English Language & Literature

Introduction

The Department of English Language and Literature is an academic institution dedicated to the study and exploration of the English language, its literature, and its rich cultural heritage. Within the hallowed halls of this department, students and scholars embark on a captivating journey through the world of words, gaining profound insights into the art of expression and the complexities of human communication.
This department is not merely a hub for dissecting the syntax and semantics of the English language; it serves as a vibrant intellectual space where the power of storytelling, the nuances of poetry, and the evolution of linguistic structures are all carefully examined and celebrated. It is a place where the past, present, and future of the English language converge, offering a comprehensive understanding of its development and impact on global society.
In the Department of English Language and Literature, students of BS English Language and Literature (currently offered) & M.Phil English Linguistics (expected to be offered from spring 2024) engage in a multidisciplinary exploration of literature, linguistics, and cultural studies. They delve into the works of literary giants such as Shakespeare, Dickens, and Woolf, dissecting their prose and poetry to uncover profound themes and motifs. Simultaneously, linguistics scholars delve into the intricacies of language structure, semantics, phonetics, and sociolinguistics to understand how language shapes our world.
The department is a bastion of critical thinking and creativity, fostering the development of analytical and communication skills that are invaluable in an increasingly interconnected and information-driven world. Graduates of this department often pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including education, publishing, journalism, marketing, and more, armed with a deep appreciation for language and the ability to communicate effectively in diverse contexts.
Hence, the Department of English Language and Literature is a place where the beauty of language and the power of literature come to life through highly qualified faculty members educated from foreign and indigenous renowned Universities. It is a space where students and scholars alike embark on a transformative journey of discovery, enabling them to appreciate the profound impact of the English language on human culture and society across Pakistan in general and to the community of Shikarpur Sindh in particular.

Vision and Mission

Based on the provided mission of the Shaikh Ayaz University, Vision and Mission of the Department of English Language & Literature are developed as under:

Vision

“To be a premier hub of literary exploration and linguistic excellence that fosters a global community of critical thinkers, creative communicators, and cultural ambassadors.”

Mission

In line with the Shaikh Ayaz University’s lofty Vision and Mission, the Department of English Language and Literature set its mission by aiming at
Educational Excellence: We are committed to providing outstanding educational resources and platforms that empower students with a profound understanding of English language and literature, nurturing their intellectual growth and global awareness.
Societal Engagement: Our mission is to enable students to bridge the gap between their acquired knowledge and the world around them. Through dynamic research activities, we encourage critical insights into human experiences, societal dynamics, and cultural interactions.
Holistic Professionalism: We aim to produce professionals with a well-rounded knowledge base spanning technology, humanities, and social sciences. By equipping our students with refined aesthetic sensibilities and intellectual acumen, we contribute to the betterment of various sectors and the broader society.
Alumni Empowerment: We seek to instill a strong sense of ownership and pride among our alumni, fostering a lifelong connection to the department and university. Their continued engagement and success contribute to the continuous enhancement of our academic community.
Learning Environment: We are dedicated to cultivating an environment that is conducive to education, creativity, and personal growth. Our campus provides a nurturing space where students can thrive academically and personally.
Inclusive Community: We are committed to fostering a welcoming, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere for all students and staff members. By embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity, we create a vibrant community of learners and educators.
Environmental Stewardship: Our department is dedicated to practicing and promoting environmentally friendly behaviors, contributing to a green and sustainable campus environment.
Literary and Linguistic Exploration: We undertake the study and preservation of local languages, literature, and cultural heritage. By engaging in interdisciplinary research, we contribute to national and international conversations, enhancing human understanding, connection, and guidance for the future. By aligning the Vision and Mission of the Department of English Language & Literature with the values and goals of the Shaikh Ayaz University, we strive to create an academic environment that nurtures holistic growth, critical thinking, and positive societal impact.
Prof. Dr. Mehmood Ul Hassan
Chairman, Department of English Language & Literature

Chairperson’s Message

Dear Intellectual Students,
I hope this message finds you well and full of excitement as you embark on your academic journey here in the Department of English Language and Literature. As the Chairman of this esteemed department, it is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you.
Our department is not just a place of learning; it’s a vibrant community where words come to life, stories take flight, and ideas find their voice. It’s a place where you’ll explore the richness of the English language, from its grammar and structure to the timeless beauty of its literature. You’re about to embark on a journey of self-discovery and intellectual growth, and I assure you it will be an adventure like no other.
English Language and Literature are not just academic disciplines; they are gateways to understanding the world and ourselves. Through the pages of classic novels, the rhythms of poetry, and the intricacies of linguistic analysis, you’ll gain a deeper insight into the human experience and the diverse cultures that shape our global community.
I encourage you to approach your studies with curiosity and passion. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore new perspectives. Engage in lively discussions with your professors and fellow students, for it is through dialogue that we expand our horizons and refine our understanding.
Remember that learning is a journey, not a destination. There will be challenges along the way, but with dedication and perseverance, you will overcome them and emerge stronger and wiser. Your professors and mentors are here to guide and support you on this journey. Take advantage of their knowledge and expertise.
In addition to your academic pursuits, I encourage you to get involved in the various activities and clubs our department offers. Whether it’s joining a literary society, participating in a creative writing workshop, or organizing literary events, these extracurricular experiences will enrich your college life and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
As you step into our department, know that you are joining a community of scholars and enthusiasts who share your love for language and literature. Embrace this community, learn from your peers, and build lasting friendships that will enhance your college experience.
Once again, I extend my warmest welcome to you all. I am excited to see the incredible contributions you will make to our department and the world of English Language and Literature. Your journey begins now, and I have no doubt that it will be a remarkable one.
Wishing you a fulfilling and successful academic year.
Warm regards,

Prof. Dr. Mehmood Ul Hassan
Chairman, Department of English Language & Literature.
The Shaikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur-Sindh.

Programs Offered

Scheme of Studies for BS(4-Years)

Masters in English (Literature) Program

English Language & Literature

Chahat Batool

Lecturer
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Muhammad Ajmal

Associate Professor
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Mr. Mehboob Ali Golo

Assistant Professor
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Mr. Tanveer Ahmed Muhammadi

Assistatnt Professor
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Prof. Dr. Mehmood Ul Hassan

Professor
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