Department of History and Pakistan Studies is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and diversity. The department strives to polish the students’ intellectual curiosity with a focus on tools to assess and solve complex problems and skills to become independent, morale and motivated decision-makers.
We aim to be a leader among other disciplines of social sciences at institutions of comparable size and character through excelling in teaching, scholarship and counseling and exploiting opportunities for academic research, experimental learning and off-campus study; the Department promotes scholarship, discipline, civic participation.
The Department of History and Pakistan Studies was established in 2003. The Department offers two programmes i.e. M.Sc. Pakistan Studies (Morning/Evening), M.A History (Morning / Evening) and M.Phil Pakistan Studies (Evening). It aims to impart deep learning and understanding of the historical, social and cultural, political and economic contours of the state and society of Pakistan. It also attempts to orientate the students towards the institutional strengths and weakness of the government in order to reinforce its strengths and correct what we may call our deficiencies.
We envisage making the department as a center of excellence of History and Pakistan Studies with the aims of producing capable experts and quality research in the subjects of History and Pakistan Studies. The Department aims to launch Ph.D. / BS (Hons.) programmes in the near future. Pakistan Studies is an inter-disciplinary subject and it offers courses which have close affinity with and understanding of other subjects of Social Sciences such as Economics, Sociology, History, Political Science and Pakistani languages and their literature. We are trying our best to encourage and prepare the students for the exploration, analysis and advancement of research on the issues besetting Pakistan internally and externally. In this regard, the authorities of the university are planning to establish a Research Centre in near future which would not only concentrate on the basic issues of Pakistani state and society but also examine and boost the prospects of peace in South Asia and suggest ways and means to promote harmony and stability in the region.