Government College University Faisalabad

Department of Urdu

Ground Floor, Quaid-i-Azam Block, Old Campus

Scheme of Studies


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 MPhil and PhD programmers 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 guide us to this direction.


The department of Urdu in GCUF 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, Professor Ishfaq Hussain Bukhari became the first Chairman of the department of Urdu. The department introduced its MPhil programme in addition to its regular master programme. The MPhil programme was started on 2004 and PhD programme started on 2009. The department has recently started BS Urdu four years programmes in 2010. 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 and approved by HEC in 2011. In order to have better introduction the Department has Six International Conferences and Seminars as under:First International Conference on “Urdu Tehqiq-o-Tanqeed Aalmi Tanazur Mein” held on 29th to 31st August 2006.International Seminar on the topic of “QaumiTashkhus Main Zaban-o-Adab Aur Saqafat kakirdar “held on March 7, 2008.International Seminar Ghalib held on March 27, 2008,National Seminar on Faiz Ahmed Faiz held on February 16,2009. Faiz Ahmed Faiz International Conference on 3 November, 2011.AllamaIqbal International Conference 28 to 30 November,2012.

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