Life at LUMS
Mubarik College was established in March 2010 with the aim to provide a close-knit supportive environment under the guidance of a faculty member. The majority of the residents of Mubarak College are lively freshmen and the college provides them with plenty of opportunities to interact with senior students and the college master and coordinator. The college places great emphasis on the learning that takes place outside the classroom simply from living, working and playing within such a closely knit, energetic and amazingly talented community. The college promotes free interaction and exchange of ideas, exploration of personal identity and social responsibility to serve the community. It strives to create a comfortable and snug atmosphere in which each individual is accepted and participates actively.
Educational and recreational events are collaboratively organised throughout the year by the college master, college coordinator and the students to enrich the on-campus experience. The students assume leadership roles in organising, publicising and budgeting of these events which range from educational trips to awareness campaigns and tea with the college community.
The residence features well-designed living spaces for use by all Mubarak College members, not just the residents of the building in which they are housed. The College has a membership of around 300 students from various disciplines and classes of the University. These students, who come from across Pakistan and overseas, benefit immensely from an atmosphere of rich cultural, sociological and academic diversity in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect.
Nadhra Shahbaz Khan: Master of Mubarak College
Visiting Faculty, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nadhra Shahbaz has done her MFA from the University of the Punjab and her PhD from the University College of Art & Design, University of the Punjab. Nadhra's research interest lies in Sikh Art and Architectural Ornament. She has traced different influences that have contributed to its flowering during the Sikh rule in Punjab in the nineteenth century. Nadhra's work emphasises the significance of Sikh architectural ornament and focuses on its distinct features that were a result of a continuous process of development. She has photographed almost all existing nineteenth century Sikh monuments in Punjab, Pakistan and plans to exhibit her photographs in the near future as well as publish them. Nadhra is currently working on a book on the ornamental programme of the Golden Temple, Amritsar. This book will document the changes that have taken place in terms of its decorative elements over the years.