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THAAP and the Institute for Art & Culture (IAC) would like to congratulate the Pakistani people especially the Kalasha communities of Mumuret, Birir and Rumbur valleys of Chitral for the inscription of Suri Jagek on the Urgent Safeguarding List of the Convention 2003 that is ‘Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’. Suri Jagek was inscribed on Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 at the 13: COMM (UNESCO 13 Intergovernmental Meeting of the Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage) held in Mauritius.


The project team of THAAP and IAC included the following:

1. Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal (Head Programs),

2. Ghiasuddin Pir (Project Manager)

3. Tariq Ahmed Khan (Field Manager),

4. Meeza Ubaid (Field Manager),

5. Mehreen Mustafa (Field Manager),

6. Ashfaq Toru (Field Manager),

7. Syed Atef Amjad Ali (Documentary Film Maker)

8. Imran Munir (Field Manager)

9. Ahsan Masood Anwari (Field Manager)

10. Ibrahim Mahmood (Field Manager),

11. Zamir Hussain Abbasi (Field Manager)

12. Qaiser Abbas (Field Manager)


THAAP and IAC (Institute for Art & Culture) jointly facilitated the Kalasha communities of the three valleys to prepare the nomination dossier based on the extensive work carried out through 2015 and 2016 preparing the Community Based Inventory (CBI), from which the ICH element of Suri Jagek was selected by the community concerned for nomination. THAAP & IAC with the support of UNESCO and the government facilitated the preparation of the dossier.


The element chosen by the Kalasha community for inscription was Suri Jagek: The Kalasha Meteorological and Astronomical Practice of Observing the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Shadows. Suri Jagek demonstrates the communities’ relationship with their sentient surroundings and highlights a long history of recurring “events” tied to topographical interaction with celestial bodies. For instance, if the Sun rises from a marking known as Satratadau observed on the Goremon Mountain in Mumuret, the word itself indicates that it may snow for seven days and seven nights. The logic behind this diachronic conjecture is that multiple times in the past stretching over millennia it has been observed that it tended to snow heavily when the Sun rose from that particular spot. Through the practice, the traditional Kalasha lunisolar calendar was formed based on which was the subsistence economy (transhumance, animal husbandry, and agriculture) and important feasts, festivals, and rituals. Appropriate times for travelling to pastures and returning to villages, planting and harvesting of crops, the type of seed to sow depending on the weather are still decided on the basis of this practice. Visual cues existing within the periphery of the topography are used to mark the positions of the rising as well as setting Sun.


THAAP and IAC (Institute for Art & Culture) would like to acknowledge the unwavering support of the Governments of KPK, Chitral and representatives from the National, Provincial, and District personnel. They were an integral part of the CBI process and awareness raising processes. The District Government’s support has been critical whilst carrying out fieldwork with the late DC Osama Ahmed Warraich who had been well briefed on THAAP and UNESCO’s endeavours in the Kalasha valleys, which he supported fully. Ex-Joint secretary National History and Literary Heritage Division – Nasiruddin MeshoodMirza and current joint secretary Nazir Ahmed had been crucial at all the stages of the project. This research endeavour has been funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives and the Embassy of Switzerland. We extend special thanks to UNESCO Islamabad office and the Director Ms. Vibeke Jensen for her valuable support and persistent efforts to help Pakistan in discharging its obligations as signatories to UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.


We are especially pleased that the Kalasha project added important methodologies and documents, including the Community Based Inventorying form along with a detailed instruction sheet so that Pakistani communities could add to the endeavour of identifying and inventorying their Intangible Cultural Heritage assets which gives communities, groups and sometimes individuals their special unique identity and is a source of pride for them. The forms are available on the Ministry of National Heritage website, the Institute for Art and Culture and THAAP Websites.

