Faculty Profile

Dr. Irfan Ahmed Rind

HoD, Associate Professor

Contact Member

E-mail : irfan.rind@iba-suk.edu.pk
Office Extension : 4240


Biography

‘Glory after every fall’ might be the best expression to define my to-date and future achievements. Enthusiasm, excitement, passion, commitment, and most importantly optimism are the qualities in keeping the above expression alive. The journey started in 2000 when refused admission in a medical university— a shattered dream to have a title of ‘Dr.’ in front of my name to live the expectations of my parents. Became Dr. anyway after: securing first positions in B.A and M.A English literature in 2005 from University of Sindh, Jamshoro Pakistan; becoming the one of four applicants from all over Pakistan to secure the best scholarship of HEC in 2007; getting M.A Applied Linguistics from Sussex University UK in 2008; and finishing PhD with a thesis that the external examiner defined as ‘a quality piece of work’ in 2012 from Sussex University UK. Such successes brought humbleness and modesty; at the same time increased the level of enthusiasm and commitment to continue the same chain of success in research and teaching. I believe that individual success is strongly associated with the institution’s success in which one studies/works. Thus, efforts should always be made in developing and promoting the home institution. It was done for the University of Sindh by making it as the focus of my Ph.D. thesis; same was done for Sussex University by promoting it worldwide as an international student ambassador and representing it in different forums as a researcher. And now all efforts are put together to promote and enhance Department of Education at Sukkur IBA University.

Qualifications

Degree From Major Year
Ph.D University of Sussex, UK Education 2012
Professional certification Institute of Education, University of London Professional Development for Teachers 2014
Professional certification ASP-LUMS sponsored by USAID Monitoring & Evaluation 2015
Professional certification Institute of Business Admission Karachi Leadership & Change Management 2015
Professional certification British Council Strategic Management 2015
Professional certification Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA Mindfulness of Educator 2016
M.A University of Sussex, UK Applied Linguistics 2008
M.A Univeristy of Sindh English Literature 2005
B.A Univeristy of Sindh English Literature 2004
B.Com University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan Commerce 2002
Professional certification Cambridge Judge Business School and MIT sponsored by Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Enterprisers and Education 2009

Publications

  • International Journal of Lifelong Education

    Critical Review: Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies

  • Journal of Further and Higher Education

    Being a mobile international postgraduate research student with family in the United Kingdom: Conflict, contestation and contradictions

  • Educationalfutures

    ‘The effects of students’ previous learning on graph-comprehension in the English as second language (ESL) textbooks in a Pakistani university’

  • International Journal of Lifelong Education

    Applying theory to educational research: an introductory approach with case studies

  • Educational Futures

    The effects of students’ previous learning on graph-comprehension in the English as second language (ESL) textbooks in a Pakistani university.

  • The Sindh University Journal of Education

    RURAL-ETHNIC IDENTITIES & STUDENTS' LEARNING EXPERIENCES IN ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAMME IN A PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITY OF PAKISTAN

  • Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education

    Investigating students’ experiences in an ESL programme at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

  • Educationalfutures

    ‘The effects of students’ previous learning on graph-comprehension in the English as second language (ESL) textbooks in a Pakistani university’

  • Cogent Education

    Analysing institutional influences on teaching–learning practices of English as second language programme in a Pakistani university

  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH & METHOD IN EDUCATION

    How newly appointed ESL teachers’ beliefs are translated into their pedagogic strategies

  • Cogent Education

    Gender identities and female students’ learning experiences in studying English as Second Language at a Pakistani University