|I would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Languages and Literature, at IIU. FLL is devoted to bringing excellence in teaching, learning and research. Through its various programs, the Faculty aims to help students become responsible citizens, employable graduates and enlightened humans. In a multicultural environment our qualified faculty imparts the most important skills needed today in the global spheres: work ethics, professionalism, communication and leadership. Along with this, the staff at the Faculty also provides maximum support to figure out students matters.
The Faculty of Languages & Literature has four departments namely:
- Department of English
- Department of Urdu
- Department of Persian
- Centre of Excellence for Modern Languages (CEML)
We offer specialized study in fields as diverse as national and foreign languages and literature, namely English, Urdu, Persian and Chinese. On the other side, we are equally focused on our regional and local languages and literature. We offer different levels of courses in Pashto and Balochi.
Our scholarly research is central to the challenges of the day such as intolerance, insecurity, class gap, minorities’ rights, gender and racism. There is a growing demand for the humanities’ expertise in literatures, cultures, religions, languages, multilingualism, and multiculturalism. We aim to create leaders through developing intercultural competence. We want to promote and protect democracy, ethics, freedom of expression, and human rights.
One of our goals is to connect people and cultures across the world. In our multicultural and multilingual environment, we provide an atmosphere for debate and discussion, so that the students are able to interact with other cultures and communities. Through this, we aim to create global citizens.
We believe that all the languages and cultures of the world are a common heritage of humanity. Through learning the languages of each other, we will be better able to develop a deeper understating of human beings and challenges faced by them. This will provide us with the opportunity to find the ways for peaceful co-existence and wellbeing of the people across the globe.
Keeping in view the scope of the modern languages (English, Urdu, Chinese, Spanish, French, etc), a separate department, Center of Excellence for Modern Languages (CEML), has been recently established in the Faculty of Languages and Literature. The main objectives attached to initiating Center of Excellence for Modern Languages is to enhance the cross cultural communicability. The CEML offers short and diploma courses in Chinese, English, Urdu, Persian and Pashto so far. It also offers special courses like BS Urdu, BS Balochi, BS Pushto, BS & MS Persian to international students from United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar
Dean, Faculty of Languages and Literature
Phone: +92-51-9257972 Fax: +92-51-9247924
Email: [email protected]