Department of Arabic

galleryأهلا وسهلا بكم إلى قسم اللغة والدارسات العربية 

The Department of Arabic at Sree Neelakanta Government College, Pattambi has been functioning since 1968. From 1968 to 2012, it offered the common papers of Arabic as Second Language only and in 2012, it started offering BA Arabic course. Since its introduction, the department has been making significant achievements in the academic and other fields. After the completion of 3 years of BA in Arabic Language and Literature course, it is a matter of pride that a golden feather was added to the department when all the three batches have successfully completed the course with 100% success.In addition to the curricular and extra-currricular activities and programs especially meant for the students of the department and college, the department strives to meet the general and public requirements regarding Arabic language, extending its services to all through translation bureau and community extension programs.

Presently the department has four members of teaching faculty. It is equipped with all facilities and modern equipments. With professionally trained members on the staff, it provides ample scope for the students to get themselves exposed to translation, communicative and functional Arabic and software packages in Arabic.

Courses Offered

 Course  Duration  Strength
 B A Arabic  3 Yrs  40



Lt. (Dr) P. Abdu

Head of the Department &

Assistant Professor

Mr. Mohamed Asheref K

Mr. nazer K


Mr. Mohammed Ali Wafi


MA and Ph. D in
Arabic Language & Literature

+91 9037471949

MA and PhD (Doing) in
Arabic Language & Literature

+91 8129267046

MA in
Arabic Language & Literature

+91 7736418428

MA in Arabic Langauge & Literature

PhD Doing

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Students profile

a. Qualification: Candidates with a pass in the plus two or equivalent examination with any optional subjects are eligible to apply for B.A.Arabic.  The rank or index mark is calculated by adding twice the mark of Arabic with total.

b. Present number and categories:





Sanctioned Strength 40 40 40
No.of Students Admitted 38 40 30
No of present students 36 34 20
Boys 4 10 6
Girls 32 24 14
OBC and minority      

c. Most of the students signing up for UG Arabic have arts/humanities background at the plus-two level. I


f. Ranks:


 Recent curricular changes

The UG program has been converted into credit and semester system from 2009 admissions onwards. Syllabus of PG &UG programs were revised in 2013.

Learning Resources 


In addition to the curricular activities and programs, the department has conducted various extra-curricular activities and programs of benefit for the learners and lovers of the Arabic language. A detailed report thereof is as follows:

On 2 November 2016 Wednesday, the department organized Arabic Alumni Meet. It was attended by Kulathur T Mohammad Moulawi, former member of Kerala Public Service Commission as chief guest and he distributed the award to Miss C Mubassira who scored the highest mark in the University Examination. Prof. P N Anithakumari (the Principal), Engineer Abdulla (the President, Arabic Alumni), Dr. Moiduppa (former faculty member of the department), Mr. V Anas (the Secretary, Arabic Alumni) and the representatives from the PTA, students union and other departments also attended and delivered talk in the program.

In the afternoon, an academic session in which Mustafa Hashim, the JCI trainer led an interaction with the students of the department was held. The interaction concentrated on the systematic approach of dealing with the life realities with confidence and achieving the coveted.


On 9 November 2016 Wednesday, a reception was accorded by the department to the official of the ministry of communication and information technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who was in college to visit the library of the college. In the program, the guest led an interactive session with the students of the department.

On 14, 15 and 16 December 2016 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the department organized a three day workshop on the Current Trends and Techniques of Translation – English and Arabic. The workshop in which professional translators with first-hand experience from various parts of India led the practical sessions proved to be very effective. The sessions held in three days were attended and led by Prof. Ahmad Ibrahim (New College, Chennai), Dr. Thameem Ansari (New College, Chennai), Dr. K Hamza, KP Shafeeq, Abdussalam Faizi, Prof. M Aboobacker and Dr. Veeran Moideen.

On 16 December 2016 Friday, the department observed the World Arabic Language Day with various programs. A handwritten Arabic magazine published by the students of the department was released in the program. Prof. PN Anithakumari, the principal, Dr. Veeran Moideen, Dr. P Abdu, Prof. Ashraf, Mr. Shareef, Prof. Roy, Dr. KM Hilal, Dr. Santhosh, Dr. Pushpakadas, Prof. Sheeja, Mr. Basheer, Mr. V Abdurrasheed, Mr. Nizar and Mr. Mohamed Swalih attended the program and conveyed their messages in connection with the Arabic Language Day.

On 10 January 2017 Tuesday, the department held a community extension program under the banner of awareness about the welfare schemes under the government and the procedures to avail it to the needy. A help desk for filling the application form for Haj 2017 was constituted in connection with it. The program was inaugurated by Mr. Vapputi (the Municipal chairman). Mr. AR Sharath (the coordinator, Vayomithram- Kerala Social Security Mission) and Mr. K Mubarak (the head of the district Haj cell) delivered the awareness talks on various social welfare schemes and projects of the government.

