Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

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


Chairman: Prof. Dr. Naeem Ahmed



The Department of International Relations is the oldest Department in the field of International
Relations in Pakistan and the third oldest in South Asia. It was established in 1958. Prior to its formation, the Department was under General History Department and Professor Dr. Mahmud Hussain was its founding Chairman. Dr. Muhammad Ahsen Chaudhry succeeded Dr. Mahmud Hussain as the Chairman of the Department.

Since its inception, the Department of International Relations has been active in organizing seminars, conferences and workshops. A number of books have also been published under the Department and several Research Projects funded by foreign foundations are presently being run by its faculty members. The syllabus of the Department was revised in 1998 and new courses focusing on the conceptual and regional studies have been offered.


Teaching & Assessment

The teaching method at the department is a blend of theory and practice, as lectures, case studies, oral presentations, written reports and field visits are all given due importance. The concepts taught by faculty members are supplemented with their practical implications through eminent guest speakers from other financial institutions. To ensure that the students are assimilating the knowledge being imparted to them, frequent test ranging from 10 minute unannounced quizzes to three hours examinations and from oral presentations to written reports are conducted throughout the semester.