The Faculty of Islamic & Oriental Learning was established by an administrative order in 2006. It is one among all the 09 faculties existing in the UOS. This Faculty comprises of the Departments of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Persian, Punjabi and Urdu. Under the Semester System, the programs offered in this faculty are BS, MA, M.Phil & PhD in different fields. The Arabic Department focuses on language & literature of Arabic. The Department is offering MA (Arabic), M.Phil (Arabic) and PhD (Arabic) under semester system. The department of Islamic Studies at UOS offers the opportunity to acquire knowledge, methods, skills, and capabilities necessary to understand and evaluate basic teaching and ideas of Islam. Achieving the hallmark of pure academic and research atmosphere, department also launched M.Phil and PhD Program since 2008. These Programs focus on modern along with the classical research methodologies in the field of Islamic studies including the religious studies at higher level.
The Persian Department focuses on language & literature of Persian. The Department is offering MA (Persian), M. Phil & PhD (Persian), under semester system. The department of Punjabi at UOS offers the opportunity to acquire knowledge, methods, skills, and capabilities necessary to understand and evaluate Punjabi Language. The department is running the BS & MA Program already and has decided to start MPhil & PhD Program in near future. These Programs focus on modern and classical courses in the field of Punjabi at Graduation and higher level. The Urdu Department focuses on study of language & literature of Urdu. The Department is offering BS, MA, M.Phil & PhD (Urdu) under semester system.
The programs and courses offered in faculty of Islamic & Oriental Learning enable the students to develop an advanced knowledge of languages & literatures, especially direct access to basic Islamic, social, cultural, linguistic and historical sources in the sub-continent. The students can get particularly new stream of ideas, concepts and notions in contemporary literature and able to evaluate the events relevant in Islamic & other oriental areas including Iran, African and Arabian countries etc. It also enables the learner to get his earnings in various fields of life with the translation of subjects related to Oriental Countries heritage in to and from other world languages. Moreover a scholar can feel at home and he can earn a lot in different fields of Islamic and Oriental Learning as well. It can be achieved easily by adopting any field in this faculty. The total students enrolled per year in this faculty about 900-1000 which is accepted to increase after the implantation of CPEC in Pakistan
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