The Urdu department of Lucknow University (LU) is going to introducing a two years masters degree in Awadh culture from the next session. The course will incorporate everything synonymous with Awadh in its course structure.
Announced by vice chancellor (VC), SB Nimse during the International Urdu Conference organised by the university's Urdu department and Maulana Azad Institute of Humanities, Science and Technology, Mahmudabad, the degree will accommodate 130 students in one batch. A language lab has also been set up in the department, he said.
The Department of urdu has the glorious history of academic and literary achievements. It has the honour of having the scholars of international repute who have produced outstanding and trend-setting literary works.
According to the head of department Abbas Raza Nayyar, "It is wrong to say that there is no future for those who are learning Urdu. That is why we are starting this course. The course will be all about Awadh. Its festival, its Muharram, its Angarkha, topi and sherwani to Awadhi poets and writers, its architecture and places of worship, everything Awadh,"
University has further plan to bifurcate these 130 seats into three more disciplines including Urdu literature, linguistic and also an MA in Mass Communication for which the language lab is set.
Source: Rahul Pandey, City Journalist - Lucknow, CollegeDekho