The Department of Urdu was established in 1961 at LCWU. Living nations have their own language and literature because literature preserves history, culture, values and traditions. All of these characteristics contribute towards making nation and society self-respecting and honorable. This department has its role in making the students good human beings fully aware of their own culture, values and traditions.
In 1993 the department started postgraduate classes. M.A students were also taught about advanced research and writing thesis. The students conducted valuable research and 36 research theses made their place in the Urdu Seminar Library.
PhD program was also started in the LCWU in 2004. Under this program Dr. Nafees Iqbal was the first PhD scholar of LCWU followed by Dr. Najma Perveen and Dr. Zareen Habib Mirza from the Urdu department. Now with highly qualified staff, department has started PhD Program on a regular basis.