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Preston International is a college where students learn and prepare to be people who do great things in their areas of influence, both now and in the future. To facilitate student learning, Preston offers following academic programs.

B.A in Islamic Studies

Our Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (BAIS) degree programme (Usool-ad-Deen) introduces simultaneously the Arabic language and Islamic Studies components. The course material offered is similar to that presented in the Usool-ad-Deen BA programmes at the al-Madeenah University, Saudi Arabia, and al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Why Islamic Studies ?

  • Opportunity to broaden, deepen and enrich their understanding of Islam.

  • Promote the appreciation of Islamic ethics and code of personal practice.

  • Prepare students to contribute in Islamic, multi-religious and multi-cultural environments.

  • Equip students with the skills they need to pursue lifelong learning.

  • Develop critical and analytical thinking skills in students.

Course Distribution

I Year
1) Arabic - I
2) English - I
3) Islamic Doctrines
4) Islamic Jurisprudence - I
5) Prophetic Traditions
II Year
1) Arabic - II
2) Quran Exegesis
3) Islamic Jurisprudence - II
4) Islamic History - I
5) Psychology & Teaching Methodology
III Year
1) Arabic - III
2) Business Ethics
3) Islamic Jurisprudence - III
4) Islamic History - II
5) Islamic Philosophy

The BAIS degree programme provides an Islamic knowledge base enabling students of other disciplines to apply their skills from a Muslim perspective. For the first time in India, this unique course will be taught in English with the curriculum combining the components of Western and Eastern practices.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years Non-Semester Program
  • Accredited degree by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University & Tamil Nadu Open University
  • English & Tamil Medium
  • Career Oriented Program
  • Course material similar to BA Programs of Madeenah University, Al Azhar University, Cairo and Omm Dhurmann University, Sudan
  • Adherence to the Quran and Sunnah
  • Proficient faculty members from Islamic University of Madinah
  • Arabic Language taught intensively
  • Interactive online classes with eminent scholars from across the globe


Career options after BAIS

  • Imamate (India/Abroad, Strong foundation in Quran/Sunnah)
  • Islamic Studies Teacher (Teacher Training Foundation)
  • Daee (English and Communication Skills)
  • Administrator of Islamic Institutions
  • Translator (Intensive Arabic Language)
  • Business Consultant (Islamic Organizations / Centers)
  • Researcher (Islamic Organizations /Centers)
  • Sister enabled to guide/teach/bring up the next generation
  • Further Islamic studies: MA & PhD (Accredited BA)
  • Regular Academic Progress in Disciplines like MA, MBA etc.,