Family and Human Development (FHD) is one of the major disciplines and an integral part of Home Economics which describes, classifies and explains the development and behaviour of an individual from birth to maturity and old age.
Education in FHD guides and enables an individual not only to play a better role in the family and society but also to have a well-adjusted and integrated personality with minimum conflict.


Excellence in research, teaching and outreach activities to strengthen conditions that are proportional to the well being and enhancement of Family functioning and Human Development


To broaden perspective,reinforce knowledge and extend interdisciplinary understanding of Family and Human Development over the life span


  • To equip students with specialized knowledge in human development from infancy over full span of life
  • To provide better understanding of one’s self and his position as an important component of a family
  • To develop important and deep insights into formation, development and dissolution of families
  • To bring better and practical acquaintance with behavioural analysis of child development
  • To explore the ways in which people develop — physically, emotionally, and intellectually –within the
    framework of family and society
  • To promote healthy development of children, adults and families throughout the nation



A wide variety of courses is offered by the department to develop skills for working in areas of Human Services and Educational Settings. These include:

  • Human Development
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Early Childhood Education and Administration
  • Family and Community Development
  • Crises Management in Families
  • Special Children and Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology and Ageing
  • Personality and Behaviour
  • Family Ecology
  • Educational Psychology and Measurement Techniques



A degree in Family and Human Development prepares students for a successful career in a variety of human service and educational settings and equips them with following practical skills at the same time:

Awareness and Knowledge of: Rights of Children, Disabled and Elderly, Individual & Family/Community-needs Human Rights, Educational Psychology; Human Behavioural Understanding (from child to adult to elderly); Techniques of Guidance and Counselling; Family Crises Management Strategies. Educator& Researcher; Family/Career Counsellor; Human-Resource Coordinator; Social Worker; Assistant to Counsellors and Psychologists; Child-Care Provider/Coordinator; Crisis- intervention/Effective Community Worker; Consumer Advocate; Volunteer/Activist in Human Rights and Fundraising Programs; Life-Skills Facilitator; Rehabilitation Worker; etc.




The Department of Family and Human Development provides valuable experience to the students for securing employment in their field of interest through internships.

The internships carried out during the academic year are as follows:

  • Early Childhood Education at Sun Academy Montessori School, and Education and Research Development Center (ERDC);
  • Family and Community Development at Health Education and Literacy Program (HELP), Global Org (GO), and Non-Government Organization (NGO)



There are several researches done in the area of FHD as compulsory part of BS curriculum, such as:

  • Child Development
  • Childhood and Adolescence
  • Human Development
  • Special Education
  • Social Values and Religion



The Department of Family & Human Development provides valuable experiences in working with young children through various practical courses and activities. For this, the department makes an attempt to hold seminars and conduct workshops to guide students to master professional skills of organization and time management leading to development of better communities.


S.No. Name Designation Qualification
1 Nargis Irfan Assistant Professor (HEAD OF DEPT.) M.Sc Home Economics (KU)
2 Shaheena Soomro Assistant Professor M.Sc Home Economics (KU); M.Ed (KU)
3 Naveeda Bano Lecturer M.Sc Home Economics (KU)
4 Rubina Rizwan Lecturer M.Sc Home Economics (KU); B.Ed (AIOU)
5 Rabel Mangi Lecturer M.A Sociology (SALU)



The Departmental Society, Family and Human Development Society (FHDS) was established in January 2014


  • development and promotion of Family and Human life standards,and
  • confirmation of individual and social welfare in future


These aims are achieved by:

  • organizing and encouraging Adult Education Program in Family and Human Development
  • encouraging and aiding investigation and research in problems of Pakistani Families and Societies
  • guiding the individual to identify his role in and responsibility to the family and society and also
    enabling him to achieve a reliable and dependable personality to lead a peaceful life
  • providing norms for successful growth and good behaviour
  • developing an understanding of human needs
  • promoting community development and offering assistance to students to play effective roles as a community
  • promoting awareness of special children