Department of English & Modern Languages


The Department of English and Modern Languages is a result of progressive vision and mission. In line with the guidelines provided by HEC Pakistan, The BS English Program covers all foundational courses of English Literature and Linguistics, alongside introductory courses from social sciences, to help strengthen the intellectual faculty and market skills of the students. We have courses like financial literacy, ICT, Introduction to Statistics, and statistical tools to complement our core courses in the program.

Bachelor Programs

Department of English and Modern Languages has an incredibly supportive environment to help students experience a balanced workload. Department of English ensures to nurture the inquisitive and bright minds of its students to assist them in reaching their full potential.

Bachelor in English


“To be recognized as the leading department of teaching and research in English literature, linguistics, and modern languages contributing toward a progressive society.”


“Our mission is to produce market-ready graduates of English, its allied domains, and modern languages by providing a conducive learning environment for cultivating wisdom and broader worldview, effective communication skills, critical and creative thinking, and research to nurture their intellectual potential.”

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives

On-Spot Industry Internship

It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

Ms. Zainab Azmat

Assistant Professor & HOD

MA in English Literature and Linguistics

Mr. Sabir Shah


MPhil in English (Applied Linguistics)

Mr. Yasin Danish


MS in English Literature

Ms. Samra Akram


MPhil in Applied Linguistics

Ms. Sheeba Sadaf


MS in English Literature

Bibi Ranra


MS in Applied Linguistics


PAF-IAST promotes equal opportunities and welcomes students from all backgrounds, irrespective of their creed, color, gender, ethnicity, and their social and financial status. Female students are encouraged to join any program of their choice and realize their dreams.