National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
All students of NIP are expected to know and comply with the Code of Student Conduct specified by Quaid-i-Azam university and other university policies, and applicable laws. They are expected to uphold and maintain academic and professional honesty and integrity and to adhere to the academic requirements determined by National Institute of Psychology and its individual instructors. Most importantly all students are expected to uphold the values of honesty and academic integrity.
Following are some of the responsibilities that have to be salient in student’s behavior and attitude while they are affiliated with this institution:
Quaid-i-Azam University is considered “Mini Pakistan” due to representation of every culture and region at one place. In order to celebrate this diversity, January 3, 2023 was observed as the cultural and harmony day at National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence. Students dressed up in their local attires and carried hand props. Students represented Punjabi, Pashtoon, Balochi, Sindhi, Saraiki, Kashmiri, Gilgit Baltistani, and Kailashi cultures. Many students carried indigenous instruments for playing music and singing cultural songs. Additionally, students danced on their cultural songs. It was a great opportunity for all people at NIP to witness the vibrant cultures and to connect with each other wholeheartedly.
A group of NIP students accompanied by Ms. Riffat Zahir from the NIP faculty attended the National E-Commerce Convention held at the Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad on 21 st Feb. 2022. The three components of the convention included inauguration of e-tijarat online portal, exhibition of successful startups and awards to the industry leaders for their services to the country and the economy. Prime Minister Imran Khan, the chief guest of the event, while addressing the attendees on this occasion said that the government was planning on expanding the information technology (IT) sector in a few years and urged the youth to take advantage of the “technological revolution” in the country .
Abdul Basit of BS Psychology -III B (batch 2020-2024) represented the department and participated in Model United Nations organized by Quaidian Debating and Literary Society on Day 2, December 1, 2021 in PNA committee (Pakistan National Assembly) ایوان قائدیئن . He represented Mr. Hammad Azhar (Energy Minister of Pakistan) as a delegate and defended Domestic Violence Bill as government official. He was awarded 1st Prize “Best Delegate Award” based on his outstanding performance of defending the bill and best representation of the government. NIP Students and faculty are proud of his achievement.
A welcome party was arranged on 22nd December, 2021 by NIP Student Club. The event took place outdoor at department. Senior BS students welcomed students of BS 1st and 3rd. Students presented various fun performances including singing, poetry, skit and a mime. A segment named “NIP News” was also conducted in which departmental activites were described in a way that everyone enjoyed. The function was concluded by Director, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif’s address in which she expressed gratitude on organizing this fun-filled evening and finally resuming such activities after COVID. NIP student club would likebto thank all worthy faculty members and participants for their presence
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)