Department of Islamic Studies

Department of Islamic Studies

Dept. data last updated on :21/01/2022

 Last Updated: 29 November 2021

 

Islamic Studies was recognized as a subject for BA and MA for the first time in India in 1920 when the AMU was established and its Academic Ordinances included 'Islamic Studies' as a subject. The first step for the teaching of Islamic Studies was taken in 1950 when the administrative charge of the subject was given to the Department of Arabic. It was also interested with the teaching of the subject in coordination with the Department of Philosophy, History and Political Science. Thus, the teaching of Islamic Studies for B.A and M.A commenced in 1951 but it was a very modest beginning. The main emphasis was more on the regional history of the Muslim World than on Islamic Studies.

 In March 1954 the Institute of Islamic Studies was established to promote the study of (a) Islamic Culture and Civilization (b) Social, Political, Economic and Cultural trends in the countries of West Asia and North Africa and (c) Modern Arabic, Persian and Turkish (Language and Literature). The Institute was essentially a research Institute. A significant step was taken in 1968-69 when the teaching of Islamic Studies was transferred to the Institute which simultaneously began to function as the Department of Islamic Studies. In 1971 Islamic Studies was introduced in the Pre-University class. After the introduction of the semester system the courses were modified and re-introduced since then every two to three years the courses are revised to include the necessary topics in the light of new researches in the field. During the period under review a large number of research scholars were admitted and were subsequently awarded M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees.

The Department/ Institute has also published more than 60 (sixty books) in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English languages and some of them were highly appreciated by the scholars. The Institute/ Department has also developed a specialized Library of Islamic Studies which possesses more than 80,000 (eighty thousand) book titles.

 

Vision

The vision of the Department of Islamic Studies consists of making Islamic Studies relevant in the contemporary changing world and enabling students to play a constructive role in the Development and welfare of the society, country and world at large. The Department strives to reach standard of excellence in teaching and research. It aims:

          To provide our students with effective teaching and modern research techniques.

          To provide our students with appropriate analytical skills to work in different multidisciplinary fields.

          To enhance the path of intellectual transformation among the undergraduate and post graduate students.

          To enable our students to become leaders in the academic field and actively engage in all diverse facets of human society in the light of Islamic world view.

 Mission

·         We affirm and remain guided by the values of Aligarh Muslim University as a community of Scholars and individuals in order to explore the new areas of research and studies.

·         We create in students the sense of fraternity and brotherhood of the Aligarh Movement and being responsible citizens of India.

·         We are dedicated to the promotion of freedom of expression and diversity in perspective and experience, since Islam is the champion of freedom and fraternity.

·         We value our Colleagues, Students and Staff and maintain good working relations with each other appreciating everyone's Contribution.

 


Department of Islamic Studies: An Overview

Established

1954 (as research institute)

Teaching Started

1968

Medium of Instruction

English

Primary Area of Study

Islamic History and Culture.

Special Areas of Study

Research in Arabian, Iranian, Turkish Studies and Islamic Studies in General.

Languages to Learn for Research Work in Islamic Studies

Arabic, Persian and Turkish.

Programs Offred

Graduation, Post-Graduation, Ph.D. and PDF.

Examination System

Semester based CBCS.





Academic Programs Offered

·         BA (Hons) Islamic Studies

·         MA Islamic Studies

·         Ph.D. Islamic Studies

·         Certificate in Turkish (Part-Time One Year)

·         Diploma in Turkish (Part-Time One Year)

·         Post Doctorate

 Under Graduate

Program Name:

BA (Hons) Islamic Studies (CBCS)

Specialization:

Islamic Studies

Number of Seats: 25

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility for Admission:

Senior Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent examination with at least 50% marks and required to qualify B.A. entrance Test.

