1.  About the Department of Hindi
Hindi is one of the departments in the Faculty of Arts in Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University that offers a complete and holistic study of the discipline of Hindi Language and Literature through Distance mode. The Department of Hindi was established in the year 1982 and has been offering a wide spectrum of specialised and common core courses at Under Graduate and Post Graduate level. In keeping with the spirit of the 'Vision & Mission' of the University, the department has organized its academic programmes to meet the requirements of the diverse sections of the society.
2.  Courses-Under Graduate Level
From its inception in 1982, the University has identified Hindi as one of the Core subjects at Under Graduation level. The University started offering Hindi in its Bachelor's programme at 26 study centres initially and presently it is extended to 218 study centres. The courses offered in this discipline focus on core subject areas that are expected to provide students with a solid grounding in the study of Hindi.
3.  Courses-Post Graduation Level
The department has introduced Post Graduation Programme (MA Hindi) from 2008 the Academic Year 2008 onwards. The programme is spread over to 19 study centres at district level with average state wide enrolment of approximately 3000 students in every Academic Year.
The MA programme comprising altogether 10 courses in two years, were structured programs providing to students with an understanding of various methods, theories. and principles that serve as a framework for understanding language and literature and to help them. The MA I year program comprises of 5 courses: Course-01: History of Hindi Literature; Course-02: Modern Hindi Poetry; Course-03: Hindi Prose Literature; Course-04: Translation: Theory and Practice; Course-05: Novelist Premchand. The MA II year courses include: Course-06: Medieval Hindi Poetry; Course-07: Linguistics and History of Hindi Language; Course-08: Functional Hindi; Course-09: Poetics; Course-10: Dramatist Jayshankar Prasad.
4.  Courses-Research Programme
The MPhil/PhD programme in Hindi Language and Literature is designed to equip research students with the qualities and aptitudes to produce significant piece of work. The candidates admitted are to go through a compulsory course work in the first year and the Research Design Seminar presentations before the submission of the thesis.
5.  Profile of the Faculty Members
At present, One Professor and One Assistant Professor (C) is working in the department.
Prof. Shakeela Khanam is the senior faculty member of the department. She did her M.A., MPhil., PhD from Central University of Hyderabad. She is the Gold Medalist in M.A in HCU. She joined this University as an Assistant Professor in 1993 & got elevated to Professorship in 2019. She served as Head of department from 2002 to till the date and also as the Dean, Faculty of Arts from 2013 to till date. In addition to this she is the I/c Head Department of Urdu from 2015 onwards. She was instrumental in designing the post graduation courses in Hindi & Urdu Literature and revising existing courses regularly to incorporate the latest developments in the Subject. She has sphere headed the introduction of new courses namely Anuvad Siddarth Aur Vyvahar, Prayojan Mulak Hindi, Sampadan Kala, Premchand, Aadhaar Pathyakram III, Aadhaar Pathyakram IV at P.G & UG Level.
Awards & Honors:
She has been awarded by one International, 2 National & 1 State awards. She was invited by the Vice Chancellors, MANUU on Deputation for the Development of the Hindi Dept. in 2014 to 2015. She was honored by ICCR, Ministry of External Affairs , Govt. of India as Visiting Professor in Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey in 2006. She has taught in dept. of Indology from 2006 to 2008.
She is Editor, Co-Ordinator & Course Writer for U.G. & P.G. Programmes. Presently she is guiding Eight doctoral students & Three M.Phil. Student in the department. Further she is also an external guide to doctoral students of Osmania University. She participated in plenty of Teleconferences & produced a plenty of Tele Lessons and Radio Lessons. She is member, board of studies for Eight Universities and adjudicator of theses and dissertations, Curriculum Revision Committees of Several Universities in India.
Prof. Shakeela Khanam participated in several International Conferences & Sixty National Regional Level Conferences, seminar & presented papers on a variety of themes. She published Fifteen papers in various Journals & Books. And also published Three Books two Translated books of Maulana Abul Kalaam Azaad National Urdu University are published from the Azad Academy New Delhi (NCPUL).
Dr. Avinash is working as Assistant Professor (C) in the department since 5 years. He is having 12 years of teaching experience at conventional and distance mode too. 6 papers of him have been published in UGC listed and peer reviewed journals and he has presented 15 papers at national and international level. He is actively involved in academic activities like teaching; conduct the classes, development of self learning materials, audio & video programs, tele-conferences, etc. He has acted as Course Coordinator and Course Writer for 15 UG books.
6.   Academicians Associated with the Department
 Several eminent academicians of the sister conventional universities are associated with this department in the processes of curriculum development, course content development and evaluation. The faculty working in the respective colleges where study centres are located are serving as Counsellors to conduct the face to face interactive sessions.
7.  Number of Courses
UG- B.A Hindi is one of the three optional subjects in the undergraduate programme and it has 6 Semesters-6 core subjects + 2 Electives out of the 4 courses, 2 Skill courses and 4 MIL Courses
PG - M.A., Hindi has 10 courses, 5 in I year and 5 in II year.
8.  Student Support Arrangement
UG and PG: The student is provided with the Self-Learning Material supplemented by the Audio, Video Lessons and Tele-Conference on specified Sundays. The face to face counselling sessions are conducted on Sundays at the study centers. The department has started Online classes for UG and PG courses on Zoom platform, in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The department would undertake PG course revision work in next year, in both English and Telugu, as per university guidelines.
M.Phil/PhD: Besides the above, one semester classes will be conducted for the research candidates.
For Further Details
HEAD, Department of Hindi
Faculty of Arts
Academic Branch
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University
G.Ram Reddy Marg, Jubilee Hills
HYDERABAD, Telangana, 500033