Department of Urdu has been established with the establishment of the college in the year 1988 with the aim and vision to promote Urdu language and literature, with the allied contents of Urdu mass media/ journalism, translation, and technological tools and software. Urdu language stands constitutionally an official language under Schedule 8 of constitution of Jammu & Kashmir in the state since 1899. It is the medium of instruction and lingua franca of the state. Due to this official status, it has been taught from primary to university level throughout the state; it is the medium of electronic and print media in the state. Since department of Urdu emerges as the key department in the faculty of arts, a huge number of students prefer to opt Urdu subject as the core subject with the motivation that Urdu subject has better prospectus in terms of job & employment . Being the official language of the state most of the record in the offices like revenue, police, judiciary etc. is recorded in this language. Since the establishment of college, numerous students have graduated with Urdu as one of the core subjects from this college & are rendering their services in public & private sectors. Most pass out students of this department are get recruited in the different departments, in 2017 assistant professors recruitment three applicants of this department got recruited as Assistant Professors in Urdu In Higher Education department of J&K , while as four students got recruited as lecturers in Urdu in School Education Department in March 2017. Urdu has the vast scope of contents Due to new UGC MIL Scheme Urdu subject has become most favored subject among students at UG Level.

Head of Department

Dr. Imtiyaz Ahmad Tantray