C. ABDUL HAKEEM COLLEGE

Urdu

The department, buzzing with its exemplary academic schedule even on Sundays, is steered by a single teacher in the self-financing stream who has submitted his Thesis to the University of Madras for the award of Ph.D. The department is a lively source of inspiration to all Urdu-loving students who are regularly winning Prizes in Quirath, Naath, Oratory and Essay-Writing Contests at the Inter-Collegiate and Inter-University levels. The department is offering Urdu as a Foundation Course under Part I and also engaging classes for non-Urdu knowing students as a Non-Major Subject.

The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has recognized the department as an NCPUL Study Centre to conduct the Diploma Course in Urdu Language, Diploma Course in Functional Arabic and the Certificate Course in Functional Arabic. These Courses are favoured by hundreds of non-Urdu and non-Arabic knowing students and elders and very many of them are receiving their Diplomas and Certificates at a special Diploma-Distribution Function brought up every year. The department evinces maximum interest in popularizing the richness and the enticing literary flavour of Urdu language by organizing a Mushaira at the fag end of every academic year.

The department has forwarded its proposals to the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language to seek permission for the Diploma Course in Computer Application and Multi-Lingual DTP.

The Staff member is periodically participating and presenting Papers at scores of National and State-Level Seminars and is constantly feeding Urdu students with vital information on career prospects. The department subscribes to scholarly Journals, Dailies and Weeklies in Urdu. The faculty is setting question papers in Urdu for some Autonomous Colleges in the district and Chennai. He is also an Examiner for these Colleges and also for the Examinations in Urdu conducted by Thiruvalluvar University. As Member in the Board of Studies in other Languages of the University, he plays a vital role in framing the curriculum to suit the demands of employability.