The Department of Arabic started its glorious journey from the year 2009 with 3-years B.A. (Honours) and 2-years M. A. in Arabic. It has launched Ph. D. programme in the year 2012. At the beginning, the Department of Arabic commenced its functioning in the Old Campus of Aliah University, Erstwhile known as Calcutta Madrasah at 21, Haji Md. Mohsin Square, Kolkata-700016. In February 2015, the department has been shifted to the 5th Floor of the Park Circus Campus of Aliah University at 17, Gorachand Road, Kolkata-700014. Presently the department has seven permanent Faculty Members, one Visiting Professor and some Guest Faculties along with two other non-teaching staff to run the Department smoothly.
The prime objective of the Department of Arabic is teaching and research. Currently the department is teaching both Classical and Modern Arabic language and Literature along with the Contemporary History of the Arab world in the Under-Graduate and Post Graduate Courses. Emphasis has been given to the Modern Arabic Language, translation and interpretation, for enhancing students’ capability in speaking and writing the Modern Arabic language for their better placement in the country and overseas.
Apart from the teaching and research, the department organises other academic activities time to time like National and International Conferences, Seminars, Lectures and Workshop etc. for holistic Improvement of its academic spirit, so as to spread its flavour of learning among the students and scholars of the university as well as the country.