Welcome To Department of Chinese

HOD Message

ZAFAR NAVEED

The best teachers teach from the heart not from the books.

Overview

  • National University of Modern Languages was established as an institute naming National Institute of Modern Languages(NIML) on 14th June 1970 functioning under the Peoples Open University, now known as Allama Iqbal Open University. Later on, it functioned under the Quaid -e-Azam university till the year 2000 when finally it was upgraded as a university having the name as National University of Modern Languages (NUML).
  • On 9th June 1970, after the establishment of the Persian Department Chinese Department was the second to start functioning on 1st September 1970. Initially, the services of two Chinese teachers Mr. Li Xunxing and Mr. Zhang Zhanyi were lent to NIML through the courtesy of the State Education Commission of the Peoples Republic of China, under a cultural pact.
  • Mr. Li Xunxing has the honor to be the first head of the Chinese Language Department. NUML at that time had a total strength of 30 students with a share of 13 from the Chinese Department. At the initial stage Chinese Department could run only a Diploma level course of one-year duration, however, it gradually expanded its size as well as the strength of teaching staff and students. By January 1971, the Chinese Department was already able to run a Diploma-in-interpreter ship. In 1999 it started the Bachelor and Masters Degree courses. In 2006 it has already started the M. Phil course and planning to commence Ph.D. courses in the near future.
  • Chinese department at present has the strength of more than 400 students, running all the courses i.e. Certificate, Diploma, Diploma in Interpreter ship, Bachelor in Chinese, Masters in Chinese, etc.
  • Since its establishment in 1970, The Chinese department has perused its role with dedication and enthusiasm. It has catered to the need of federal and provincial departments, armed forces, and the private sectors for providing interpreters on summits, international seminars, moots, functions, and during the visits of high-level official delegations. It also furnishes translation facilities to the government, semi-government agencies as well as the general public.
  • With its meritorious record of excellent academic and translation and interpretation services, the Chinese department enjoys sound standing all over Pakistan.
  • The motto of the Chinese department is:

“Seek knowledge even if you have to go as far as to China”
(Sayings of Prophet Mohammad SAW)

Our Vision

To become one of the leading institutions in
Pakistan by setting standards of excellence in
teaching Chinese language, curriculum design,
research, professional development, and cross-cultural
understanding.
 

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality instructions to
produce graduates with a strong background in
Chinese language, culture, and literature
studies. The Chinese department will equip
students with the skills for in-depth
understanding in conducting leading research
in the field, develop their international and
cultural understanding in the context of CPEC
& OBOR and help them become educated,
productive, and responsible citizens of
Pakistan.