Dr. Abdul Gafoor Kunnathodi


Kunnathodi House, Ponmala East, Ponmala P.O., Malappuram, Kerala,  Pin: 676528

Mobile No.     



Assistant Professor


Dept. of Arabic, University College, Thiruvanathapuram

Date of Birth


Date of Joining 


Area of specialization  

Arabic Linguistics & Translation

E mail


  • Degree of “Al-Hudawi” in Islamic and Contemporary Studies, Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala, India with first rank (2010)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – University of Calicut – Kerala, India (2010)

  • UGC NET with Junior Research Fellowship (2011)

  • Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature – University of Calicut, India, with First Rank (2012)

  • Master of Philosophy in Arabic – Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2015)

  • Master of Arts in English Language and Literature– IGNOU, India (2016)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Arabic Linguistics - Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2019)
  • Master of Arts in Urdu Language and Literature– Maulana Azad National University, India (2022) 



  • Lecturer at the Degree Institution, Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala, India (2010-2013)

  • Guest Lecturer at KAHM Unity Women’s College, Kerala, India (2019)



  • Ph. D. Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2019 : "Arabicization and Neologism in Arabic Vocabulary from the Dawn of the 21st Century"
  • M.Phil Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2015 : "A Comparative Study between Classical and Modern Arabic Prosodies" 


  • "Sharjah to Kochi", Malayalam Translation of  Arabic Novel تمر ومسالا by Muhammed Nabulsi, Book Plus, January  2022, ISBN 978-93-92115-11-0
  • علم العروض العربي قديما وحديثا, MAUB, Cairo, Egypt, 2021, ISBN 978-9776-149717


    • Interview by Abdul Rahman Mazhal al-Halush, Al Jazeera Channel Blog, 04 December 2022 (Link:


    • Article titled تحديث المفردات العربية في القرن الحادي والعشرين: التحديات والحلول, Majalla al-Kairala, Peer Reviewed Arabic Journal, Vol: 18,  ISSN: 2277-2839, PP 68-75, Department of Arabic, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, 2021

    • Article titled تحديث المفردات العربية في عصر كوفيد: دراسة في ضوء مصطلحات كوفيد للألكسو, Majalla Kalikoot, Peer Reviewed Arabic Journal, Vol.11, ISSN: 2278-764X, PP 18-28, Department of Arabic, University of Calicut, Kerala, India, 2021

    • Darul Huda Islamic University, 'Keralavum Arabiyum' Platinum Jubilee Souvenir of Department of Arabic, University College, ISBN 978-93-5361-393-8, April 2021, PP 370-376
    • Maktab Tansiq al-Ta'rib of Rabat & Its services to Arabic language modernizationAl-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.



      • Teaching Arabic in Religious Institutions in Kerala: Experiences and Challenges, Sixth International Conference of Arabic Language, Ministry of Education, UAE, 14 February 2023
      • Academic Writing in Arabic, Higher Secondary School Teacher Transformation Programme 2022, 19 December 2022, Department of General Education, Higher Secondary Wing, Govt. of Kerala 
      • Academic Writing in ArabicHigher 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.
      • 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.


      • International Webinar on Contemporary Arabic Literature in the Gulf Countries, Saturday, 31 December 2022, Zoom Meeting
      • First Sheikh Zainuddin Makhdoum II Annual Extension Lecture, 15 March 2022
      • International Webinar on Contemporary Arabic Literature in the Levant Countries, Saturday, 27 November  2021, Zoom Meeting
        • Webinar on the Release of 'Keralavum Arabiyum' Platinum Jubilee Souvenir of Department of Arabic, 10 April 2021, Zoom Platform
        • 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.


        • Online Faculty Induction Program by UGC HRDC at Calicut University, from 08 February 2023 to 09 March 2023.
        • UGC-Approved Short-Term Professional Development Programme on “Implementaion of NEP-2020 for University and College Teachers”, Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, New Delhi, Oct 27 – November 05, 2022.
        • Hands-on Training on Learning Management System (Moodle) organized by Faculty Development Centre of the Kerala State Higher Education Council, 22-28 September 2022.
        • Training program under National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission by Intellectual Property Office, India, Govt. of India, 30 September 2022.
        • Online Subject Refresher Course in Oriental Studies (Arabic/ Islamic Studies/ Persian/ Therology/ Urdu) by UGC HRDC at AMU, Aligarh, from15 November 2021 to 29 November 2021. 
        • Online Course on “Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience” jointly conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRRS), the European Union and SDG Academy, October- November 2021. 
        • Integrating Critical Thinking MOOC 2021 by World Learning, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, November 2021.
        • Online Training Programme on Academic Leadership organized by Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management, UGC HRDC, Aligarh Muslim University and Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, from 06 March 2021 to 13 March 2021.
        • International Webinar on “Arabic Literature in the Gulf Countries”, organized by Academy of Excellence in India and Arabic Club at Madeenatul Uloom Arabic College, Kerala, on 24 December 2020. 
        • National Faculty Development Programme conducted by Department of Arabic, MadeenathulUloomArabic College, Pulikkal in collaboration with All India Association of Arabic Teachers and Scholars (AIAATS), 29, 30 June and 1 July, 2020. 
        • Northeastern University Global Youth Symposium, Northeastern University Campus, Boston, USA, 2017.
        • Blended ELTeach Training of Trainers Program organized by U.S. Embassy in India and World Learning in Washington, New Delhi, India, 2017.
        • Advanced Professional Development Program on English Language Methodology organized by the U.S. Embassy in India, Jaipur, India, 2013.
        • International Seminar on ‘Risae-l Nur & Islam in Modern Turkey’, jointly organized by Istambul Foundation for Science and Culture and Darul Huda Islamic University, Malappuram, Kerala, India, 2012.
        • International Conference on ‘Global Economic Crises: An Islamic Perspective’ organized by PG & Research Department of Economics, The New College (Autonomous), Chennai, India, 2012.
        • Workshop on “Communicative English Language Teaching Methods” organized by the U.S. Embassy in India, Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi, Chennai, India, 2012.

        • Member, International Union of Arabic Teachers (IAAT), London
        • Member, International Union of Arabic Language, Beirut
        • Member, Academic Council of Jamia Darul Huda Islamiyya, Malappuram

        Make a free website with Yola