The Kinnaird College for Women (KCW) is a university located in Lahore, Pakistan. It is a women’s liberal arts university.

Kinnaird was established in 1913 by the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission. In 1919, Presbyterian Mission Church and the Church Mission Society joined a consortium to fund and operate the college. In 1926 it moved to its current campus on the Jail Road, where it grew over the years and by 1939 the college had grown into a 20-acre (81,000 m2) campus.

The college is named after Lady Mary Jane Kinnaird co-founder of YWCA and a great philanthropist of her time. The now university was established at the start of the 20th century when it was housed near Kinnaird High School. In 2002 college was given the status of government Degree Awarding institution and its administration was handed over to Association of Kinnaird College. Board of governors run its administration. Kinnaird College was founded in 1913 by the Zenana and Bible Medical Mission when they started college classes at Kinnaird Christian Girls’ High School in Lahore.[5] The founders wished to give Punjabi Christian women the opportunity to gain professional qualifications as teachers.[5] The first principal was Joan MacDonald.

From 1913 to 1922 the college was the only women’s liberal arts college in the Punjab. In its initial years, college life was designed for the predominately Christian student body and on graduation many students found employment in the mission school network. The popularity of missionary schools among non-Christian families, with their emphasis on English language teaching and the chance to study with British and American teachers, led to a demand for the type of graduate teachers produced by the College.

In 1928, Isabella McNair became principal of the College. McNair believed that women’s education should be intellectually equal to men’s and alumnae encouraged to be active in public life. During the 1930s, admission standards, teacher/pupil ratios, extracurricular activities and a fee schedule set Kinnaird apart as the region’s most prestigious women’s college.[5] The demographics had also shifted with a majority of pupils now coming from middle to upper class Hindu families, where an English education from a leading women’s college was regarded as an important step in arranging a good marriage.

After Partition in 1947, the University of the Punjab Senate decided to replace English with Urdu as the medium of instruction and examination for higher education. Despite this change, Kinnaird continued to offer women higher education in newly created Pakistan and added science courses, typing, nursing and social work to its curriculum. Partition however significantly altered the student body, with Muslims, a minority at Kinnaird before 1947, now becoming a large majority.In 1972, the Pakistani government nationalized all private schools and colleges, including Kinnaird. In 2002, Kinnaird college was given Charter of Degree Awarding institution and the board of governor was set up to run its administration.

Programs Offered by Kinnaird College for Women

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FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES & BUSINESS STUDIES

  1. B.Sc Honors in Accounting & Finance
  2. B.A Honors in Business Administration (BBA)
  3. B.Sc Honors in Computer Science
  4. B.Sc Honors in Economics
  5. B.Sc Honors in Mathematics
  6. B.Sc Honors in Statistics

FACULTY OF ARTS DESIGN & MEDIA STUDIES

  1. Bachelor in Fine Arts
  2. Bachelor in Design (Textile Design)
  3. B.A Honors in Media Studies

FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL & LIFE SCIENCES

  1. B.Sc Honors in Biochemistry
  2. B.Sc Honors in Biotechnology
  3. B.Sc Honors in Botany
  4. B.Sc Honors in Food Sciences & Human Nutrition
  5. B.Sc Honors in Genetics
  6. B.Sc Honors in Zoology

FACULTY OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURE & EDUCATION

  1. B.A Honors in Applied Linguistics
  2. B.A Honors in English Literature
  3. B.Ed Honors in Education
  4. B.A Honors in Urdu Literature

FACULTY OF PHYSICAL & EARTH SCIENCES

  1. B.Sc Honors in Chemistry
  2. B.Sc Honors in Environmental Sciences
  3. B.Sc Honors in Geography
  4. B.Sc Honors in Physics

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & LAW

  1. B.Sc Honors in Applied Psychology
  2. B.A Honors in International Relations
  3. B.A Honors in Political Science
  4. Bachelors in Law (5 Years)

 

  1. M.Phil in Applied Linguistics
  2. M.Phil in Biochemistry
  3. M.Phil in Biotechnology
  4. M.Phil in Business Administration
  5. M.Phil in Education
  6. M.Phil in English Literature
  7. M.Phil in Environmental Sciences
  8. M.Phil in Food Sciences & Human Nutrition
  9. M.Phil in International Relations
  10. M.Phil in Media Studies
  11. M.Phil in Political Science
  12. M.Phil in Statistics
  13. MS in Clinical Psychology
  14. MS in Computer Science

Statistics And Information of Kinnaird College for Women

International Ranking

9369

Ranking In Pakistan

101

HEC CERTIFIED

Yes

Main Campus Address

93 Jail Rd, G.O.R. - I, Lahore, Punjab 54000

Tel

+92 42 9920 3781 – 84

Fax

92 42 9920 3788

E-Mail

principal.secretariat@kinnaird.edu.pk

admissions@kinnaird.edu.pk

Status

Public

Entry Test Required

No

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