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Testimonials

My name is Basir Mahmood and I graduated from Beaconhouse National University in 2010. I started in 2006 and was only able to get admission on the basis of my skills and my work and because of that I got a scholarship which was luckily the 100% scholarship. I belong to one of those families that definitely cannot afford this kind of expensive education. Read More>>


Basir Mahmood
BNU Alumnus: Graduate from School of Visual Arts and Design, 2010
Visual Artist





Excellent faculty, the promise for independent research and exposure were just some of the reasons why I chose to do my MS Public Policy from BNU. I confess BNU delivered on every promise; the faculty is committed and thrives on class discussions, the teaching methodology was never purely academic. I felt challenged in every lesson because I was expected and Read More>>


Izza Aftab
BNU Alumnus: MS Public Policy, 2010.
Currently: Fulbright Scholar.





Faculty News

Sahr Bashir Receives Australian Alumni Excellence Award for Education

Sahr Bashir, Head of the Jewelry and Accessory Design Department at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), has been selected to receive the Australian Alumni Excellence Award for Education at the Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2014.The Australian Alumni Excellence Awards recognize and honor alumni who have attained exemplary achievements in their field of specialization at a national, regional or international level, as well as those who have contributed significantly to the betterment of Australian education and their institution or alumni community. Read More>>

 

Dr. Tariq Rahman Awarded the Doctor of Letters by the University of Sheffield

Dr. Tariq Rahman, Dean of School of Education, Beaconhouse National University has been awarded a Litt.D. (Doctor of Letters) degree by the University of Sheffield in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a researcher, scholar and author. Two years ago, Dr. Tariq Rahman was asked by the University of Sheffield, U.K. to submit his published work for the examination of a higher doctorate. The examiners have now recommended him for Litt.D. at the Research and Innovation services of University of Sheffield. Read More>>

 

Prof. Dr. Taimur-ul-Hassan’s Research Article Published

A research article by Prof. Dr. Taimur-ul-Hassan of School of Media and Mass Communications, Beaconhouse National University is published in HEC approved Journal of Gender & Social Issues. This research journal is published on a biannual basis by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. Titled “Role of Newspaper in Education Policy making in Punjab,” the research paper is published in the Spring 2013 issue, Vol 12, Number 1, PP 1 -19.

 

Sitara-i-Imtiaz for Dr. Tariq Rahman, Dean of School of Education

Dr. Tariq Rahman, Dean of School of Education at Beaconhouse National University has received Sitara-i-Imtiaz in recognition of his contributions in the field of Literature. Conferment of Sitara-i-Imtiaz for Dr. Rahman was approved by the President of Pakistan in 2013 and the award was conferred on him on the occasion of Pakistan Day (23rd March 2014). Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) is the third highest honor and civilian award in Pakistan. It recognizes individuals who have made an "especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of Pakistan. Read More>>

 

Basir Mahmood’s New Exhibition in Paris

Basir Mahmood’s work is going to be displayed at an exhibition called the Rencontres Internationales at Palais de Tokyo and Gaîté Lyrique. The exhibition is going to be held on 24th March, 2014. In this exhibition, Mr. Mahmood will be displaying his work titled "Thank You For Coming". This work explores social identities and human behavior by analyzing the aesthetics of social activities which, in themselves, may be regarded as banal in everyday life. For this project, Mr. Mahmood has worked with the idea of a social gathering, within the context of a celebration, where individuals gather in a certain manner, and form a structure that is identical to the social structure we live in. Within these parameters, Read More>>

 

Rashid Rana featured at Art Dubai 2014

A founding faculty member and the head of the Fine Art Department at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), BNU, Rashid Rana is presented at Art Dubai 2014 in three different events. His solo booth is featured in the exhibition, presented by Chatterjee & Lal and Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai. This is the second time his work is being showcased at Art Dubai. Utilizing the grid structure, he has recently begun to rearrange famous paintings such as The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus (1618) by Peter Paul Rubens and The Oath of the Horatii (1786) by Jacque Louis-David, chopping them up into smaller digital fragments, before scrambling these famous compositions into pixelated and codified puzzles. Read More>>

