Beaconhouse National University

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Beaconhouse National University
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Seal of Beaconhouse National University
Type Private
Established 2003
Vice-Chancellor Shahid Hafeez Kardar
Students 1540
Undergraduates 1300 total
Postgraduates 240
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Urban
71 acres (29 ha) (Tarogil, main campus)
Newspaper The BNU Gazette
Affiliations HEC, ACU,SARC
Website bnu.edu.pk

Beaconhouse National University (BNU) is a private liberal arts university located in Lahore, in the province of Punjab, Pakistan.

Founded in 2003 by Beaconhouse School System, it is located at the Raiwind, a subdivision of Lahore District; the BNU campus is adjacent to the Bahria Town.

BNU offers study programmes in visual design and arts, architecture, liberal arts, computer information technology and mass communication. It is a member of the Higher Education Commission and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.[1]

Beaconhouse National University also organise Pakistan's largest university level festival, Commonly known as 'Bestival'.

Schools and departments[edit]

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design[edit]

The School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD) is the oldest department at BNU and consists of seven departments.

  • The Department of Fine Art offers an undergraduate program of BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Visual Arts.
  • The Department of Jewelry & Accessory Design offers an undergraduate program of B.Des (Bachelor of Design) in Jewelry & Accessory Design.
  • The Department of Photography offers an undergraduate program of BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Photography.
  • The Department of Textile Design, Fibre & Fashion Studies offers two undergraduate programs leading to a B.Des (Bachelor of Design) in Textile & Fibre Studies or a B.Des (Bachelor of Design) in Fashion & Fibre Studies.
  • The Department of Visual Communication Design offers an undergraduate program of BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Visual Communication Design.
  • The Department of Art History & Critical Studies offers an undergraduate program of BA (Hons) Double Major in Fine Arts and History of Art.
  • The Centre For Art & Design Education & Research offers two postgraduate programs leading to a MA (Masters) in Art & Design Studies and a MA (Masters) in Art Education.

Razia Hassan School of Architecture[edit]

The Razia Hassan School of Architecture (SA) led by Dean Dr. Gulzar haider began in 2004. It offers a five-year undergraduate program leading to a B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) degree and a two-year postgraduate program leading to a M. Arch. (Master of Architecture) degree.

School of Media and Mass Communication[edit]

The School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) consists of the Department of Theatre, Film & Television and the Department of Journalism.

  • The Department of Theatre, Film & Television offers a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in Theatre, Film & TV Studies
  • The Department of Journalism offers one undergraduate program and three postgraduate programs. BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in Media Studies, MA in Mass Communication, MS Public Relations & Advertising and M. Phil Mass Communication.

Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS)[edit]

The Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS) consists of the Department of Liberal Arts and the Department of Economics.

  • The Department of Liberal Arts offers an undergraduate program leading to a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in Liberal Studies.
  • The Department of Economics offers two undergraduate programs leading to a B.Sc (Hons) in Banking and Finance and a B.Sc (Hons) in Economics.

School of Computer & Information Technology (SCIT)[edit]

School of Computer & Information Technology (SCIT) offers three undergraduate programs leading to a BSc (Hons) in Management and Business Computing, BSc (Hons) in Finance and Business Computing and BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering as well as a postgraduate program leading to a MS in Business Information Technology.

Institute of Psychology (IP)[edit]

The Institute of Psychology was established in 2004 and offers one undergraduate, one doctorate and six postgraduate programs.

  • Undergraduate:
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Psychology.
  • Postgraduate:
  • M.Sc in Counseling Psychology
  • M.Sc in School and Educational Psychology
  • M.Sc in Clinical Psychology
  • M.Sc in Organizational and Business Psychology
  • MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • M. Phil Applied Psychology
  • Doctorate:

The School of Education offers a PHD Program with specialization in the following areas of psychology:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • School and Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

School of Education[edit]

The School of Education (SE) was established in 2005 and offers four postgraduate programs leading to M. Phil in Education, M. Phil in Educational Leadership and Management, M. Phil in Teaching English as a Second Language and M. Phil in Linguistics.

Faculty[edit]

BNU has a 92 full-time and 150 adjunct faculty members including:

Societies[edit]

BNU has student-driven societies, clubs and associations that work under the tutelage of the student affairs office. Societies and clubs at BNU include:

  • The Maya Tree
  • Student Association for Human Rights and Social Change
  • Sports Department
  • Music Society
  • Photographic Society
  • Dramatics Society (BeaDS)
  • Adventure Society
  • Character Building Society
  • Debating Society
  • Media Club
  • Model United Nations (BNUMUN)
  • Plan9 Entrepreneurial Society (BP9)
  • Volunteer Society (BVS)
  • Performing Arts Society (Char Gram)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) BNU Student Branch
  • Table Tennis Society
  • Flash Mob Society

Awards[edit]

BNU was given, in February 2008, the highest status (Category 'W') by the Higher Education Commission in its ranking of universities in Pakistan.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ September 2013 "ACU members" Check |url= value (help).