Dr.Nighat Ahmed

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Email ID:niahmed@numl.edu.pk

Education:Ph.D English – 2008

National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

                                                      Thesis Title:

Colonialism and its effects on Literature:

A comparison of postcolonial Literature (Novels) of Pakistan and Nigeria.


                                                                  M.A. English Literature – 1978

                                                      University of Punjab, Lahore

                                                      2nd Div (371/700)


                                                                  M.A. (TEFL) – 1999

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

1st Div (67% Marks)

Thesis Title:

An Evaluative Study of English Course at Intermediate Level.


PGD ELT (Post graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching) – 1993

Department of English Language and Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Achieved Distinction by securing First position in the University of Punjab.

                                                                        1st Div (344/500) 


B. Ed – 1988

                                                                        University of the Punjab, Lahore

                                                                        2nd Div (614/1100).




B.Sc Home Economics (4 years course) – 1973

                                                                        College of Home Economics, Lahore

                                                                        2nd Div (1567/2700)


S.S.C. (Matric) – Science - 1969

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore 1st Div.

Nov 1994- To Date   

· Joined NUML as a Lecturer (BPS-17) in Nov 1994 in the Department of English. Promoted as Assistant Professor (BPS-19) in July 2002. Appointed as Head, Deptt. of English (GS) in August 2010. Served as HOD for four years Aug 2010 to Jul 2014.

· Served as Focal Person (QEC) Faculty of Higher Studies NUML ( July 2014 – Dec 2015).

· Eight years post PhD experience of teaching students of PhD, M. Phil,

Experience of teaching M.A. English and M.A. ELT courses at NUML since 1996

· Supervision of PhD, M. Phil, M.A. English, M.A. ELT dissertation.

· Evaluation of PhD, M. Phil, M.A. Eng, M.A. ELT dissertation.

· External Examiner (MS English, M. Phil Eng), Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi and International Islamic University, Islamabad.

· Attended as Expert 15th NCE meeting under auspices of ELTR project at HEC, Islamabad April, 2009.

· Subject Specialist: Text Books Review Committee for Grade-9, Curriculum Wing, Ministry of Education, Islamabad – July 2009.

· Subject Specialist for Recruitment of Lecturers in English (BPS-17) for Directorate of Federal Govt. Educational Institutions (Cantts/Garrison), Ministry of Defence, FPSC Head Office, Islamabad.

· Member Synopsis Approval Committee for M.Phil/PhD Research Work FHS, NUML, Islamabad.

· Member: Syllabus Design and Revision Committee for M.Phil/PhD English, FHS, NUML, Islamabad.

· Member: Syllabus Design and Revision Committee for M.A. English, M.A. ELT, Faculty of English Studies, NUML, Islamabad.

· Resource person for two modules on ELT for HEC – ELTR Project for College and University teachers at NUML December, 2005

· Conducted English course for Pakistan Teacher Education and Professional Development Programme (PTEPDP), March – June 2006, in collaboration with George Mason University, USA. The course was funded and sponsored by USAID & AED.

Conducted SPELT workshop at USIS, The American Center, Islamabad on Speaking skills – April 1999
In HEC approved National Journals.      

      Ahmed, N (2000) Speaking Skills: 

        An Overview and Analysis.

        Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

        Vol – 7 autumn 2000, AIOU, Islamabad.

(pg 109 – 116).


· Ahmed, N (2005) Games - the most effective communicative methodology for language teaching.

NUML Research Magazine ISSN: 1814-2877 Vol II, 2005. (pg. 69 – 83).


· Ahmed, N (2009) The Heart Divided: A Reflection on Pakistan’s emergence as a nation state.

NUML Research magazine ISSN: 1814-2877 Vol II, 2009 (pg. 177-190).


· Ahmed, N (2010) Twilight in Delhi Revisited: A Postcolonial Perspective

NUML Research magazine ISSN: 1814-2877 Vol 8 (I), 2010 (pg. 3 to 23)


· Ahmed, N (2010) T.M. Aluko’s One Man One Matchet: A Postcolonial text NUML Research magazine.  ISSN: 1814-2877 Vol 8 (II), 2010 (pg. 21 till 50).


· Asghar, Jamil & Ahmed, Nighat (2015),   Power dynamics and Ideology in V.G. Kiernan’s Translation of Iqbal’s poetry.

Kashmir Journal of Language Research, ISSN-1028-6640 Vol. 18 No. 1 2015

(pg. 61-72)


· Mahmood, Arshad & Ahmad, Nighat (2015) Correlation between the written and verbal performance of Urdu Speaking Learners in the area of English pure vowels. Kashmir Journal of Language Research, ISSN – 1028 – 6640 Vol. 18 No. 3 2015 (pg 1 – 16).

BOOKS PUBLISHED (2014)                             Colonialism and its effect on Literature: A

Comparison of postcolonial literature (novels) of Pakistan and Nigeria.

ISBN 978-969-23026-0-9


· Presented a paper titled ‘The Heart Divided:  A postcolonial text in the 3-Day International Conference ‘The Literary present and the Postcolonial condition’ 14-16 Nov 2012 organized by Faculty of English IIUI in collaboration with HEC at Islamabad.




·       Presented a paper titled ‘The African Literary Theory’ at the Seminar ‘Trends in African Literature’ held by the Deptt. Of English Literature (FLL) Women Campus, IIU, Islamabad April, 2005.


·         Presented a paper titled ‘Gender Oppression and feminist trends in Bapsi Sidhwa’s : The Bride’ in the One Day National conference on ‘Globalization and Postcolonial South Asian writings in English’ on 31st March 2015, organized by Faculty of English NUML in collaboration with HEC at Islamabad.


·         Presented a paper on Postcolonial Literature in the 4thInternational Conference on Language, Literature and Society (ICLLS) January 5th – 8th, 2017, organized by Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad.



UNT – NUML partnership – Culminating Conference held at NUML in collaboration with UNT – U.S.A. ( 23 – 25 May 2016).

· Attended ‘International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities’ – (19 – 20 Oct 2015) organized by Faculty of Higher Studies NUML in collaboration with HEC, Islamabad.

· Participated in Two-Day HEC-TESP (World Bank funded) training on Developing and Assessing Proposals (May 15 to 16 2015) at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad.

· As Head of English (GS) and key person for UNT-NUML partnership program attended workshop at University of North Texas, USA in Oct 2013.UNT – NUML Partnership Faculty Development program (2013 – 2015).

· Attended workshop on “The Power of Focus and Emerging Trends” (Jan 23, 2007) Deptt. of Learning Innovations, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC).

· Consultative Workshop on Testing and Assessment (March 10-11-2008) organized by Fatima Jinnah Women University in collaboration with HEC, Islamabad.

· Workshop on Research Methodology for Bilingual Research, FJWU, Rawalpindi in collaboration with HEC and British Council, July 2008.

· M.A. TEFL Workshop on Research Methods December 28, 1996 to January 2, 1997 at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.