A warm welcome to Department of Arabic

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The Department was setup in 1974 to promote higher studies and research in Arabic language and literature in Kerala. To realize this objective, the department offers certificate, diploma, master and doctoral level programmes in Arabic. The effort of its faculty in teaching and research areas has been well recognised. Six of its former faculty members, Prof. S.E.A. Nadvi (1992), Prof. E.K. Ahmed Kutty (2002), Prof. K.V. Veeran Moideen (2004), Prof. K.M. Mohamed (2005), Prof. Ahmed Ibrahim Rahmathullah (2014) and Prof. N.A. Mohamed Abdul Kader (2018) have been conferred the prestigious Presidents Award for their outstanding contributions to the field of Arabic literature.

While the post graduate programmes prepare students for academic pursuits, the certificate and diploma courses are designed to equip students to handle Arabic language with ease. On the research front, the Department faculty have completed two major research projects with financial assistance from the UGC and have guided 102 scholars earn their Ph.D degree.
A translation bureau has been setup to undertake translation of documents.
The Department library has a collection of over 17,000 books/journals in various areas of Arabic language and literature.

Thrust Areas 

Modern Arabic literature, Modern Arabic literary criticism, Classic literature and translation, Modern poetry, comparative literature and Palastine literature


Courses Offered
Course NameIntakeDuration
M.A. Arabic 25 4 Semesters
M.Phil 6 One Year
Certificate Course in Spoken Arabic 10 6 Months (Part Time)
P.G. Diploma in Translation and Secretarial Practice in Arabic 15 One Year (Full Time)
P.G. Diploma in Commerce and Management in Arabic 15  One Year (Part Time)

Contact Us

Department of Arabic
University of Calicut
Thenhipalam PO
Malappuram - 673635 PIN
Phone: 0494-2407254
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