Welcome To Department of Translation & Interpretation

HOD Message

Dr. Arshad Mahmood

Welcome to the vibrant world of NUML's Department of Translation & Interpretation, where language bridges global boundaries. As a department that stands out within the Faculty of Languages, we offer a degree in translation and interpretation that cater to the evolving demands of our interconnected world.

In today's fast-paced era of communication and global networks, the role of translators and interpreters has never been more pivotal. Their recognition and prestige continue to soar. Our mission is to equip aspiring candidates with the skills needed to excel in the rapidly growing international translation industry.

In an era characterized by increasingly intertwined relationships among countries and cultures, effective communication and collaboration are paramount. At NUML, we understand the significance of language as a key facilitator of cooperation in fields ranging from economics and culture to trade, technology, and politics.

English, as a global lingua franca, plays a central role in this landscape. The demand for both written and oral translators is on the rise, not only within our nation but also worldwide.

At NUML's Translation and Interpretation Department, we are committed to maintaining high standards of teaching and incorporating the latest technological tools to prepare our students for the professional world. Our BSLTS program stands as a leading academic and social initiative in Pakistan's higher education landscape.

Our curriculum strikes a balance between theory and practice, ensuring our students gain a deep understanding of translation studies, which forms the bedrock of practical translation work.

The fundamental goal of our Undergraduate Program, launched in 2019, is to mold competent translators and interpreters who can effectively bridge language barriers across diverse fields. We emphasize academic excellence on both national and international fronts and actively foster collaboration between academia and industry.

Our tailored program cultivates theoretical and practical knowledge, proficiency in technology and communication, and sharp intercultural research skills. These attributes are essential to ensuring our graduates are well-equipped and highly competent in their professional journeys.

Furthermore, we offer courses in English Linguistics, opening doors for specialization in this field. Double major programs, minor courses, and exciting Erasmus+ opportunities await those who wish to explore further.

The possibilities for our graduates are vast. They can find employment in various esteemed institutions, including ministries, embassies, consulates, and financial institutions. Translation offices, import-export companies, tourism agencies, sports clubs, publishing houses, and media organizations in the private sector also beckon.

To all our prospective candidates, I extend my best wishes for success and fulfillment in your professional and academic pursuits. We look forward to staying connected and supporting your journey into the exciting world of translation and interpretation.


Our unique department, within the Faculty of Languages, offers a distinctive and varied educational structure, involving over 23 languages.

The demand for qualified translators and interpreters is strong in today’s world. The skills of translation are becoming ever more important and desirable. Today’s multicultural and multilingual society demands effective, efficient, and empathetic communication between languages and cultures. Given the situation, NUML has proudly set up the Department of Translation and Interpretation, which is expected to meet the needs of the time with its two-tier contribution to the field.

Firstly, the department provides professional services for translation and interpretation throughout Pakistan. It is the only institution in Pakistan with skilled professionals capable of translating to and from 23 national and international languages.

Secondly, realizing that effective, efficient, and empathetic translation requires highly skilled practitioners, the department has introduced a BSLTS Degree Program. Courses in Translation Studies are an excellent way for linguists, language graduates, and translators to develop a deep understanding of the academic field and the skills to practice as a translation professional. Our Language and Translation Studies program is designed for individuals seeking to pursue careers in translation and interpretation. Our reputable and rigorous program offers high-level instruction and professional training to set you apart from the competition.

Our Vision

To position ourselves as pioneers in the field of translation, upholding the highest academic standards.

Our Mission

The Department of Translation and Interpretation is committed to providing state-of-the-art and internationally competitive education in the field of translation and interpretation. Our mission is to prepare translators and interpreters who are acquainted with the necessary knowledge and skills required by translation and interpreting professions both in theory and practice. We are one of the few programs offering this highly effective education model, which continues to make a difference in the education and training of translators and interpreters.