About the Department

The Department of Urdu, The New College, was established in the year 1951, is considered as one of the most illustrious and prominent premises for Urdu language and Literary studies in Chennai City. The Department offers undergraduate programme in Urdu language and literature, leading to the award of B.A (Urdu) degree from the University of Madras. The Department of Urdu also offers foundation courses in Urdu , Allied Urdu,Non Major Electives ( NME) for I and II year students of all discipline. The department has a well-furnished and Modernised Urdu lab for the training the students to excel in Desk Top Publishing (DTP) , Designing Applications, Account and Tally. The Department of Urdu has a well-organised and methodical Library for the reference and benefit of the students, containing a large collection of books pertaining to Prose, Poetry, Journalism , Criticism, History of Urdu language and Literature and Life History and achievements of great poets and prose writers.


To promote Urdu language and literature to enable students obtain jobs through learning Urdu language  


To provide scope for overall development of students by imparting the following language skills:

Functional Urdu- communicative & literary drafting
Computer knowledge - Urdu DTP & Data Entries
Techniques of Ghazal writing and recitation
Urdu journalism-techniques of Mass Media
Oratorical skills in Urdu language
Training young Urdu students to recite during Mushaira & Kavi Sammelan programmes