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Assistant Professor
Dr Jahan Ara Shams
Dr. Jahan Ara Shams is working as an Assistant Professor in Education in Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Education Department. She is expert in the field of Educational Assessment at all levels of Education.
She is gold medalist for University of the Punjab and topper from University of Education and University of Management and Technology. She got merit scholarships from above mentioned universities.
She has conducted Assessment related trainings at National and International Level. She has passion for Teaching, Learning and trainings.
051-9254278, 9574246


PhD in Education, MSc Administrative Sciences


12 years of teaching and research experience at higher education level


  • Iqbal, M. Z., Nawaz, S. & Shams, J. A. (2015). Identification of Problems Faced by the Heads of the Special Education Institutions. Journal of Educational Sciences and Research, recognized as Z category journal by HEC, UOS, 2(2).
  • Iqbal, M. Z., Shams, J. A. & Iqbal, M. Z. (2015). Developing Information Seeking Skills in the Prospective Teachers in Pakistan through ICT. Educational Research International, SAVAP International, 4(4). Available on
  • Shams, J. A., Butt, I. H., & Iqbal, M. Z. (2014). M-Learning: Factors Influencing Behavior Intentions in Distance Education. Journal of Educational Research, HEC Pakistan recognized Journal in Z category, 17(2), 13-23.
  • Iqbal, M. Z. & Shams, J. A. (2012). Development of a Research Culture Model: A Case of Educational Organizations in Pakistan. Pakistan journal of Social Issues, UOG, HEC Pakistan recognized Journal in Z category, 4. ISSN: 2219-2433.
  • Butt, I.H., Doger, A., Qaisar, S., & Shams, J.A. (2016). Awareness, Importance and Satisfaction with the Library Resources: Survey Results from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Education, 32(2), 29-40.
  • Butt, I.H. & Shams, J.A. (2013). Master in education student attitudes towards research: A comparison between two public sector universities in Punjab. An International journal of South Asian Studies, 28(1), pp. 97-105. (HEC Pakistan recognized Journal in Y category)
  • Shams, J. A. & Mahmood, N. (2013).Students’ course experience as a measure of quality at higher education: A case of Pakistani universities. Journal of Educational Research, 16(1), p. 5-20. (HEC Pakistan recognized Journal in Y category)

Project, Research Interests

She has keen interest in Early Childhood Care and Literacy Development. She is working on some projects on it. Further she has developed assessment literacy training Module for university teachers.


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.