What is NIMS:
Nova Institute of Modern Studies (NIMS) is a private limited company registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad.
NIMS is mandated to run educational programs and currently has various academic disciplines functioning under its fold.
It`s ideal location, easy accessibility, and availability of modern amenities make it a preferred choice for those who have an appetite for professional growth.
The Professional Career Counselling Program:
As a new initiative, NIMS has launched its flagship program to prepare young and aspiring students for such competitive examinations as CSS, PMS and other positions offered by FPSC and PPSCs.
Its diversified and intellectually top of the line faculty makes it suitable for preparing a candidate for seeking commission in Armed Forces of Pakistan as well.
Scope of the Program:
The course is designed to build personal capacities in spoken and written English and aims to give candidates confidence and edge required to express themselves in the language in which their abilities are tested.
We believe every human being has inherent creative abilities. Course design will build on participant’s potential to bring out the best in their thinking and expression.
One who is best in creative expression and communication skills; is surely the best to take a viva voce, which in fact is an elegant combination of creative thinking and objective expressions. We help build your capacities in such fields as well.
Other critical contours of our program include but not limited to such areas as;
- Course selection
- Accessing relevant literature
- Target setting
- Time management
- Contents in answers
- Articulation of thoughts and ideas
- Development of arguments
- Seeking references & quotes
- Application of concepts
- Illustrations and real-world examples
- Right usage of terms and expressions
- Revision Sessions, Past Papers and Mock Tests
- Preparation for Screening Test
- Introduction of cross-cutting and interdisciplinary themes
How do we do it:
- Focused and intensive course study plans
- Guidance for dress code/body language
- Mock interviews
- Language/expression/pronunciation and fine tuning of accent
- Command task practice
- Psychological assessment guidance
Course completion is designed over a period of 4 months.
- For compulsory + optional subjects – Rs. 90,000 per course
- For optional subjects only – Rs 80,000
- Single subject – Rs. 10,000 per subject
Our material resources:
We have a spectacular campus; off Lehtarar Road on main Ghaori Garden Road in Islamabad with a covered area of more than 32, 000 square feet with amenities expected of a decent and forward-looking educational institution.
Our class rooms are well furnished – learning, aided by modern IT gadgets – free on line and off line access to national & international libraries are some basic features of our campus. And if one feels to relax after study hours; our roof top thematic cafeteria is the best place to recoup energy and enjoy vastness of sky.
Our critical resources:
We believe it is the quality of a human being which matters the most to tackle challenges in life. Hence, our purpose is to build quality of “Young Pakistan” to help our country find its right place in comity of nations.
To achieve this objective, we at NIMS have the most suitable community of top-of-the-line academicians and seasoned & accomplished bureaucrats to help you achieve your targets in professional pursuit.
We consider our team of experts as most critical and unmatched resource.
Following introduction is sufficing to support our claim:
Mr. Ahmad Farooq – Program Coordinator
- MS in Development Management from American University, USA
- MA in Administrative Sciences from Punjab University, Pakistan
- MA in European History from Punjab University, Pakistan
- Fellowship Award/ Certificate in Refugee Management from the University of Oxford, UK
- Former Secretary to the President of Pakistan.
- Member, Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), a constitutional position with the status of Minister of State.
- Commercial Counsellor of Pakistan, South Korea and Singapore with concurrent accreditation for the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam
- Visiting Faculty at NUST, FAST University., Quaid-e-Azam University, Fatima Jinnah Women University (1988 to-date)
- Member Board of Governors, FAST University, Islamabad (2015 to-date)
- Member Senate, National Defence University (2014-2017)
- Member Board of Trustees, International Islamic University (2015 to-date)
- Member Board of Governors, International Islamic University (2014-2017)
- Member Syndicate, ZAB Medical University, Islamabad (2014-2017)
- Member Syndicate, Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design (2014-2017)
- Member Board of Governors, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) (2010-2011)
- Member, Civil Services Reforms Committee constituted by the Prime Minister of Pakistan (2014-15)
- Director, SAARC Development Fund, SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal (Sep 2006-Dec 2007)
- Alternate Director, ECO Development Bank, Istanbul, Turkey (Sep 2006-Dec 2007)
- Secretary, National Committee for Public Sector Capacity Building Program of World Bank (Sep 2006-Dec 2007)
Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam TI-QPM-PPM-UNPM-NSC
- PhD (Politics & IR), Islamic International University, Islamabad
- LLM in Human Rights, SOAS, University of London, UK
- Masters in Philosophy, University of Karachi
Retired as Federal Secretary in BPS 22
- Remained Inspector General of Police Punjab, Sindh, National Highways and Motorways (Twice) and Islamabad.
- Has been the first ever Pakistan Police Commissioner for United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur, the largest hybrid peacekeeping mission in the world, as well as the Planning Coordinator for UNMIL (Liberia) and the Chief of Operations for ONUMOZ (Mozambique).
- Led successful partnership with USAID, INL, ICITAB, ATA, GIZ, UNODC, UNDP, NCA, and other NGOs on several programs involving human resource capacity building, development and reorganization of departments, and main streamlining of marginalized segments.
- He is a regular columnist in leading newspapers of Pakistan and abroad on such topics as:
- Good Governance, Socioeconomic Issues, Community Awareness, Rule of Law, Criminal Justice System and Current affairs.
- Ten of his research papers have been published in recognized journals.
- He also holds such affiliations as:
- Member of International Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Member of Police Service of Pakistan
- Member of National Executive Institute Associates, USA
Ms. Naela Chohan:
- Ph.D Session Certificate, Centre des Etudes Diplomatique & Stratigique (CEDS), Paris.
