Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

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


Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Summer Sultana



The department of Political Science was established in 1952. It has since then initiated programs for the award of research degrees of M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Political Science and its allied fields.

The Department of Political Science has been playing an important role in the overall development of the University. It has been the mother of the Department of International Relations, Sociology and Public Administration. At present the department is second in the Faculty of Social Sciences, after Economics, in terms of the number of students enrolled.

The Department has, since its inception, very qualified and competent persons in its faculty. Professor (Late) Ilyas Ahmed, Professor Dr. M. Aziz Ahmed; Prof. Dr. Manzooruddin Ahmed, Professor Dr. Syed Adil Hussian, Professor (late) C.A Salahuddin, Professor (Late) Waheedud-din Kadri, Professor (Late) Syed Sadique Hussain, Prof. (Late) Dr. Syed Shahid Ali Rizvi, Prof. (Late) Dr. S. Rizwan Ali Rizvi, Prof. Dr. Arshad S. Karim, Prof. Nihal Hasan Rizvi, Prof. Dr. Tanveer Khalid and Dr. Hafiz M. Abdullah Qadri have served the Department with distinction.


Teaching & Assessment

Besides regular lectures delivered in both English and Urdu by the faculty the students participate in Seminars/ workshops and group discussions. Special lectures by visiting faculty are also attended by students compulsorily.