For more detail, please refer to link:  https://www.amucontrollerexams.com/ 

Entrance Test Syllabus: https://results.amucontrollerexams.com/papers/photos/BAA81325syl.pdf 

Course outline: https://api.amu.ac.in/storage//file/78/under-graduate/currl/1618290879.pdf 

B.A. Islamic Studies Syllabus: https://api.amu.ac.in/storage//file/78/under-graduate/syll/1618290879.pdf 

Jobs Prospects:

The students are imparted knowledge to prepare them for National Level Competitive Exams and for various other openings like teaching and other social, philanthropic Jobs. Pursuing PG is also available as an option.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO's)

Upon the completion of B.A. (Hons.) in Islamic Studies; students are expected to:

·         Demonstrate a proficiency in area of Islamic Studies in general and in particular about the basic Principles of Islam and History of Islamic Culture and Civilization.

·         Demonstrate the understanding of Islamic Studies as well as scientific temperament in public and private life.

·         Demonstrate the competence for higher studies or careers in the public or private sectors.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO's)

The POs of Bachelor of Arts are:

·         To train the students to become proficiently able in the field of Islamic Studies.

·         To cultivate them as good human beings so that they become a responsible citizen, serve the society and fulfill their justifiable aspirations.

·         To inspire them to acquire innovative entrepreneurial and leadership qualities.

Accreditation:

Yes

  Post Graduate

Program Name:

M.A. Islamic Studies

Specialization:

Islamic Studies

Number of Seats: 25

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility for Admission:

Graduation or an equivalent examination with at least 50% marks and required to qualify M.A. entrance Test.

For more detail, please refer to link:  https://www.amucontrollerexams.com/ 

Entrance Test Syllabus: https://results.amucontrollerexams.com/papers/photos/ISMOA93121syl.pdf 

Course outline: https://api.amu.ac.in/storage//file/78/post-graduate/currl/1618290532.pdf 

M.A. Islamic Studies Syllabus:   https://api.amu.ac.in/storage//file/78/post-graduate/syll/1618290532.pdf 

Jobs Prospects:

The students are imparted knowledge to prepare them for National Level Competitive Exams and for various other openings like teaching and other social, philanthropic Jobs.  Jobs. Pursuing Ph.D. is also available as an option.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO's)

Upon the completion of M.A. (Islamic Studies); students are expected to:

·         Demonstrate a proficiency in area of Islamic Studies in general and socio-economic, religio-political, and moral teachings in Islam in particular.

·         Demonstrate the understanding of Islamic Studies as well as scientific temperament in public and private life.

·         Demonstrate the competence for higher studies and careers in the public and private sectors.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO's)

The POs of Master of Arts are:

·         To provide knowledge of Islamic Studies and educate the students as good human beings so that they help build a stable and prosperous human society.

·         To serve the society and fulfil the justifiable aspirations of themselves and the people.

·         To inspire them to acquire innovative entrepreneurial and leadership qualities.

Accreditation:

Yes

 Ph.D.

Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Specialization:

Islamic Studies

Number of Seats:

As per vacancy available

Duration: 5+1

Eligibility for Admission:

Post-Graduation in Islamic Studies with at least 50% marks, and required to qualify Ph.D. entrance Test.

For more detail, please refer to link:  https://www.amucontrollerexams.com/ 

Entrance Test Syllabus: https://api.amu.ac.in/storage/file/course/syll/10774.pdf 

Course Work Paper: https://api.amu.ac.in/storage/file/course/currl/10774.pdf 

Job Prospects:

The students are imparted knowledge to prepare for National Level Competitive Exams, including JRF, NET, SET, SLET and for various other openings like Teaching and other Jobs.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO's)

Upon the completion of Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, students are expected to:

·         Demonstrate a proficiency in area of Islamic Studies in general and socio-economic, religio-political and moral teachings in Islam in Particular.  Principles of Islam and History of Islam and Muslims.

·         Demonstrate the understanding of Islamic Studies as well as scientific temperament in public and private life.

·         Demonstrate the competence for higher studies and careers in the public and private sectors.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO's)

The POs of Ph.D. are:

·         To demonstrate the academic and intellectual capabilities to engage in existing and future human issues in the light of the perennial wisdom of Islamic Culture and Civilization.

·         To enrich academic and intellectual human capital to seek appropriate solutions.

·         To inspire them to acquire innovative entrepreneurial and leadership qualities.

Accreditation:

Yes



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