Sukkur IBA University
Merit, Quality, Excellence

Dr. Irfan Ahmed Rind -  HoD, Associate Professor  
 
  • Ph.D, University of Sussex, UK
  • Professional certification, Institute of Education, University of London
  • Professional certification, ASP-LUMS sponsored by USAID
  • Professional certification, Institute of Business Admission Karachi
  • Professional certification, British Council
  • Professional certification, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
  • M.A, University of Sussex, UK
  • M.A, Univeristy of Sindh
  • B.A, Univeristy of Sindh
  • B.Com, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Professional certification, Cambridge Judge Business School and MIT sponsored by Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
 
Email: irfan.rind@iba-suk.edu.pk Ext : 4240  
 
   
Profile (Brief Description):
‘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.  
Publications:  
Rind, I. A., & Alhawsawi, (2013) . ‘The effects of students’ previous learning on graph-comprehension in the English as second language (ESL) textbooks in a Pakistani university’. . Educationalfutures , 5(2), 44-58  
 
L. (2013) . ‘Selective cosmopolitans: Faculty members and students’ experience of engaging with the UK’s offshore teacher education programme in Dubai from a cross-cultural perspective’.  
 
Rind, I. (2013) . Critical Review: Applying Theory to Educational Research: An Introductory Approach with Case Studies. . International Journal of Lifelong Education, 32(5), 679-681  
 
Rind, (2013) . Applying theory to educational research: an introductory approach with case studies. . International Journal of Lifelong Education, 32(5), 679-681  
 
Rind, I. , & Alhawsawi, (2013) . The effects of students’ previous learning on graph-comprehension in the English as second language (ESL) textbooks in a Pakistani university.. . Educational Futures, 5(10), 44-58  
 
Rind, (2014) . Investigating students’ experiences in an ESL programme at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. . Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 44(6), 1002–1004  
 
Rind, I. A., Kadiwal, L. , & Gritter, (2016) . Analysing institutional influences on teaching–learning practices of English as second language programme in a Pakistani university. . Cogent Education, 3(1), 1-  
 
Rind, I. (2016) . How newly appointed ESL teachers’ beliefs are translated into their pedagogic strategies. . INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH & METHOD IN EDUCATION, 6(1), 92-100  
 
Rind, I. A., & Gritter, (2015) . Gender identities and female students’ learning experiences in studying English as Second Language at a Pakistani University. . Cogent Education, 2(1), 1-11  
 
Rind, I. , & Alhawsawi, (2013) . ‘The effects of students’ previous learning on graph-comprehension in the English as second language (ESL) textbooks in a Pakistani university’. . Educationalfutures , 5(2), 44-58  
 
Rind, I. A.A. S.S. (2016) . RURAL-ETHNIC IDENTITIES & STUDENTS' LEARNING EXPERIENCES IN ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAMME IN A PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITY OF PAKISTAN. . The Sindh University Journal of Education, 45(1), 1-20  
 
,, M. S. , Alhawsawi, S. , Yusuf, S. , & Rind, I. (2017) . Being a mobile international postgraduate research student with family in the United Kingdom: Conflict, contestation and contradictions. . Journal of Further and Higher Education, 01-12  
 
