Department of English and Applied Linguistics was created in October, 2016. It is one of those deparments that started functioning with the establishment of the University, and is now working as one of the major departments of the University. The deparment currently consists of three faculty members, and is presently based on BS and Masters programmes only.
Deparment of English and Applied Linguistics (as the name suggests) focuses both on Literature and Linguistics. It provides students with an excellent education; one that strikes an ideal balance between creativity and critical inquiry. Students, whether planning to enter professional or academic job markets after graduation, leave with skills allowing them to communicate, collaborate, having an art of problem solving in a cultural landscape growing increasingly global.
Our vision is to create such individuals who are proficient not just in their studies but are better humans as well. The Department aspires to have a distinct place both in research and academic fields. The programmes offered to the students have been envisioned to bring out the best in students and make them intellectual, critical and creative, so that they can have a responsible attitude and carry a better perception of the society.
The mission of Department of English at Women University Mardan is to cultivate understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of the English language, its speakers and writers, and its literatures and cultures; such that students and department members use the language creatively, critically, and effectively to participate ethically in civil and professional life. We are focused on researching and teaching the rich history of English language; fostering exceptional creative as well as critical writing. It also focuses on studying English language, its impact and issues concerned to it on the global level.
To enhance the analytical, creative and writing skills of the students.
To promote studies that makes students have a deep insight of both literary and linguistic aspects of English.
To make them add valuable contributions to the fields of research and education.