Department of English-Linguistics and Literature was set up in 2011, the year when the university obtained its charter from Government of the Punjab and recognition by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad. Ever since its genesis, the department has been vibrant in all its academic activities. In view of the challenges of the new millennium, nationally as well as internationally, the department has offered a wide array of programs at graduate and post-graduate levels including M Phil-Linguistics and MPhil-Literature. In order to groom students holistically in various aspects of education– critical, creative and research– the department has organized Leads Literary Circle which is run by students themselves, of course, under the guidance of faculty members.
The circle as such holds its meetings frequently to facilitate the members in writing research papers, and to apprise them of national and international academic events. The department is going to contribute maximum in the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences which is to be launched by the university very soon. The faculty at the department, permanent as well as visiting, is an excellent blend of experience and youth with specialists in Linguistics as well as Literature. Through its Language Center caters to the field-specific needs of the students at Undergraduate level. Moreover, the department keeps itself abreast of cultural, educational, academic, pedagogical and pragmatic needs through its variety of programs by keeping itself positively in line with the HEC policies. Being alive to the needs of the overseas students, the department also offers M Phil -Linguistics and M Phil-Literature for the potential candidates. On the incessant requests of public, the department is planning to launch PhD programmes in English Linguistics and Literature separately along with MA -ELT (Evening Programme).