With the authorization of the Karachi University Act, on October 23, 1950, by the Government of Pakistan, University of Karachi started teaching and research activities in the two main faculties of Arts and Science and become one of the oldest and prestigious institutions of higher education in Pakistan. Today it is one of the most vibrant and prominent universities in Pakistan, comprising more than 25 research institutes and eight faculties offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields such as law, science, biotech, engineering, medicine, business, and the humanities. These programs have been developed in view of the emerging needs of industries and R&D organizations, both in public and private sectors.
In the age of technological revolution, where every field has been digitalized, and a new wave of globalization has connected the world into more cohesive community, University of Karachi provides excellent opportunities to its postgraduate students and faculty members for scholarships, exchange programs, linkages and collaboration with the World’s top Universities in research projects and sandwich/split programs. The faculty members are actively collaborating in different training and research programs with Universities / institutions /centers in countries such as USA, UK , Iran, Costa Rica; Mexico; Perugia , Italy, Germany, Austria, Turkeiya, China, Netherland, France. Sweden, Poland, Greece.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a rich history of producing leaders in various fields, including government, academia, journalism, and the arts. Many of its graduates have gone on to become prominent figures in Pakistan and abroad. Through their education, students of the Arts and Social Sciences are empowered to deal with social, spiritual, psychological and historical challenges in the society.
The faculty is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including well-stocked libraries, computer labs, and multimedia classrooms. The faculty also hosts several research centers and institutes.
In addition to academic programs, the faculty also hosts a variety of multi-dimensional extracurricular activities, such as debates, seminars, conferences, cultural events, and sports to enhance and transfer moral, ethical, cultural, religious and social values to enable students to resolve the significant issues at societal and national levels. These activities also provide students with opportunities to develop their skills and interests outside of the classroom.
Overall, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Karachi is a vibrant and dynamic academic community that is committed to providing its students with a holistic education that prepares them for success in their chosen careers and in life.