Punjabi

INTRODUCTION

GC Lahore played a pivotal role in the projection and development of Punjabi language and literature. The Ravi magazine of GCU by publishing their creative writings, promoted many Punjabi prose writers and poets. Many famous personalities and literary figures availed the chance to study here. Some of them worked here as teachers while others at their workplaces imparted valuable services for the cause of Punjabi language and culture. For example Dr. Nazir Ahmad, Ex Principal of GC edited the mystical Poetry of Baba Fareed Ganj Shakar, Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahoo, Bulhy Shah, Prof. Fazal-e-Haq, Prof. Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabasum, Prof. Qayum Nazar, Dr. Waheed Qureshi, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Saleem Ur Rahman worked for the promotion of Punjabi. Prof. Laeeq Babery (French), Prof. Muneer Lahori, Dr. Abbas Najmi (famous T.V Compare) taught here. Many popular literary figures like Muneer Niazi, Ahmed Rahi, Sharif Kunjahi, Ustad Daman etc frequently came to train the students. This was the atmosphere when the students of GC Lahore showed their deep interest to study Punjabi as an elective and optional subject at B.A and Intermediate Level. So, this subject gained popularity and a vast majority of students opted Punjabi Language and Literature. The Punjabi classes were started in 1980. The year 2013 was a landmark in the history of GCU when university administration took a bold step to start Punjabi as major subject in B.A (Hons). A large number of students opted Punjabi as major and allied subject. An independent department of Punjabi was established by the special interest and patronage of worthy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah in 2017. Prof. Dr. Saeed Khwar Bhutta took the Charge of Chairperson Punjabi Department on April 2, 2018.

FACILITIES

The Department holds following sophisticated labs with state-of-the-art equipment:

Research
Research Journal
Research Journal
Literary Society

Research

The department promotes research in all genres of Punjabi Literature and also stresses on comparative and interdisciplinary study of literature.

Research Journal

The Department publishes research journal ‘Sulaikh‘ subscribed to by the Universities of the Subcontinent and Urdu Postgraduate Departments in the country. It carries research articles of scholars from Pakistan and abroad.

Literary Society

The department Literary Society, Punjabi Majlis is a University level society. This society was established in 1926 and Prof. Shiv Ram Kayship was the first Incharge of the society. This society played a significant role in inculcating the reading and writing habits among the students to understand Punjabi literature and to produce appreciable and useful literary material. It provides a vista for creative thinking and literary pursuits to students of the university by holding regular Adabi Baithiks, All Pakistan Punjabi Mushaera, Lectures,  Kafi Night and has been a center of creative activities for a long time.

The Department of Punjabi offers following degree programmes.

  • B.A. (Hons)
  • M.Phil Punjabi
  • The Ph.D Programmes has been approved by BOS, BOF, Academic Council and Syndicate and NOC from HEC is awaited.
Year-1 
Semester-I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PUNJ-1101 Punjabi Asnaf-e-Adab: Sheree wa Nasri 3
Semester-II 
PUNJ-1201 Muntekhib Punjabi Nasar: Mazmoon aur Inshaeyah 3
Semester-III 
PUNJ-2101 Punjabi Afsanvi Adab: Afsana, Drama 3
PUNJ-2102 Punjabi Shaeree: Nazam 3
Semester-IV 
PUNJ-2201 Punjabi Shaeree: Ghazal  3
PUNJ-2202 Classiki Punjabi Shaeree  3
Semester-V 
PUNJ-3101 Punjabi Adab ki Tareekh: Sheri Adab ka Irtaqa  3
PUNJ-3102 Punjabi Adab ki Tareekh: Nasri Adab ka Irtaqa  3
PUNJ-3103 Tasawaf aur Punjabi Sofiana Shaeree  3
PUNJ-3104 Seerat Nigari aur Punjabi Naat  3
PUNJ-3105 Punjabi Lisaniyat  3
Semester-VI 
PUNJ-3201 Punjabi Noval: Matni Wa Tanqeedi Mutalah  3
PUNJ-3202 Punjabi Lok Adab aur Akhan  3
PUNJ-3203 Punjabiat  3
PUNJ-3204 Khasosi Mutalah Waris Shah  3
PUNJ-3205 Punjabi Dastanain  3
Semester-VII 
PUNJ-4101 Tanqeed Nazari Wa Amali  3
PUNJ-4102 Punjabi Tahqeeq: Asool aur Rawayat  3
PUNJ-4103 Gurmukhi  3
PUNJ-4104 Punjabi Nazam: Numanda Shuara Ka Mutalah  3
PUNJ-4299 Maqalah  3
One Elective Course
PUNJ-4105 Punjabi Novel: Qayam-e  3
PUNJ-4106 Pakistan Kay Baad Qadeem Punjabi Adab  3
PUNJ-4107 Punjabi Safarnamay  3
Semester-VIII 
PUNJ-4201 Punjabi Drama:  Numaendah Drama Nigar  3
PUNJ-4202 Waran aur Jangnamay  3
PUNJ-4203 Tarjma Nigari  3
PUNJ-4204 Punjabi Ghazal: Numaendah Shuara Ka Mutalah  3
PUNJ-4299 Maqalah  3
One Elective Course
PUNJ-4205 Punjabi Shaeree: Bartanvi

aur Pakistani Daur

 3
PUNJ-4206 Badaisi Punjabi Adab  3
PUNJ-4207 Punjabi Sahafat  3
Year – 1
Semester – I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PUNJ – 7101  کھوج دے اصول 3
PUNJ  – 7102 لسانیات 3
PUNJ  – 7103 تنقیدی دبستان 3
PUNJ  – 7104 پنجابی وچ ادبی ترجمے 3
Semester – II
PUNJ  – 7201 سودھ کاری دے اصول 3
PUNJ  – 7202 پنجابی وچ ورتیاں گئیاں لِپیاں 3
PUNJ  – 7203 پنجابی بیانیہ 3
PUNJ  – 7204 پنجابی ادب اُتے کالونیل ازم دے پر چھاویں – اختیاری 3
PUNJ  – 7205 پنجابی ادب وچ ناری واد  – اختیاری 3
PUNJ  – 7206 پنجابی وچ زبانی ادب دی ریت – اختیاری 3
PUNJ  – 7207 سمکالی پنجابی ادب دے مہاڑ – اختیاری 3
Year – 2
Semester – III, IV تحقیقی مقالہ

The Ph.D Programmes has been approved by BOS, BOF, Academic Council and Syndicate and NOC from HEC is awaited.  

FACULTY

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saeed Khawar Bhutta
Ph.D (PU), Post-Colonial

Designation:
Chairperson

Dr. Zaheer Hassan Wattoo
Ph.D (PU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Shabnam Ishaq
Ph.D (PU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Sulehri
Ph.D (PU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Kalyan Singh Kalyan

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Wasif Latif
M.A. Punjabi (Gold Medalist), PU

Designation:
Lecturer

Kalyan Singh Kalyan

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Wasif Latif
M.A. Punjabi (Gold Medalist), PU

Designation:
Lecturer

Dr. Mehmood ul Hassan Bazmi
M.Phil Urdu (AIOU), MA Punjabi, Urdu, Library Science, (PU)

Designation:
Visiting Faculty