Department of West Asian Studies and North African Studies
West Asian and North African Studies
Dept. data last updated on :28/11/2021
The Department of West Asian Studies (CWAS) was established in 1967 as an independent, interdisciplinary, area study centre at the Aligarh Muslim University. The status of the centre on the recommendation of the UGC Expert Committee Report, was subsequently converted into the Department of Studies in 1996. The geographic area under study includes Iran, the fertile crescent, Turkey, Arabian peninsula and North African region. Besides multi-disciplinary research, the Department is involved in teaching, training and evaluation. The Department's faculty, represents a variety of disciplines, such as Political Science, Economics, History, Geography, Sociology and Arabic. The activities of the Department include undertaking of in-depth research studies, organization of conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and group discussions on varied aspects of the Area.