Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan Pakistan

Department of English Brief

 

About Department

The Department of English commenced its classes of MA (two-year) and BS(four-year) Degree Programmes in English Language and Literature for the first time in May, 2009. Since then the Department has aimed at achieving and maintaining international standards of excellence. Emphasis has been placed on the quality of teaching and the development of communication, literary, critical, creative and research skills. It further laid emphasis on enhancing the abilities of the students to ensure broad-based educational achievements acknowledging both the needs of the country and potentials of the individuals to contribute according to their particular strengths and interests.

Having gone a long way with the prevalent past tradition and objectives of the English studies, we have recently moulded our vision and mission with the vogue of the time by streamlining andinnovating our curriculum by including research and practical application of the knowledge and skills. This speaks for what we strive: to foster knowledge and a love of literature and of language in our students by encouraging them to think deeply and to reflect on what they have learned.

To this end, now, we provide our students in all emphasis areas with a coherent curricular framework and relevant, well-structured course choices. We teach a variety of literary, analytical, pedagogical, and theoretical skills. We teach students to speak, read, and write effectively. This we have done by revising our early curriculum in view of the new trends and developments in the discipline and our vision to bring the educational system, in general, and the curriculum of English, in particular, at par with the international standards.

Our both degree programmes offer specialized concentrations in Literature, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics that are offered nowhere, at present, in any English department in the country. We provide our students with instruction in English language, literature and linguistics to help them develop language and academic, critical, communication and research skills, as well as cultural awareness. The secret of uniqueness of our English studies lies in the fact that we teach contemporary writers (British, American, French, Russian, African and Asian writing in English) and classics. We approach and teach language and literature scientifically and analytically. We make our students study sounds, words, sentences, and meaning and also how humans acquire these things.

Our students focus primarily on topics in theoretical linguistics and examine the application of linguistic theory to some other related field, such as first language acquisition, second language learning, English language teaching, academic reading and writing, syllabus and material development, literary pedagogy and language assessment.

The Department offers literature courses in a variety of fields. Both the degree programmes begin with foundation courses that are designed to foster a broad knowledge of the important writers of the British and American traditions and literature from around the world. The approach and teaching of literature is not only limited to sensitizing and developing students’ aesthetic, literary and critical skills and sense but also how to apply literary knowledge and theory to address issues related to society and its manifestations in the form of literature and language. Such study is designed to prepare students for any profession that requires a sophisticated understanding of language, including language teaching, material development in literature and language and contribution to world research pool.

Our faculty members are all active and engaged teachers and researchers. They are passionate about and expert in their specialized areas sharing that passion and expertise with students. Apart from teaching in the Department, the faculty members have also been providing their continuous assistance and support to other teaching departments of the university in terms of teaching compulsory and technical courses of English at different levels


Co-curricular Activities

The department encourages co-curricular activities for growth and development of students’ personality and character. For this purpose the department established the following societies:

   . English Literary Club  
  . English Dramatic Club  

 

 

English Literary Club

Structure

   . Patron-in-Chief Vice Chancellor
  . Patron  Chair-English
  . Organizer  Faculty Member
  . Secretary Student
  . Assistant secretary coordination Student
  . Assistant secretary Finance  Student
  . Assistant secretary Press  Student

 

English Dramatic Club

Structure

   . Patron-in-Chief Vice Chancellor
  . Patron  Chair-English
  . Organizer  Faculty Member
  . Secretary Student
  . Assistant secretary coordination Student
  . Assistant secretary Finance  Student
  . Assistant secretary Press  Student

 

WORK LOAD IN DEPARTMETN OF EGNLISH (MAIN CAMPUS)

S.No

Teacher’s Name

Designation

Total Credit hours

1

Mr. Hayat Ullah

Chairman

08

2

Mr. Amjad

Lecturer

11

3

Mr. Irfan

Lecturer

08

4

Mr. Ayaz Ahmad

Lecturer

14

5

Ms. Saira

Lecturer

12

6

Ms. Palwasha

Lecturer

10

7

Ms.Samra Gul

Lecturer

10

8

Mr. Adnan Ibrar

Lecturer

07

9

Ms.GulAaizaz

Lecturer

10

10

Mr. Abid

Teaching Assistant

10

11

Mr. Rafiq

Lecturer

03

 

SATEMENT SHOWING NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN DIFFERENT CLASSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

S.No

Class

Strength

1

BS-1st

50

2

BS-3rd

49

3

BS-5th

39

4

BS-7th

24

5

MA-1st

50

6

MA-3rd

36

Total Strength

248

 

WORK LOAD IN OTHER DEPARTMETNS (MAIN CAMPUS)

S.No

Teacher’s Name

Designation

Department

Number of Students

Total Credit hours

1

Mr. Amjad

Lecturer

Management Science

50

03

2

Ms. Samra Gul

Lecturer

Tourism

50

03

3

Mr.Irfan  Ullah

Lecturer

Education

50

03

4

Ms. Saira

Lecturer

Management Science

50

03

5

Mr. Abid Ullah

Teaching
Assistant

Management Science

50

06

6

Mr. Rafiq

Lecturer

Mathematics/
Management Sc.

50

06

7

Palwasha

Lecturer

Management Science

50

03

8

Ms. Fauzia

Lecturer

Law

50

03

WORK LOAD (SHANKAR CAMPUS)

S.No

Teacher’s Name

Designation

Department

Number of Students

Total Credit hours

1

Shaukat Ali

Teaching
Assistant

Chemistry

50

 

 

 

27

Bio- Chemistry

50

Physics

50

Zoology

50

Botany

50

Computer Science

50

 

WORK LOAD (RIFFAT MAHAL)

S.No

Teacher’s Name

Designation

Number of Students

Total Credit hours

1

Ms. Fauzia

Lecturer

50

09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORK LOAD (ANBAR CAMPUS)

S.No

Teacher’s Name

Designation

Number of Students

Total Credit hours

1

Ms. Sania

Lecturer

50

 

09

2

Mr. Arshad

Teaching
Assistant

50

 

 

06

WORK LOAD (PABBI)

S.No

Teacher’s Name

Designation

Number of Students

Total Credit hours

1

Mr. Ashir

Teaching
Assistant

 

50

 

 

 

15

 


 

 

 
 
 
 
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