Dedicated towards the promotion, development of Urdu language and literature among non Urdu Speakers, Urdu Teaching and Research Centre (UTRC, LKO) was started on 20th September 1984 at a rented property in Lucknow. On 23rd June 2013, it was moved to its permanent campus at Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The centre is well connected to National and State Highways and has major Hotels, Hospitals, Colleges, Government Offices, Shopping malls, etc. in its neighborhood.
The UTRC Lucknow has hostel, classroom, conference hall, dining room, library facilities, etc. for its trainees.