year schooling, Economics background) Programme Code: 754
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester I Semester II
ECO 704 Advanced Microeconomics 3 ECO 732 Pakistans Economy 3
ECO 714 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 Elective - III 3
ECO 726 Applied Econometrics 3 Elective - IV 3
Elective -I 3 Elective - V 3
Elective - II 3 Elective - IV 3

Note: The courses marked with asterisk (*) are compulsory.

MS Economics (Semester-Wise Course Distribution of the Programme for Students with 14 Years Schooling)
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester I Semester II
ECO 502 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 ECO 512 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECO 521 Mathematics for Economists I 3 ECO 523 Statistics for Economists 3
CS 521 Introduction to IT 3 Elective-III 3
Elective-I 3 Elective-IV 3
Elective-II 3 Elective-V 3

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Elective- II 03 Elective-IV 03

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Semester V Semester VI
ECO 603 Microeconomic Theory 3 ECO 704 Advanced Microeconomics 3
ECO 622 Mathematics for Economists II 3 ECO 714 Advanced Macroeconomics 3
ECO 634 Development Economists 3 ECO 724 Applied Economics 3
Elective-I 3 Elective-V 3
Elective-II 3 Elective-VI 3
Semester VI Semester VII
ECO 732 Pakistans Economy 3 Thesis 6
Elective-VII 3
Elective-VIII 3
Elective-IX 3
Elective-X 3

MS Economics Programme Code: 754


Semester-Wise Course Distribution of the Programme for Students with 16 Years of Schooling (Non Economics Background)
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits

Semester I Semester II
ECO 603 Microeconomic Theory 3 ECO 613 Macroeconomic Theory 3

ECO 622 Mathematics for Economists II 3 ECO 624 Probability Theory 3


ECO 631 Development Economics 3 ECO 625 Introduction to Econometrics 3

Elective-I 3 Elective-III 3
Elective-II 3 Elective-IV 3

Semester III Semester IV


ECO 704 Advanced Microeconomics 3 ECO 732 Pakistans Economy 3

ECO 714 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 Elective-VII 3


ECO 726 Applied Econometrics 3 Elective-VIII 3

Elective-5 3 Elective-IX 3
Elective-6 3 Elective-X 3

Semester V
Thesis 6

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Elective Courses
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Development Economics ECO 691 Research Methods 3
ECO 530 Topics in Development Economics 3 ECO 632 History of Economic Thought 3
ECO 633 Regional Economics 3 Trade and International Economics
Economics of Environment and
ECO 682 3 ECO 764 Topics in International Finance 3
Natural Resources
ECO 745 Topics in Urban Economics 3 ECO 561 Trade Theory and Policy 3
Globalization and Socio-Economic
ECO 581 Topics in Agricultural Economics 3 ECO 545 3
Change
WTO, Globalization and Economic
Labour Economics and Demography ECO 663 3
Integration
ECO 541 Seminars in Labour Economics 3 Microeconomics
Project Analysis and Investment
ECO 644 Population Dynamics 3 ECO 652 3
Decision making
Topics in Human Resource General Equilibrium and Welfare
ECO 642 3 ECO 703 3
Development Economics
Institutional Economics Public Economics and Policy
Institutional and Behavioral
ECO 773 3 ECO 651 Topics in Public Sector Economics 3
Economics
ECO 560 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 ECO 935 Poverty and Income Distribution 3
ECO 653 Political and Institutional Economics 3 ECO 540 Population Economics 3
Islamics Economics Theory and
ECO 671 3 General Economics
Policy
ECO 570 Comparative Economic System 3 ECO 562 Economic of Business and Finance 3
Mathematical and Quantitative
Monetaray Economics and Policy
Methods
Advanced Econometrics Techniques
ECO 727 3 ECO 614 Topics in Monetary Economics 3
and Forecsting
ECO 728 Advanced Mathematical Economics 3
ECO 729 Optimization and Techniques 3

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PhD Economics

Institutions & Programmes (S3H)


The degree provides rigorous training in the field of economics by imparting specialized understanding of different disciplines
within the overall discipline of Economics and their applications. This programme develops and sharpens the analytical skills of
students and exploit research potential.

Elective Courses
These include seminar in monetary and fiscal economics, capital markets and institutions, advanced financial economics
topics in econometrics, introduction to non-parametric econometrics, development policy and planning, political economy
and institutional development, economic institutions and growth policy analysis, advanced topics on poverty and manpower
planning, seminar in advanced human resource economics, advanced topics in labor economics, industrial organization and
public policy, comparative study of social security system, environmental economics and government responses to market,
advanced topics on international trade, globalization and emerging markets and macroeconomics and the global economy.

Research
The candidates for PhD Economics program are required to pass a comprehensive examination in microeconomics,
macroeconomics and econometrics. For PhD, the candidate is expected to develop a research proposal, the same before the
departmental Research Committee and conduct further research in order to make original contribution to existing literature.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code 754

Scheme of Studies
Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
Advances in Microeconomic Theory
ECO 901 3 Electvie-I 3
and Practice
Lectures on Macroeconomic Theory
ECO 911 3 Electvie-II 3
and Applications
ECO 921 Topics in Econometrics 3 Electvie-III 3

Semester III to Semester VIII


Comphensive Exam
PhD Thesis 30
Total CHs 48

List of Elective courses


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
MACRO/MONETARY ECONOMICS
Seminar in Monetary and Fiscal Seminar in Advanced Human Re-
ECO 912 3 ECO 944 3
Economics source Economics
ECO 913 Capital Markets and Institutions 3 ECO 945 Advanced Topics in Labor Economics 3
Industrial Organization and Public
ECO 914 Advanced Financial Economics 3 ECO 951 3
Policy
Comparative Study of Social Security
QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS ECO 952 3
Systems
Environmental Economics and
Introduction to Nonparametric
ECO 922 3 ECO 953 Government Responses to Market 3
Econometrics
Failure
Advanced Topics on International
ECO 932 Development Policy and Planning 3 ECO 961 3
Trade
Political Economy: Institutions and
ECO 933 3 ECO 962 Globalization and Emerging Markets 3
Development
Economic Institutions and Growth Macroeconomics and the Global
ECO 934 3 ECO 963 3
Policy Analysis Economy
Advanced Topics on Poverty and
ECO 943 3 ECO 999 Dissertation 30
Manpower Planning

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Department of Mass Communication
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

Mission Statement research courses in social sciences and a number of electives


Our mission is to foster student learning, discovery and offered in other disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology,
development through carefully designed and delivered Political Science, Linguistics and Journalism.
programs of teaching and research that combine humanities
and science studies with communication based subjects Specialisations
and critical thinking skills relevant to the present challenges The Department currently offers Print Media, Electronic
in the fields of new media, advertising, public relations, Media, Advertising and Public Relations, Media Management,
creative media and digital communication. The goal of the and Communication Theory and Research as major
Mass Communication Department at NBS is to produce specialisations.
graduates who are able to participate and succeed as media
professionals as well as socially responsible and proactive Print Media
citizens in society at large.
Print Media students will learn e-techniques of editing and
publishing their own magazines using desktop publishing
Our Vision press, digital and online publications.
The Department of Mass Communication will lead the trend
in the country by providing communication excellence in Electronic Media
visual, verbal and written competencies to deal with emerging Electronic Media students will use professional digital
challenges in a rapidly evolving digital age through: camcorders and work in broadcast studios. They will learn
their craft on digital audio recorders and advanced editing
High-quality educational programs which enable students software in a radio studio, allowing them to enter the market
to become critical thinkers and effective as well as ethical with technical know-how, allowing them to enter the market
communicators. with technical know-how to produce top quality radio news
Practical and innovative experiences in the field of shows. In due course of time, these students will be involved in
electronic and social media. broadcasting programmes on the Universitys own FM radio.

We are living in an age of information explosion where Advertising and Public Relations
technology has revolutionised information handling and Students of Advertising and Public Relations will get an
where we can use, preserve and convey any amount of opportunity to satisfy their passion about the art and science
data, anywhere in the world. This, in turn, is fundamentally of strategic communication. With the help of a faculty that
re-shaping major aspects of our globalised society. Today, possesses extensive knowledge, students will develop the
information and its communication is becoming the centre ability to create communication campaigns in disseminating
of economic activity and as much a factor in production as innovative concepts and devise methods for the solution of
capital, labour or land. Hence, it is inevitable that we need to advertising and public relations problems. Students will have
train our youth for the challenges of the information age in multi-media rooms with the latest room platform, recording
order to survive and develop and progress. and playback facilities.

The Department of Mass Communication, encompasses a wide Media Management


variety of disciplines, starting from the basic perspectives
Media management will provide an opportunity to the
of the field of Mass Media and Communication and moving on
students to tackle the complexities of management through
to explore each area of the discipline through broad
communication skills. Media management is both challenging
exposure to industry and practical assignments alongwith
and exciting. It is challenging because organizations are
added emphasis on media research methods. The focus
becoming much more complex, and many new forces confront
is on analytical and historical perspectives. The programme
the manager. The contemporary manger has a greater
develops in students the ability to assess the roles and
opportunity than ever to make a significant difference in the
effects of mass media on society and life, and helps them gain
success of the organization and improve the quality of work
specific media production skills through extensive practical
and life of colleagues and fellow employees.
work.

The programme starts by developing a fundamental Communication Theory and Research


understanding of the subject in students by teaching them The specialisation focuses on both theoretical as well as
about the history, values and structure of mass communication practical application of concepts by incorporating relevant
in Pakistan and abroad. Students are then trained to analyse courses such as Theories of Influence on Mass Media.
the effects of electronic and print media in order to enable Advances in Mass Communication theory and research are
them to evaluate media effects on public policy, as well as the the highlights of this field of study. Communication research is
impact of public policy on the media. In addition to core augmented by case studies. In addition, students are also
courses, students must take some approved media methods/ exposed to the foundations of Behavioural Research.

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BS Mass Communication

Institutions & Programmes (S3H)


Programme Description
BS-Mass Communication programme focuses on the study of social implications and responsibilities of the mass media, and
understanding of the processes of communication and a fundamental knowledge of mass communication techniques and
procedures. The programme provides students with a broad background of the social milieu in the changing world, which is a
vital aspect of contemporary life and essential to those entering careers in mass communication. The coursework following the
HEC criteria concentrates on the areas of electronic media, print media, advertising and public relations and media management.
Research-specific Units Infrastructural Facilities
Research Methods in Communication NUST houses this department at its largest technology smart campuses in sector
Media Research H-12 of Islamabad. The campus also plans to have the following facilities:
Media Effects State-of-the-art multimedia classrooms
Graduate Thesis Research Television and radio studios
Multimedia laboratory
Photographic laboratory
The newly established Department of Mass Communication will facilitate students with state-of-the-art computer workstations
and other digital equipment as per our students areas of interest.

Associated Careers
The importance and permeation of media in our daily lives can neither be ignored nor taken for granted. Given the role
communication plays in todays Information Age, the demand for mass communication specialists has witnessed a dramatic
increase. Graduates of this degree can pursue careers in the following fields:
Electronic media
Print media
Advertising and public relations
Media management

Scheme of Studies Programme Code 702

Year-1
Semester-I Semester-II
Course Code Courses Credits Course Code Courses Credits
CS-103 IT for Business 3 HU-104 English Literature 3
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2 HU-101 Islamic Studies 2
Communication & Interpersonal
HU-108 3 MATH-109 Mathematics 3
Skills
Introduction to Mass
MCF-111 3 MCF-121 Introduction to Electronic Media 3
Communication
MCG-115 Social Psychology 3 MCG-125 Gender & Media Studies 3
MCG-116 Everyday Science 3 MCG-126 Basic Concepts in Social Science 3
Total 17 Total 17
Year-2
Semester-III Semester-IV
Course Code Courses Credits Course Code Courses Credits
HU-106 Functional Urdu 3 MCF-242 News Reporting & Writing 3
Language & Communication
HU-210 Technical Writing 3 MCF-243 3
Processes
MCF-231 Mass Media in Pakistan 3 MCM-244 Media Law and Ethics 3
Contemporary Mass Media:
MCG-235 Logic & Critical Thinking 3 MCM-245 3
Evolution & Structure
MCG-236 National & International Affairs 3 MKT-209 Principles of Advertising 3
STAT-103 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total 18 Total 15

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Year-3
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

Semester-V Semester-VI
Course Code Courses Credits Course Code Courses Credits
Public Relations: Principles &
MCF-351 On-line Journalism 3 MCF-361 3
Practices
Theories of Mass
MCF-352 3 MCM-362 Interpersonal Communication 3
Communication-I
Information & Communication
MCG-353 3 MCM-363 Media & Society 3
Technology
MCM-354 Global Communication 3 MCM-364 Theories of Mass Communication-II 3
Development Support
MCM-355 3 MCM-365 Conflict & Disaster Reporting 3
Communication
Total 15 Total 15
Year-4
Semester-VII Semester-VIII
Course Code Courses Credits Course Code Courses Credits
Research Methods in
MCM-471 3 MCM-481 Statistics in Mass Communication 3
Communication
MCM-472 Intercultural Communication 3 MCM-482 Political Communication 3
MCM-475 Thesis Proposal 3 MCM-499 Thesis Writing 3
xxx-000 Elective - I 3 xxx-000 Elective - III 3
xxx-000 Elective - II 3 xxx-000 Elective - IV 3
Total 15 Total 15

Elective Courses (Specialization)


Print Media Electronic Media
Course Code Courses Credits Course Code Courses Credits
MCA-473 Event Management 1 MCM-483 Market Research & Analysis 1
MCA-474 Persuasive Writing & Campaigns 1 MCM-484 Media Communication & Marketing 1
Advertisement: Designing &
MCA-483 1 MCP-473 Editing Techniques 1
Layout
MCA-484 Copy Writing 1 MCP-474 Writing for Op-ed Page 1
MCE-473 Script Writing and Editing 1 MCP-483 E-Production 1
MCE-474 Documentary Production 1 MCP-484 Specialised Journalism (Beasts) 1
Programme Production &
MCE-483 1 MCT-473 Foundations of Behavioral Research 1
Development
Theories of Influence on Mass Media
MCE-484 News Writing and Production 1 MCT-474 1
Contents
Medial Effects: Advances in Theory and
MCM-473 Managerial Communication 1 MCT-483 1
Research
MCM-474 Organisational Communication 1 MCT-484 Communication Research: Case Studies 1

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MS Mass Communication

Institutions & Programmes (S3H)


Programme Description
The mission of MS program at the Department of Mass Communication is to offer students the educational and experiential
background to become outstanding professionals and leaders in the field of mass communication. This is a professionally
oriented program with a theoretical foundation. Faculty members with extensive professional and international experience teach
courses related to communication research, broadcast journalism, media and film studies. The program is aimed at providing a
thorough understanding of media to its students with great academic flexibility and choice. This degree will equip the graduates
with professional training in media studies, including the use of media analysis tools and techniques and the practical application
of theoretical concepts.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code: 771

CORE COURSES
Course Code Courses Credits
MC 811 Communication Theory 3
MC 812 Research Methods for Communication 3
MC 813 Fundamentals of Production 3
MC 814 Broadcast Journalism 3
MC 899 Thesis 6

ELECTIVE COURSES - Communication Research


MC 821 Technical Writing for Communication Research 3
MC 822 Sampling Design and Measurement Techniques 3
MC 823 Political Economy of the Media 3
MC 824 Contemporary Issues in Mass Communication 3

ELECTIVE COURSES - Media and Film Studies


MC 825 TV Production 3
MC 826 Radio Production 3
MC 827 Film Analysis 3
MC 828 Media for the Web 3

ELECTIVE COURSES - Broadcast Journalism


MC 829 News Script Writing 3
MC 830 Photojournalism 3
MC 831 Audio Journalism 3
MC 832 Video Journalism 3

ELECTIVE COURSES - Additional Courses


MC 833 Social and Digital Media 3
MC 834 Organizational Communication 3
MC 835 Political Communication & Campaigns 3
MC 836 Communication for Innovation and Development 3
MC 837 Conflict Peace & Media 3
MC 838 Mass Media Law and Ethics 3
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Department of Government and Public Policy
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

The idea of establishing a Department of Government and the Department of Government and Public Policy will prove
Public Policy was envisaged keeping in view Pakistans equal to the challenge.
long struggle with governance issues and lack of a dedicated The strength of our current faculty and their linkages in the
institution that could be the breeding ground for producing public and private sector, expose our students to an array
civil servants. of ideas, experiences and thoughts from those who have
worked in the highest echelons of government, as well as the
This department aims at producing graduates of the highest private sector. We believe that bringing Pakistans best and the
quality who can play a decisive role in public, private and brightest, former and current, civil servants to interact with
non-profit institutions, not only within Pakistan but also our students will not only help them gain an insight into the
around the world. The Department of Government and dynamics of Public Administration but also allow for a creation
Public Policy made a debut in 2010 with the launching of a of a very valuable human resource. In future, the Department
Bachelor of Public Administration programme. Coming to grips intends to launch many other programmes that will be as
with the problems that infect Pakistan is indeed a tall order, relevant to the cause of good governance and public policy
but it must be noted that NUST has a history of establishing formulation, its implementation and analysis as BS Public
educational institutions par excellence. We are confident that Administration is to the current times.

