Department of Urdu

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The Department of Urdu was established in 1971. The Department’s main objective is to spread awareness about literary and cultural importance and relevance of the Urdu culture, language and literature in India and around the world. It aims to promote the Urdu language as the language of knowledge, and Urdu literature as the literature of values specially human values that can withstand the buffeting forces of time. It aims at carrying out original research to develop the field of knowledge. The Department offers B.A. in Urdu, Diploma and Certificate courses to promote Urdu learning. The thrust research areas of the Department are: The Study of Modern Culture, Language & Literature, Jharkhand’s Language, Culture and Literature, Linguistics, Translation and new approaches in the field of literary criticism.

Approx 500 students have graduated from the Department of Urdu since 1971. Most of them are working in various field. Dr. Rashid Anwar is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Urdu of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Dr. Sarwar Sajid is also working in Department of Urdu of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh as an Assistant Professor.

The Department of Urdu of Gossner College Ranchi has also produced popular Poets and story writers. Dr. Wahab Danish, the founder Teacher of the college, was a great poet of Modernism. Dr. Sarwar Sajid, Dr. Rashid Anwar Rashid, Dr. Anwar Iraj and Asfar Jamil are well known poets of Post modernism and contemporary literary poets of Urdu Ghazals.

Vision: Preservation and promotion of Human and aesthetic values amidst Consumerism and Materialism through Urdu Language, Culture & Literature.


• To spread awareness about the syncretic and synergetic genius and importance of Urdu culture, language & literature.

• To develop the literary taste & sense and significance of language and culture.

• To create the love & respect for values especially human values.

• To ignite the sense of elegance, dignity, magnanimity & delicacy.

• To ignite the passion for learning, teaching and employability based on human utility.

• To protect and promote the creativity and originality.

• To promote the scholastic & research aptitude.

• To promote communicative skills among the students to become successful in the market and society.

Thrust Areas:-

• Study of modern culture, language and literature laced with overall classical background.

• Indian & Jharkhand’s culture, language and literature

• Aadivasi and Dalit literature

• Oriental poetics

• Modern theories of criticism

• Linguistics

• Translation

• Hindustani Cinema

• Journalism

• Urdu & Fine Arts

Benefits of Urdu learning:-

• Good and effective Communication skills

• Effective writing skills

• Cultural Importance

• Cultured Person

• Study of Literature

• Study of Culture

• Poetic Skills

Scopes :-

• Story Writings

• Ghazal and Poem Writings

• Dialogue Writings

• Translator Jobs



• Primary Teachers , High School Teachers , Assistant Professors

• High Court & Supreme Court Translators

Facilities in Gossner College:-

• Regular Classes

• Free Study materials

• Free Books

• Smart classes

• Library & Study room

• Monthly Journals & Magazines

• You tube Videos

• Annual Study Tour

• Fellowship