PhD Urdu








 Program Started

January / Spring 2001

Credit Hours



Average Time of Completion Degree

3 - 8  Years

1.5 - 4 Years

Number of Students  Enrolled



Number of HEC Awardees in  Program



Number of Students Awarded Degree



Faculty Members holding PhD Degree


Faculty Members holding MPhil Degree


Number of HEC Approved Supervisors



Mission Statement of Urdu PhD Program

PhD in Urdu Language and Literature tends to equip the following:

To inculcate an equal guidance of outlooks and altercation of Urdu Languages and Literature to innate comparative aplomb in the students. Helping students compared the literary contexts and pieces for the purpose of comprehension and for practical criticism of literary parchments. It is expected that students will seek adroitness of research and criticism during their course work and will take benefit by it in their practical exertions of research and criticism at the highest level.


Objectives of Urdu PhD Program

  • The students are aware of important literary concepts and theories, and they are able to apply them when and where required.
  • The student should be able to respond to Urdu literary work, through its research based analysis and evolution in the light of its social and historical context.
  • The students are able to analyze a piece of literature using techniques of literary criticism and research.
  • The students are aware of core linguistic concepts of Urdu language
  • The program will enhance the students’ employability in various fields such as teaching and other various research fields.









a. MS/MPhil Degree (18 years of education with 6 credit hrs. research) in relevant discipline from HEC recognized University with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 CGPA under semester system OR 1st Division under annual system.
b. Selection in the respective program will be subject to availability of seats, merit based on academic qualification, valid GRE International / NTS / NUML devised GAT- subject score and interview.
c. Applicants with valid GRE International/GAT-Subject from NTS will have to pass written/subjective portion of NUML GAT-S (as per schedule of respective Faculties) to secure admission.
d. Candidate qualified for interview will have to submit and present a Statement of Purpose1500-2000 words (inclusive of title of research, intended field, potential research and passion for area of research) for PhD studies at the time of interview.
e. For Management Sciences only: Candidates who have completed 30 credit hours of coursework in the case of professional degrees at the master's level, such as MBA and MS in Project Management are also eligible. However, preference will be given to those who have MS Degree with research at Level-7.


S.No Course Code Subject Credit Hours
1 PDUR-801 World literature in Translation 3
2 PDUR-802 Pakistani Language & Literature 3
3 PDUR-803 The Development & Evolution of Urdu Language & Linguistics 3
4 PDUR-804 Philosophical Discourses 3
5 PDUR-805 Persian & Arabic Literature: General Understanding 3
6 PDUR-811 Contemporary Urdu Literature & Criticism: Trends and Prospects 3
7 PDUR-812 Research Format Styles and Global Trends of Research 3
8 PDUR-813 Urdu Language & Contemporary Society 3
9 PDUR-814 Stylistic Study of Urdu Literature 3-0
10 Compulsory Comprehensive Exam & Viva -
11 Compulsory Dissertation & Defense 24-0