Department of Urdu & Iqbaliat was established in the year 1976. It is running four programs: BA (Hons), MA, MPhil and PhD with eight faculty members: two Professors, one Associate Professor, three Assistant Professors and two Lecturers.
Since1987 Twenty Four PhD and Eighty one MPhil degrees have been awarded. Currently 36 PhD and 25 MPhil students are working on their research projects. We have a well equipped Reference Library which is heavily utilized by research students and faculty members. The Department of Urdu & Iqbaliat encourages co-curricular activities as well. Majlis-e-Iqbal is a students society which organizes many activities such as a fortnightly literary program where various renowned poets and authors are invited. The Department is making full use of its facility of audio visual aids by showing students different plays and Novels in accordance with the curriculum. Parents day and Sports day are among the significant events of the Department.
Award of best student has also been a unique tradition of the department over the years. This Department is also offering distance education program for MA, MPhil and PhD. Hopefully this program will be a stepping stone in the field of Urdu for the whole region.