On 23 October 1950, the Karachi University
Act was authorized by the Government of Pakistan and in 1951 started
its teaching and research activities in the two main faculties
of Arts and Science.
In the following years, the University
developed the Faculty of Arts and added many disciplines of the
Social Sciences to offer a wide range of subjects in the humanities
and creative fields of study. The students of the Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences have been encouraged to adopt the latest methodologies
and practical skills required to realize their intellectual potential
for the advancement of their society as well as their own chosen careers
in many walks of life. Students are thus able to integrate their study
and projects within the community by learning to think rationally, interpreting
data accurately and critically. They acquire the confidence to communicate
their ideas creatively and persuasively. The graduates and postgraduates
of the faculty thus contribute to the nation by playing an active
role in providing the vision and knowledge necessary to lead the nation
to a better future.
As the significance of the subjects
of Arts and Social Sciences with their focus on human values and
societal concepts becomes ever more apparent, the Faculty aims
to prepare individuals to meet the growing demand for the multi-disciplinary
approach towards solving the problems facing humanity. It is for this
reason, that opportunities are provided to the students for conducting
a meaningful discourse in a diversity of disciplines ranging from Sociology,
Social Work, Mass Communication, Economics , Political Science, History,
Islamic learning, Philosophy to Visual Arts, Literatures and Languages.
Through their education, students of
the Arts and Social Sciences are empowered to deal with social,
spiritual, psychological and historical challenges in the society. Multi-dimensional
curricula and seminars are conducted to transfer moral, ethical,
cultural, religious and social values to enable students to resolve
the significant issues at societal and national levels.