Open Defense of PhD Mass Communication held
School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) has produced its first PhD in Mass Communication. In this regard, an open defense was held for PhD scholar, Mr. Wajid Zulqarnain, with dissertation titled “Individual’s perceptions about the credibility of social and traditional media and their impact on media preference in Pakistan” on 20th February 2018.
The PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Dr. Taimur-ul-Hassan, Dean, SMC, was externally evaluated by Dr. Jyotika Ramaprasad, Professor, Journalism & Media Management, School of Communication, University of Miami, Dr. Emily Metzgar, Associate Professor, University of Indiana, and Dr. Xu Minghua, School of Journalism & Information Communication, Huazhog University of Science & Technology, China. The internal evaluators were Dr. Anjum Zia, Chairperson Mass Communication Department at Lahore College for Women University; Dr. Bushra Hameed, Assistant Professor Institute of Communication Studies, Punjab University; Prof. Dr. Shafiq Jalandhari, PhD incharge, University of Central Punjab. Also present there were Prof. Dr. Taimur-ul-Hassan, Dean, SMC; Mr. Rana Faizan Ali, Assistant Professor & Head of Department of Journalism and Mass Communication; Dr. Ghulam Shabbir, Professor, SMC; Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Associate Professor, SMC; Dr. Qamar Ghaznavi, Assistant Professor, SMC; Mr. Zeeshan Zaighum, Lecturer, SMC; Ms. Noreen Lodhi, General Manager Quality Assurance, BNU; Mr. Nadeem Asghar Baig, Officiating Registrar, BNU, along with faculty members and students from SVAD, IP and other schools of BNU.
Currently, eight (8) more students are enrolled in the PhD program of SMC.