Ph.D. 3 Years
M.A. 2 years, 30+10 seats

Dr. M. A. Muyeed

M.A.,M.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D

Chairperson, BOS

.  Prof. Maimoona





The region of Glorious Hyderabad a full of Arch always known to be as the soil of Eminent, intellectuals and Educationalist in every walk of life. They serve for the betterment of mankind and also to develop the Hormony and cultural Heritage. On the other side, Hyderabad is known to be a pearl city.

The H. E. H. Nizam's the 7th prominent personality of Deccan Jurisdiction NAWAB MIR OSMAN ALI KHAN was very much interested to re frame the educational polices for the betterment of needy person and to promote Education from root level to Higher Education in all the faculties on par with the foreign countries and decided the educate the person through Urdu Medium.

For the purpose, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan (Asif Sabeh) has pronounce the establishment of a Prospective Center of Education with the Name Jamia-e-Osmania (Osmania University) in the year 1918-19.

In the same year the Dept. of Urdu came into existence with intermediate course with the Head ship of Prof. Waheeduddin Saleem. According to curriculum the same was further extend upto Degree level.

In the year 1923 a Post-Graduation course was started in Urdu to fulfill further Higher Education. Mr. Mohiuddin Qaudri Zore, Mohd Abdul Quader Sarvari and Syed Sajjad were treated to the prominent teachers of Dept. of Urdu, O.U.

Knowing the fact and with the good faith the Nizam Govt has send Mohiuddin Qaudri Zore and Syed Sajjad to London and Germany respectively for the Research work in their respective field. After the completion of their work they joined the department as Professors.

The Salient features of the Dept. are as follows:

  1. In 1940's, Research programme was started in the Department. It was so happen that the feature in crow files when Prof. Rafia Sultana, former Head Department of Urdu and Dean, Faculty of Arts, was the first Lady in Osmania University and in the entire Country to receive Ph.D Degree in Urdu from Osmania Univesity in 1957. The Department started the M.Phil course from 1976 onwards.
  2. The Department has awarded 120 Ph.D. and about 110 M.Phil Degree so far.
  3. Department organized annual "Inter-University Urdu Festival" from 1954 through which the literary and cultural talents of the students are encouraged.
  4. The Department was selected by the UGC for the special Assistant Programme (SAP) for a period of five years to carry out research on "Deccani Language and Literature".
  5. The Department use to Publish "QADEEM URDU" Annual Research Journal from 1964 to 1986, and Annual Literary Journal "MUJALLA-E-OSMANIA" from 1927 to 1991 and from 2004 onwards.
  6. Eminent literary personalities like Moulvi Abdul Haque (Known as Baba-e-Urdu), Prof. Masood Hussian Khan (formar V.C. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi), Prof. Gulam Omer Khan, Dr. Zeenath Sajida, Prof. Syeda Jaffar, Prof. Mughni Tabbassum, Prof. Ashraf Rafi, Prof. Yousuf Sarmast, Prof. Akbar Ali Baigh, Prof. Afzaluddin Iqbal, Prof. Gyas Mateen, Prof. Mohd. Baig Ehsas, Dr. Aqeel Hashmi, Prof. Maimoona, and Prof. Fatima Begum and served as Heads of the Department who served the Dept. for the smooth functioning of the Dept.
  7. At present, Urdu as Language both 2nd and modern language is being taught in more than 50 colleges, under the Jurisdiction of Osmania University. The P.G. Center viz University College of Arts & Social Social Science, O.U. Hyd, University College for Women (Autonomous) Kothi, Hyd., Govt Degree College for Women's, Hussaini Alam, Hyd., are offering Post Graduation in Urdu.
  8. Every year students who secure first rank in M.A. (URDU) are awarded with "Rai Janaki Pershad" Memorial Gold Medal, "Hyder Hasan" Gold Medal and U.P. Govt. Gold Medal.
I Semester
Urdu Zaban-o-Adab  (Beginning to Bahamani Period)
Adil Shahi period (1490-1686) & Qutub Shahi Period (1518-1687)
Classical Urdu Poetry (1700-1800)
Classical Urdu Prose (1750 - 1857)
Medieval Urdu Poetry (1800-1857)
II Semester

Urdu Poetry (1858-1900)
Urdu Prose (1858-1900)
Urdu Poetry (1901-1936)
Urdu Prose (1901-1936)

Study of Iqbal

III Semester

Modern Urdu Poetry (1936 till date)
Modern Urdu Prose (1936 to-date)
Mass Media - I
Women’s Writing


IV Semester

Literary Criticism
Study of Prem chand
Mass Media - II
Project Work



Dr. Atiya Sultana, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.


Dr. Maimoona, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.
Specialization: Modern and Classical Urdu Prose and Fiction.


Dr. Mohd. Tatar Khan, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., L.L.B.
Specialization: Drama and Fiction


Dr. M. A. Muyeed, M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
P.G. Diploma in Applied Linguistics.

Specialization: Modern and Classical Poetry

Mrs. Saleema Sultana (Compuer Operator)
Mr. Shaik Ahmed (Office Subordinate)