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Vice Chancellor’s Message

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome our prospective students on board Lahore College for Women University, the oldest, largest and most prestigious public sector women university in Asia that has been nurtured and seasoned by illustrious generations of women driven by values, traditions and a commitment to excel; thereby leading to empowerment of women and national development.By joining LCWU you will become part of this voyage of discovery. Each one of our students...  Readmore >>


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Notice for F.A/ F.Sc. Part-II Students Notice for F.A/ F.Sc. Part-II Students Roll No. slips to the students of F. A/ F. Sc. Part – II... Read more
Department of Management Science organized a Seminar on Personal Effectiveness Seminar on Personal Effectiveness To encourage and motivate the students, enable them to... Read more
Performance Acknowledgement of Ms Naz Saud, Department of Statistics,LCWU Performance Acknowledgement It is a matter of great pride for the Department of Statistics,... Read more
ORIC in collaboration with the First Women Bank organized a seminar on “Prime Minister’s Youth Loan Scheme” Seminar on Prime Minister’s Youth Loan Scheme On March 5th 2014, ORIC in collaboration with the... Read more
CCJP arranged a Trip to Folk Puppet Festival A Visit to Folk Puppet Festival The Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop invited students of LCWU to the... Read more
Edward De Bono Thinking System certification training by Dr Sunil Gupta Training on Edward De Bono Thinking System Certification Lahore College for Women University's... Read more
Dr. Marvin Weinbaum visited LCWU Dr. Marvin Weinbaum visited LCWU LCWU's  Directorate of Faculty Development and... Read more
DFDI, LCWU organized Active Citizens Programme Certificate Distribution Ceremony and Showcasing of Social Action projects ACP- Certificate Distribution Ceremony Active Citizens is a flagship programme of the British... Read more
HEC French Needs based Scholarships HEC French Needs Based Scholarships HEC French Needs based Scholarships available for... Read more
Environmental Science Department, LCWU in collaboration with Water Care Services Pakistan celebrated ‘Water Awareness Day' “Water and Energy” Environmental Science Department, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU)... Read more
Innovation Award in 3rd Invention to Innovation Sumit, 2014 Innovation Award in 3rd Invention to Innovation Summit, 2014 Ms. Hina Farooq student MS Zoology... Read more

Events at LCWU



ahore College for Women University, with a full time enrollment of about 8000 students and a teaching faculty of more than 500 members, is one of the most prestigious institutions of Pakistan. It admits students at the Intermediate, Graduate, Masters and Ph.D. levels.

Established in May 1922 as an intermediate residential college, LCWU originally was housed in a building on Hall Road, Lahore, with a strength of 60 students (25 boarders) and 13 staff members. By 1950, the college strength increased to 600 students and was shifted to the present building on Jail Road, which was originally a school.

LCWU by 1922 was affiliated with the University of the Punjab with undergraduate program in 18 subjects. Within the next two years the institution had graduate programs in 14 subjects. Post graduate classes in English were initiated in 1940 and Honours classes in five subjects were introduced in 1949. B.Sc. classes started in 1955 while Post-graduate classes in the subjects of Economics and Physics started in 1966. By 1979 Islamic Studies, Political Science and Psychology were also added to the ever increasing list of programs.

The year 1990, when Administrative and Financial Autonomy was given to the institution, proved to be the turning point in the history of LCWU. The same year, on 13th August 1990, it was declared as a Degree-Awarding institution. The institution was elevated to the status of a Women University on 10th September 2002.

At the time of autonomy, in 1990, there were Masters classes in only six areas, but now with the the University status, LCWU is offering degrees at graduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. There is 4 years B.S. in 31 subjects, 4 years B.S. professional degree in Environmental Science, Home Economics, BFA, Business Administration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and 5 years Phram-D. Besides this we are offering Ph.D. programmes in Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Botany, Zoology, Environmental Science Electronics, Physics, Political Science, Economics, Islamic Studies, Urdu, Punjabi and Fine Arts.

The 21st century has brought a drastic revolution in science, which has completely transformed the world. Today sciences are exploring areas that defy imagination. Keeping in line with the importance of the sciences in today’s world, LCWU has been fulfilling the demand of the female students in the area, as this was the only institution offering science subjects at undergraduate level. This is evident from the fact that majority of the female doctors serving and retired, have at some stage (F.Sc. or B.Sc.) studied at Lahore College. Since 1922 the college has proved its worth as the highest seat of learning for science subjects. At the moment Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Bio-Technology, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Science and Pharmacy are taught at Graduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral levels.

LCWU is cognisant to the significance of social sciences and liberal arts since they contribute to the aesthetic sense of human beings and are essential for the society. The Department of English, being 71 years old, is the oldest post-graduate department of the University. Founded by Prof Mrs. U.K. Siraj-ud-Din, it still is rooted in the traditions of scholarship and academic excellence. Besides English, Urdu, Punjabi, Islamic Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Fine Arts, Pakistan Studies, Mass Communication and Gender and Development Studies are being offered at graduate and postgraduate level. The graduates of LCWU take their place in moral, intellectual and professional leadership in all walks of national life. Among its alumni are an extra ordinary number of teachers, physicians and professionals in all fields of life.

At F.A./F.Sc. level this intermediate college of Lahore College for Women University is affiliated with the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore for the purpose of curricula and examinations. This intermediate college has proved to be a very fruitful nursery in providing women force for professional education in the province.

Since the establishment of LCWU as a university, the institution has strived for improvement in Higher Education. MoU with various national industries and linkages with foreign universities have been established in the field of Pharmacy, Electronics, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Economics, Mass Communication and Gender & Development Studies.

In recognition of the contribution of LCWU, UNESCO/ISESCO Chair for Women in Science in Asian Region was established in December 2004 with Prof. Dr. Mrs. Bushra Mateen as the first Chairperson.

The new Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Sabiha Mansoor, took charge in July this year. Dr. Mansoor brings with her wide expertise and experience spanning 38 years in higher education. As a President National Talent Scholar, British Council Scholar, and Woodrow Wilson Pakistan Scholar, Dr. Mansoor has made a valuable contribution in the field of teaching, administration and research. Under the new leadership, the university’s mission of providing quality higher education, goes a step further by creating avenues for university graduates to partake fully in the social and economic development of Pakistan.