Persian is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. Farsi ( فارسی ) is the indigenous name for the Persian language. It is widely spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan and to some extent in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Bahrain.

Persian literature (Persian :  ادبیات پارسی ) spans two-and-a-half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. Its sources have been within historical Persia including present-day Iran as well as regions of Central Asia where the Persian language has historically been the national language or has been adopted as a court language.

Mughal Persian: for five centuries prior to the British colonization, Persian was widely used as a second language in the Indian subcontinent. It took prominence as the language of culture and education in several Muslim courts in South Asia and became the sole "official language" under the Mughal emperors. The Mughul kings of India had made Persian their court Language and the Mughal period saw great developments in the field of literature.

Syllabus : The curriculum is designed according to the student's proficiency level and focus of interest. Curriculum to be covered may include:

1. Grammar : Past Tense, Present Tense, Future Tense, Active and Passive, Adjectives, Causative Verbs, Verbal Noun, Singular and Plural, Genitive, Present and Past Subjunctive

2. Vocabulary : Day to day life, History, society& culture, education, politics, media, film, animals, and household things etc

3. Listening Comprehension : BBC News and Azfa

4. Error Correction : Journal writing on different topics

5. Iranian Classical Literature & Poetry : Sheikh Saadi , Hafiz Shirazi , Jalaluddin Roomi , Umar Khayyam,

6. Indian Classical Poetry : Sa'eb Tabrezi , Ameer Khusro , Bedil , Nazir , Ghalib , Iqbal, Urfi, Firdausi

7. Iranian Modern Prose : Saeed Nafisi, Mohammad Hijazi , Sadiq Hidayat, Jamal zadah

8. Indian Classical Prose : Ghalib, Abdurrahim Khanekhanah , Abulfazl , Faizi

9. Iranian Classical Prose : Gulistan e Saadi, Akhlaq e Mohsenin, Anwaar Suheli, Qaboos nama, kimeyae saadat

10. Magazine Reading : Marroriye GuzraH bar kitabe lahjate Sikandar Shahi, Nauroz dar hind, Farsi zayindae farhang e nau wa pasdaran e un dar shibbeh qar e Hind, Nigahiye guzra be rawabite farhang e Iran o Hind, Rabindranath Tagore saher wa adeeb pur aawaz e Hind , Shab-e-Eid, Eid-e-QurbaaN, Qissa-e-haft baradar, Daastaan-e-Aatash, Jawannan va awqaat-e-faraghat

11. Sight Reading : Hama baham, Dahqane Fida kar, Ruba wa khuroos, Murghabi wa lakpusht, Rahe peerozi, Khat wa khat naweesane namdaar , Iran shinasi wa shirk shinasi, Tarikhe adabiyat e Farsi, Tarikhe Iran, Mohammad bin Zakariya Razi kashif e alchohol

12. Oral Presentation : Different topics

13. Historical Text (Mughal Period) : Babar, Humayun, Akbar,Jahangir, Shahjahan

14. Situational Conversation

15. Project Work and Presentation

Note: If any participant intends to study a particular text, he is advised to bring text along with him or provide an advance copy to AIIS Lucknow centre.


AIIS assists students in finding local accommodation within a reasonable commuting distance of the Language Program center. Depending on the size of the Program and the availability of suitable accommodations, students are sometimes housed in furnished apartments, but more commonly live in "paying guest" or "home-stay" arrangements in private homes, preferably with families who speak the target language. Detailed guidelines will also be sent to students once they are accepted into an AIIS Program.

American Institute of Indian Studies

Persian Language Program Center, Lucknow

Student's Expenditure Information

Item In Rupees In Dollars, One USD = Rs. 74
Host family rent per month (including AC, breakfast, dinner and meals on holidays)25000338
Host family rent per month excluding AC ( with breakfast, dinner and meals on holidays)18000243
Breakfast,lunch or dinner rate in a decent hotel750 to 100013.5
Host family rent payment modeCash- Monthly in advance
Laundry charges (per cloth) 25
Conveyance to and from LP center (average)1502
Conveyance to and from Airport3004
Conveyance to and from Railway station2003
Internet (for buying a data card (Reliance / Airtel)250034
Lunch rate at the program house (Monday - Friday)1001.4
Gym membership charges200027
International courier charges300041
Entertainment (ticket charges at a film theatre)300 to 6004 to 8
Mobile set and sim card (basic phone)200027
Mobile set and sim card (smartphone) starting range600081
Mobile or laptop repairing charges (excluding cost of parts)100013
Doctor visiting charges (excluding medicines)75010
Cultural acitivity classes such as Kathak, singing, harmonium, sitar, etc. ( Per hour charges)500 to 10007 to 14
Class materials200 to 5003 to 6
ISD calling charges USA/per minute15 Rs.
Local Cloths/saloon/parlor2000 to 300028 to 41

ISD calling is 15 Rs. Per minute but some mobile companies provide special tarif vouchers. If one opts for it the calling to USA can be reduced to 1 Rs. Per minute. For any other information please contact AIIS Lucknow Program Head

TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE (AIIS)Mughal Persian Program Lucknow

Day 7:30pm -8:30pm (IST)
(60 minutes)
8:40pm-9:40pm (IST)
(60 minutes)
9:50pm-10:50pm (IST)
(60 minutes)
7:30pm -8:30pm (IST)
(60 minutes)
8:40pm-9:40pm (IST)
(60 minutes)
(60 minutes)
7:30pm -8:30pm (IST)
(60 minutes)
8:40pm-9:40pm (IST)
(60 minutes)
(60 minutes)
Monday Topical Vocabulary Historical Text Literature Poetry Topical Vocabulary Grammar & Grammar Drill Literature Poetry Topical Vocabulary Grammar & Grammar Drill Ethical Literature
Tuesday Test Review Literature Prose Sight Reading Test Review Literature Prose Sight Reading Test Review Literature Prose Sight Reading
Wednesday Ethical Literature Error Correction Magazine Ethical Literature Error Correction Magazine Ethical Literature Oral Presentation Magazine
Thursday Historical Text General Vocabulary Faramin Oral Presentation General Vocabulary Listening Comprehension Listening Comprehension Error Correction Literature Prose
Friday Conversation Historical Text Indian Poetry Historical Text Conversation Indian Poetry Newspaper Conversation Grammar & Grammar Drill

*Those who opted 72 hours lesson please chooses your classes and stay with the same schedule.