From the local community the project team was assisted by many as part of the team:


Rumbur Valley:


1. Bakhtawar Shah - (Qazi, Kalashgrom, Rumbur),

2. Daud Shah – (Daud Shah - Social Volunteer (AVDP), Board members (KEPS), Kalasha Welfare (Ex- vice president), Rumbur Welfare Society (General Secretary)] Kalashagrom community based school; Kalashagrom, Rumbur

3. Saifullah Jan - (Village elder, ex member of district Government, and tourism operator, Balanguru, Rumbur),

4. Sher Wazir – (B.A. Political Science & Law – Chitral Degree College., School teacher) Location – Kalashagrom village, Rumbur valley

5. Naseem Bibi (School teacher) – Kalashagrom, Rumbur

6. Ishak Kalash – Student (FC College Lahore) - Grom, Rumbur

7. Rehmat Wali (Craftsperson) – Kalashagrom, Rumbur

8. Firoze Khan (Kalashgrom, Rumbur),

9. Jabbar Khan (Craftsperson) – Grom, Rumbur

10. Yasir Khan Kalasha (hospitality) – (Balanguru,

Birir Valley:

1. Meer Bacha (Qazi) – (Aspar  Birir)

2. Noor Baig/Gulistan (Qazi) – (Guru, Birir)

3. Shah Hussein – Tour Guide – (Guru, Birir)

4. Siyaz Gul – (Grambetkuy, Birir)

5. Shezadiya – (Grambetkuy, Birir)

6. Mayani – (midwife) – Guru, Birir

7. Ustoor Khan – Craftsperson - (Guru Birir)

8. Jameel Babar – School employee and musician (Guru, Birir).

9. Iqbal Shah - (School teacher, Aspar Birir)


Bumburet Valley:


1. Malang Khan – (Qazi) – Broun, Bumburet

2. Salamat Khan (Qazi) – Krakal, Bumburet

3. Krishna Mochik – (Qazi) – Krakal, Bumburet

4. Imran Kabir (District Counselor, minority member, Chitral) – Broun, Bumburet

5. Akram Hussain Bulasing (Museum in charge, Kalasadur museum) – Broun, Bumburet

6. Sher Alam Kalash (School teacher, Government Kalasha Primary School) – Sarukjal, Bumburet

7. Arab Gul (M.A, Archaeology, Quaid-e-Azam University) – Krakal, Bumburet

8. Shah Feroz Kalash (Msc – Environmental and Biological Sciences) – Anish, Bumburet

9. Luke Rehmat (CEO, Ishpata News and Kalasha Peoples Development Network) – Anish, Bumburet

10. Zarin Khan Kalash – TDCP office manager (Anish, Bumburet),

11. Mohamed Rafi – Bumburet Nazim - (Broun Bumburet -),

12. Millat Gul  - (District Government representative), (Broun Bumburet),

13. Shahi Gul (craftsperson and village elder, owner of crafts centers) – Broun, Bumburet.

14. Qari Khalilullah (Sheikhanandeh, Bumburet),

15. Faizi Khan Kalash (Village elder) – Broun, Bumburet

16. Rehmat Din (School teacher, Kalasadur) – Broun, Bumburet

17. Nimar Gul (School teacher, Kalasadur museum) – Anish, Bumburet

18. Bhutto Khan (Tourism operator) ,Broun Bumburet),

19. Shaira Bibi (M.A International relations, Peshawar University) – Krakal, Bumburet

20. Shaira Bibi (Government Degree College, Chitral) – Broun, Bumburet

21. Ishfaq Ahmed (tour guide) – Batrik, Bumburet


We would like to encourage people from all parts of Pakistan to contribute to the inventorying process that has been officially started across all provinces of the country and the CBI (Community Based Inventory form is available on IAC and THAAP websites & Government websites also. These documents have now been adopted nationwide through consensus achieved by Ministry of National History and Literary Heritage Division. This inventory has been prepared by THAAP and IAC Researchers. The IAC & THAAP researchers are available to help communities anywhere in Pakistan to assist them in explaining the process. They can be contacted at THAAP and Institute for Art and Culture (IAC).


IAC’s mission is to bring Pakistan on the cultural map of the world and celebrate the cultural diversity of the Pakistani people.







As part of the Outreach Initiatives at IAC, the Institute announces its membership with the esteemed Asia - Pacific Higher Education Network for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, APHEN - ICH.