I feel proud to mention that the help desk of Haj 2017 was a big success in the sense that it could extend the help to hundreds of Haj applicants from various localities. Also, more remarkably, some students of the department were motivated by the awareness program on the social welfare schemes and they could fetch governmental assistance to many of the weak illiterate people in their respective native places.

On 9 February 2017 Thursday, the department held a national seminar on the theme ‘Local Contribution to the Poetry of Arabic’. In an attempt to bring the local authors in Arabic and their works to the academic limelight, lectures and research papers were presented by A K Eisa (principal – Salafiyya College, Karinganad), Mr. Mohammed Farooqi (the Arabic poet), Mr. Aboobacker (the Arabic poet), Azeez Farooqi (the Arabic poet), Mr. Abdulla Amanath (the Arabic poet), Dr. Noorul Ameen (Head, Dept. of Arabic, Government College, Kasargode), Mr. Shahi Mon (Research Scholar, Maharajas College) and Saeed Aslam. Dr. P Abdu (the head of the department), Prof. Mohammed Ashraf, Mr. Mohammed Shareef KP, Mr. Nizar, K T Ruqiya (Municipal Councilor), Prof. Roy (students adviser), Neeraj (Secretary, University Union) and Mohammed Swalih (Secretary, Arabic Association) delivered the talks.

KP Badarunnisa, the presidential award winner for courage and VS Fasil, the winner in the Arabic poem recitation in the state arts fest were honoured in the inaugural session of the seminar.


On 22 February 2017 Wednesday, ‘Mehfil’ was held on the occasion of the Arabic Association inauguration. In the inaugural session, the chief guest Prof. Abid Husain (Member of Legislative Assembly) delivered the inaugural address highlighting the remarkable contribution by the languages to the integrity of India. His address was followed by the felicitation talks by Dr. P Abdu, Prof. Mohamed Ashraf, Mr. V M Mohammed Ali, Mr. CMA Kareem, Mr. PT Mohamed, Mr. TP Usman, Prof. Roy, Mr. Nizar, Mr. Shareef, Mr. Nithin and Mr. Mohamed Swalih. In the afternoon, students showcased performances of various arts and culture programs.

On 23 March, a farewell was accorded to the passing out third batch. In the program, teachers and students of the department delivered their words of goodwill.



JUNE 14, 2017

The Department of Arabic conducted a one day talk program with the title of ‘Ramdan Thoughts’ on 14 June 2017. Prof. Dr. A. I Vilayathullah,(Department of English, govt. College, Malappura) presented the talk on the topic of ‘The Quran and the Human Aspects’.The program chaired by Dr. P. Abdu was inaugurated by Prf. Punnoos Jacob, (principal, SNGS College). Prof. Muhammed Asheref, Nizr Ibrahim, Muhammed Swalih attended the function.


13 OCTOBER 2017

On 13 0ctober 2017 the Department of Arabic organized the annual Arabic Meet for the graduates of Arabic Department. Mr. Muhammed Muhsin MLA inaugurated the function and distributed the Prize to P.T Nasira for highest score in Degree examination. Principal K.K Suma chaired the function. Dr. Jamaludheen Farooqi (Previous Principal , WMO College,Wayanad) delivered the key-note Address. Dr. P Abdu (Head, Department of Arabic, SNGS College).


21 November 2017

The Department of Arabic organized a one day help desk to assist the public to apply for Hajj 2017 and other social welfare schemes of government. Mr. Bapputty ( Chairman, Pattambi Municipality) inaugurated the program. Hajj District Trainer K. Mubarak provided the Hajj applicants with the guidelines for Hajj application 2017.The District Coordinators of Social Security Mission A. R. Sarath and Jismy Joney presented an awareness class about different social welfare schemes of government. Prof. PK Prasanna, College Principal chaired the function. Dr. P Abdu, Head of the Department, Prof. Muhammed Asheref, Muhammadali wafy, Ashraf, Secretary, Arabic Association, Hajj Volunteers P, Yusuf, PA Shameer, V.K Muhammed, H. Firos, K.P Jafar attended the program and conveyed their mssages.