 

Basir Mahmood's work to be showcased in Paris

Basir Mahmood's work is going to be showcased at an exhibition of the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, France, titled Des Hommes, Des Mondes (Of Men, Of Worlds). The exhibition, to be held from 7th March-25th June, 2014, will bring together 15 contemporary international artists from around the globe. With some of the works being prepared specially for it, the exhibition will explore the apparently nomadic Man in an increasingly globalized world, and his search for meaning, identity and place in it. Basir Mahmood is a BNU graduate  and a faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design  (SVAD).  He graduated from BNU in 2010  with a distinction and since then, he has risen in stature as an internationally  recognized artist. Basir’s works have been displayed in ARCUS Studio, Japan. Read More >>

 

Basir Mahmood's Work Showcased at the University of Dundee, Scotland

Basir Mahmood, a BNU graduate and a faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, is currently showcasing his works at an exhibition at the University of Dundee, Scotland titled At Intervals (Three Moving Image Works from Pakistan). Running from January 23 - February 15, 2014, the exhibition features three emerging film artists from Pakistan: Basir Mahmood, Seher Naveed, Fazal Rizvi (Karachi).  Read More>>

 

Dr. Taimur-ul-Hassan of SMC is honored with Best Teacher Award

Governor Punjab Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar has given Best Teacher Award to Prof Dr. Taimur ul Hassan, Head of Journalism Department  at the School of Media and Communications, at a ceremony held at Alhamra Cultural Complex. The award has been instituted by Nai Baat Newspaper Organization to honor individuals who have made valuable contribution to their respective fields.

 

Dr. Hafiz A Pasha and Waseem Saleem Present Research Paper in PSDE Conference

One of the country's leading economists and Professor Emeritus BNU, Dr Hafiz A Pasha and Wasim Saleem, Lecturer at SLASS have recently presented a research paper on "The Impact and cost of Power Load Shedding on Domestic Consumers" at the 29th Annual General Meeting & Conference of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. The theme of the conference was "Energy Security & Economic Sustainability: The Way Forward." The conference - held in Islamabad from December 19-21, 2013 - was organized by Pakistan Society of Development Economics.

 

Ijaz Hussain's Research Article Published

Research article titled "Estimating Firms’ Vulnerability to Short-Term Financing Shocks: The Case of Foreign Exchange Companies in Pakistan" written by Ijaz Hussain has been published in the Lahore Journal of Economics. The Lahore Journal of Economics is ranked among the top category of HEC recognized journals in Pakistan. The article is available at the following URL: http://121.52.153.179/JOURNAL/LJE%20VOL%2018-2/Ijaz%20Hussain.pdf

 

Rashid Rana's work Exhibited at the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City

Rashid Rana's work is currently at display at the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City in an exhibition titled "Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists." The exhibition, which will continue till April 27, 2014, highlights the artistic achievements of traditional Islamic art. Rashid Rana's work at the exhibition is receiving accolades from different quarters. A review in Kansas City Star goes like: "The exhibit’s most striking pairing begins with a long vista seen through the mosaic arch of a 17th-century Persian rug on a platform. Read More>>

 

BNU Participates in International Conference

Lahore: Professor Qaisera A. Sheikh, Head of the Linguistics Department, School of Education (SE), BNU presented a paper on the "Impact of Professional Development on the Instructional Practices of College Teachers" at the 10th Asia TEFL International Conference held in Delhi, India on 4-6 October, 2012. The conference participants included around 600 representatives from Asia, the European Union and from the US. The theme of the conference was 'Expanding Horizons of Language and Communication: ELT Issues, Challenges and Implications.' A panel discussion by experts from South Asia was also organised in which they presented their views. Read More>>

 

Basir Mahmood to Deliver a Lecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London

