The CIC has designed a variety of integrated courses for boys and girls combining Islamic and secular disciplines. Knows as Wafy and Wafiiya, these courses are currently offered in different modes such as residential, day-school and distance.
Wafy is an eight-year programme in Islamic studies (comprising two-year preparatory, four-year undergraduate and two-year postgraduate courses) coupled with a recognized university degree in a secular discipline. This course is offered in residential mode only and is exclusive for boys.
2. WAFIYYA (Girls)
Wafiyya is a five-year course in Islamic studies (comprising two-year preparatory and three-year undergraduate courses) coupled with a recognized university degree in a secular discipline. This course is offered in residential mode only and is exclusive for girls.
An optional two-year PG programme is also on offer for Wafiyya graduates, which they can complete either in distance or regular mode, subject to conditions.
3.WAFIYYA DAY (Girls)
Wafiyya Day is a five-year course in Islamic studies (comprising two-year preparatory and three-year undergraduate courses) coupled with a recognized university degree in a secular discipline. This course is offered in day-school mode and is exclusive for girls.
Being a day-school version of the residential Wafiyaa course, this programme is designed with slight modification in curriculum and course of study.
4.WAFY ARTS (Boys)
Wafy Arts is a five-year integrated programme comprising a two-year preparatory and a three-year undergraduate university degree in a secular discipline coupled with a preparatory certificate and a degree in Islamic studies offered by the CIC. This course is exclusive for boys and is offered both in residential and day-school modes.
5.WAFIYYA ARTS (Girls)
Wafiyya Arts is a five-year integrated programme comprising a two-year preparatory and three-year undergraduate university degree in a secular discipline coupled with a preparatory certificate and a degree in Islamic studies offered by the CIC. This course is exclusive for girls and is offered both in residential and day-school modes.
Levels of courses:
- Preparatory (Thamheediyya)
- Undergraduate (Aliya)
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The CIC conducts centralised examinations on each semsters for Wafy and Wafiyya students.
The CIC has put in place an effective mentoring system. Students are assisted by full-time mentors who provide them with customised psychological care and guidance.
The CIC conducts training and workshops for mentors. It also conducts inspections from time to time to ensure mentoring is done efficiently.
In order to ensure the efficiency of the curriculum, the programmes are designed with various continuous evaluation activities such as continuous assessments, seminars, debates, collections, projects, symposiums, album setting, teaching practices, oral exams, essay writing, field works etc. The continuous assessment constitutes around 20 per cent of the total marks in some subjects.
The two-year preparatory level comprises two courses: the CIC’s preparatory course (Thamheediyya) in Islamic studies & government’s higher secondary education (11th and 12th Grade). Students are privately enrolled for the higher secondary school certificate, which would qualify them to pursue a government-recognized bachelor’s degree.
Course Structure - Thamheediyya
||Government Board course
||Literature and Mysticism, Grammar and Morphology, Jurisprudence, Applied Language, Composition, Urdu
||Two years (Four semesters)
||SSLC (10th grade) & 7th grade in Madrasa or its equivalent
||Higher Secondary (Plus One & Plus Two in Humanities, Commerce or Science)
||Grammar and Morphology, Jurisprudence, Literature and Mysticism, Composition, History
|Thamheediyya (Girls - Day)
||Grammar and Morphology, Jurisprudence, Literature and Mysticism, Composition, History, Behaviour jurisprudence, Family Jurisprudence
The undergraduate level comprises two courses: the CIC’s undergraduate course in Islamic studies with a bachelor’s degree from a university approved by the Universities Grants Commission (UGC) of the Government of India. Students are enrolled on the bachelor's degree courses as private candidates.
Couse Structure - Aliya
||Basics of Quran Studies & Quran Interpretation; Hadith & Hadith Fundamentals; Jurisprudence, Fundamentals of Jurisprudence & History of Jurisprudence ; Beliefs and Rational Studies; Mysticism; Religions & Movements; Grammar; Rhetoric; Literature & Literary History; Literary Criticism & Metrics; Linguistics; History; Urdu; Functional Arabic
||Four years (Eight semesters)
||Wafy Thamheediyya or its equivalent
||Bachelor’s Degree from a University approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of the Government of India
||Quran Interpretation; Hadith & Hadith Fundamentals; Jurisprudence & Fundamentals of Jurisprudence; Beliefs & Rational Studies; Grammar; Rhetoric; Literature; History; Intellectual Currents; Family Jurisprudence ( Children’s Psychology, Physical Development, Personality Development, Food Science and Nutrition, Immunology, Home Management, Resource Management, Social Development, Ageing, First Aid, Nursing)
||Three years (Six semesters)
||Wafiyya Thamheediyya or its equivalent
|Aliya (Girls - Day)
||Quran interpretation, Hadith, Jurisprudence, Belief & Rational Studies, Literature, History, Mysticism, Language Application, Behaviour Jurisprudence, Family Jurisprudence
||Three years (Six semesters
||Wafiyya Thamheediyya or its equivalent
The PG programme consists of eight departments under three faculties:
Faculty of Theology
- Department of Quran and Hadith
- Department of Islamic Theology
Faculty of Islamic Sharia
- Department of Family Jurisprudence
- Department of Transactional Jurisprudence
Faculty of Language & Culture
- Department of Language and Literature
- Department of Islamic History
PG programmes are offered on the mode of Choice Based Credit Semester System (CBCSS) which offers the students enhanced learning opportunities, ability to match their scholastic needs and aspirations, improvement in educational quality and excellence, flexibility to complete the programme over an extended period of time etc.
