The Department of Urdu is one of the oldest at FCCU and has had renowned faculty such as Maulana Farzand Ali, Dr Agha Suhail and Prof Iqbal Ahmed Khan. Both teachers and students take an active interest in the fields of research, creative writing and literary criticism. The Department has also produced some fine writers. The Department of Urdu offers a BA (Hons) degree and is part of the Faculty of Humanities.

BA (HONS) URDU

This program is designed to empower students to become accomplished, active readers who appreciate ambiguity and complexity, and who can articulate their own interpretations with an awareness and curiosity for other perspectives. It enables students to write effectively for a variety of professional and social settings, practice writing as a process of motivated inquiry, engaging other writers’ ideas as they explore and develop their own, and develop an awareness of and confidence in the voice as a writer; express ideas as informed opinions that are in dialogue with a larger community of interpreters, and understand how an approach compares to the variety of critical and theoretical approaches.

Learning Objectives

  • Reading: become accomplished, active readers who appreciate ambiguity and complexity, and who can articulate their own interpretations with an awareness and curiosity for other perspectives
  • Writing skills and process: write effectively for a variety of professional and social settings, practice writing as a process of motivated inquiry, engaging other writers’ ideas as they explore and develop their own, and develop an awareness of and confidence in the voice as a writer
  • Oral communication skills: demonstrate the skills needed to participate in a conversation that builds knowledge collaboratively, listening carefully and respectfully to others’ viewpoints, articulating ideas and questions clearly, situating ideas in relation to other voices and ideas, and preparing, organizing and delivering an engaging oral presentation
  • Critical Approaches: express ideas as informed opinions that are in dialogue with a larger community of interpreters, and understand how an approach compares to the variety of critical and theoretical approaches
  • Research Skills: identify topics and formulate questions for productive inquiry, identify appropriate methods and sources for research and evaluate critically the sources found, and use their chosen sources effectively in writing, citing all sources appropriately
  • Culture and History: gain a knowledge of the major traditions of literatures written in Urdu, an appreciation for the diversity of literary and social voices within and sometimes marginalized by those traditions, develop an ability to read texts in relation to historical and cultural contexts in order to gain a richer understanding of both text and context, and become more aware of self as situated historically and culturally

Roadmap for BA (Hons) Urdu

Eligibility criteria For BS (Hons):

  • Students who have passed their Intermediate
  • A- Level students who have cleared at least 3 principal A-Level exams (not AS Level) Equivalence attested from the IBCC Needed .
  • A- Level students who have given their A levels exams in October, November and are awaiting results are eligible to apply, they need to attach a copy of the statement of entry.
  • Students who have done their American High School. Equivalence needed attested from the IBCC .
  • Students who have  done their Intermediate from the Technical Board
  • Students applying for BS (Hons) Biotechnology must have done FSc Pre-Medical or should have studied Biology and Chemistry in A-Level.

Dr M Azam Khan (Akhtar Shumaar)

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Islamia University, Lahore)
Room 015, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 449

Dr Najeebuddin Jamal

Professor

PhD (Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan)
Room S-038, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Virk

Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room 03, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 492

Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shah Qasim

Professor

PhD, MPhil (AIOU, Islamabad)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room S-037, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 582

Dr Ateeq Anwar

Assistant Professor
Guardian West Hall

PhD (University of Education, Lahore)
Room 05, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall

Dr Muhammad Tahir

Assistant Professor

MA Urdu, MA History, MA Pol Sc, MA Punjabi (Punjab University, Lahore)
MBA (American International University, Lahore)
PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room 03, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 492

Dr Noureen Khokhar

Associate Professor

PhD (GCU, Lahore)
MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room 03, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall
Ext: 492

FOR BA (HONS)

2018 FALL2019 SPRINGTotal Fee Year Excluding tax Per Credit Rate 
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotal Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal 
BA (Hons)      115,000       15,000       10,000     140,000     115,000       15,000       10,000     140,000           255,000                  7,077