Chairperson: Dr. Naheed Parveen (Assoc. Prof.)
The Department of Sindhi was established in 1972. It started with a master’s program only, but later on Honors program, certificate and diploma were also introduced. The Department also offers Sindhi as a compulsory subject in lieu of Urdu in B.A./B.Sc. and B.Com. (Honors) IInd year. In 2007 like other Departments of University of Karachi, Sindhi Department also started BS four years program and MS/Ph.D. The curriculum is regularly revised and updated by introducing the latest literature being produced by authors so that students can be kept well aware. Regular literary lectures are arranged to inspire the students and to make them aware of practical criticism, and develop skills of expressing their opinion. For the same purpose, scholars and critics are invited regularly for extension lectures. Interaction with literary figures is a regular feature of the department’s activities.
Besides, the department also organizes excursions for students to various historical places for their close first hand interaction with history thus giving students a chance to triangulate their knowledge from books, observations and their own interpretations.
The graduates find various openings of their career including teaching at Secondary, Higher Secondary and Higher Educational Institutions, with a boom in media industry, now they also join various electronic and print media outlets.