Persian is spoken by 120 million people not just in Iran, but also in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Learning Persian language is not only a source of developing our relations with Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and other Persian regional countries but also helps in fully understanding Urdu language, literature and Allama Iqbal’s poetry. In addition, a great treasure of religious books is in Persian language and many other have been translated in Persian language. These books are an authority in religious and religious teachings too.
In GC university Faisalabad, the department of Persian is newly established w.e.f 20th April, 2013; with a view to provide facilities for advanced studies and research in the fields of Persian language and literature with particular emphasis on the literature produced in the Indo-Pak subcontinent during the last nine centuries, and to familiarize the younger generation of this country with the history, language and literature of Iran.
The Department has been established owing to the kind cooperation of worthy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Zakir Hussain. Prof. Dr. Tahir Taunsvi (Dean Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Learning), and Dr. Ghulam Akbar (Coordinator) are the founder of the department. The department was inaugurated by Dr. Javaid Iqbal S/O Allama Iqbal and Iranian Cultural Centre Director General, Dr. Abbas Famoori on 29th of November, 2012 in an official ceremony.
The Department would play a vital role in promoting and spreading Persian language which can act as a bridge between two countries Pakistan and Iran. Our mission is to revive the glory of Persian language which is a store house of immense literary and philosophical literature.
Knowledge of Persian would help to learn Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Blochi, and Hindi and pursue a variety of exciting careers in Government, International business or education. Our national language, Urdu has more than 60% Persian words.
Students of this department continue to enter a variety of vocational fields, some of which are CSS, Advertising, Media, Banking, Business, Translation /Interpreting, Teaching, Educational Administration & Research, News agencies, Foreign Ministry, Central Asia Trading etc.
B.S (Hons) 4 Year Program
M.A 2 Year Program
Diploma in Persian 6 Months
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