West Bengal
State University

(Barasat, North 24 Parganas)
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  • Berunanpukuria, P.O. Malikapur, Barasat,
    North 24 Parganas, WB, PIN 700126

Department of Urdu

The department of Urdu was started in the month of June, 2019. Before 2019, there was no specific arrangement for Post Graduate in Urdu. For this reason the students interested in studying Urdu as a P.G subject were not able to fulfill their desire.


The syllabus of M.A Urdu which contains classic and modern Urdu literature is according to CBCS. For the very first time “Urdu Computer” and “Mass Media and Translation” have also been introduced in the syllabus for the benefit of the students educationally and technically in their studies. Apart from that the legends of Urdu poetry like Mir Taqi Mir, Mirza Ghalib and Allama Iqbal have also been included as a “Special Paper” in the syllabus. It also partly covers the chapters included in central and state level competitive exams.


The class of M.A Urdu has already started and the courses of M.Phil and Ph.D. in Urdu will start very soon. At present there are two teachers in the department who are taking classes.


The names of the teachers of Urdu department as follows:

1.  Dr. Tasleem Arif

2. Dr. Raziuddin


In its breif tenure, the Department of Urdu has performed several important activities which includes the organization of two Seminars. The fisrt state level seminar entitled “Muasir Urdu Afsana-Rawaiyye aur Ruhajanat” was organized by the department with financial assistance from National Council For Promotion of Urdu Language, New Delhi, whereas the second (National Level) seminar was organized in collaboration with West Bengal Urdu Academy on “Insha Allah Khan Insha: Shaksiyat aur Fan” in May, 2022. Both seminars were attended by a large number of audiences. Moreover, during the Covid Era, the department conducted a National Webinar on “Mir Taqi Mir” in which nearly one hundred and fifty people participated. The Department of Urdu is ready for the admission in Ph.D. The students of the department are very active both at the academic and cultural level.


Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
DR. TASLEEM ARIF ASSISTANT PROFESSOR tasleemdtp@rediffmail.com
Visiting Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
Programme Level of study Eligibility
M.A. (2 yrs. duration) PG B.A.
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