A BNU graduate and a faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Basir Mahmood will be delivering a lecture on Contemporary Art at the Department of Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London on 4th December 2013.  Basir is currently an artist-in-residence at Gasworks, London. Read More>>

 

Rashid Rana's Book "Labyrinth of Reflections" Launched in Karachi

The book launch of Labyrinth of Reflections: The Art of Rashid Rana 1992-2012 was held at the Mohatta Palace Museum on November 26, 2013. The launch was attended by Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman, book’s editors Naazish Ata-Ullah and Hameed Haroon, and other prominent members of Pakistan’s art and literary world. Apart from them, as many as thirty students from the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) attended the book launch. The Director of the Mohatta Palace Museum, Nasreen Askari, conducted the event. Read More>>

 
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Book Launch of Rashid Rana's "Labyrinth of Reflections"

A book based on Rashid Rana's best works till date will be launched at Mohatta Palace Museum on November 26, 2013. Titled as Labyrinth of Reflections: The Art of Rashid Rana 1992-2012, the book is inspired from his mid-career retrospective exhibition that is attracting a wide range of visitors these days. The book launch will be attended by many prominent artists, scholars, and educationists while Ms. Sherry Rehman has kindly consented to grace the occasion. Read More>>

 

Rashid Rana to speak at the Irtiqa Conference 2013 in Lahore

Pakistan's most prominent contemporary artist and our respected faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Rashid Rana will be speaking at The Irtiqa Conference 2013 Lahore on 23rd November 2013. Organized by the Acumen Pakistan Fellows, the conference is aimed at bringing ground-breaking ideas for political,economic and social change in Pakistan. Rashid Rana will be sharing his views at the session, Art & Societal Progress. The session will focus on the need of promotion of artistic expression and how it can restore Pakistan's culture and its projection at home and abroad. This enlightening session about Arts in Pakistan will also feature renowned author Mohsin Hamid and a well-known Pakistani musician Zeb Bangash (from Zeb and Haniya). The session will start at 5pm.  Read More>>

 

Basir Mahmood Awarded at the 18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil

A BNU graduate and a faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, BNU, Basir Mahmood is making an impact the world over. Basir has recently received an award at the 18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil. Videobrasil is the only Brazilian international festival for contemporary art, held every two years. Read More>>

 

Rashid Rana part of 50 years of Chemould Celebrations

Our esteemed faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Rashid Rana is currently showcasing his new work at an exhibition titled “Aesthetic Bind - Citizen Artist: forms of address” at Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Curated by one of India's most prominent art critics, historians and curators Geeta Kapoor, the exhibition marks the 50-years celebration of Chemould which is the oldest art gallery in India, started by Keekoo Gandhy in 1943. Rashid Rana, who is widely considered to be the most original of visual artists working in South Asia today, is presenting his new work, Crowd, in this exhibition. As a review in Phaidon goes, "Rashid Rana's Crowd (2013) Read More>>

 

Prof. Salima Hashmi to Participate in a Conference at the Bellagio Center, Italy

The Dean of the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Prof. Salima Hashmi will be presenting at an international conference, “Cultural Connections: Engaging Muslim-Majority Nations and the West” that is being held at the Bellagio Center, Italy from October 21-25, 2013. The conference is organized by New York University's John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress in association with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Mrs. Hashmi will be presenting on the theme of “Art in Times of Crisis and Change - Artists as Social Agents and Connectors.”

 

Dr. Claire Pamment profiles Pakistani Women Theatre Directors for an International Publication

Dr. Claire Pamment of SMC's Department of Theatre, Film and Television has recently contributed to an international publication titled "International Women Stage Directors". Published by the University of Illinois Press, the book serves as a reference guide on women theatre directors worldwide. In her chapter, Dr. Claire Pamment has given a comprehensive examination of women directors in Pakistan. She has profiled some of the most influential women directors of our country and talked about their career paths, Read More>>

 

