About

Three Day International Conference on Urdu Fiction in 21st Century: Future & Prospect
Two days National Seminar on “Urdu Tanqeed Maqsood o Minhaj”
The Department of Urdu was established in 1982 and is one of the Major languages Department of the University of Mumbai. Since its inception the Department has played an important role in establishing relevant specialization such as inter-disciplinary courses like Arabic ,Persian and Marathi etc. The academic curriculum of advance courses is supplemented by numerous seminars on comparative literature , inter-cultural hermeneutics, linguistics, translation ,philosophy and aesthetics etc.
Aims & Objectives
To motivate and prepare students for Post-Graduate Studies. To impart quality education at all levels of teaching i.e. language, literature, culture-studies and research. Our M.A. and M. Phil programmes are research oriented. A comprehensive syllabus, which we follow, has an inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural character which makes the students competent to pursue research in the field of inter-cultural studies which is a requirement in this era of globalization. Beside post-graduate studies in literature we offer part-time courses in language, which aim at teaching Urdu as a second language.

To generate interest in Urdu language & literature at higher levels of learning through the following activities :

  1. Conducting post-graduate teaching effectively.
  2. Supervising research at the levels of M. Phil. & Ph. D. Identifying new areas of research & Conducting independent research through various research projects.
  3. Organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, symposia, Mushaira & Musical Programmes.
  4. Publishing research monographs, bibliographies & scholarly books.
  5. Conducting visiting lectures for students by eminent Urdu scholars.

Facilities

The Department of Urdu is well-equipped with computers, printers ,scanner laptops, over head projector, internet and other facilities essential for generating interest in teaching and learning process. The Department has computers with InPage Urdu software and printer. The students are given opportunity to use InPage Urdu software and collect data regarding Urdu language and literature from Internet. The Department has also direct MTNL Telephone line.
Computer Laboratory
The Department has established a fully A.C. Computer laboratory for Students from 2008.
Scholarship
1. Merit Scholarship
2. Minority Scholarship
3. Fellowship for earn & learn Scheme
4. Research Fellowship for Ph.D.
Accommodation
There are Boys and Girls Hostels on the Campus. Two seats in each are reserved for the students of the Department.
Library
The department has its own library. It has 1000 books on Literature, Criticism, Literary history; and journals. The Library transaction is managed by the students who work under ‘Earn and Learn’ Scheme of the Department. These text books and reference books are used extensively by students. Dozens of new books are added to the library collection every year.

Contact

Dr. Saheb Ali, Department of Urdu,
University of Mumbai,
First Floor, Ranade Bhavan,
Vidyanagari Campus,
Kalina, Santacruz (East),
Mumbai 400 098.Tel. : 26526091, 26526388 (Ext. Head – 3343, Office – 3341), +9122- 26523389

Post-Graduate

Programme Name: M. A. in Urdu Admission Process:
The candidate must be a graduate in Urdu language and literature. But in accordance with Ordinance 2237 of the University of Mumbai a candidate from other faculty can also join M.A. with Urdu provided he passes the Entrance Examination in Urdu. The examination is of Graduation level.

Fee Structure:

CourseFees
M.A. Part-IRs. 2432
M.A. Part-IIRs. 1627

(The Tuition Fees for foreign students for all courses is five times the fees chargeable to that of Indian students)


Diploma Course

Name of CourseAdmission ProcessFees
Diploma in UrduThe candidate must have passed the Certificate Examination in Urdu or is eligible for Diploma Course in Urdu.Rs. 900
Advanced Diploma in UrduThe candidate must be a holder of Diploma Certificate in Urdu to become eligible for admission to the Advanced Diploma Course in Urdu.Rs. 900
Post-Graduate Diploma in Urdu Journalism (PGD-UJ)Graduation in any faculty but knowledge of Urdu language is compulsory.Rs. 3580
Diploma in Urdu Computer Application and Multilingual DTP (DU-CAMDTP)S.S.C. from any recognized Board of India Or equivalent Certificate.Rs. 5500
Post Graduate Diploma in Urdu theatre, scrip writing adoption and translation (PGD UTSAT)Graduation in any faculty but knowledge of Urdu language is compulsory.Rs. 1000

(The Tuition Fees for foreign students for all courses is five times the fees chargeable to that of Indian students)


Certificate Course

Programme Name: Certificate in Urdu
Admission Process:
The candidate must be a holder of Secondary School Certificate Examination from a recognized Board within or outside the State of Maharashtra.Fee Structure: Rs. 600

Teaching Staff

saliName:Dr. Saheb Ali 
Designation : Professor & Head, Department of Urdu
Telephone :+9122 – 26523389
Email :sahebali05@gmail.com
abdullahName: Dr. Abdullah Imteyaz Ahmad 
Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Urdu
Telephone: +9122 – 26523389
Email : abdullahimteyaz4@gmail.com
muizzaName: Dr. (Mrs.) Muizza M.E. Kazi 
Designation : Assistant Professor, Department of Urdu
Telephone : +9122 – 26523389
Email : maas1960@yahoo.in

 

Non-Teaching Staff

  1.     Gajanan Patil : Jr. Typist Clerk
  2.     Devashree D. Shinde : Temporary Jr. Typist Clerk
  3.     Sandhya Garud : Peon

The teaching faculty of the Department undertakes research work in specialized as well as inter-disciplinary fields. It focuses on research work in Urdu language and literature. The teaching faculty Dr.Saheb Ali, Head of the Department has undertaken Major research project funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi . A number of students are involved in research work through Ph.D. & M. Phil .

  1. Symposium with collaboration of old boys of AMU (Mumbai) on 17th October 2009.
  2. Two day National Seminar on contemporary Urdu Journalism in Mumbai on 19th & 20thNovember, 2008.
  3. Special lecture on Urdu Aur Science by Shri Khaleel Ahmad on 7th January 2009.
  4. Half day Literary Programme on sham-e-Urdu Afsana. Presiding by eminent scholar Prof. Gopi Chand Narang on 12th January 2009.
  5. Four days Translation Workshop on Urdu short stories into Hindi Language on12th to 15thJanuary 2009.
  6. Two day National Seminar on Urdu short story in Maharashtra on 12th to 13thFebruary 2009.
  7. One day programme on life of Faiz Ahmad Faiz & musical programme on 18th February2009.
  8. One day symposium with Urdu journal Takmeel, Bhiwandi, special number on Prof. Yunus Agaskar on 15th March 2009.
  9. Extention lectures on Iqbal and his Poetry by Prof. Obaid-ur-Rehman Hashmi on 16thto18th March 2009.
  10. Extention lectures on History & art of Urdu Qasida by Dr. Tariq Saeed on 21st to 23rdMarch 2009.
  11. Janapeeth Awardee Ali Sardar Jafri Memorial lecture by Dr. Mehmood-ur- Rehman on Iqbals poetic vision & poetry held on 23rd March 2009.
  12. One day Seminar on Non-Fiction Urdu Prose in Mumbai on 28th March 2009.