Projects:  
[1]  Title The Post 2015 agenda on Millennium Development Goals Role Data Analyst Sponsors UNESCO-UNICEF Institute/Place Centre of International Education, University of Sussex, UK Date Oct 2012 to March 2013   ,    
[2]  Title Standardised Assessment Test (SAT-II) conducted in all the elementary government schools of Sindh Province, Pakistan Role Subject Specialist and Data Analyst Sponsors Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, in support of World Bank Institute/Place Sukkur IBA University Date March 2013 to December 2013   ,    
[3]  Title Lead trainer in Land O’Lake Inc sponsored 7-day training on ‘Enhancing the motivation and attitude’ for the primary female master Trainers Institute/Place/Date Community College, Jacobabad on September 2-8, 2013   ,    
[4]  Title Lead trainer in Land O’ Lake Inc. sponsored 3-day training on ‘Education management’ for Education related NGO staff working in Sindh & Baluchistan Institute/Place/Date Community College, Jacobabad on October 29-31, 2013   ,    
[5]  Title Connecting Classrooms implemented in the ten schools of Sukkur and Khairpur, Sindh Role Project Head Sponsors British Council (Budget: PKR: 1.3 million) Institute/Place Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University Date March 2014 to February 2015   ,    
[6]  Title Training Need Analysis (TNA) on ‘female education, community involvement, & Public Private Partnership’ for government District Education Officers Role Lead Researcher & data analyst Sponsors International Relief & Development (IRD) (Budget PKR: 3 million) Institute/Place Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University Date August 15-25, 2014   ,    
[7]  Lead trainer in Higher Education Commission (HEC) sponsored One Month training on ‘Test & Evaluation’ for the lecturers/assistant professors of Degree Colleges and Universities Sukkur IBA University on January 6, 2013 to February 10, 2014   ,    
[8]  Co-trainer in Higher Education Commission (HEC) sponsored 3 days ‘Career Orientation Training’ for graduating students of Sindh and Baluchistan Sukkur IBA University on June 18-20, 2014   ,    
[9]  Lead trainer in International Relief & Development (IRD) sponsored 12 days training on ‘female education, community involvement, & Public Private Partnership’ for government District Education Officers Sukkur IBA University on September 14-25, 2014   ,    
[10]  Lead Trainer in Canada Pakistan Basic Education Project -CIDA sponsored 12 days training on ‘Pedagogy, Assessment & ICT’ for the Teachers of Teacher Training Institutes of Sindh Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University on December 24, 2014 to January 6, 2015   ,    
[11]  Lead Trainer in Canada Pakistan Basic Education Project -CIDA sponsored 4 days training on ‘Leadership & Change Management’ for the 240 Education Officers from all over Sindh Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University on June 8-11, 2015   ,    
[12]  Title Standardised Assessment Test (SAT-III) conducted in all the elementary government schools of Sindh Province, Pakistan Role Subject Specialist and Data Analyst Sponsors Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, in support of World Bank Institute/Place Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University Date March 2014 to April 2015   ,    
[13]  Title Standardised Assessment Test (SAT-IV) conducted in all the elementary government schools of Sindh Province, Pakistan Role Subject Specialist and Data Analyst Sponsors Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, in support of World Bank Institute/Place Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University Date Nov 2015 to May 2016   ,    
[14]  Lead Trainer in Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) sponsored 14 days induction training for the newly appointed elementary and secondary teachers Sindh Rural Support Organisation Headquarter Sukkur on January 22, Feb 04, 2016   ,    
[15]  Title Analysing the Learning Levels Being Assessed in Examination of Different Examination Boards Across Sindh Pakistan Sponsors ORIC, Sukkur IBA University (Budget: PKR 0.5 million) Role Principle investigator Date July 2016 to May 2017   ,    
[16]  Title Performance Audit of Sukkur BISE 2016 Sponsors Chief Minster, Government of Sindh Role Principle investigator Date December 2016 to May 2017   ,    
[17]  Title Sindh Education Management Organisation: management of two Government Higher Secondary Schools in District Khairpur Sponsors Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, in consultation with the PPP Unit, Finance Department, Government of Sindh, International Relief & Development, and USAID (Budget: PKR 700 million) Role Project Manager Date Nov 2015 to Nov 2025   ,    
[18]  Title Analyzing the impact of USAID led teacher education reforms on Extremism in Pakistan: an evaluation of newly introduced four year B. Ed (Hons) program and its impact on student teachers’ epistemology Sponsors National Research Program for Universities (NRPU), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan (Budget: PKR 2.7 million) Role Principle investigator Date May 2017 to May 2018   ,    
[19]  Title Why do the schools of deprived districts perform better in SAT scores than the schools of the developed districts in Sindh: A comparative study of elementary schools of District Tharpakar and Shikarpur Sponsors Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University Role Principle Investigator Date Oct, 2017 to Sep 2018   ,    
[20]  Lead Trainer in Hyderabad BISE organised One day training on ‘paper setting and assessment’ for the SSC and HSC paper setters BISE Hyderabad on Feb 06, 2017   ,    
[21]  Lead Trainer in Sukkur BISE organised One day training on ‘paper setting and assessment’ for the HSC paper setters BISE Sukkur on March 13, 2017   ,    
Memberships:  
[1]   Member   British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) ,From : 2011 ,To : till now    
[2]   Member   British Education Studies Association (BESA) ,From : 2012 ,To : till now    
[3]   Member   British Educational Research Association (BERA) ,From : 2011 ,To : till now    
[4]   Member   Centre for International Education (CIE), University of Sussex ,From : 2009 ,To : till now    
[5]   Member   Harvard Graduate School of Education ,From : 2013 ,To : till now    
[6]   Member   Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) ,From : 2014 ,To : till now    
[7]   Member   Member of Selection Board Committee Sukkur IBA University ,From : 2013 ,To : till now    
[8]   Member   Member of Syndicate Board Committee Sukkur IBA University ,From : 2013 ,To : till now    
[9]   Member   Member of Advance Board of Studies Sukkur IBA University ,From : 2013 ,To : till now    
[10]   Member   Member of Doctoral Committee Sukkur IBA University ,From : 2013 ,To : till now    
[11]   Member   Member of Board of Governors at Public School Sukkur ,From : 2016 ,To : till now    
[12]   Member   Member of Board of Governors at Islamia Govt Public School ,From : 2017 ,To : till now    
Awards:  
[1]  University of Sindh, Jamshoro   Gold medal BA English Literature , Awards In Year : 2015    
[2]  University of Sindh, Jamshoro   Gold medal MA English Literature , Awards In Year : 2006    
[3]  Higher Education Comission   10% Overseas Scholarship Award for Masters leading to PhD (€ 82,800) , Awards In Year : 2007    
[4]  Cambridge Institute of Enterprise in collaboration with Cambridge-MIT Institute   Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) fellowship (worth £1500) for one week resident Enterprisers program 2009 , Awards In Year : 2009    
[5]  British Council   British Council’s Award (worth £3500) to attend Regional Policy Dialogue on Gender & Leadership in Higher Education in South Asia at Colombo, Sri Lanka 2014 , Awards In Year : 2014    
[6]  Centre for International Education (CIE)   Centre for International Education (CIE), University of Sussex Visiting Fellowship (worth £4500) for three months in 2015 , Awards In Year : 2015    
[7]  Shanghai Normal University   Shanghai Municipal Education Committee & Shanghai Normal University fellowship (worth $4,000) for participation in Road & Belt research project in August, 2017 , Awards In Year : 2017    
[8]  Sukkur IBA University   Sukkur Institute of Business Administration University fellowship (worth $3,500) to present paper in the ACE2017 at Osaka, Japan, October, 2017 , Awards In Year : 2017