CURRICULUM VITAE
(Abstract)
Prof. Dr. Shahid Ahmad Rajput [email protected]
EDUCATION
 Post Doctorate
2012/ '13
Dept. of Anthropology,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Research Area: History and Archaeology of Muslim Cultures in al-Hind.
 Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D.]
History of Islamic Art & Archaeology/ Islamic Civilizations
Mar '04
University of the PUNJAB, Lahore, Pakistan
Thesis published in 2009 as: “History of Islamic Art based on al-Mansurah Evidence”.
 Master of Arts [M.A.] Islamic Art and Archaeology
Jul '91
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK
Thesis “Funerary Architecture of Multan: the Tombs of Sufi Saints Baha’ud Din
Zakariyya and Rukn-ud-Din Rukn-i-Alam”. (Published by TIAC, QAU)
SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS
Several scholarships and awards from Higher Education Commission;
Fulbright Fellowship Award, USA; Hirayama Fellowship Award, UNESCO, Paris;
Barakat Trust Scholarship, Oxford and Punjab Govt. Scholarship Award.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 I have been teaching history of Civilizations including History of Ancient
Civilizations, Islamic Civilizations, Art and Architecture, Research methods and
supervising/guiding in thesis writing of undergrad and Postgrad students for the
past over fifteen years; Designing curriculum; Developing projects for funding
agencies; Organizing international conferences on regular basis and management of
the Departments as Chairman and HOD.
 Professor
March ’14 to date
Department of Architecture and Design,
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad,
Designed programs for two new Departments for MS and PhD programs:
a). History of Art and Architecture and
b). South Asian Art and Archaeology
2 International Conferences; Three Projects worth US$. 1000,000
 Fulbright Post Doc Fellow/Visiting Professor
Feb '12 - Feb ‘13
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
 Associate Professor & Chairman
Mar '11 – Feb ‘12
Dept. of History and Pakistan Studies,
 Established and Chaired: Dept. of Islamic Art and Architecture at IIUI in 2011
The dept. offers BS, MS, and PhD in several disciplines of Islamic Arts & Architecture
 Assistant Professor
University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
 Assistant Professor & HOD
International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
 Supervised a large number of thesis of BS, MS Students
Mar '07 – Feb. ‘11
Dec '04 - Mar '07
RESEARCH AND ADMININTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
 National Program Officer Culture (NPO/CLT)
May '03 - Dec '04
UNESCO, Islamabad, Pakistan
 Secretary National Fund for Cultural Heritage (NFCH)
Mar '94 - May '03
National Fund for Cultural Heritage (NFCH), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of Pakistan,
 Project Director
Dec '92 - Mar '94
Completed the hydraulic and architectural studies and the conservation project of
the 16th century Mughal Gardens. Dept. of Archaeology, Govt. of Pakistan
 Research Officer
Jan '91 - Nov '92
Department of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum, London.
PUBLICATIONS:
 Published Books = 4
 Chapters contributed in National & Int’l books /Volumes = 12
 Research Papers in the National and International Journals= 27
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
 Personally Conceived and Organized International Conferences = 6
 Conferences to which participated with sponsorship = 15+
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LECTURES
By invitation several public lectures are delivered on the subject of History of Islamic Art
& Archaeology at various Universities and museums of the UK, USA, Germany,
Morocco, UAE, India, Iran and Sri-Lanka = 10 +
POTENTIAL SKILLS
 Provide leadership & create linkages between academic institutions;
 Conceive innovative ideas and develop projects for funding agencies;
 Organize international conferences;
 Guide and Supervise the academic research works at all levels,
 Teach History of Civilizations, Art & Architecture and Research Method;
 Setup new departments and develop academic curriculum for new programs etc.
 Research in History, Art, Archaeology, Cultural, religious and mystic Studies and
World’s Ancient Civilizations etc.
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