DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
University of Karachi





   


   


       

        PROFESSORS

Dr. Syed Jamil Hasan Kazmi
Meritorious Professor & Incharge RS/GIS Evening Program

  • Number of Research Publications (Articles, Books, Monographs and Project Reports) : 90 with more than 200 Citations
  • Honors and Awards: Scientific Contribution Award by Shaheed Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran (2015)
  • Special Achievement in GIS Award by ESRI, USA (2008)
  • Best University Teacher Award by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan (2007)
  • Indus for All Award, WWF-Pakistan, (2012)
  • Awarded with Senior Fulbright Post Doc scholarship by Fulbright Foundation, USA, (1998)
  • Completed Post Doc Term from University of Georgia (USA)
  • First Class First Position (Riffat Sultan Gold Medal, UoK) (1987)
  • Editor of Five International Journals
  • Produced 22 Ph.Ds and 11 M.Phil. Graduates
  • Member, Syndicate and BASR of University of Karachi
  • President, Society for Urban Ecology (SURE), Since 2016
  • President, Pakistan Geographers Association (PGA) (2008-2013)
  • President, Karachi University Teachers’ Society (KUTS) (2013-2015)
  • Director, Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA) (2010-2012)
  • Won Research Grants from World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNDP, UNEP, IUCN, WWF, Greenpeace,
    GreenCom, University of British Columbia (Canada), Whatcom, USA, GVRD (BC, Canada) Government of Japan,
    Government of Pakistan, Government of Sindh, Urban Unit Punjab, Government of Punjab, HEC, SSGC, etc.
  • Presented and Participated Research Papers in more than 100 national and International Conferences in 20 Countries
  • Conducted GIS training to 3000 professionals around the Globe
  • Conducted 22 professional workshops/ trainings
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    Prof. Dr. Farkhunda Burke
    Professor

  • Served as Chairperson, Department of Geography, University of Karachi two times.
  • Research Publications: 54
  • Honour: Executive Editor of Journal Geographical Papers, Karachi University
  • Pakistan Released Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Stamp Department of Geography in 2012
  • Done numerous research projects with Dean Faculty of Science, University of Karachi
  • Successfully supervised Five Ph.D. scholars
  • Has Established “A” Grade First Class Meteorological Observatory in the
    Department of Geography, University of Karachi in the year 2003.
  • During her tenure, Ministry of Defence has allowed, for the first time,
    Geography students to take up courses of IMG and Geography teachers to teach atIMG.
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    Prof. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar
    Professor & Chairman

  • No. Of research papers: 31
  • Others: Author of 09 books related to Geography.
  • Have command in Urban Geography, Settlement Geography, Cultural Geography and Population Geography
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    Prof. Dr. Sheeba Afsar
    Professor

  • No. Of research papers: 19
  • No. of conference papers and proceedings: 26
  • Others: 06 research papers in pipeline.
  • Attended almost 24 training courses and workshops.
  • Supervised 2 Ph.D. Students and Supervising 2 Ph.D. and 9 M.Phil. Students.
  • Additional Position: Had been Students Advisor
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          ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

    Dr. Syed Shahid Ali
    Associate Professor

  • Publications: 15 Papers
  • Other: Present 6 research papers and attend different conferences of national and international level.
  • Attended 4 workshops and trainings.
  • Done 5 projects in Dean Faculty of Science research projects.
  • 1 research paper reviewed for an international journal.
  • Additional Position: Had been Senior Internal Tabulator, Students Advisor
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          ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

    Dr. Saima Shaikh
    Assistant Professor & Students Advisor

  • Publications: 20 publications in journals of International Repute
  • Contribution: Attend and participate in almost 16 workshops and conference of national and international level,
    Done 8 different EIA projects, Done 16 different projects with different companies and with Karachi University
  • Produced Two Ph.Ds. and one M.Phil.
  • Honour: Indus For All Award (2012)
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    Dr. Anila Kausar
    Assistant Professor

  • No. Of research papers: 03
  • Worked on 9 different projects and reports.
  • Organized all Pakistan study tours in 2007 & 2016.
  • Honours: Gold medals(2003), Flood Relief Excellence award (2011),
    Performance Award in 2013 by Chairman of Department of Geography.
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    Dr. Yasmeen Anis
    Assistant Professor

  • No. Of research papers: 02
  • Honours: Handled several Multinational projects like Marine Ecological Survey of Raslaffan Oil Refinery In Doha, Qatar.
  • Publication: “The role and prospects of geo informatics in city and regional planning. Case study of Pakistan” (2007)
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    Dr. Salman Zubair
    Assistant Professor & Students Advisor

  • Publications: 6 publications in Peer Reviewed and Impact Factor Journals.
  • Ambassador for Road Safety Awareness
  • Other Achievement: Almost 30 presentations in National & International Conferences
  • Additional Positions: Internal Tabulator of the Department, Student Advisor
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    Dr. Lubna Ghazal
    Assistant Professor