BS Public Administration
Bachelors in Public Administration at NUST is being introduced keeping in view the unique challenges that Pakistan faces in
terms of good governance, management and leadership.

Unique Features
The programme is one of its kind, and is amongst the select few being offered in Pakistan. This programme focuses on the issues
that beset Pakistan in the public sector, and aims at providing a feasible solution in terms of having a stream of public servants,
who could lead the country on the path towards development and progress.

Associated Careers
This programme provides aspiring civil servants a solid foundation through which they appear in the highly competitive Central
Superior Services (CSS) examinations. After successful completion of 133 credits of BS Public Administration programme,
students have a choice and requisite eligibility of appearing in the CSS examinations. This programme also allows them to join
the corporate sector, in segments that often need to interact with the government, as these graduates have been suitably trained
in the same through this degree.

Students, after the completion of their BS Public Administration programme, can also go on to pursue postgraduate degrees in
Public Administration. This may lead them to, amongst other paths, a research track from where they could contribute, in terms
of adding knowledge, to the current practices in Public Administration.

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Institutions & Programmes (S3H)
Bachelors in Science (Public Administration) Programme Code: 703
Year-1
Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
CS-104 IT Applications for Public Sector 3-0 ECO-111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3-0
ECO-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3-0 GPS-101 Intro to Political Science 3-0
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2-0 HU-104 English Literature 3-0
HU-102 Psychology 3-0 HU-101 Islamic Studies 2-0
Communication & Interpersonal
HU-108 3-0 HU-115 Principles of Sociology 3-0
Skills
Intro to Mass Communication &
MATH-102 Business Maths-I 3-0 MCF-112 3-0
Journalism
Total 17 Total 17
Year-2
Semester III Semester IV

FIN-103 Financial Accounting 3-0 GPA-203 E-Governace: Theory and Practive 3-0
Research Methodology and
GPA-101 Intro to Public Administration 3-0 GPA-204 3-0
Techniques
Management Theory and Practice for
GPS-102 Issues in Pakistan Politics 3-0 GPA-205 3-0
Public Sector
International Relations and
LAW-201 Law and Governance 3-0 GPS-201 3-0
Diplomacy
Islamic Theory of Governance: Role
GPS-202 Introduction to World History 3-0 LAW-202 3-0
of Law and Jurisprudence
STAT-103 Introduction to Statistics 3-0 MKT-101 Principles of Marketing 3-0

Total 18 Total 18

Year-3
Semester V Semester VI
Public Sector Financial Project Planning and Management
GPA-306 3-0 GPA-308 3-0
Management for Public Sector
Public Policy Formulation &
GPA-301 3-0 GPA-303 Land Use Planning 3-0
Implementation
GPS-304 Pakistans Domestic Policy 3-0 GPA-307 Urban Planning and Administration 3-0
Organizational Theory and
HRM-341 3-0 GPA-305 Environmental Geography 3-0
Design
LAW-301 Corporate Law and Governance 3-0 HRM-442 Human Resource Management 3-0

Total 15 Total 15

Year-4
Semester VII Semester VIII
Issues in Environmental and Natural
GPA-406 Public Finance 3-0 GPA-411 3-0
Resources Politics and Policy
Comparative Public
GPA-407 3-0 GPA-499 Research Project 0-6
Administration Systems
GPA-408 Public Personnel Administration 3-0 LAW-404 Forensics & Investigation 3-0
Theory and Practice of Local
GPS-412 3-0 FIN-407 Financial Institution & Markets 3-0
Governance
Public Sector Reforms: Administrative Responsibility and
GPA-413 3-0 GPA-414 3-0
Development and Social Changes Ethics
Total 15 Total 18

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Research and Development
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

NUST Public Policy Research Centre (NPPRC), a centre of excellence in its own right, is a constituent body of
NUST Business School. The Centre works for the progress and development of academic research at NBS, and is
instrumental in strengthening its policy relevance in order to bridge the apparent gap between the two. NPPRC is
an independent research and education-cum-training centre engaged in conducting high quality theoretical and
empirical research to shape public policy by integrating knowledge and methods across the management and
social science disciplines. It knits academic researchers, planners and implementers in public and private sectors.
Besides research, the researchers at NPPRC are also skilled in areas such as development of performance
indicators for monitoring and evaluation, networking and leveraging, preparing training modules and serving as
master trainers on various aspects of public policy issues.

Independent and Collaborative Research


Independent and joint research is highly rewarding for an
Fact file
academic institution. Apart from inculcating a wholesome
competitive spirit in the faculty, NPPRC provides NBS faculty Research Publications 2011
and students the much needed forum for presentation and Journals (Faculty) 09
peer review of their independent research findings. Journals (Students) 02
Conference Papers/Presentations (Faculty) 12
Collaborative Research Conference Papers/Presentations (Students) 04
Collaborative research between institutions requires a forum
for the researchers to interact with one another. Such Working Papers 04
interaction was long envisaged between NBS faculty and the
staff of wide-ranging public, private or multilateral institutions.
NPPRC now takes care of this need by providing the required
base for cooperating and coordinating with external
stakeholders.

Education and Training


To develop their human capital, many public and private sector
organisations impart training and re-training to their
employees. To achieve better output, the importance of
networking and leveraging cannot be overemphasised.
One of the objectives of NPPRC is to develop standard and
custom-made courses for its collaborating partners and afford
NBS faculty opportunities to groom themselves into highly
sought-after resource persons, capable of adding value to the
organisation.

NPPRC and Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development


(PITAD) are the two leading partners in this process. NBS
is credited with preparing not only the training module on
Pakistan Economy for the participants from Commerce and
Trade Group, but also for the successful delivery of an
18-module course to the participants during November 2008
and June 2009. The second undertaking started in November
2009.

With similar zeal, NPPRC is pursuing the publication of


research activities. The first two volumes of NUST Journal of
Business and Economics (NJBE) have already been published
and disseminated. NJBE is a refereed journal complying with
HEC guidelines. The suitability of the submitted article for
publication is determined after the clearance of its contents
through anti-plagiarism software, and is subject to the
recommendation of two referees. The third volume of NJBE is
currently being prepared and is expected to come out shortly.

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Department of Behavioral Sciences

Institutions & Programmes (S3H)


The Department of Behavioral Science (DBS) was created in response to the need for an interdisciplinary training program
at NUST. The field of Behavioral Sciences aims at understanding how human beings think and behave as individuals in
different ecological and socio-cultural settings. The core disciplines that contribute to Behavioral Science include Psychology,
Anthropology, and Sociology, but many other disciplines also play an important role, such as the behavioral aspects of biology,
economics, geography, law and political science.

At present, we are exploring how we can create a bridge between field of Behavioral Sciences and other disciplines at
NUST, therefore inputs from field of Behavioral Sciences can be used to maximize outputs from other fields like Mechanical
Engineering, Information Technology, Medical Sciences, Media Sciences, Art and Architecture. The interdisciplinary research
and practice can be one way to achieve the objectives, however, there is lot more needed to be done to enable scientists
and practitioners from different disciplines to learn from each others languages, attend the resonances that separate their
sciences, and develop new conceptual frameworks across their disciplinary boundaries. The Department of Behavioral Sciences
(DBS) at NUST understands its importance and looks forward to find ways for continuous improvement in specialized courses,
interdisciplinary research activities and publications. The aim is to build a learning community that invites students and scholars
from different disciplines and work on collaborative projects to make valuable contributions for the community at large.

MS in Clinical Psychology
The Department of Behavioral Sciences currently offers post graduate program in Clinical Psychology with an aspiration to
enhance expertise of existing and future psychologist through a curriculum that integrates scientific knowledge with professional
skills and attitudes necessary to function both in academic and applied setting.

The program at DBS NUST focuses on both specialized individual care and community approach to equip the graduating trainees
in both clinical and community settings. The rationale of the program is to bridge the gap between academia and services by
offering training in Clinical Psychology to produce professionals who can work with the spirit of innovation and creativity to
implement evidence based practices in mental health domain.

One distinctive feature of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at NUST is the community mental health orientation i.e. we
plan to offer two tracks of specialization in its MS and PhD training i.e. Clinical and Clinical Community. At DBS, the Clinical track
offers specialization in individual adult and child psycho-diagnostics and assessments; and Clinical Community track would
focus on Interventions in community settings for both behavioral and emotional issues and foster resilience among the at-risk
segments of society. Our focus is on individuals and communities, and the relationship between the two. In addition, mental
health practitioners who graduate from DBS will demonstrate qualities of leadership, professionalism, critical thinking and
empathy. Our goal is to prepare a team of mental health practitioners who are capable enough to establish services and adjunct
facilities for improving mental health of children, adolescents and adults.

Curriculum of MS in Clinical Psychology at Department of Behavioral Sciences (DBS)

MS in Clinical Psychology
Educational Objectives:
1. To offer a curriculum that integrates scientific knowledge with professional skills and attitudes necessary to function both in
academic and applied setting.
2. To equip the graduating trainees with necessary skills so that they can work in both clinical and community settings.
3. To produce professionals who can work with the spirit of innovation and creativity to implement evidence based practices in
mental health domain.
4. To prepare a team of mental health practitioners who are capable of establishing services and adjunct facilities for improving
mental health of children, adolescents and adults.

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Scheme of Studies
Institutions & Programmes (S3H)

Programme Code 790

CORE COURSES
Course Code Courses Credits
PSY 901 Seminar in Professional Ethics and Psychotherapy 3
PSY 902 Seminar in Current Advancement in Clinical Psychology 3
PSY 903 Research Method (Clinical Research Design and Analysis) 3

PSY 921 Pre doctoral Internship 3

ELECTIVE COURSES
PSY 911 Preventive Interventions for Child and Adolescents 3
PSY 912 Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Affective and Personality Disorders 3
PSY 913 Gender & Mental Health 3
PSY 914 Advanced Developmental Psychopathology 3
PSY 999 Dissertation 30

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Institutions & Programmes (SNS)
School of Natural
Sciences (SNS)

The School
The Programme

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School of Natural Sciences (SNS)
Institutions & Programmes (SNS)

Established in May 2004, School of Natural Sciences (SNS) is a young and thriving school that contributes vitally to
the research output of not only NUST but also of the country. The research carried out at SNS is regularly published in
international journals of repute. SNS offers postgraduate programmes leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MS)
and (Doctorate of Philosophy) PhD in the dynamic fields of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and exciting four-year
undergraduate programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics and Physics. Our postgraduate
programmes emphasize breadth of understanding the core areas of Mathematics and Physics in addition to culminating
in theses demonstrating mastery in one of the many research directions that are pursued at SNS. The thrust areas in
Mathematics include Analysis, Combinatorics, Computational Mathematics, Differential Equations, Geometry, Mathematical
Physics and Optimization Theory, while the Physics programme focuses on the exciting areas of Astrophysics, Cosmology and
Relativity, High Energy Physics, Nanotechnology, Plasma Physics and Theoretical Quantum Physics and those in Chemistry
are Inorganic, Analytical, Organic and Nanochemistry. Our BS programme in Mathematics and Physics has the unique feature
of allowing students to explore the myriad of applications in areas as diverse as Biology, Computer Science, Engineering,
Financial Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation and Nanotechnology.

Faculty Profile
Prof Azad Akhter Siddiqui, Principal
PhD, Mathematics (QAU, Pakistan)
Specialization: Computational Mathematics
Research Interests: Relativity, Cosmology

Department of Mathematics
Dr. Rashid Farooq (Head of Department) Dr. Moniba Shams
D.Sc., Mathematics (Kyoto, Japan) PhD, Mathematics (Glasgow, UK)
Thrust Area: Discrete Mathematics Thrust Area: Computational Mathematics
Research Interests: Game Theory, Discrete Convex Analysis, Research Interests: Elastodynamics, Solid Mechanics, Wave
Combinatorial Optimization Motion

Prof. Faiz Ahmad Dr. Yousaf Habib


PhD, Mathematics (Manchester, UK) PhD, Mathematics (Auckland, New Zealand)
Thrust Area: Differential Equations Thrust Area: Computational Mathematics
Research Interests: Nonlinear Differential Equations, Research Interests: Geometric Numerical Integration,
Elastodynamics Ordinary Differential Equations

Dr. Tooba Feroze Dr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman


PhD, Mathematics (QAU, Pakistan) PhD, Mathematics (NUST, Pakistan)
Thrust Area: Mathematical Physics Thrust Area: Differential Equations
Research Interests: Relativity, Differential Equations, Symmetry Research Interests: Existence Theory, Numerical Methods
Methods
Dr. Muhammad Ishaq
Dr. Matloob Anwar PhD, ASSMS, GC, Lahore
PhD, Mathematics (GCU, Pakistan) Thrust Area: Algebra
Thrust Area: Analysis Research Interests: Commutative Algebra, Stanley
Research Interests: Cauchy Means, Convex Analysis Decomposition and Stanly Depth

Dr. Mubasher Jamil, T.I Dr. Muhammad Asif Farooq
PhD, Mathematics (NUST, Pakistan) PhD, Mathematics (NTNU, Norway)
Thrust Area: Mathematical Physics Thrust Area: Computational Mathematics
Research Interests: Cosmology, Quantum Gravity Research Interests: Numerical Mathematics, Scientific
Computing, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Computational Fluid
Dr. Khaula Naeem Khan Dynamics
PhD, Mathematics (Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Thrust Area: Analysis Dr. Abid Ali Lashari
Research Interests: Fractional Calculus, Functional Analysis PhD, Mathematics (NUST, Pakistan)
Thrust Area: Differential Equations Research Interests:
Dr. Muhammad Imran Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Epidemiology
PhD, Mathematics (GCU Lahore, Pakistan)
Thrust Area: Discrete Mathematics
Research Interests: Graph Theory, Combinatorics

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Dr. Meraj Mustafa

Institutions & Programmes (SNS)


PhD, Mathematics (QAU, Pakistan)
Thrust Area: Fluid Mechanics
Research Interests: Theoretical and computational fluid
dynamics, Numerical analysis, Rheology/flows of non-
Newtonian fluids,

Department of Physics
Dr. Ayesha Khalique (HoD Physics) Dr. S. Rizwan Hussain
PhD, Physics (TU Darmstadt, Germany) PhD/Postdoc, Physics (CAS, Beijing, China/Peking University,
Thrust Area: Theoretical Quantum Physics Beijing, China
Research Interests: Quantum Information, Quantum Optics Thrust Area: Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)
Research Interests: Magnetic Nanostructures, Multiferroics,
Prof. Asghar Qadir Nanodevices
PhD, Physics (London, UK),
Thrust Area: Astrophysics, Cosmology and Relativity Dr. Rizwan Khalid
Research Interests: Relativity, Astrophysics, Cosmology, PhD, Physics (Delaware, USA)
Differential Equations, Special Functions Thrust Area: High Energy Physics
Research Interests: Dark Matter, Sparticle Spectroscopy
Dr. Shahid Iqbal
PhD, Physics (QAU, Pakistan ) Dr. Muddasir Ali Shah
Thrust Area: Theoretical Quantum Physics PhD, Physics(GCU Lahore, Pakistan)
Research Interests: Quantum Optics, Coherent states, Thrust Area: Plasma Physics
Quantum Chaos Research Interests: Plasma waves

Dr. Faheem Amin Dr. Muhammad Naeem Shahid
PhD, Physics (PUM, Germany) PhD, Physics (Syracuse, USA)
Thrust Area: Nanotechnology Thrust Area: High Energy Physics
Research Interests: Synthesis and characterization of Research Interests: Low Energy QCD, Neutrino Physics
nanoparticles, Polymer microcapsules, nanobiotechnology
Dr. Qurat ul Ain Javed
Dr. Muhammad Ali Paracha PhD, Physics(Beijing, China)
PhD, Physics (QAU, Pakistan) Thrust Area: Condensed Matter Physics
Thrust Area: High Energy Physics Research Interests: Synthesis of transition metal oxide based
Research Interests: Flavor Physics, Physics Beyond the conspicuous nanostructures, functional properties and
Standard Model applications, (including in light emitting diodes, solar cells,
spintronics, DMS Li Ion Battries).

