BS Urdu Literature

BS Urdu Literature


The Urdu Department of Kinnaird College for Women has an aim to achieve high standards focusing the textual study of selected texts from the classical and modern period covering the works of important writers and poets of Urdu language, not only this students are offered to study  the World Classic Literature translated into Urdu language in order to inculcate the taste of modern sensibility.


The courses are designed particularly for the students wishing to achieve high standards in research and by developing a better taste of literature and fine arts so the students can expand their vision and imagination. Through the study of Urdu literature we can groom them with ethics and social norms of our culture and society which can help them to be a better individual.


The Department of Urdu envisions to create a Centre of Excellence for the dissemination of knowledge pertaining to literature and its related fields by enlightening the students for their development of creative, interceptive, critical and research abilities through inter literary and inter disciplinary awareness. The Department of Urdu focus on producing knowledgeable, enlightened and well trained graduates and well versed female students for roles in fields of academia, research, translation, educational and non-educational institutions by inculcating knowledge of literary task and skills of interest articulation.

Admission Requirement

  • FA/F.Sc with minimum 55% marks OR A-level in three main subjects (no subsidiary) with minimum Grade C with Equivalence Certificate OR Grade 12 with minimum Grade C with Equivalence Certificate.

Degree Requirements for BS Urdu Literature 4 years program

To receive BS Urdu Literature degree, a student must complete a total of 130 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Road Map

Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
Semester I
1 Major Urdu Dastan 3
2 Major Urdu Novel 3
3 Major Urdu Afsana 3
4 Core English – I 3
5 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
6 General General -1 3
Total Hours 17
Semester II
1 Major Urdu Drama 3
2 Major Urdu Travelogues 3
3 Core English – II 3
4 Core Pakistan Studies 2
5 Core Introduction to Computers 3
6 General General – II 3
Total Hours 17
Semester III
1 Major Urdu Classical Poetry 3
2 Major Styles of Urdu Prose 3
3 Major Humour and Satire in Urdu Literature 3
4 Core English – III 3
5 General General – III 3
6 General General – IV 3
Total Hours 18
Semester IV
1 Major Modern Urdu Nazm 3
2 Major Genres of Urdu Prose 3
3 Major World Classical Literature 3
4 Core Mathematics 3
5 General General – V 3
6 General General – VI 3
Total Hours 18
Semester V
1 Major Urdu Literary Movements of 20th Century 3
2 Major A Sketch of the History of Urdu Literature 3
3 Major Translation in Urdu 3
4 Major Urdu Literary Terms 3
5 General General – VII 3
6 General General – VIII 3
Total Hours 18
Semester VI
1 Major Oriental Criticism 3
2 Major Western Criticism 3
3 Major Schools of Criticism 3
4 Major Research Methodology 3
5 General General – IX 3
6 General General – X 3
Total Hours 18
Semester VII
1 Major A Special Study of Iqbal 3
2 Major Urdu Poetry in 20th Century 3
3 Major Data Analysis & Report Writing 3
4 Major Female Novelists of Sub – Continent 3
Total Hours 12
Semester VIII
1 Major A Special Study of Ghalib 3
2 Major Script Writing 3
3 Major Research Report 6
Total Hours 12
  Core 19  
  Major 81  
  General 30  
  Total Hrs 130  

Active Citizenship Program

Active Citizenship program offered by Kinnaird College in collaboration with British Council and HEC is a social leadership training program that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is a mandatory requirement for the completion of undergraduate degree and based on two semesters. All students will study the theoretical portion through different activities starting in their 3rd semester. They will plan their social action projects in 4th semester and implement it in the field.

Kinnaird Contact Info

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Lahore, Punjab

Postal Code: 54000

+92 42 9920 3781 – 84
+92 42 9920 3788

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