The APHEN - ICH network was established after a meeting of UNESCO Bangkok and the International Information and Networking Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia - Pacific region, ICHCAP. Academic experts from Asia - Pacific region were invited to discuss the operational mechanism of the center. The host organization for this meeting was the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage.

The APHEN - ICH comprises of a network of higher education institutions in the Asia - Pacific region, and aims to contribute in the regional as well as global efforts of safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage in terms of pedagogical and research capacities. The network aims to foster and strengthen capacities for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Asia - Pacific region following the principles of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage through collaborative programs and activities.

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At a Glance

At a Glance

At a Glance

4 Schools

10 Degrees

135 Courses



School of

Culture and Language

School of Art

• Bachelor of Development and Culture

• Bachelor of Fine Arts

• Bachelor of Textile Design

• Bachelor of Graphic Design


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School of Architecture, Design and


School of

Digital and Cinematic Art

• Bachelor of Film & Television

• Bachelor of Animation Design

• Bachelor of Game Design

• Bachelor of Architecture

• Bachelor of Interior Design

• Bachelor of Landscape     Architecture

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Academic System

the students recognize culture and art education not as a foreign stimulus but the one they are inherently connected with.


Academic System

the students recognize culture and art education not as a foreign stimulus but the one they are inherently connected with.









Purpose-built Campus

At IAC we have a purpose-built campus located on Raiwind Road, an ideal location, with very well linked transportation network. The environment friendly Campus building has state of the art facilities comprising studios, lecture theaters, seminar rooms, fully equipped computer facilities, exhibition gallery, auditorium, amphitheaters, stationary shop, cafeteria, parking facility botanical and herbal garden. Other facilities include student counseling services, health care facilities, student development center and child day care center.



The Library at IAC is continually growing with new additions. In addition, the IAC Library is equipped with the latest publications and journals relevant to the Schools. The Library also contains a vast reference section.


IAC maintains a dedicated Archival Section with a range of archival collections including the master artists like Khalid Iqbal, Anna Molka Ahmed, Colin David et al, Architects like Shaukat Nawaz Raja, designers and creative artists as well as important collections such as the Masood Khadarposh Trust and such others.


Herb Garden

The IAC Campus has a Botanical and Herb Garden to promote its approach towards passive environmental control, safeguarding endangered species and educative aspects regarding regional flora and fauna, specially the endangered variety. A Herbal and Fruit Garden is also part of this plantation.


This facility is available to all, students & faculty, along with guests. The vehicles used by students, faculty and other administrative staff have to be registered with Campus Security which will issue a parking permit/sticker.





Last date for applying

July 21st, 2018.

Merit cum Need based scholarships,Loans, Work on Campus etc.

are available for deserving candidates.

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Merit cum Need based scholarships, Loans, Work on Campus etc.

are available for deserving candidates.


  • Entry Requirements

    Intermediate FA/FSc with minimum second division pass;

    A Levels minimum 3 subjects pass. International Baccalaureate Diploma result with minimum 2.5 GPA (and equivalence certificate from IBCC) Enrollment is open to all applicants who have completed or will complete and meet the above criteria.


    Admissions to IAC are open to all Pakistani nationals (including Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK & FATA) and international students who meet the requisite admission criteria regardless of color, creed, gender or age.

    Women and Men candidates from underprivileged backgrounds, minorities and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Merit cum Need based scholarships; Loans, Work on Campus etc. are available for deserving candidates.

  • Prospectus With Application Form

    Prospectus with the application form can be purchased from the campus or downloaded from the website. The application form must be completed on both sides. The space for intent can be filled in any of the three languages , English, Urdu or Punjabi

    Applicants must state the degree for which applying and in case they wish to try for more than one, they must show their priority in the number box against each degree.   Completed form must be submitted to the admission office on the campus.

    There is a back side of the form which also must be filled. The statement of intent is for the student to write what he hopes to do in life and why does he want to study the subject of his choice.

    Students will be given a number slip to be able to take the entry tests.

