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Department of Arabic

The Department of Arabic, Government College Kasaragod is one of the oldest centres of Arabic learning in the state. It functions as a centre catering for the student community and the general public, in the area of Arabic language, literature and translation. Currently, the department offers programmes of BA in Arabic under choice based credit and semester system, BA Honours (with research) in Arabic and MA in Arabic, and various additional common language, generic elective, multi-disciplinary, ability enhancement, skill enhancement and value addition courses. 

The department started functioning from the very beginning of the college in 1957, offering second language courses. The BA and MA programmes in Arabic were started in 1969 and 1993 respectively. In 2014, the MA programme under credit based semester system and the BA programme under choice based credit and semester system were introduced. The department was upgraded as the research centre offering PhD in Arabic in 2020. 

The scheme and syllabi of the programmes offered by the department are prepared by the boards of studies under the Kannur University. The syllabi aim to enable the students to pursue higher studies and to take up jobs in India or abroad. Since India has strong cultural, economic, and political ties with the Arabic speaking world, the curriculum is designed in such a way that the students are imparted with the political history, social conditions, and cultural life of the people of the Arab world. 

The department has succeeded in producing several batches of BA and MA degree holders. Many of them are working in oil-rich gulf countries in various fields. Many Arabic teachers in school, college and university levels in Kerala are products of the department.

The Department acts as a centre of Arabic-English translation of business, travel, civil and legal documents. General public, students aspiring for higher studies abroad and government departments have benefited from the services rendered by the department.

The department is a full-fledged department with seven class rooms, one staffroom, one room for head of the department and a computer lab. Six desktop and one laptop computers are made available for the students in the lab. The staffroom of the department has one desktop computer with printer and wifi facility. 

There are nine faculty members in the department. Two of them are PhD holders and others are pursuing their doctoral studies. The department has secured good percentages of pass ranging from 60-100% in the university examinations. The students have secured top positions in the university in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Academic Performance


BA Arabic

MA Arabic


Job Opportunity of Courses

  • Teaching Arabc in India and abroad
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Travel and tourism related jobs
  • Secretarial works with expertise in Arabic


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Mon – Fri 9:30A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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