Institute of Education and Research

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The Institute of Education & Research (IER) is one of the academic units of the University of Peshawar. Its history goes back to 1920’s when Dr. M. Malik floated the idea and felt the need and importance of teacher training, which led to its modest initiation as part of Islamia College Peshawar, offering Bachelor of Teaching (B.T.) course. It was later shifted to Agriculture Training Institute (ATI) and then to the building housing Senate Hall in University of Peshawar. In the early days of the University of Peshawar, it emerged as Education Department in the existing building in University of Peshawar. Its status was then elevated on 14th October 1963 as College of Education. In 1980, the college was elevated to the institute level and named as Institute of Education & Research (IER), and placed in the Faculty of Education comprising eight departments. However, after restructuring faculties of University of Peshawar, the Institute has been placed under the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The IER enjoys a unique position in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). It imparts training to prospective and in-service teachers of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools. The Institute offers various professional courses that include B.Ed. (Bachelors of Education 1.5 & 2.5 years), M.Ed. (Masters of Education, one year), M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in the discipline of Education. In 2010, B.Ed. elementary (Hons-4 year) programme was launched, which will be followed by B.Ed. secondary (Hons-4 year) programme. IER is looking forward to have a Laboratory School of its own, where the potentials and capabilities of the prospective teachers will be assessed in teaching practicum. Housed in two state of the art buildings, it has all the necessary facilities of a teacher training institution. It has spacious, well stocked libraries, science and computer laboratories, seminar rooms, and lecture halls. Furthermore, all necessary efforts are made to ensure that the stay of trainees and researchers is comfortable and productive.


To become a premier teacher-education institution in the region, recongised for excellence in teaching, learning and research, and preparing reflective teachers, researchers and leaders, imbued with the spirit and ideology of Islam and Pakistan, working for diversity and the common good of all fellow humans.


Providing leadership and inspiration for learning, working on holistic development of educators, researchers and educational leaders by focusing on their knowledge, skills and attitude, advancing the profession of education through the application of research based methods, the effective use of technology, and the analysis and development of educational policy and practice

Values Statement

The Institute of Education & Research is committed to incorporating the values of honesty, professionalism, respect, democracy and collaboration in achieving its mission.


  • Advancing the cause of education, with main emphasis on teacher education.
  • Development of modern teaching skills and techniques.
  • Development of strategies leading to creativity and originality of ideas and thoughts.
  • Promoting a culture of research and investigation in educational settings.
  • Producing skilled and well-equipped teachers.