Takes charge as first women vice chancellor
LAHORE: (Friday, April 27, 2018) Punjab University Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen has been appointed as Provisional Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab by the PU Chancellor/Governor Punjab, on the recommendations of the Search Committee till the regular appointment of VC in the university.
Formal appointment orders were issued after five senior-most professors appeared before the Search Committee for interviews held at GCU Lahore. Dr. Nasira is receiving warm welcome, both inside and outside PU, being the First Women Vice Chancellor of the Punjab University, the oldest and the largest seat of the learning in Pakistan. Fiver senior professors who appeared before the search committee included Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Taqi Zahid Butt, Dean Faculty of Science Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal, Dean Faculty of Oriental Learning Prof. Dr. Fakhar ul Haq Noori and Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof. Dr Nasira Jabeen.
The post of the vice chancellor was vacant after Prof. Dr. Zakria Zakar resigned from his post during the hearing of a case about university land by Supreme Court Registry at Lahore last week. The SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Saqib Nisar had ordered the Punjab Higher Education Department to appointment of a regular vice chancellor within six weeks. One week has already passed and an advertisement for the appointment of a regular vice chancellor has been published in press. The court also ordered the Secretary PHED to appoint a provisional VC from the five senior-most professors of the university till the appointment of a regular VC.
The newly appointed Provisional VC Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen was serving PU as Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and Director of the Institute of Administrative Sciences. She has earned her Post Doctorate degree from the University of Texas, Austin (USA) and PhD from the University of Stirling, UK. She has two masters degrees in her credit, Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California, USC (USA) as well as Master of Public Administration degree from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan.
Dr. Nasira Jabeen was appointed Professor to the Prince Claus Chair at University of Utrecht, Netherlands for the year 2006-07. She is the recipient of Central Overseas Training Scholarship, Post-doctoral fellowship and the Nishan-e-Haider scholarship (Presidential Award) based on her excellent academic performance. She has served as President of Association of Management Development Institutions of Pakistan (AMDIP) and organized faculty development programs to strengthen the linkage among public and corporate sector universities.
She has published her work with national and international journals and has representation at various esteemed bodies and committees including Association of Commonwealth Universities, University of Utrecht, Doctoral Committee, and member Syndicate, governance, selection boards and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), HEC. Professor Jabeen has experience of working with international development organizations such as UNICEF, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, Governance Institutions Network International (GINI), British Council and Ministry of Education as Human Resource Development (HRD) Consultant. She has contributed towards teaching at the Civil Services Academy, National Management College, Police Academy and other management institutions and HEC. She has published her research work in international and national journals.
Her research interests include Governance, Public Management, Gender, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Change and Development. Professor Jabeen has participated in various international conferences and received best paper awards and recognition from Australian Academy of Business and Leadership, NewYork International Business and Social Science Research Conference and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) etc. As part of her community contribution she is serving as member of the steering committee of HR in Higher Education Community, ACU, Punjab Commission on Status of Women and chairperson of AWAZ CDS a local NGO working for the national cause in South Punjab, Pakistan. She has lead several social campaigns in collaboration with Akhuwat, Fountain House and Fatmid Foundation to organize students, faculty and community to provide relief to the affected people in times of national disasters i.e. Kashmir earth quake, Thar famine, floods, Bahawalpur tragedy etc. from the platform of IAS.
Profile of Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen
Director, Institute of Administrative Sciences
Director, Human Resources Development Centre
Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Post-Doctorate: South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 2008.
Ph.D. : Department of Management & Organization, Stirling University, Scotland, UK, 1999.
M.P.A. : School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, USA, 1995.
M.P.A. : Department of Administrative Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1983.
B.A. (Gold Medalist) Government College for Women, Sahiwal, Bahaudin Zakriya University,
F.A. (Gold Medalist) Government College for Women, Sahiwal, Board of Intermediate &
Secondary Education, Multan, Pakistan,1975.
HSS. Government Girls Pilot Secondary School, Sahiwal, Board of Intermediate & Secondary
Education, Multan, Pakistan, 1973.
