Department of Persian




About

University Department of Persian, was started with effect from 9th June, 1993, after dividing the then Department of Foreign Languages, which was in its turn, established in 1964. It is housed in the University of Mumbai’s, Justice Ranade Bhavan building.
Persian has a centuries old long history in this country. Persian was still the official language and the language of the elites when the University of Mumbai was established in the year 1857 A.D. Even before the University came up, Persian was widely taught in all the then existing institutions. University teaching of Persian is almost as old as the University itself.
The separate and independent Department of Persian enjoys academic freedom and ample opportunities to grow and develop on its own independently. The Department offers following Part Time as well as Full Time Courses in Persian:
  1.  Master of Arts Part – I in Persian
  2.   M.A. Part – II in Persian
  3.   Ph.D. Degree Course in Persian
  4.   Certificate Course in Persian
  5.   Diploma Course in Persian
  6.   Advanced Diploma Course in Persian
All the courses at the Department are organized and conducted as per the rules of the University of Mumbai.

Facilities

LIBRARY : Department of Persian has established its own library in the past few years. As of now departmental library contains around 1600 books.

Contact

Address (Office)
 221, Second Floor, Ranade Bhavan, B Wing,
  Vidyanagari Campus, Santacruz (East),
  Mumbai 400098
Tel. No   022 2654 3316/3319
Working hours:   10:00am to 6pm
Email:   deptofpersian@mu.ac.in


Alumni

No Name Designation Contact Email
1 Dr. Sakina I H Khan I/c Head, Department of Persian 9029237453 dr.sakinakhan723@gmail.com
2 Mr. Hasnain Jassani Assistant Professor (Temporary), Dept. of Persian 9892152172 jassani@gmail.com
3 Dr. Shabeeb Rizvi Director (Legal) Y. H. Rizvi Group of Companies 9820070035 shabeebr@gmail.com
4 Mr. Zakir Husain Khan Teacher in Junior college 9987173997 khanzkr@gmail.com
5 Mr. Rajendra Joshi Persian Teacher 9823088827 rajendra.v.joshi@gmail.com
6 Mr. Mohammed Lakhani Chartered Accountant 9029769335 lakhanimohd@gmail.com
7 Mr. Abbas Naheed Service in corporate sector 9004811092 abbas.naheed@gmail.com
8 Mr. Irfan Rupani Businessman 9769135350 irfanrupani@gmail.com
9 Mr. Zainul Raza Architect 9821189418 zainulraza@hotmail.com
10 Mr. Mustafa Banatwala Advocate Supreme Court 9869313404 mkbanatwala@gmail.com
11 Dr. Imdad Rizvi Professor in Engineering College 9820179673 imdadrizvi@gmail.com
12 Mr. Ashfaque Mortazavi Teacher in Persian Department 9920540728 mortazavi_44@hotmail.com
13 Mr. Husain Ansari Professor in Persian at Maharashtra College 9819280296
14 Mr. Javed Siddiqui Professor in Persian at Ismail Yusuf College 8097920496 javedsiddiqui23@gmail.com
15 Miss Afeefa Pawaskar Teacher 7302139430 afeefa30491@gmail.com
16 Dr. Narimanizadeh Arya Shahpoor Doctor 9819026471 don5172@yahoo.com
17 Mr. Mohammed Abbasi Businessmen 9819595805 pacificindia@hotmail.com,
18 Dr. Abdus Sami Cultural Attaché, Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Iran 00982188755109 a.sami@mea.gov.in
19 Mr. Gulam Askari Working at Consulate of Iran, Mumbai 9821153039 askrizvigul@yahoo.com
20 Mr. Ahsan Jaffery Service in corporate sector 9820618413 ahsanjaffery@gmail.com


Post Graduation of Persian

Master of Arts
Students seeking admission to M.A. Degree Course should have completed their B.A. with Persian Language and Literature, as a main or subsidiary subject. However, under the Ordinance of 2237, graduates from the University of Mumbai or from the University recognized by the University of Mumbai in any faculty who have studied the Persian Language or having the prior knowledge of Persian language and literature may be recommended by the Department of Persian, for pursuing M.A. Degree Course of this University by clearing an entrance test conducted by the department with minimum 50% of marks.


