Scope of MA Urdu, Eligibility, Subjects, Career, Jobs & Further Study Options
Urdu is our national language and it is one of the most spoken languages in the world. About one billion people in the whole world speak and understand Urdu. Urdu is a binding force between four provinces of Pakistan. Urdu language has its roots in Arabic, Persian and Punjabi language. It is written in Arabic script. Urdu is becoming a global language very quickly. At present it is spoken and understand in more than two dozen countries.
Hindi is not a separate language as many people think in the West. Hindi is Dev Nagari version of Urdu language. It is the symbol of Muslim rule in India and is written in Arabic script due to which Indians don’t call it Urdu. MA in Urdu literature is very popular specially among Pakistani girls. As there is a great demand of Urdu lady teachers in private schools. MA Urdu is a two year program. Almost all the important private and public sector universities in Pakistan offer MA Urdu program for regular as well as private candidates. Some universities like AIOU offer this program through distance learning too.
Every student with bachelor degree with Urdu as elective subject and with minimum second division from any HEC recognized university can take admission in MA Urdu program.
Subjects in MA Urdu
Like all other subjects the syllabus of MA Urdu is not same in all the universities. Following are some common subjects in MA Urdu.
Classical Urdu Poetry
Urdu Prose and Drama
History of Urdu Language and Literature
Arabic & Persian Language and Literature
Urdu Literature in 20th Century
South Asian Muslim civilization and Culture
World Classical Literature
You can become a speech writer after MA Urdu as our politicians hire speech writer for writing their speeches. You can get a professional edge by getting some diploma or degree in journalism and education. Print and electronic media love to hire a person who knows Urdu well. You can work as sub editor, reporters, proof readers and even as anchor person in media houses. As all of you know that Urdu is taught as compulsory subject in Pakistan up to intermediate level. So there are wider scope for you in educational institutes. A Biology lecturer is needed only for FSC Pre medical class while an Urdu lecturer is needed for FSC Pre medical, FSC Pre engineering, FA general science, ICS, I.COM and FA classes to teach Urdu compulsory. You can also sit in competitive exam with Urdu as an optional subject. Advertising agencies and entertainment TV and radio channels also needs script writers. If you can write fiction or poetry then this is also a promising field for you.
You can also work in publishing houses as translator, editor and writer. If you know any foreign language you can work as Urdu interpreter too. MA Urdu degree holder may also join Urdu websites as content writer. If you have ability of creative writing then you may avail unlimited career opportunities such ghost writer, drama writer, dialogue writer and lyricist and many more. One last but not least thing which i want to share with you that talent makes it way in every field, if you have grip on your subject and little general, knowledge, confidence, common sense and computer skill then you can find job in all the sphere of life.
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Further Study Options
If you want make your career in teaching then go for Bed and if you want to join media then get some related qualification. Other then MA journalism some institutes are also offering short courses. If you want to join any University then M.Phil and PhD are best options for you.