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1st National Conference on Education Policy and Development 2019
1st National Conference on Education Policy and Development 2019

Welcome To NCEPD ‘19 - Call For Papers!

Education For Social Justice & Quality System

What Is NCEPD ‘19?

Institute of Social and Cultural Studies is organizing the "1st National Conference on Education Policy and Development 2019" with the theme of “Education for Social Justice and Quality System” in The University of Punjab. This conference is an initiative to allow young scholars, in their journey to publish their research papers in well-known publishing mediums.
To engage students, the conference offers a platform which aspiring social scientists can use, in order to strive in the professional realm. With that said, this conference is a benchmark as the first national level conference, in which opportunities flaunt a performer’s urge to present their research proposal, and prove their mettle to the best in the niche.

Deadline for Submissions:

Abstract Submission: January 10, 2019.
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2019.
Final Paper Submission: January 20, 2019.

Objective Behind NCEPD ‘19:

The aim of the conference is to bring together all the stakeholder including educationists, academicians, researchers, bureaucrats, professionals and policy makers to address the challenges faced by Pakistani education system.

Major Themes of The Conference:

1. Beyond Literacy & Numeracy: Rethinking The Curriculum.
2. Pedagogies for Sustainable Development.
3. Technology & Innovation Towards Educational Change.
4. Equity & Equality for Inclusive Education.
5. Education Reforms Through Digitization.
6. Global Learning Vs Pakistani Schools, Colleges & Universities.

Venue of NCEPD ‘19:

Seminar Hall, Institute of Social & Cultural Studies (ISCS), University of the Punjab Lahore.

Our Reputed Sponsors

1. PEP Foundation.
2. HEC.
3. ISCS.
4. CBS.
5. ACS.

Conference Host*

Conference Patron
Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akthar
(VC, University of the Punjab Lahore)
Conference Co-Patron
Prof. Dr. Umbreen Javaid
(Dean FBSS, PU)
Conference Chair
Prof. Dr Rubeena Zakar
Director ISCS
Conference Secretary
Dr Khalil Ahmad
Associate Professor ISCS, PU
Conference Coordinator
Zain ul Abidin
Researcher ISCS, PU
Mr. Murad Raas
Mr. Shafqat Mehmood
Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin
Mr. Tariq Banuri
Mr. Raja Yasir Hamayun
Inauguration Session
08:30 AM
09:15 AM
Recitation of Holy Quran
Awais Jami
09:30 AM
Welcome Note
Prof. Dr. Rubeena Zakar
(Director ISCS, PU)  
09:45 AM
Keynote Address by
Conference Patron     
Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akthar
(Vice Chancellor, University
of the Punjab Lahore)
10:00 AM
Keynote Address by
Conference Co- Patron
Prof. Dr. Umbreen Javaid
(Dean FBSS, PU)
10:15 AM
Keynote Address
Prof. Dr. Khalid Iqbal
(CEO, PEP Foundation)
10:30 AM
Address by Guest of Honor
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin
(Former Chairperson, PHEC)
10:45 AM
Address by Chief Guest
Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz
(Provincial Minister Higher Education)
11:00 AM
Souvenir Distribution
Tea Break (11:30PM-12:00PM)
Panel Discussion
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
State Of Education Policy
In Punjab – Challenges & Prospects
Session Chair Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddique
Moderator Dr. Tahir Andrabi
Secretary HED
Secretary School Education
Secretary Special Education
Secretary Literacy & Non Formal Basic Education
Dr Maryam Chughtai (LUMS)
Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed (UMT)
Lunch & Jummah Break (01:00PM - 02:00PM)
02:00 PM
Poster Exhibition
Corridor ISCS, PU
Parallel Sessions (02:00PM - 04:00PM)
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Session 1
• Beyond Literacy & Numeracy Rethinking The Curriculum

• Technology & Innovations Towards Educational Change

Chair by Prof.  Dr. Rafaqat Ali in Sughra Begum Conference Room
Moderator: Dr Ahmad Usman
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Session 2
• Pedagogies For Sustainable Development

• Global Learning Vs Pakistani School, College & Universities

Chair by Dr. Muhammad Shahid Farooq

Moderator: Rahla Rahat

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Session 3
• Equity & Equality For Inclusive Education

• Education Reforms Through Digitalization

Chair by Prof. Dr. Tahir Andrabi

Moderator: Dr Fouzia Alvi
Closing Sessions
04:00 PM
Play Performance
Arts & Cultural Society
04:20 PM
Address by Chief Guest
Prof. Dr. Zakria Zakar
(VC University of Okara)
04:40 PM
Address by Guest of Honor
Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddique
(NUML University)
05:00 PM
Remarks by Key Note Speaker 
Prof. Dr. Tahir Andrabi
05:20 PM
Vote of Thanks by (Conference Secretary)
Dr. Khalil Ahmad
(Associate Prof ISCS and Coordinator EPD)
05:40 PM
Souvenir & Certificates Distribution

How To Apply?

Becoming a part of this conference is as easy as 1,2,3...!
1. Register over the phone and send us your abstract within the given deadline.
2. Visit ISCS and register yourself over the registration desk.
3. Email us and register through by sending our coordinating team your details.

Abstract format:

Language: all submissions and presentations should be in English
Title: this should be as brief as possible and typed in sentence case (all letters in lowercase except the first letter of the first word of title)
Authors: Authors’ names and affiliation should be stated clearly.
Corresponding author should provide phone number and email address and presenting author.
Abstract contents should be organized as follows:
Background: Background to the study
Objectives: Statement of purpose
Methodology: methods, materials and analytical procedures used
Result: summary of the results in sufficient detail to support conclusion
Conclusion: conclusion reached
Keywords: not more than six words
Abstract font and character limit:
Times New Roman, font size 12, double spacing and maximum of 250 words.

Expected results from conference:

Opportunities provided for sharing knowledge and experiences among all education professionals, the academia and the students on education policy and development.
Policy makers and other concerned stakeholders gained better understanding on need of education policy and development.
Networking and further partnership established among all stakeholders for scaling up education policy.

Registration Fee:

For Paper submission: Rs. 500/-
For participation:
Rs. 500/-

Contact Us:

For more details, get in touch today!
Conference Coordinators:
ISCS: +9242-99233126
Zain Ul Abidin: +92331-499-7900
Imran Liaqat: +92321-415-1913