Introduction

Professor Dr. Samina Amin Qadir is the Vice Chancellor of Pakistan's first and largest women university, the Fatima Jinnah Women University. She is also a professor in the English department of the institute and has been researching on studies

Dr. Samina Amin Qadir


Professional Achievements


Professor Dr Samina Amin Qadir is the Vice Chancellor of Pakistan’s first and largest women university, the Fatima Jinnah Women University. She is also a professor in the English department of the institute and has been researching on studies in media and gender.

Samina Qadir graduated in Arts in 1973 and then gained her Master’s degree in English from University of Punjab, Lahore in 1976. Samina started her career as lecturer in 1977 at the Institute of Folk, Islamabad. In 1978, she moved to Federal Government College for Women, Islamabad and then from 1978 to 1983, she was lecturer at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

Subsequently from 1983 to 1984, she served as lecturer at Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan. From 1984, she served as Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan. From 1989 to 1993 she served as Assistant Professor In-charge of the English Language Centre, Bahauddin Zakaria University Multan. She again served as Assistant Professor from 1996 to 1999 at Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan.

Samina went to United Kingdom, where she completed M.Ed. in TEFL from University of Wales College of Cardiff, Wales - United Kingdom in 1988. In 1996, she earned her PhD in Linguistics from Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Samina Amin Qadir joined Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi and served as Associate Professor from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to date she is serving as Professor, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, head at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. Since March 2011 Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir is serving as Vice Chancellor (VC) of Pakistan’s first and largest women university, the Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.

Prof. Dr. Samina Qadir is the ideal person to head a women university. Her overall demeanour is gentle, sophisticated, and very feminine. She has a keen eye for aesthetics, and tends to make her appreciation known.

Dr. Smina comes from a conservative but privileged family. Both her mother and her father wanted enlightenment for their children, and they taught them to master skills irrespective of their gender. It was Samina’s father, who taught her to learn and teach.

Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir would like to see all women settled in their careers, and independent. But if she had to give them one advice, it would be, whatever you do, don’t neglect your children. Nothing matters more.