SASS - School of Arts and Social Sciences | GIFT University

SASS - School of Arts and Social Sciences

GIFT School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS), GIFT University Gujranwala was established in 2002. SASS has had a long and successful history and is one of the more popular faculties in GIFT University. SASS is fast evolving into a research oriented faculty which has expanded its ambit to Doctoral programs and is continuously expanding its academic range. SASS has a firm reputation, which is based upon the alumni members who are serving in prime academic positions in and around Gujranwala.

SASS is a modern and vibrant academic faculty, which is guided by the principles of progressive inter-disciplinary research, quest for academic excellence and the need to produce responsible citizens in all walks of life. SASS promotes academic learning with a sense of deep engagement with society and culture. SASS encourages its students to think critically, study and evaluate society and culture in which they live and explore new relationships between academic knowledge and its cultural application. Co-existence of creative exploration and academic discipline is the hallmark of SASS.

SASS consists of the following departments
1- Department of English
2- Department of Islamic Studies
3- Department of Media Studies
4- Department of Psychology

Programs Offered


About School of Arts and Social Sciences

Permanent Faculty


Dr. Surriya Shaffi Mir

Dean & Professor

PhD, English (UK)
MA, Linguistics & ELT (Leeds, UK)
MA, English (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MA, Education (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
BA (Hons.), English Literature (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 115

Dr. Mustafeez Ahmad Alvi

Professor & Director Arts and Social Sciences

PhD, Islamic Studies (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MA, Islamic Studies (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MA, Arabic Language (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MA, English Language (Islamia University, Bahawalpur)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 195

Department of English

Dr. Khair Muhammad Larik


PhD English Literature (Sindh University Pakistan)

Dr. Muhammad Babar Jamil

Assistant Professor

PhD English Literature (Northeast Normal University NENU China)

Mr. Muhammad Asad Habib

Assistant Professor

PhD (Linguistics) UMT Lahore - In Progress
MPhil (Linguistics) UMT Lahore

Mr. Taimoor Kiyani


PhD (Putrajaya University, Malaysia) - In Progress
MPhil English (University of Punjab, Lahore)

Mr. Ahmad Mujtaba Ali


MPhil, Linguistics (Beaconhouse National University, Lahore)
MA, English (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 140

Department of Islamic Studies

Dr. Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar

Head of the Department & Professor

PhD, Quran (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MA, Arabic (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MA, Islamic Studies (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 195

Dr. Muhammad Yusufi Faruqi


PhD, Islamic Jurisprudence (University of Exeter, UK)
MA, Islamic Studies (University of Karachi)
MA, Arabic (University of the Punjab, Lahore)



Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Um-E-Laila

Assistant Professor

PhD Psychology (Quaid-e-Azam University)
MSc Psychology (Punjab University)

Ms. Fouzia Hassan


MSc Psychology (Punjab University)


Department of Media Studies

Mr. Tahir J Malik

Head of Department & Assistant Professor

MS, Mass Communication (Oklohomastate University, USA)
MA, Journalism (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 177

Mr. Kashif Khurshid


PGD, Mass Communication (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
MSC, Mass Communication (NUML University, Islamabad)

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Mr. Waqas Mahmood


MPhil Mass Communication (UOG)
MA Mass Communication (UOG)


Visiting Faculty

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Gondal


Phd Pakistan Studies (Punjab University, Lahore)

Mr. Saqib Mahmood

PhD TESOL/Applied Linguistics (University of Huddersfield, UK)
MA TESOL (University of East London, UK)
MA English (International Islamic University, Islamabad)

Mr. Muhammad Abdullah Noman

MPhil English (Government College University, Lahore)
MA English (Government College University, Lahore)

Mr. Naeem Ullah

MPhil English (GIFT University, Gujranwala)
PGD ELT (Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad)
MA English (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Mr. Afeef Tahir Butt

MPhil English (Beaconhouse National University, Lahore)
MA English (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Ms. Sadia Abdul Qayyum

MA English Literature and Modernity (London Metropolitan University, UK)
MA English (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Mr. Rizwan Ullah Ejaz

MPhil English (GIFT University, Gujranwala)
MA English Language and Literature (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Ms. Musharraf Ashraf

MPhil English (GIFT University, Gujranwala)
MBA (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge)
MEd (University of Sargodha)
MA English Language and Literature (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Dr. Muhammad Akram Virik


PhD, Islamic Studies (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MPhil, Islamic Studies (A.I.O.U, Islamabad)
MA, Islamic Studies (University of the Punjab, Lahore)


Mr. Ammar Khan Nasir

MPhil Islamic Studies (GIFT University, Gujranwala)
MA English (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Hafiza Sumera Rabia

MPhil Isalmic Studies (Punjab University, Lahore)

Mr. Muhammad Ishfaq

MPhil Islamiyat (Sargodha University, Gujranwala)

Hafiz Waseem Abbas

MPhil Islamiyat (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Mr. Syed Anzar Mahmood

MA Islamic Studies (University of Sargodha)
LLB (Hons) Shariah & Law (International Islamic University, Islamabad)

Hafiz Farhan Arshad

MPhil Islamiyat (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Mr. Khurram Ahmad Saeed

MA Political Science (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
LLB (Pakistan Law College, Lahore)

Mr. Mohsin Ali

MPhil Political Science (UOG, Gujranwala)

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Sadia Mustafa
MA English
Fall 2014

A number of students are showing growing interest in Islamic Studies. I opted for this study course because I wish to become an Islamic scholar and project a true picture of the Islamic faith. This study course is conducted by an experienced faculty and signing up for this subject has truly been an enlightening experience. It is also a great start for students looking forward to pursuing their doctorate.

Sumaira Rabia
MPhil Islamic Studies
Spring 2014

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