Prof. Dr Najma Najam
M.Sc(Pb), MA, Ph.D(USA)
Professor Dr. Najma Najam joined as the third Vice Chancellor of Karakoram
International University Gilgit-Baltistan.
Professor Dr. Najma Najam holds PhD degree in Psychology from the Bowling
Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA 1980. She is the founder
Vice Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi which
is now recognized as one of the leading Women University in Pakistan.
Message from the Vice Chancellor
Welcome to KIU!
As the potential student interested in joining KIU, or a parent wishing
to know about what we are about, we welcome you through the publication
you have in your hands.
KIU is a federally funded University which is international in its outlook
and vision. We are one of the few universities in the world, surrounded
by highest mountain in the world…… the institution of the higher learning
at a higher altitude.
The healthy and bright youth of the region bring readiness to learn
to KIU. They are active throughout the years of their stay at KIU in
academics, research, sports and other co-curricular activities. We have
among us those who have brought in laurels for the region and the University.
The dedicated faculty comes mainly from the region, but the young faculty
are supported by senior, experienced and professionally competent faculty
from all over Pakistan and the world. This gives KIU "International"
its middle name.
The future of the region is in the making here at KIU, situated among
the mighty and rugged mountains, and the two rivers (Gilgit and Hunza).
We are rooted very strongly to the traditions and heritage of this region
and on the other hand we are linked with some of the best Universities
of the world. KIU's Ph.D fellowships and research collaboration with
Italian Universities, Fulbright programs, British Council, ICIMOD, Consortium
of Himalayan Universities, University of Bonn, and many more individual
links make us truly international.
KIU is an equal opportunity workplace with a gender equitable environment,
and thus a model for most universities to follow. We have recently initiated
a Women Resource and Research Center as well as Gender Studies program
for degrees at undergraduate to Ph.D level. We have added 4 new under
graduate and graduate programs-goes to show how much we have grown in
The publication you have in your hands gives you a glimpse of KIU, the
opportunities, the classroom activity, the staff, the faculty, the facilities
etc. We hope to maximize your potentials, as you join us. Activities
and courses are designed to maximize what you have-your hidden potentials,
capabilities. Yourself discovery and growth becomes our achievement.
The possibilities of our growth and yours are endless we have to make
it together for Gilgit-Baltistan. KIU's progress and development will
be the benchmark for the development and progress of Gilgit-Baltistan