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MA Arabic Language and Literature

Key data



JNE code: MAFANumber of Semesters : Four

Duration of Semesters : 18 weeks (90 instructional days)

Work load per Semesters : 450 Hours

Total number of papers : 17

Medium of instruction : Arabic

Intake : 12



This post graduate program is designed with a view to impart the students an advanced knowledge in Arabic language and

literature. As different from the traditional M.A Arabic course, this program while retaining the classical background and essential classical contents laid greater emphasis on the teaching of and the practical training in the functional use of Arabic as a modern living language. The practical aspects of the Arabic language as translation (both theory and Practice), simultaneous interpretation, modern terminology and applied grammar ate given due importance in thesyllabi. As for the literature, its modern branches i.e. Novel, Short story, Drama, Poetry and Modern Essays have been given adequate representation. In order to acquaint the students with the fundamentals of Computer knowledge and packages required for jobs in India and Arab countries, Computer application with Arabic Software has also been included in the syllabi. Thus the program has been so designed as to serve not only as a scholastic and literarycourse, but also as a modern and practically oriented course, in a comprehensive way.



Entry requirements

B.A Fazeela of Jamia Nadwiyya or B.A Afzalul ulama of Calicut University or an equivalent degree with Arabic as one of the main subjects recognized by Jamia Nadwiyya. Admission to the course shall be made in the order of merit at the entrance examination.


Course Content

Out line of courses (papers) : 4 courses in each semester. Besides These courses, there will be one dissertation/ Project, and a comprehensive viva- voce at the end of the last semester.

Scheme of evaluation : Evaluation of all semester courses will be done in two parts; continuous internal assessment and external assessment. 20% marks will be set apart for continuous internal assessment and 80% marks for external assessment. The entire course will have a maximum of 1750 marks

Teaching and assessment
We are keen to use a range of teaching and learning methods to help you get the most out of your studies – including presentations, discussions, language laboratory, ArabSat, EduSat and exercises on the internet. Class sizes are not too big, making it easier for you to take part in class discussions and get to know other students.

Career opportunities

The skills learned in this programme, including directed thinking, clear argument and an ability to work in a group, will prepare you for many different careers. A popular career choice is teaching, but the range of other careers that our graduates have entered is enormous, and is not only restricted to religious organisations, but has also included journalism, the legal profession, business, social work, personnel management and many others. A few of the students opt for PG Programmes at JNE or other Universities/Colleges inside or outside India.