Hyderabad: Tired of poor quality of Urdu textbooks, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in Hyderabad is considering to seek help from universities in Pakistan to tackle the issue plaguing the institution since its inception.
"Urdu textbooks of various subjects available here are lacking in quality and students are forced to learn from English textbooks. Hence, the university is considering to coordinate with an open university in Pakistanto so as to provide better quality Urdu textbooks to MANUU students", Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz said while talking to media on Saturday.
Speaking to the media about the poor state of Urdu textbooks the Vice-Chancellor said that the university had in the last 17 years of its inception published books on Urdu literature but they are of no use to its students.
The Vice-Chancellor also said that there were also some teachers in the university who had no knowledge of Urdu.
"A course would be developed by the varsity’s Urdu department so that such teachers can learn the language", he said.
Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is a Central University established in 1998 by an act of Parliament to promote and develop the Urdu language, and to impart vocational and technical education in Urdu medium through conventional and distance modes.
The headquarters of the University is at an outstanding central location-Gachibowli, Hyderabad, sprawled over 200 acres. The students and staff of the University are drawn from throughout India.
Since Madrasa students do not have recognition from any university in India, a good number of them take admission at MANUU for graduation and post graduation level courses.