Education at the university is special since it gives students a unique opportunity to learn and also work with many eminent scholars in their academic fields. 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.
As the Dean of this Faculty, I welcome you to an exciting journey of academic exploration and personal growth. Our faculty has a rich tradition of academic excellence, critical analytical thinking and intellectual curiosity that we are proud to share with our students.
Our faculty members are distinguished scholars, researchers, and educators who are committed to providing you with the best education possible. We believe that education is not just about acquiring knowledge, but also about developing your critical thinking skills, creativity, and leadership qualities. Therefore, we provide our students with a stimulating and supportive learning environment that encourages them to think critically, express themselves creatively, and engage with the world around them.
We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in disciplines such as literature, linguistics, philosophy, history, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology and international relations. Our programs are designed to prepare you for success in your chosen careers, as well as to provide you with a strong foundation for further academic pursuits.
Apart from academic programs, we also offer a variety of extracurricular activities, such as debates, seminars, cultural events, and sports. These activities provide you with opportunities to develop your skills and interests outside of the classroom, and to engage with your fellow students in a spirit of intellectual curiosity and camaraderie.
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.
I encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities that our faculty and university have to offer. I also urge you to be actively engaged in your own education, and to take responsibility for your own learning. With hard work, dedication, and a passion for learning, you can achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams.
I wish you all the best for your academic journey at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and I look forward to seeing you thrive and succeed.
Professor Dr. Shaista Tabassum
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Karachi.