Maulana Azad National Urdu University is an Urdu University located in the city of Hyderabad in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was named after the famous Islam and Urdu literature scholar Maulana Azad. He was also the first Minister of Education in office from 15th August 1947 until his death on 22 February 1958. A known freedom fighter for India’s independence, he worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi to support the nonviolence.
The Maulana Azad National Urdu University was established by an Act of Parliament in January 1998. The purpose of this University is to promote Urdu language, literature by providing higher and vocational education with Urdu as the medium of instruction. It also has the other primary goal like focus on woman’s education specially the Muslim girls. More than 15,000 students are rolled in various courses like M A, B eD, B A, B Sc, diploma courses, certificate courses and B Com.
The university has got awarded with A Grade by National Assessment & Accreditation Council NAAC. Within the Hyderabad campus it has the Urdu learning and research institute known as the Centre for Urdu Language, Literature & Culture.
Centres and Departments
This university has 9 regional centres, six sub regional centres and more than 200 study centres in India alone. It has established examination centre at Jeddah, Qatar, UK and USA.
The following academic departments are included –
- Department of Urdu
- Department of English
- Department of Arabic
- Department of Hindi
- Department of Persian
- Department of Business Management
- Department of Mass Communication
- Department of Political Science & Public Administration
- Department of Education & Training
- Department of Translation
- Department of Women Education
- Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
The follow are the centres –
- Centre for Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers
- Centre for Women Studies
- Instructional Media Centre
- Centre for Urdu Language,Literature & Culture
- Centre For The Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy
- UGC Academic staff college
There are also polytechnic colleges in Hyderabad, Darbhanga and Bangalore. The University located in Hyderabad is the home to the Maulana Azad library established in the same year 1998.
The address is
Maulana Azad National University,
Andhra Pradesh 500032, India
+91 40 2300 6612
How to Reach
Maulana Azad National Urdu University is located in Gachibowli. From Hitech City X Road its located 5 kms near to the famous Gachibowli Stadium and very adjacent to Indian School of Business.