Department of Computer Science - Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal

Department of Paksitan Studies

The Department of Pakistan Studies was established in 2017 at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal Upper Dir. Like other academic units, the department promotes research and teaching in the study of Pakistan, both contemporary and historical, across various disciplines at SBBU to cultivate insights into the context of Pakistan’s social order and arts, governmental and fiscal foundations, chronicle, and geography in a unified and interdisciplinary manner. The subject, Pakistan Studies, with a set of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary courses, provides students with a diversity of knowledge and expertise and empowers them to have effective research and analytical approaches to a wide range of perspectives and issues, drawing on history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology, about Pakistan and abroad. Along these lines, this multifaceted course framework offers them access to varied academic contexts, core features of their country, exposure to international events and proceedings, and research and critical tools to understand and respond to such matters and challenges on both platforms. This rich diversity of the subject bears witness to its broad scope and distinction of elevating the spirit and feeling of students to become leading researchers, awe-inspiring social beings, high-ranking executive members, and patriotic and problem-solving leaders. The department takes delight in its teaching and programs in helping students from different parts of the country and abroad to accomplish national and globally recognized qualifications. The department’s academic roots go back to 2017 in the Master of Pakistan Studies and, after ceasing the said program by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, to 2021 in the BS Pakistan Studies Program. At present, the department offers the BS Pakistan Studies Program and will commence the MPhil program in Pakistan Studies shortly. BS Pakistan Studies is a degree in arts, which includes a four-year program in arts. The criteria for admission to the BS Pakistan Studies is FA/FSc/or equivalent at least 2nd Division (45% Marks) in both HSSC and SSC or equivalent. Admission is open to all eligible candidates without discrimination based on caste, creed, and gender, place of origin or domicile from all over Pakistan. Foreign students seeking admission to the university shall be required to submit their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan .

Our Mission and Vision

Serving and meeting the University’s ambitions by providing distinctive education and research training, strengthening and maintaining its outstanding track record to attract competitive students and researchers, equipping them with diverse national and global knowledge and research techniques, developing their critical thinking and reasoning skills, fostering their careers as leading researchers and professional leaders, contributing to quality research and learning building process at the University, and disseminating an understanding of Pakistan in all its aspects at home and abroad by establishing links with counterparts at national and international levels and organizing joint conferences, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions.