Bhairab Ganguly College

Bhairab Ganguly College

  • Reaccredited
    NAAC Grade A+
  • Affiliated to
    W.B. State Univ.
  • Govt.
  • AISHE Code


Post Graduate Course: Department of Urdu 

The college introduced Urdu in its curriculum in the year 2001 as a general course and in 2004 as an honours course. The objective of the department is to equip the students for job opportunities in various sectors as well  as pursue academic research. The popularity of the department is quite evident from the ever-increasing rush of students for admission to the course conducted by department. The faculty members are actively involved in research. It is noteworthy in this respect that the faculty members of this department have already published a number of books on various topics and are engaged in publishing research articles in reputed journals.

The department comprises two Govt. approved contractual full-time and two contractual part-time teachers. The department follows the conventional method of delivering class lectures as well as using power-point presentation as a teaching-learning tool. It has a seminar library containing essential modern books on the subject for the use of the students. Moreover, the students of the department are entitled to borrow books from the rich collection in the central library.

Department of Urdu: An overview 

Department of Urdu, Bhairab Ganguly College, is one of the significant departments of the college. The department has expanded at a very fast pace in term of the number of students and activities.

Following the recommendation of the Higher Education Department assessment report which suggested the introduction of P.G Courses in Urdu, the department along with the help of the college authorities applied to the West Bengal State University at Barasat for the P.G Course. The department was granted permission for the introduction of P.G. Courses in Urdu from the academic session 2012-13, affiliated to the West Bengal State University. The first batch of M.A. Urdu has completed their course and they have been awarded their mark sheets. Ten students out of twelve have scored first class marks.

The department conducts, on a regular basis, students’ seminars and class conferences. It also publishes the departmental wall magazine “AAGHI”.

Faculty Position (PG Section) 

Resource Faculty

  • Abu Baker Jeelani, M.A, Ph.D.. Retired Associate Professor, Khidirpur College, Guest Teacher
  • Irshad Ahmed, M.A., Guest Teacher

Facilities available at the department  

  • Book lending facilities at the central library of the college
  • Book lending facilities at the seminar library, Department of Urdu
  • Tutorial Classes
  • Student-Teacher personal Contact programme
  • Wall Magazine and Journal of the Department
  • Use of Power-point presentation as a teaching tool
  • Group Discussion among the students
  • Students’ Seminar

Course Curriculum approved by Board of Studies and W.B.S.U

Master Degree Course in URDU is affiliated to the West Bengal State University

  • Semester – 1    :           July to December
  • Semester – 2    :           January to June
  • Semester – 3    :           July to December
  • Semester – 4    :           January to June

Course Structure: Each Semester comprises 4 units of 50 marks each.

Course Fee : Rs 6,000 (from Academic session of 2018-19) covering the 4 semesters to be paid in  4 installments by the students, 3000/- at the time of admission, and at the start of  the 2nd, 3rdand final semester Rs 1,000/- (each semester)

Examination Scheduled: Examination of the first and third semester will be held tentatively in the third week of December and examination for the second and fourth semester will be held in June.

Class Hours : 9 a.m – 2 p.m five days a week.

Course Curriculum : As approved by the Board of Studies for P.G. Course in Urdu.

Course Duration : 4 Semesters completed in 2 years

Teaching Methods : Interactive class room teaching with audiovisual facilities, seminar presentations and project guidance.

Internal Assessment : Continuous internal assessment based on class participation and written tests.

Course Curriculum (as per W.B.S.U)

16 papers in 4 Semesters of 50 marks each

West Bengal State University (Department of URDU) Syllabus: M.A. URDU

According to Semester system 2012 onward Distribution of syllabus

Four Semester = Total 16 units
1st Semester 4 Units
2nd Semester 4 Unit
3rd Semester 4 Unit
4th Semester 4 Unit

 Each unit will carry 50 marks / Written Examination = 40 / Internal Assessment – 10

Course Curriculum (Subject to the Approval of W.B.S.U)

(Each Semester consists of 40 classes in each paper)

Specialization – (Total Marks)

1st Semester  
Unit 1 Linguistic and History of Urdu Language
Unit 2 History of Urdu Literature
Unit 3 Urdu Ghazals – Classic Period
Unit 4 Urdu Prose – Inshaya, Biographic, Auto Biography
2nd Semester  
Unit 5 Urdu Ghazal – Modern Period
Unit 6 Urdu Prose – Essay, An outline sketch, Mirth & Humour
Unit 7 Specialization IQBAL to Reference Bang –e Dara
Unit 8 Specialization IQBAL to Reference Bal – e Jibrail and Zarb –e Kalim
3rd Semester  
Unit 9 Urdu Poetry – Anode, An elegy, Heroic Poetry
Unit 10 Urdu Poetry Progressive Movement / Arbab-e-Zauque & Modernization
Unit 11 Urdu Fiction – Tale & Poetic Tale
Unit 12 Urdu Fiction (Novel – Fiction – Drama)
4th Semester  
Unit 13 Urdu Criticism (Before progressive Movement)
Unit 14 Urdu Criticism (After progressive Movement)
Unit 15 Urdu Literature in Bengal (19th Centuries)
Unit 16 Urdu Literature in Bengal (20th Centuries)


A special issue on the works of Dr Ansari was revealed during the College Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2018
The department organizes conferences and seminars on a regular basis
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