Department of Chemistry
Prof. Dr. M. Ilyas Sarwar Dr. Zahida Malik
Ph.D, Chemistry (QAU, Pakistan/ National Institute of Materials PhD, Chemistry (University of Vienna, Austria)
and Chemical Research (NIMC), Tsukuba, Japan Thrust Area: Physical / Materials Chemistry
Thrust Area: Polymer/Materials/Analytical/ Inorganic Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Intermetallics,
Chemistry Thermoelectrics
Research Interests: Nanomaterials (composites/blends)
nonporous materials for CO2 capture & water treatment Dr. Mudassir Iqbal
PhD, Chemistry (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Dr. Sonia Zulfiqar (T.I) Thrust Area: Organic Synthesis
PhD, Chemistry (QAU, Pakistan/MPI for Polymer Research Research Interests: Nuclear waste processing, Selective metal
Germany) extraction, Ionic liquids
Thrust Area: Polymer/Materials Chemistry
Research Interests: Nanocomposites, Climate Change, CO2 Dr. Muhammad Arfan
Capture PhD, Chemistry (QAU, Pakistan/ University of Gottingen,
Germany)
Thrust Area: Synthetic Chemistry
Research Interests: -peptides Synthesis , Reagents in organic
synthesis, Natural Product

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Research at SNS
Institutions & Programmes (SNS)
Nanotechnology
In SNS, research is given the top most priority. The faculty at Plasma Physics
SNS has nealy 1000 publications to its credit, most of which Theoretical Quantum Physics
are in ISI journals. In 2014 alone, there were 101 publications
with an impact factor over 110. Despite being a young centre,
The following are the areas in the Department of Chemistry:
already 80 students have finished their MPhil and 19 have
received PhD. Analytical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Research Groups Nanochemistry
There are various research groups working at SNS, many of Organic Chemistry
which hold collaborative meetings and research presentations Physical Chemistry
regularly. The groups in the Department of Mathematics are:
Algebra Financial Assistance
Analysis SNS offers financial assistance to bright and needy students in
Computational Mathematics various forms, which include:
Differential Equations Fee waivers
Discrete Mathematics Research associateships
Mathematical Physics Teaching assistantships
HEC scholarships
The following are the groups in the Department of Physics: Currently, all students in the research phase of their PhD are
Astrophysics, Cosmology and Relativity receiving financial assistance.
High Energy Physics

Journal Publications Bar Chart, SNS 2004-2014 Impact Factor Graph, SNS 2004-2014

Fact file
SNS has 82 ISI journal publications in 2012 with an
impact factor of 101.878.

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International Collaborations that of the second as a special issue of General Relativity

Institutions & Programmes (SNS)


and Gravitation and the third in the European Journal of
Memorandum of Agreement has been signed between Physics, Conference Series.
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South
Africa and SNS for a period of five years in the field of
CAMP conference on Mathematical Sciences was
organized at SNS from 17th to 19th November 2011. The
Mathematics. In addition to research collaboration, the
conference covered a vast variety of research fields from
agreement includes exchange of students and faculty.
applied mathematics as well as pure mathematics. There
A collaborative agreement with the Department of Physics
were 37 speakers from different universities around the
of the University of Lecce, Italy in the field of Astrophysics
country and from abroad who presented their research
is also in place. There have been three workshops in
work in Bio-Mathematics, Mathematical Economics,
Astrophysics as a result of this collaboration
Differential Equations, Teleparallel Gravity and many other
SNS has a comprehensive agreement signed with the
fields.
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics,
Trieste, Italy. Besides many other features, the agreement
NUST Conference on Application and Methods of Physics
(NUST-SNS) was held on 21st and 22nd Nov. 2011 at SNS.
allows for the exchange of three students and three
The national conference was the first physics conference
faculty members every year for a period of up to one
held at NUST. The basic aim of the conference was to
month.
provide a forum where recent developments in Physics
A research agreement has been signed between SNS and
would be discussed. The various fields covered at the
Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) of
conference were Cosmology, Astrophysics, Relativity,
Kyoto University, Japan.
Particle Physics, Quantum Optics, Nanotechnology,
Bose Einstein Condensate and Quantum Information.
Activities In total 40 speakers presented their work. Posters by
SNS is a hotspot for Mathematics and Physics related various researchers were also displayed throughout the
activities not only in the capital area but is also a major player conference.
nationwide in these fields. Some recent activities in the said Two one-day conferences were organized by SNS in
fields include the following: honour of Prof Muneer Ahmad Rashid and Prof Riazuddin
in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
Sixth International Conference on Recent Developments In addition to student seminars and special seminars
in Fluid Mechanics organized by SNS from March 17-19, delivered by distinguished speakers from time to time,
2015. there are two regular weekly seminar series, one in
Conference on Symmetries, Differential Equations and Mathematics and one in Physics. In these series experts
Applications (SDEA-II) was held at NUST organized by SNS from various universities from all over Pakistan come,
from Jan 27-30, 2014. A large number of local and foreign deliver lectures, answer questions and head lively
scholars participated in the conference. discussions about their field of research
The 4th Joint Italian-Pakistan Workshop on Relativistic
Astrophysics was held at SNS from 15-17 February Apart from these research-oriented meetings, SNS arranges
2013. The first three Joint Italian-Pakistani Workshops various extra-curricular activities. The students may also
on Relativistic Astrophysics were co-sponsored by SNS benefit from the vibrant social scene of NUST, details of which
and held in Italy, in collaboration with the University of can be found on the NUST website.
Lecce in 2007, 2009 and 2011. The proceedings of the
first are published as a special issue of Nuovo Cimento,

Honours and Awards


Prof Asghar Qadir of SNS has the following honours and awards to his credit:
Hilal-i-Imtiaz
Sitara-i-Imtiaz
Distinguished National Professor of Higher Education Commission
Fellow Pakistan Academy of Sciences
Al Khwarizmi Award
ISESCO Award
Dr. Sonia Zulfiqar of SNS has the following honours and awards to her credit:
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
Dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui Prize for Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Mubasher Jamil has been awarded Dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui Prize for Mathematics 2011 by
Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

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BS Mathematics
Institutions & Programmes (SNS)

Programme Description
This programme is designed to broaden the mathematical background of students and to enable them to choose from a wide
spectrum of career choices.

Unique Features
Our programme is modeled on the broad-based American system; students attend courses in the natural and social sciences and
humanities in addition to specializing in mathematics. Moreover, the students are required to choose from a variety of elective
courses. The electives that are currently on offer serve to either add depth to the core mathematics curriculum or to imbibe a
working knowledge of associated areas where a mathematics graduate can prove to be extremely useful. The elective courses
may be taken from the following areas:
Financial Mathematics
Computer Science
Modeling and Simulation
Engineering Mathematics
Biomathematics
Mathematical Physics

Associated Careers
Mathematics graduates in Pakistan traditionally pursue careers in education and research centres or go on for higher studies.
Our programme not only keeps the requirement of these fields in mind but also equips students with skills that are needed
in the modern industrial and financial markets. All over the developed world, mathematicians are employed by banks, stock
exchanges, lending agencies and most other industries. CAMP is acutely aware that we are a rapidly developing nation and our
institutions require expert mathematicians to fulfil their needs on an urgent basis. This broadens the scope of the graduates of
this programme and enables them to choose from a wide variety of jobs available in Pakistan and abroad, particularly in the areas
mentioned above.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code 305

First Year

Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
HU-110 English 3-0 BIO-110 Introductory Biology 2-1
CH-103 Chemistry 3-1 PHY-107 Electricity and Magnetism 3-1
Fundamentals of Computer Program-
PHY-106 Mathematics 3-1 CS-110 3-1
ming
MATH-111 Calculus I 3-0 MATH-112 Calculus II 3-0
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2-0 HU-108 Communication and interpersonal Skills 3-0
HU-101 Islamic Studies 2-0
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 18

Second Year

Semester III Semester IV


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH-261 Mathematical Statistics I 3-0 MATH-262 Mathematical Statistics-II 3-0
MATH-274 Elementary Number Theory 3-0 MATH-235 Mathematical Computing 2-1
MATH-213 Calculus-III 3-0 MATH-242 Real Analysis-I 3-0
ECO-101 Principles of Microceconomics 3-0 MATH-251 Ordinary Differential Equations-I 3-0
Discrete Mathematics and Applica-
MATH-272 3-0 HU-222 Professional Ethics 2-0
tions
HU-210 Technical Writing 3-0 ECO-111 Principle of Microeconomics 3-0
Total Credits 18 17

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Third Year

Institutions & Programmes (SNS)


Semester V Semester VI
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH-321 Linear algebra 4-0 MATH-353 Partial Differential Equations 3-0
MATH-342 Real analysis II 3-0 MATH-381 Differential Geometry I 3-0
MATH-344 Metric and Topological Spaces 3-0 MATH-322 Group Theory 3-0
MATH-343 Complex Analysis 3-0 MATH-332 Numerical Analysis-I 3-0
CS-250 Data Structures and Algorithms 3-1 MGT-271 Entrepreneurship 2-0
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 14

Fourth Year

Semester VII Semester VIII


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH-452 Ordinary Differential Equations-II 3-0 MATH-457 Mathematical Modelling 3-0
MATH-491 Fluid Mechanics 3-0 MATH-446 Functional Analysis 3-0
MATH-423 Rings and Fields 3-0 MATH-455 Integral Equations 3-0
CSL-401 Community Services Learning 1-1 XXX-XXX elective-III 3-0
XXX-XXX elective-I 3-0 XXX-XXX elective-IV 3-0
XXX-XXX elective-II 3-0
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 15

Elective Courses (Computational Mathematics)


Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH-433 Numerical Analysis-II 3
MATH-434 Numerical Linear Algebra 3
MATH-435 Introduction to Finite Element Methods 3
MATH-436 Introduction to approximation Theory 3
MATH-492 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
Elective Coursed (Mathematical Economics)
MATH-473 Operations Research 3
ECO-325 Introduction to Econometrics 3
ECO-326 Applied Economics 3
MATH-475 Game Theory 3
MATH-463 Stochastic Processes 3
MATH-432 Numerical Analysis-II 3
Elective Coursed (Pure and Applied Mathematics)
MATH-424 Advanced Group Theory-I 3
MATH-425 Advanced Group Theory-II 3
MATH-426 Module Theory 3
MATH-471 Cryptography 3
MATH-447 Measure and Integration 3
MATH-483 Spherical Trigonometry 3
MATH-482 Differential Geometry-II 3

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MATH-456 Discrete Dynamical Systems 3
Institutions & Programmes (SNS)

PHY-203 Classical Mechanics-I 3


PHY-204 Electrodynamics-I 3
PHY-302 Quantum Mechanics-I 3
PHY-361 Special Relativity 3
PHY-462 General Relativity 3

BS Physics
Programme Description
School of Natural Sciences (SNS) is also offering the BS programme in physics for those who need to pursue their career as a
physicist or use it as a tool in other technological areas. The main focus is to teach students the analysis of complex situations
which will be helpful in the main stream physics as well as in other fields such as R&D industries and management sciences.

Unique Features
In this four years programme, the students will have an option to choose a minor, in addition to specialize in theoretical or
experimental physics, like in European and American universities. The choice of minors will allow the students to broaden their
horizons by focusing on an allied area or to take advanced elective physics courses and will grant access of a wider job market
for students. For instance, in the electronics minor the student will have the opportunity to take courses from the Electronics/
Electrical program offered by SEECS. Currently available minor streams are:
Mathematics
Nanotechnology
Electronics

Associated Careers
The graduates with specialization in theoretical physics and experimental physics should be able to join as faculty in different
educational institutions or continue their post-graduate education. A BS degree in physics and a minor in electronics would
have a wide range of jobs open like in the fields of photonics and optoelectronics in industry. They can make also good physics
faculty in engineering institutes. A students with nanotechnology as minor will have opportunity in energy capture and storage,
electronics/semiconductor industry, material science including textiles, polymers, packaging, pharmaceuticals and medical,
biotechnology, environmental control and monitoring and military and national security. They will also have the possibility of
employment within and outside Pakistan in academia as well as in energy corporate and industry and in medical science. A minor
in mathematics will be helpful in the field of mathematical/theoretical physics.

First Year Programme Code 306

Core Courses
Semester-I Semester-II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
HU-110 English 3-0 BIO-110 Introductory Biology 2-1

CH-103 Chemistry 3-1 PHY-107 Electricity & Magnetism 3-1


Fundamentals of Computer
PHY-106 Mechanics 3-1 CS-110 3-1
Programming
MATH-111 Calculus-I 3-0 MATH-112 Calculus-II 3-0
Communication & Interpersonal
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2-0 HU-108 3-0
Skills
Total 16 HU-101 Islamic studies 2-0
Total 19
Second Year
Semester-III Semester-IV
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
HU-212 Technical & Business Writing 2-0 xxx Humanities-I 3-0
MATH-206 Linear Algebra for Physicists 3-0 PHY-203 Classical Mechanics-I 3-0

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MATH-205 Differential Equations for Physicists 3-0 PHY-204 Electrodynamics-I 3-0

Institutions & Programmes (SNS)


PHY-201 Modern Physics 3-0 PHY-205 Thermal Physics 3-0
Mathematical Methods for
PHY-202 Waves & Oscillation 3-0 PHY-212 3-0
Physicists I (MMP I)
PHY-261 Astronomy 2-1 PHY-291 Electronics 2-1
Total 17 Total 18

3rd Year
Semester-V Semester-VI
PHY-301 Electrodynamics-II 3-0 PHY-361 Special Relativity 3-0
PHY-302 Quantum Mechanics-I 3-0 PHY-321 Condensed Matter I 3-0
PHY-303 Statistical Mechanics-I 3-0 PHY-304 Quantum Mechanics II 3-0
Mathematical Methods for
PHY-312 3-0 PHY-392 Lab-II 0-2
Physicists-II (MMP II)
PHY-391 Lab-I 0-2 xxx Elective-II 3-0
xxx Elective-I 3-0 xxx Elective-III 3-0
Total 17 Total 17

4th Year
Semester-VII Semester-VIII
PHY-422 Condensed Matter-II 3-0 xxx Humanities-II 3-0
PHY-471 Atomic, Molecular & Nuclear Physics 3-0 xxx Humanities-III 3-0
xxx Elective-IV 3-0 xxx Elective-VII 3-0
xxx Elective-V 3-0 xxx Elective-VIII 3-0
xxx Elective-VI 3-0 xxx Elective-IX 3-0
Total 15 Total 15

Elective Courses
Theoretical physics
Course Code Course Title Credits
PHY-411 Group Theory 3-0
PHY-412 Classical Mechanics-II 3-0
PHY-421 Statistical Mechanics-II 3-0
PHY-431 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 3-0
PHY-432 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 3-0
PHY-433 Quantum Information 3-0
PHY-434 Quantum Computation 3-0
PHY-435 Quantum Optics 3-0
PHY-441 Particle Physics-I 3-0
PHY-442 Particle Physics-II 3-0
PHY-443 Quantum Field Theory 3-0
PHY-451 Introduction to Plasma Physics 3-0

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PHY-452 Kinetic Theory of Plasma waves 3-0
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PHY-461 Astrophysics 3-0


PHY-462 General Relativity 3-0
PHY-463 Cosmology 3-0
PHY-464 Relativistic Astrophysics 3-0
XX XXX Project 0-6
Experimental Physics
PHY-481 Introduction to Nanomaterials 3-0
PHY-482 Smart Nanomaterial 3-0
PHY-483 Material Science 3-0
PHY-484 Surfaces and Interfaces 3-0
PHY-485 Characterization of Materials 3-0
PHY-486 Functional Properties of Materials 3-0
XX XXX Project 0-6
Mathematics Minor
PHY-411 Group Theory 3-0
MATH-381 Differential Geometry-I 3-0
MATH-242 Real analysis-I 3-0
MATH-344 Metric and Topological Spaces 3-0
MATH-446 Functional Analysis 3-0
MATH-452 Ordinary Differential Equations-II 3-0
MATH-491 Fluid Mechanics 3-0
MATH-457 Mathematical Modeling 3-0
MATH-482 Differential Geometry-II 3-0
MATH-274 Elementary Number Theory 3-0
MATH-272 Discrete Mathematics and Applications 3-0
MATH-471 Cryptography 3-0
XX XXX Project 0-6
Electronics Minor
EE-221 Digital Logic Design 3-1
EE-211 Electrical Network Analysis 3-1
EE-215 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3-1
EE-232 Signals and Systems 3-1
EE-xxx Microprocessor Interfacing Lab 3-1
EE-371 Linear Control Systems 3-1
EE-351 Communication Systems 3-1

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EE-368 Power Electronics 3-1

Institutions & Programmes (SNS)


EE-342 Microwave Engineering 3-1
EE-343 Transmission Lines and Waveguides 3-1
EE-442 Microwave Devices 3-1
EE-330 Digital Signal Processing 3-1
XX-xxx Project 0-6
Nanotechnology Minor
CHE-360 Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering 3-0
CHE-461 Polymer Reaction Engineering 3-0
MSE-343 Composite Materials 3-0
MSE-471 Vacuum Technology in Surface Engineering 3-0
MSE-473 Novel Techniques in Surface Engineering 3-0
PHY-481 Introduction to Nanomaterials 3-0
PHY-482 Smart Nanomaterial 3-0
PHY-483 Material Science 3-0
PHY-484 Surfaces and Interfaces 3-0
PHY-485 Characterization of Materials 3-0
PHY-486 Functional Properties of Materials 3-0
XX XXX Project 0-6
Humanities
HU-112 Industrial Psychology 3-0
HU-219 Philosophy 3-0
ECO-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3-0
MGT-272 Entrepreneurship 3-0
GPS-101 Intro to Political Science 3-0

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MS and PhD Programs
Institutions & Programmes (SNS)

SNS offers postgraduate programmes leading to the degrees of MS in Mathematics, PhD in Mathematics, MS in Physics and PhD
in Physics.

