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University of Karachi: Admission to BS (Honors) and MA in Women Studies for 2012

University of Karachi logoCenter of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi, has invited applications for admission to BS (Honors) (4 years) and MA in Women’s Studies for academic year 2012.


Women’s Studies Center at the University of Karachi was setup in 1989 by the Ministry of Women Development and Youth Affairs. In 1996 the Center started its Master’s program in Women’s Studies and launched its M.Phil./Ph.D. program in 2002. The Center started the BS (Honors) 4-year program in Women’s Studies in 2007. Since January 2009 MS/Ph.D. classes have also been started.

The Center supervises student’s field research in innovative areas. It has initiated and successfully completed several individual and groups research projects by the teaching faculty and students, and organizes seminars and conferences. The Center works to enable students to evaluate the extent to which different development strategies have benefited women through a critical examination of some of the theoretical perspectives and analytical frameworks derived from both development studies and feminist thought.

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary field which draws upon anthropology, history, sociology, psychology and other social sciences, physical sciences, literature and visual arts. It provides an exciting opportunity for those who have a particular interest in Women and Gender Studies and are inclined towards social science and research.

Careers and Job Opportunities

  • Administrative positions in NGOs and international welfare organizations
  • Research organizations
  • Planning and development, government, semi government and private organizations
  • Banking / journalism
  • Teaching

Eligibility for BS (Honors) (4 years)

Intermediate (FA, F.Sc., I.Com., A Level, DBA, DAE, Diploma in Commerce ) with minimum 45% marks in the aggregate.

The program is open to both female and male students.

Eligibility for MA

Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with minimum 45% marks in the aggregate.

The program is open to both female and male students.

Application Forms

Forms are available from the National Bank, Karachi University branch, Silver Jubilee Gate, and Center of Excellence for Women’s Studies and should be submitted in the Center only.

Admission Schedule

  • Issuance and submission of forms: November 28, 2011 to December 17, 2011
  • Merit List: December 19, 2011
  • Interview for BS (Honors) 4 years: December 20, 2011
  • Interview for MA: December 21, 2011
  • List of successful candidates: December 23, 2011
  • Submission of fees: December 23, 201 to December 31, 2011

Contact Details

For further information, you may please contact:

Director, Center of Excellence for Women’s Studies,
University of Karachi,
Main University Road, Karachi-75270, Sindh, Pakistan.
Telephone: +92 (021) 99261654, 99261300-06 Ext. 2441
E-mail: cewsku (at)

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