Notable Alumni of the Department
Among the luminaries of the undivided Department were the late Professors Muhammad Habib (Chairperson 1922-1962), K.M. Panikkar, Eddy Asirvatham, Chaudhury Muhammad Sultan and Professor S.A.H. Haqqi (Chairperson 1964-1982).
The distinguished alumni of the Department include Professors Matinuzzaman Zuberi, Zafar Imam, Zoya Hasan (all or the JNU), Dr. M. Hamid Ansari (Vice-President, Republic of India), Dr. S. Zafar Mahmood (IRS), Professor Muhammed Ayoob (Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University), Sardar Jaspal Singh (Vice-Chancellor, Panjabi University, Patiala), and Ambassador Ishrat Aziz.