Administrative and Academic Positions
Director, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, (Since September
Professor, ‘Prince Claus Chair’, School of Governance, University of Utrecht, Netherlands,
Professor of Public Administration, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab,
Pakistan, (Since 2003).
Associate Professor, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan,
Assistant Professor, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Lecturer, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan (1984-1995).
Super-Intendant/Warden, Girls Hostel No.5, University of the Punjab, (1999-2003).
Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan,
Prince Claus Royal Chair in the area of Development and Equity, Utrecht School of Governance,
University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 2006-2007.
Central Overseas Training Scholarship for Ph.D. awarded by the Government of Pakistan, 1995.
Nishan -e- Hayder Talent Scholarship for holding 1st position in B.A. and F.A, awarded by the
Government of Pakistan, 1977 & 1979.
Gold Medal Awards for securing top position in B.A. and F.A. awarded by Multan Board and
Principles of Management
Seminar in Management
Human Resource Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
Training & Development
Introduction to Behavioral Sciences
Governance and Management
Philosophy of Public Administration
Research Methods & Techniques
Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies
President Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan
COBRA Network, European Group of Public Administration
Member, Academic Council, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Member, Board of Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences, Punjab University, Pakistan
Convener, Board of Studies, Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University
Convener, Doctoral Program Committee, Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University
Member Doctoral Program Committee, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjab
Director Academics (Masters and Bachelor Programs), Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab
HEC National Resource Person
Member Board of Studies, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Kotli, Azad Kashmir
Member Selection Board, Faculty of Economics, University of Khairpur Sakhar, Pakistan
Member Advisory Board, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)
Research Journal, Lahore.
Member Editorial Board, Journal of Management Research, University of Management and
Funded Research Projects
Governance and Management of Public Sector Organizations in Pakistan, study being
conducted in collaboration with COBRA network of European Group of Public
Human Resource Management in Federal Government in Pakistan, a study being
conducted in collaboration with an international research group, lead by Prof. Even
Provincial Institutional Self-assessment of Social Welfare, Women Development and
Bait-ul-Maal, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, through Common Assessment
Framework (CAF), funded by UNICEF, 2011.
Professionalism at Workplace, research project funded by Punjab University, 2010.
Training Need Assessment of Staff in Selected Districts of Punjab, funded by Canadian
International Development Agency towards Devolution Support Project of Local
Philanthropy in Pakistan, research project completed in collaboration with University
of Technology Sydney, Australia (2004-2005).
A study of Governance Education titled, ‘Baseline Research on Governance and Related
Programs and Disciplines offered in Pakistan, funded by Governance Education
Mobility of Working Women in Private Sector Organizations in Pakistan, funded by
Khalid, Khan 2011. “Developing and Indigenous Framework for Higher Education Reform in
Pakistan”, Ph.D. thesis completed at Institute of Quality and Technology Management (CoSupervisor).
Amani, Baig 2011. Gender and Organizational Practices in Public Sector Organizations: A
Case of the University of the Punjab, Ph.D. thesis submitted for evaluation (Principal
Ghalib, Ata 2011. Factors Affecting Organizational Change in Pakistan: Roll of CEO
Commitment, Ph.D. thesis submitted for evaluation (Principal Supervisor).
Wajiha, Kazim 2011. Recruitment and Selection Practices in Higher Education Institutions:
A Case of the University of the Punjab, M.Phil. thesis, completed at institute of
Administrative Sciences, Punjab University.
Tayyeb, Ali Khan. 2011. An Evaluation of Implementation of Tenure Track System (TTS) In
Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan: A Study of GC University, Lahore, M.Phil. thesis,
completed at institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University.
Faiza, Shamim 2008. Exploring the Linkage Between Employees’ Apathy and Their
Performance: A Study of Punjab University’s Teachers, M.Phil. thesis, completed at
institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University.
Sameen, Zaki 2011. Development Plan for a Career Guidance and Placement Centre at,
the College of Home Economics, M.Phil. thesis, completed at Government College of Home
Economics, Lahore, Pakistan.
