Arabic – Dr. Abdul Gafoor Kunnathodi

Faculty Name Dr. Abdul Gafoor Kunnathodi
Designation Assistant Professor of Arabic
Email abdgfrkt@gmail.com
Experience in Years  1.5
Academic Qualifications
  •  Doctor of Philosophy in Arabic Linguistics – Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2019)
  • Master of Philosophy in Arabic – Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2015)
  • Master of Arts in English Language and Literature– IGNOU, India
  • Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature – University of Calicut, India, with First Rank (2012)
  • UGC NET with Junior Research Fellowship (2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – University of Calicut – Kerala, India (2010)
  • Degree of “Al-Hudawi” in Islamic and Contemporary Studies, Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala, India with first rank (2010)
  • Two Years Diploma in Functional Arabic, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India (2008)
  • One Year Diploma in Hindi Correspondence Course, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India (2007)
  • Completion of the World Learning 3-phase Coach-in-Training program offered by the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi (2018)
  • Completion of the Blended ELTeach Training for Trainers Program offered by the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi (2017)
Field of Research  Arabic Linguistics
Research Profiles
Research Index
Patents, Awards & Honours
  • Winner in the “Many Languages, One World” international essay contest (Arabic Group) held by United Nations Academic Impact, New York, (2017)
  • Honoured to address the UN General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA (2017)
  • First Prize in the National Arabic Poetry Competition held by Dar-al-Yasmin, UAE (2017)
  • First Prize in the State Level Arabic Poetry Contest by KATF (2009)
Research Projects
Research Publications
  • Maktab Tansiq al-Ta’rib of Rabat & Its services to Arabic language modernization, Al-Asima Journal, Vol XII, 2020, ISSN: 2277-9914, e-ISSN: 2321-2756, Department of Arabic, University College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Arabic Lexicography: Developments and Schools, Majalla Kasara, ISSN: 2320-2580, Vol: 5, Issue: 1, 2016, Pg. 14-23, P.G. Department of Arabic, Govt. College, Kasaragod, Kerala.
  • Contributions of Sheikh Abdur Rahim in the Arabic Philology: An Analytical Study in His Dictionaries of Loanwords, Al-Jeelal-Jadeed: International Half-Yearly Refereed Journal, ISSN: 2581-3455, Issue: 2, Volume: 1, Issue: 2, 2018, Pg. 90-101, Center of Arabic and African Studies, JNU, New Delhi
  • Influence of the Arab Spring on the Arabic Poetry, Majalla Kairala, ISSN: 2277-2839, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2014, Pg. 61-, Department of Arabic, University of Kerala.
  • Arabic Prosody between Originality and Modernity: An Analytical Study in the Light of Modern Free Verses, Seminar Proceedings, Volume: 1, 2015, Department of Arabic, University of Kerala.
  • Latest Trends in Arabic Language in the Social Media, Majalla al-Nahdha, ISSN: 2319-8060, Vol: 11, Issue: 2, 2017, Sabeel al-Hidaya Arabic College, Malappuram.
  • Resource Person in final editing session of “Dictionary of Idioms and Phrases”, a project under CPE (UGC) organized by Research Department of Arabic, Farook College, Calicut, 2014.
Books / Chapters Published
Paper Presentations
  •  Academic Writing in Arabic, Higher Secondary School Teacher Transformation Programme 2019-20 (10 Day Refresher Course – Arabic), 03 February 2020, Department of General Education, Higher Secondary Wing in association with Higher Education Department, Govt. of Kerala
  • Xenocentrism and Kerala Culture in the novel ‘Tamar wa Masala’ by Muhammed al-Nabulsi, National Seminar on Diaspora & Sabaltern Issues in Arabic novel, 16-18 December 2019, Department of Arabic, TMG College Tirur, Malappuram.
  • ‘Free Verse Movement in Arabic & Nazik al-Ma’a’ika with special reference to her book Qadaya al-Shi’r al-Mu’asir’, National Seminar on Contemporary Women’s Literature in Arabic, 27-28 November 2019, Department of Arabic, University College.
  • Modernizing Arabic Vocabulary in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions, International Conference on “Arabic Language in 21st Century: Challenges & Solutions” organized by Centre of Arabic & African Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India, 2018.
  • Indian Initiatives to Achieve the Fourth Goal of the U.N. Sustainable Development Agenda, Many Languages One World Youth Forum, organized by United Nations Academic Impact, U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Headquarters, New York, USA, 2017.
  • Dumoo’ al-Abnaa’ ala Risai Zain al-Ulama- the Latest Innovation in the Genre of Elegy in India, National Seminar on “Contributions of Indian Scholars to Arabic Studies (2016-2017)” organized by the Centre of Arabic & African Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India, 2017.
  • Harmonious Coexistence: the Paradigm of Mamburam Thangal’s Leadership in British Malabar, International Conference on ‘Ideas of Harmonious Coexistence: Religions and Philosophies of India’ (Taqreeb Conference Series), jointly organized by CAAS, JNU and Qutbi Jubilee Scholarship Program, JNU, New Delhi, India, 2017.
  • Arabic Prosody between Originality and Modernity: An Analytical Study in the Light of Modern Free Verses, International Seminar on ‘Arabic Language & Literature: A Contemporary View’, organized by the Department Arabic, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 2015.
  • Hospital System in the Islamic Medical History, National Conference on “Contributions of Muslim Scholars to Science” organized by Department of Islamic Studies, SAFI Institute of Advanced Study, Malappuram, Kerala, India, 2014.
  • Influence of the Arab Spring on the Arabic Poetry, International Seminar on ‘Society, Culture, and Politics in West Asia Post-Arab Spring Dynamics’, organized by the Department Arabic, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 2013.
Research Guideship Details
Subjects Handled
Academic Responsibilities Undertaken
Seminars / Workshops Organized
  •  Webinar on World Arabic Day & Release of Majalla al-Aasima, Vol. 12, 20 December, 2020, Zoom Platform
  • International Webinar on Arabic Literature in Maghreb Countries, Saturday, 12 December, 2020, Google Meet
  • National Seminar on Contemporary Women’s Literature in Arabic, 27-28 November 2019, Department of Arabic, University College.
Membership in Academic & Professional Bodies
  •  Member – International Union of Arabic Language (IAAT), Beirut
  • Member – Academic Council, Darul Huda Islamic University, Malappuram, Kerala
Assigned Office Charges
Countries Visited  USA, Saudi Arabia
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