The year 2016 came as a great milestone in the history of Govt. Islamia College for Women, Lahore
Cantt, when it gained the status of a post graduate institution. The college was awarded affiliation by the
Punjab University for launching Masters Program in two major disciplines i.e. English and Economics. It
was, undoubtedly a long cherished dream that was turned into reality by the blessings of Almighty.
The graceful brick edifice of the Post Graduate Block amid shady trees not only gratifies the aesthetic
sensibility but also provides a serene environment, conducive to the scholarly learning being imparted to
the Masters students by a highly qualified and truly committed faculty. There are three PhDs and nine
MPhils in the MA Department. The pioneer batch(2016-18) of both the disciplines showed a remarkable
success in the University Exam: Economics 100%, English 50%.
Our worthy principal, Mrs Nasreen Javaid Khan, a true scholar, has always been keen to promote learning
activities at the campus. The library facility and computer lab are made available for the M.A. students
and the faculty round the clock. She encourages the staff as well to opt for higher studies and arranges for
them on regular basis, various conferences and workshops to update their knowledge and teaching
methodologies. Though the curricular activities are the major focus of the Principal, she has never
neglected the co-curricular arena of a student’s life. She is quite mindful of a harmonious development of
a student’s personality and always takes great pains to cater to this need. Her students enjoy frequent
opportunities to participate in healthy competitions like sports, speech, debate, arts etc. held at the campus
as well as outside.
Our honourable principal is indeed a motherly figure, keeping a careful watch on all aspects of her
students and staff’s lives just like her own children. She aims high and strives to the best of her ability to
achieve them. Whatever she intends, she achieves, mainly because of her true sincerity to her cause. The
Masters Programme would also earn great laurels for her in the coming years In sha Allah.
Dr. Shazia Jamil