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committee FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES IN PAKISTAN (CDSSHP)

 

 

The Committee for Development of Social Sciences and Humanities in Pakistan” (CDSSHP) is an advisory committee established by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2003. Eminent Social Scientists from various higher education institutions throughout the country were nominated as members of the Committee. The first meeting of the Committee chaired by Dr.Atta-ur-Rahman, Chairman, HEC was held on April 7-8, 2003. Dr. Najma Najam was appointed as the first Chairperson of the committee (2003-2006). Dr. Ishrat Husain served as the Chairman of the committee from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Nasser Ali Khan, Director, Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) Peshawar served as the Chairman of the committee from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin, Vice Chancellor, University of Gujrat, Gujrat is the current Chairman of CDSSHP.

 

The primary objective of the Committee is to develop the existing level of faculty and to create an environment that would be conducive to research and development activities in Social Sciences & Humanities sector. These essentially fell into following major areas:

 

  • Encouraging R&D in Social Sciences

To identify diverse social and human issues in Pakistan through understanding and initiating plans for social transformation by encouraging research & development.

 

  • Faculty development

To improve and develop faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities through indigenous and foreign Scholarships.

 

  • Institutional and infrastructure development

To upgrade the existing resources and provision of institutional support to various departments/Centre of Excellence/Institutes of public sector universities across the country.

 

  • Quality Assurance Standards

To review quality assurance, academic, faculty appointment, journals and other standards as they are applicable in the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

  • Status Reports

To review and prepare reports on the state of education and research in different disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  

 

 

S. No.

Name & Address

Subject

Status

Period

1.       

Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin

Vice Chancellor, University of Gujrat, Gujrat.

Sociology

Chairman

(One Year)

24th June 2013 to 23rd June 2014

2.       

Dr. Saeeda Asadullah

President, Council of Social Sciences (COSS), # 307, Dossal Arcade, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad

 Social Sciences

(R&D organization)

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

3.       

Dr. Nasir Jamal Khattak

Vice Chancellor,

Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat

English

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

4.       

Dr. Nisar Hussain Hamdani

Professor, Kashmir Institute of Economics, The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, City Campus  Muzaffarabad,  AJK.

Economics

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

5.       

Dr. Rukhsana Kausar

Chairperson, Department of Applied

Psychology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore.

Psychology

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

6.       

Dr. Shakil Auj

Dean, Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Karachi, Karachi.

Islamic Studies

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

7.       

Ms. Salima Hashmi

Dean, Beacon house National University, 3-C Zafar Ali Road,
Gulberg V, Lahore.

Fine Arts

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

8.       

Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir

Vice Chancellor, Turbat University,

Turbat, Balochistan

Regional Languages

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

9.       

Dr. Muhammad Memon

Director, Institute of Educational Development, Agha Khan University, Karachi.

Education

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

10.   

Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi

Vice Chancellor, Gomal University, D.I. Khan.

Political Sciences/ International Relations

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

11.   

Dr. Shamim Zaidi

Chairperson, Communication & Media Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, The Mall, Rawalpindi.

Media Studies

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

12.   

Dr. Anwaar Ahmed

Professor

Department of Urdu

Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan

Urdu

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

13.   

Dr. Hassan Sohaib Murad

Rector, University of Management & Technology (UMT), C-II, Johar Town, Lahore.

Business Education

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

14.   

Dr. Saeed Shafqat

Professor/ Director, Forman Christian College, Ferozpur Road, Lahore.

History /Pakistan Studies

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

15.   

Dr. Nilofer Shaikh

Professor, University of Karachi, Karachi.

Archeology

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

16.   

Dr. Zeenat Sana

Chairperson, Gender Development Studies Center, University of Balochistan, Quetta.

Gender Studies /History

Member

(Three Years)

24th June 2013 to 23 June 2016

 

 

 

 
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