Established in 1958, the Department of Urdu is one of the oldest departments of the University. The Department has remained focus of activities with regard to the development of Urdu language – the official language of the J & K State and the lingua-franca between its three linguistically different regions ___Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh.
The department was the first Urdu department of the Indian Universities that was approved as the Department of Special Assistance (DSA) by the University Grants Commission. However it could not continue with this status for more than five years as t
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