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Department of Philosophy


    1.  Introduction

     1.1.      Philosophy is defined as seeking truth for the sake of it the Study of Philosophy is essential for the understanding of the history of cultures, ideas religions, civilizations, and sciences, and the history of cultures. Socrates said “the unexamined life is not worth living”. He could not be more right. An examined life will be all the better for its. Philosophy deals with the truth behind entire human experience and knowledge.

     1.2.       Philosophy provides a transferable skill, one that can be used in many walks of life. It provides training in thinking rationally that cannot be obtained elsewhere. It gives a general training in thinking and writing clearly. It also provides help in problem solving, and in thinking critically. Both ethics and logic are part of philosophy, and most people will face significant ethical questions in the course of their work and would do better in their work if they thought logically.

     1.3       The Department of Philosophy was established in the year 1987 by Dr. Saeed Ahmed Rafiq as its first Chairman. It offers Masters degree program of 2 years.

    2.       Objectives

    2.1.       To provide qualified and focused professionals in Philosophy to meet the future needs of educational institutes and industry.

     2.2.       To provide educational programs which encourage students to      think creatively,  constructively and to communicate their ideas effectively.

        2.3.       To foster an environment that promotes learning through quality teaching and research while encouraging mutual respect, tolerance and sensitivity.

        2.4.         To prepare researchers to meet the needs of industry and research organizations.


    3.       Vocational Job opportunities / Marketability of Graduates


    3.1.        Instructors in philosophy at colleges and universities.

    3.2.        Curriculum development and instruction in Civic Education, Human Rights  Education and Professional Ethics for both relevant institutions of the public sector (e.g. Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, federal Police Commission;  etc) and Non Governmental Organizations.

    3.3.        Civil Service (researchers and advisers for parliamentarian and parliamentary      committees).

    3.4.        Social Work Departments.

    3.5.        NGOs (work in the areas of demoralization and governance environment and development, and peace)

    3.6.        Journalism and Publishing.

    3.7.        Community development

    3.8.        Public Administration.



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