MANUU Students Union’s “Jashn-e-Baharan” from tomorrow

Hyderabad:  Maulana Azad National Urdu University’s Students Union (MSU) is organizing cultural, literary & sports festival “Jashn-e-Baharan 2022” from June 24 to 28, 2022.

 According to the Convenor, MSU Advisory Committee, Dr. Mohd Yousuf Khan, Principal, MANUU Polytechnic Hyderabad various literary, cultural and sports competitions and activities will be held during the fest followed by a Job Fest on July 05.  Prof. Mohd Abdul Sami Siddiqui, Director, Centre for Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teacher is the chairman of the committee.

The opening ceremony will be held on June 24, 2022, 3.00 pm at Agha Hashar Kashmiri Auditorium at DDE, MANUU.

Dr. Viquar Unnisa, Provost, Girls Hostel and Dr. A Kaleemulla, Deputy Director, Directorate of Physical Education and Sports are the convenors for sports and games competitions under  which Athleties, Badminton, Carroms, Chess, Cricket, Football, Kabaddi, Table Tennis, Volley Ball and Weight lifting competitions will be held at sports complex & play ground. Dr. Ahmad Khan, Director, Center for Urdu Culture Studies is the convener for literary activities – Bait Bazi, Essay writing, Elocution, Debate and Youth Parliament will be held. The convenors for Extra-Curricular Activities are Prof.  Karan Singh Utwal, Department of Hindi and Dr. Muzaffar Hussain Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Education & Training. Cultural Night, Food Fest, Job Fest Day, Poster Making, Painting, Mushaira and Qirat Competition are the part of extra-curricular activities.

The Job fest will be organized by Training and Placement Cell on July 5, 2022 from 10.00 am onwards. MANUU Students can register for Jashn-e-Baharan Job Fest Day 2022 on the school wise registration links are available on the University website

The MSU Office Bearers – Mohd Mursaleen, President, Md Abuhamza, Vice- President and Mohd Haris, Secretary appealed students to participate in various competitions by registering online in large number.

MANUU giving admissions in Legal Studies, JMC, MCom, MSc through merit

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University, the only university offering courses at a higher level in Urdu medium, has introduced MA in Legal studies and three certificate courses in French, Russian, Pashto from the academic year 2022-2023.

The newly introduced, MA Legal studies programme will enable students to face competitive examinations and enhance their soft skills. It will also enhance their capabilities to face growing competition, and their employability in NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, Health Sector, and Corporate Sector. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized institution/University+Urdu as a subject/language or as a Medium in 10th/12th / Graduation level or equivalent Madrasa courses with Urdu as a medium of Instruction approved by MANUU are eligible to take admission.

The eligibility criteria for Certificate of Proficiency in Pashto is 10+2 or equivalent, or Alim/Fazil degrees from recognized institutions whereas candidates with 10+2 or equivalent from any recognized institution are eligible for Certificate of Proficiency in French and Russian.

The other courses being offered under Post Graduate Programmes are Urdu, English, Hindi, Arabic, Translation Studies, Persian; Women Studies, Public Administration, Political Science, Social Work, Islamic Studies, History, Economics, Sociology, Journalism And Mass Communication; M.Com; and M.Sc.(Mathematics). Part-time diploma programmes are available in Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Islamic Studies and Ghazal Appreciation (Tahseen-e-Ghazal) apart from Certificate Course in Urdu.

The last date for the online submission of application forms is August 30, 2022.

For more details, online application and e-prospectus, the candidates may log on to the university website For any clarifications, they can send email to and for general queries contact the admission helpdesk: 6207728673, 9866802414, 6302738370 & 9849847434. (INN)

MANUU announces schedule for distance mode exams

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad  National Urdu University’s Examination Branch is conducting Distance Mode Annual examinations for various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate courses from July 14 to August 7, 2022.

According to a schedule released by Dr. Zair Hussain, Controller of Examinations, the examination will be held at various examination centre throughout the country for MA (Urdu, History, English, Islamic Studies, Arabic, Hindi), BA, B Sc, B Com, Certificate & Diploma Courses of distance mode courses in the morning and afternoon sessions.

The detailed timetable is available on the University website

CAS and Evidence Based health Journalism Workshop by UNICEF held at MANUU

Hyderabad:  A two-day workshop on evidence-based health journalism organized by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), in association with UNICEF concluded here today at MANUU.

Delivering his remarks at the inauguration, Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, MANUU, said that the recent pandemic has driven the world’s attention towards the importance of health communication. Media can play a vital role in creating demand for immunization. Many of our journalists come from a non-medical background and the introduction of CAS at academic level helps them train in health journalism and encourage scientific mindset among masses, he added.

Over 120 students from MANUU, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and Himachal Pradesh University and health journalists learnt the importance of evidence-based reporting and fact-checking in health journalism – through UNICEF’s Critical Appraisal Skills (CAS) programme.  The CAS programme, developed in 2014 by UNICEF, in association with Oxford University, Thomson Reuters and IIMC for working health journalists and students of journalism and mass communication, was later adapted as an elective module in their curriculum by IIMC and MANUU.

