Department Of Rural Sociology

Prof. Dr. Mussawar Shah
Chairman / Professor
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Department of Rural Sociology, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
About Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Mussawar Shah
Prof. Dr. Mussawar Shah has done his PhD (Rural Sociology) from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Post Doctorate from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
His Core areas of expertise are Population and Agric. Development, Social Research Design, Social Problem in Pakistan, Sociology of Human Migration, Sociology of Human Fertility, Environmental Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Writing of Technical Report and Scientific Articles, Extension Administration and Management, Interviewing, Developed thesis on “The Influence of Gender Roles on Contraceptive Use Behavior in Peshawar, Pakistan”.
Life time member Human Resource Development, Islamabad and Member Pakistan journal of Life & Social Sciences (PJASS)
Presently working as Chairman, Department of Rural Sociology, Agricultural University Peshawar.
PhD Rural Sociology
Post Doctorate
HEC Approved Supervisor:
Area of Specialization:
Rural Sociology
Professional Responsibilites & Activities:
Teaching, Research and Administration.
Research Projects:
1. Rural Women in Development of Agriculture Sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2011)
Sponsoring Agency: HEC
Duration: 09 Months
Status: Co-Principal Investigator

2. Initial grant amounting to PRS 762000/- received for supervision of PhD scholars namely Mr. Fazal Hanan and Mr. Allah Noor in the capacity of HEC recognized supervisor.
  • Member Academic Council, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar.
  • Life time member, Human Resource Development Network, Islamabad
  • Developed courses for M.Sc (Hons) & PhD in Rural Sociology for establishing Rural Sociology Department in The University of Agriculture, Peshawar.
  • Founder of the Department of Rural Sociology in The University of Agriculture, Peshawar.
  • Developed PC-1 for the establishment of the Department of Rural Sociology in The University of Agriculture, Peshawar.
  • HEC Approved Supervisor
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