Announcements :
• Dr. Muhammad Hanif Khalil has resumed the charge as Acting Director of the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad w.e.f. 25-09-2023
• The Institute has announced BS, M. Phil, and PhD admissions (Fall-2023)
National Institute of Pakistan Studies

Introduction and General Rules

Admission to PhD programme in the National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS) is only made on competitive basis. This is purely in accordance with the rules and directions of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the quality assurances measures at the Institute. The minimum period for completion of PhD programme is three years whereas the maximum period is seven years. Only under exceptional circumstances and conditions, to be described in detail by the candidate and supported by the supervisor’s recommendation, the research board may allow extension beyond seven years.

Terms and Conditions/Eligibility Criteria

A candidate aspiring for admission into PhD at the Institute must:

  1. Possess an MPhil degree or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or first division in social sciences from a recognized university.
  2. Submit a copy of his/her tentative research project. Admission will be given subject to the availability of the supervisor in the relevant field of research and strictly according to HEC’s rules and requirements.
  3. For college/university teachers and all in-service candidates, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the employer is mandatory to be attached with admission form and moved through proper channel.

Special Note: The Institute is bound to follow future rules and regulation or any other requirements, with regard to admission into PhD program, as indicated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Quaid-i-Azam University, or any other regulatory body.

PhD Compulsory and Optional / Elective Courses

1. Compulsory Courses
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PK-601 Allama Iqbal and the Quaid-i-Azam: Lives and Thought 03
PK-602 Islam and Pakistan 03
PK-603 Research Methodology 03
PK-604 Critical Analysis of Social Theories 03
2. Elective/Optional Courses
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PK-605 Constitution of Pakistan 03
PK-606 Planning and Economic Growth in Pakistan 03
PK-607 History of Pakistan Movement (1940-47) 03
PK-608 Interest Groups in Policy Making in Pakistan 03
PK-609 Economic History of Pakistan 03
PK-610 Women’s Movement in Pakistan 03
PK-611 Social Movements in Pakistan 03
PK-612 Comparative Politics in South Asia 03
PK-613 Regional History of Punjab 03
PK-614 Regional History of NWFP 03
PK-615 Regional History of Sindh 03
PK-616 Regional History of Baluchistan 03
PK-617 Distribution, Management & Politics of Water Resources of Pakistan 03
PK-618 Seminar on Kashmir Problem 03
PK-619 Seminar on Issues in Economic Development in Pakistan 03
PK-620 Seminar on Religious Institutions 03
PK-621 Seminar on Social Institutions 03
PK-622 Seminar on Pakistani Culture 03
PK-623 Seminar on Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai 03
PK-624 Seminar on Khushal Khan Khattak 03
PK-625 Seminar on National Security 03
PK-699 M.Phil Thesis/Dissertation 26
PK-899 Ph.D Thesis/Dissertation
YEAR:  1
Semester Course Code Course Title Course Type Credit  Hours
FIRST PK-601 Allama Iqbal and the Quaid-i-Azam: Lives and Thought Compulsory – 1 03
PK-602 Islam and Pakistan Compulsory – 2 03
PK-603 Research Methodology Compulsory – 3 03
PK-604 Critical Analysis of Social Theories Compulsory – 4 03
TOTAL  04 courses 12
Semester Course Code Course Title Course Type Credit  Hours
SECOND Elective / Optional Course – 1 03
Elective / Optional Course – 2 03
Elective / Optional Course – 3 03
Elective / Optional Course – 4 03
TOTAL  04 courses 12
NameTitle of DissertationIssue DateView Abstract
Saeed KhanThe Challenge of Mainstreaming the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan: A Study of Its Merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa2022View
Rehana WaghaWar, Violence and Women Agency: The Case of Swat Region2022View
Amir ZiaPolitics, Parties and Voting Behavior in Pothohar Region: 2002-20132022View
Muhammad Naeem QureshiUtilization of Natural Resources of Pakistan” A Case Study of district Mianwali2022View
