Considering the significance and importance of gender-based issues for the mid-career professionals (Bureaucrats, Journalists, Govt. and NGO employees) based/posted in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, the Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University introduces Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies programs during the evening. All the courses offered will be instructed by competent and diverse faculty members of the Centre.


CEGS as a Centre of Excellence is geared towards education and awareness along with promoting research-based programs. To cater to the mid-career professionals’ academic and research needs, it is felt that programs of short duration would be offered that would be beneficial for those individuals who otherwise might not be able to join long duration (morning) programs.

[u_heading]Eligibility Criteria[/u_heading]

The programs will cater to individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Mid-career individuals and professionals will be preferred on the basics of experience over fresh graduates. The committee comprising of the CEGS faculty shall determine the candidate’s eligibility/qualification to take admission in the evening program.

[u_heading]Medium of Study[/u_heading]

All courses will be taught in English

[u_heading]Time Schedule[/u_heading]

Five Working Days

Note: Classes can be arranged on weekends to meet the credit hours requirement if needed. (Occasionally)

[u_heading]Structure of the Program[/u_heading]
  • GS-305: Women’s Movement in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges
  • GS-306: Status of women in Pakistan
  • GS- 307: Gender-based violence
  • GS-308: Gender and Governance
  • GS-311: Gender and Media
  • GS-322: Women and Work
  • GS-323: Women and Environment
  • GS-324: Gender, Peace, and Security
  • GS-330: Gender Mainstreaming
  • GS-337: Gender and International Relations

Duration: 1year (2-semersters)

Credit Hours: 33 (Certificate course credit hours 15 + Second semester  18= 33)

No. of Courses: 6 Courses

The Division of the credit is as following;

Four Compulsory Courses

Two Optional Courses