This course facilitates the translation and communication between diverse groups of people belonging to different speech communities. It develops communication skills in Arabic and inculcating the values of communication among the students. It helps in understanding literary works as cultural and communicative events – different periods, genres and movements.The students will be taught different aspects of Arabic as a living language in the world with its geopolitical significances. The practical aspects of the Arabic Language as translation (both theory and practice), simultaneous interpretation, modern terminology and applied grammar are given due importance in the syllabus.


B.A. Functional Arabic aims at equipping the student with excellent communicative skill in diverse applications of Arabic language designed to open up a wide spectrum of Career Avenue in a fast evolving knowledge society.


The three-year course follows the choice and credit semester system. There are generally six semesters altogether having two semesters in each academic year.


Candidates for B.A. Functional Arabic shall be required to have passed the Plus Two of the Higher Secondary Board of Kerala, or acquired eligibility for higher studies in Afzal-ul Ulama Preliminary examination or any other examination recognized by the university as equivalent thereto.

The criteria for selection of students to the course and regulations regarding the reservation of the seats shall be as per the rules framed by the Government / University from time to time.


Both internal and external evaluation is carried out using the mark system, the grading on the basis of total marks scored in internal and external examinations will be done by the University for each Course and for each semester, using a 7 point scale indirect grading system as presented in table below.

Percentage of Marks Letter Grade Performance Grade Point Grade Range Class
90 and above A+ Out standing 6 5.50 - 6.00 First Class with Distinction
80 - 89 A Excellent 5 4.50 - 5.49
70 - 79 B Very good 4 3.50 - 4.49 First Class
60 - 69 C Good 3 2.50 - 3.49
50 - 59 D Satisfactory 2 1.50 - 2.49 Second Class
40 - 49 E Pass/Adequate 1 0.50 - 1.49 Pass
Below 39 F Failure 0 0.00 – 0.49 Fail


The detailed scheme and syllabus for each course shall be framed by the Board of Studies concerned and approved by the faculties concerned and Academic Council, University of Calicut based on this Common Regulation.