Speaking at the inauguration, Zafrin Chowdhury, Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships, UNICEF India said “UNICEF has long worked with the media on its critical role in building opinions and influencing people. The CAS course was developed in 2014 to strengthen skills in media professionals for accurate, balanced, analytical reporting and fact checking to guard against misinformation. The idea is to increase accurate and reliable media reports on issues that impact children, such as immunization, provide parents the right information and confidence to vaccinate their children and protect them from preventable childhood illnesses.”

Prof. Ehtesham Ahmed Khan, Dean, School of Mass Communication and Journalism, MANUU in his welcome address said CAS plays an important role in building a holistic 360-degree science-based communication narrative, addressing misinformation, promoting awareness, undertaking capacity-building of media, rigorous analysis of news reports, authoritative scientific discourses, thought series in media to counter any negative discourse.”

Dr NK Arora, Chairman, COVID-19 Working Group, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, spoke on the COVID-19 vaccination and urged the media to find innovative ways to break through information fatigue and encourage eligible people to take all their doses of vaccine on time.

Prof. SK Ishtiaque Ahmed, Registrar, MANUU distributed the certificates among participants.  Prof. Sangeeta Pranvendra, Course Director, Department of English Journalism at IIMC, New Delhi said, “The Covid 19 Pandemic put forth a situation where the media fraternity realised afresh the need to have well informed, critically thinking journalists who could play a positive role in reporting on health issues, informing the public and also avoiding misinformation. CAS goes a long way in evolving these skills in the journalism students.” Sanjay Abhigyan, Executive Editor, Amar Ujala, Dehradun; and Pankaj Pachauri, Former Media Advisor to the Prime Minister and Editor, Go News were the speakers of the workshop. They said that the CAS is the first step towards becoming a Health Journalist and it has changed the way we think.

The participants, students and senior mentors shared their experiences of health reporting during the pandemic.

Prof. Mohammad Fariyad, Head of the Department was the workshop moderator. 

Former and current CAS students from different universities were also felicitated in the workshop. UNICEF’s Communications Officer, Sonia Sarkar and faculty members of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism were present.

Felicitation of UPSC ranker Dr. Mustafa Hashmi at MANUU

Hyderabad: The School of Education and Training (SET), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is organizing a felicitation programme for Dr. Syed Mustafa Hashmi, MS (162 Ranker in UPSC 2021 from Hyderabad) on June 13, 2022 in the Agha Hashar Kashmiri Auditorium at Directorate of Distance Education, MANUU at 12:30 p.m.

According to Prof. Siddiqui Mohd. Mahmood, Dean School of Education & Training, Dr. Syed Mustafa Hashmi will also inaugurate Workshop-cum-Seminar on “Leadership Development” on this occasion. Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor will preside over. Prof. S.M. Rahmatullah, Pro Vice Chancellor and Prof. SK. Ishtiaque Ahmed,  Registrar will be the guests of honour.

In his statement, the Dean, School of Education and Training, said that “it is indeed a tremendous achievement  that  Dr. Syed Mustafa Hashmi has cleared the exam in spite of having a busy schedule as a doctor and while serving the Covid patients .”

Meanwhile, special Tarana for Workshop has been launched on June 10, 2022, by Dr. Muzaffar Hussain, Associate Professor, at the Department of Education and Training MANUU.

MANUU extends last date for distance mode exams

Hyderabad: The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has extended the date for submission of exam form for backlog papers of UG, PG, Diploma (Annual Mode) & Certificate courses from June 9 to June 12. University has already waived off the exam fee.

According to Prof. Mohd. Razaullah Khan, Director I/c, 2018 and 2019 annual batch (UG, PG, Diploma) & Certificate courses students are not required to fill the back log form for the current year as their data will be automatically updated in the portal. For 2017 and earlier batches the backlog exam form filling is manual as per the earlier existing practice.

For improvement exam, eligible students have to pay fee of Rs. 500 per paper for UG courses and Rs. 750/- per paper for PG courses.

For further details, students can contact concerned Regional Centres, Sub Regional Centres and Coordinators of Learner Support Centres of MANUU.

Entrance based courses admission ends on June 12

Hyderabad: The extended last date for online submission of application form for entrance based regular courses of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) will end on June 12, 2022. The entrance tests will be held as per schedule on 5th, 6th and 7th July, 2022. MANUU is offering admissions both through entrance and merit based for the academic year 2022-2023. 
Admissions are available for Ph.D programmes (Arabic, Urdu, English, Hindi, Persian, Translation Studies; Women Studies, Public Administration, Political Science, Social Work, Islamic Studies, History, Economics, Sociology, Deccan Studies; Education; Journalism & Mass Communication; Management, Commerce, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology & Computer Science); M.Tech (Computer Science); MCA; MBA; M.Ed; B.Ed; D.El.Ed and Polytechnic Diplomas (Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Information Technology Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Automobile and Apparel Technologies). 
Online application and e-prospectus available on university website For any clarifications email to and for general queries contact admission helpdesk: 6207728673, 9866802414, 6302738370 & 9849847434.Meanwhile, admissions into merit based courses is open upto August 30, 2022. For details about merit based courses visit university website. 