  • No. Of research publications: 08
  • Other Achievements: Arranged several Seminars and Workshops.
    Delivered more than 30 presentations in conferences, seminars and workshops of national and international level.
  • Elected member of Senate Karachi University since 2017.
  • Elected member of Karachi University Teachers’ Society (KUTS) since 2013.
  • Honour: Alumnus of KU and Stood 1st Class 2nd position in BSc (HONS) and MSc respectively.
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    Dr. Imran Ahmed Khan
    Assistant Professor

  • No. Of research papers: 13
  • No of conference papers: 06
  • Others: 10 papers in pipeline for international and local publications.
  • Author of book named as “Commercial Geography for 2nd year commerce”
  • Honour: NASA discussed one of his paper in their workshop in 2016.
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          VISITING FACULTY (BACHELORS PROGRAM)

    Ms. Anisa Zafar
    Visiting Faculty

  • MPhil (RS/GIS) Scholar at the Department of Geography
  • Have presented 3 research papers in National and International Conferences
  • Serving the Department of Geography since July 2015
  • Web Developer for this Website (Department of Geography University of Karachi Website)
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    Ms. Maryam Zehra
    Visiting Faculty

  • MPhil (RS/GIS) Scholar at the Department of Geography
  • Have presented 3 research papers in National and International Conferences
  • Serving the Department of Geography since July 2015
  • Honour: Achieved First Class First Position (Gold Medal) in MSc Final and First Class 3rd position on BSc (Hons.)
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    Ms. Hameeda Ghani
    Visiting Faculty

  • MPhil (RS/GIS) Scholar at the Department of Geography
  • Have presented 3 research papers in National and International Conferences
  • Serving the Department of Geography since July 2015
  • Honour: Achieved First Class Second Position (Silver Medal) in MSc Final
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          LIST OF CHAIRPERSONS

    NAME TENURE

    Dr. M. B. Pithawala

    1952-53

    Dr. Oskar Schmineder

    1954-56

    Dr. Ibadur Rehman Khan

    1956-60

    Dr. Shamsul Islam Siddiqui

    1961-72

    Dr. Muhammad Ismail Siddiqui

    1972-75

    Mr. Abdul Rauf Khan

    1975-77

    Mrs. Jamila Sarwar

    1977-79

    Dr. Muhammad Ismail Siddiqui

    1979-83

    Dr. Fazl-e-Karim Khan

    1983-86

    Dr. Iqtidar Hussain Zaidi

    1985-88

    Dr. Qazi Shakeel Ahmed

    1988-93

    Dr. Razia Afzal Niazi

    1993-95

    Mr. Asif Ali

    1995-95

    Dr. Razia Afzal Niazi

    1995 -96

    Dr. Birjees Talat

    1996-2002

    Dr. Farkhunda Burke

    2002-05

    Dr. Jamil Hasan Kazmi

    2005-08

    Dr. Khalida Mehmood

    2008-12

    Dr. Farkhunda Burke

    2012-15

    Dr. Jamil Hasan Kazmi

    2015-18

    Dr. Shamshad Akhtar

    2018- To Date

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          VISITING FACULTY (EVENING PROGRAM)

    Dr. Syed Ali Naqi
    Deputy General Manager Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd.

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    Dr. Raza Mehdi
    Faculty Member- NED University of Engineering and Technology

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    Mr. Kashif Rafique
    Mobilink Pakistan Mobile Communication Ltd.

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    Dr. Umair Bin Zameer
    Lecturer - Govt. Degree College Karachi

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    Dr. Suhaib Bin Farhan
    Manager - SUPARCO

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    Mr. Rizwan Alvi
    Lecturer - Govt. Premiere College Karachi

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    Dr. Zain Abbas
    UBIT University of Karachi

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          NON TEACHING STAFF

    IMAGE NAME DESIGNATION

    Ms. Mahjabeen Kazmi

    Map Curator

    Mr. Muhammad Murtaza Khan

    Cartographer

    Mr. Tariq Najmuddin

    Field Supervisor

    Mr. Arif Sadiq

    Digital Cartographer

    Mr. Masood Alam

    CAD Operator

    Mr. Mohammad Mohsin Siddiqui

    Senior Lab Assistant

    Mr. Waheed Ahmed

    C.C.T

    Mr. Muhammad Arsalan

    Lab Assistant

    Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Muslim

    Lab Assistant

    Mr. Rehan Mian

    Lab Assistant

    Mr. Umair Khan

    Lab Attendant

    Mr. Tahir Hussain

    Office Messenger

    Mr. Irshad Masih

    Sanitary Worker

    Mr. Mehdi Hasan

    Librarian

    Mr. Inayat

    Gardener





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