Departments DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

The Department of Behavioural Science (DBS) was created in response to the need for an interdisciplinary training program at NUST. The field of Behavioral Sciences aims at understanding how human beings think and behave as individuals in different ecological and socio-cultural settings.  The core disciplines that contribute to Behavioral Science include Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology, but many other disciplines also play an important role, such as the behavioral aspects of biology, economics, geography, law and political science.­

At present, we are exploring how we can create a bridge between field of Behavioral Sciences and other disciplines, therefore inputs from field of Behavioral Sciences can be used to maximise outputs from other field like Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, Medical Sciences, Media Sciences, Art and Architecture.  The interdisciplinary research and practice can be one way to achieve the objectives, however, there is lot more needed to be done to enable scientists and practitioners from different disciplines to learn from each other’s languages, attend the resonances that separate their sciences, and develop new conceptual frameworks across their disciplinary boundaries. The Department of Behavioral Sciences (DBS) at NUST understands its importance and look forward to find ways for continuous improvement in specialized courses, interdisciplinary research activities and publications. The aim is to build a learning community that invites students and scholars from different disciplines and work on collaborative projects to make valuable contributions for the community at large.

Head of Department Message

Dr. Gulnaz Zahid

It is a moment of pride to welcome you to Department of Behavioural Sciences webpage. The Department currently has program in psychology, career counselling, and careers education. We are committed to educate young people and facilitate them in harnessing their full potential, become responsible citizens and a valuable human resource for the national development. Highly qualified faculty members at the department consistently contribute to evidence-based program that prepare our students for their further study or work destinations in both national and international contexts. Through the academic journey with us, students are equipped with knowledge of current perspectives in their fields of study along with 21st century skills such as critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, and leadership skills. With a profound focus on research, we create a learning environment where students have a myriad of opportunities to enhance their research skills. At present, faculty members with a diverse set of research skills and international collaborations are supervising a range of students’ research works. The department has a keen focus on internationalization and welcomes international students and scholars to join our courses, summer program and online internship opportunities. In order to follow the ongoing activities of the department, I welcome you to like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DBSNUST/). Thank you for viewing the department’s webpage. For more information please feel free to contact me.

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VISION & MISSION

To be the leader in Behavioural Sciences and contribute to healthy and thriving Pakistani society.
To create an environment that promotes qualities of leadership professionalism, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity.
To enable students to combine highest ethical standards with a pragmatic approach to research and practice relevant to the Pakistani society.
To introduce programs that facilitate individuals and communities to utilise and maximise their unique potential towards enriched and empowered lives.

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