Thiruvananthapuram | The Kerala Government is actively considering a proposal to establish an International Arabic University in the state, Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb informed the state Assembly today.
Replying to a question, the Minister, however, did not specify the headquarters of the proposed university that would promote academic studies in the areas of Arabic language, literature and culture, the philosophical and theological aspects.
Official sources said the demand for an Arabic university was a long standing one as a large number of people used to go to Gulf countries in search of job.
The Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) has submitted a proposal to the government in this regard. As per the report, the Arabic University will be modelled on the lines of prestigious institutions such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, Aligarh Muslim University and English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.
Arabic is the official language of 22 countries and one of the six languages recognised by the United Nations.
The proposed university will impart education in various disciplines considering its merit and career prospects. This will increase the employability of the candidates in the world job market.
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