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Assistant Professor Zarmina Akbar
Assistant Professor
Basic Sciences - Humanities Department

MCE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Engineering Risalpur Cantonment
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Specialization
Disaster Management

Education
MS (MCE (NUST), Pakistan)

Asst Prof Zarmina Akbar holds MS (Disaster Management) degree from MCE (NUST) University as well as Masters Degree in English from University of Peshawar. Prior to assuming the current assignments at MCE, she has served in other institutes as a teacher. She has more than 12 years of work/ academic experience. Asst Prof Zarmina has National as well as international publications. Besides her duties as Asst Prof she has been performing the duties of Editor of reputed Corps of Engineers Journal “THE SAPPERS” as well as NUST Publishing Officer (NPO) of MCE for NUST Newsletter. She has also been serving as the faculty sponsor of the Debating and Literary Societies and earned laurels for the college. She has also been conducting many major ceremonies like national level seminars, workshops, and convocations as Master of ceremony.  Besides this, she has been teaching Public Speaking as part of Military training cadres run for technical cadets specifically as a summer course.

 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

MS Disaster Management (2012 - 2014) MCE (NUST), Pakistan.

MA English (2005 - 2007) University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

RESEARCH AREAS  

§  Hazard and Vulnerability assessment

§  Disaster Risk Reduction

§  Community Based Disaster Risk Management

§  Climate Change

 

MS THESIS  ( G.E.C Member)

§     Flood Risk management of Nullah lai

§     Deforestation as a future disaster for Pakistan

§     Community Based Approach for deforestation in Mountainous area of KPK. Analysis for socio environmental impact of metro Bus service Islamabad , Rawalpindi.

§     Impact of population surge on social and physical environment : A case study of Abbotabad city.

§     Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate change adaptation / mitigation in Pakistan.

§     Development of An aviation Disaster Management framework of Pakistan at par with international standards and practices.

JOURNAL/RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1.    Akbar, Z., Farooq, H. (2014). Flood Management in Pakistan”. European Scientific Journal/Portugal/Index Corpernicus. European Scientific Institution (ESI). 1857-7881 (Print) 1857-7431 (Online) ;Vol No. 2, pp.116120.

2.    Akbar, Z., Shahzad, N. (2014). An Analysis of the Emergency Services and Response in Pakistan”. Journal of International Scientific Publications/Bulgaria. Educational Alternatives.ISSN: 1313-2571;Vol No. 12, pp.490494.

3.    Azad,S., Akbar, Z. (2015). The Impediments in construction of sustainable buildings in Pakistan”. European scientific Journal.ISSN: 1857-7881(Print)e-ISSN:1857-7431;Vol No. 1, pp.209220.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/PUBLICATIONS

1.    Azad, S., Akbar, Z. (2015). “Disaster Management in Coal mine industry of Baluchistan”. 4th International Scientific  Forum,ISF 2015. University of Oxford,UK. ISBN: 978-608-4642-42-8, Vol 1, 209-220.

2.    Miatla, M.A., Akbar, Z. (2015). “Establishment of tent villages/schools for victims of disasters/Climate Refugees in Pakistan”. 1st National conference on Disaster management at MCE (Nust). MCE. Vol. 1, 117-129.

3.    Waheed, A.B., Akbar, Z. (2015). “Risk Communication in Sociological Disasters”. 1st National conference on Disaster management at MCE (Nust). MCE. Vol. 1, 34-37.

MS DISSERTATION

Topic:    Effective Implementation of National Disaster Response Plan 2010 (NDRP-2010) at District Level for Flood Management.

COURSES OFFERED TO POST- GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

§  DM- 803  Disaster Risk Reduction & Preparedness

COURSES OFFERED TO UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAM:

§  HU-109  Communication & Interpersonal Skills

§  HU- 212 Technical Business Writing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

§  Feb 2015 till to date – Assistant Professor at Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Risalpur Campus.

§  June 2009 to Feb 2015 – Lecturer at Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Risalpur Campus.

§  Sep 2008 to June 2009 – Temporary Visiting Faculty  at Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Risalpur Campus.

§  Sep 2005 to Aug 2008 – Teacher at Beacon house School system, Mardan, KPK. 

§  July 2004 to May 2005 – Teacher at The City School, Mardan, KPK.  ​