- M.Sc (Int.Relations), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
- B.Sc (Natural Sciences), Govt College for Women, Rawalpindi.
Retired as Special Secretary, Foreign Affairs in BPS – 22
- Has remained member of the Policy Advisory Council (PAC) of Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
- She remained High Commissioner for Pakistan to Australia (BS-22), with concurrent accreditation to Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands.
- Has held charge of Additional Foreign Secretary for Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2012-2014.
- Has been an Ambassador of Pakistan to Argentina with concurrent accreditation to Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. August 2009 – April 2012.
- Has served as Member National Authority for Implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Represented Pakistan as Commissioner for D-8.
- She was unanimously elected Chairperson of the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth sessions of the General Council of Asia Pacific Development Centre (APDC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Has been Director, Central Asian Republics.
- Syed Rifaat Hussain:
From University of Denver:
- Ph.D. (International Studies)
- M.A. (International Studies)
- M.Sc. (International Relations) Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Professor & former Head of Department and Consultant Government Policy and Public Administration School of Social Sciences and Humanities (S3H) National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad.
- Visiting Fulbright Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
- Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University Islamabad.
- Professor and Chair, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
- Professor and Chair, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, National Defense University, Islamabad
- Executive Director, Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Director General and Senior Research Fellow, National Defence College, Islamabad
- Professor and Chairman, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad.
- Course Director, Foreign Service Academy Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad
- Minister (Information) Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Sabeen Rizvi:
- MBA (Marketing) – Preston University Islamabad
- BA (Eco., Statistics) – University of Punjab
- Diploma (Young Politicians) – ATENEO DE MANILA University School of Government, Sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Member, National Assembly of Pakistan – 2008 – 2012
- Member of Young Parliamentarian Caucus
- Member of Women Caucus of National Assembly
- Executive Member – Society for Freedom of Religion and Belief Leadership Network (FORBLN)
- Member (Board) – Pakistan Sweet Home and Cadet College
- Senior Executive Member – Global Cultural Society
- Member (Board) – Pakistan Sweet Home and Cadet College
- Member of Parliamentary Friendship Groups (United Kingdom, European Union, India, China, Norway, Malaysia)
- Ph.D. in History – Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
- M. Phil. in History – Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
- M.Sc. in History – Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Professor (Tenured), at the Department of History, QAU, since September, 2021
- Downfall: Lessons for our Final Century. Islamabad: CSCR, 2022.
- The State During the British Raj: Imperial Governance in South Asia, 1700-1947. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia. New York: Routledge, 2014. South Asia edition by Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2014.
- The Culture of Power and Governance of Pakistan, 1947-2008. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2010.
An Inquiry into the Culture of Power of the Subcontinent. Islamabad: Alhamra, 2006.
Five Key Internationally Published Research Papers:
- Ilhan Niaz, “A System Suited to the ‘Genius’ of the People:
- The Pursuit of a Presidential Pakistan, 1954-1969, And its Legacy”, Asian Affairs, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2020,
- Ilhan Niaz, “Judicial Activism and the Evolution of Pakistan’s Culture of Power”, The Round Table, Vol. 109, No. 1, 2020
- Ilhan Niaz, “Jinnah on Governance: The Unheeded Advice of Pakistan’s Quaid-i-Azam”, Asian Affairs, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2016
- Ilhan Niaz, “The Long Remonstrance: Pakistan Receding Writ of the State in Light of the Federal Law and Order Commission Report of 1993”, Journal of Policy History, Vol 27, No. 2, 2015
- Ilhan Niaz, “Corruption and the Bureaucratic Elite in Pakistan: The 1960s and 1970s Revisited”, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2013
Academic Honours and Distinctions:
- Recipient of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan’s Best Book Publication in the Social Sciences, 2021, for The State During the British Raj: Imperial Governance in South Asia. Awarded on March 14, 2022. Recipient of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan’s Best Book Publication in the Social Sciences, 2014, for Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia
- Recipient of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan’s Best Book Publication in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, 2010, for The Culture of Power and Governance of Pakistan, 1947-2008
- Recipient of the 2013 Kodikara Award, Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, for writing a monograph on #Understanding and Addressing the Administrative Aspect of Pakistan’s Civil-Military Imbalance”.
- Best Non-Fiction Book of 2010 Award, Karachi Literature Festival (British Council-Oxford University Press), for The Culture of Power and Governance of Pakistan, 1947-2008
- East West Center Fellowship for Pakistan, Washington DC, for a research project on bureaucratic leadership.
- Charles Wallace Fellowship Trust for Pakistan Recipient, University of London, SOAS, Summer 2006.
- Gold Medalist, M. Phil. in History for the thesis #Rulers and Ruled: An Inquiry into the Culture of Power of the Subcontinent”, December 2004, Quaid-i- Azam University, Islamabad.
- Gold Medalist, M. Sc. In History, 2001-2003, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
Mr. Rizwan ul Haq Mahmood:
- He graduated from the University of the Punjab
- Attended National Defense Course (NDC) at National Defense University Islamabad and a professional course at National Defense University Washington.
He also served Federal Public Service Commission as Member from 2014 till 2017.
Joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in March, 1979, held various diplomatic assignments such as Canberra, Muscat, Lisbon, Abu Dhabi. He also served as Consul General and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to The Organization of Islamic Countries Jeddah from 1998 to 2001.
Was appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Morocco and later as Ambassador of Pakistan to Spain and Andorra.