Research article of Ijaz Hussain and Novaira Junaid published

Research article titled as "Energy Crisis and Profitability of Listed Food Producers in Pakistan"  written by Ijaz Hussain & Novaira Junaid has recently been published in the Journal of Business & Economics, Vol. 4 No.2 (July-December 2012) pp.236-255. Journal of Business & Economics is published by Air University, Islamabad and is one of the HEC recognized journals. Soft version of this article can be accessed at following, Read More>>

 

Rashid Rana’s Exhibition Extended till February 2014

South Asia's most prominent contemporary artist and our esteemed faculty member at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Rashid Rana is currently showcasing his mid-career retrospective exhibition at Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi. Aptly titled as Labyrinth of Reflections: The Art of Rashid Rana 1992-2012, the historic and one-of-its-kind exhibition features as many as seventy-three artworks from the last twenty years of his career. It is by far the largest survey show of any contemporary artist in Pakistan. Read More>>

 

SVAD : Works  by Risham Syed feature in the 1st Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Risham Hosain Syed, Assistant Professor at the School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD), is currently showcasing her work at the 1st Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art. Opened on Sept. 21, 2013 in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.Risham is presenting her project, "The Seven Seas" that connects the intricacies of contemporary geo-politics with the 19th and early 20th Century cotton trade of the British Empire. The collection features seven cotton quilts depicting 19th and 20th Century maps of various port cities that were strategically located on colonial European trade routes. Read More>>

 

Seminar held at BNU to commemorate World Alzheimer's Month.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative brain syndrome which effects memory, thinking, behavior and emotions. September 2013 marks the second global World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma.The Institute of Psychology (IP) at Beaconhouse National University (BNU) commemorated the "World Alzheimer’s Month" in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Pakistan by holding a seminar on Alzheimer September 30, 2013 at Institute of Psychology, BNU City Campus, Zafar Ali Road, Lahore. Read More>>

 
 


News & Events

SE Distinguished Lecture Series,The Annual Status of Education Report

Under its Distinguished Lecture Series, School of Education arranged a seminar on the “Annual Status of Education Report” (ASER) on April 2, 2014. The speaker at the seminar was Ms Sahar Saeed, researcher and policy analyst at ASER Pakistan. Read More>>

 

Imran Khan Unveils Plaque of Razia Hassan School of Architecture

 The naming ceremony of the Beaconhouse National University’s School of Architecture was held on April 13, 2014 at BNU Tarogil Campus. The School of Architecture has been named after the late mother of Dr. Parvez Hassan, who is a renowned lawyer.  Read More>>

 

Naming Ceremony of School of Architecture

The naming ceremony of the Beaconhouse National University’s School of Architecture will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm at BNU Tarogil Campus. The School of Architecture has been named after the late mother of Dr. Parvez Hassan, who is a renowned lawyer, environmentalist and philanthropist.  Read More>>

 

Representative from Savannah College of Art and Design Visits BNU

Mr. Jack Muir, representative from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) visited Beaconhouse National University on April 07, 2014. The visit was facilitated by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan and Directorate of Student Affairs and External Relations, BNU. Read More>>

 

BNU Wins Leads Tournament

Beaconhouse National University’s cricket team has won a Tri-series that was played between Leads University, Agricultural University & BNU on the 3rd & 4th of April, 2014. The BNU team participated in this tournament under the patronage of BNU Sports Department. Read More>>

 

Alizeb Raees of TFT attended International Development Youth Forum in Japan

Alizeb Raees, a final year student of Theater, Film & Television Department at Beaconhouse National University was invited to attend the International Development Youth Forum in Japan, from March 9-16, 2014. The International Development Youth Forum is an annual forum where young leaders from all around the world gather to find solutions. Read More>>

 

BNU Presents a concert by TWO from AKCENT & Adelina Damian

To celebrate the blooming spring, Beaconhouse National University is organizing a concert by international acts, TWO (formerly AKCENT) and Adelina Damian, on April 10, 2014 at Tarogil Campus. The mega concert is being organized in association with AJ Events & Productions. TWO is a popular Romanian music act featuring Mihai Gruia and Sorin Brotnei, who were formerly part of AKCENT. Read More>>

