Education at a university is special
in that it gives students a unique opportunity to learn from and
even work alongside some of the most eminent scholars in their
academic areas. Innovation in teaching and learning, coupled with rigorous
research and evaluation, is becoming a signature of the Faculty of Arts
and / Social Sciences, University of Karachi.
The objective of the teachers is to
develop in their students’ critical and analytical thinking so
that the students become lifelong learners. Rather than imparting
mere information, university teaching aims at enabling students to become
independent thinkers and at encouraging them to explore crucial
questions. It is a rigorous process in which learning and discovery truly
As the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences, University of Karachi, I am delighted to serve
the largest and most diverse Faculty and to work with the faculty, staff,
students, alumni, and the wider community to build a stimulating learning
and research environment. What we do in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
is framed by two basic commitments; to help develop an engaged and informed
citizenry academically trained for a life actively involved in civic
and public spheres; and to equip students with the knowledge and skill-sets
they need to take advantage of the diverse work opportunities that will
come their way as well as to adapt to an environment that will change
over the course of their life.
An effort to understand and harmonize
the deeply valued norms of culture and society with the modern
technological and scientific developments is essential for the progress
of our future generations with a balanced approach to life. Our passion
is to provide the students with an exceptional environment to pursue
their studies in a wide variety of programs. With specialized and innovative
curricula, skill based training and rich exposure to extracurricular
activities we prepare our students for lie both in and beyond university.
Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah
Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.
University of Karachi.