Department Of Arabic University of lucknow lucknow
DEPARTMENT PROFILE The following details show the history of the department at a glance The Department of Arabic is as old as the university. Established in 1921. It is Known as one of the oldest department as it was also prevailing during Canning College era. As for as faculties and programmes are concerned it is one of the largest Department of India. It has been headed by following personalities : Shams ulUlamaMaulviKamaluddin Ahmad ( Head Department Of Persian Anr Arabic) 1922 --- 1924 Prof. Waheed Mirza( Ph.D. from Oxford, Ex Head and Dean) 1954 Prof. ShamsherBahadurSamadi ------- Prof. Rizwan Alavi (Ex Head and Dean) 1971 --- 1992 Prof. Ubaidullah Farahi (well known Scholar Of Quranic Studies) 1992 --- 2003 Prof Shabbir Ahmad Nadwi (Precedent awardee) 2003 --- 2008 Prof. Shah Abdussalam ( UNESCO awardee) 2008 --- 2008 Prof. Ashfaq Ahmad (Precedent awardee) 2009 --- 2009 Prof. K.K. Rastogi 2009 --- 2011 Prof. Shams Tabrez Khan (a very well known Arabic scholar) 2011 --- 2012 Dr. Musheer Husain Siddiqui 2013 ………….. Presently the Department runs following courses : Arabic (UG to Ph.D.). Arab Culture (UG to Ph.D.). Modern Arabic (Special P.G. Course). Diploma in Modern Arabic. Proficiency in Arabic. Proficiency in Modern Arabic. Examination System :- Annual and Semester.
PEDAGOGY Lectures with updated materials. Use of computers for practice of usages and use of online libraries. Web portal. Use of smart class equipped with Laptop, Speaker, Projector, etc. Use of departmental and central libraries (It is in practice to go with the students to central library and to make them learn different techniques and use of encyclopedia and bibliographies). Tutorial classes for the students lagging behind. Group discussion, written assignment. Student presentation, poetry reading, term papers. Feedback. Direct and active involvement of students during the classes.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 5 JRF at present in the Department :- ( 3 Arabic – 2 Arab Culture ). Presently in all 28 Research Scholars are enrolled:- ( 19 Arabic – 9 Arab Culture ). Papers published (during last 4 years) 41. Seminars attended and Research Papers Presented (12 seminars and 44 papers). Research thrust areas to be covered : Indo Arab Studies & Modern Arabic Literature, Modern Arab History and Problems. Department has a Committee for Assessment and Study for Indo-Arab Relation.
INFRASTRUCTURE The Department has one smart class room. Has one general class room. Departmental library (Prof. Rizwan Alavi Library) containing around 1600 titles. Some journals are available on complimentary basis. Language lab is already sanctioned, space for the same is required. Department has 4 teacher's rooms (Classes also being taken in the teacher’s rooms).
STUDENT SUPPORT The Department keep it self always helpful to the students in there study and other activities. Teachers do proper counseling of the students. A Placement Cell is also established in the Department. Students Grievances cell is working. A Special Grievances Cell is established to solve the problems of girl students.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS The pass outs of our department are playing important role in shaping our society and serving in all major academic institutions of India. Some distinguished alumni of the department. Prof. Aslam Islahi Dean, School of Languages – J.N.U. - New Delhi Prof. Ziaul Hasan Nadwi Ex Dean, Jamia Millia Islamia – New Delhi Prof. S. A. Salam Ex O.S.D., Raza Library – Rampur Prof. S. Waseem Akhtar Vice Chancellor of Integral University – Lucknow Shri Arvind Singh Gope Minister – U.P. Government Dr. Mohd. Akram Nadwi Fellow, Institute of Islamic Studies – OXFORD – U.K. Dr. Ammar Rizvi Ex. Minister – U.P. Government Prof. Habibullah Khan Jamia Milla Islamia – New Delhi Mr. Sayyad Ahmad Governor – Jharkhand Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli Noted Islamic Scholar Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Islahi Fellow, Institute of Research under Saudi Government
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS Department’s Prominent Professors who have got President Award for their contribution in the development of Arabic language and literature : Prof. Mustafa Hasan Alvi -- Prof. Shamsher Bahadur Samadi -- Prof. Mohammad Rizwan Alvi 1989 Prof. Mohammad Yunus Nagrami 1994 Prof. Mushtaq Kareem Qidwai 1998 Prof. Shabbier Ahmad Nadwi 2010 Prof. Shah Abdussalam 2010 Prof. Ashfaq Ahmad Nadwi 2011 Prof. Shams Tabrez Khan 2012 Prof. Ahmad Naseem Siddiqui 2013 Prof. Shah Abdussalam had also achieved a prestigious UNESCO Award in Paris for his contribution to Arab culture and civilisation. Prof. Shabbir Ahmad Nadwi received Shikshak Shri and Sraswati Samman awards PROGRESS :- Going to establish language lab, decision already taken by D.B.S and grant for that sanctioned.
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