Department of English


The Department of English, Lahore College for Women University can claim to be one of the oldest departments in the university . Post graduate classes in Lahore College started in 1940. At that time the department was headed by Mrs. Henry Lal, who later on joined as the Principal of the college and continued working as the head of the English department till 1955. Mrs. Urmila Siraj-ud-Din (Pride of Performance) joined the Department of English and remained on this post till 1989. During this period the English department was synonymous with Mrs. Siraj. With her as the driving spirit the department developed the traditions of commitment, scholarship, intellectual pursuits, learning to be sensitive and empowered human beings. The English department excels in motivated participation of students in extracurricular activities too. The dramatic society parented by the department owes a lot to Mrs. Siraj-ud-Din’s invaluable support and willingness in initiating the revival of dramatic activities. In 1989 as an acknowledgement to her persistent, keen interest, the society was renamed the Siraj-ud-Din Dramatics society.

Shaukat Ara Literary Society dedicated to another illustrious former HOD, is the torch bearer of literary and intellectual pursuits.

The Department of English is the backbone of Lahore College for Women University. The English faculty reaches out to all disciplines to teach English as a compulsory subject to Intermediate classes and B.S. (4 year) degree programs.