The Department of Punjabi was culled out of Department of Modern Indian Languages (now known as Department of M.I.L.& Literary Studies) in 1985, with a faculty that has included, world renowned scholars like Prof. Harbhajan Singh, Prof. Attar Singh, Prof. Tarlok Singh Kanwar, Prof. Atamjit Singh, Prof.S S Noor. The department prides itself for having produced some of the finest alumni who have gone on to become reputed academicians in various universities in India and Abroad.
With a remarkable legacy of being the nerve centre for Delhi School of Punjabi Criticism, the department has kept up with the changing times by hosting national and international conferences and seminars, memorial lectures, Diaspora series annually. The platform provided by the department for live wire interactions among thinkers, writers and teachers on one hand, and between the intellectuals and the students on the other hand, has ensured that the department remains at the centre of Punjabi literature and culture’s dynamic transformation through the decades.
The Department of Punjabi has also ensured that keeps its dialogue with the college teachers by ensuring regular workshops, promoting Co-operative and Guest teaching under the faculty improvement scheme and by taking keen interest in promoting Punjabi language at the Under-graduate level. The department offers admissions to Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Certificate and Diploma Courses in Punjabi.
The Department’s faculty has been honoured with some of the highest civilian honours/Awards such as Padma Shri for Prof. Attar Singh, Kabir and Saraswati Samman for Prof. Harbhajan Singh, Sahitya Akademi Award for Prof S.S. Noor, Majlis-e-Bulleh Shah International Award from Pakistan for Prof. Kuljit Shellie, (former Dean, Faculty of Arts) and Antar Rashtri Sahitkar/Kalakawr Award (2002) from International Association of Punjabi Authors and Artists Inc. Canada and Modern Literary Scholar Award (2002) by Punjabi Academy, Wolverhampton, U.K. for Dr. Manjit Singh. Almost all the present faculty members (mentioned separately on page No. 3) have been honoured with other local and state level Awards for their contributions to Punjabi Literature.
Currently, the Department is flourishing under Dr. Manjit Singh’s (Associate Professor) Headship.
Some more significant aspects of the Department:-
Punjabi department of this prestigious university is known as Delhi School of Punjabi Literary Criticism worldwide in response to its unique contributions in the concerned field of knowledge.
This department has been holding Prof. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Lecture every year since 2003. Eminent scholars from different fields of knowledge have been delivering lectures on different aspects of Punjabi Language, Literature & Culture as well as on other fields of knowledge.
Department has been holding National Seminars every year pertaining to different aspects of Indian & Western Poetics with special references to Punjabi ethos.
Department has been conducting Parvasi (Diaspora) Punjabi Literature Lecture Series from time to time. Under this category, eminent Punjabi writers and thinkers from abroad have been addressing our students and faculty members as well.
To promote Indo-Pak cultural ties/relations, faculty members of our department have been visiting Pakistan to attend International Literary & Cultural conferences & other allied programmes to initiate academic and cultured dialogue. In addition to this, a fullfledged course of study entitled “Pakistani Punjabi Literature” is an integral part of our academic curriculum. Many students of our department at M.Phil & Ph.D. level have completed and pursuing research projects on the different aspects of Pakistani Literature & Culture.
Our department’s commitment towards comparative & Inter-disciplinary studies sis beyond doubt. We have recently re-structured & re-designed our Syllabi with a futuristic approach, keeping in mind the new challenges of Globalization & Postsituations.