Umm-e-HabibaChanging Contours of Sea Power in the Globalized Indian Ocean: Analysis of India, Pakistan Naval Dispositions and Challenges for Pakistan Navy2022View
Hamid IqbalThe Role of Identity in Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Towards India: Analyzing Media and Political Discourses of Indo-Pakistan Wars2022View
Aziz UllahKinship Structure and Political Authority: Religious and Political Structure of Killa Saif Ullah Baluchistan 2021View
Tabinda SiddiquiPost-9/11 Militancy in Pakistan: A Geographical Perspective2020View
Alam Gir KhanPakistan’s Role in the Reconstruction of Afghanistan in the Post-Cold War Era2021View
HabibullahUnited States Invasion of Afghanistan and Its Socio-Political Impacts on Waziristan2021View
Sabahat JaleelChina’s Economic Policies towards India and Pakistan (2001-2015)2021View
Muhammad AslamNon-violent Struggle for the Restoration of Democracy in Pakistan (1977-1988)2021View
Saad Ali KhanContemporary Sufi Shaykhas in Pakistan: Leaders, Discourses, Communities, and Practices2020View
Muhammad Fiaz AnwarPolitical Participation in Pakistan: A Study of Voting Behaviour in D. G Khan Division (Elections 2008-2013)2019View
Muhammad HassanEthno-nationalist Movement in Balochistan (1999-2013)2019View
Asmat UllahThreats and Challenges to Parliamentary Supremacy in Pakistan from 2008-20132019View
Mazhar IqbalPakistan-USA Relations in Post-9/11: Cost-Benefit Analysis2019View
Zobia SultanaGender and Development in Pakistan: A Case Study of Ghazi Barotha Taraqiati Idara in Garyala2018View
Shafqat Munir AhmadPrint Media Coverage of Incidence of Violence Against Women and Children and its Social Impacts: A Case Study of Pakistan From 2002 to 20062018View
Irfanullan KhanThe Deoband Movement and the Rise of Religious Militancy in Pakistan2017View
ShaziaFaculty Participation in University Governance in Pakistani Cultural Context2017View
Farhat Iftikhar GillThe Role of Sajjadah Nashins in the Politics of Pakistan: Case Study of Suhrawardi Silsilah in Multan2016View
Mian Waheed UddinIntegration of Pakistani Immigrants in the Norwegian Society: Case Study of Forced Marriages in Pakistani Community (2002-2005)2014View
Fazal RabbiPakistan-United States Relations in the Post-Cold War Era2013View
Najibullah Islam and Nationalism in British India: A Muslim Intellectual Response2013View
Hafiz Abdul Rasheed Socio-Psychological and Economic Problems of Blind Persons: A Case Study of Rawalpindi District 2013View
Ghulam Qasim MarwatPolitics of the Opposition in Pakistan (1988-1988)2013View
Mohammad RizwanPolitical Development in the NWFP and Baluchistan : 1971 to 19762012View
Muhammad Shoaib MalikPakistan People’s Party in Punjab: A Political Study (1972-77)2013View
Muhammad Shakeel AhmadElectoral Politics in NWFP: 1988-19992010View
Sultan MahmoodNature and Functioning of Democracy in Pakistan: 1985-19992010View
Muhammad Aslam KhanAgricultural Development in NWFP (1960-80): Prospects, Challenges and Policy Options2009View
Kishwar SultanaPolitics of All India Muslim League:1924-19402009View
Naseem AhmedPakistan’s Afghan Policy during the Taliban Period2008View
Akhtar HussainPolitics of Alliances in Pakistan (1954-1999)2008View
Noor FatimaPakistan and the International Economic Agencies 2007View
Abdul Rauf Mawlana Amin Ahsan Islahi: A Study of Socio-Political Thought2005View
Javed Haider SyedThe Political Development in Baluchistan in the last decade of the British Raj2006View
Shoaib AhmedWater Resources of Indus: Case Study of Kalabagh Dam2004View
Ahmed Salman HumayunElite Politics in Pakistan: Going Beyond the ‘Public Face’2002View
Fazlur- Rahman The Religio Political Movement of Faqir of IPPI (1936-60)1999View
Sarfraz Hussain AnsariPolitical Thought of Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi1996View
Hafeez –ur-Rehman ChaudhrySaints and Shrines in Pakistan: A Case Study of Potwar Area1996View
Naureen TalhaEconomic Factors in the Making of Pakistan (1921-1947)1995View
Sayyid Abdul Samad PirzadaUlama in Politics: A Case Study of the Jam’iyyat Ulama-i-Islam Pakistan (1971-77)1994View
Syed Islam ShahSocio-Economic Development in the Tribal Areas: A Case Study of Mohmand Agency (1975-85)1994View
Syed Mujawar Hussain ShahReligion and Politics in Pakistan (1972-88)1994View