MS: The MS programme at SNS comprises 24 credit hours of coursework followed by a research phase culminating in a
dissertation carrying a weight of 6 credit hours. The MS degree is designed to broaden the appreciation and deepen the
understanding of the subject, and to acquaint our students with the latest research trends in various areas of Mathematics and
Physics. The MS degree can better ones job prospects and, in addition, is good preparation for admission to a PhD programme.

PhD: The PhD programme at SNS comprises 18 credit hours of coursework followed by a research phase culminating in a
dissertation carrying a weight of 36 credit hours based on a highly individualized, investigative and creative study which shall
make a significant contribution to knowledge. A unique feature of our PhD programme is that the students are required to
deliver three seminars in addition to the public defence of their dissertation; one in the chosen field of research, one in the
thrust area but not directly related to the research topic, and one in an area other than the thrust area. This is designed so as to
encourage both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding. Additionally, all candidates for the PhD degree must pass a
Comprehensive examination that tests them on the fundamental concepts in Mathematics/Physics in general, as well as the basic
ideas in their chosen field of research.

Mathematics
The thrust areas in Mathematics are;
Algebra
Analysis
Computational Mathematics
Differential Equations
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematical Physics

Core Courses
Scheme of Studies Programme Code 780
Mathematics Programme
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH-801 Algebra 3 MATH-804 Differential Equations 3
MATH-802 Analysis 3 MATh-805 Computational Mathematics 3
MATH-803 Geomatry 3 MATH- 806 Functional Analysis 3

Elective Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits Symmetry Methods for
MATH-906 3
Differential Equations-II
Ordinary Differential
MATH-901 3 Functional Methods for
Equation-I MATH-907 3
Differential Equations
Ordinary Differential
MATH-902 3
Equations-II MATH-908 Fixed Point Theory 3
MATH-903 Partial Differential Equations-I 3 MATH-909 Continuum Mechanics-I 3
MATH-904 Partial Differential Equations-II 3 MATH-910 Continuum Mechanics-II 3
Symmetry Methods for MATH-911 Special Functions 3
MATH-905 3
Differential Equations-I
MATH-912 Transform Methods 3

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MATH-913 Asymptotic Methods 3 Advanced Computational

Institutions & Programmes (SNS)


MATH-936 3
Mathematics-I
MATH-914 Mathematical Modeling 3
Advanced Computational
MATH-937 3
MATH-915 Complex Methods 3 Mathematics II
MATH-916 General Relativity 3 MATH-938 Stochastic Methods-I 3

MATH-917 Cosmology 3 MATH-940 Stochastic Methods-II 3


MATH-918 Spinor Formalism 3 MATH-941 Graph Theory 3

MATH-919 Stellar Structures 3 MATH-942 Topology 3


MATH-920 Relativistic Astrophysics 3 MATH-943 Convex Analysis 3
Relativistic Astrophysics of the Semigroup Theory of
MATH-921 3 MATH-944 3
Galactic Centre Operators
MATH-922 Classical Field Theory 3 MATH-945 Lie Group Representation 3

MATH-923 Quantum Mechanics 3 MATH-949 Combinatorics 3


MATH-924 Quantum Field Theory 3 MATH-960 Reading and Research-I 3
Quantum Field Theory in MATH-961 Reading and Research-II 3
MATH-925 3
Curved Spaces
MATH-962 Reading and Research-III 3
MATH-926 Particle Physics 3
Courses from Other NUST
Foundations of Quantum MATH-971 0
MATH-927 3 Institutions
Mechanics
Seminar Attendance (Non
MATH-981 0
MATH-928 Celestial Mechanics 3 Credit)
MATH-929 Thermodynamics 3 Seminar Delivered G (Non
MATH-982 0
Credit)
MATH-930 Statistical Mechanics 3
Seminar Delivered T (Non
MATH-983 0
MATH-931 Electromagnetism-I 3 Credit)
MATH-932 Electromagnetism-II 3 Seminar Delivered R (Non
MATH-984 0
Credit)
MATH-933 Gravitational Lenses 3
MATH-899 MPhil Thesis 6
MATH-934 Optimization Theory-I 3
MATH-999 PhD Thesis 30
MATH-935 Optimization Theory II 3

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Physics
The thrust areas in Physics are;
Astrophysics
Cosmology
High Energy Physics
Nanotechnology
Plasma Physics
Relativity
Theoretical Quantum Physics

Core Courses
Scheme of Studies Programme Code
Mathematics Programme
Course Code Course Title Credits
PHY-801 Classical Mechanics 3
PHY-802 Methods for Mathematical Physics 3
PHY-803 Quantum Mechanics 3
PHY-804 Differential Equations 3
PHY-805 Electromagnetism 3
PHY-806 Thermal Physics 3

Elective Courses
PHY-915 Particle Physics-II 3
Course Code Course Title Credits
PHY-916 Group Theory for Physicists 3
PHY-807 Topics in Mathematical Physics 3
Atomic and Molecular
Advanced Quantum PHY-917 3
PHY-901 3 Spectroscopy
Mechanics
Introduction to Quantum
PHY-902 Quantum Field Theory-I 3 PHY-918 3
Optics
Foundations of Quantum PHY-919 Astrophysics 3
PHY-903 3
Mechanics
PHY-920 Classical Field Theory 3
PHY-904 Quantum Field Theory II 3
PHY-921 Plasma Physics 3
PHY-905 Quantum Field Theory III 3
PHY-922 Nanophysics 3
PHY-906 Geometry 3
Quantum Information and
PHY-907 General Relativity 3 PHY-923 3
Quantum Computation
PHY-908 Cosmology I 3 Experimental Techniques of
PHY-924 3
Cosmology II Physics
PHY-909 3
Optical Properties and
Two-Component Spinor PHY-925 3
PHY-910 3 Spectroscopy
Formalism
PHY-961 Reading and Research-I 3
PHY-911 Twistor Theory 3
PHY-962 Reading and Research-II 3
PHY-912 Relativistic Astrophysics 3
PHY-963 Reading and Research-III 3
PHY-913 Supermassive Black Holes 3
Courses from Other NUST
PHY-914 Particle Physics-I 3 PHY-971 0
Institutions

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Institutions & Programmes (SNS)
Seminar Attendance (Non Seminar Delivered R (Non
PHY-981 0 PHY-984 0
Credit) Credit)
Seminar Delivered G (Non PHY-899 MPhil Thesis 6
PHY-982 0
Credit)
PHY-999 PhD Thesis 3
Seminar Delivered T (Non
PHY-983 0
Credit)

My Experience at SNS
What is most about SNS is the high standards
that it holds for quality and objectivity and
the growth opportunities that it provides to
talented, hard-working people.

Ibrar Hussain
Assistant Professor

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Chemistry
Institutions & Programmes (SNS)

MS and PhD Program


Chemistry is an incredibly multidisciplinary science at NUST. The Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences (SNS)
offers research intensive programs leading to Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Chemistry,
giving talented and motivated students the chance to make discoveries in chemical science and related disciplines. Our program
is designed to provide students with a broad background in chemistry while simultaneously offering opportunities to do cutting-
edge, multidisciplinary research. Research opportunities are available in a wide-range of contemporary areas of chemistry,
including organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, polymer, environmental and nano-materials chemistry.

The aim of the graduate program in chemistry is to provide an environment for individuals to develop the skills to become leaders
in scientific research and education, capable of making original contributions to the advancement of chemistry. The first year is
devoted mainly to advanced coursework with the opportunity to begin research in the latter part of the year. During the second
and subsequent years, the major emphasis is given to research for both MS and PhD students.

We are seeking students with a strong background in chemistry and the motivation and enthusiasm to pursue new and unsolved
research questions.

Core Courses
Scheme of Studies Programme Code:782
Mathematics Programme
Course Code Course Title Credits
CH 801 Organic Chemistry 3
CH 802 Physical Chemistry 3
CH 803 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 823 Advanced Analytical Techniques 3

Elective Courses CH-812 Pharmaceutical chemistry 3


Course Code Course Title Credits CH-813 Photochemistry 3
Advanced techniques in PSE 821 Polymer chemistry 3
CH-804 3
physical chemistry
CH-814 Research methodology 3
CH-805 Advanced thermal analysis 3
CH-815 Stereochemistry 3
CH-806 Chemical kinetics 3
CH-816 Supramolecular chemistry 3
CH-807 Coordination chemistry 3
CH-817 Topics in inorganic chemistry 3
ENS-820 Environmental chemistry 3
CH-818 Topics in organic chemistry 3
CH-808 Industrial chemistry 3
CH-819 Topics in physical chemistry 3
CH-809 Medicinal chemistry 3
CH-820 Green Chemistry 3
CHE-816 Molecular nanotechnology 3
CH-899 MPhil Thesis 6
CH-810 Nanochemistry 3
CH-811 Organic synthesis 3

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PhD Program

Institutions & Programmes (SNS)


Scheme of Studies Programme Code
Mathematics Programme
Course Code Course Title Credits
CH 901 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CH 902 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
CH 903 Advanced Spectroscopy 3
CH 904 Modern Trends in Analytical Chemistry 3
CH 905 Nano/Biodevices 3
CH 906 Stereoselective Synthesis 3
CH 907 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
CH 908 Review Paper 3
CH 909 Seminar 3
CH 910 Research Methodology 3
CH 999 PhD Thesis 30

Notes: PhD Students will complete the requirements of 800/900 level coursework to be decided by the doctoral Guidance and
Examination Committee (GEC).

Any relevant courses from other departments will be available to the Students with the permission of the Principal.

My Experience at SNS
To me, SNS is one of the most prestigious
academic units of this university. It has not
only polished my academic abilities but my
personality as well. The research environment
at SNS really motivates and inspires students. I
am proud to be part of it.

Amjad Hussain
TVF NUST-SNS

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School of Art, Design & Architecture

The School
The Programme
Institutions & Programmes (SADA)

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School of Art, Design and Architecture

Institutions & Programmes (SADA)


Why SADA? making, elements of form making and design. The students
in the second year studio learn to deal with human space,
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. programme, scale, and the site itself.
--Winston Churchill
The third year while building on the learning outcomes of the
Starting Afresh second year explores contextual issues relating to the street,
SADA aims to produce the finest architects and designers. and urban space. Architecture as discipline in itself will also
Being a new school, we have the opportunity of starting out form part of the studio. The fourth year deals with large-scale
with a fresh approach towards design education. To achieve work such as high-rise and long-span structures along with
this goal, we plan to provide students with a sound and housing and social projects. In the final year, the students
extensive base of knowledge from their first semester by are encouraged to display their interests and vision through
introducing the Basics of Design. We believe in learning by independent research and a final design thesis.
doing. We are one of the very few Pakistani schools with a
studio culture for the first-year foundation course. Our studios METU Collaboration
aim at creating an expressive and participatory environment The school has established linkages with Middle East Technical
through slide talks, seminars, guest lectures, practical University, Ankara, Turkey for faculty, student transfer besides
assignments, film screenings and workshops. A diverse mixture training of faculty in various software, history of architecture
of first year assignments attune students to work with a and architecture criticism. The first collaborative effort was
variety of materials and skills whereas the studio projects accomplished by developing the curriculum of the architecture
help students discover their individual voice and personal school, providing book lists, and a list of equipment for the
expression through freedom and creative learning. model shop.

An architect is responsible for designing buildings, making The Library at present is subscribing to journals from the US,
working plans and then often supervising construction. The UK, France and Italy. It is in the process of acquiring books
field is more related to arts, however, during the process of in the HEC Higher Education Commission booklist and those
designing, architects are in coordination with engineers of used by other international schools. In the first year, it hopes
various disciplines. to acquire 2,000 books and in the next year 3000 more. It
has access to a large number of e-books through the main
In totality, the five years provide a progressive, incremental library of NUST and databases. Architecture is recognized
sequence of design study and application. An emphasis by the school as examining processes for the production of
on 3D visualisation within the first year becomes the most spaces, and places that relate to our emotional and conscious
advantageous link of the Basics of Design to Architectural existence in which a diverse range of human activities
Design; the second year design studio, where an introduction take place. The curriculum deals with it at various levels of
to conceptualising and designing a project is taught. It focuses complexity and the school will use every resource to achieve
on familiarising students to the basics of architecture design, this aim over ten semesters.
after they have been put through a rigorous course in the first
and second semesters, which is primarily concerned with form

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Facilities Co-curricular Activities
Institutions & Programmes (SADA)

Throughout all their courses, students are provided with SADA Sports Club
carefully selected and compiled reading material that SADA has a variety of sports activities which encourage
corresponds to the class in the form of a concise reader. The both male and female participation. Sports representatives
computers in the library are equipped with some of the best (selected students) coordinate with the faculty and the rest
architectural e-books for the students along with a wide range of the teams at NUST. At present, we have Cricket, Football,
of books about Art Design and Architecture. The computer Basketball, Badminton and Table Tennis teams of boys and
lab at SADA with 50 workstations is organised with state-of- Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket and Table
the-art computers and latest 2D and 3D software for all design Tennis teams of girls.
fields. There is a multi-purpose hall to seat 200 people. A wood
workshop facilitates the students with their model-making SADA Fine Arts Club
work.
In the Fine Arts Club, the students are to be trained to visually
express their thoughts and ideas. Theatre and performing
Critics & Summer Workshops arts is part of the club that enhances the students ability to
From the very onset, SADA has been inviting professional express themselves through movements, dialogue and overall
architects and designers in private practices as external critics, expression of vocals and physical actions. For this theatre has
so that they can have one-on-one interaction with the students been used as a tool to express their thoughts.
and hence critique their work. SADA is also planning to have
a series of summer workshops over the period of five years Exercises are chalked out by the faculty and then practiced by
in Building Construction and professional development which the students which then enable them develop their skill level
is an actual practical experience. The twenty-day workshop in dialogue delivery, stage presence and freedom of expression
after the second semester will form the basis of hands-on which then transfers upon the overall charisma and confidence
approach to woodwork, carpentry, masonry and plastering. It level of a student. This, therefore, develops a well- grounded
will provide a student with a sound base for the second year and confident personality of an individual.
building construction, materials and the Architecture design
studio courses. Further, it will give the students a clear view of
the various elements used in construction.

SADA Blog
SADA is archiving its outstanding works regularly on the blog.
The student blog committee maintains and updates the blog.
http://architecturesada.wordpress.com/

Fine Art Club 2012 Clay Workshop

Student working on their Basics of Design project in Wood workshop


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Faculty Profile

Institutions & Programmes (SADA)


Sikander Ajam Khan, Principal
Architect, Planner, Sikander Ajam Khan is the founding Principal of SADA.

He earned his M Arch Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, USA and MSc in City and
Regional Planning from the University of Wales, UK.

He has worked for over 30 years as a private consultant and has won recognition in National and
International Design competitions, both in Architecture and Urban Design.

Mr Khan has served as a final year thesis examiner to various Architecture Schools of Pakistan.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP), a body that is recognized by the International Union of Architects, the
prime worldwide architecture body which recognises architecture institutions countrywide.

He also served on the accreditation panel of PCATP and as a jury member of National Competitions organised by PCATP. He was
also a part of the latest committee on revision of Architecture curriculum by HEC.

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Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch)
First Professional Degree in Architecture
We are in the process of accreditation with PCATP and are awaiting zero visit from the professional body.

Important Courses
The course content has well over 50% of its credits spent in the Architecture Design Studio as the prime learning location. It
covers courses such as History, Landscape, Technical Drawings, Structures and Planning which will provide sound support to the
Architecture Design Studios.

Unique Features
This programme will focus on developing cognitive and conceptual approach of the students towards problem-solving to give
them a sound base in techniques, aesthetics and the science of architecture. The programme recognises that studio teaching
and learning is of paramount importance in creation of a learning environment for Architects. Around this, all the other courses
will be focused and will provide support for it. Architecture deals with interdisciplinary issues from other sources which are
recognised here. The well-equipped library will also encourage the spirit of inquiry in the students. The model-making workshop
will enable them experience three dimensional forms and their manipulation. One of the endeavours of the department is to
provide a place for a practical design studio in which the faculty could practice, and the students could intern, thus bridging the
gap between theory and practice.

Associated Careers
After successful completion of 181 credits of B Arch programme and time spent in internship, the students will be able to secure
jobs in the private or public sectors. The School will help the students in placements after completion of the B Arch programme.

