National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

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Students from National Institute of Psychology participated in Mental Health week

Students from National Institute of Psychology participated in Mental Health week organized by Government College University Lahore. Multiple events and competitions were held on 28th, 29th and 30th of April, 2014. The purpose of celebrating mental health week was to promote awareness among young scholars about the social realities. Various leading universities like Punjab University, Forman Christian College, Beacon House National University, University of Lahore, University of Sargodah and University of management and Technology participated in the event. On the first day of the event Poster Competition was held. Students from National Institute of Psychology presented the posters on themes like miseries of people due to unemployment, inflation, load-shedding, poverty, gender violence, injustice, illiteracy, media biasness and religious prejudice and effect of these factors on people’s mental health. Ms. Mahpara (Ph.D Scholar) from National Institute of Psychology won the constellation Prize. Poster competition was followed by a walk. On the second day of the event All Pakistan mime competition was held. National Institute of Psychology won first position in the competition. Students performed a mime highlight the issue of usage of mobile phones during Driving. A team of seven members took part in the performance. Members included Ms. Rayna Sadia, Ms. Saira Firdous, Haziq Mehmood, Ms. Nimrah, Ms. Amna, Ms. Lubab Batool and Ms. Sidra Shaheen. On the third day all Pakistan quiz completion was held. A three membered team comprising of Ms. Rayna Sadia, Ms. Sehrish Abbasi and Ms. Kanwal Iftikhar took part in the competition. National Institute of Psychology got third position in the quiz Competition.



NIP bid farewell to winter and welcomed spring by organizing its annual spring gala on 19th April, 2019. The colorful event was arranged by NIP Student Council under the supervision of NIP Students’ Affairs Incharge Dr. Rubina Hanif and NIP Director, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal on NIP premises.

To engage the audience in the essence of spring, the venue was beautifully decorated. A variety of activities had been organized to entertain the audience while several food stalls with scrumptious food had been set up to tantalize the attendees’ taste buds. The event started around 11 o’clock with the ribbon cutting ceremony by Dr. Anila Kamal and was quickly followed by enthusiastic participation of NIP students and staff in a tug of war competition, 3 legged race and sack race. Soon after, stage performances commenced with a walk by students dressed up in regional attires, a reflection of diversity within the NIP family. The participants of a mimicry performance, a singing competition and poetry recitals earned immense praise from the audiences. At the end of the event, winners and runner ups of different competitions held during the sports week were awarded with shields and certificates for their active participation. On this occasion, the outgoing student council members were appreciated for their services rendered during their tenure while the newly elected student council body was introduced and welcomed. The event concluded with a thanksgiving note by NIP Director, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal.



NIP’s Annual Sports Week started from 25th March, 2019. In this regards, NIP’s student body organized a series of sports related activities under the leadership of NIP students’ affairs incharge, Dr. Rubina Hanif and NIP director, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal. A variety of games such as cricket badminton, table tennis, chess, Ludo, Football, Volleyball, and snooker were offered and NIP students, faculty and staff enthusiastically participated in them. For a week or so, students, faculty and and staff remained engaged in playing and witnessing an array of sports matches.


To mark 150 years of academic excellence of GC University, International Conference on Social Psychology was an event arranged in May, 2014. This conference provided a broad overview of Social psychology, both classic and current. The overarching goal of this conference was to provide the participants with a working knowledge of social psychology and to stimulate an interest in ourselves, the world around us, and the connections between the two. This concerns how we become who we are, how our personalities are shaped by others, the groups we belong to, the social structures around us, and our interactions as social beings. NIP Faculty and Students Participated in this event and presented the papers. Some of the papers that were presented by NIP students and faculty were the “Spiritual Intelligence and Conflict Resolution among Couples”, “Voting Behavior and its Relationship with Civic Engagement and Political Efficacy among Adolescents and Adults”, “Post Traumatic Growth, Trajectory among Flood Exposed Individuals: Evidenced from a Longitudinal Study”, “Comparison of Voters and Non Voters on Social Demographic and Personality Factors in General Elections 2013, Pakistan” and “An Exploration of Impression Management Styles among University Students”, “ Character Strengths, Learned Optimism, and Social Competence Among University Students”, Emotion Regulation and Adjustment Among Medical Students”, “Family functioning, Health Promoting Behavior, and Quality of Life Across Generations”, Professor Dr. Anila Kamal, Dr. Jamil. A. Malik, Dr. Humaira Jami, Ms. Aisha Zubair, Ms.Shaista, and Mr. Naeem Aslam were the co-authors of these papers.


It is always inspirational to do something out of the ordinary in your daily life routine which can make you more pious and responsible towards your community and nation. On the same positive note NIP also contributed with full attribution and enthusiasm for the cleanliness day which was organized for all departments of Quaid-i- Azam University. We as being the students of NIP are interlinked with the University and it is our prime duty to take part in every community service that is organized for our betterment. Along with the whole university we also decided to organize a day to clean up all the litter and debris from our department as much as we can. Clean surroundings are very important to live a healthy life for two main reasons; Nature is to be treasured and as humans its our prime responsibility to take care of our surroundings. If surroundings are clean its eventually going to benefit us. Another main reason for cleaning the litter around our department was to prevent minor diseases or bacteria to spread. The more litter we would have around us, the more dangerous it would be towards our health. As responsible citizens and also student of QAU it should be our prime most responsibility to not only organize just one day for cleanliness but make sure to throw any trash that is dispose by us in proper trash cans. And also to stop any person from throwing off litter around and make them realize the importance of clean environment for the sake of health and survival. Being part of this wonderful activity I have witnessed my self that each student of NIP was enjoying and had a great feeling of satisfaction after it. Doing such activities increase one’s morale and one should definitely give it a try to experience this side of life.


A poetry competition, arranged by “Debating and Literary Society of Quaid-e-Azam University”, was held on 19th May, 2014 at Geo-Physics auditorium. Nimra Meher, student of M.Sc III, at National Institute of Psychology, participated in the competition and won the 2nd prize. In the Prize distribution ceremony, worthy Vice chancellor QAU, Dr. Eatzaz Ahmad awarded her the shield. Topic for her poetry was “Mann” (Dil)

Yay tum sy keh dia kis nay,
Tumhi ko sochta hai Mann,
Tumhi ko khojta hai Mann,
Bohat sy kaam hain iss ko...
Tumhi ko sochty rehna,
Tumhi ko khojtay rehna,
Isay kab raas aya hai,
Magar tum jhaank kr dekho,
Zara ess may utar jao,
Kahin kuch bhi na paogy,
Kbi kuch bhi na paogy,
Magar apny siwa ess may.....
Magar apnay siwa ess may..!!!!