Afshan, Rehman (2009). Higher Education Reform: Faculty Development Practices at
Punjab University, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University (In
Rafia, Junaid (2010). Governance and Management of Public Sector Universities in Punjab:
The Case of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of
Administrative Sciences, Punjab University (In Progress).
Hafsa, Noor (2010). Governance & Management of Public Sector Universities in Punjab:
The Case of Govt. College University Lahore, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of Administrative
Sciences, Punjab University (In Progress).
Nadia, Noor (2010). Governance & Management of Public Sector Universities in Punjab:
The Case of Lahore College for Women University, M.Phil. thesis, Institute of
Administrative Sciences, Punjab University (In Progress).
Rabia, Shahid (2010). Self-Efficacy and Educational Performance among Undergraduate
Students in Pakistan, M.Phil. thesis, completed at Government College of Home
Economics, Lahore, Pakistan (In Progress).
Towards Effective Implementation of Tenure Track System for Improving Quality of Higher
Education in Pakistan, published as part of the proceedings of the 3rd International
Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education, ICAQHE, pp. 360-377, 2010.
Good enough governance: a possible governance framework for South Asia’, Asian Profile,
Asian Research Service, Canada, Vol. 37, No. 3. June, 2009, pp. 209-224.
Towards Effective Implementation of Semester System in Pakistan: Lessons from Punjab
University, in proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Assessing Quality in
Higher Education, ICAQHE, pp. 360-377, 2008.
Gender and local governance in Pakistan: representation vs. participation’, International
NGO Journal, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 2009.
Good or Good Enough Governance in South Asia: Constraints and Possibilities, Inaugural
lecture for appointment as professor to the Prince Claus Chair, University of Utrecht,
Netherlands, April 2, 2007 www.princeclauschair.nl
Human Resource Management and Quality Assurance in Public Sector Universities of
Pakistan: the case of Punjab University, First International conference on Assessing Quality
in Higher Education, Dec. 11-13, 2006
Retention Issues at Sudhaar, Case Study Contributed to Managing NGOs in Developing
Countries, McGill-LUMS, Social Enterprise Development Program 2005, Oxford University
Public Administration Education in Pakistan: Issues, challenges and opportunities in,
Frontiers of Public Administration proceeding of the second Sino-US. International
conference Beijing, Chine, 2004.
Gender, Organization, System (GOS): A Framework for Research on Women in
Management, Asia Profile, Asia Research Service Canada, Vol. 29, No.6, December 2001
Gender Bias in Organizational Leadership, in Empowerment of Women in South Asia,
Association of Management Development, Institutions in South Asia, Hyderabad: India.
Facilitator, Barriers and Measures towards Gender Equality in the Federal Civil of Pakistan,
Insiders Perspective, South Asian Journal of Management, AMDISA, SAARC, Hyderabad, Vol.
7, Issue No.3 & 4, December 2000.
An agenda for Management Reforms in State Enterprises in Pakistan, South Asian Journal of
Management, New Delhi, India: Wiley Easter Ltd., Vol.3, January – March 1996.
Gender Stereotyping and Women in Management, Paper Accepted for publication, in,
Pakistan Vision, South Asian Studies Journal, 2011
(Co-Authored with Ms. Amani Baig, Ph.D, Student).
Organizational Change and the Role of CEO Commitment, Paper accepted for publication,
in, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Department of Economics Journal,2011
(Co-Authored with Mr. Ghalib Ata, Ph.D, Student).
Gender and local governance in Pakistan: promoting participation through capacity
building’, Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol.25, No. 2, July – December, 2010, pp. 255-
Public Administration Education In Pakistan: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Journal
of the Research Society of Pakistan, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Vol. 47,
No.1, January – June, 2010, pp. 31-50.
Good Governance in South Asia: constraints and possibilities, Pakistan Management Review,
Karachi, Pakistan, Second Quarter, Vol. XLV, No. 2, pp. 21-34, 2008.
Development of Public Administration in Pakistan, Council of Social Sciences (COSS), pp.
