Bureau of Translation and Interpretation Office
Dr. Arshad Mahmood

Welcome to the Department of Translation & Interpretation at NUML. Our department stands out in the Faculty of Languages for its academic and professional services offered in a wide range of languages. The perception of the translation profession has significantly improved in today's world of communication and networks, elevating the recognition and prestige of translators and interpreters. In an increasingly interconnected world, characterized by diverse languages, effective communication and understanding are essential for cooperation in various fields such as economy, culture, trade, technology, and politics.

We have tailored the education and training of translation and interpreting students to meet the demands of professional life, ensuring that interested candidates acquire the necessary skills to compete in the growing international translation business sector.

To meet this demand, our department is committed to upholding high-quality teaching principles and methods, leveraging the latest technological tools to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for professional life. Our BSL&TS degree program is a leading program known for its academic and professional structure within Pakistan's higher education landscape.

Our program emphasizes a balanced approach between theoretical and practical aspects of translation/interpreting education and training. We offer a special program designed to enhance students' theoretical and practical knowledge in the field, proficiency in technology and communication, and intercultural research skills, ensuring their professional qualifications and competence.

Graduates of our program have the opportunity to work in various institutions such as ministries, embassies, consulates, educational institutions, and banks. They can also pursue careers in translation offices, import and export companies, tourism agencies, sports clubs, publishing houses, and media organizations in the private sector.

I extend my best wishes and success to all current students and prospective candidates interested in pursuing a career in translation and interpretation.

Dr Arshad Mahmood
Director, Department of Translation & Interpretation
National University of Modern Languages Islamabad

The Department of Translation and Interpretation offers a unique set of services that ranges from academic to professional, i.e. apart from providing high-quality translation services to our clients, we also offer a BS program. With its highly qualified faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, the Department of Translation and Interpretation is committed to excellence in meeting national and global challenges of interlingual and intercultural communication.  


Affirming the centrality of translation in our shared existence and its key role in all the intercultural, professional and academic encounters, the Department of Translation and Interpretation will continue to strive to have a transformative impact on society through teaching, innovation and research.


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. The Department values its role as a flag-bearer of translation and interpretation pedagogy in Pakistan embracing local as well as global changes and responding to complex intercultural and multilingual challenges. Providing qualified and highly skilled leadership as well as workforce in interlingual mediational zones remains one of the foremost concerns of the Department which remains dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where students could accomplish their educational, personal and professional goals. 

  • To train students to work in multilingual settings as professional translators and interpreters. To make students understand the interplay of source text and target text.
  • To develop a considerably sound and proficient command of translation and interpretation.
  • To cultivate a general linguistic and communicative competence among the students.
  • To enable students to integrate their professional education and experience with the larger problems of the professional translators and interpreters.
  • To provide excellent and affordable translation and interpretation services to both the public sector and the private sector.
  • Providing effective teaching of translation and thereby producing an internationally competitive pool of translators and interpreters. 
  • Providing state-of-the-art translation and interpretation facilities/products both nationally as well as internationally. 
Ilyas Babar Awan
Nosheen Irshad
Gulnaz Begum
Akhtar Ali
Ms. Amna Sadaf
Office Assistant
Ikram ud Din Quraishi
UDC/Urdu Composer
Muhammad Amin
Naib Qasid


Location: Room No. 12, Ground Floor, Roomi Block, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.


Morning:  08:00:00-14:00:00

Evening:  15:30:00-18:30:00


Phone:  +92519265066

Email:  translation@numl.edu.pk

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