SEMESTER I (4 CORE COURSES)
Cource Code Nomenclature Theory Exam Internal Assessment Hrs. per week Credit
PAPER 101 Course I
Modern Persian Poetry
60 40 4 6
PAPER 102 Course II
Persian Short Story
60 40 4 6
PAPER 103 Course III
Novel Writing in Persian
60 40 4 6
PAPER 104 Course IV
Classical Persian Literature (Prose & Poetry)
60 40 4 6
Internal Assessment 1.Project / Assignment
2.Book Review / Class Test
(Topic: History of Persian Language and Literature in Iran)
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SEMESTER II (4 CORE COURSES)
Cource Code Nomenclature Theory Exam Internal Assessment Hrs. per week Credit
PAPER 201 Course V
Ethics in Persian literature (Prose)
60 40 4 6
PAPER 202 Course VI
Classical Persian Poetry
60 40 4 6
PAPER 203 Course VII
Indo-Persian Literature (Ghazal)
60 40 4 6
Internal Assessment 1.Project / Assignment
2.Book Review / Class Test
(Topic: History of Persian Language and Literature in India)
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Diploma Course in Persian

Eligibility: SSC or HSC + Certificate Course in Persian from University Department of Persian or direct admission to diploma course on the basis of prior knowledge of language by qualifying   Diploma Entrance Test.

Duration: One academic year.

Examination pattern: Annual Examination Pattern

Passing Marks: 50% of the total marks in the written and viva voce examinations separately.
Fee Structure:

    a.  Tuition fee            =    900
    b. Registration fee     =    100

Intake Capacity: 30 candidates

Teaching hours: 3 hrs per week
Scheme of Paper and Examination:
        Written Exam = 100 Marks
        Viva Voce Exam = 50 Marks

Prescribed Book:
1. Persian Language Training Course, Preliminary to Advanced Level (Daura-e Aamozish-e Zabaan-e Faarsi) ,Vol.2 by Mehdi Zarghamian

Readings:
    1.   Persian Language Teaching Book, Azfa Series by Yadollah Samareh
    2.   Persian Language, Book Two: The Capital of Iran by Ahmad Saffar Muqaddam
    3.   Jadeed Ketab-e Farsi, Part – II, Aafaaq Ahmed Irfani, Aligarh
    4.   Jadeed Ketab-e Farsi, Part – III, Aafaaq Ahmed Irfani, Aligarh

1. Paper pattern for Written Examination:
    Q.1.a Translation from the prescribed Persian texts into English.4/6  =   20
    Q.1.b Translation of the unseen Persian texts into English.2/4            =   10
    Q.1.c Translation of an unseen English passage into Persian.              =  10
    Q.2.a Essay writing in Persian. 1/3                                                       =   10
    Q.2.b Letter writing in Persian (informal). 1/2                                     =   10
    Q.2.c Questions on the given Persian passage.                                     =  10
    Q.3.a Sentence making into Persian from given words (any five)       =  05
                                                    OR
    Q.3.a Fill in the blanks.(any five) =  05
    Q.3.b Correct the sentences. (any five) =    05
    Q.3.c Opposite words (any five) =    05
    Q.3.d Verb Conjugation in Persian (Past, Present & Future Tenses) =    05
    Q.4.a Name of the Iranian Months into Persian =    05
    Q.4.b Name of the Iranian Places into Persian (any five) =  05
Total 100 Marks

2. Viva Voce Examination Pattern:
    a.   Dictation =    20
    b.   Reading =    10
    c.   Conversation = 20
Total 50 Marks



Advanced Diploma Course in Persian


Course Title: Advanced Diploma in Persian

Eligibility: Diploma in Persian from Department of Persian, University of Mumbai or HSC with Persian as one optional subject.

Duration: One academic year.

Examination pattern: Annual Examination Pattern

Passing Marks: 50% of the total marks in the written and viva voce examinations separately.

Fee Structure:
                a. Tuition fee = 900
                b. Registration fee = 150
                c. Library fee = 150
                d. Examination fee = as per University norms

Intake Capacity: 30 candidates

Teaching hours: 4 hrs per week
Scheme of Paper and Examination:
Written Exam = 100 Marks
Viva Voce Exam = 50 Marks

1. Paper pattern for Written Examination:
Q.1 Translation of the prescribed Persian texts into English.2/4 = 20
Q.2 Translation and annotation of the Unseen Persian texts or poems into English or vice versa. 2/4 = 20
Q.3 Questions on the given Persian passage. = 10
Q.4.a Essay writing in Persian. 1/3 = 10
Q.4.b Letter writing in Persian. 1/3 = 10
Q.4.c Dialogue writing in Persian. 1/3 = 10
Q.5. Questions on Persian Grammar = 20
Total 100 Marks