Civil Service System of Pakistan: A Gender Analysis, Journal of Research (Humanities),
University of the Punjab, Lahore Volume XXXVII, No.2. pp. 77 – 106, July 2002.
Status of Women in Pakistan: Role of the State, Islam and Culture, Journal of Research
(Humanities), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Vol. xxxv, No.2, pp. 21-55, July, 2001.
The Impact of the Total Quality Management on Human Resource Development in Pakistan,
Pakistan Management Review, Pakistan Institute of Management, Islamabad, Vol. xxxvii,
No.2, Second Quarter 2000.
Facilitator and Barriers to Career Advancement of Women Civil Servant: Comparing Pakistan
with other Countries, Journal of Research (Humanities), University of the Punjab, Lahore,
Vol. 3 No.1. 2002
Gender and Management: Factors Affecting Career Advancement of Women in the Federal
Civil Service of Pakistan, Pakistan Management Review, Pakistan Institute of Management,
Islamabad, Vol. xxxvii, No.2, Third Quarter 2000.
Dissolution with the Human Face, Case Study Contributed to Civil Services Academy
Leadership Challenge, Johan Barry & John Postner, Book Review, South Asian Journal of
Management, New Delhi, India: Wiley Easter Ltd., Vol.3, January – March 1996.
Managing Change: The Case of Tuition Fee Increase in the University of the Punjab, Regional
Management Cases, Institute of Business Management, Lahore, Pakistan, (1995).
Evolution of Public Administration, Manager, Department of Administrative Science (Public
Administration), University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1993 (in Urdu language).
Major Consulting Assignments/Workshops/Conferences/Guest Lectures
Governance Education in Pakistan, Lead Consultant, Governance Institutions Network
HRD, TNA Consultant, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Devolution Support
HRD Lead Consultant, National Education and Assessment System (NEAS), World Bank, British
Council Project for Ministry of Education, Pakistan
HRD Consultant and Trainer HRDC University of the Punjab
Module Writer HEC Faculty Development Program
Module Writer UNICEF
Case Writer LUMS – McGill Social Enterprise Development Program, Lahore, Pakistan
Module Writer UNICEF, Strengthening the Parent, Teacher Committees (PTC) for Effective
Organized and Contributed to Faculty Development Orientation Program, HRDC, Punjab
Organized two day International Conference on Business Management, in collaboration
with, University of Management Technology, March 18-19, 2011.
Organized two day Conference on Professionals and Entrepreneurs in collaboration with,
Lahore Chamber Of Commerce Industry, 2010.
Organized Governance and Leadership workshop for Punjab University Faculty, as part of
the Faculty Development Program, HRDC, PU, March 4, 2010.
Organized Faculty Development Orientation Program for Punjab University newly inducted
faculty, as part of PU, HRDC, at Institute of Administrative Sciences, June 5-8, 2010.
Contributed paper on Gender Issues in Governance of Pakistan to the conference
organized by the Department of Gender Studies, University of the Punjab, April, 2010.
Participated as National Resource Person on Gender Inequality and Governance in
International Conference on Improving Governance, Organized by the Governance
Institutions Network International (GINI) and Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional
Research (NIBER), held in Islamabad, December, 13-15, 2009.
Paper ‘Towards effective implementation of semester system in Pakistan’ to the Second
International Conference on assessing Quality in Higher Education, December 1-2, 2008 ,
University of the Punjab, Pakistan. (Published as conference proceedings).
Attended the 37th Annual Conference on South Asia, October 16-19, 2008, Madison,
Participated in Texas Asia Conference, October 10-11, 2008, University of Texas at Austin,
Attended 15th Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies Conference,
Gender, Power and Space, and Gender and Technology, March 23, and April 3, 2008,
University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Participated in seminar on ‘Gender Roles and Negotiations’ organized by the Women’s and
Gender Studies Department, November 21, 2008, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
Participated in CERES Summer School organized by Utrecht University and delivered
keynote lecture entitled ‘Violence in large cities of Pakistan: a governance perspective’,
25-27 June 2007, Netherlands.