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Scheme of Studies B Arch Programme Code: 121
Institutions & Programmes (SADA)

Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH-101 Basics of Design I 1-5 ARCH-102 Basics of Design II 1-5
ARCH-121 Mathematics for Architecture 2-0 ARCH-122 Building Physics 2-0
ARCH-151 Visual Communication I, Free hand 1-2 ARCH-130 Materials and Construction I 2-1
Visual Communication II, Technical
ARCH-161 Language of Architecture I 3-0 ARCH-152 1-2
Drawing
HU-100 English 2-0 ARCH-162 Language of Architecture II 3-0
HU-101 Islamic Studies 2-0 HU-109 Communication Skills 2-0
ARCH-150 Computer Application 1-1
Total 20 Total 19

Semester III Semester IV


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH-201 Architectural Design Studio I 1-5 ARCH-202 Architectural Design Studio II 1-5
ARCH-210 Man and Environment 3-0 ARCH-212 Environmental Design I 2-1
ARCH-231 Materials and Construction II 2-1 ARCH-222 Environmental Systems I 3-0
ARCH-241 Structure I 2-1 ARCH-232 Materials and Construction III 2-1
HU-107 Pakistan Studies 2-0 ARCH-264 History and Theory of Architecture II 3-0
ARCH-263 History and Theory of Architecture I 3-0 ARCH-253 Visual Communication III, CAD 1-2
ARCH-290* Building Technology Workshop NC
Total 20 Total 21

Semester V Semester VI
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH-301 Architectural Design Studio III 1-5 ARCH-302 Architectural Design Studio IV 1-5
ARCH-311 Environmental Design II 2-1 ARCH-304 Interior Design (Studio & Theory) 2-1
Environmental Design III (Energy
ARCH-321 Environmental Systems II 3-0 ARCH-312 3-0
Consideration)
ARCH-341 Structure II (Simulation) 1-2 ARCH-364 Heritage and Restoration (Studio) 2-1
ARCH-363 History & Theory of Architecture III 3-0 ARCH-383 Elective (Art Workshop I ) 1-1
ARCH-373 Elective (Social Anthrology) 2-0 ELEC-XXX Elective 3-0
ARCH-390* Heritage Survey & Documentation NC
Total 20 Total 20

Semester VII Semester VIII


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH-401 Architectural Design Studio V 1-5 ARCH-402 Architectural Design Studio VI 1-5
ARCH-405 Landscape Design (Studio & Theory) 2-1 ARCH-406 Urban Design (Studio & Theory) 2-1
ARCH-413 Env. Simulation 1-2 ARCH-434 Construction Management 2-1
Elective in Material and Construc-
ARCH-433 2-0 ARCH-456 Research Methods 2-0
tion
ARCH-443 Elective Structure 2-0 ARCH-454 Elective (Computational Design) 0-2

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ARCH-483 Elective (Art Workshop II ) 1-1 ARCH-466 Contemporary Arch.Discourse 2-0
ARCH-490* Job-Site Internship NC
18 Total 18

Semester IX Semester X
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH-501 Architectural Design Studio VII 2-6 ARCH-502 Architectural Design Studio VIII 2-6
ARCH-499 Final Year Project 2-1 ELEC-XXX Elective 2-0
ARCH-530 Professional Practice and Ethics 2-0 Total 10
ELEC-XXX Elective 2-0
ARCH-590* Office Internship NC
Total 15 Total Credits 181

Note: * These Mandatory Courses will be taken consecutively during the summer break but the student will register for the course
in the following term to enable grading (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory after) submission of the Log-Book/Relevant Report.

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Bachelor of Industrial Design (B. ID)
Institutions & Programmes (SADA)

First Professional Degree in Industrial Design

Important Courses
The key courses offered for Industrial Design revolve around developing Design solutions, Ideation, Prototyping and Project
Management. Essential knowledge and skills will be imparted, dealing with history of Design, Research Methodology, Sketching &
Visualization, Technical Drawing, Materials & Processes, as well as Marketing & Entrepreneurship.

Unique Features
Continuing in the studio-based learning tradition of SADA, students in this program will develop a Design-centric approach to
real-world problem-solving at numerous levels of complexity. With collaboration and input from established NUST schools, the
industry, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, the program promises to enrich students in a multitude of skills. Radical
and Creative thinking will be promoted through experimentation in the studios and workshops, as well as workshops and
seminars. Rapid-prototyping and digital ideation technologies will also be introduced to the students to enable competitiveness
in the international market. The SADA campus is continuously being evolved to cater to the fast-paced challenges of the
international market and aims to be recognized amongst the best design schools in the region, by producing competitive
Designers and Architects.

Associated Careers
Upon completion of the B. ID Degree and relevant office practice experience, students may option to work directly with
numerous industry-oriented offices in various capacities.

Scheme of Studies B. ID Programme Code: 122


Semester I Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH-101 Basics of Design I 6(1-5) ID 102 Basic Design ID 6(2-4)
ARCH-151 Visual Communication I (FHD) 3(1-2) ID 112 Design Communication I 3(1-2)
ID -121 Introduction to Industrial Design 3(3-0) ID 122 Language of Design 3(3-0)
ID -141 Mathematics for Designers 3(3-0) ID 131 Introduction to Design Research 2(2-0)
HU -100 English 2(2-0) ID 142 Physics for Designers 3(3-0)
ARCH-150 Computer Applications 2(1-1) HU -109 Communication Skills 2(2-0)

Semester III Semester IV


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ID 203 Industrial Design I 6(2-4) ID 224 Design History II 3(3-0)
ID 213 Design Communication II 3(1-2) ID 232 Ergonomics 3(3-0)
ID 223 Design History I 3(3-0) ID 244 Manufacturing Processes 3(2-1)
ID 243 Manufacturing Materials 3(3-0) ID 204 Industrial Design II 6(2-4)
HU 107 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0) ID 214 Design Communication III 3(1-2)
ID -XXX Elective 2(1-1)
Summer Practice on workshop
ID 290 0
technology

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Semester V Semester VI
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ID -XXX Elective 3(2-1) ID 306 Industrial Design IV 6(2-4)
Digital Modeling & Factory Practice
ID 390 0 ID 325 Contemporary Design Discourse 3(3-0)
(1 Month)
ID 305 Industrial Design III 6(2-4) ID 352 Design Management 3(3-0)
ID 315 Computer Graphics I 3(1-2) ID XXX Elective 3(2-1)
ID 333 Design Research 3(3-0) ID XXX Elective 3(2-1)
ID 351 Marketing 3(3-0)

Semester VII Semester VIII


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ID 407 Industrial Design V 6(2-4) ID 408 Graduation Project 6(2-4)
ID 416 Portfolio Presentation 2(1-1) ID 426 Professional Practice 3(3-0)
ID 434 Graduation Project Research 3(3-0) ID -XXX Elective 2(1-1)
HU-101 Islamic Studies 2(2-0) ID -XXX Elective 2(1-1)
ID XXX Elective 3(2-1)
ID XXX Elective 3(2-1)
ID 490 Design office practice (6weeks) 0

Electives (Second Year - Semester 3) Electives (Third Year - Semester 5/6)


Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
ID 261 Accessory Design 2(1-1) ID 361 Traditional Arts & Crafts 3(2-1)*
ID 262 Light & Color Theory 2(1-1) ID 362 Textile & Fabrication Design 3(2-1)*
ID 263 Public Display Design 2(1-1) ID 363 Footwear / Apparel Design 3(2-1)*
ID 264 Bio-mimicry 2(1-1) ID 371 Design Psychology 3(2-1)*
ID 265 Automotive Design I 2(1-1) ID 372 Stage & Set Design 3(2-1)*
ID 373 Virtual Environmental Design 3(2-1)*
*Students can also opt for inter-school electives during 3rd
year

Electives (Fourth Year - Semester 7/8)


Course Code Course Title Credits
ID 461 Universal Design 2(1-1)
Technology forecasting & R&D Man-
ID 462 2(1-1)
agement
ID 463 Sustainable Design 2(1-1)
ID 464 Local Industry Collaboration 2(1-1)
Collaborative Design (SMME/SEECS/
ID 471 3(2-1)
NBS/SCME)
ID 472 Automotive Design II 3(2-1)
ID 473 Interaction Design 3(2-1)

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Institutions & Programmes (C3A)
Centre for Counselling and Career
Advisory (C3A)

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Centre for Counseling and Career Advisory (C3A)
Institutions & Programmes (C3A)

Centre for Counseling and Career Advisory (C3A) is a unit of NUST that provides primary mental health services to all the NUST
students, faculty, personnel and families of those associated, within and outside the H-12 campus. The core objective of C3A is
to provide professional counseling service, for educational, social, emotional or psychological issues that may inhibit personal
or professional performance and advancement. C3A has recently established its academic block to offer Postgraduate Diploma,
Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and MS in Career Counselling & Education. The purpose of programme is to address the
need of developing career counsellors ability to help their clients with improving their self-efficacy through self-exploration
and understanding of the world of work. This interactive program is designed for the individuals who are involved or wish to
provide career advice, information and guidance in educational institutions and other organizations. The professional skills and
knowledge gained through this course will improve career counsellors abilities to assist individuals in making well informed
career decisions to enter into a career of their interest.

To maintain the quality of learning C3A has ensured to provide its students with updated knowledge integrated with practical
exposure and educational technologies. To enrich the expertise of professional career counsellors individual counselling sessions,
career-related activities, educational/industrial placements and short visits are being arranged throughout the programme. The
centre also offers workshops, seminars and lectures to augment the counselling process apart from carrying out research on a
variety of psychological and educational issues.

Faculty Profile
Ms Nadia Jahan Dr Gulnaz Zahid
MSc Career Guidance and Development PhD Education Psychology
University of The West of Scotland, UK Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan
Discipline: Social Sciences Discipline: Social Sciences
Specialisation: Career Guidance and Specialisation: Impact of Perceived School
Development Climate upon Students Outcomes

Ms Saeeda Khanum
PhD Psychology (in progress)
Quaid-e-Azam University
Discipline: Social Sciences
Specialisation: Cognitive Psychology

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MS Career Counselling & Education

Institutions & Programmes (C3A)


MS Career Counselling & Education programme is designed for individuals pursuing to enhance their expertise in counselling,
guidance, coaching and advisory settings. The aim of the programme is to:

Prepare professional career counsellors for schools, colleges, universities, recruitment and other employment agencies
Develop a professional support network of contacts through engaging with different academic and industrial organizations
Promote writing Reflective Learning Accounts, to evaluate and reflect upon individual professional learning and practical
skills

The course comprises of three stages: Postgraduate Diploma, Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and MS in Career Counselling
& Education. Students can complete Diploma and Advanced Diploma within one year and can continue another year of MS in
Career Counselling & Education (provided they meet the entry requirements of NUST).

Salient Features
The programme will enable students to develop their counselling skills through interactive learning activities including, group
discussions, presentations, individual and group counselling sessions, reflective reports and placements
Students will learn techniques to engage clients to identify their skills and strengths which will help them to have better
understanding of their self, the job requirements, market needs and will facilitate them to opt for a relevant career option
Through engaging and empowering their clients to initiate while taking decisions, students will be able to transform their
clients from passive recipients of information into becoming active-learners; leading towards greater self-understanding and
self-actualization

Career Prospects
This is a post-job qualification which will enable participants to enhance their learning and professional skills while working as
a career counsellor in different educational and work settings like, schools, colleges, universities, public and private agencies;
catering the demands of employees career and professional development.

On completion of this course at MS Level, students will have an opportunity to further pursue their Ph.D. in counselling,
guidance, coaching and mentoring.

Scheme of Studies Programme Code

First Year
Core Courses
Semester-I Semester-II
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
CCE 801 Career Counselling Skills 3 CCE 802 Advanced Practice Skills 3
CCE 803 Career Development Theories 2 CCE 805 Career-related Learning 3
Career-related Curriculum Testing and Assessment in Career
CCE 804 2 CCE 806 2
Development Counselling
CCE 811 Introduction to Social Research 3 CCE 807 Workplace Counselling 2
Labour Market and Education for
CCE 821/22 2
School/Graduate Leavers

Second Year
Semester-III Semester-IV
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Code Course Title Credits
CCE 831 Developing Community Networks 2-1 CCE 899 MS Thesis 6
CCE 841 Peer Support and Supervision 2-1

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Centre for International Peace and


Stability (CIPS)

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Centre for International Peace & Stability
Institutions & Programmes (CIPS)

(CIPS)
CIPS was established on 1st March 2013 and was inaugurated by UNSG Ban
Ki-moon on 13th August 2013. It is the only of its kind that conducts research and Our object should be peace
training in UN Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKOs). Its mandate is, however, not
restricted to the relatively narrow field of peacekeeping. The studies at CIPS are within, and peace without.
organized within the overarching discipline of Peace & Conflict Studies. This We want to live peacefully
branch of social sciences is devoted to identifying and analyzing the nature of
conflict with a view to finding solutions through peaceful and non-violent means. and maintain cordial friendly
relations with our immediate
Notwithstanding the fact that peace is an elusive commodity, humankind has
always yearned for it. This desire for peace has translated into well-structured neighbors and with the
genre of scholarly studies and scientific investigation. At the heart of these world at large. Quaid-i-
studies is an honest effort to prevent and defuse tensions and seek solutions to
conflicts using the tools of negotiations, mediation and arbitration at all levels. Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,
This requires multi-disciplinary knowledge from areas as diverse as political message to the nation on the
science, strategic studies, defense and diplomatic studies, geography, economics,
psychology, sociology, international relations, history, anthropology, religious inauguration of the Pakistan
studies, and gender studies, as well as variety of others. The objective of Peace Broadcasting Service, 15 August
Studies is to create a win-win situation for all parties involved in a dispute. This is
in contrast to waging wars and attaining pyrrhic victories through fair means or 15 1947.
foul.

Vision
To develop as a centre of excellence in international peace and stability with
focus on peacekeeping, peace-building and conflict resolution within the existing
international and regional milieu.

Mission
Undertake research, education and training in inter-state relations, peacekeeping
operations and conflict resolution in consonance with UN Charter, international
treaties and conventions.

Program
CIPS runs a hybrid program of Peacekeeping Training and Peace & Conflict
Studies, combining theory with practice

Departments Department of UN Peacekeeping


Training (PKT)
Department of Peace and Conflict Studies This department focuses on the capacity building of personnel
(PCS) engaged in UN Peacekeeping Missions. This is done by
This department conducts research in Peace studies and providing practical knowledge of peacekeeping and peace
organizes post-graduate programs (MS and PhD) in the building to military personnel, police, and civilians prior to
disciplines of International Relations (IR) and PCS. The their deployment in mission areas by equipping them the
academic programs are designed to prepare scholars and participants with both theoretical and practical knowledge
practitioners in the art and science of peacekeeping and of UN Peacekeeping Operations.
conflict resolution & prevention. The degree programs are The following is a list of UN
structured in a way that both knowledge and practice in the Peacekeeping courses offered at CIPS:
two disciplines of conflict resolution and IR get due attention
through instruments of teaching/learning and research. UN Senior Leaders Course
UN Contingent Commanders course
At CIPS, peace education, which is central to the UNESCOs UN Logistics Officers Course
work, guides the process of curriculum development. We Train the Trainers course
understand peace education as a pedagogy involving not UN Staff Officers Course
merely teaching about war and its avoidance, but also teaching UN Military Observers Course (Recognized by ITS,
and encouraging positive peace. By doing so, we hope to UNDPKO, New York)
contribute in developing cooperative relations at all levels i.e.,
community, national, regional and international.

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Faculty Profile

Institutions & Programmes (CIPS)


Dr Tughral Yamin, Associate Dean
PhD Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad)
Areas of Interest: : Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, Confidence Building Measures, Pak- India Relations
& Cyber Security.

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed Dr Rizwan Naseer


PhD University of New England, Australia PhD Jilin University, PR China
Discipline: Social Sciences Discipline: Social Sciences
Specialisation: Impact of Perceived School Specialisation: Theories of International
Climate upon Students Outcomes Relations, Peace and Conflict in South Asia

Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations)


I know this Centre will focus on gaining deeper
understanding of the threats to peace and the sources of
instability. I applaud your efforts to establish a Department
of Peace and promote peace education. Around the world,
we must do more to take on the drivers of conflict, including
oppression, exclusion and inequality. Ban Ki-Moon speaking
on the occasion of the inauguration of CIPS

UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-Moon
inaugurating CIPS on 13 August 2013.

EU Delegation Visits CIPS

Pierre Mayaudon, deputy head


of the European Union (EU)
delegation, in Pakistan paid a
visit to CIPS on 19 February
2014.

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PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS)
Institutions & Programmes (CIPS)

The objective of PCS program, at the PhD level is to train students in understanding the causes of conflicts and the possibilities
of exploring peaceful and nonviolent solutions to problems. This requires both theoretical and practical understanding of conflict
resolution with lessons from around the world. The products of the CIPS PCS programs will be potential troubleshooters in
conflict areas within the society, industry and within the comity of nations.

The PCS program encourages investigations into local, regional and international conflicts. Domestically it is aimed to produce
studies on serious issues afflicting our society like radicalism, terrorism, separatism, ethnic-nationalism, parochialism etc.
Internationally it will cover issues such as peacekeeping, peace building and conflict resolution in areas wracked by internal and
external wars, famine and poverty. The purpose would be to find timely remedies via policymaking.

Thematically, there is equal focus on traditional and non-traditional security issues. Considering the scope and vision of CIPS, PhD
students are directed to focus their research on identifying important steps towards an environment of sustainable peace that
comprises of creating security space (peacekeeping), creating humanitarian space, and creating political space. In doing so, it
endeavors to find a common link between peacekeeping, peacemaking and peace building.

PCS serves as an intellectual sounding board for governmental policy planners and is ready to facilitate them in preparing their
locus standi for articulation at international forums, such as the UN and affiliated international agencies. It will also help officials
to sharpen their negotiation skills on technical and legal issues, for instance climate change.

