Department of English

Chairman’s Message
The Department of English at the International Islamic University envisions a broad based need oriented approach at the various wings of its academia; the graduate and undergraduate programmes that prepare students for various services along with the ELT section that trains students in their various language skills to follow university courses. Adopting the time tested traditions of English language and literature along with the changing needs of the Pakistani society as well as the Muslim Ummah is one of the main goals followed here. The university staff has worked hard to evolve syllabi that prepare students in the light of modern linguistic, literary and sociocultural research. The department is not only helping students acquire a sound foothold in their English language proficiency but also engaged in running degree programmes in B.A. (Hons), M.A (English), M.Phil, and Ph.D.
While designing the syllabi, utmost care is taken to tailor it according to the practical realities and market demands. We have tried to strike a harmonies balance between literature and language; subjects like Creative Writing, Developing Writing Skills, Effective Communication, Linguistics, Phonology, ESP, Translation Skills, etc provide that necessary balance between language and literature. In order to cultivate a more encompassing and analytical approach towards literature subjects like Comparative Literature, Pakistani Literature in English, Modern Canadian Fiction, Islam and Modern Western Thoughts have also been introduced in our degree programmes.
The department is also blessed with a highly dedicated and thoroughly professional faculty which is all geared up to deliver their very best. It is indeed a source of profound gratification to see our students joining civil services, working as journalists in leading English dailies and teaching in premier educational institutions of the country, this by all reckoning, is a no mean feat to achieve on the part of the department. Recently many of our alumni joined Arab countries to become English Language Teachers: indeed an honour for the Department.
Most of the extra curricular activities in the department are organized by English Literary Society (ELS). The office bearers of this society are students, who under the guidance of the faculty members organize a myriad of literary and extra curricular activities. We firmly believe in the fact that such activities are instrumental in endowing the students with confidence and self belief. To give a fillip to the creative vigor of the students and to make their voices heard a magazine named ‘NEXUS’ is also published by the department.
The Department follows a policy of continuous self evaluation and feedback from intellectuals, academicians, teachers and students finds a place in future planning and updating.
Thank you for your interest in our program. In case of any query, please feel free to contact us.
Prof. Dr. Munawar Iqbal Ahmad
Chairman / Acting Dean FLL
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