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.

Courses Offered

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Department of Persian
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-98641-08174
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Assistant Professor

Baharul Ali
MA (JNU) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (JNU)
Indo-Persian Literature


Mazhar Asif Head of the Department
Sufism and Medieval History of India


Rekibuddin Ahmed
Modern Persian poetry