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Department of Arabic

Prof. Mohd. Nauman Khan (Head)
College Address Room No. 303 (A),
Extension Building, Faculty of Arts,
University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
College Phone 27666624
College Fax 27666624
departmentofarabicdu@gmail.com
          Department of Arabic

ABOUT DEPARTMENT

The Department of Arabic is one of the oldest departments in the University dating back to 1922, the year of the inception of the University of Delhi. However, the department was not an independent till the late sixties when it got an independent entity. At first, the classes used to be held at St. Stephen College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi. To begin with, the renowned erudite personalities such as Shamsul Ulama Maulana Abdur Rahman and Maulana Saeed Ahmad Akberabadi rendered their services for the department. In the late fifties the department of Arabic with its sister departments­­­­- the Department of Persian and the Department of Urdu- was shifted to the well-known Arts Faculty Building.

The Department of Arabic thus passed through three phases. At first it was working under the umbrella of Department of Arabic, Persian and Urdu. At the second stage the Department of Urdu became independent and the Department of Arabic and Persian remained combined. Afterwards the Department of Arabic got independent in the late sixties.

The Department of Arabic started functioning with one Reader (Associate professor), Dr. Khursheed Ahmad Fariq. Thereafter Dr. Shiv Rai Choudhry joined the Department. Thus the Department continued to expand and took in its fold Dr. Munawwar Nainar, Dr. Abdul Haq, Prof. Mohammad Sulaiman Ashraf, Prof. Nisar Ahmed Faruqui, Dr. Shafiur Rahman, Prof. Mohammad Nauman Khan, Prof. Mohsin Usmani, Dr. Wali Akhtar and Dr. Naimul Hasan etc.

The present faculty members are:
1. Prof. Mohammad Nauman Khan (Professor)
2. Dr. Wali Akhtar (Associate Professor & Head)
3. Dr. Naimul Hasan (Assistant Professor)
Six posts (3 old and 3 sanctioned under OBC expansion programme) are lying vacant.

The Department of Arabic offers the following full-time courses:
Ph.D. (5 years)
M. Phil. (2 years)
M.A. (4 semesters)

It also offers part-time courses for the beginners and advanced learners, such as:
Certificate Course in Modern Arabic (One year)
Diploma in Modern Arabic (One year)
Advanced Diploma in Modern Arabic (One year)

The Department of Arabic oversees undergraduate teaching of Arabic at Zakir Hussain College, a constituent college of the University, where B.A. (Programme) and B.A. (Honours) courses are offered. The Department of Arabic at Zakir Hussain College comprises Mr. Aneesur Rahman, Mr. Atiq Malik and Dr. Abdur Rahman Geelani (Evening).
Department of Arabic has its own rich departmental library comprising important books of Arabic language and literature spanning from the classical up to the modern period. It also comprises journals and periodicals, as well as a nice collection of dissertation and thesis on different topics.

The Department has been successfully organizing National Seminar every year since 1985 on diverse untouched topics to explore unbeaten paths in the realm of literature and criticism. It also has started a series of special lectures on different topics under banner of Prof. Khursheed Ahmad Fariq Memorial Lecture since 2008.

Achievements:
In view of the outstanding services and great contribution to the field of teaching and literature the President of India awarded the certificate of Honour to the following Professors of the Department of Arabic:
Prof. Khursheed Ahmad Fariq - 1981
Prof. Mohammad Sulaiman Ashraf - 2000

Faculty Members

Professors

Khan, Prof. Mohammad Nauman +91-11-27666624 mnkhan04@rediffmail, professor.mnk@gmail.com

Associate Professors

Akhtar, Dr. Wali +91-11-27666624 waliakhtarnadwi@gmail.com

Assistant Professors

Hasan, Dr. Naimul +91-11-27666624 hasannaimul@yahoo.com, naimulhasanasari@gmail.com

Courses Offered

Admissions

Ph.D.


Eligibility:

Students in the following categories may be registered provisionally in the Ph.D. programme through DRC (wherever applicable) and BRS:
Students who are in receipt of any of the following types of fellowships/stipends:
A1 University Teaching Assistantships (UTA).
A2 JRF through UGC/NET and CSIR/NET.
A3 Fellowships of CSIR/ ICAR/ICSSR/ICMR/DBT/DST or from any other recognized government institution/organization.
A4 Rajiv Gandhi fellowships for SC/ST from UGC
A5 SAP fellowships from UGC
A6 Project JRF / Project Assistant
A7 Candidates with UGC (non-NET) fellowships Rs. 5000/- fellowship under the new scheme.
Teachers of the University of Delhi and its affiliated colleges.
Foreign students with their own fellowships.

