The Department was established in 1919 with three
faculty members - Moulana Syed Ibrahim Razvi Adeeb,
Moulana Syed Nabi and Moulana Mohammad Abdul
Quadeer Siddiqui Hasrath.
Prof. Abdus Sattar Siddiqui who was the Head, Department of
Persian functioned as the Head, Department of Arabic. Later,
when Dr. Abdul Haque joined the Department, he was sent to
Oxford University for pursuing Ph.D. On his return, he was
made Head of the Department in 1934. He started the Ph.D programme
in the Department in 1935.
Dr. Mohd. Abdul Moid Khan brought international recognition to
the Department. Prof Mohammed Abdul Sattar Khan, Prof. Syeda
Meherunnisa, Prof. Syed Ibrahim Nadvi and Prof.
Mohammed Sultan Mohiuddin of the Department were
awarded Certificates of Honour by the President of
India. Prof. Mohd. Abdul Majeed has been awarded the president of India
Certificate of Honour on 15th August 2010.
The Department has been publishing its annual research
journal ‘Al-Tanveer’ since 1963.
‘Moulana Mohammed Husamuddin Fazil Memorial Gold Medal’
has been instituted and is being awarded every year to a student
who passes M.A. in Arabic with highest marks.
Another Gold Medal has been instituted in 2009 under the
caption "Dr. Abdul Fazal Memorial Gold Medal" for the topper in
the Literary History of Arabic Literature and is being awarded
The Department has awarded 66 Ph.D and 146 M.Phil degrees
so far. The Department was instrumental in introducing Arabic
as a second language and also as a modern language in undergraduate
courses. In order to make the course job oriented two new
papers viz: Functional Arabic & Journalist Arabic along
with compulsory bilingual computer training (English and Arabic)
have been included in Semester-IV.
Prof. Mohammed Abdul Majeed was the Director of the Dairtal
Maarif from 1999-2005. Prof. Qamarunnisa Begum has been nominated
as a Member of Academic Senate of Osmania University for three
years from March, 2006.
The Department organized three national and one
International Seminar in the years 1987, 1999, January, 2005,
February 2008, February 2009, March 2010.
The Department has specialization in the field of translation
& interpretation. A special attention is paid to training
the students & scholars to translate the texts from English
to Arabic & vice versa. A good number of students of the
Department have been absorbed in the Multi National Companies
as translatiors & interpretors. During 2005-2010, 15
students of MA have been absorbed in MNCs.
The Department offers special programme for teaching Arabic
to those professionals who are being deputed to the gulf countries
by the Multi-National Companies.
The Department has established a well-equipped Language Lab
with the grant given under DRS - I, SAP by UGC. It is second
Language Lab of its standard in India.
|Syntax - I
Translation & Phonetics
|Syntax - II
Text Study - II
History of Classical Arabic Literature
Inter-Disciplinary - I (under CBCS) Grammer, Text &
History of Modern Arabic Literature
Project Report / Monograph
Inter-Disciplinary - II (under CBCS) Functional Arabic
Prof. Syeda Talath Sultana, M.A.,
M.A (L), PGDTA, M.Phil.,
Prof. Mehjabeen Akther, M.A., M.Phil.,
Chairperson, BOs in Arabic
Specialization: Translation, Classical and Indo-Arabic
Specialization: Translation and Modern Arabic