Urdu Department History

The Department of Urdu is established in the beginning itself that is in 1970-71. But a permanent Lecturer Dr. Mohamed Shahabuddin K. is appointed on 01-02-1979. Till then the students of Urdu were studying the subject by themselves under the guidance of beloved Teacher Prof. Ataulla Khan, D.R.M. Science College, Davangere, whose services are well known through out Karnataka.

The Urdu students Association of the said department organized many functions like Urdu Day, Abul Kalam Azad’s Day, Kuvempu’s Centenary Celebration etc., to highlight the importance of Urdu language and literature and to depict the Secular ideas of great personalities. And also the Urdu Department has honoured and felicitated the professors who have contributed much to the Research field in literature and to the principals who have served the Institution sincerely to uphold the high values in the society.

Among the outstanding students of Urdu Department Miss Nasheman T. was Awarded Gadinadu Gandhi Memorial Gold Medal for Securing highest marks in Urdu language in her BA degree, Kuvempu University in 2008.

Karnataka Urdu Academy, Bangalore had organized State level Urdu Essay writing competition for Degree students, in which Mr. Shahdab Ahamed M. won Second Prize (Cash prize Rs. 2,500 with certificate) in 2008.

In the State level Inter-Collegiate Urdu Debate, Essay writing and Ghazal Recitation Competition – Miss Waheeda Banu, Miss Kouser Banu, Mr. Shahdab Ahamed and Miss Syeda Firdose have won prizes individually and bagged Iqbal Rolling shield collectively, which was conducted under the auspices of Urdu Association (Comprising all Bapuji Degree Colleges) Davangere on 17-01-2009.

Miss Syeda Firdose (B.A.) and Miss Zarina Banu (B.A), won Second and Third prizes (Cash with certificate) respectively in the State Level Ghazal Recitation and Urdu Essay writing competitions, organized by Karnataka Urdu Academy in 2010.

“Urdu Day” is celebrated by the Department of Urdu with the Coordination of “Minority Cell”, SJVP College Antonomous, Harihar in the Seminar hall on 15th April 2010. Dr. Syed Khaleel Ahamed, Professor and Head, Dept. of P.G. Studies in Urdu, Kuvemput University was the Chief Guest spoke about the importance and popularity of Urdu language and its secular character. Janab Ataulla Khan, Rtd. Professor of Urdu, D.R.M. Science College, Davangere and Janab Sabjan Saheb, Ex-Municipal President, Harihar, have been felicitated for their selfless social work.

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