Academic Calendar - Wafiyya
Academic Calendar - Wafiyya Day
During the period of postgraduate courses, students are required to submit a dissertation in not less than 100 pages on a selected topic approved by the academic council of the CIC. Later, they will be asked to defend and discuss their thesis in a viva voce in front of a select panel of experts from the faculty.
Compulsory Social Service Scheme
The CIC accords top priority to inculcate in students the habit of voluntary services. It has made social service mandatory for all students, aimed at nurturing in them the habit of serving the society and working for the needy and the underprivileged in the society.
Students must complete 192 hours of social service during their degree (Aliya) period. They have to complete 24 hours in each of the eight semesters at Aliya level. Students will receive certificates after their works being reviewed by the guides of their respective institutions and the CIC's CSS Coordinator.
The CIC was the first Islamic institute to introduce compulsory social service as a part of its curriculum. The first project was announced by the former Vice Chancellor of Calicut University Dr. KKN Kurup at a meeting held at Shamsul Ulama Academy Wafy College, Vengapally, Wayanad on November 18, 2012.
The activities done by students under the CSS scheme include home building, flood volunteering, Mahal survey, Mahal empowerment, renovation of public libraries, cleaning work of government hospitals and local bodies, volunteering in programmes conducted by the Samastha Kerala Jam'iyyathul Ulama and its sub bodies, blood donation camps, medical camps, religious studies classes, Palliative care, Da'wa activities and relief activities. The Rescue Force formed by the Wafy Students' Federation during the Kerala flood have done some commendable jobs for two consecutive years. Over 400 students had worked in the 2019 flood alone.
The CIC accords top priority to equipping students with essential digital and soft skills. It’s mandatory for all the affiliated colleges to set up advanced computer labs to help the students complete compulsory training and boost their digital prowess.
Arabic & Urdu Diplomas
While pursuing Wafy / Wafiyya courses, students can also complete a two year functional Arabic course and a one year functional Urdu course run by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) of the Government of India.
Various educational and intellectual sessions and cultural programmes are organized at regular intervals and on official days such as Independence and Republic Days. Eminent scholars, doctors, legal and political experts, writers, military officials and personality developers are invited to the colleges to interact with the students. The extracurricular activities in the colleges also include various programmes in Arabic, English, Urdu and Malayalam languages.
In addition, students are given special training in various presentation skills such as elocution, debates, seminars, table talks, discussions, mock parliaments etc. Moreover, there are magazines (both manuscript and printed), tabloids, bulletins, pamphlets, wall journals, souvenirs and research magazines to improve the writing skills of the students.
Women’s colleges affiliated to the CIC offer an excellent opportunity for girls to pursue a comprehensive academic programme combining Islamic and secular studies inside a safe and secured campus. Apart from quality education and state-of-the-art academic and infrastructure facilities, these exclusive campuses for girls are tailored to provide them exceptional Islamic upbringing. In addition, special care is given for promoting their skills and personality and career developments.
As Wafy and Wafiyya courses are aimed at moulding a promising generation of Islamic scholars and resource persons, students are obliged to provide utmost importance for Islamic studies and to abide by all Islamic disciplines and dress codes. Disciplinary action will be taken if the student violates discipline, or the student or his/her parents do not comply with the views of the CIC. Neither the CIC nor the college shall be liable for any financial, educational or social losses incurred thereafter.
The graduates are titled as Wafy (Wafiyya for girls) referring to the Qruanic verse: “…whosoever keeps his covenant with Allah, on him will He bestow immense reward.” (Surah Fatah, 10).
Colleges affiliated to the CIC conduct a field trip in every academic year as an extension of the classroom experience. It helps students get new experiences as well as expand and reinforce concepts learned in the classroom setting.
The CIC also organises different camps for the students creating a unique environment which helps them become independent and self-confident, while socializing and even learning new skills.
