Introduction and Overview

The Department of Humanities is a vibrant department with professionally skilled, highly qualified PhD and MPhil and energetically motivated faculty in English (Linguistics & Literature), History & Pakistan studies and Islamic studies. We also offer a variety of need-based courses to provide the most effective and up-to-date skills to the undergraduate and graduate students of other departments of the university including Engineering, Information Technology and Basic Sciences. The Department ensures reinforcement of classroom teaching through modern teaching techniques and state-of-the-art technology available in the university.

The primary goal of the Department is personal, academic and professional grooming of the students inspired by the values of humanism – intended as a guiding principle combined with innovation through cultural, social, political and economic processes. Personal education is entrusted to the effective functioning of structures and services, within a perspective of exemplarity; academic and professional education on the other hand, is based on the effective organization of the courses, and on the competency of the teaching faculty who are continuously engaged in research based activities for their own development. The Department also takes initiatives in organizing research oriented seminars, talks, trainings and workshops for the professional and skill-based development of its faculty as well as students.

Vision & Mission

The humanities provide an insightful understanding into moral, ethical, political, and ideological forces. A successful society depends upon altruism, charity, civility, compassion and generosity and the humanities evaluate and emphasize the importance of these characteristics. The liberal arts introduce aesthetic values to the students. Language, literature, history and religious studies offer a window into the understanding of human nature and society. They introduce us to thoughts and ideas from outside our specialist areas and can have relevance to finding new directions and enhance

creative thinking. The study of humanities, both in its pursuit and the perspective it provides, rewards the student with the skills needed for self-critical reflection, adaptability, and self-teaching. These are the functions needed to be an independent learner, thereby extending one’s scientific knowledge and teaching abilities throughout his or her professional career.

The old “classical” liberal arts education was pursued in large measure because the materials studied and the methods of study enhanced one’s ability to work well with others and communicated properly via the spoken and written word. These rewards still apply and remain useful in securing good jobs, gaining advancement and promotions, and obtaining grants. A broad knowledge that includes the essentials of the humanities is an important complement to our scientific training. It is a general belief among scientists that science deals with facts and the humanities deal with values.

Academic Programs Being Offered

The Department of Humanities & Social Sciences is going to start the following programs in fall 2018;

  • BS Islamic Studies with Computer Technology

  • BS English

  • BS Physical Education

  • BS History

  • BS Heritage Studies (Archeology)

  • BS Pakistan Studies

  • MS English*

  • MS Educational Technology Management*

  • BS Islamic Studies with Computer Technology

*Subject to approval/NOC from HEC/Competent Authority