The Department

The Department of Persian was established in 1977. It happens to be the only Department in the entire region of North East India to cater the different requirements of Persian teaching and research.

In addition to continuing the formal courses of learning in the subject, the Department also lays emphasis on promoting relations in the Persian speaking world, especially Iran, Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries in the fields of language, literature and culture by organizing international seminars, symposia and cultural exchange programmes. Importance is also given to pursue comparative and interdisciplinary studies, and several major research projects are being carried out in this field.

The Department is also facilitating to invite the Foreign Students specially from Iran, Iraq and other West Asian countries to pursue higher education here in this University.


P.G. Certificate Course in Persian
P.G. Diploma Course in Persian

Completed research projects:

1.Dr. Rekibuddin Ahmed i.A Study of Persian In Assam,
ii. Investigation and Collection of Source Materials of Persian for the Medieval History of Assam (A.D.1206 -1682 A.D.)
iii. A Comparative Study of Sufi Movement & Neo-Vaisnavite Movement in Assam.
Rs.4,85,00/ ( UGC, New Delhi), 2004 -2007
Rs.1,00,000/ (ICHR, New Delhi) , 2008 -2009
Rs.7,24,080/ (UGC, New Delhi), 2010 -2012

Details of book published

1.Dr. Rekibuddin Ahmed i.Sufism As A Bond of Culture Between India (N.E.), Iran & Central Asia (Edit) 175 ii. Contribution of Persian To Assamese Culture & Society. P-185 Royal Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi-2, September,2012 ISBN -817547073 ORUNODOI PRAKASHAN, Panbazar, Guwahati, 2010 ISBN No. 978-81-920587-0-2
3.Dr. Md Baharul Ali 1. A Study of Persian Literature, edited. History of Assam Based on Persian Sources; An Analytical Study Arshi Prakashani, Silchar, ISBN- 978-81-909619-7-4 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, GERMANY ISBN- 978-3-659-25990-6


Rekibuddin Ahmed
MA (JNU) PhD (JMI) Modern Persian poetry
Baharul Ali
MA (JNU) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (JNU) Indo-Persian Literature
Mazhar Asif
MA (JNU) PhD (JNU) Sufism and Medieval History of India


Department of Persian
Gauhati University, Guwahati - 781 014
Assam, INDIA
Phone N0 : 9574-92340 , 98641-08174
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Seminar/Summer School/Workshop conducted during the period 2012-13 :

Name of the Director/Coordinator :

National Seminar on “Medieval History of Assam as Depicted by the Historians through Persian Sources, from 16th to 17 March 2006.
International Seminar on “Ethical Values of Mathnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi” to Commemorate the 800th Birth Anniversary of Rumi , the great 13th Century Persian poet declared RUMI YEAR by the UNESCO, March,2007.
National Seminar on “Iqbal as a Poet Philosopher” on 21st and 22nd February, 2008.
International Seminar on, “Indo-Arab-Iran Relations To Promote Cooperation in Language, Literature & Culture” 2nd – 4th February, 2009
One Week Workshop on “21st Century: Challenges of Human Rights & Moral Values, From 19th to 23rdOctober, 2009.
International Seminar on, “ Inter Cultural & Inter Religious Dialogue Specially In Buddhism, Hinduism & Islam : The India, Iran, Afghanistan, South East Asia & Central Asia Context, 4-6 February,2010
National Seminar on, Director, Two Day National Seminar on “ Indo-Persian Art & Architecture”, 20-21 February,2011,
International Seminar on Indo-Iranian Heritage in the context of Sufism As A Bond of Cultural Relations Between India(N.E.) –Iran-Afghanistan & Central Asia, 2- 4 February,2012
International Seminar on Ethics in Persian Poetry with Special Reference to the Mathnawi of Jalaluddin Rumi , 4th -6th Feb, 2013, Workshop on Relevance of Ethics and Value Education, 21st to 22nd March, 2013
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