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Annual Report
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Employability
Quaid-i-AzamUniversity has been providing quality education to its students, addressing the demand of skilled professionals
and contributing to the welfare of the society at large. Moreover, QAU graduates in different degrees are serving in numerous
national and international organizations all over the world. Mostly Quaid-i-Azam University students are required to
undertake internship programs during their course of study such as students of School of Management Sciences are required
to undertake an internship of 6-8 weeks as a requirement of their degree. Similarly, QAU School of Economics while covering
the whole area of economic issues enables its students to build a particularly strong quantitative background for a successful
career in the field of finance, NGOs, government, research and academia.
During the recent years, the international relations program has gained enormous attention among students wishing to
pursue their careers in diversified public and private sector professional fields in Pakistan and abroad, including diplomatic
service, intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations, as well as the increasingly vibrant electronic
and print media.
Recently QAU has launched Pharm-D professional programwhich fulfills the educational aspect for licensure as a pharmacist.
This program prepares students to practice in community or hospital settings, in technological or administrative positions in
the pharmaceutical industry, and for some teaching positions in schools or colleges of pharmacy. Understanding the
importance of Pharmacy as an interdisciplinary field of science comprising almost every aspect of drug discovery, synthesis,
manufacturing distribution, and patient care. QAU has
Besides undergraduate schools, QAU postgraduate departments comprising of Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Social
Sciences and Faculty of Medicine are producing professionals of high caliber in different specialized fields. The graduates of
Natural Sciences faculty such as Chemistry alumnae are absorbed in different educational and R&D institutions of the
country, while a good number of them are selected for higher studies within the department and abroad. In addition,
Computer Science School graduates are working in national and international organizations in order to meet the growing
demand for computer professionals in the country.
The Department of Earth Sciences has produced more than 300 graduates in Geophysics who are working in OGD, WAPDA,
FATA, SDA, Punjmin, Schlumberger, Mathtech, Lasmo, OMV, Orient, POL, PPL, Premier Oil and several other national and
international organizations. Similarly, Electronics department has awarded more than 800 MSc, 250 MPhil and over 20 PhD
degrees. Many of the graduates have established themselves as excellent researchers and academicians. They occupy key
positions in prestigious national and international institutions.
The Institute of Information Technology (IIT) produces IT personnel to work in governmental offices, non-governmental
organizations, and the private sector. They also perform research in areas such as internet governance, innovative mobile
technology, information security, and last but certainly not least, they serve in this very institute as faculty members. Like IT
graduates, Mathematics department graduates have also been actively engaged in research and they have set some extra-
ordinary trends in mathematical research in Pakistan. QAU Statistics graduates proved their statistical skills for their
employers, as a consequence of which generally the students got early and good jobs in themarket.
In the same way, Social Sciences faculty graduates, such as School of Anthropology, are actively involved in Development
activities of Social Mobilization, Rural Development, Population Planning, Rural Health Schemes, and Community
Development etc. The training imparted enables the students to contribute effectively in the development of the country.
Whereas DSS alumni have joined civil bureaucracy, public as well as private sector research organizations, print and broadcast