ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will publish the world’s first monograph entitled “Urdu Research in Universities” under HEC’s Monograph and Textbook Writing Scheme.
The monograph mainly includes a bibliographical list of topics in which M.Lit. MPhil, PhD and D.Lit. degrees in Urdu Literature and Language have been conferred by the 81 universities of the world.
This milestone achievement is authored by HECs eminent Professor, Dr. Rafi-uddin Hashmi and will be published by Higher Education Commission within this year. This will be the first publication in the world of its nature having bibliographical list of 4374 entries.
The foreword of the book has been written by the well known literary figure, Dr. Jamil Jalbi who is also former Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University and former Chairman National Language Authority of Pakistan. This forthcoming book will definitely prove invaluable to students, researchers and teachers of Urdu literature and as well as language concerns.
This bibliographical edition will inform the researchers about the topics that are already covered and which topics can be explored during their research for degrees in M.Lit, M.Phil, PhD and D.Lit. Similarly, its bibliographical list and the indexing will also serve as a reference material for students of M.Phil and PhD in search of new topics and the originality of topics may also be endorsed through this publication.
It will go a long away in promoting Urdu language and literature in the country and our universities will be able to chalk out new and better strategies for the students of the discipline. The published copies of this monograph will be available in a couple of months from HEC Secretariat, Islamabad.-SANA