  • Entry Test/s & Portfolio Evaluation

    Language Test:


    All applicants would be tested in three languages, English, Urdu and Punjabi, written and oral. Levels in language are defined as (i) Basic  (ii) Good (iii) Excellent. Students are required to study the language courses offered so that they are at  ‘Good’ level in all three and at ‘Excellent’ in one. All those already proficient at the desired level in any language would be exempt from taking the courses in that language.


    Drawing /Aptitude test:


    Applicant for admission to degrees offered by School of Art, SDCA and SADU will be tested to gauge the student’s ability to observe and express in drawing what is observed.

    A test for logical thinking and understanding would be administered to applicants for degree of SADU and SADCA schools

    For admission in a degree offered by School of Culture and Language (SCL) the students is required to write up to 200 word on the back of the application form to explain what he wants to study and why. The student will mention his reasons for wanting admission in this course and his future hope and ambitions. Instead of the drawing test they are required to write an essay on the given topic.


    The successful candidates will be called for interview. The school can schedule written tests and interview on the same day. The successful candidates will receive provisional letter of acceptance from the school.


    Interview & Portfolio:


    A panel of members from the concerned school’s faculty will collectively interview each candidate and assess her/his portfolio and communication skills.  A consideration at this point, is to balance the dynamics of the selected group at large, while facilitating individual student’s strength.


    Guidelines for Portfolio:


    • 10 actualized pieces of art work

    • Medium: There will be no restriction on medium and may employ any of the following or more:

    • 2D Drawings, Paintings, Sketchbooks

    • 3D sculptures, models, objects

    • Performances

    • Video and digital works

    Students have to bring their portfolio on the day of the interview, to allow the admission board to see the work first-hand and engage with the student on its basis.

  • Fee Structure

    The fee structure at the Institute for Art and Culture is based on cost per course of study, so that a student pays tuition fee only for what he or she studies. It is not a blanket charge per semester or a year. Every course is charged separately; for example if a student takes admission in a degree course he will pay tuition fee for the core courses and the electives. Some cost less than others so he can choose, in consultation with the Degree In-charge, what courses he can take for a particular summer and only pay for that. So he can vary from semester to semester depending upon his financial situation.

    If an applicant wants to take only one course he can do so and obtain a Certificate for having passed that course. He would pay tuition fee for that course alone.

    An applicant may also register in consultation with advisor for a set of courses over two semester with an independent study to earn a diploma and pay the tuition fee accordingly.

    At the time of admission an admission fee of Rs 10,000.00 is charged to cover the cost of testing etc.

    Security and other sundry charges may also apply.


    As per Section 236I of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 every educational institution is required to collect advance income tax at the rate of 5% on the amount of fee paid to an educational institution where the annual fee (excluding refundable security deposit) exceeds Rs. 200,000. This tax will be adjustable against final tax liability of the parent/guardian. So the student will be liable to pay advance income tax (where applicable) over and above the tuition fee.

  • Teaching and Learning at IAC

    Institute Core Courses (ICC):


    These are mandatory core courses offered by the Institute. Every student is required to pass these courses to qualify for the degree. These courses include

    Languages (Urdu, English & Punjabi at the level determined by the entry test)

    Islamic Studies

    Pakistan Studies

    Development of Mind, Knowledge and Civilization.


    Degree Core Courses (DCC):


    These are mandatory core courses offered by the School compulsory for the completion of degree program. Every student is required to pass these courses to qualify for the degree. These courses form the core of the discipline in which the degree is being offered.


    Elective Courses (EC):


    These are elective courses and the students can form various combinations in a given semester. The students shall have a choice to select a course from their area of interest from the Elective Courses after consultation with the course advisors. To register in any advanced level course, fulfilling the per-requisites of that course shall be essential.


    Interdisciplinary Approach at IAC:


    All the courses at IAC, especially the electives, will be open for all the schools to choose from. The aim of IAC is to provide an interdisciplinary and holistic environment to students where they can work and benefit from other disciplines and programs. To enable this, each school has designed such a framework for their programs that incorporate and encourages students to choose from a wide range of courses being offered throughout the institute, thus integrating other knowledge areas into the degree programs and exposing students to diversified subjects and courses.



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