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Name of Department:

Arab Culture

Year of Establishment:


Courses run by the department:

Name of Course     

(i)   B.A.

About The Department :

Department of Arab Culture was established in the Faculty of Arts of Sri Jai Narain P.G. College, Lucknow in the year 1961. Mirza Kamal Beig was the only lecturer in the department back then. He continued teaching till 1987 and got retired in the same year. He was also a social worker and politician. Alongwith his teaching assignment in the department, he also worked for the Municipal Corporation of Lucknow. He was a kind-hearted man and was very popular among his colleagues and students. After his retirement, Dr Rajesh Kumar Pandey was appointed as Reader on 5th December 1987 followed by Dr. Mohd Javed Habib who was appointed as lecturer on 22nd February 1989. Both of them continue to serve the department at present on the post of Associate Professors.
The department organises debates, student seminars and guest lectures for its students on relevant topics like “The importance of Arab Countries”, “Islamic Architecture” etc. The Alumni from the department of Arab Culture have achieved lots of success in various fields at national and international levels. Some of them include Sri Sunil Singh Sajan who was an ex state minister and at present holds the position of M.L.C, Sri Virendra Tiwari who was an EX BJP state Association Minister and at present has been appointed as Lac Pad Chairman U.P. Government and Sri Zakir Ali Rajneesh who is an author of national and international repute having won many prestigious awards in this field.