In pursuance of the pioneering initiative of establishing the Department of Post-graduate studies in English at M.A.O College, Lahore in the early seventies by Prof. Siraj-ud-Din and Dr. Imdad Hussain, the college administration revived M.A. (English] classes in 1993 after a lapse of twenty one years. This stupendous task was undertaken as challenge by Prof. Kh. Mansoor Sarwar and Prof. Hayat Muhammad Khan. The hurdles,, however, in the way of such a task appeared insurmountable in the beginning but given the will, determination and dedication of the faculty, the Department has succeeded in creating its own place amongst the top-notch departments of the province.
During the last fifteen years, since its revival, the Department has produced several successful students, both girls and boys, who are at present serving the nation in various capacities in different institutions while several others are waiting in the wings. Second shift classes /evening program were launched in 2004.