Department of English


The Department of English at Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) offers a vibrant and conducive to learning environment supported by highly qualified, experienced and dynamic faculty. English programmes have been a part of the repertoire of the Foundation University ever since its inception over a decade ago. The infrastructure facilities are at par with the most prestigious and exclusive universities in the country and include state-of-the-art air-conditioned classrooms fully equipped with multimedia facilities.

The department is particularly proud of the fact that it has grown to offer programmes at the graduate and post graduate levels and has now also launched PhD programme to contribute scholarship of the highest standard to the academic arena.


Our Teaching Philosophy

      • Research-based activities
      • Ideal faculty-students ratio to ensure personalized attention
      • Facilitating students to become independent learners and discover knowledge on their own
      • Assessment through demonstration of skills
      • Promoting critical thinking
      • Making teachers available for additional coaching
      • Intensive and fruitful teacher-student interaction
      • Employing digital media to facilitate learning inside and outside the classroom
      • Inculcating fresh perspectives through seminars and guest lectures

Dean's Message

Dear Students,
Let me emphasize why you should join us. We are the right place for you if you are looking for a great learning experience and equipping yourself with knowledge and skills that will ensure you outshine others in your field of study. We are committed to imparting intense and profound knowledge and research skills in conformity with the international requirements. Our aim is to transform you into a vibrant and dynamic personality having sound knowledge and excellent skills to deliver with confidence and authority. We have international adjunct faculty whose expertise and experience will expose you to international standards and emerging trends and developments in your field. We promise that your stay at the Department of English, FURC, will be a turning point in your life. Don't miss the opportunity!
Prof. Dr. Raja Nasim Akhtar
Dean/HoD English


Programs Offered

1. BS English

2. MS English

3. PhD English


Life at the Department

A culture of openness and mutual respect awaits you at the Department of English. A team of friendly and committed faculty is ready to mentor and guide you. They are willing to engage & interact with you in a forthright and productive manner to develop you into a well rounded personality. Co-curricular activities such as debates, creative writing and performance activities are designed to instil confidence and practical skills and they dot the academic calendar. Gender equality is ensured to provide a level playing field to all to nurture talents without any discrimination or fear.

Career Prospects

Bright prospects abound for securing highly lucrative jobs in academia as lecturers and tutors at home and abroad; in electronic media as content writers and programme producers; in print media as editors and sub editors, in government and private sector administration as managers; in HEC and related institutions as junior executives, in the Armed Forces of Pakistan as education officers and above all in the highly enticing field of Civil Superior Services of Pakistan (CSS) through competitive examination, among others.


Prof. Dr. Raja Naseem Akhtar

Ph.D in Linguistics, University of Essex, UK
M. Litt. in Linguistics, University of Strathclyde, UK
M.A English, Punjab University

Prof. Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan*

Chair, Department of Linguistics and Language Development
San José State University, San José, USA

Ms. Soteria Svorou, PhD*

Linguistics Coordinator
Department of Linguistics and Language Development
San José State University, San José, USA

Mr. Ubaidullah Abid Qazi

MPhil General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, University of Oxford, UK
MA Applied Linguistics, University of Westminster, UK
MA English, NUML

Mr. Amer Akhtar

PhD English Literature (NUML, ongoing)
Research Fellowship at BSU, USA
Research Fellowship at University of North Texas, USA
MA TESOL, University of Sunderland, UK
MA ELT, NUML (Gold Medalist)

Ms. Neelum Almas

PhD English Literature (NUML, ongoing)
Research Fellowship at BSU, USA
Research Fellowship at University of North Texas, USA
MA English, FUI
MEd, The University of the Punjab

Ms. Zain-ul-Maqsood

MS English, Air University
BS English, FUI (Gold Medalist)

Mr. Muhammad Afzaal

MS English Scholar
MA English, BZU Multan

Ms. Sajda Jabeen

MS English Scholar
MA English, FUI (Gold Medalist)

The department is in the process of hiring senior faculty members to start from Fall 2016. In addition, the department regularly invites senior and experienced faculty from various universities in Rawalpindi / Islamabad to teach as Visiting Faculty at FUI. This brings in added flavour, point of view and perspective matched by few.

 Contact Us:

Department of English
Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus
1 New Lalazar, Opposite Ayub Park
Tel. 051-5152274 Ext 295
Focal Person: Ubaidullah Qazi

* Adjunct Faculty