DEPARTMENT OF URDU

Mr. Tariq Bin Umer

Chairman / Incharge

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Urdu was established in the year 1989 with M.A. Degree classes in the evening shift with objectives to provide the facilities to the people of upper Sindh for acquiring education and knowledge in the field of Urdu literature, being Urdu a national language. Keeping in view the interest of public in 2003-04, the Department started B.A. (Honors) classes. From the academic year 2005 BS (Four Years) Program containing Eight Semesters, with M. A (four Semesters) has been initiated in Morning Shift.

Department had also become successful to start MS/M.Phil & Ph.D. Program from the year 2009. The department also offers three months certificate course, six months certificate course and one year Diploma course in Urdu for foreign students.

All Courses in Urdu are redesigned keeping in view the recommendation of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the necessities of 21st century. The department has also more than 5000 books for the Seminar Library which are to be provided to the students for preparation their assignments, research work etc., department also arranges regularly Quiz Competition, debates, seminar lectures program, conferences and other co-curricular activities.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
ALMAS URDU RESEARCH JOURNAL:

Urdu department has published Twenty two (22) issues of the Urdu research Journal ALMAS with special numbers on “Allama Iqbal” & Classic Literature, and now 23th volume is to be published in near future. Urdu Department has managed to put this journal on-line in 2007 and this was the first time that an Urdu research Journal is available on-line in Pakistan. This “X” category HEC recognized Urdu journal has achieved the reputation of outstanding literary Journal at international level.

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
Department of Urdu makes sure to give an international exposure to its faculty & students. The Department brings to gather renowned scholars in the field of Urdu from over 17 countries, covering four continents Asia, Europe, Africa and America.

VISION
Becoming a center of excellence and thereby inculcating positive human values through language & literature.

MISSION

  • To inculcate among students and young scholars the importance of Urdu as national language of Pakistan
    and its role in promoting national ideology
  • To enhance the skill of communication thought writing & speaking among the students and to encourage
    them in participating research and analytical studies of socio-cultural, subjects.
  • To teach other Pakistani (Sindhi, Pashto, Punjabi, Balochi & Kashmiri) Classical Poets through Urdu for
    national solidarity and unity.
  • To organize conferences, workshops and symposium to bridge the gap among the different linguists and
    literary intellectuals of nation and the world.

 

PROGRAMS OFFERED
1. BS (Four-Year)
2. MA (Two-Year)
3. M. Phil
4. Ph.D.

SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR BS (FOUR-YEAR) & M.A (TWO-YEAR)

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Sophia Khushk

Professor
Department of Urdu

sophia.khushk@salu.edu.pk

Mr. Tarique Bin Umar

Assistant Professor
Department of Urdu

tariq.umar@salu.edu.pk

Mr. Tarique Hussain

Lecturer
Department of Urdu

tariq.hussain@salu.edu.pk