For PCS graduates, there is a huge job market within the international and local development agencies operating in Pakistan
International agencies are focusing on the causes of conflict in the region and this trend is likely to continue in the foreseeable
future. There is also a shortage of highly qualified graduates in the field of PCS in Pakistan in areas like journalism, think tanks and
the industry. The PCS program will provide the first step in enabling CIPS to become center of excellence and a recognized think
tank on issues of peace and conflict at the national, regional and international level.

Educational Objectives
To provide students with knowledge and understanding of the theories and concepts of peace and conflict with regard to
their application within Pakistan, South Asia and beyond;
To enable students to develop necessary skills of conflict transformation /resolution;
To provide comprehensive methodological training to doctoral students in peace research;
To produce independent thinkers seeking solutions of complex issues of peace and conflict facing Pakistan and beyond by
using a rich body of knowledge of conflict resolution, peace studies tools, and methods;
To train students towards professional engagements in policy analysis, peacekeeping, peace-building, mediation, advocacy
and organizational leadership; and
To prepare scholars for jobs in policymaking, think tanks, academia, international organizations etc. both within and outside
Pakistan.

Research Areas
Peacekeeping & peace building
Conflict resolution: at the national, regional & international level
Traditional and non-traditional security issues
Causes of terrorism & counter-terrorism policies & strategies
Causes of radicalization in the society & de-radicalization strategies
Regional security issues in south Asia i.e. water & territorial disputes
Regional & global governance mechanisms their shortfalls and benefits
Internal dynamics of Pakistan and outside influences

Scheme of Studies Programme Code: 791

Core Courses
Course Code Subjects Credit Hours
PCS-901 Research Design in Peace and Conflict 3
PCS-902 Peace and Conflict Studies 3

PCS-903 Theories of Peace and Conflict 3

PCS-904 Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3

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PCS-911 Regionalism and Regional Security in South Asia 3

PCS-912 Peace, Arms Control and Disarmament 3

PCS-920 Conflict, Peace and Development 3

PCS-921 Peace, Multilateralism and the UN 3

PCS-999 PhD Thesis 30

Collaboration with British Council


Mr Herve Ladsous, Under Secretary General UN
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO)
visited CIPS-NUST on 25 March 2014 as part of the
continuing engagement on peacekeeping training.
His delegation included Lieutenant General Maqsood
Ahmed (Pakistan Army), Military Advisor (MILAD); Mr.
Stefan Feller (German Police) Police Advisor and Mr.
Guillaume Darme Political Affairs Officer. They attended
a session of Exercise Carana. At the end of the visit the
visitors were presented university souvenirs


Senior Advisory Group Meeting (26 February 2014)
Collaboration with British council
The British Council jointly organized a seminar with CIPS on
Next Generation Voices in Conflict and Violence on 21 March
2014.

International Seminar on Peace & Conflict Studies, 23-24 Octo-


ber 2013

MoU with Hans Seidel Foundation (29 August 2014)

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MoU with SDPI (13 November 2014)
UN Military Unit Manual
1st Working Group meeting for preparation of UN Military Unit
Manual (UNMUM) Aviation was conducted in CIPS from 26-28
Mar 2014. Nine members from 6 countries (USA, Bangladesh,
Rwanda, UN HQ/Korea, UN HQ/France, Denmark and Indone-
sia) participated in the meeting and formulated their thoughts
on the development of the aviation manual.

Visit Lt Gen Dan Leaf , Director Asia Pacific Centre for Security
Studies (10 November 2014)


Pak German Joint Seminar on Peacekeeping (17 November
2014)


First International UN Military Observers Course (20 October-7
November 2014)

Photo of the certificate recognizing out Military Observers


Course

Photo of Military Advisor at Pakistans Permanent Mission in


New York receiving the certificate

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National Students
Eligibility Criteria
Admission Process
Selection Procedure
Migration
International Students
National Students Business Studies and Social Sciences
BBA, BS Economics, BS Mass Communication and BS Public
Applying to NUST

Undergraduate Programmes Administration


HSSC from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Dates to Remember Education OR an equivalent qualification like A level OR any
NUST Entry Test 1 (Series-1) December 2014 other foreign qualification.
NUST Entry Test 2 (Series-2) March - April 2015
NUST Entry Test 3 (Series-3) June - July 2015 BS Accounting and Finance
Selection of Candidates: August 2015 HSSC from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education OR an equivalent qualification like A level OR any
Commencement of Courses: other foreign qualification with Mathematics / Accounting &
NBS, S3H September 14, 2015 Finance / Accountancy as one of the major subject.
SADA September 14, 2015
SNS September 14, 2015 Natural Sciences (BS Mathematics)
HSSC from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Salients of NUST Entry Test - 2015 Education OR an equivalent qualification like A level OR any
other foreign qualification with Mathematics as one of the
Mode of Test major subject.
Computer Based Test
Computer Based Entry tests for all disciplines will be held in Natural Sciences (BS Physics)
multiple sessions at NUST Campus Islamabad according to the HSSC (Pre- Engineering Group / General Science Group) from
following schedule: any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education OR an
NUST Entry Test 1 (Series-1) December 2014 equivalent qualification like A level OR any combination with
NUST Entry Test 2 (Series-2) March-April 2015 Physics and Mathematics as two of the major subjects.
NUST Entry Test 3 (Series-3) June-July 2015
Architecture and Industrial Design
During an admission cycle, candidates can appear in Entry HSSC (Pre- Engineering Group / General Science Group) from
test more than once to improve their score with their best any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education OR an
score consider for admission. equivalent qualification like A level OR any combination with
The result of NET will remain valid for the current Physics and Mathematics as two of the major subjects.
admission cycle only which will culminate in Fall 2015.

Paper Based Test


Ineligibility Criteria
Karachi and Quetta only in June/July 2015. Candidates with any of the following deficiencies are NOT
Candidates will have an option to appear either in eligible to apply for admission in UG programmes:
Computer Based Test at Islamabad or the Paper Based
Test.
Having secured less than 60% marks in Matric and FA /
FSc.
Candidates will have an option to change their discipline Having failed / not appeared in any subject in FA / FSc
preferences after the announcement of NET results within
Part-I / II.
the time-frame to be specified after the test.
Having secured less than 60% marks in O/A level as per
the equivalence certificate issued by IBCC.
Eligibility Criteria In case of O & A level / equivalent foreign qualification,
A minimum of 60% aggregate marks each in SSC and HSSC those not in possession of valid O level or equivalent
/ equivalent exams. qualification certificate issued by IBCC at the time of
Candidates of FA/FSc stream can apply for the NUST Entry applying to NUST.
Test on the basis of FA / FSc Part I but the confirmation Expelled from NUST on disciplinary grounds.
of their admission is subject to provision of FA / FSc
certificate or Detailed Marks Certificate (with a minimum
of 60% aggregate marks) before the commencement of Submission of Online Applications
the relevant programme of study. NUST accepts only online application forms for UG
O & A level and other non-FSc stream candidates need programmes. A candidate can fill and submit the application
to obtain equivalence certificates from Inter Board form, available online at: www.ugadmissions.nust.edu.pk
Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), Pakistan.
Candidates of O / A Level stream can apply on the basis For subsequent correspondence with NUST, the following
of O Level equivalence certificate duly issued by IBCC, address may be used:
but the confirmation of their admission is subject to
provision A Level equivalence certificate before the Admissions Directorate,
commencement of the relevant programme of study. Valid National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),
O Level equivalence certificate is mandatory at the time of Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.
applying to NUST. Tel: +92-51-90856878
Candidates can apply on the basis of NUST Entry Test (NET) E-mail: ugadmissions@nust.edu.pk
or SAT or both.

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Application Processing Fee
NUST Entry Test (per exam) Rs. 3,000/- or USD 35/-
SAT National Seat Rs. 3,500/- or USD 40/-
SAT International Seat Rs. 7,000/- or USD 80/-

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Admission Process Instructions for Online Application Form
Visit https://ugadmissions.nust.edu.pk and get registered

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Submission of online application at
www.ugadmission.nust.edu.pk by providing valid e-mail address.
Candidate will be allotted a login ID and password to
Confirmation of receipt of application from NUST by access the online application form.
e-mail (within 24 hours of submission) Fill the online form, upload recent passport size
photograph (with plain background), and submit the form.
Successful submission of form will be confirmed through
Printing of Fee Invoice an e-mail by NUST.
Fee deposit through any online branch of Habib Bank Ltd Re-Login to your account and print Fee Invoice for
(HBL) depositing processing fee from My Account page.
Candidates can deposit fee with any branch of HBL. Fee
Confirmation of receipt of payment by NUST by e-mail deposit will be verified through e-mail within 10 days of
(within 10 days of payment) payment.
Candidates of computer based test will have to choose
Test Date and Session out of the available options.
For computer based test, selection of Test Date and
Session by Re-Login to candidates NET account
Allocation of Test Date and Session will be made on First
Come First Served basis.
Candidates of computer based test will be allocated Roll
For Islamabad test centre, confirmation of Test Date, Number, Test Centre, Test Session, Log-in ID and Password.
Test Session and allocation of Roll Number, Log-in ID, For Paper Based Test at Karachi and Quetta in June/July,
Password for Computer Based NUST Entry Test candidates will be informed through email regarding
For Paper Based Test at Karachi and Quetta to be held printing of Admit Card containing exact time and centre
in June / July, issuance of Roll Numbers and allocation for Entry Test.
of test centres through email (within 24 hours of Candidates are required to print their Admit Cards and
payment confirmation). bring the same to the Test Centre along with original CNIC
or a document with Photo ID such as Passport, original
Printing of Admit Cards by all candidates by login in to Matric / HSSC certificate, etc.
individual accounts Candidates can appear more than once to improve their
score. Best score will be picked by the system for merit
Conduct of the test as per the schedule i.e., computer generation.
based in Islamabad and paper based test in July at Candidates can review their preference of choices after
Karachi and Quetta announcement of merit list. No application for change of
preferences will be entertained thereafter.
Desirous candidates may apply in another NET series
Candidates will be required to confirm whether they
want to stay in the allotted programme or would like
before the completion of admission cycle
to be considered for up-gradation. The seats becoming
available as a result of drop-outs will be re-allocated and
Generation of Merit list on completion of NET filled through the up-gradation of candidates who have
confirmed their willingness by depositing admission dues
in time.
Candidates may review their preferences of programmes Candidates failing to deposit admission dues within
within given time frame after uploading of merit list the given time will not be considered for admission any
further.
Issuance of Selection List on NUST website Closing merit of session 2015 for different programmes
will be available on the website for guidance
Printing of Provisional Selection Letter, Medical
Admit Cards will be retained at the Test Centres for further
verification.
Certificate Form and Admission Dues Fee Invoice by the
selected candidates
Misrepresentation of facts or false information will lead to
Deposit of Admission dues (in any online branch of
cancellation of candidature/admission at any stage.
HBL) and submission of required documents to the
UG Section, Registrar Directorate, NUST, Sector H-12,
Islamabad Equivalence Certificate
Candidates submitting A Level, 12th Grade, International
Issuance of Joining Instructions to the selected candidates Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement certificates are also
who have completed all admission formalities by the required to submit equivalence certificates, obtained from the
respective institution Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), within two weeks
after joining the respective programme. Offices of the IBCC
Successful candidates join their respective programmes arelocated in all the provincial capitals. The address of IBCC
office at Islamabad is as under:
To do list for candidates To do list for NUST
Inter Board Committee of Chairmen,
Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Building, Sector H-8/4, Islamabad.

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Phone: +92-51-9235017, 9235019 The original bank daft / pay order should be dispatched to
Web: www.ibcc.edu.pk Admissions Directorate, NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad, along
Applying to NUST

with written application. Re-checking involves the verification


Note: of paper for any unmarked answers and error free totaling of
Candidates are advised to contact IBCC for their eligibility
regarding issuance of equivalence certificate of relevant marks.
category as per their subjects of study in O/A level or
equivalent examinations. Provision of Entry Test Results
Desirous candidates may obtain the result details of their test
NUST Entry Test (NET) from the link available on NUST website.
NUST Entry Test will be Computer-based for the candidates of
Islamabad centre, conducted in two sessions daily on different
dates whereas for the candidates of Karachi and Quetta
Selection Procedure
centres, it will be paper based to be conducted on one day for Final merit list will be prepared by assigning weighting as
all the candidates only in July 2015. follows:
Business Studies and Social Sciences/Social Sciences/
The standard of test will be that of intermediate level B Architecture/B. ID and BS Mathematics
education, aimed at evaluation of factual knowledge, NUST Entry Test 75%
comprehension and its application. FA/FSc/A Level/equivalent or FA/FSc Part-I 15%
Matric/O Level* 10%
Instructions to attempt computer based Entry test along with
mock test module is available on NUST website for guidance of * O/A Level candidates who are in A Level (final year) will be assigned 25%
candidates. weighting to their O Level equivalence marks as per equivalence certificate
issued by IBCC.

For paper based Entry test, correct filling of answer sheets is


Note
essential. Detailed instructions for the same are given in the
NET section to help the candidates.
The above policy may be reviewed and changed by the
University whenever deemed necessary.
Entry Test for Business Studies/ Social Sciences/Art, Design & It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide the
Architecture and Natural Sciences Programmes will be held in academic record in time, as per the deadline.
the following subjects along with their weighting: NUST will not be responsible if result of FA/FSc/equivalent
exams is not declared in time.
Business Studies and Social Sciences Programmes
Verbal (English) 40%
Quantitative (Basic Mathematics) 40% SAT Seats for National Students
Intelligence * 20% NUST has a few reserved seats in Business Studies, Social
Sciences, Architecture and Industrial Design and Natural
B Architecture/B Industrial Design Sciences (BS Mathematics & BS Physics)programmes for
Cognitive and Aptitude Test ** 40% induction through SAT scores to facilitate admissions of
Mathematics 20% candidates from O/A Level background. Pakistani candidates
English Comprehension 20% of both O/A Level and FSc streams can exercise this option and
Physics 15% compete for SAT seats by taking SAT subject/Reasoning test
Intelligence * 05% and submitting the following results in addition to academic
qualification requirements already spelled out.
BS Mathematics
Mathematics 85% Business Studies / Social Sciences
English 10% SAT Reasoning Test
Intelligence* 05% BS Mathematics
SAT subject test in
BS Physics Mathematics Level-II
Physics 45%
Mathematics 40% BS Physics
English 10% SAT subject test in
Intelligence * 5% Physics
*Intelligence questions will pertain to Mathematical
Mathematics Level-II
Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Analytical, Problem Solving and Architecture and Industrial Design
Creativity. SAT subject test in
**Cognitive & Aptitude test comprise analytical and drawing Mathematics Level II
skills and is a paper based test. Physics
Re-checking of NET Papers Note: Candidates of B Arch and BID have to appear in cognitive
Re-checking of Entry Test papers may be requested within 10 and aptitude test also .A minimum 550 score is required in
days of the declaration of result along with a fee of Rs.500/- each subject.
in the form of a bank draft/pay order in favour of NUST.

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SAT Subject / Reasoning Tests Cancellation of Admission
SAT Subject/Reasoning Test is a computer-based test held Admission is liable to be cancelled if the candidate is found

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under the management of College Board, USA. For more guilty of suppression or misrepresentation of material facts,
information on SAT and how to apply, please visit their website at any stage. The University can further debar him/her from
at www.collegeboard.com seeking admission elsewhere. Other universities in the country
will also be informed about the same.
Last date for SAT scores to reach NUST is July 15, 2014. Scores
received after the deadline will not be entertained. The seats of those candidates who, after submission
of admission dues, do not join within 15 days of
NUST institutional code to receive SAT scores is 2790. commencement date of programmes will be declared vacant
Merit list for candidates applying on the basis of SAT for and filled up by candidates next on merit.
national seats is prepared separately.

Migration and Transfers


Medical Fitness Under extraordinary circumstances, on the recommendation
Selected candidates will be required to provide Medical
of the Principal of the concerned institution, the Rector may
Certificate for joining the relevant programme. Medical
allow migration of a student within NUST, or from other
Certificate form will be emailed/sent to the selected
foreign/Pakistani universities/colleges of repute, generally
candidates along with the Provisional Selection Letter for
under the following conditions:
endorsement from any government hospital or a registered
medical practitioner.
After completion of first year and before the beginning of
final year
Rejection of Application Possesses good academic record
The University can reject any application for admission without Courses to be transferred have a minimum of B Grade
assigning any reason.
Transfer within NUST will be allowed to students
admitted on the basis of NUST selection process
Submission of Documents Inter/intra-institutional transfers of students within NUST
Candidates are required to print the Selection Letters and send will be managed and processed on the basis of laid down
attested photocopies of the following documents along with procedure in vogue.
paid Fee Invoice (NUST copy) of admission dues to
Provisions of NUST Migration Policy, as amended/updated
UG Section, Registrar Directorate, NUST, H-12, Islamabad: from time to time, will be applicable in processing of all
Matric/equivalent certificate along with Detailed Marks migration cases.
Certificate
Detailed Marks Certificate of FA/FSc Part I Migration/Transfer Fee
FA/FSc/equivalent certificate along with Detailed Marks PKR
Certificate
Processing fee 5,000
Equivalence certificate(s) from IBCC in case of equivalent
Migration/Transfer Fee
examinations
Migration from foreign universities 250,000
Migration from local universities 100,000
Allocation of Programmes Transfer within NUST 5,000
Selection and allotment of programmes will be carried out
strictly according to the merit position and preferences Note: For migration application form and details of migration
exercised by the candidates. All candidates will be provided an policy and procedure, please visit http://www.nust.edu.pk
opportunity to change their preferences given earlier in the
online application form after the announcement of NUST Entry
Test results/ merit positions. This option will be available for
Business Studies, Social Sciences, Architecture and Industrial
Design and Natural Sciences (BS Mathematics & BS Physics)
Candidates in first week of August 2015. No application
for change of preferences will be entertained after this.
Candidates are also required to confirm whether they want
to stay in the Programme allotted or would like to remain in
upgradation process. The seats becoming available as a result
of dropouts will be re-allocated and filled through upgradation
of candidates who have confirmed their willingness by
depositing the admission dues in time.

