The Department of Urdu was established in the year 1989 with M.A. Degree classes in the evening shift with objectives to provide the facilities to the people of upper Sindh for acquiring education and knowledge in the field of Urdu literature, being Urdu a national language.

Keeping in view the interest of public in 2003-04 Department has started B.A.(Honors) classes and from the academic year 2005 BS (Four Years) Program containing Eight Semesters, with M. A(four Semesters) in Morning Shift. From year (2006) department has also become successful get approval from Academic council for MS/M.Phil courses.

The Academic Council also approved the three months certificate course, six months certificate course and one year Diploma course in Urdu for abroad students. The Department of Urdu Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur is only the department in Pakistani Universities who started BS(4-year) Program in Urdu literature.

The all Courses in Urdu are redesigned keeping in view the recommendation of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the necessities of 21st century. In this connection Science subjects like Computer, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Zoology , Botany , Microbiology Physics ,Environmental Sciences Mathematics, Civilization and Statistics are also included in BS 4-years program.