Arabic is the most widely spoken Semitic language in the world. It is the first official language of 23 states of West Asia and North Africa. It is fifth most spoken language in the world. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations. The celebration of Word Arabic Day on 18th of December by United Nations is manifestation of the world-wide recognition of this language.
The Department of Arabic with under graduate programme was established in 2016 and post graduate programme in 2020 at Kargil Campus to impart knowledge of Arabic language and literature to the students at UG and PG level, with objective to inculcate in them a comprehensive understanding of the subject. In light of this, courses like classical and modern Arabic literature, literary criticism, history of Arabic literature, Translation has been designed, whereas the post graduate courses prepare the students for academic and research pursuits.
In addition to the above programme, The Department is planning to start research programmes such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. as soon as possible.
The missions of Arabic Department is to impart quality education to the students and train them in language skills and motivates them for learning and research and makes them able to compete in jobs markets not only in academic institutions but also in other socio-cultural and economic organizations within the country and aboard.
The Department of Arabic focuses efficient training of students to enable them to reach the height of their aspirations in academic and professional fields.
The Department aims to unveil the scientific and literary heritage of the Indo-Arab literature through standard research. This will further boost cultural and economic relations with the Arab world.