Library: Extensive libraries with plenty of books, reference books, children's literature in Arabic, English, Malayalam and Urdu, extracts related to syllabus, commentaries and tools. (The number of books to be in the preparatory, degree and PG levels has been determined)
Reading Room: Reading rooms with Malayalam, English, Arabic and Urdu newspapers, magazines, publications and other modern learning facilities.
Auditorium and Smart Classroom: Auditoriums and smart classrooms with modern facilities for organizing public events, general classes, debates and training classes.
Computer Lab: Computer labs with internet connection and other modern tools and facilities for the purpose of IT education
Play Ground: Facilities for students to engage in sports activities.
Hostel: Better accommodations, sanitary facilities, (the quality, quantity and area of these are determined) and a balanced diet.
Students obtain grace marks in respect of their excellent performance in State Wafy Arts Fests; in other academic programmes conducted by the CIC or other institutions which have entered into MoU with the CIC; or in programmes conducted by other institutions in collaboration with India’s University Grants Commission (UGC).
"Madrasathul Umm" (which literally means ‘Mother’s School’) is an exclusive curriculum designed by the ClC to nurture the Arabic language skills of the students, placing more emphasis on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (LSRW).
This comprehensive course is tailored to provide students with the opportunity to learn Arabic as they learn the language from their mothers and get near-natural proficiency.
With the help of trained teachers and modern techniques, Thamheediya students are enabled to learn in a creative and fun-filled environment by listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The structure of the curriculum is designed by dividing the semesters in Thamheediya into two parts and dedicating one part to listening and speaking and the other to reading and writing.
Students use audio-visual media for practicing listening skills; and organize discussions, and debates on relevant topics for training speaking skills. This is done with the help of teacher so that students will get a better idea of the language and topics.
Exercise works in the Arabic grammar textbook (النحو الواضح) are divided into Simple(سهلة), Tough(صعبة) and Creative(إنشائية) in order to enhance quality and create more effective results. Simple works have to be done in classroom while others can be worked on in leisure time. Teachers who evaluate the works correct the mistakes and caution the students against repeating them. This will help the students to develop their writing skills.
To improve reading skills, teachers instruct the students to read specific portions from children’s literature and to write summaries. They will present the summary in front of other students which will help them identify the errors in reading and cultivate the habit of serious reading.
The curriculum is divided into four semesters and exams will be conducted in each semester. There are two types of tests being conducted.
In the first type, students are shown specific video clips and are asked to answer video-based objective questions by marking on an OMR answer sheet.
In the second type, students are asked to speak on selected topics so that the examiner can assess their skills and decide whether they meet the prescribed standards of the semester.
In addition, students are also taught prescribed portions from literature and jurisprudence (Fiqh) and the term-end will assess their language proficiency as well the grasp of the subject.
This comprehensive, cutting-edge and practice-oriented techniques create a vibrant environment for the student to thrive, excel and acquire near native proficiency in language.
Orientation & Workshops
The CIC conducts orientation and workshops for students and parents to ensure the smooth running of the curriculum and to help them develop their personalities and strengthen their morale. The workshops include Da'wa workshops, field works, teaching practice sessions, pre and post marital counselling training, de-addiction counselling training, etc.
It also organizes workshops for teachers to provide them with developments in educational field and curriculum and to develop their personality and teaching skills. Workshops for the managements of colleges aim at making awareness on the role of effective management in the overall development of the educational process.
Committed to Excellence
To maintain excellent academic quality, the CIC has taken the following measures:
- While choosing faculty members it always seeks to synthesize experience and innovation, by achieving synergy between experienced teachers and innovative young blood.
- Instead of centralization at one campus and one locality, the CIC has its affiliated colleges spread across the length and breadth of the state of Kerala and outside Kerala.
- Students live under constant guidance and supervision of teachers so that they can take exclusive care of pupils’ education and upbringing.
- The academic programmes and extracurricular activities are designed with utmost care and accuracy.
- Understanding the importance of infrastructure facilities and good ambience in educational growth and mental health of the students, the CIC has made it mandatory for all affiliated colleges to set up quality infrastructure facilities at their campuses, making them compete to improve themselves and to get stars based on their performance in this regard. Women’s colleges under the CIC are requested to facilitate an exclusive campus taking into account their privacy requirements.
The CIC conducts many academic events. Recently conducted International conferences and Fiqh seminars have received considerable media attention. Wafy and Wafiyya Alumni Associations and Students' Federations regularly conduct academic programmes and training workshops at regular intervals.
As part of the syllabus at the PG level, Wafy and Wafiyya students need to organize seminars and debates on different topics. The Examination Board is granting grace marks to those attending and presenting papers at national and international level academic events.
After Wafy and Wafiyya PG, students can pursue a one-year independent research course (MPhil) subject to the CIC’s terms and conditions.
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