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
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
& 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.
(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
(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.