Prof. K. Muzaffer Ali Shahmiri, Professor and Head, Department of Urdu, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been appointed as the founding Vice Chancellor of Dr. Moulvi Abdul Haq Urdu University, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. The appointment has been notified by the Higher Education Department of Govt. of AP for a period of four years.

Prof. Muzaffer Ali studied at Vemana Zilla Parishad High School, Kadiri. Anantapur and graduated in History, Philosophy and Urdu. He completed his post-graduation in Urdu from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and got his Ph.D in the year 1989.

Prof. Ali’s areas of work include Poetics; Classical Urdu Literature; Urdu Drama; Modern Prose & Poetry; Modern & Postmodern Criticism; Generes of Urdu literature; Metaphorical Studies in Urdu Literature & Quran.