Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

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


Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Shehla Salim Noori



The department of Persian was established in 1955 with a view to provide facilities for advanced studies and research in the fields of Persian language and literature with particular emphasis on the literature produced in the Indo -Pak subcontinent during the last nine centuries, and to familiarize the younger generation of this country with the history, language and literature of Iran. Professor Dr. Ghulam Sarwar was the founder Chairman of the department.



Gold Medal: Khawaja Moinuddin Gold Medal is awarded to the student who stands first class first in the M.A. examination. Some scholarships are awarded by the Cultural Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of their government under the cultural program to the students of B.S. classes and research scholars for M.Phil. / Ph.D.


Teaching & Assessment

Teaching at the department combines lectures, group discussions, quizzes and class presentations. Assessment is based on midterm, makeup and Terminal examinations. Dissertation is mandatory for Final year literature students.