2. Viva Voce Examination Pattern:
a. Dictation = 15
b. Conversation = 15
c. Project / Home Assignment /Presentation = 20
Total 50 Marks

Guidelines for Project/Home Assignment/Presentation:
1. Translation of 10 Persian poetic compositions (Classical or Modern) into English / Marathi / Hindi/Urdu.
OR
1. Project/Home Assignment/Presentation shall be based on Persian language, literature, history, culture and Indo-Iran relations only.
Prescribed Book:
1. Persian Language Training Course, Preliminary to Advanced Level (Daura-e Aamozish-e Zabaan-e Faarsi) ,Vol.3 by Mehdi Zarghamian
Reference Books:
1. Persian Language Teaching Book, Azfa Series by YadollahSamareh
2. Persian Language, Book III: Iran Today by Ahmad SaffarMuqaddam
3. Persian Language, Book IV: History, Culture and Civilization of Iran by Ahmad SaffarMuqaddam
4. Farsi Bolchaal by Dr. Chowdhry Wahhaj Ahmad Ashraf
5. Dictionary Aryanpour - Persian into English
6. Dictionary Aryanpour - English into Persian



Certificate Course in Persian

Course Name:   Certificate Course in Persian

Eligibility:  SSC or HSC

Duration:  One academic year.

Examination pattern:   Annual Examination Pattern

Passing Marks:  50% of the total marks in the written and viva voce examinations separately.

Fee Structure:
        a.    Tuition fee     =    700
        b.    Registration fee    =    100
        c.    Examination fee    =    as per University norms

   Intake Capacity:   40 candidates

   Teaching hours:   3 hrs per week

Scheme of Paper and Examination:
        Written Exam    =     100 Marks
        Viva Voce Exam    =   50 Marks

Prescribed Book:
    Persian Language Training Course, Preliminary to Advanced Level (Daura-e Aamozish-e Zabaan-e Faarsi) ,Vol.1 by Mehdi Zarghamian

Readings:
    Persian Language Teaching Book, Azfa Series by Yadollah Samareh
    Persian Language, Book One: Basic Lessons by Ahmad Saffar Muqaddam
    Gulistan-e-Farsi (Part-I) by Farook Bauccha, Port Louis, Mauritius
    Ketaab-e Faarsi baraiye Kelaas-hay Moqaddemaati, DU, New Delhi
    Jadeed Ketab-e Farsi, Part-I, Aafaaq Ahmed Irfani, Aligarh

1. Paper pattern for Written Examination:
    Q.1 Translation of the prescribed Persian texts into English 4/6=    20
    Q.2 Essay writing in Persian 1/3 =    10
    Q.3 Questions on the given Persian passage. =    10
    Q.4.a Meaning of the Persian words (any five) =    05
    Q.4.b Sentence Making into Persian (any five) =   05
    Q.4.c Singular and Plural forms of word (any five) =    05
    Q.4.d Making negative form of sentences (any five) =    05
    Q.4.e Making interrogative form of sentences (any five) =    05
    Q.4.f Choosing of Correct Verbs (any five) =    05
    Q.4.g Persian of the English words (any five) =    05
    Q.4.h Fill in the blanks (any five) =    05
    Q.4.i Verb Conjugation into Persian (Present Tense) =    05
    Q.4.j Verb Conjugation into Persian (Past Tense) =    05
    Q.4.k Name of the Iranian week into Persian =    05
    Q.4.l Name of the colours into Persian (any five) =    05

                                                                                                   Total 100 Marks


2. Viva Voce Examination Pattern:
    a.   Dictation =   20
    b.   Reading =   10
    c.   Conversation =   20
                              Total 50 Marks





Academic Staff

Dr. Sakina I. H. Khan Head, Department of Persian Educational Qualifications: M.A., PhD, UGC-NET & JRF (in Persian) Teaching Experience: 12 YEARS (3 YEARS (UG), 9 YEARS (PG)< /td>
Mr. Hasnain Jassani Assistant Professor (Temporary) Educational Qualifications: M.A., PET (Pursuing PhD in Persian) Teaching Experience: 2 YEARS (PG)

Administrative Staff

Ms. Sonali Ashok Jadhav Jr. Ty. Clerk (Temporary)
Ms. Sonali Ashok Jadhav Jr. Ty. Clerk (Temporary)