HoD’s Message:

HoD Urdu
HOD Urdu

Urdu inspite of having the recognition of an official language do not enjoy a privileged position in the society. There are various reasons for it and the primary reason is the lack of efforts from the Urdu fraternity itself. We need to take certain important steps in order to sustain this language.
• The first thing we should do is to start official communication via letters, applications, and requests in Urdu language instead of English.
• We should get all official, social, cultural and even celebration cards published in Urdu rather than English.
• Speak to our Officers in Urdu Language while seeking permissions.
These are some minor efforts that we can put into practice in order to keep the spirit of Urdu language alive.

HOD – Urdu

About Department:

Urdu being the official language of J&K state has immense importance. All the regions of J&K are connected by this lovely and common language. The department of Urdu of Govt. College for Women M.A Road, Srinagar endeavours hard to teach the language in its original form, correct pronunciation and presentation of the language is always kept in mind by the teaching staff. The department of Urdu is committed to teach the students the language in its literary and spiritual sense. Both literature and criticism of the language is stressed upon. The students are encouraged by publishing their literary work in college magazine under the guidelines of the department. Writing of Urdu directly and legibly is also our day to day programme of teaching. The Modern Indian Language (MIL) has been introduced into the curriculum in the year 2016. Urdu being one of the modern Indian Language is loved by most of the aspirants and fare numbers of students opt for Urdu language which is compulsory and highly appreciated by the department. Our department is having 1633 students which is the clear indication of the importance of language.
Establishment of Urdu department: 1951.
First H.O.D of the department: Miss Bilquis Fatima.
Total number of students of 1st batch: 11 (Eleven).

Admission Criteria
Programmes Percentage of marks at entry level Students strength
B.A Honours 40%15
Urdu Literature 40% above 75

Permanent Faculty

SNO Name of Faculty Desigination Specilization Qualification Experience Cell no & email Publications View Profile
1 Dr. Nargis Banoo
( H.O.D. )
Associate Professor Urdu Afsana
Urdu Marsiya.
M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D. 17 years 9906479401
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2 Dr. Nasreen Kouser Associate Professor Urdu Naval,
Dastaan, Masnavi
M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D. 17 years 9906698459
Nil View
3 Prof. Nusrat Nabi Assistant Professor Urdu Shaksi Marsiya M.A, M.Phil. NET NIL 9697978197
Nil View

Contractual Faculty

SNO Name of Faculty Desigination Specilization Qualification Experience Cell no & email Publications View Profile
1 Prof. Abida Akhtar
( H.O.D. )
Assistant Professor Urdu Afsana M.A, NET.. 8 years 9018869997
NIL View
2 Dr. Ishrat Bashir Assistant Professor Urdu Tehqeer aur Tanqeer M.A, Ph.D.. 08 years 9596010465
02 View
3 Dr. Nusrat Maqbool Assistant Professor Development of Urdu
short stories in Kashmir
M.A, Ph.D. 08 years 9796708384
02 View
4 Prof. Ishrat Anjum Assistant Professor NIL M.A, NET 03 Years 9796708384
NIL View


Besides the classrooms, the Urdu department has got a rich and resourceful Urdu library, consisting of more than 7300 books covering all the branches of Urdu literature and history, reference books, textual books etc. Moreover facilities of separate reading room and special number of Iqbaliyat, Galibiayat, Faiz Ahmad Faiz etc. are also available. A separate section of Urdu books covering writers, poets etc. of J&K is also available.


Famous personalities belonged to the Urdu Department.A few personalities who have done proud to the department in the particular and college in general:-

  1. Mrs. S. Kamala Mufti
  2. Dr.Tahira Abdullah (Retired Principal of the College)
  3. Dr. Nusrat Andrabi (Retired Principal of the College)
  4. Mrs. Missra Maryam (Retired HOD, Assistant Editor of Urdu Journal “JEHAT”)


Department of Urdu organised Allamma Iqbal Day on 3rd May, 2016. The Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Jenab Nayeem Akhtar, and Professor Zahoor Ahmad Chatt – Chairman Board of School Education were invited along with the Principals of various Colleges.

Department of Urdu

Cluster University of Srinagar

Govt College for Women

M.A. Road , Srinagar - 190001
Tel: 0194-2479432 Fax : 0194-2478259
email : urdu.wc@gmail.com
Website : www.gcwmaroad.org/urdu