Urdu Correspondence

Jamia Millia Islamia has always cherished to fulfil the aims set by its founders in accordance with India's composite culture and its unique pluralism imparting education through Urdu language, at almost all levels, was one of the ways to foster our national character and cultura1 harmony. Ever since the foundation of the Jamia, Urdu continues to be the primary medium of instruction. At present also besides the formal educational classes, Jamia's Urdu Correspondence Course in Urdu has been teaching Urdu informally through its distance education program in India and abroad to familiarize is being run. It imparts knowledge of Urdu through both Hindi and English. The response of learners from various parts of the country as well as abroad is over whelming.

The Urdu Correspondence Course was established in 1970. The purpose of this course is to teach Urdu language through the medium of Hindi and English.


No specific entrance qualifications or experience are required for admission to the course but applicants should have knowledge of Hindi or English, the language of instruction. There is no limit on age for admission. ADMISSION ARE OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Instructional Material

Printed teaching material prepared by the institution is used in this course. The textbooks are supplied to the student free of charge by the department.

Language Of Instruction


Admission Rules

  • The admission form and syllabus can be had by sending a self addressed 24 x 12 cm envelope with a postal stamp of Rs. 10/-.
  • Admission is open throughout the year.
  • Application for admission is accepted only when the proper form is duly filled in alongwith a postal order or a bank draft of Rs. 500/- for learning Urdu through Hindi or English medium. Those applying from outside India should send a bank draft worth U.S. $ 20/- for SAARC countries and others US $ 50/- for any medium in favour of JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA, NEW DELHI.
  • The student is required to affix a passport size copy of his/her recent photograph on the admission form.
  • Those admitted to the course shall be treated as students of the Urdu Correspondence Course.
  • The students shall get books free of charge.
  • The students are required to quote their admission number and address legibly in every letter.
  • The course is divided into three stages. Each stage normally takes three to four months to be completed. Thus, the duration of this course is one year. But the student is free to finish later according to his/her convenience, but not later than two years.
  • The name of a student may be removed from the Students Register in case his/her progress is unsatisfactory. The renewal of admission will be treated as fresh admission.
  • In case a student loses his/her book, he/she should send postage stamp worth Rs. 30/- to cover the cost of registration. After receipt of the postage stamps, the required book will be sent by registered post.


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For further information please contact: ucc@jmi.ac.in