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Lahore College for Women University (LCWU)

Lahore, Punjab

Lahore College for Women University, with a full time enrollment of about 17,000 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.  |


LCWU aspires to be a leading teaching and research university, recognized nationally and globally as a hub of academic excellence, producing highly skilled, professional, empowered, well groomed and values driven women leaders to contribute positively to the socio-economic development of Pakistan.


  • Providing quality, accessible education to produce empowered and creative women leaders
  • Creating an enabling environment for critical thinking and world class research to expand human knowledge
  • Creating productive, motivated, employable and entrepreneurial graduates to contribute effectively to the job market
  • Practicing and promoting LCWU's core values to produce responsible and tolerant citizens committed to community service


Lahore College for Women University established in May 1922 as an Intermediate residential college, was originally housed in a building on Hall Road, Lahore with strength of 60 (25 boarders) and staff members. LCWU by 1922 was affiliated with the University of the Punjab for undergraduate program in 18 subjects. By 1950, the College strength increased to 600 students and was shifted to the present building on Jail Road. The year 1990, when Administrative and Financial Autonomy was given to the institution, proved to be the turning point in the history of LCWU. On 13th August 1990, it was declared a Degree-Awarding institution. The institution was elevated to the status of a Women University on 10th September 2002.




Degree Programs


Enrolled Students



Dr. Bushra Mirza

Vice Chancellor


  • # of students: Males: na | Females: 17,453
  • # of total full-time faculty: Males: 92 | Females: 60
  • # of Ph.D. faculty: 97
  • # of student’s faculty ratio: 30
  • # of offered degree programs: 47 of BS | 34 of MS, MPhil, MBA | 24 of Ph.D.
  • # of faculties: 7

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