• 87/1 College Street,Kolkata-700 073

Department of Arabic & Persian


Year of Establishment : 1907 A.D.

History of the department : The one of the oldest department of the Indian Universities as established in 1907 started P.G. Course in 1913, produced a large number of scholars, administrators and teachers, among them most noted persons are Prof. Ubaidullah al- Ubaidi al – Suhrawardy, Prof. Zubair Siddiquiee, Prof. Md. Ishaq, Prof. Ata Karim Burke, Prof. Md. Rahatullah and Prof. S.M.S Al-Qaderi, as it’s a pioneer institute of higher learning and research alongside the department always remained vibrant with various activities like organizing the International Seminars, Memorial Lectures, Special Lectures, Visiting Fellow/Professor’s program under the UPE Scheme, publication of Annual Departmental Research Journal and Proceedings of the Seminars.

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : Presidential Awards conferred to Prof. Ata Karim Burke, Prof. Md. Rahatullah and Prof. S.M.S Al-Qaderi


Faculty members:

Name Designation Area of specialisation Email Phone number
Dr. M.Isharat Ali Molla
Professor Indo-Arab Literature misharat.alimolla@gmail.com 9477019858
Dr. Md. Ashraf Ali
Assistant Professor Modern Arabic Literature aliashraf054@gmail.com 9433964271
Dr. Sagir Ahmad
Assistant Professor Persian Lyrics sagir_cu69@yahoo.co.in  9831153592
Dr. Md. Shakeel
Assistant Professor & Head Indo-Persian Studies shakeel_jnu@yahoo.com 9330846221
Dr. Md. Shamsuddin Mallick
Assistant Professor Modern Arabic & Translation shamsmallicknadwi@gmail.com 983154267

Emeritus professors/ adjunct professors/ re-employed teacher :

Name Designation Area of specialization Contact number
Dr. I.K.Burke Re-employed Professor
65 years to be completed as on 31/01/2017
Classical Persian Literature 9433132356


Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
Ph.D., Research MA  


Research scholars:

Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of registration
Shafiqul Islam Romanticism in Bengali & Arabic Poetry: a comparative Study Prof. Badiur Rahman 01/10/2012
Obaidur Rahman   Do 01/10/2012
Md Shaker Ali   Do 03/05/2013
Sk. Rezaul Karim   Do 03/05/2013
Md. Nur Salim Mustafa Sadiq Ar-Rafe’ee and his works in Arabic Literature Dr. M.Isharat Ali Molla 03/05/2013
Md. Mutahar Husain Shakeb Arsalan and his works in Arabic Literature Do 03/05/2013
Najeebul Hussain Maulana Taher and his contribution the the Tafsir Literature Do 01/10/2012
Md. Babur Ali   Dr. Md. Ashraf Ali 01/10/2010
Ruhul Amin Molla   Do 01/10/2012
Md Abdul Wahab Maruf Ar-Rusafi and Qazi Nazrul Islam: a comparative study Do 08/09/2014
Aminul Islam Mahud Taimur and his works in Arabic Literature Do 03/05/2013
Md. Abdur Rahim Molla Works of Abdul Hamid Farahi Do 03/05/2013
Md. Anwarul Haq Ansary   Do 03/05/2013
Saifuddin   Dr. Md. Shamsuddin Mallick 01/10/2012
Syed. Junaid A Muiz Al- adab al- Islami fi al- Hind khilalal Qarnil Ishreen Do 25/06/2013
Md. Nasiruddin Mondal Gibran Khalil Gibran: His contribution to Arabic short story ans eassy Do 01/10/2012
Golam Mustafa Women status in Islam with special referenc e to Sura-e Nisa Do 01/10/2012
Md. Rafique Akhtar   Do 03/05/2013
Abdus Salam   Do 03/05/2013
    Prof. I.K.Burke  
Shabana Shahab   Do  
Shaheen Fatma Syed Raza Ali Wahshat:a Persian Poet of Bengal Do 25/06/2013
Mirza Shabbir Ali   Do 01/10/2012
Shireen Uzma Mutalae’al-e-Tatbiqi az Nigarani-e- Siyasi wa Ijtema’i-e- Iqbal wa Bahar Chunke dar Ash’ar-e- aanha Mun’akis Mishawad Dr. Sagir Ahmad 18/11/2015
Saleha Nabi   Dr. Md. Shakeel 01/10/2012
Ejaz Ahmad   Do 03/05/2013


Title of the programme Principal collaborator of the department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborator of the collaborating institution Duration of the programme
International Seminar MAKAIAS, Kolkata Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Salt lake, Sector-III, Kolkata   Consecutive last Four Years
International Seminar QJSP, Mumbai Darus Sakina, Pokhraine Road no. 1, Near Forest Office, Upvan, Thane(W)-400606   Consecutive last two Years


Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department : Classical, Modern Arabic & Persian and Indo-Perso-Arabian Language & Literature.

Teaching support : Traditional system, e-learning system of teaching

Research support :

Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
Projector, Laptop & Screen    Web Based  Online System University, DPO

Major activities :

  • Organizing International Seminars regularly
  • Alumni Association,
  • Exchange Program between Egypt and Iran

Links :

  • Egyptian Embassy,
  • Embassy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Iran Cultural House, Islamic Republic of Iran,
  • All India Association of Arabic Teachers & Scholars (AIAATAS),
  • Institute of Persian Studies (IPI) Iran Society

Additional information :

  • Visiting Fellow/ Professor Program under UPE scheme
  • Extension lectures organized frequently
  • Syllabus modified regularly within ten years
  • Question papers set on the basis of current methods


Campus :College Street Campus

Address for communication : Dept. of Arabic & Persian, University of Calcutta A.T.Building, 2nd Floor, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-73