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Department of Urdu

History

Year of Establishment : 1932

History of the department : The Department of Urdu University of Calcutta is one of the Pioneers in imparting Urdu Language and Literature in modern world. It is also a Major language Department of Calcutta University. The main task of the Department is to develop the mind of Urdu students regarding the language, literature and culture. In the Department of Urdu Calcutta University we are focusing on the developments in teaching and research, department-sponsored and collaborative activities. Both our faculty and students have been productive and have made important contributions to the Department. Research undertaken by our faculty and Ph.D students has been featured online, in print, and on television and radio. We have been able to maintain our commitment to the highest standards in Research work. We remain aware of the special role we play in promoting and practicing the human science and Literature. We have organized Seminars and special Lectures for the students. The faculty members of our Department are engaged in high quality Literary Research. Eight (8) books of our faculty members have been published recently. It is also to be noted that Urdu Department has seen the teaching style of the eminent scholars like Jb. Pervez Shahidi (A renowned Urdu Poet of Progressive School) Jb. Zafar Uganwi (A remarkable short story writer) Jb. Mozaffar Hanfi (A many-sided scholar and acclaimed poet) and many more in the past. One of the phenomenal Personalitie who has visited the Department is Jb. Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, the leading Urdu critics and theorists.

Academic

Faculty members:

Name Designation Area of specialisation Email & Phone number
HEAD
Dr. NADIM AHMAD
[Profile]
Asst. Professor Prose & Criticism nadim.ansari2008@gmail.com
9831237858 (Mobile)
PROFESSOR
Dr. SHAHNAZ NABI Iqbal Chair Professor Language & Criticism shahnaz_nabi786@hotmail.com
nabishahnaz@yahoo.co.in
033 2229-6766 (Residence)
98311 15579 (Mobile)

Courses

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
Certificate in Urdu Certificate Course Graduate 20
Diploma in Urdu Diploma Course Graduate, Certificate in Urdu 20
M.A. in Urdu P.G. Degree Honours Graduate 76
M.Phil & Ph.D Research M.A. in Urdu According the University Norms

Research

Research scholars:

Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of registration
ABU WAQUAS MANTO KE AFSANO MAI INSAN DOSTI KA TASAWWUR DR. NADIM AHMAD 16.06.2014
ANJUM ARA MOHAMMED ALVI  HAYAT-O-KHIDMAT PROF. (DR.)  SHAHNAZ NABI 16.06.2014
ARSHIA IQBAL ISMAT CHOGHTAIE KE NAWILON MEIN KIRDAR NIGHARI DR. NADIM AHMAD 16.06.2014
FIRDAUS SHAKIL SAJDA ZAIDI
 HAYAT–O- KHIDMAT
PROF. (DR.)  SHAHNAZ NABI 16.06.2014
MD. MAHABOOB ALAM KRISHAN CHANDAR KE AFSANO MAI HAQIQAT NIGARI PROF. A.MANNAN (Rtd) 16.06.2014
MD.RASHID URDU AFSANO MEN MATAWASSIT TABQE KE MASIL (1935 - 1960) DR. NADIM AHMAD 16.06.2014
MD. SHAHNAWAZ ALAM URDU MEIN TARAQQI PASAND DRAMEY KI RAWAYAT PROF. (DR.)  SHAHNAZ NABI 16.06.2014
NAHID KHANAM SARDAR JAFRI KI SHERI – O – NASRI KHIDMAT PROF. (DR.)  SHAHNAZ NABI 16.06.2014
SABRA KHATOON INTEZAR HUSSAIN KI NOVEL NIGARI DR. NADIM AHMAD 16.06.2014
SHAHNOOR HOSSAIN URDU NAZM MEIN WATAN PARASTI (1930 TO 1960 ) DR. NADIM AHMAD 16.06.2014

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department/ centre :
• History of Urdu Literature, Linguistics, Poetics, Classical & Modern Urdu Prose & Poetry, Schools of Criticism.
• Major thrust areas of research are Nineteeth and Twenteeth Century Urdu Literature.

Major activities :
• The Department of Urdu organizes several National level Seminars on various literary topics. This activity intends to promote high standards in University by way of extending facilities to teachers, researchers and students, by providing a forum for sharing their knowledge, experiences and research findings. The basic objective of these seminars is to bring together academicians and experts from different parts of the country to exchange knowledge and ideas. This will provide an in-depth analysis of subjects and update the knowledge of the participants from academic/research institutions.
• The students of Urdu Department take part in various literary and cultural programmes.With the help of students the Department observers International Mother Language Day (IMLD).

Link :

Additional information::

Literary & Research Journal of The Department of Urdu
“D a s t a v e z”

  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2003-2004, was released by the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of the Calcutta University on 24.03.04.
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2004-2005, was released by Prof. Ujjwal Basu, the Registrar of the Calcutta University on 28.03.05.(Modern Urdu Short Story Number).
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2007-2008, was released by Prof. Sanjukta Dasgupta, Dean (Arts) of the Calcutta University on 24.02.08.
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2008-2009, was released by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the Calcutta University on 23.03.09.(Urdu Short Story Number)
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2009-2010 has been published (Moulana Abul Kalam Azad Number).
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2010-2011 has been published.
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2011-2012 has been published (Rabindranath Tagore Number).
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2012-2013 has been published (Progressive Literary Movement and Urdu Criticism Number)
  • The Literary and Research Journal of the Department of Urdu, 'Dastavez' 2013-2014 has been published (Modern Urdu Poetry Number).

The entire journals are available at the sales counter of the University.

  • Under UGC Publication Scheme
  • The Research Papers of Prof. (Dr) Shahnaz Nabi, Iqbal Chair Professor, Deptt. of Urdu, has been published by The University of Calcutta The book “Tanisi Tanqid” (Feminist Criticism) is available at the sales counter of the university.

Contact

Campus : College Street

Address for communication : University of Calcutta, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-700 073