The Berkeley Urdu Language Program was launched in LUMS on August 27, 2014 and has been conducted yearly since then at LUMS. This is an intensive Urdu Language program for graduate students from the USA. It is jointly administered by the America Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Institute of South Asia Studies (ISAS) at the University of California at Berkeley and is based in LUMS, supported and facilitated by the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature.
Students from various universities across the US are enrolled in this program yearly. This intensive Urdu Language immersion program equips them for conducting research in their own areas of study, that range from Political and Military History to Art History and Film and Media from the South Asian region.