Dr. Razia Sultana discusses the significance of women’s colleges in Pakistani higher education.
Razia Sultana is a renowned historian and vice chancellor of the first women university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where she is a bona fide inhabitant of the province. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Peshawar with distinction and was awarded with a gold medal on the basis of first class, first position, in history. She joined the Department of History, University of Peshawar in the year 1990 as lecturer and completed her PhD in 1999. From 2002 to 2003 she completed her post doctorate in history as a Fulbright Scholar at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. Prof. Dr. Sultana, in addition to her academic excellence, has administrative experience at three universities: the University of Peshawar, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar. The positions she served include: joint secretary, controller of examination, in-charge of examination and admission, and as general secretary and vice president of Academic Staff Association. Besides her position as vice chancellor she served as chairperson of the Department of History at Quid-e-Azam University Islamabad from 2009 until 2014.