Facilities & Awards



The Department of Economics is one of the largest Departments of the faculty of Arts, University of Karachi. The Department has the entire necessary infrastructure. It has several big size Lecture Halls, normal size class rooms, a computer laboratory and a seminar library and ample space for offices of faculty members and secretarial staff. In addition the Department also has its own public address system, over-head projector, cyclostyling machine and an electric generating set.



The Department is an ideal place for study and research. The Department has its own library which has a good collection of books and periodicals related to Economics and Transport. For materials not found in the library, full use is made of inter-library loan facilities and links are established with other major libraries in the city, including the main library and the research library of A.E.R.C. of the University of Karachi. The Department’s Library facilitates the students with the availability of the course material as well as reference literature that they shall need during the course.



To ensure that the student are well equipped with necessary computer training, the Department has established a standard computer lab. The various courses of MTM &MA(ECONOMICS AND FINANCE) have been structured to include into their contents computer application so that the students shall go through essential training in this area. We believe that such extensive training in computer application would enhance analytical and applied skills of the students.



For the development of healthy mind and body, extra curricular activities are also organized. Good opportunities for sports like cricket, football, hockey do exit. Inter Department tournaments are arranged each year in these sports during student week. The department also arrange study tours and visit to the Financial Ins ti tu ions. These visit supplement the theoretical knowledge.

The students at the Department enjoy great accessibility to the administration and the faculty, students know each other personally. Faculty members and students interact with each other outside the class in an informal manner and teacher are usually well aware of the characteristics of all students, besides their academic achievement. This easy accessibility to senior faculty members plus the rich extra curricular life helps in the personality development of the students and they become much more confident, matured and dynamic.


The Department has made arrangements through philanthropist, for awarding Gold Medals to students securing positions at the Honors and Masters Level



The Department of Economics has the distinction of being recognized as premier Department in the country because of ties academic standards. It was because of these standards the department was accorded the honor of establishing a center of National Capability in Economics in the name of “Applied Economics Research Center” through a grant by the Sindh Government. Later on Ford Foundation extended Financial Support whereby the Applied Economics Research Center became a leading institute in the field of social and Economic Research.