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The Department of Home Economics was established in 1975 at LCW with Nighat Shah as the first Head of the Department. At that time, this subject was offered only at the Intermediate level. Mrs. Anjum Mirza joined LCW in 1977 as the next Head of the Department. Under her tenure, the subject was introduced at Bachelors level due to immense interest of the students. Initially the course outlined by the Punjab University was followed. After attaining charter, the course was revised and updated.

In 2005, a four year degree program of BS (Hons.) in Home Economics was introduced under the directions of the Honorable Governor and HEC. The syllabus was developed in line with the recommendations of the National Committee for the revised curriculum of HEC. Mrs. Abida Talaat took charge as Head of the Department in 2008. The curriculum was updated in 2010 by the Board of Studies.

The current head of department, Mrs. Ishrat Azhar, took charge and held 4th Board of Studies meeting on 8th June, 2012 and got the revised curriculum approved by HEC 2011.