Our department’s special endeavor is to acclimatize our students with the latest advance technologies pertaining to research and encyclopedic works. A company known as C-DEC, Center for Development & Advance Computing (Noida) has been taking services of our students in this regard
|Certificate Course Eligibility Procedure: |
|Every candidate seeking admission to the one-year Certificate Course in Punjabi must have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or possesses such qualifications, if any, as may be prescribed by regulations. |
|Quotas: Total Seats : 150 (No quotas, Part-time course) |
|Diploma Course Eligibility Procedure: |
|Every candidate seeking admission to the one-year Diploma Course in Punjabi must have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or possess such further qualifications as may be prescribed from time to time. Admission to the Diploma Course will be open to those who have passed the Certificate Course in Punjabi of the University of Delhi or an Examination recognized as equivalent thereto. |
|Quotas: Total Seats : 50 (No quotas, Part-time course) |
|Note:-The Examination for the certificate & Diploma courses in Punjabi shall be written and oral .More details are available in syllabi. |
|M.A. (Master of Arts) : Admission Procedure |
|Course requirement ||Minimum Marks Requirements |
|Category-I : Direct Admission i.e. without entrance Test |
|B.A. (Hons.) Examination in Punjabi of the University of Delhi, or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto. ||40% marks |
|B.A. Programme and B.Com of the University of Delhi or and examination recognized as equivalent thereto with at least 2 papers in Punjabi. ||40% marks in aggregate and 40 % marks in the subject. 40% marks in Gyani. 40% marks in the elective subject and Gyani. 40% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in Gyani. . |
|B.A. Examination of University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto and also Honors Examination in Modern Indian Languages or Classical Languages of the University / Board recognized for this purpose (Eligible for admission to M.A. Course in Punjabi of the Honors. Exam, i.e. Gyani in Punjabi) ||40% marks in Gyani. |
|Honours Examination in a Modern Indian Language or Classical Language and have been awarded the degree of B.A. Under Clause 8 (b) of Punjabi University. ||40% marks in the elective subject and Gyani. |
|B.A. /B.Com. /B.Sc. (11+3) of Delhi University or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with Gyani. ||40% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in Gyani. |
|Category-II: Admission through Entrance Test |
|B.A. (Hons.)/ B.Com. (Hons.)/ B.Sc. (Hons.) Examination of Delhi University or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with Punjabi as a subsidiary/concurrent subject. ||40% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the subsidiary/concurrent papers. |
|B.Sc. (General) B.Com. (P) with Punjabi. ||40% marks in aggregate. |
|M.A./M.Com. /M.Sc./ LLB./ B.Ed./exam of Delhi University or an Examination recognized as equivalent thereto. ||40% marks in aggregate. |
|General Category ||39 |
|SC ||10 |
|ST ||05 |
|OBC ||14 |
|Total Seats ||68 |
|Note:- M.A. (Punjabi) Course is available in the following colleges:- |
|Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College |
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
Mata Sundri College
|Before the students are enrolled/admitted in the colleges, they are supposed to get themselves registered with the Department of Punjabi, University of Delhi. Teaching & examination oriented works are done in this department and by this department. More details of this course are available in the syllabus of M.A. (Punjabi) 2009 given in a separate file. |
|Ordinance-VI Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) |
|There shall be an M.Phil. Degree Programme in each Department in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Social Science, Mathematical Sciences, Management Studies, Education, Music and Fine Arts, Inter-disciplinary & Applied Sciences and Applied Social Sciences and Humanities. |
The provision of this Ordinance shall not apply in the case of M.Phil. Degree Programme in the Department of English, Which shall be governed by a separate Ordinance (Ordinance VI-A).
|The programme may be run on a full-time basis or on a part-time basis, or both, depending upon the facilities available in the Department to run the programme. |
|Subject to the over-all control of the Academic Council, the M.Phil. Programme in a Department will be administered by an M.Phil. Committee consisting of the Head of the Department, all Professors in the Department and such other teachers (including teachers from other Departments wherever necessary) recommended by the Dean of the Faculty, on the advice of the Head of the Department, and approved by the Vice-Chancellor. However, the total membership of the Committee shall not exceed 15. The Head of the Department shall be the Chairman of the Committee. |
Provided that two or more Departments of the University, with the approval of the Academic Council, may have an Inter-disciplinary M.Phil. Programme in which case the M.Phil. Committee shall consist of the Heads of the Departments concerned, all the Professors in the Departments concerned, and such other teachers recommended jointly by the Departments and approved by the Vice- Chancellor, not exceeding 15 in all. The Heads of the departments concerned shall act as Chairman by rotation in order of seniority of the establishment of the Department.
