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The Department of Sociology was established in 1972 under the Quaid-i-Azam University Ordinance, but it became functional in 2014. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, was keen to start the M.Sc sociology program in 2011. He assigned this duty to Prof. Dr. Naveed-i-Rahat, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, and Prof. Dr. Hafeez ur Rehman, the then Chairman Department of Anthropology, to start the M.Sc sociology program. However, Prof. Dr. Eatzaz Ahmad, Dean of Social Sciences, in 2013-2014, took the initiative to make a functional Department of Sociology on the continuous struggle and personal efforts of Dr. Muhammad Zaman and other faculty members. Initially, Mr. Farhan Ahmad Faiz took charge of the department briefly. Later, Dr. Muhammad Zaman was appointed as In-Charge of the Department of Sociology in 2014. The Department of Sociology became part of the newly established School of Sociology in 2022.

The School of Sociology intends to create indigenous sociological knowledge and compare it with the cosmopolitan, on the one hand, and to apply professional research skills to influence social policies for desirable social development, on the other hand. This is possible through acquiring skills, training, and promoting young scholars and academicians. Therefore, this School is a research-oriented institution where students are expected to pursue knowledge for the diverse needs of social organizations and the wider society of Pakistan.

The School of Sociology has established a unique identity because of its focus on contemporary social issues. It provides solid training in statistics, sociological theory, research methodology, and the subfields of the disciplines. In addition, the School focuses on rigorous training to prepare students for research, teaching, social service, and social welfare missions.

The graduates over here are concerned with understanding the human condition, past and present, and equipped with the skills of developing rapport in unfamiliar situations, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, thinking analytically at the macro and micro levels, and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing. All of these skills are highly relevant to the multicultural and global world. As a result, sociology students in the School are well-prepared for further academic study and for pursuing careers in social services, criminal justice, education, research, health, social and corporate sector, marketing, business consulting, policy analysis, program and projects evaluation, community participation, and development.

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