Name of those candidates who do not deposit admission


dues will not be considered any further.

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Postgraduate Programmes MS/PGD Career Counseling& Education
16 years of schooling from HEC recognized institute.
Applying to NUST

Dates to Remember
Commencement of Online Admission May 4, 2015 MS Clinical Psychology
Commencement of Programmes: MSc/MA/BS (4 years) in Psychology and must have studied
MBA/EMBA/MS Economics/HRM/ September 7, 2015 Clinical Psychology as a subject.
Mass Communication
MS/PhD in Mathematics/Physics/ September 7, 2015 Executive MBA
Chemistry Minimum 14 years of schooling.
Minimum of 4 years full-time experience in executive post.
Submission of GMAT/GAT/NAT-II/GRE (Gen) Score July 20, 2015 GAT (Gen) / NAT-II (for 14 years education) conducted by
NTS (as applicable)

Masters Programmes of Study MS Natural Sciences ( Mathematics / Physics/ Chemistry)


NUST Business School (NBS), Islamabad MSc/BS (4 years)/equivalent qualification in Mathematics/
Masters of Business Administration (Morning) Physics/Chemistry or related field from HEC recognized
Executive MBA (Evening) institutions
MS Human Resource Management (Morning) GAT (General), conducted by NTS with at least 50 raw
Centre for Counseling and Career Advisory (C3A), score or GRE (Gen) conducted by ETS, USA.
Islamabad
MS Career Counseling & Education (Morning/Evening)
PGD Career Counseling & Education (Morning/Evening) PhD Programmes
School of Social Sciences & Humanities (S3H)), Islamabad Eligibility Criteria
MS Clinical Psychology (Morning) For admission into the PhD minimum CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0
MS Economics (1 Years) (Morning) (in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual
MS Mass Communication (Morning) System) in M.Phil/M.S/Equivalent degree is required.
Master of Public Administration (Morning) Percentage will be valid only if the CGPA is not mentioned
School of Natural Science (SNS), Islamabad in degree/transcript.
MS Mathematics (Morning) GRE Subject International (score 60 percentile) or GAT
MS Physics (Morning) Subject by NTS (score 60 %) or local GRE subject type
MS Chemistry (Morning) test (Score70 %) conducted by NUST (as applicable) is
required.
Masters Programmes
Note:
Eligibility Criteria Candidates, awaiting final result, can also apply for
Bachelors (4 year)/Masters degree (16 years of schooling) admission provided they submit their final result before
from an HEC recognized institution of Pakistan or abroad commencement of classes .
with minimum CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 or 55% marks. Score of NAT-II held on or after August 1, 2014 will be
GAT (General), conducted by NTS with at least 50 accepted.
accumulated score or GMAT conducted by GMAC,USA NUST will accept the scores of GAT (General) conducted by
with at least 50 percentile score. NTS on or after August 1, 2013.
NUST code to receive GMAT/GRE result is 7035 and 7014
respectively.
Programme Specific requirements
Candidates are responsible for providing hard copy of
MBA (2 years) GMAT/GRE score directly on following address:
Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years (minimum 124 credit
hours) education after FA/FSc/A level. Postgraduate Programme (PGP) Directorate,
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST)
MS Economics (1 years) Sector H-12, Islamabad
MS/BS (4 years) in Economics (Minimum 124 credit
hours).
Bachelors/Masters degree must be recognized by HEC. Selection and Admission Procedure
Admission of Masters students will be based upon GAT
(General), GRE (General) /GMAT, previous academic record
MS Human Resource Management
and interview.
MBA/MCom/BBA/BCom (4 years)/BE/MBBS from HEC/
PEC/PM&DC recognized Institute.

MS Mass Communication
Masters/BS (4 years) in Mass Communication/Journalism/ Students after qualifying MBA/MPhil can be
Media Studies/Public Relations/Public Administration.
enrolled into PhD programme.

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Merit Criteria EMBA
MBA & All MS Program (Less EMBA) Final merit list of EMBA will be based on the following

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Final merit list of MBA/MS will be based on the following weighting:
weightings: GRE/GAT (Gen)/NAT-II 50%
GRE/GMAT/GAT (Gen)/NAT 50% Previous Academic Record 10%
Previous Academic Record 25% Experience 15%
Interview 25% Interview 25%

Admission Process
Submission of Applications Submission of online application form through web link
MBA/MS /EMBA www.pgadmission.nust.edu.pk along with scanned copies of
required documents.
Only online applications are accepted.

Instructions for Online Application Form Confirmation of receipt of application form through e-mail
Visit www.pgadmission.nust.edu.pk and register with valid within 24 hours
e-mail address.
Candidate will be allotted a password to access the Deposit application fee online in any branch of HBL
application form.
Fill the application form. Confirmation of receipt of payment via e-mail within 15 days
Enter CGPA only, If both percentage and CGPA are
mentioned on Bachelors/Masters Degree/Transcript.
Enter earned percentage/CGPA of last term/semester, in Confirmation of status through e-mail/website within 5 days
case final result is awaited. of confirmation of receipt of application fee
Upload recent photograph (with plain background).
Upload scanned copies of the following documents with GAT Score submitted by candidates will be verified from NTS
the online application:
>> Matric/equivalent certificate
>> Intermediate/equivalent certificate Eligible candidates are asked to appear for interviews
>> Undergraduate degree along with final transcript(s)
showing the exact duration
Interviews at the respective Institutions in July 2015
>> Masters degree along with transcript showing the exact
duration (if applicable).
>> Computerized National Identity Card Selection list uploaded on NUST website, by the mid August
>> Experience certificate (for EMBA only) 2015
Consult eligibility criteria before opting for the
programme(s). Candidates will not be considered for the Selected candidates take printout of Provisional Selection
programmes for which they are not eligible. Letter, Willingness Certificate, Medical Certificate and
Candidates can deposit the fee make online deposit, after Admission Dues Challan Form from NUST website
taking print of Challan Form, in any branch of HBL
Candidates can deposit admission dues in any branch of HBL
Misrepresentation of facts or false information will lead to
and submit the required documents to the PGP Directorate,
cancellation of candidature/admission at any stage.
University Main Office, H-12, Islamabad by hand or through
courier service.

Issuance of joining instructions to the selected candidates by


the respective Institutions

Rejection of Application/Cancellation Successful candidates join the respective programmes


of Admission
To do list for candidate To do list for NUST
The University may reject an application for admission of
any student without assigning any reason.

Note:
Admission at NUST can be cancelled at any stage of studies if
any document/information provided by a student is found to
be fake/incorrect or not meeting the eligibility criteria, with no
liability on NUST.

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International Students qualification with Mathematics as one of the major subject.
Applying to NUST

General Eligibility Criteria BS Physics


National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has HSSC (Pre- Engineering Group / General Science Group) from
some SAT specific seats in undergraduate programmes for any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education OR an
international candidates. equivalent qualification like A level OR any combination with
NUST encourage and facilitate both foreign as well as Physics and Mathematics as two of the major subjects.
Pakistani origin dual nationality holder students, to seek
admission in NUST. Architecture and Industrial Design
The following categories can only apply for international HSSC (Pre- Engineering Group / General Science Group) from
seats: any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education OR an
Foreigners and Pakistanis having dual nationality, equivalent qualification like A level OR any combination with
irrespective of the place of their study of HSSC or Physics and Mathematics as two of the major subjects.
equivalent, Pakistan or abroad.
Pakistani students studied abroad for HSSC or SAT Requirements
equivalent but appearing in the Pakistani board from Business Studies / Social Sciences:
abroad.
Pakistani national students having passed an SAT Reasoning Test
examination equivalent to intermediate level of BS Mathematics
Pakistan, from a foreign education system.
Desirous candidates can avail the facility accordingly, SAT Subject test in:
provided they meet the specified eligibility criteria and Mathematics Level-II
are willing to pay tuition fee and allied charges of the BS Physics
category.
Separate application form will be used for applying on SAT SAT Subject test in:
basis, available on NUST website. Physics
The applicant must have passed Higher Secondary Mathematics Level-II
School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent qualification like Architecture and Industrial Design
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate, British
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), SAT subject test in
American High School Graduation Diploma (9-12th Grade) Mathematics Level II
or any other equivalent qualification in relevant category Physics
showing twelve years of school education with minimum
60% cumulative marks or equivalent grade. SAT scores from College Board, USA should reach directly
Valid TOEFL or IELTS with score of 500 or 5.5. (not to NUST by July 15, 2015. NUST institutional code to
applicable for those students whose medium of receive SAT scores is 2790.
instruction is English at HSSC level). It is the responsibility of the candidate to enter their SAT
For all Programmes, a minimum of 550 SAT score is scores in online application form by due date.
required in each subject. SAT scores are valid for two years For correspondence: Undergraduate Section, Registrar
only. Directorate, National University of Sciences and
All Bachelor programmes at NUST are taught in English. Technology (NUST),Main Office, Sector H-12, Islamabad,
The candidate should also possess adequate mental and Pakistan. Email : satadmissions@nust.edu.pk
physical health to continue his/her course of studies.
Merit List
Academic Requirements Merit list of international students is prepared separately.

Business Studies & Social Sciences Provisional Admission


BBA, BS Economics, BS Mass Communication and BS Public
On fulfillment of the requirements mentioned, a candidate
Administration
will be admitted to the University as per policy in vogue. This
HSSC from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
admission shall, however, be provisional until all the original
OR an equivalent qualification like A level OR any other foreign
degrees or certificates submitted by him / her have been
qualification.
checked and verified. In case any document proves to be false,
fake, or fabricated at a later stage, a provisionally admitted
BS Accounting & Finance
student shall be liable to expulsion from the University at any
HSSC from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary
stage or to any other disciplinary or legal action the University
Education OR an equivalent qualification like A level OR any
may deem necessary.
other foreign qualification with Mathematics / Accounting &
Finance / Accountancy as one of the major subject.
On receipt of university admission / acceptance letter, foreign
nationality holders will approach the Pakistani mission abroad
Natural Sciences for the visa and submit the following documents:-
BS Mathematics
HSSC from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Application Form (Student Visa Form)
OR an equivalent qualification like A level OR any other foreign Photocopy of passport

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No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the home Final Approval
country for studying in Pakistan. Cases of the international students, finally selected for

Applying to NUST
Photograph admission, will be referred to Higher Education Commission
Educational Documents and relevant government department(s) for final approval as
Admission letter of university per policy in vogue.

For more details, please visit the under mentioned link of


Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan: Accommodation
http://www.hec.gov.pk/InsideHEC/Divisions/ AECA/Pages/ Hostel accommodation to international students is guaranteed.
AdmissionofForeignStudents.aspx

Masters / PhD Programmes Postgraduate Programme (PGP) Directorate,


National University of Sciences and Technology
Admission Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.
International students, Pakistanis holding foreign nationality
and Pakistanis living abroad can apply for postgraduate
programmes. They have to compete with the local students for Processing
admission on merit. Cases of the international students, finally selected for
admission will be processed through Higher Education
Eligibility Criteria Commission and respective government departments.
Eligibility criteria is the same as for national students.
Accommodation
GMAT Score Hostel accommodation to international students is guaranteed.
International applicants are required to appear for GRE/GMAT
conducted by ETS/GMAC, USA. Last date for scores of GRE/
GMAT to reach NUST is July 20, 2015. Fact file
Minimum acceptable Score for GMAT is 50 percentile.
Corporate Advisory Council
NUST institution code to receive GRE score is 7014.
NUST institution code to receive GMAT score is 7035. Platform for Interaction between
industry and NUST academia
The candidates are responsible for providing GRE/GMAT score Learn jointly for mutual benefit
directly to NUST on the following address: Concretely contribute to Pakistans
economic development

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Fee & Funding
National Students
International Students
National Students Need-based Scholarship/Fee Waiver
NUST has launched a need-based scholarship scheme to
Undergraduate Programmes
Fee and Funding

enable financially under-privileged but talented students to


acquire higher education. Salient features of the scheme are:
Fee Structure Scholarships will be awarded to needy students of the
Admission Dues PKR new batch every year.
Admission Processing Fee (Non refundable) 35,000 The scholarship will be for full on-campus duration of the
Security Deposit (Refundable) 10,000 programme in which the student is enrolled.
To be paid at the time of admission The scholarship will cover full tuition fee (for boarders)
and half tuition fee (for day scholars).
Tuition Fee
Business Studies / Social Sciences 87,000 (Fall 2015 intake) Deferred Payments
(per semester) 82,000 (Existing Students) Financially under-privileged students, who cannot
BS Mathematics / BS Physics 75,000 (Fall 2015 intake) pay their fees and also do not qualify for merit-based
(per semester) 70,000 (Existing Students) scholarship are allowed deferred payment, on case-to case
Art, Design & Architecture / BID 87,000 (Fall 2015 intake) basis on completion of 1st semester of their studies.
(per semester) 82,000 (Existing Students)

Payment of Dues
Other Opportunities for Financial
At the time of admission students have to pay the Assistance
admission processing fee, security and full semester fee in PEEF / IDFID (UKAID) and certain philanthropic
advance. organizations provide scholarships to the orphans and
Invoice/Challan for admission charges along with first disabled studying at NUST. Such students will be informed
semester fee and Provisional Selection Letter will be on How to Apply? once they are selected.
available on NUST website. Students may also apply on their own for other
Tuition fee will be payable on semester basis. scholarships such as those offered by:
Students have to pay their fee in advance before the Higher Education Commission (HEC)
commencement of semester otherwise they will not be Shell Pakistan, etc.
eligible to sit in the class. Further details are available on the NUST web portal and
Note: All fees are subject to revision. with the respective institutions.
Note: The award of scholarship/financial assistance is subject
to availability of funds, high performance and good conduct of
Merit-based Financial Assistance the student.
A fixed amount is allocated forfinancial assistance, if a
student maintains CGPA of 3.5 or more in subsequent
semester examinations.

Tution Fee Refund Policy Applicable to both UG and PG Students


% age of Tuition Fee Timeline for Semester/Trimester System Timeline for Annual System
Full (100%) of Tuition Fee Refund Upto 7th day of convening of classes Upto 15th day of convening of classes
Half (50%) of Tuition Fee Refund From 8th 15th day of convening of classes From 16th 30th day of convening of classes
No Fee (0%) Refund From 16th day of convening of classes From 31st day of convening of classes

Admission Processing Fee is not refundable under any circumstances.


University will not accept any claim of refund after 3 years of the completion of degree / withdrawn from university and the
amount of security will be transferred to the NUST Endowment Fund.
Fines/Penalties on Late Payments
Period National Students International Students
After the due date till start of 5 % of the total payable amount USD 35
semester
From start of semester till 15th day* 10 % of the total payable amount USD 70
16th day from start of semester * Registration shall be suspended. Student will not be allowed to attend
For re-activation of registration, the student will classes till the payment of dues.
be required to pay the Admission Processing Registration shall be suspended.
Fee again along with all outstanding dues. For re-activation of registration, the
student will be required to pay the
Admission Processing Fee again along
with all outstanding dues.

*In any case student will not be able to attend classes till clearance of dues.
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Postgraduate Programmes academic pursuits, e.g. students will be provided financial
support for attending seminars, conferences and making
MBA/MS

Fee and Funding


presentations/publication of research papers within
Admission Dues PKR Pakistan and abroad.
Admission Processing Fee (Non refundable) 10,000 During research phase of PhD studies at NUST, students
Security Deposit (Refundable) can also get an opportunity for collaborative/joint
MBA 10,000 research training programmes with other well-reputed
MS 10,000 foreign universities.
Semester Dues Self sponsored PhD students can also be exempted from
Tuition Fee per semester for MBA 85,000 payment of tuition fee, if they are willing to do Teaching
Tuition Fee per semester for MS 55,000 Assistant (TA)/Research Assistant (RA) duties as and when
required.
EMBA
Admission Dues Bond for NUST Sponsored Students
Admission Processing Fee (Non-refundable) 10,000 NUST sponsored MS/PhD students will be required to
Security Deposit (Refundable) 10,000 complete the programme.
NUST sponsored MS/PhD Students will work as TA/RA, as
Tuition Fee per course 18,500 and when required.
Reading Materials (Per Annum) 12,500 The students who fail or do not fulfil the undertaking,
will have to reimburse the total amount spent on them
PhD (including Tuition Fee, Stipend, Supervisors Fee and
Admission Dues PKR Research Expenditure, etc).
Admission Processing Fee (Non-refundable) 5,000
Security Deposit (Refundable) 7,000
Strategic Thrusts at NUST
Tuition Fee per semester 55,000
Excellence in teaching and education
Note: Focus on research
Supervisors Fee and Research Fund will be paid by the Spirit of enterprise
University. Internationalisation & global vision
All fees are subject to revision. Discernible social impact.

