The Department of Urdu is established in 2004. The Department’s main objective is to spread awareness about literary and cultural importance and relevance of the Urdu language and literature and culture 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 that can withstand the test of time. It aims at carrying out original research to develop the field of knowledge. The Department offers, M.A. in Urdu, MPhil and PhD programmes in addition to P.G. Diploma, Diploma and certificate courses to promote Urdu learning.
The thrust research areas of the Department are: The Study of Modern Literature, The Deccani Language & Literature, Linguistics, Mass media, Translation, Information Technology, etc.