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The Department of Humanities was established at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad in October 2010. The Humanities Department acts as a nursery for nurturing skills which complement the main subjects taught in the field of Engineering. The primary strength of the department is its rich, talented, interdisciplinary nature. Capitalizing on this strength and expanding the visibility of the department has emerged as a key goal. The department serves as a unit for several academic as well as engineering disciplines, such as Mathematics, Religious Studies, Sociology, English, Pakistan Studies, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Electrical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Space Science disciplines.


The functions of the Department of Humanities are to:

  • Provide support to the core subjects taught in the field of engineering.
  • Deal with and administer the courses in accordance with the Institute Policy and HEC.
  • Develop skills and enable students to use techniques, strategies, formats that are essential for successful communication in Scientific and Academic Research, keeping in view interdisciplinary nature of knowledge in higher education.
  • To support and contribute activities that are aimed at the general promotion and support of the Humanities as appropriate.