National Conference on Muslim Women concluded

Hyderabad: “During covid, more and more girls dropped out of school, in-access to digital education and infrastructure furthered this divide”. Prof. Rekha Pande, Director, Society for Empowerment through Environment Development (SEED) said yesterday at Maulana Azad National Urdu University on the second day of National Conference “Gender and Inclusion: a focus on Muslim Women”. The conference was organized by the Centre for Women Studies (CWS) of MANUU and Centre for Development Policy and Practice (CDPP) Hyderabad in collaboration with Goonj, SAFA, Sahayata Trust, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Soochnapreneur.

Speaking on the impact of covid on education and the socio-economic aspect, Prof. Pande pointed out that online education did not do any good during the pandemic. Education has to be linked with the economy and livelihood, she added.

According to Prof. Shahida, Director, CWS, Academics and scholars from various milieus – Arvinder Ansari, Mallika Mistry and Sangheetha A, Nilanjan Banik discussed on education and livelihoods mainly focusing on low participation of women and its further declining trajectory. Sharan Ahluwalia was the moderator.

P C Mohanan, former Member, National Statistical Commission pointed out that controversy of death registration during the COVID-19 was precisely because of the lack of proper data collection. He concluded by saying that one of the ways out of this conundrum is to return to taking census surveys, which can throw more light on these issues.

In the panel discussion “health indicators: what causes vulnerability” Meenakhsi Gupta, founder of Goonj pointed out that some health indicators are in some cases insufficient as they do not address some major issues at all. Prof. Sanghmitra Acharya, JNU said women’s health should not be confined only to their physical health, but should consider their psychological as well as emotional health. Prof. Nilanjan Banik, Mahindra University pointed out that literacy is a big factor, the better the literacy of a women, the better their health.

Prof. Amitabh Kundu, Senior Economist shared his path breaking study on discrimination against Muslim labour yesterday in the last session held at Lamkaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. This study quantifies discrimination against women, Muslims and daily wagers in the labour markets, especially in post COVID times. PC Mohanan and Osama Manzar, Founder & Chairperson, DEF were the other panelist.

Vahida Nainar, founder & director of Women’s research and Action Group, Fatima Khan, a Delhi-based Journalist and Prof. Aseem Prakash, Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Hyderabad,  Rubina Ayesha, Former GHMC Corporator and Educationist were the panelist for the panel discussion “women in difficult locations, sectors and occupations” held at Lamkaan yesterday and Manisha sethi was the Moderator. Vahida stressed on the need for a special Law against incitement to violence and Genocide.Prof. Prakash highlighted on the shrinking common culture among people of different religion in India today. Shireen Azam, Doctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, Anshu Gupta, Founder & Chairperson, SAFA and Osama Manzar were the panelist for the panel discussion “Role of civil society” and Sumaira Naser, Educationist was the moderator.

Prof. Amir Ullah Khan, Research Director, CDPP was the moderator of the first panel discussion held on the first day of the conference.

Extension Lecture on Science of Teaching & Learning held at MANUU

Hyderabad: To make teaching-learning effective, all the senses of the learners should be involved in the learning process. Importance should be given to learner’s Mother Tongue. Dr. Qazi Siraj Azhar, Associate Clinical Professor, Michigan State University, USA said during an extension lecture “Science of Teaching & Science of Learning” yesterday at Agha Hashar Kashmiri Auditorium at Directorate of Distance Education, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU). Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor, MANUU formally inaugurated the programme. The lecture was organized by School of Education & Training, MANUU.

While speaking about Neuroscience of Learning and Teaching, Dr. Qazi Siraj advised Trainee Teachers to understand the child’s brain while teaching. He also explained how the child’s brain works when he learns something.He emphasized Experiential learning, Project-based learning and pointed towards developing Intrinsic motivation among the students.

Prof. Ainul Hasan in his inaugural speech highlighted the significance of science in the world and stated that “Science is Everywhere”.

Prof. SM Rahmatullah, Pro-Vice-Chancellor in his address encouraged students to adopt a scientific perspective in the field of Education. Prof. Siddiqui Mohd. Mahmood, Dean, School of Education and Training, introduced and welcomed the Key-note speaker.

Prof. SK Ishtiaque Ahmed, Registrar and Prof. Mohd. Moshahid, Head, Department of Education and Training, MANUU also shared the dais.

The department Assistant Professors –  Dr. Farhath Ali convened the lecture and Mr. Jahangir Alam proposed vote of thanks.

MANUU, SRC-Hyderabad shifted to Haj House

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Sub-Regional Centre of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Directorate of Distance Education has been shifted to new premises at Haj House, Nampally, Hyderabad.

According to Dr. M. Mazher Quadri, Assistant Regional Director,  the centre was shifted from old premises 4th BSNL Building, Charminar, Hyderabad to its new premises at Room No. 607, 6th Floor, Haj House Building, Opp. Public Garden, Nampally, Hyderabad – 500 001.

All students, coordinators and prospective learners may note the change in address.