Members of the M.Phil. Committee other than the Head of the department and Professor in the Department shall hold office for a period of two years. After the M.Phil. Committee is once constituted and a person, who is not already a member of the M.Phil. Committee is appointed as Professor, such a person will automatically become a member of the M.Phil. Committee. In such a situation, the maximum limit of 15 of the membership of the Committee shall not apply till such time M.Phil. Committee is reconstituted.
|Ph.D. (Doctorate of Philosophy) |
|Admission Procedure & other required details related to Ph.D. Course are available in the revised Ordinance VI-B as approved by the Academic Council & subsequently by the Executive Council of the University. Text of this Ordinance is available in the University Website |
Diploma/Certificate Course in Punjabi :- Revised Time Table (new)
M.A. (Punjabi) :- Table of Semester I-2 , Time-Table of Semester II-2
M.Phil. (Punjabi) :- Revised Time Table (new)
|Details related to Research/Projects Activities are available in the indiviual proformas of all the faculty members given separately.|
Post Doctoral students/Research Associates/Teaching Assistants
|Ms. Gagndeep Kaur (UTA)||340, Sant Nagar, Near East of Kailash, New Delhi-110065 Phone No. 9015405030 (M)|
|Ms. Baljeet Kaur (UTA)||B-556, Weaver’s Colony, Ashok Vihar, Phase-IV, Delhi-110052 Phone No. 9211360697 (M)|
Recent and Future Events
On the occasion of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Memorial National Education Day, Punjabi Department organized a special lecture on Punjabi Drama & Theatre on 9th November 2009. Prof. Satish Kumar Verma (Director, Department of Youth Welfare, Punjabi University, Patiala) delivered this lecture.
Punjabi Department organized a Joint Workshop of Punjabi Teachers of Delhi University on 13th November 2009 to discuss various aspects of re-structuring, re-designing of Under-graduate courses of Punjabi, under Semester System expected to be implemented from the forthcoming academic session 2010-2011.
Punjabi Department organized a face-to-face programme with Smt. Kailashpuri ----- an eminent Punjabi fiction writer of U.K. on 18th February 2010.
Punjabi Department organized a special lecture on Folkloristics and Folklore of Punjab on 3rd March 2010, Prof Karamjit Singh of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra delivered this lecture.
Punjabi Department organized Prof. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Lecture on ‘Genetics, Culture & Poetry’, on 9th March 2010 Prof. Gurumel Singh of California State University; Fresno (U.S.A.) delivered this lecture.Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Deepak Pental was the Chief Guest & Principal (Dr.) Jaswinder Singh presided over the function. Prof. Pental & Dr. Jaswinder Singh also shared their very significant and meaningful views on the subject concerned.
Punjabi Department organized a face-to-face programme with Uktamoy Khodrova of Uzbekistan and Swaranjit Sawi of Ludhiana on 19th November 2009.
Punjabi Department organized a face-to-face programme with film producer Shri. Amrik Gill of Mumbai on 2nd February 2010.
Punjabi Department organized a face-to-face programme with Dr. Davinder Kaur of U.K and Shri Kirat Singh Inqalabi from J & K --- eminent writer of Punjabi letters on 15th March 2010.
Punjabi Department organized a face-to-face programme with Patrick Frolicker from Germany on 16th March 2010.
Punjabi Department organized a two-days National Seminar on “Colonialism, Post-Colonialism and Literature”, on 30th –31st March 2010 in collaboration with Punjabi Academy, Delhi. Twenty eminent scholars of different languages from different Universities/departments actively participated in the debate on the subject concerned. Shri A.S. Grewal (Advisor, World Punjabi Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala) presented the keynote address and Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri (Hon’ble dean Colleges, D.U.) was the Chief Guest of this prestigious seminar. Prof. Lahiri touched the basic theme of the seminar and handled the significant related concept beautifully by highlighting the formulations and insights during her inaugural address.