Syllabus and Time Table
Brief History of Department
Department of Urdu was not
established as a single and independent unit. It was in the
beginning a part of the Persian Department. Prof. Masood Hasan Rlzvi
"Adeeb" raised the honour of the Department by holding its Headship
in1930. In 1936, the teaching of Urdu was formally started in B.A.
and M.A. classes and in the same year the Department was converted
into Department of Persian and noted critic Ehtisham Husain and a
well-known researchist Noorul Hasan Hashmi were appointed as
lecturer. Ale Ahmad Suroor the renowned critic was appointed reader
in 1946 and in 1953 another noted critic Dr. Mohd. Hasan joined the
Department as lecturer. In 1961 Syed Ehtisham Hussain took over the
charge as Head and left the Department in the same year. He was
succeeded by Dr. Noorul Hasan Hashmi. Dr. Shujaat Ali Sandilvi and
Dr. Mallkzada Manzoor Ahmad joined the Department with short
intervals. In 1973, during the Headship of Prof. Noorul Hasan
Hashmi, the Department finally bifurcated and got its own identity
as an independent unit. Prof. Syed Shabihul Hasan became the Head of
the Department after Prof. Hashmi.
The Department has
the glorious history of academic and literary achievements. It has
the honour of having the scholars of international repute who have
produced outstanding and trend-setting literary works.
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Distinctions and Awards
Padm Bhushan Prof. Aley Ahmad
Padm Shri Prof. Masood Hasan
Rlzvi, Prof. Qazi Abdus Sattar, Ali Jawad Zaidi
President Awards Prof. Masood
Hasan Rizvi, Prof. Noorul Hasan Hashmi, Prof. Naiyer Masood, Prof.
Sahitya Academi Awards Prof.
Masood Hasan Rizvi Adeeb, Prof. Aley Ahmad Suroor, Prof Naiyer
Masood, Prof. A. A. Abidi (for translation)
Late Prof. Massad
Hasan Rizvi Adeeb : Eminent scholar, well-known linguist and an
authority on Avadh. Had produced a number of books, written
several hundred articles on various topics, Received Padm Shri and
Sahitya Akademi Award, was associated with a number of literary
and cultural organizations of national status.
Ehtisham Husain: Social thinker, eminent scholar, top ranking
critic and linguist, has produced a lot of books on theory of
literature, recipient of several academic awards. Visited abroad
several times as fellow Professor to deliver lecturers on literary
Late Prof. Aley
Ahmad Suroor : Recipient of Padm Bhushan and Sahitya Akademy Award
and an authority on Iqbal, associated with different prestigious
institutions and organisations in the capacity of Director and
Chairman. Author of many books and one of the most respected
critics of Urdu literature.
Late Prof. Noorul
Hasan Hashmi : Recipient of Prsident Award, eminent researchist
and authority on Deccani and classical urdu literature, author of
several books and received a number of national awards. Was the
President of U.P. Urdu Academy.
Prof. Mohd. Hasan:
Noted critic, thinker and author of many books, received several
prestigious awards. Has been Chairman, U.P. Urdu Academy.
Shabihul Hasan: Renowned scholar, researchist, linguist, critic
and author of a number of literary books, known for his fluent and
magical oratory. Visited abroad several times for delivering
lectures. Appointed national Professor by U.G.C. for giving
Prof. Malik Zada
Manzoor Ahmad: Famous for his unmatched compeering in India and
abroad. Scholar, orator, poet and novelist. Has been Chairman,
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad Memorial Committee.
Masood : Recipient of Sahitya Akademi and President Award,
researchist, historian, critic and short story writer. Author of
several books. His collection of short stories have been
translated into English, French and Finnish languages. The other
prominent personalities of the Department are Late Dr. Shujaat All
Sandilavi and Dr. S. S. Hussain. 60th have produced a number of
prize wining books.