 

The Birth of the Knowledge-Revolution by Dr. Tariq Rahman

Dr Tariq Rahman, Dean School of Education, gave a talk on “The Birth of the Knowledge-Revolution” on December 20, 2013 at BNU Tarogil Campus. The talk was arranged as part of BNU 10th anniversary celebrations. The lecture traced out the birth of modernity, one major feature of which is the exponential increase in the knowledge we witness on a daily basis. Read More>>

 

Presentation on “The Annual Status of Education Report” at School of Education

School of Education, Beaconhouse National University has arranged a special presentation on "The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)” on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 by Ms.  Read More>>

 

LANCASHIRE TO LAHORE

This is the third year of the continuing collaboration between UCLan and BNU, started in 2010, initiated by the British Council’s Higher Education Partnership program, INSPIRE. The project 'Lancashire to Lahore': Exchanges to Develop Cultural Understanding’ is conceived and facilitated by William Titley, Professor of Art at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. Read More>>

 

Special Talk by Dr. Shaista E. Khilji of George Washington University at BNU

Professor of Leadership at the George Washington University (GW) USA, Dr. Shaista E. Khilji delivered a special talk at Beaconhouse National University on Friday, March 21, 2014. Her talk was based on her book "Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia. Read More>>

 

SMC : Special Talk by Dr. Shaista E. Khilji at BNU

Professor of Leadership at the George Washington University (GW) USA, Dr. Shaista E. Khilji will be delivering a special talk at Beaconhouse National University on Friday, March 21, 2014. Her talk will be based on her book "Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia.  Read More>>

 

School of Education organized a one-day conference on Language, Educational Policies and Practices

School of Education (SE), Beaconhouse National University organized its second conference on 15th March, 2014 at the Tarogil campus. The theme of the conference was ‘Language, Educational Policies and Practices’ which represented the instructional and research focus of SE i.e. language, policies concerning education and the practical aspects of teaching. Read More>>

 

BNU Partners with Plan9, PITB's Tech Incubator

Beaconhouse National University has signed a MOU with Plan9, Pakistan's largest tech incubator. The memorandum of understanding was signed between BNU and Plan9 on March 14th, 2014. This collaboration is part of the Plan9 Network Partnership campaign. Plan9 is a ground-breaking initiative, launched in 2012 by PITB (Punjab Information Technology Board).  Read More>>

 

BNU Bestival 2014 Attracted a Record Number of Participants

Bestival 2014, held at Beaconhouse National University from 27th February till 2nd March, 2014, attracted a record-breaking number of participants of up to 500 students, the most in the history of Bestival. Participants from eighteen different educational institutes participated in the four-day event.  Read More>>

 

SVAD Students Participated at Pakistan Auto Show 2014

Students from Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) participated in the Pakistan Auto Show 2014, held at the Expo Centre, Lahore from March 6-8. A group of eight students represented BNU and made sculptures at the exhibition. Read More>>

 

SA : Time Table Spring 2014. Read More>>

 

Talk by Dr. Shahnaz Khan at BNU

Dr. Shahnaz Khan, Professor of Women and Gender Studies/Global Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada will be giving a short talk on the topic "Research in Women's Prisons in Pakistan and the Native Informant" at BNU.

The talk will be held at BNU’s Tarogil Campus on Monday 10th March in the SLASS conference room, from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The faculty, staff and students of BNU are cordially invited to attend the talk.

 

One-day Conference on Language, Educational Policies and Practices

School of Education, Beaconhouse National University is arranging a one-day conference on "Language, Educational Policies and Practices." The conference will be held on 15th March 2014, from 10:30 am to 5 pm at BNU’s Tarogil Campus on Raiwind Road. Read More>>

 

On Campus Recruitment Drive at BNU (March 04 - March 06, 2014)

The Directorate of Student Affairs and External Relations at Beaconhouse National University is hosting three organizations to hold their internship and trainee program recruitment drives from March 04 to March 07, 2014.  Read More>>