Hyderabad: The last date for admission to various programmes of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), for the July 2019 session has been extended till September 30.
According to Prof P F Rahman, Director I/c, DDE, considering the situation that arose due to natural calamity in various States across the country, the UGC-DEB has extended the date of admissions for academic session 2019-20. The e-prospectus and online application forms are available on website https://manuucoe.in/ddeonlineadmission19.
For further details, interested students can contact the Student Support Unit (SSU) helpline nos. 040-23008463, 23120600(Extn. 2207) or visit university website www.manuu.ac.in. The candidates can also contact or visit any regional centres/sub-regional centres.
Workshops on ‘Theatre & Calligraphy’
The MANUU Centre for Urdu Culture Studies (CUCS) is organizing two separate workshops on Theatre and Calligraphy. These workshops, which continue till September 28, are being attended by 85 students from different departments of MANUU. Under the supervision of the Abdul Ghaffar, city-based calligrapher, and Anis Azmi, theatre personality from Delhi, the students will be introduced to the history and basics of both the arts during the workshop.
Anis Azmi, CUCS chief consultant, described calligraphy as an important part of Urdu civilization and culture, as well as a valuable heritage of our ancestors. Tracing the history and evolution of calligraphy, he said Urdu calligraphy was influenced by Arabic and Persian languages. Since Islam prohibits painting pictures of living objects, the art of calligraphy was promoted in Muslim countries and high-quality specimens of calligraphy are found in Arabic, Persian and Urdu, he added. Dr Firoz Alam, Assistant Professor and others participated in the workshop, according to a press release.