Juniors & Seniors have declared their majors and work with their department coordinators to ensure they are on track to successfully complete their degrees. They also have mandatory meetings with their assigned faculty advisors to discuss how to best utilize their time at LUMS and plan for careers post-college.
Meet your Faculty Advisors
Faculty Advisors can help students with figuring out their academic and career trajectories. The following are some of the areas faculty advisors can advise on.
- Planning Senior Project (SPROJ) or Independent Study (IS); please note that technical details of registering for a Senior Project should be taken from relevant department coordinators
- Choosing Elective courses
- Graduate School
- Internships and Career Advice
- Pastoral Care and Personal Wellbeing
- Study skills, class participation, time management, reading and writing skills, and other skills for academic success
Who is my Faculty Advisor?
Faculty Advisors are assigned to students after major declaration and remain with the student through Junior and Senior year. To see who your faculty advisor is, log into your Zambeel account: zambeel.lums.edu.pk > Campus Community > Advisor
When Can I meet my Faculty Advisors?
All students have at least 2 mandatory meetings with their faculty advisors, which they must attend*:
- Juniors: 1 meeting Fall Semester, 1 meeting Spring Semester
- Seniors: Voluntary meetings once in Fall and once in Spring
- In addition to mandatory meetings, students can request additional/follow-up meetings during regular office hours
* Zambeel accounts for all students are placed on limited functionality prior to mandatory meetings and are restored after meeting attendance is confirmed. Students who fail to attend mandatory faculty advising meetings are barred from enrolling in subsequent semesters. More details are shared by the Academic Advising Unit (AAU)
How can I reach out to my Faculty Advisor?
- Email your Faculty Advisor or drop by during their office hours
Meet your Department Coordinators
- Fatima KamranDepartment CoordinatorFatima KamranStream:Economics, Economics and MathematicsP:8071E:email@example.comL:Program Coordination Office, Outside Economics Wing C, Main Academic Block, Room Number 1-0092
- Mehreen JamilAcademic Advising LeadMehreen JamilStream:Anthropology / Sociology, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS), Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS), Psychology, Study of ReligionP:8114E:firstname.lastname@example.orgL:HSS Office of Academic Coordination, Academic Block, adjacent to English Department
- Salman AminDepartment Coordination LeadSalman AminStream:Economics, Economics and Mathematics, Politics and EconomicsP:2332E:email@example.comL:HSS Office of Academic Coordination, Academic Block, adjacent to English Department
- Hassan Raza SandhuDepartment CoordinatorHassan Raza SandhuStream:History, English, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Politics and EconomicsP:2146E:firstname.lastname@example.orgL:HSS Office of Academic Coordination, Academic Block, adjacent to English Department.
- Maria UsmanDepartment CoordinatorMaria UsmanStream:Economics, Economics and MathematicsP:2241E:Maria.email@example.comL:Program Coordination Office, Outside Economics Wing C, Main Academic Block, Room Number 1-0092
What is the difference between a Faculty Advisor, an Academic Advisor, and a Program Coordinator?
Ans. First years and Sophomores are paired with Academic Advisors. Juniors and Seniors are paired with Faculty Advisors and Program Coordinators post-major declaration. Academic and Faculty Advisors help in utilizing campus resources, increasing awareness of practices that optimize the college experience and post-LUMS planning. Program Coordinators advise on degree completion requirements.
How can I ensure that I get my preferred major?
Ans. Students declare their major in their respective department after completing two years in MGSHSS. Three preferences are submitted on Zambeel and the decision for major placement is announced by the school. For specific requirements, check the Student Handbook.
What does it mean if I am on probation?
Ans. It means your cumulative GPA (CGPA) has dropped below 2.00. Probation is an indication from the university that you must increase your CGPA to 2.00 or above to remain part of the university. Boosting your CGPA will require not only accelerated effort on your part but a well-structured academic plan for the semester. To help get back on track, students need to create an academic plan with their Academic Advisor.
Who can I contact for career advice?
Ans. MGSHSS Careers Center: firstname.lastname@example.org has been set up keeping in perspective various concerns of current students (all levels) regarding career planning and readiness. Please email the Center for an in-person or virtual appointment.
What are the maximum credit hours that a student can enroll in a semester?
Ans. MGSHSS First year students can only take a maximum of 16.5 credit hours in a semester. However, in their sophomore year and onwards, students can enroll in up to 20 credit hours.
One of my intended major’s core courses is clashing with my preferred Contemporary Debates Course. What should I do?
Ans. Please remember that if you are an undeclared student, there are no core courses except for your MGSHSS Core Curriculum course. So, please enroll in the Contemporary Debates course. If you want to take both, then you must choose another Contemporary Debates course that does not clash with your other course. You can also request a meeting with Academic Advisors to discuss your course planning for both cases.
Can I enroll in courses from other schools in Phase I?
Ans. The communication sent from RO indicates detailed information about a course, its description, instructor information, level check, enrollment capacity, waitlist if any, pre-requisite if any, and what phase the course will be open.