Distinctions and Awards
- Padm Bhushan Prof. Aley Ahmad Suroor
- Padm Shri Prof. Masood Hasan Rlzvi, Prof. Qazi Abdus Sattar, Ali Jawad Zaidi
- President Awards Prof. Masood Hasan Rizvi, Prof. Noorul Hasan Hashmi, Prof. Naiyer Masood, Prof. Wali-UI-Haq Ansari
- Sahitya Academi Awards Prof. Masood Hasan Rizvi Adeeb, Prof. Aley Ahmad Suroor, Prof Naiyer Masood, Prof. A. A. Abidi (for translation
- Late Prof. Masood Hasan Rizvi Adeeb : Eminent scholar, well-known linguist and an authority on Avadh. Had produced a number of books, written several hundred articles on various topics, Received Padm Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award, was associated with a number of literary and cultural organizations of national status.
- Late Prof. Ehtisham Husain: Social thinker, eminent scholar, top ranking critic and linguist, has produced a lot of books on theory of literature, recipient of several academic awards. Visited abroad several times as fellow Professor to deliver Assistant Professors on literary topics.
- Late Prof. Aley Ahmad Suroor : Recipient of Padm Bhushan and Sahitya Akademy Award and an authority on Iqbal, associated with different prestigious institutions and organisations in the capacity of Director and Chairman. Author of many books and one of the most respected critics of Urdu literature.
- Late Prof. Noorul Hasan Hashmi : Recipient of Prsident Award, eminent researchist and authority on Deccani and classical urdu literature, author of several books and received a number of national awards. Was the President of U.P. Urdu Academy.
- Prof. Mohd. Hasan: Noted critic, thinker and author of many books, received several prestigious awards. Has been Chairman, U.P. Urdu Academy.
- Late Prof. Shabihul Hasan: Renowned scholar, researchist, linguist, critic and author of a number of literary books, known for his fluent and magical oratory. Visited abroad several times for delivering lectures. Appointed national Professor by U.G.C. for giving extension Assistant Professors.
- Prof. Malik Zada Manzoor Ahmad: Famous for his unmatched compeering in India and abroad. Scholar, orator, poet and novelist. Has been Chairman, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad Memorial Committee.
- Prof. Naiyyar Masood : Recipient of Sahitya Akademi and President Award, researchist, historian, critic and short story writer. Author of several books. His collection of short stories have been translated into English, French and Finnish languages. The other prominent personalities of the Department are Late Dr. Shujaat All Sandilavi and Dr. S. S. Hussain. 60th have produced a number of prize wining books.