Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur (Mir's), Sindh-Pakistan


Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur (Mir's), Sindh-Pakistan


Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Director


The Institute of English Language and Literature originally the Department of English (1989) was upgraded in 2014 as an Institute offering degrees in Language, Linguistics and Literature. It is one of the oldest and top- rated departments of the University. Since its inception the department played an important role in teaching of English compulsory to 28 departments/institutes of the University and then establishing its own specialization degree programmes in Language, Linguistics & Literature. The Institute is offering BS (Four years) in English Linguistics and Literature; M.A of two years duration in Linguistics and Literature and M.Phil/MS in Linguistics and Literature. These degree programs meet national requirements and standards. With 23 members of academic staff, the Institute teaches across the whole range of English Studies from English literature to modern Linguistics.

We try to provide students with stimulating and challenging environment in which they can develop their competence and skills in all areas of English Linguistics and Literature. Thus, the overall objective of the Institute is to enable students to acquire an advanced conceptual knowledge and technical skills in Linguistics, Literary, Cultural, Communicative, Critical, Creative, and Humanistic competence broad enough to make them succeed in diverse walks of practical life quite effectively and efficiently.

We provide intensive monitoring to our students both in and outside of the classroom in a wide variety of forums. Lectures, workshops, conferences, trainings and debates make up our calendar. We take pride in the fact that students here are taught with great care & love.


To be a world class centre of excellence in English Linguistics and Literature based on Production, Contribution, and Achievement par excellence in the field of English through Teaching and Research; and based on uncompromising Quality, Credibility, Competence and Character.


Our Mission is to educate, enable, and empower students to achieve excellence, wellbeing, and success in life by imparting in them conceptual knowledge and technical skills in English Language, Linguistics, and Literature as well as the development of their personality and character through education and training in 21st century skills of problem solving, communication skills, imagination, creativity, and critical thinking.


  • Enabling individuals to face with success the challenges of modern times
  • Empowering students with critical thinking, analytical reasoning, communicative skills, emotional intelligence, 21st century skills of leadership and individual excellence
  • Encouraging the learners to read and analyze critically a wide range of texts to orientate the learners to various traditions of writing and speech in English
  • Equipping the graduates of the region to face the challenges of globalization posed by language, linguistics, culture and various modes of communication.
  • Providing a welcoming, supportive and familiar environment in which students will feel comfortable- whether they are learning English for pleasure or for preparation for their future career which means they are immersed in the kind of authentic language learning environment which is so vital to improving confidence and proficiency.
  • Displaying substantial proficiency in oral/speech and written in English
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the core linguistic and literary concepts and their various applications
  • Using critical concepts and terminology, both in Literature and Linguistics with understanding
  • Expressing the ability to respond to and interpret a range of text types effectively
  • Analyzing individual texts and make comparisons between them
  • Appreciating the significance of social and historical context in analyzing texts
  • Tracing and recognizing the major traditions in research on select issues/themes
  • Conducting a small-scale research study in an area of interest.
  • Enhancing their employability in various fields, such as media, communications, teaching, competitive examinations and other relevant fields.


The ELF Annual Research Journal is published annually by the Institute of English Language and Literature. This journal is recognized by HEC in the year 2009 and since then it is fully funded by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for its publication. This falls in the ‘Y’ category of HEC recognized national journals. Total 21 volumes have been published so for. This is also indexed by the international database agencies such as MLA, Thomson Reuters, Linguistics Abstracts Online and Ulrich international.

1. BS (Four-Year) in English (Linguistics) (Morning & Evening Program)
2. BS (Four-Year) in English (Literature) (Morning & Evening Program)
3. M.A (Two-Year) (Linguistics)
4. M.A (Two-Year) (Literature)
5. M.A (Two-Year) (Languages & Literature) (Evening Program)
6. M. Phil (Linguistics) (New intake is temporarily suspended)
7. M. Phil (Literature) (New intake is temporarily suspended)

Faculty Members

Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ali Shah,


Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mashori

Professor Dean, Faculty of Arts & Languages

Syed Zafar Ali Shah

Assistant Professor

Mr. Mukesh Kumar

Assistant Professor

Mrs. Rubina Shaheen

Assistant Professor

Mr. Mumtaz Ali Mari

Assistant Professor (Abroad for PhD under FDP project)

Mr. Muhammad Hassan Shaikh

Assistant Professor

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed Mangnejo

Assistant Professor

Ms. Paras Khaskheli,

Assistant Professor

Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Khokhar,

Assistant Professor

Mr. Abdul Rasheed Soomro


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