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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

Dr. Maryam Mirza's Research Article Published in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature

An article by Dr. Maryam Mirza has recently been published online by The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (JCL). The article is titled, ' "An all-weather, all-terrain fighter": Subaltern resistance, survival, and death in Mohammed Hanif’s Our Lady of Alice Bhatti.’ JCL is indexed and abstracted in Academic Search Premier, Arts and Humanities Citation Index and MLA International Bibliography, among others. Read More>>

 

Faseeh Saleem’s work featured at Biennial “Scythia 10” in Ukraine


Faseeh Saleem, Assistant Professor at Mariam Dawood School of  Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), showcased his work at the 10th International  Biennial on Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia 10”, 2014 in Ukraine. The  Contemporary Textile Art exhibition took place on June 18th-28th, 2014, at  Kherson, Ukraine. Saleem has been exploring various perspectives  of Art & Design in different contexts.  Read More>>

 

Dr. Ruhi Khalid presented a Research Paper at BPS Conference in Windsor, UK


Director Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University, Dr. Ruhi Khalid has presented a research paper at the British Psychological Society Conference 2014 held in Windsor, United Kingdom. Her paper was based on the topic of “Gender as Disability” and she presented it along with Ms. Ishba Khan, a student of M. Phil at the Institute of Psychology. The British Psychological Society aims at promoting excellence  and ethical practice in the fields of science, education and practical  applications of psychology.  Read More>>

 

Dr. Maryam Mirza Presented a Research Paper at the 5th Biennial International CWWA Conference, Australia.

Dr. Maryam Mirza, Assistant Professor at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Beaconhouse National University, has recently presented a research paper on male identity politics and domestic spaces in contemporary Indian women's novels in English at the Fifth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association. Read More>>

 

Latest Research Work by Dr. Fariha Tariq


HEC sponsored Paper presentation,"Provision of  Participatory Shelter Facilities in Adverse Environments:A case  study of Lahore, Pakistan" at Disaster Mitigation,  Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction Conference held at  University of Massachusetts Boston, U.S.A.on 8-9 May,2014.  Read More>>

 

Malcolm Hutcheson Shoots Pakistan’s first noir film as Director of Photography


Malcolm Hutcheson, a faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), has contributed in Pakistan’s first neo-noir film, Tamanna, as DOP (Director of Photography). Produced by Concordia Productions (PVT) Limited and directed by a British director Steven Moore, the film stars Salman Shahid, Omair Rana, Mehreen Raheel and Feryal Gauhar. The film has been in the making for the past four years and it will hit theatres across Pakistan on June 13, 2014. Malcolm Hutcheson has used some unique techniques and equipments to shoot the film.  He has used old film cameras for stills and music videos for the film.  Read More>>

 

David Alesworth at Biennale, Germany

David Chalmers Alesworth, a faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), is showcasing his work at the 8th Berlin Biennale 2014 in Germany. The Contemporary Art exhibition started on May 29, 2014 and will run through August 3, 2014 at four venues in Berlin and Berlin-Mitte: Haus am Waldsee, Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (KW) and Crash Pad c/o KW. David Alesworth is well-known is a visual artist and landscape designer who is leading the Foundation Studies program at SVAD, BNU. Some of his most acclaimed works include mixed media site-specific installations made in Karachi in the 1990s. He worked with artists and crafts people to create truck paintings and shrine-like shipping containers that exceeded conventional binaries of high art and popular craft, modern and traditional, local and foreign. Read More>>

 

Research Paper by faculty of School of Architecture Presented at ‘ARCHDESIGN 14’in Istanbul, Turkey

Razia Latif, a faculty member at Razia Hassan School of Architecture (RHSA), BNU presented a paper, co-authored by RHSA Faculty members Haseeb Amjad, Zara Amjad, and Dean Dr. Gulzar Haider at ARCHDESIGN 14: Architectural Design Conference held on May 8-9 at Istanbul, Turkey. Held at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts at Istanbu the ARCHDESIGN 14 conference focused on the different methods on design in general, analysis of single buildings and projects and contemporary issues to designing, and representation and construction in the contemporary world. Read More>>



 

Zeb Bilal Presented her Paper at a Conference in Norwich, UK

Zeb Bilal, a visiting faculty member at the Department of Textile Design, Fibre and Fashion studies, School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) was recently invited to give a presentation at ‘The Future of South Asian Collections: UK and South Asian Perspectives’ conference. The conference was held at the Sainsbury Institute of Art, University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK from 30th April to 2nd May, 2014 and was concerned with understanding issues pertaining to collections of South Asian material culture. The conference provided a forum to leading curators and academics to share and debate the shifts in museum practice, but also explored notions of craft, history, and society that all link to interpretations of South Asian material collections. Read More>>



 

