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

David Alesworth’s Work Exhibited at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Associate Professor at Mariam Dawood of School of Visual Arts, BNU David Chalmers Alesworth is participating in the inaugural exhibition of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. The exhibition, titled “The Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan,” is curated by Sharmini Pereira and will run from September 18, 2014, to January 18, 2015. The Aga Khan Museum is designed by the renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki. David is one of six Pakistani artists represented in the exhibition and has been commissioned to produce twelve new works, both graphic and carpet based, for this show in addition to one existing work. Read More>>


Prof. Salima Hashmi’s Lecture at Pakistani High Commission New Delhi

The Dean of Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, BNU, Prof. Salima Hashmi deliverd a lecture at Pakistani High Commission New Delhi, India on October 01, 2014. She spoke on "Contemporary Pakistani Art today" under Pakistan High Commission Lecture Series. Present on the occasion was High Commissioner of Pakistan Abdul Basit and other guests. Read More>>


Research by SLASS (Economics) Faculty Published in the Journal of International Development

Dr. Ummad Mazhar’s new publication, Corruption across Government Occupations: Cross-National Survey Evidence, has been published by the Journal of International Development (of Wiley International). The paper is co-authored with Rajeev K GOEL (Professor, Department of Economics, Illinois State University, USA) and Michael A NELSON (Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Akron, USA). Abstract of the paper is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jid.3040/abstract Read More>>


SVAD Faculty Participated in a Conference on Craft Sector Development

Faculty members of Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design participated in a three-day consultation on Craft Sector Development, titled Hunar Ki Manzil, organized by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) in Lahore from September 04-06, 2014.As one of the largest sources of pro-poor spending in the country, the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead agency for poverty reduction in Pakistan. Read More >>


Ijaz Hussain and Imtiaz Ahmad's research article accepted

Ijaz Hussain and Imtiaz Ahmad's research article  "Dynamic Relationship Among Investment, Earning and Dividends: Evidence from Engineering Sector of Pakistan", has been accepted for publication in the January, 2015 issue of Pakistan Business Review (Volume 16, No. 4.). This Journal is HEC approved and  indexed in ECONLIT and EBSCO New York.


Dr. Ummad Mazhar’s Research Acknowledged

Dr. Ummad Mazhar, Associate Professor at Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS), BNU has published a research paper in Open Economies Review (Vol 25, Issue 4. September 2014, pages. 739-770, Springer, Netherlands). The paper is titled “Monetary Policy Committee Transparency: Measurement, Determinants, and Economic Effects” and it is co-authored with Professor Bernd Hayo of Marburg University. Germany. Before this, his research article, titled “A Replication of Corruption and Elections: An Empirical Study for a Cross-section of Countries” was published in Public Finance Review by Sage Publishers, USA. The research was co-authored with Professor Rajeev K. Goel of Illinois State University, USA.


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>>


News & Events

Talk by Dr. Tariq Rahman at School of Education

School of Education, Beaconhouse National University has arranged a talk by Dr. Tariq Rahman on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 under its Distinguished Lecture Series. The topic of his talk is "What was Jinnah's Pakistan? And what did we do to it?." Read More>>


Convocation Notice

Beaconhouse National University is pleased to announce its 9th Convocation, to be held on Friday, December 12, 2014. The convocation will start at 2:30 pm sharp at the BNU New Campus, Raiwind Road, Lahore.  Read More>>


Holiday Notification

Beaconhouse National University will remain closed on 14th and 15th of November (Friday and Saturday) on the account of Raiwind Ijtimah.


Distinguished Lecture Series of Department of Liberal Arts

The Department of Liberal Arts is organizing a talk by Dr Mohammad Waseem, Professor of Political Science, LUMS on ‘The Islamabad Dharna: Political Anthropology of an Event’ on Thursday, Nov 6 at 3.30 pm  in the SLASS Auditorium. All faculty members, staff, students and individuals within intellectual/literary circles in Lahore are cordially invited.


Launch of BNU Plan 9 Entrepreneurial Society

The Inaugural Ceremony of BNU Plan 9 Entrepreneurial Society was held on 28th of October, 2014 at BNU Tarogil Campus. The ceremony was graced by Vice Chancellor BNU, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar; Dean School of Computer and Information Technology (SCIT). Read More>>


Holiday Notification

Beaconhouse National University will remain closed on 3rd and 4th of November (Monday and Tuesday) on the account of observance of Ashura, 9th and 10th Muharram.


SVAD Graduates Selected for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University becomes the first Art Institute in Asia to have three of its graduates selected for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan. Haider Ali Jan (Batch 2008), Mehreen Murtaza (Batch 2008) and Pradeep K. Read More>>


CAD for Jewelry & Accessory Design / Exhibition 2014

Recently from 15th-17th Oct, 2014 the Department of Jewelry and Accessory Design exhibited 3days display of CAD for Jewelry and Accessory I, II, III. Students from the jewelry department, School of visual arts & design. Read More>>


Inaugural Ceremony of BNU Entrepreneurial Society

BNU Entrepreneurial Society is holding its Inaugural Ceremony in collaboration with PITB (Plan9) at BNU Tarogil Campus on October 28, 2014. The aim of Plan9 Beaconhouse National University Entrepreneurial Society (P9BNUES) is to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among students. Read More>>


Seminar by International Scholars at School of Education

School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, under the auspices of Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), has arranged a seminar featuring distinguished scholars Dr. Anne Aly from Australia and Mr. Shahab Enam Khan from Bangladesh. Read More>>


Special Talk at SVAD

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), BNU has arranged a talk by Sandra Kemp, a Senior Researcher and Julius Bryant, the Keeper of the Word & Image Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Read More>>


Talk by Shahid Najam at Department of Economics

Department of Economics, Beaconhouse National University, under its Distinguished Lecture Series, has arranged a talk by Mr. Shahid Najam on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 on the topic "Human Development." Read More>>


Dr. Tariq Rahman presented a paper entitled

‘Modernization of Names in Pakistan’, 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, 24 Aug 2014, University of Zurich, Switzerland.


Dr. Tariq Rahman gave his keynote address entitled

‘Threats to the Modern University: with focus on Pakistan after the 18th Amendment’, Keynote Speech, National Conference on Devolution of Education: the Post-18th Amendment Scenario’. 02 Oct 2014, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.


EID Holidays

Beaconhouse National University will remain closed from October 6, 2014 to October 8, 2014 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) on account of Eid ul Azha. We wish a Joyous Eid to the BNU community!


Talk by Pervaiz Vandal at School of Education

School of Education, Beaconhouse National University has arranged a talk by Mr. Pervaiz Vandal on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 on the topic "Colonial Lahore and Bhai Ram Singh.” Read More>>


BNU Welcomes the Class of 2014

Beaconhouse National University welcomed its freshmen of 2014 with much fun and frolic. The orientation sessions of different schools were organized between Sept 5th and Sept 15th to familiarize the newly-admitted undergraduate and graduate students. Read More >>


Dr. Tariq Rahman Takes Charge as Dean of SLASS

Professor and Dean School of Education, Dr. Tariq Rahman has been given the charge of Dean, Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Beaconhouse National University.  

Dr. Tariq Rahman will also hold charge as Acting Dean, School of Education.


Result of Admission Test Held on September 10, 2014.

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Notice : This is to inform you that Date of Commencement of Classes of Department of Liberal Arts is Monday, September 22nd, 2014