Director: Prof. Dr. Syed Jaffar Ahmed
Pakistan Study Centre was established under an Act of the parliament passed in 1976. The Centre began functioning in 1983 and since then it has developed into a prestigious institute of higher learning and research. Apart from conducting courses at Masters, MS and Ph.D., levels, the Centre has excelled in original in-house and contractual research that has received wide acclaim both at the national and international levels. Its research journal Pakistan Perspectives is regarded as one of the most prestigious journals of social sciences published in Pakistan. The Centre has also organized numerous international and national conferences apart from regular in-house seminars and symposia.
The Master’s programme of the Centre is based on a multi-disciplinary course which enables the students to compete in the civil service examination and also seek place in the teaching profession.
Teaching and AssessmentThe Centre follows the teaching and assessment rules of the University of Karachi and expects of its students to follow the disciplinary rules laid down by the University.
A Masters in Pakistan Studies is so trained that he/she may compete for any exam or test held for a post with a Master’s degree requirement, with utmost confidence.