Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

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Department Seminar Library

This is situated in the department and houses a large variety of books on English and American fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and history etc. Books on linguistics, English language teaching and applied linguistics are also available. There are two cupboards of books on long loan from the Dr. Mahmud Hussain Library, which have been specially selected with the prescribed courses in mind. All students of English Department must apply for the membership of this seminar library.The Dr. Kalim-ur-Rehman Reference Library is situated within the seminar library. It contains over two thousand books, and is a useful resource for research

Dr. Kalim-ur-Rehman Audio-Visual Lab

Research students can use computers and internet provided here. Relevant literary films and televised English plays are also shown. We hope to develop a multimedia self resourcecentre here in near future

Cassettes Library for the Blind



All the faculty members have published many research papers individually. However, the department intends to publish an annual research journal


Research & Social Activities

The department holds regular research seminars and teacher development programs. A number of teachers are conducting research for their M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees in the department. Moreover, several social and co-curricular activities are organized under the supervision of students Advisor and the Chairman.


Special Interest Groups

(a) The Sharafat Ali Cassette Library for Blind University Students:

This is a library for blind students of the university which is housed in the English Department. Volunteers are always needed to record course material for blind students on cassettes. The aim is to encourage the spirit of helping others.

(b) Shakespeare Association of Pakistan:

An academic society, the Shakespeare Association of Pakistan is run by various members of staff.

(c) Creative Writing Group:

The members meet fortnightly and read out and discuss self composed poetry or prose.

(d) The Book Club:

The main aim is to share and thus encourage out of course reading. Students share one book in a meeting.

(e) The Dramatics Club:

Students with dramatic talent are encouraged to demonstrate their skills on occasions such as Welcome & Farewell parties and Shakespeare’s birthday.

(f) The Public Speaking Group:

The members of this group are encouraged to participate in debates and other public speaking contests. All the students who are interested in these activities or wish to start a new group should contact the department student advisor. It should be remembered that these co-curricular activities are in addition to curricular activities and are not in place of them.