Category-wise Number of seats:

General: 06
OBC: 03
SC: 02
ST: 01
Total Nos. of seats: 12

M. Phil. (2 years)


Eligibility:

M.A. Arabic with at least 55%
Seats: 2 students per available faculty

M.A. (4 Semesters)


Eligibility:

B.A. (Hons.) examination in Arabic of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto.
Min. Marks required 40%.
B. A. (Programme) examination in Arabic of the University of Delhi or an Examination recognized as equivalent thereto with at least three papers in Arabic at B.A. level.
Min. 40% marks in the aggregate or 40% marks in the aggregate with 45% in the subject.
B.A. examination of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto and also Mauli Fazil Arabic of the University /Board recognized for this purpose.
Min. 40% marks in the aggregate.
Honours examination in Arabic language and have been awarded the Degree under clause 8 (d) of the Punjab University.
Min. 50% marks in honours examination and B.A. Degree.
M.A. /M.com/M. Sc. Examination of the University of Delhi or an exam recognized as equivalent thereto.
Min. 40% marks in aggregate in master’s Degree provided passing the Advanced Diploma examination in Arabic of the University of Delhi or an equivalent examination thereto.
B.A. (Hons.)/ (Pass)/B.Com. (Hons.)/(Pass)/ B.Sc. (Hons.) /(Gen.)/ B.U.M.S. Unani Medicine (Fazil –tibb-wa Jarahat) of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto.
Min. 40% marks in aggregate provided passing the Advanced Diploma in Arabic of the University of Delhi or an equivalent examination thereto.

Note:

The students seeking admission under category 3,4,5 and 6 will be admitted after passing a written and oral test of B. A. (Programme) standard. Such students should get at least 40 % marks in the test.
(ii) For purpose of admission to M.A. course the students of one year special Certificate course of University of Delhi in the subject concerned will be treated at the par with the candidates who have passed the honours Course under 10+2+3 scheme of education from the University of Delhi.

Category-wise Number of seats:

General: 23
OBC: 12
SC: 07
ST: 03
Total No. of seats: 46

Advanced Diploma in Modern Arabic (one year)


Eligibility:

Diploma in Modern Arabic, or B.A. in Arabic, or Bachelor Degree of any discipline with Arabic as one subject.

Category-wise Number of seats:

General:38
OBC: 21
SC: 12
ST: 06
Total No. of seats: 77

Diploma in Modern Arabic (one year)


Eligibility:

(a) Certificate course in Modern Arabic of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto.
(b) Senior School Certificate examination with Arabic as one of the subjects.
(c) B. A. (Programme) or (Hons.) examination with Arabic as one of the subjects.
(d) M.A. examination in Urdu/Persian with Arabic as one of the optional papers.
(e) Any recognized oriental examination in Arabic, equivalent to Senior School Certificate

Note:-

First preference will be given to those passing their qualifying examination with first division and are under the age group of 30 years.

Category-wise Number of seats:

General:38
OBC: 21
SC: 12
ST: 06
Total No. of seats: 77

Certificate Course in Modern Arabic (one year)


Eligibility:

Those students who have passed the Senior School Certificate examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto, and have working knowledge of Urdu or Persian are eligible for admission to the above Certificate Course.

Note

First preference will be given to those passing their qualifying examination with first division and are under the age group of 25 years.

Category-wise Number of seats:

General:58
OBC: 31
SC: 17
ST: 09
Total No. of seats: 116

Time Table

Post Doctoral students/Research Associates/Teaching Assistants

Reyaz Ahmad Reyazi 9868005356 riyazriyazi@yahoo.co.in
Mohd. Umar Khan 9716536318 mdumardu@yahoo.com
Md. Sadrul Islam 9891166027 msadulislam@yahoo.com
Md. Irfan Ayaz 9891054056 mdirfanayaz@gmail.com
Md. Mehedi Hasan 9990037928 mehedi5@gmail.com

Student Strength

Ph.D.16
M.Phil.14
M.A.31
Adv. Dip.77
Diploma77
Certificate115

Facilities/Major lab Equipments along with supervisory staff

T.V., Computers and Projector Without supervisory staff

Recent and Future Events

Khursheed Ahmad Fariq Memorial Lecture held on 8th March 2010. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Abdul Haq (ex-head Department of Urdu, D.U.)
Two-day National Seminar on “Biographical literature in Arabic and Urdu in India” held on 8-9 March 2010.