David Alesworth talked about Karachi Art Scene at South Bank Centre, London

David Chalmers Alesworth, a faculty member at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), BNU shared his impressions of the Karachi art scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s at the South Bank Centre, London on Sunday 25 May, 2014. His talk was part of a day-long interactive event featuring talks and seminars on “Pakistan: Satire, film and cricket,” curated by acclaimed author Kamila Shamsie at the South Bank Centre. David was the speaker in the session called “Karachi Popped?” along with artist Adnan Madani. The session focused on an important era of art in Pakistan, late 1980s and early 1990s. This was a brief but influential decade in the history of Pakistani art; as a cosmopolitan group of artists collaborated, taught, and left a legacy which remains formally undocumented. Read More>>

 

Director IP, Dr. Ruhi Khalid Participated in the Global Conference 2014 Organized by the British Council

Dr. Ruhi Khalid, Director, Institute of Psychology at Beaconhouse National University participated as a panelist in the Global Conference organized by the British Council at Lahore College for Women University on May 8th, 2014. The conference, concerning the topic Next Generation: Insecure Lives, Untold Stories, was attended by leading educationists, human rights activists, social workers, journalists, and politicians from all over the world who talked about deprivations, atrocities and injustices in different societies especially Pakistan. Punjab Education and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Mashhood, Advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister on Youth Affairs Faisal Sabzwari. Read More>>

 

Yasmeen Aftab Ali Nominated in the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting

Yasmeen Aftab Ali, a member of Faculty at the School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC), Beaconhouse National University has been nominated as a member of the task force for the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting of the National Assembly of Pakistan to review, suggest amendments and redraft new media laws for Pakistan.Yasmeen Aftab Ali is a communication professional, lawyer, academic and political analyst. She has authored a book titled ‘A Comparative Analysis of Media & Media Laws in Pakistan’ which has been accepted as a Reference Book on the subject by Harvard University Law Library.  Read More>>

 

Dr. Maryam Mirza Presented a Research Paper at the 2014 EACLALS Conference in Austria

Dr. Maryam Mirza, Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, recently presented a research paper on the politics of narrating cross-class dialogue in South Asian Anglophone literature at the 2014 European Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) Conference. The conference was held at the University of Innsbruck, Austria from April 14 to 18, 2014

 

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>>

 
 


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Early Admission Test Results for TFT

Following students have qualified their admission test for B.A (Hons.) Theatre, Film & Television, M.A in Television & Film for Fall 2014 semester. Read More>>

 

Early Admission Test Results for SMC

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Students of BNU at Spic Macay arts-and-culture workshop

Students of Beaconhouse National University recently visited Chennai to participate in an arts-and-culture workshop organized under the umbrella of Spic Macay. Read More>>

 

SMC: Catering to the Challenges of Pakistan’s Media Industry

There is a great demand of trained journalists in the media industry of Pakistan. The boom of private television channels in the first decade of 2000’s created a rather unusual scenario for us where issues such as lack of journalistic ethics, abundance of untrained and unskilled journalists, and dearth of production related professionals became a matter of concern for everyone. Read More>>

 

School of Computer & IT announces early admission test result.

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BNU Open House Addresses Applicants’ Admission Queries

The BNU Open house was held on June 17, 2014 at the Tarogil Campus. A huge number of applicants and parents attended the event and explored academic and other facilities at BNU. Read More>>

 

Ammar Faiz to participate in CinemadaMare Festival 2014

Ammar Faiz, one of the many shining stars of Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Beaconhouse National University has been invited to CinemadaMare Festival which is one of the most popular film festivals in the region. This is the third year that Ammar Faiz has been invited to this festival. Read More>>

 

Tayyab Tariq’s Work to be exhibited in “MANIFESTA 10”, Saints Petersburg

Tayyab Tariq’s work is going to be exhibited in MANIFESTA 10 - The European Biennale of Contemporary Art. The festival will run through 28 June to 31 October 2014 at Saints Petersburg and will bring several contemporary artists from around the world. Read More>>

 

BNU in the Limelight: Coverage of BNU Students in Deccan Chronicle

A group of 23, including 18 students of Beaconhouse National University represented Pakistan at the International Spic Macay, a cultural convention held in Chennai from 8th to 14th of June, 2014. About 1800 participants from across the world participated in the week-long event to engage themselves in this voluntary movement. Read More>>

 

SVAD’s Graduating Students Received Accolades at Degree Show

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University organized its annual degree show of the graduating batch of 2014 from May 29 to June 1, 2014. The exhibition featured works of 53 graduating students. Read More>>

 

BNU School of Architecture Achievements of 2013-14

 

List of Summer Courses 2014

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SVAD student gets a Residency at Babayan Culture House AiR, Turkey

Ammar Faiz, an aspiring visual artist and a student at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Beaconhouse National University, has been invited for an art residency stay at Babayan Culture House AiR, Turkey for the year 2014. He is the only student artist chosen for this residency and he will be collaborating with artist Teresa Wilson from the United Kingdom. Read More>>