NIP - Computer section

Welcome to the recently updated page for the general purpose computer lab operated by National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Computer section is the real vanguard of the NIP, which not only helping the house but extending every possible help to those who remains in contact with us in all kind of computer related matters. The section has a good team of technical staff and supporting members who are dedicated and competent. The section is also fully capable to cater services as Consultant.


Computer Lab A new computer lab for M.Sc/M.Phil/Ph.D students has been equiped in the new building of NIP.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide NIP students with a first-class computing experience with reliable equipment, friendly & helpful staff, and an environment conducive to getting your work done as efficiently as possible. If you have any suggestions on how we can perform this mission better, please let any of us know!

Hours of Operation

The regular hours of operation for the NIP Managed computer lab is as follows:

Days Timings
Monday to Friday 09:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday Off

Lab Rules

All computer users are expected to be responsible for their own behaviour on the computer system, including the Internet, just as they are anywhere else in the University. Users are reminded that their actions can represent the entire Institute. This includes materials they choose to access, language they use, ideas they express, and other actions which they take.

If you are unsure of what to do, for instance in the case of an error message, a web site offer, a strange e-mail, a hardware malfunction, etc., ask a lab supervisor. It is better to wait and ask, than to take an action which will endanger yourself, the computer, or the network.


  • No Noise
    So that everyone can concentrate, noise must be kept to a minimum. Please do not let your phone ring, have conversations, or listen to music without headphones in the lab.
  • Cleanliness
    Smoking, drinking, or eating in the lab can damage the equipment and attract insects or rodents. Please keep the lab neat; clean up any messes, use rubbish bins, and leave equipment and furniture properly arranged.
  • Secure your Belongings
    Please keep your belongings (e.g mobile, USB’s etc) secure as this is your own sole responsibility. Keep your bags in the rack allocated for you.
  • Equal Access
    It is common that there are not enough computers for the number of students who want to use them (more users than computers). In order to ensure that everyone has some opportunity to use the computers, please limit computer use to one hour, if there are people waiting. Please be respectful of your fellow students and help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to use the computers.
  • Air Conditioning
    Because the labs are air conditioned, doors and windows must be kept closed. This is also to prevent insects which can damage the computers.
  • Broken Equipment
    Do not try to repair equipment yourself. If you encounter problems with equipment, you should report this to the lab supervisor.

Inappropriate Content
Controversial content (e.g. pornography) is not appropriate in an academic setting. Users should expect that their browsing history will be recorded, and might be examined by system administrators.

Account Usage

  • Each user must have his or her own account. Accounts are not to be shared. This is for accountability and security. You must log out when you leave.
  • Programs (e.g. Yahoo Chat) may NOT be downloaded and installed from the internet. If you are unsure whether a web page is downloading a program, please ask a lab supervisor. This is for security and uniform lab maintenance.
  • Personal work files, such as documents, may be brought into the lab, but must be scanned for viruses prior to use, to prevent system infection. Ask a lab supervisor for details.
  • Hacking (attempting to gain unauthorized access to secured content, violate system policies and/or permissions, virus creation or propagation, etc.) is prohibited.

Rules & Updates
These rules may be updated from time to time. Updates will be displayed in the computer lab and on website. Users are responsible for being familiar with all rules, including new rules.

Common Sense
Again, you are responsible for your own behaviour on the computer system. The above rules are not exhaustive, and even if a particular action is not listed above as prohibited, you must use your common sense - if it will reflect poorly on you or the Institution, if it will disturb others, or if it might damage computers or the network, do not do it.

Violation of any of the above rules may be cause for:

  • ejection from the lab
    suspension of computer privileges
    reporting to the institution administration
    monetary reimbursement for damages


The Computer Labs provide a variety of services to NIP Students. These services include:

  • Systems running a variety of operating systems (Windows XP,Windows 7, Windows Server 2003).
  • Access to the printing system
  • Support of SPSS, AMOS, NVIVO and many other computer programs
  • Scanning of both images and documents

Contact Information

Contact Person Phone


Muhammad Usman
System Analyst

Muhammad Fahad Mukhtar
Data Supervisor




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