About Us QA Team

QA Team


Prof. Dr. Awais M. Kamboh 
Director Quality Assurance and NUST Int’l Office
Off Tel:   (051) 9085-1431
E-mail:    dqa@nust.edu.pk

Prof. Dr. Awais M. Kamboh leads the NUST Quality Assurance directorate which assists NUST institutes in improving the quality of their programs by helping them in compliance of the policies set forth by the academic council and governmental regulatory bodies.
Prof. Dr. Kamboh has a long association with NUST, which started in 1999, when he enrolled for undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He was awarded the gold medal for his capstone project. Soon afterwards, NUST sponsored his higher education journey when he proceeded to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for his MS degree, and then Michigan State University, East Lansing for his PhD, sponsored by NUST/HEC. During his doctoral studies he also spent a year at a technology startup as an integrated circuit designer. He received the best paper award at a prestigious conference in 2010. Dr. Kamboh received his doctorate in 2010 and joined NUST in the faculty of electrical engineering where he continues to teach.
Prof. Dr. Kamboh was awarded school’s best researcher award in 2017. His research interests include brain–computer interfaces, mixed-signal integrated circuits, and embedded system designs for biomedical and signal processing applications. He established Pakistan’s first EEG research lab with the support of his collaborators at University of Oldenburg, Germany, and University of Oxford, UK. He has won several national and international research grants, has published several research articles, and supervised graduate students.
During his teaching and research career, Dr. Kamboh has been involved with several universities in various capacities during his career including University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, University of Oxford, UK, University of Jeddah, KSA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, and George Mason University, Fairfax, USA.


Dr. Zahra Rashid   
Deputy Director QA (Health Sciences)
Off Tel:  (051) 9085-2675

Associate Professor Dr. Zahra Rashid joined NUST in April 2023. She completed her bachelors (MBBS) and Master’s Degree (M.Phil. Hematology) from Army Medical College, NUST. Later, she completed her fellowship (FCPS) in Hematology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. She brings over 10 years’ experience in undergraduate medical education to NUST School of Health Sciences, where she teaches Basic and Special Pathology. An avid medical teacher, she is certified in health professional’s education (CHPE), and also holds the International Certificate in Medical Teaching (SEDA, UK). As a diagnostician, she demonstrates a strong awareness of quality standards and compliances and has worked with organizations that uphold rigorous quality practices. These include, Chughtai Institute of Pathology (accredited by College of American Pathologists), Excel labs (ISO 9001:2015, certified) and Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (ISO 15189:2012 certified). She is performing duties as Deputy Director for Quality Assurance (Health Sciences) at QA directorate, since April 2023.


Ms Zainab Qadir
Deputy Director QA (Academic Audit & Accreditations)
Off Tel:   (051) 9085-1436

Ms Zainab Qadir assumed the office of Dy Director Quality Assurance (Academic Audit and Accreditation) – National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Jan 2024 after serving NUST for fifteen years. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resource from Riphah International University, Islamabad. Before that, she completed her graduation in English literature and has received several awards and positions in debates and declamation at the national level.

Her responsibilities include actively participating in the processing, preparation, and coordination of Academic Audit visits across all NUST Institutions. She is also involved in the preparation and conduct of Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) Review, MS/PhD Review, and processing of NOCs for MS/PhD programs by HEC and Preparation of University Portfolio Report (UPR) for IPE review each year.

Additionally, Ms. Qadir handles the documentation process for accreditation with all accreditation agencies. Provide advice to institutions related to accreditation process and processing of accreditation cases. She also takes care of cases related to honors, awards, and memberships. With her extensive experience and involvement in various aspects of academic audit and accreditation, Ms. Qadir plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality and standards of education at NUST and compliance of policies and procedures of HEC and Accreditation Councils with all NUST institutions.

Mr. Awais Abdul Wahid    
Deputy Director QA (Self-Assessment)
Off Tel:  (051) 9085-1433

Mr. Awais Abdul Wahid assumed the role of Deputy Director of Quality Assurance (Self-Assessment) in February 2024. He graduated from COMSATS in 2009 and boasts over 12 years of experience in academic quality assurance. Certified in ISO 21001 Educational Standards and recognized as a certified QEC Lead Analyst, that brings a wealth of expertise to his position. Throughout his career, he has actively contributed to the enhancement of educational quality, conducting numerous reviews on Institutional Performance Evaluation and Postgraduate Program Assessments as per QAA and QAD standards at HEC. He has showcased his knowledge and insights by presenting at various international conferences on QA and participating in workshops as a resource person. He continues to play a pivotal role in fostering excellence at NUST.



Engr. Muhammad Nouman  
Assistant Director QA (Analytics)
Cell:  (051) 333-5374391
Engr. Muhammad Nouman is working in NUST since October, 2023. He completed his Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Air University, Islamabad. He then obtained an M Phil in Electrical Engineering from The University of Manchester, UK on HEC overseas scholarship and served in academia in various universities. He also holds 05 years of telecom industry experience as a program manager where he looked after his team operations within Pakistan and Middle East. He is performing his duties as Assistant Director (Analytics) in Quality Assurance Directorate.


Engr. Usama Rashed  
Assistant Director QA
(International Rankings and Self-Assessment)
Off Tel:  (051) 9085-1440
Engr. Usama Rashed is working in NUST since April, 2018.  He has completed his bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UET Taxila. He holds two post-graduate degrees in Systems Engineering and International Management from National University of Sciences & Technology Pakistan and University of Grenoble Alpes France respectively. Earlier on, he has performed his duties as a Lecturer in Business Administration Department at the University of Sarghoda. He has also worked in CERAG labs as a Research Associate. He is performing his duties as Assistant Director International Rankings and Self-Assessment in Quality Assurance Directorate.

Ms Sehrish Hafeez Bhatti  
Senior Assistant Manager QA
(Academic Audit & Accreditations)
Cell No:  (051) 304-5348191
A certified university management professional (NUMS, 2018), Ms. Sehrish has more than 8 years of full-time work experience. In particular, she has extensive experience in tabulation and assessment of both intra-university as well as nation-wide examinations from her time at the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS). In addition, she is into the final year of her MS (Innovative Technologies in Learning), which she is pursuing from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST. She has been appointed as Senior Assistant Manager (Academic Audit & Accreditation) in Quality Assurance and NUST International Office from 15 March, 2024.