The department has a well stock seminar
library with more than 1000 books on the historical background, methods,
fields of practice and other numerous other contents relevant to
social work education side by side, it also contain around 1000 Theses
of students on various Social issues and working of NGOs in social
sector. Along with this, Research journals, Reports and Periodicals
are also available for students and research scholars.
The department is also equipped with an
Audio visual Lab recently named as “Abdul Sattar Edhi
Research Lab”. It facilitates faculty members and students in organizing
academic activities like seminars, workshops, lectures series etc at
The research activities
are related to all the social problems at large. Community development,
public health issues as well as institutional studies are allied
of Applied Social Sciences” is launched under the patronage of
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Qaiser, Vice Chancellor-University of Karachi by
the Department of Social Work-University of Karachi on 8th March 2014.
Its Special Issue was published on 55th Anniversary of the Department
on 8th September 2016.
Journal is focused on the development of the knowledge of Social
sciences by providing an intellectual platform for the national and
international scholars to showcase their research work. It includes
analytical review of researches, case studies, theoretical articles
pertaining to social sciences research, evaluation studies and diverse
research studies that contribute to the discipline of social sciences.
The journal publishes research papers
in the fields such as anthropology, business studies, communication
studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics,
education, geography, history, information science, international relations,
law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy,
political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration,
sociology, religious studies, women studies and many more.
is biannually as well as bilingual published journal. Paper is immediately
published after getting approval from reviewers. Author can see the
current status (submission is under process, under review, accepted
etc.) of paper anytime on website.
Aims & Objective:
To create a better understanding of the scope and concepts of Social
Work in the context of Pakistan.
Identification as a professional social worker to perform accordingly.
To apply ethical principles off Social Work to guide professional
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
Enabling students to step into the world outside and beyond the
university, with trust in their potential as change makers.
Prepare students to engage themselves in diverse fields of professional
social work to practice at national and international level.