Maulana Azad National Urdu University

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Maulana Azad National Urdu University
مولانا آزاد نیشنل اردو یونیورسٹی
मौलाना आजाद राष्ट्रीय उर्दू विश्वविद्यालय
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ChancellorSri Madhukarnath[1]
Vice-ChancellorSyed Ainul Hasan[2]
StudentsApprox. 7000 (campus)
17°25′36″N 78°21′37″E / 17.4267669°N 78.3602534°E / 17.4267669; 78.3602534
CampusUrban, 200 acres
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU, AICTE

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.[3] It was the only Urdu university in India until the second university was built in the city of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh in 2015.[4]


The university was established by an Act of the Parliament in January 1998, with an All India jurisdiction to promote and develop the Urdu language and to impart vocational and technical Education in Urdu medium through conventional and distance modes. The university has been awarded "A+" Grade by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC).[5]

The university's headquarter at Gachibowli houses buildings for Administration, School of Languages, Linguistics and Indology, School of Education and Training, School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Mass Communication and Journalism, School of Computer Science & Information Technology, Saiyid Hamid Library, Polytechnic, ITI, UGC-Human Resource Development Centre; Instructional Media Center; Directorate of Distance Education(DDE); Center for Women Studies; Center for Urdu Language; Literature and Culture; Center for Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers; Al-Beruni Centre for the study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy; H.K Sherwani Center for Deccan studies and others.


The University has a satellite campus in Lucknow and a campus at Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir). There are Colleges of Teacher Education in Bhopal, Darbhanga, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Sambhal, Asansol, Nuh, Bidar which are guided through School of Education and Training. The University runs four Polytechnic Colleges in Bengaluru, Darbhanga, Hyderabad and Cuttack; four ITIs in Bengaluru, Darbhanga, Hyderabad and Cuttack; and three Urdu Model Schools in Darbhanga, Hyderabad and Nuh (Meewat).[6]

Organisation and administration[edit]


Shri Mumtaz Ali @ M or Madhukarnath has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderbad by the Visitor in his capacity as the Visitor of the University under statute 1(1) & 2 of the Statutes of the University framed under the MANUU Act effective from 17th December, 2021 for a period of three years. [1]

Past Chancellors of MANUU Hyderabad: (1) Shri Inder Kumar Gujral, former Prime Minister of India (24.05.1999 to 23.05.2002) (2) Prof. Obaid Siddiqui, an eminent scientist (26.05.2005 to 25.05.2008) (3) Dr. Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, former Member, Planning Commission of India (for two terms from 09.07.2008 to 08.07.2011 & 09.07.2011 to 08.07.2014) (4) Shri Zafar Sareshwala, an Industrialist (01.01.2015 to 31.12.2017) (5) Shri Firoz Bakht Ahmed, an educationist (17.05.2018 to 16.05.2021)

Schools and Departments[edit]

The Regular mode programs are imparted through 7 School of Studies

  1. Languages, Linguistics & Indology
  2. Commerce & Business Management
  3. Mass Communication & Journalism
  4. Computer Science & Information Technology
  5. Arts & Social Sciences
  6. Education & Training
  7. Sciences

The Department s under the 7 Schools of studies are:

School of Languages, Linguistics & Indology

  1. Department of Arabic
  2. Department of English English
  3. Department of Hindi
  4. Department of Persian Persian
  5. Department of Urdu
  6. Department of Translation studies

School of Commerce & Business Management

  1. Department of Management and Commerce

School of Mass Communication & Journalism

  1. Department of Journalism & Mass Communication

School of Technology

  1. Department of Computer Science & Information Technology

School of Arts & Social Sciences

  1. Department of Islamic Studies
  2. Department of Economics
  3. Department of History
  4. Department of Political Science
  5. Department of Public Administration
  6. Department of Sociology
  7. Department of Social Work
  8. Department of Women Education

School of Education & Training

  1. Department of Education & Training

School of Sciences

  1. Department of Mathematics
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The Departments are currently offering 84 programs and courses, (25 PhD; 21 PG; 10 UG, 05 PG Diploma and 05 Diploma programs and 2 Certificate courses.



The university is home to the Maulna Azad Library, which was established in 1998.[7] 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.[7]

The Centre for Urdu Language, Literature & Culture is associated with the university.[8]

Memorial lecture[edit]

Vice-President Hamid Ansari delivered the first Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah memorial lecture at Maulana Azad Urdu University.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mumtaz Ali nominated as Chancellor for MANUU". 31 January 2022.
  2. ^ "President Ram Nath Kovind approves appointments of vice chancellors of 12 central universities: Ministry of education". The Times of India 13:29 IST. 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  3. ^ India, The Hans (24 May 2020). "Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University students sent home successfully". Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ "MANUU, Hyderabad sends stranded boarder, non-boarder students to their hometowns by special trains". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  5. ^ "MANUU gets A+ Grade from NAAC". The Siasat Daily. Special Correspondent. 22 December 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ Akula, AuthorYuvraj. "MANUU students against online classes". Telangana Today. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Maulana Azad Library". Maulana Azad National Urdu University. Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  8. ^ Ifthekhar, J. S. (17 March 2014). "Learn the language of love". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Hamid Ansari to visit Hyderabad on Apr 13 | INDToday". 7 April 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2021.