Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

You are Welcome to Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Karachi.


Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abu Tayyub Khan



Established in 1953, the department of Bengali at the University of Karachi offers regular programs at graduate and post graduate levels. These programs enable students to develop a
meaningful understanding and appreciation of Bengali literature and its history beginning from
the ancient to modern era.

A pool of highly competent faculty members has been associated with the Bengali department. Professor Syed Ali Ahsan, Professor Muhammad Farooq, Professor Syed Ali Ashraf and Mr. A.B.M. Mohiuddin Chaudhry have all contributed immensely to the development of the department.


Teaching & Assessment

Teaching at the Bengali department is carried out mainly through lecture. Visiting speakers from other institutes are also invited from time to time. Students are required to give presentations on various topics as well as to submit assignments. The department hosts seminars at national and international level from time to time, in which distinguished speakers from Bangladesh read out their papers and speak on different aspects of Bengali literature The seminar organized by the department was on the prominent Bengali scholar QaziNazrul Islam’s contribution to Human Rights and Bengali Language, recently the department organized seminar on the "Qazi Nazrul - Islam and Allama Iqbal" contribution to Muslim Dignity in South Asia.