Maulana Azad National Urdu University

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Maulana Azad National Urdu University
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Type Public
Established 1998
Chancellor Firoz Bakht Ahmed[1]
Vice-Chancellor Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz
Students Approx. 7000 (campus)
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Campus Urban, 200 acres
Affiliations UGC

Maulana Azad National Urdu University is a Central University located in the city of Hyderabad in the Indian state of Telangana. It was named after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, India's first Minister of Education, a freedom fighter in India's struggle for independence, and a scholar of Islam and Urdu literature.


The university was established by an Act of the Parliament in January 1998, with an All India jurisdiction. The university has been awarded "A" Grade by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC).[citation needed]


Firoz Bakht Ahmed was appointed chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University on 17 May 2018.[1]

Memorial lecture[edit]

Vice-President Hamid Ansari will deliver the first Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah memorial lecture at Maulana Azad Urdu University.[2]


The university is home to the Maulna Azad Library, which was established in 1998.[3] The library subscribes to 27 periodicals in Urdu, 129 in English, nine in Hindi and 40 popular magazines apart from 13 newspapers in Urdu, English, Telugu and Hindi.[3]


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