The Department of Urdu has greatly contributed in the promotion and development of Urdu language and literature since its birth in 1963. The Department started M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in 2004 and 2009 respectively.
Urdu language has become a craze all over the world and it has connected us with the literary tradition and great works of cross cultural literary studies plus new critical theories, prevalent in the modern literature.This vision of the Department is being worked upon by implementing that frame of policies which guide us to this direction.
The department of Urdu in GC University, Faisalabad was established in 1963 at post graduate level and very illuminating teacher Mr. Manzoor Hussain Shoar became its first chairman and academic leader. After attaining the status of university, the department of Urdu, introduced its M. Phil programme in addition to its regular master programme. The M.Phil programme was started on 2004 and Ph.D. programme started on 2009.
The department has designed various new courses, like, Computer Literacy, translation, communication skills and script writing. The department is making every effort to encourage and nourish creative talent as well as research aptitude of students. A Journal of Research ‘Zuban-o-Adab’ is being published by the department according to the parameters of HEC. Biannual literary magazine of the department reflects also its endeavor to develop creative talents of our youth.
Since 2006 the department has been publishing its Research Journal “Zuban-o-Adab” which has got wide recognition.In order to have better introduction the Department has Four International Conferences and Seminars as under: