Maulana Azad National Urdu University is a Central University located in the city of Hyderabad in South India. It was named after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, India's first Minister of Education, a great Nationalist, Freedom Fighter in India's struggle for Independence, and an erudite scholar of Islam and Urdu literature. The University was established by an Act of the Parliament in January 1998, with an All India Jurisdiction. The mandate of the University is to promote Urdu language, provide higher and vocational education through Urdu medium and focus on women's education. The University has a Directorate of Distance Education where around 70,000 students are on roll in various courses (B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com) all over India and abroad. The University has Nine Regional Centers, Five Sub-Regional Centers and 118 Study Centers in various states in India. The University has Examination Center at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The university campus has various departments.
Following academic units:
* Department of Urdu
* Department of English
* Department of Arabic
* Department of Hindi
* Department of Business Management
* Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
* Department of Mass Communication
* Department of Political Science & Public Administration
* Department of Education & Training
* Department of Translation
* Department of Women Education
The University has a Computer Center. Mr. Mohammed Misbahuddin, System Administrator and Mr. Ghouse Pasha, Technical Assistant , under the guidance of Mr. Abdul Muqsit Khan (Incharge IT Cell) has put all efforts in the establishment of Computer Center.
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad has 15 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad