Year of Establishment : 1907 A.D.
History of the department : The one of the oldest department of the Indian Universities as established in 1907 started P.G. Course in 1913, produced a large number of scholars, administrators and teachers, among them most noted persons are Prof. Ubaidullah al- Ubaidi al – Suhrawardy, Prof. Zubair Siddiquiee, Prof. Md. Ishaq, Prof. Ata Karim Burke, Prof. Md. Rahatullah and Prof. S.M.S Al-Qaderi, as it’s a pioneer institute of higher learning and research alongside the department always remained vibrant with various activities like organizing the International Seminars, Memorial Lectures, Special Lectures, Visiting Fellow/Professor’s program under the UPE Scheme, publication of Annual Departmental Research Journal and Proceedings of the Seminars.
Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : Presidential Awards conferred to Prof. Ata Karim Burke, Prof. Md. Rahatullah and Prof. S.M.S Al-Qaderi
Major activities :
- Organizing International Seminars regularly
- Alumni Association,
- Exchange Program between Egypt and Iran
Campus :College Street Campus
Address for communication : Dept. of Arabic & Persian, University of Calcutta A.T.Building, 2nd Floor, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-73