HEC and Other Sponsorships


HEC will bear the cost of its scholarship awardees, as per the
scholarship award details. For other sponsored students, Opportunities of Qarz-e-Hasna for postgraduate programmes
all charges as per the details provided above, will be borne in Business Studies (MBA) and Social Sciences (MS Economics)
by their sponsoring agency. Students will be responsible for are available through Ihsan Trust (IT) of Meezan Bank on need-
timely deposit of dues by their sponsoring agency. Scholarship cum-merit basis. Qarz-e-Hasna will be repaid by the students
provisions for postgraduate studies for candidates from FATA once they complete their education and get employed.
and Balochistan are also available through HEC for which they
may apply directly to HEC.

Scholarship/Tuition Fee Waiver


(Merit-based)
Masters Programmes
Selected students are awarded monthly stipend/tuition
fee waiver subject to availability of funds.

PhD Programmes
NUST sponsored PhD students will be paid monthly
stipend in addition to supervisor remuneration.
There are numerous opportunities for additional

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Fee and Funding

International Students Monthly Accommodation Charges (H-12 Campus)

Undergraduate Programmes
Students selected through this process will be required to pay Single Students
their fees and other charges in USD. Single occupancy (with attached bath) USD 70
Double occupancy (with attached bath) USD 60
Fee Structure
Double occupancy (with community bath) USD 50
Business Studies/Social Sciences, Architecture /
Tripple occupancy with community bath USD 40
Industrial Design and Natural Sciences
Married Students
(BS Mathematics & BS Physics) USD
One bedroom apartment USD 120
Admission Processing Fee (Non-refundable) 600 Two bedroom apartment USD 170
Tution Fee (Per Annum) 3,500
Security Deposit (Refundable) 250 Note
Health Facilities (per annum) 120 Security Fee of USD 117/- (Refundable) will be
Tuition fee for the first academic year (two semesters) charged at the time of allotment.
will be deposited in the form of Bank Draft at the time of Hostel includes accommodation charges only.
admission in NUST Registration office.
Tuition fee will be payable on annual basis. Students have
to pay their fee in advance before the commencement of
the academic year, otherwise they will not be eligible to Postgraduate Programmes
sit in the class.
Students selected for postgraduate programme will be
All fees are subject to revision from time to time. required to pay their fees and other charges in USD.

Fee Structure: Postgraduate Programmes


MPhil/MS PhD
Bio Sciences, Social
Business studies All Programmes
Sciences (Eco)
MBA EMBA
One Time Charges: USD USD USD USD
Admission Processing Fee 110 110 110 60
Security Deposit (refundable) 100 100 100 70
Semester Fee 550 850 185 per course 550
Reading Materials (Per Annum) Fee - - 125 -
Course Repeat Fee (Per Credit Hour) 40 40 185 per course 40

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NUST Entrance Test
NUST Entry Test (Business Studies/Social
Sciences)

NUST Entry Test (computer based) will be held in multiple sessions. Paper based test will be held in Karachi and Quetta
once in a year.
Computer-based test is designed in accordance with the internationally practiced system of on-line examinations. It is easy
to attempt with minimal practice. Instructions to attempt computer-based Entry test alongwith mock test module will be
available on NUST website for guidance.
The pattern and the standard of question papers for both types of tests is the same.
All kinds of data carriers and calculators, including mobile phone, Bluetooth, hands free devices, etc, are strictly prohibited
inside the examination hall.

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NUST Entrance Test

NUST Entry Test (BS Mathematics /


BS Physics)

NUST Entry Test (computer based) will be held in multiple sessions. Paper based test will be held in Karachi and Quetta once
in a year.
Computer-based test is designed in accordance with the internationally practiced system of on-line examinations. It is easy
to attempt with minimal practice. Instructions to attempt computer-based Entry test alongwith mock test module will be
available on NUST website for guidance.
The pattern and the standard of question papers for both types of tests is the same.
All kinds of data carriers and calculators, including mobile phone, Bluetooth, hands free devices, etc, are strictly prohibited
inside the examination hall.

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NUST Entrance Test
NUST Entry Test (B Architecture / B
Industrial Design)

NUST Entry Test (computer based) will be held in multiple sessions. Paper based test will be held in Karachi and Quetta
once in a year.
Computer-based test is designed in accordance with the internationally practiced system of on-line examinations. It is
easy to attempt with minimal practice. Instructions to attempt computer-based Entry test alongwith mock test module
will be available on NUST website for guidance.
The pattern and the standard of question papers for both types of tests is the same.
All kinds of data carriers and calculators, including mobile phone, Bluetooth, hands free devices, etc, are strictly prohib-
ited inside the examination hall.

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Instructions for Paper-based Entry Test of Business Studies and Social Sciences
NUST Entrance Test

The Entry Test will comprise the following subjects:


a. Verbal (English) b. Quantitative ( Gen Maths) C. Intelligence Test

These instructions deal with multiple choice answer sheets, which will be provided for examination. The answer sheets will
have two parts, i.e., personal information and answers. A filled in answer sheet is printed on the next page for illustration and
guidance. Answer sheets are marked through computer, therefore, it is important that the candidates read and understand these
instructions thoroughly before taking the exam. Non-compliance will affect scoring adversely.

PERSONAL INFORMATION (See appropriate block in the specimen answer sheet). Exam superintendent will brief on filling in of
this portion before start of the exam.
Clearly write your name in Capital Letters in the box titled FULL NAME. Fill corresponding circles. If the name is longer than
the space provided, fill in as much as fits in the given space. (In the specimen answer sheet, Babar Ajmal is the name of a
candidate).
Write your Roll No in the box titled Roll No. (In the specimen answer sheet, the Roll No of the candidate is 753357).
In the subject column, use 555 as subject code for Business Studies and Social Sciences.
In the NET Code column, write NET Code written inside the question booklet. (NET Code 002 is marked In the specimen
answer sheet)
In the CITY/CENTRE column, use the following codes and fill in the corresponding circles. (In the specimen sheet, KI is
marked for Karachi).

KI: Karachi QA: Quetta IS: Islamabad

Put your date of birth in the column Date of Birth. 11-04-92 is marked as the Date of Birth on the specimen sheet.
In the sex column, fill M for male candidates, F for female candidates and O for other candidates. (In the example a male
candidate is marked).

MARKING Of ANSWER SHEET


In the specimen answer sheet, first 16 questions have been attempted. See the specimen sheet and the following instructions:
Mark your choice with 2B lead pencil by filling in the appropriate circle completely, making it a dark black circle as shown
below.

b c d e
Some examples of improper marking are shown below:

a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e
(The computer will mark improperly filled circle as wrong answer)

Do not mark more than a single circle for an answer choice. Multiple answers for a single question will be regarded as an
unanswered question.
If you need to erase an answer, do so clearly/cleanly, using a good quality eraser.
Do not bend/fold your answer sheet, make stray marks or mark any area outside the provided circles.

MISCELLANEOUS
Answer sheet is to be signed both by the invigilator as well as by the candidate, in respective blocks, with ballpoint pen
only.
PLEASE DONT FORGET TO BRING A CLIPBOARD ALONG.
USE 2B lead pencil only. DO NOT USE ink pens, ballpoint pens or felt-tip pens on the answer sheet.
You are allowed to bring along clipboard, pencils, eraser and sharpener only.
Use your time effectively. Do not spend too much time on one question, otherwise you will run short of time for other
questions.
Write your Roll No on the front page of the QUESTION Booklet and the back side of the answer sheet in the given blocks.
Do not write elsewhere.
Return the complete questions booklet along with the answer sheet on completion of the test.

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You are not allowed to take away any part of the question booklet or note questions elsewhere. Non-compliance will be
regarded as use of unfair mean.
You are NOT ALLOWED to use any device which could assist in calculation such as a calculator, tables, digital watch, mobile
phone, electronic diary, Palm Pilot, etc.
There is no negative marking.

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Instructions for Paper-based Entry Test of BS Mathematics and BS Physics
NUST Entrance Test

The Entry Test will be held for applicants in the following subjects:
BS Mathematics: a. Mathematics b. English c. Intelligence
BS Physics: a. Physics b. Maths c. English d. Intelligence
These instructions deal with multiple choice answer sheets, which will be provided for examination. The answer sheets will
have two parts, i.e., personal information and answers. A filled in answer sheet is printed on the next page for illustration and
guidance. Answer sheets are marked through computer, therefore, it is important that the candidates read and understand these
instructions thoroughly before taking the exam. Non-compliance will affect scoring adversely.

PERSONAL INFORMATION (See appropriate block in the specimen answer sheet). Exam superintendent will brief on filling in of
this portion before start of the exam.
Clearly write your name in Capital Letters in the box titled FULL NAME. Fill corresponding circles. If the name is longer than
the space provided, fill in as much as fits in the given space. (In the specimen answer sheet, Babar Ajmal is the name of a
candidate).
Write your Roll No in the box titled Roll No. (In the specimen answer sheet, the Roll No of the candidate is 273377).
In the SUBJECT column, use 666as subject code for BS Mathematics and 777 for BS Physics.
In the NET Code column, write NET Code written inside the question booklet. (NET Code 003 is marked In the specimen
answer sheet)
In the CITY/CENTRE column, use the following codes and fill in the corresponding circles. (In the specimen sheet, KI is
marked for Karachi).

KI: Karachi QA: Quetta IS: Islamabad

Put your date of birth in the column Date of Birth. 11-04-92 is marked as the Date of Birth on the specimen sheet.
In the sex column, fill M for male candidates, F for female candidates and O for other candidates. (In the example a male
candidate is marked).

MARKING Of ANSWER SHEET


In the specimen answer sheet, first 6 questions have been attempted. See the specimen sheet and the following instructions:
Mark your choice with 2B lead pencil by filling in the appropriate circle completely, making it a dark black circle as shown
below.

b c d e

Some examples of improper marking are shown below:

a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e

(The computer will mark improperly filled circle as wrong answer)

Do not mark more than a single circle for an answer choice. Multiple answers for a single question will be regarded as an
unanswered question.
If you need to erase an answer, do so clearly/cleanly, using a good quality eraser.
Do not bend/fold your answer sheet, make stray marks or mark any area outside the provided circles.

MISCELLANEOUS
Answer sheet is to be signed both by the invigilator as well as by the candidate, in respective blocks, with ballpoint pen
only.
PLEASE DONT FORGET TO BRING A CLIPBOARD ALONG.
USE 2B lead pencil only. DO NOT USE ink pens, ballpoint pens or felt-tip pens on the answer sheet.
You are allowed to bring along clipboard, pencils, eraser and sharpener only.
Use your time effectively. Do not spend too much time on one question, otherwise you will run short of time for other
questions.
Write your Roll No on the front page of the QUESTION Booklet and the back side of the answer sheet in the given blocks.
Do not write elsewhere.
Return the complete questions booklet along with the answer sheet on completion of the test.

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You are not allowed to take away any part of the question booklet or note questions elsewhere. Non-compliance will be
regarded as use of unfair mean.
You are NOT ALLOWED to use any device which could assist in calculation such as a calculator, tables, digital watch, mobile
phone, electronic diary, Palm Pilot, etc.
There is no negative marking.

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Instructions for Paper-based Entry Test of B Architecture and Industrial Design
NUST Entrance Test

The Entry Test will be held for applicants in the following subjects:
a. Mathematics b. Physics c. English Comprehension
d. Intelligence e. Cognitive & Aptitude (Descriptive)
These instructions deal with multiple choice answer sheets, which will be provided for examination. The answer sheets will
have two parts, i.e., personal information and answers. A filled in answer sheet is printed on the next page for illustration and
guidance. Answer sheets are marked through computer, therefore, it is important that the candidates read and understand these
instructions thoroughly before taking the exam. Non-compliance will affect scoring adversely.

PERSONAL INFORMATION (See appropriate block in the specimen answer sheet). Exam superintendent will brief on filling in of
this portion before start of the exam.
Clearly write your name in Capital Letters in the box titled FULL NAME. Fill corresponding circles. If the name is longer than
the space provided, fill in as much as fits in the given space. (In the specimen answer sheet, Babar Ajmal is the name of a
candidate).
Write your Roll No in the box titled Roll No. (In the specimen answer sheet, the Roll No of the candidate is 553357).
In the SUBJECT column, use 555as subject code for B Architecture and Industrial Design.
In the NET Code column, write NET Code written inside the question booklet. (NET Code 002 is marked In the specimen
answer sheet)
In the CITY/CENTRE column, use the following codes and fill in the corresponding circles. (In the specimen sheet, KI is
marked for Karachi).

KI: Karachi QA: Quetta IS: Islamabad

Put your date of birth in the column Date of Birth. 11-04-92 is marked as the Date of Birth on the specimen sheet.
In the sex column, fill M for male candidates, F for female candidates and O for other candidates. (In the example a male
candidate is marked).

MARKING Of ANSWER SHEET


In the specimen answer sheet, first 12 questions have been attempted. See the specimen sheet and the following instructions:
Mark your choice with 2B lead pencil by filling in the appropriate circle completely, making it a dark black circle as shown
below.

b c d e
Some examples of improper marking are shown below:

a b c d e a b c d e a b c d e
(The computer will mark improperly filled circle as wrong answer)

Do not mark more than a single circle for an answer choice. Multiple answers for a single question will be regarded as an
unanswered question.
If you need to erase an answer, do so clearly/cleanly, using a good quality eraser.
Do not bend/fold your answer sheet, make stray marks or mark any area outside the provided circles.

MISCELLANEOUS
Answer sheet is to be signed both by the invigilator as well as by the candidate, in respective blocks, with ballpoint pen
only.
PLEASE DONT FORGET TO BRING A CLIPBOARD ALONG.
USE 2B lead pencil only. DO NOT USE ink pens, ballpoint pens or felt-tip pens on the answer sheet.
You are allowed to bring along clipboard, pencils, eraser and sharpener only.
Use your time effectively. Do not spend too much time on one question, otherwise you will run short of time for other
questions.
Write your Roll No on the front page of the QUESTION Booklet and the back side of the answer sheet in the given blocks.
Do not write elsewhere.
Return the complete questions booklet along with the answer sheet on completion of the test.

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You are not allowed to take away any part of the question booklet or note questions elsewhere. Non-compliance will be
regarded as use of unfair mean.

NUST Entrance Test


You are NOT ALLOWED to use any device which could assist in calculation such as a calculator, tables, digital watch, mobile
phone, electronic diary, Palm Pilot, etc.
There is no negative marking.

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Sample Paper - SADA
NUST Entrance Test

Cognitive and Aptitude Test (B Arch)


Part1: 2D Composition (20 minutes)

You are required to add to the shapes and lines to complete the
composition/pattern. You are free to choose the placement of the
objects according to their relative position on the sheet.
The pattern must show a basic understanding of colour also. You
must use minimum 2 and maximum 3 colours as part of your
scheme.

Note: This composition must be made using a pencil/pen/coloured


markers/pastels/colour pencils.

Part 2: 3D Visualisation/Drawing (1hour 40 minutes)

Choose 3-5 objects from your stationery box (pencils, erasers,


sharpeners, rulers) and arrange them together as a single form.
Now you are to draw this composition on the A3 sheet provided.
> This drawing must be a freehand drawing (without the use of
ruler/scale/set square).
> Careful analysis of the lines, shapes and depth of the model must be
the basis of your drawing.
> Think of light and shadow which is created while drawing your form.
> You must use HB and B series pencils to draw your form.
Draw an imaginary table on which the arrangement is placed in your
image. Use your creative skills to decide the shape, angle and texture of
the table.

Note: You will be evaluated on the 3D form drawn, detail in drawing,


understanding of form in 3D and line quality.

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The NUST Emblem


The Book of Knowledge lights up the darkness, through the Vine of Wisdom which bears
the two moons and stars facing towards the East and the West, symbolising the diversity of
disciplines and the fruit of knowledge.

The Rising Sun brings change, hope and enlightenment. It emanates inspiration and
from the light of knowledge, four birds take wing from the nests of light, and spread out
to the four corners of the world, symbolising the quest for spiritual gratification through
knowledge and wisdom.

The NUST Blue is a colour that represents the future. It carries all the characteristics of the
colour blue, like dignity, grace, freshness, professionalism, prudence and resolve.

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National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST),
Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.

UAN: +92-51-111-11 - NUST (6878)


Tel: +92-51-9085 - NUST (6878)
Fax: +92-51-90851042
Email: info@nust.edu.pk
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