Urdu

Urdu Department

A brief history of the Department

The department of Urdu, of Hooghly Mohsin College Chinsurah, was established since the inception of erstwhile Hooghly College in 1836 by The British Government, Urdu along with other subjects and languages, such as English, Bengali, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian Islamic studies and History was taught at UG level. Urdu was remained taught as a language & Subject when the college was renamed as Hooghly Mohsin College. After partition of India, the Urdu department, along with department of Arabic, Persian, and Islamic studies was closed down in 1947. Teaching of Urdu was again started in 1956, by a teacher of Sanskrit department, Prof. HiraLal, and after some time the government of West Bengal, appointed a teacher Prof. Abdur Rauf in 1956, thus Urdu department was revived. In 1970, Honours in Urdu was introduced. A full-Fledged department started in 2007, when post-Graduation in Urdu was introduced along with facility of research and PH. D and its Course work was allowed in 2009. Since then, a full-fledged University department of Urdu under the University of Burdwan is functioning smoothly.

Sl. Programme Level of study
1 B.A. Urdu(Hons.) U.G.(HONS)
2 B.A. Urdu(General) U.G.(GEN.)
3 M.A. in Urdu P.G.
3 Ph.D. in Urdu Ph.D.

FACULTY MEMBERS

Sl. No. Name of the Teachers Designation Qualification Specialization
1 ANIS AKHTAR Associate Professor M.A. Premchand, IQBAL, Ghalib
2 DR. OMAR GHAZALI Associate Professor M.A., M.PHIL, PH.D. HERMENEUTICS, LINGUISTICS, CRITICISM, INTERPRETATION OF TEXT
3 DR. MD. IQBAL Assistant Professor M.A., M.PHIL, PH.D. Drama, Fiction
4 ALEEM HASMI Assistant Professor M.A. NOVEL
5 DR. MD. MOHSIN KHAN Assistant Professor M.A., PH.D. Poetry

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

UNDER GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination 1st Class Success Rate University Ranks (First 20) Highest Marks (%)
2019-2020 B.A. in Urdu (H) B.A. (Honours) 46 22 100% 1st 82.20%
2020-2021 B.A. in Urdu (H) B.A. (Honours) 29 20 100% 1st 81.09%

POST GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination 1st Class Success Rate University Ranks (First 20) Highest Marks (%)
2019-2020 M.A. in Urdu (Master) Master 10 10 100% 1st 82.04%
2020-2021 M.A. in Urdu (Master) Master 13 13 100% 1st 86.01%

STUDENTS’ ACHIVEMENT

Sl. No. Name of the Student Awards/recognitions
1 Shifa Fatema University topper in Urdu Honours in 2020.

DEPARTMENTAL & STUDENTS’ SEMINAR

DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS HELD DURING THE SESSIONS 2016-17 TO 2020-21

Session Date Speaker Seminar Type Topic
2018-19 06.08.2018 1. DR. MD. SHAHID AKHTAR
2. Prof. (Dr.) Sheonath Pandey
STATE LEVEL UGC. CPE “Present Situation and Relevant of Munshi Prem Chand”
2020-21 22.06.2021 1. DR. IMTIYAZ WAHEED HOD (CU) “State Level Webinar Students and Teachers” “Impact of Progressive Literary Movement on Urdu Literature”

UGC-CPE/ICSSR/CSIR/STATE/OTHER SPONSERED SEMINAR: –

Session Date Sponsored By Seminar Type Topic Collaboration With
2018-19 06.08.2018 UGC-CPE State Level “Present Situation and Relevant of Munshi Prem Chand” Deptt. Of Hindi

WALL MAGAZINE

Inauguration Departmental Wall Magazine,”Shoyaen”

Syllabus