Directorate of English Language Development Center

Introduction

In the year 1988, the English Language Development Centre was established in collaboration with the British Council and the University Grant's Commission (Presently the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan) at Mehran University Jamshoro. This Centre was initially run by a British Director Prof Brian Bamber. The major aim of this centre was to help students and faculty to improve their English in order to fully understand engineering courses taught in English. Later under expansion phase, ELDC was relocated to its new state of the art building at MUET Jamshoro. Acknowledging performance of the Centre, ELDC was included amongst 5 shortlisted institutions in public universities of Pakistan considered by English Language Teaching Reforms Project (ELTR) of HEC Pakistan for establishment of National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research. Later, the ELTR Project of the HEC of Pakistan established the state of the art self-access center at the ELDC MUET Jamshoro which is considered as the first in province Sindh and hub of teachers' training in the province. The SAC offers training on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Internet based learning (IML). In 2014, catering to the needs of the teacher community, ELDC started MS program in field of Linguistics which is recognized by HEC of Pakistan. In 2020, ELDC launched its first-ever undergraduate program BS English as part of its expansion phase.

In March 2019, ELDC in collobration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan organized its first international conference on Challenges & Innovations in 21st century (ICELL’19) at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro. This conference was attended by international and national scholars of eminence such as David Crystal.

Mission Statement

To prepare qualified human resource in language and literature for socio-economic development of the country and engage the learners in a constructive dialogue on linguistic and literary issues and developments nationally and internationally.

Director of the Institute:

Dr. HabibullahPathan
Director, ELDC Mehran UET Jamshoro
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 0092 22 2771286

 

Faculty

Associate Professors

Dr. Habibullah Pathan                        PhD (Glasgow), Postdoc (USA)

Dr. Shumaila Memon                          PhD (England), Postdoc (USA)

Dr Ambreen Shahriar                         PhD (England)    Adjunct Faculty

Dr Shabana                                         PhD (Malaysia) Adjunct Faculty
 

Assistant Professors

Ms. Quratual Ain Mirza                      PhD Scholar (Pak) (On Study leave)

Ms. Sahib Khatoon                             PhD Scholar (Malysia) (On Study leave)

Mr Shoukat ALI Lohar                   PhD Scholar (Pak)

Ms Rosy Ilayas                                   M. Ed. TESOL (UK) Adjunct Faculty

 

Lecturers

Mr. Jam Khan Mohammad                         PhD Scholar (Pakistan) (On Study leave)

Ms. Sadia Aftab Memon                  MS in Applied Linguistics (Pakistan)

Ms. Sania Memon                             MS in Applied Linguistics (Pakistan)

Mr. Syed Waqar Ali Shah                PhD Scholar (Pakistan)

Ms. Um-e-Farwa Thalho                  Mphil in Applied Linguistics (in progress), Pak

Mr. Ali Raza Khoso                          PhD Scholar (Pakistan)

Ms. Shazia Khokhar                                     MS in Applied Linguistics (Pakistan)

Ms. Shamshad Junejo                       MS in Applied Linguistics (Pakistan)

 

Research Associate

Mansoor Ahmed Memon                 PhD Scholar (Pakistan)

 

 

Degree Programs offered

  1. BS English  (4 years)
  2. MS English (Linguistics)  (2 Years)

Non Major Courses offered

  1. Functional English
  2. Communication Skills/Report Writing
  3. Technical and Scientific Writing
  4. Business English and Presentation Skills

Standardized Test Preparation

  1. IELTS
  2. TOEFL
  3. PTE

Career Opportunities

BS/MS in English support students to get career opportunities in both government and private sector of Pakistan and abroad. Graduates with BS/MS degrees in English can excel in fields such as teaching, media, beauracracy, speech pathology, computational linguistics, writing (Novel, Drama and content writing), translation and interpretation and English language program management and beyond.