Department of History

Contact No: +92919216745
Email: history@uop.edu.pk

Introduction

The Department of History was one of the first departments in the University. The department is located in the University’s vast and beautiful campus, flocked by the students from several parts of the country flock and occasionally from other countries in search of knowledge. The department of history started functioning in the Islamia College, later it was shifted to the first floor adjacent to Teachers Students Center where now Department of Computer Science is located. At present, the department is located at the first floor of the New Academic Block II, adjacent to College of Home Economics.

Vision

History is a study of the human past in its entirety, individual, society and state, the rise and fall of the dynasties and civilizations, the  shaping of cultures and the making of social fabrics, learning lessons from the mistakes of the past people and seeking inspiration from their achievements and successes to reform our present and to secure an even better future. In the words of a scholar, “History is to nations what memory is to individuals”. Without knowledge of history, we have no entity, no inspiration, no aim, no present and no future. A nation without advancement in the field of science and technology stands in the last row of the community of nations but a nation without knowledge of its history doesn’t find place even in the last row… It stands No WHERE.

Mission

The mission of the Department is to use the knowledge of history, through impartial analysis of the past and present, as a corrective force, as those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat the same mistakes. A historian is a ‘doctor of the nation’ and we want to produce true and knowledgeable ‘doctors of the nation 

Objectives

  • The department aims at imparting education which would enable the graduates in providing the necessary date for better planning can be done. Therefore the Department historical record. No sound planning can be done. Therefore the Department envisages to  educate the students in not only collection of material about the past but also in recording the present social political and economic developments for but also in recording the present social, political and economic developments for the sake of forte guidance and planning.
  • To encourage an impartial and objective reading and writing of history so that our present and future generation may now about the merits and demerits of the deeds of their predecessors and move forward to shape up a better future to themselves.

Outcomes

  • Lectureship at the College / University level.
  • Research Associates / Research Assistants at various governmental and NGOs’.
  • Producers / Anchor Persons / Resource Persons at Radio and Television Channels/ NGOs’ requiring qualification of Master Degree in Social Sciences/ Humanities / Arts.
  • The M.A. program in the subject prepares graduates for appearing in at least half a dozen papers in the CSS/PCS exams.
  • Makes you eligible for applying to hundreds of scholarships for higher studies abroad including the prestigious scholarships like Fulbright.
  • The Master Degree in the subject gives History Graduate an additional weightage in applying for migration to countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand, USA and UK have made it mandatory upon those who want to become permanent citizens to pass tests in the history of USA and UK, respectively. Graduates of history are in a clear advantage in such cases.