The Department of Arabic is one of the pioneer departments of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB). Presently it is running several programs i.e. Masters (Morning), MPhil (Evening), PhD (Evening) and Diploma (Evening). However, BS (Morning) and Distant learning programs have also been planned and being initiated from current academic session.
It is worth mentioning that the Department of Arabic is one of the most established departments at the University. Students from all over Pakistan seek admission with great enthusiasm. A large number of students from different regions of the country including Azad Jammu Kashmir, Central Punjab and remote areas of Bahawalpur like Haroonabad, Fortabbass, Sadiqabad and Bahawalnagar are getting education here. It has produced a remarkable number of PhD and MPhil Scholars. The efficient and learned faculty members have played a vital role in the up gradation of this department. Eight highly educated faculty members are fully committed and devoted to guide and teach the students and scholars. Most of them are holding PhD degrees while rest of them are pursuing their PhD projects.
The department is endeavoring its best to serve the student community, not only from Pakistan but also from abroad. The outstanding feature of this department is to promote the language of Qura' an and Hadith and also to introduce it as a functional language which represents a complete culture of Arabic world. The courses of MA Arabic are designed with an emphasis on Arabic language & literature, social and economic thoughts along with religious education.
Research at PhD level is a regular feature of the Department since 1986. In addition, MPhil program has also been started since 2003 to produce scholars and researchers in Arabic literature. The Department also offers a three month Arabic Language Certificate course.