The Department was established concurrently with the University in 1975, when post-graduate classes of M.A Urdu in Government College, Multan were shifted to the University. The University Department thus not only inherited the class but also the bright tradition of the parent Department. Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah was the founder Chairman of the Deptt., whereas Prof. Dr. Kh. Muhammad Zakariya, Prof. Dr. AB Ashraf, Prof. Dr. Anwaar Ahmad, Dr. Najeeb Jamal, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf Sheikh (Late) and Dr. Rubina Tareen have also remained Chair Persons of this Department.Renowned scholars, Prof. Khalil Siddiqui, Dr. Shamim Haider Trimizi, Dr. Aslam Ansari and Dr. Naimat-ul-Haq have been associated with the Department as visiting faculty. One of our faculty members Dr. Qazi Abid has completed his post-doc from the University of Heidelberg, Germany on post-colonial discourse and an other faculty member Dr. Muhammad Asif has gone to the university of Osaka for his post- do on Allama Iqbalís Thought in post colonial context. There famous students Dr. Khalid Mehmood Sanjrani, Dr. Nasir Abbas Nayyar and Dr. Humaira Ishfaq have also completed their post-does from University of Heidelberg and Cambridge university respectively. One Ph.D Scholar Dr. Zafar Hussain visited Osaka University Japan on HEC scholarship (Ph.D Split Program) and earned his Ph.D degree. Prof. Soyamane was his co-supervisor with the Dr. Rubina Tareen. Three of the Departmentís prominent students, Dr Aslam Adeeb, Dr. Farooq Mashhadi and Dr. Saleem Haidrani have earned Quaid-e-Azam scholarship and obtained Ph.D. degrees from U.K.
Fifty nine scholars have obtained their Ph.D. degrees from this Department. At present six scholars have submitted their dissertations and nineteen scholars are registered for Ph.D degree. There have been 8 Indigenous Scholars registered from (HEC) till now, six of them have been awarded Ph.D degree. The department has signed an MOU with Osaka University Japan for academic collaboration. In result of that Dr. Rubina Tareen and Dr. Qazi Abid delivered a series of lectures in November 2014. From this year the Department is introducing two languages courses for foreign students.
The Department of Urdu is publishing its journal of research namely "Journal of research (Urdu) from 2001.At first step it was multidisciplinary and Journal was recognized in category in 2005. later it was upgraded in "Y" category in 2014. The Journal is contributing in research activities of Urdu Language and Literature.
The Department offers facilities for B.S., M.A., M. Phil and Ph.D. programs. Regular M. Phil Program was started from the academic session 1992-93. Till the last year 131 students have obtained M.Phil Degrees. Details regarding M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs may be obtained from the office of the Department. In 2005, a Certificate Course for modern spoken Persian was also started. Forty students got admission and successfully completed the course.
The students of this Department are serving as University / College teachers in Pakistan, talent of several is being utilized in media as well.
1.The Department has a Research Library namely "Professor Khalil Siddiqui Research and Seminar Library" where more than 17,000 rare and precious books and Journals are available.
2.A reference collection namely "Gosha-e-Rashid Ahmad Siddiqui" in central Library has been established only for the researchers by Prof. Latif-uz-Zaman Khan. A rare collection of 5000 books on Ghalibiyat is available in this section. It is the biggen collection on ghalib in any Pakistani University.
3.In the Library of Department of Urdu (situated at Central Library of the University) has more than 25000 books on Urdu Language and Literature. These books can help the research students to meet their needs.
4.The Department is connected with National and International Libraries through Internet.
5.There is a computer Lab with 20 systems in I.O.L. building with the internet facility.
6.The department offer, BS, M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D Programs.
BS; MA; M.Phil.; Ph.D, Diploma courses in Urdu Language(for foreign students)
B.S: FA/FSc with 2nd Division
M.A:BA/B.Sc. with 2nd†Division
M.Phil: M.A. Urdu (Departmental Test)
Ph.D.:M.Phil Urdu (B Grade, GAT Subject)
Determination of Merit
Aggregate marks in B.A /B.Sc . The Candidate who studied Urdu Elective/Urdu Optional will be given weightage of 40% of obtained marks in aggregate
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