16, 18,19 December 2017

In collaboration with DPI (Arabic Unit)the department of Arabic celebrated the WORLD ARABIC DAY on 16, 18 and 19 December 2017 with various programs. The celebrations were inaugurated by Mr. Muhammed Muhsin MLA and presided by Additional DPI Mr. Sunny Joseph. P. Krishnan, DDE Palakkad, Mrs. Sheeja, Mrs. Ruqiya, Counselors, Pattambi Municipality, Prof. PK Prasanna, Principal, SNGS college Pattambi, Dr. P Abdu, Head of the Department,  Mrs. Ambikavalli, DEO, Mr. Sahjimon AEO, Mr. Narayanan, Vice president PTA, Mr. Raheem ASO, Mr. Saleem Farooqi, Mr, Sainudheen, Mr. Muhammed , Idavam Khalid, Mr.  Abdul Aziz and many other eminent personalities delivered their talks and felicitated the function. Professors, Scholars, teachers and students from across the nation became the part of the celebration.

As the part of this celebration  the Department conducted a state level Arabic seminar. Former MP Mr. MP Abdussamad Samadani inaugurated the seminar. Dr. E. Abdul Majeed, Asst. Prof. Calicut University, Prof. Hussain Palekkoden. Asst. Prof. Govt. College, Tanur, and Dr. Shaik Muhammed MUA College Pulikkal, presented research papers on different topics.

The valedictory function, presided by the C. Sangeetha, Chair person, Municipality of Pattambi was inaugurated by VM Muhammadali, President of Block Panchayat.


18, 19 December 2017

The Department of Arabic conducted a two day national workshop on the theme of Improving Penmanship in Arabic Language; Theory and Practice on 18, 19 December 2017. The workshop held at seminar hall of the college attended by scholars, experts, students, research scholars, and aspirants of Arabic Language from across the country.

The workshop is inaugurated by Dr. Muhammed Shameem Nizami Bihar, Assistant Professor of Arabic, Department of Foreign Languages, Indian Naval Academy. In the inaugural session chaired by Dr. PK Prasanna, Principal, SNGS College, the former reader and Head of Arabic department of Maharajas College Dr. Abdu Sathar delivered the Key-note address while Professor Punnoos Jacob, Vice Principal, SNGS College, P. Abdul Ali Madani, Princiapal, Islahiya College, Kumaranellur, Engineer M Abdulla, President, Arabic Alumni Association, Maheshlal, Chairman, College Union were the guests of the function.

The workshop was organized as one theoretical and three practical sessions on the theme. In the theoretical session chaired by Dr. KP Muhammed Shareef, Assistant Professor, Marthoma College, Chungathara, Dr. Shaikh Muhammed, Associate Professor, MUA College, Pulikkal, Presented a Paper on the topic. The other three practical sessions were steered by Husain Palakkoden, Assistant Professor, Govt. Collge, Tanur, Mr. Abdul Vhab, resource person, SCERT, Trivandrum, and Mr. Firoz TT, Member of Text Book Committee, SCERT, Trivandrum. There was an additional session on the topic ‘Multilingulism and Cultural Diversity’ chaired by Dr. KM Hilal, Assistant Professor, TMG College, Tirur, and five papers were presented on different topics discussing the functions of the Language in cultural co-existence of the humanity.

The two day workshop with the theme of Improving Penmanship in Arabic Language; theory and Practice made the different methods of Arabic handwriting explored in front of the participants and could enhance the skill of students in the distinctive style of al Ruqai writing system.


23 January 2108

The department of Arabic organized an orientation program for the lecturers of Arabic Language on syllabus of common course of Arabic language. The program chaired by Dr. P Abdu, inaugurated by Principal PK Prasanna.Prof. T Abdul Jaleel, Member of Board of Studies, Dr. KM hilal and Dr. T. Abdul Majeed, authors of text books, Prof. Muhammed Asheref, Dr. Kp Muhammed shareef, Prof. Muhammadali steered the course. 60 lecturers form government, aided, self-financing and private colleges attended the program.

Farewell Program For The Passing Out Batch

12 March 2018

The Dpartment conducted a farewell Program for the 4th Batch of the Department. Dr. Abdu (HoD) inaugurated the function. Prof. Muhammed Asherf K chaired and Prof. Muhammadali and Prof Nazer K conveyed the farewell messages. The students shared their memories and experiences of the campus filled with emotions. They granted a memory gift to the department.

Association Inauguration

13 March 2018

Arabic Association of Department was inaugurated on 13 March 2108. Municipal Chairman KP Bapputy inaugurated the programs of Arabic association. Dr. P abdu, CAMA Kareem, Vice President, IUML Kerala, KPA Rasaq, Ashraf KK, Association Secreatry, Muhammadlai wafy and Nazer Ansari felicitated the function chaired by Dr. Sheela, Principal, SNGS College. An interactiove Motivation Class was also held after leaded by Trainer Nizar Koppam.

Plan of Action

  • To start Post Graduate Programme
  • Integrate technology with teaching-learning process
  • Taking up of minor research projects from various funding    
  • To conduct more seminars ,workshops and talks. 
  • (Utility of Modern Technologies, Functional Based Pedagogy, Co CurricularActivities ,Language Club)