Delivered public lecture on ‘Governance and administrative reform in Pakistan: action,
rhetoric and paradoxes’ at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) on 7 June 2007, Netherlands.
Attended workshop on ‘Leadership for diversity and collaboration’ organized at Utrecht
School of Governance, University of Utrecht on 2-4 April 2007, Netherlands.
Participated in CIDA, Training of Lead Trainers (TOLT) training Program for local Govt.
Officials, Devolution Support Project Nov. 2-12 2006.
Organized Training of Trainers (TOLT) for Local Government officials, Devolution Support
Project CIDA, Nov 200to Dec. 9, 2006.
Organized Real World Management Skills Development Workshop for IAS Graduating Class
Attended international conference on ‘Gender Main Streaming and Millennium
Development Goals’ March 28 -30, 2005, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Organized 24 days Staff Development Course for Higher Education Commission, HEC,
March – April, 2005.
Organized 24 days Staff Development Course for Higher Education Commission, HEC, May
– June, 2005.
Organized two ten days Faculty Development Programs for Punjab University Teachers,
September 9 -19, 2005 and September 24 to October 4, 2005 respectively, HRDC, Punjab
Attended conference on ‘Devolution Experiences and Lessons Learnt’ organized by LUMSMcGill,
Social Enterprise Development Program, June 1-2, 2005.
Contributed to Seminar on ‘Women Development and National Prosperity’ organized by
the Institute of Leadership and Management. March 2002.
Participant of one year Training of Trainers (TOT) Program on Social Enterprise
Development organized by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) & McGill
University of Canada, June 2002.
Organized and conducted one week Training Program on ‘Public and Social Policy’ at HRDC,
IAS in collaboration with P&D Department, Government of the Punjab & UNICEF August 5
– 10, 2002.
Organized and conducted ‘Faculty Development Programs’ for new faculty of the Punjab
University, since 2002 to date.
Conducted several workshops for Punjab University Students, faculty and staff on use of
SPSS in Research, Job Hunting Skills and Management and HR, at the platform of HRDC
Punjab University, Lahore, since, 2002 to date.
Conducted sessions of ‘Gender Sensitivity Training’, National Institute of Public
Administration (NIPA), Pakistan, 2001.
Contributed to the course on ‘Management’ Civil Services Academy, Lahore, Pakistan,
January – April 2001.
Attended seminar on Psychological Problems of Working Women in Pakistan organized by
(NIPA) National Institute of Public Administration, Karachi, and Institute of Clinical
Psychology, Karachi April 23, 2000.
Participated in National Workshop on “Women in Higher Education Management”
arranged by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. March 12, 2000.
Contributed paper to International Symposium on “Gender Empowerment” organized by
the AMDISA at Hyderabad, India February 12, 2000.
Conducted a two day workshop on “Role of Women in the Socio-Economic Development
of Pakistan”, organized by NIPA, Lahore, January, 13-14, 2000.
Participated in one week workshop on Case Writing held at Lahore under the auspices of
Commonwealth Secretariat, the workshop organized by AMDISA 1993.
Governance Institutions Network International, (GINI)
South Asia Institute, UT Austin, Texas, USA
Utrecht School of Governance, Netherlands
Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands
CERES Research School, Utrecht, Netherlands
National Resource Person HEC, Pakistan
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Pakistan Civil Services Academy, Lahore
National Institute of Public Administration (Lahore, Karachi, Quetta)
Punjab Institute of Human Resource Development
Directorate of Staff Development (DSD)
Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL)
Human Resources Development Centre, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
University of Management and Technology (UMT)
Punjab Local Government Academy (Lala Musa)
Government College of Home Economics, Lahore
Civil Society Membership and Community Service
AWAZ, Citizen Development Centre (NGO), Chairperson and Member Advisory Board (2006-2010).
Organized Flood Relief Campaign in collaboration with PU, corporate sector and civil society
Member, Relief Campaign for Earth Quake Victims, Punjab University, 2005.
Member Community Development and Ramadan Welfare Events, Institute of Administrative
Sciences, Punjab University, Lahore.