The Department of Urdu was established in 2016. The Department’s main objective is to spread awareness about literary and cultural importance and relevance of the Urdu culture, language and literature in Andhra Pradesh and around the world. It aims to promote the Urdu language as the language of knowledge, and Urdu literature as the literature of values especially human values that can withstand the buffeting forces of time. It aims at carrying out original research to develop the field of knowledge. The Department offers B.A.Urdu (Honors) M.A. in Urdu, and also Urdu is an additional second language for all departments. The thrust research areas of the Department are: The Study of Modern Culture, Language & Literature, Deccani Language, Culture and Literature, Linguistics, Translation and new approaches in the field of literary criticism.