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Monday, January 31, 2011

Key centres for study of foreign languages

A list of universities and the courses offered

Choices aplenty: Osmania University offers M.Phil and PG diploma courses in French, Arabic, Persian and other languages 

Let us look at some institutions that have facilities for learning foreign languages.
This university with Hyderabad as its headquarters has regional centres at Lucknow and Shillong.
Contacts: The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad-500 605; Ph: 040-27098131, Web: www.efluniversity.ac.in

Moti Mahal Campus, 2, Rana Pratap Marg Lucknow-226 001; Ph: 0522-2216073
NEHU Permanent Complex, Umshing-Mawkynroh, Shillong - 793022; Ph: 0364-2231648
Academic structure
The university has 11 schools and 38 departments, as shown below.
School of English Language Education
English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies
Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation
Training, Development and Education
School of Language Sciences
Phonetics and Spoken English
Linguistics and Contemporary English
Computational Linguistics
School of English Literary Studies
English Literature
English Literature of Commonwealth countries
American and Caribbean Literatures
Literary Theory and Criticism
School of Distance Education
English Language Teaching, Linguistics and Phonetics
Literatures in English
Distance Education in Foreign Languages and Literatures
School of Communication Studies
Media and Communication
Journalism and Mass Communication
Film Studies and Visual Communication
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Arts, Aesthetics and Comparative Philosophy
Comparative Literature
Cultural Studies
Social Exclusion Studies
Hindi and India Studies
Translation Studies
School of Middle-East and African Studies
Arabic Language and Linguistics
Arabic Literature
School of Asian Studies
Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies
Persian Studies
Turkish Studies
School of Germanic Studies
German Language and Linguistics
German Literature
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Austrian and Swiss-German Literatures
School of Romance Studies
French Studies
Francophone Studies
Hispanic Studies
Portuguese Studies
Italian Studies
School of Russian Studies
Russian Language and Linguistics
Russian Literature

Academic programmes:

Main programmes at Hyderabad:
English: Ph.D., M.Phil., five-year integrated M.A. English and MCJ,
two-year M.A., two-year M.A. TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), two-year M.A. English, linguistics, 
B.Ed. English, Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English.

In addition to these classroom programmes, there are facilities for distance education for programmes such as Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., and PG Diploma/ Certificate in the Teaching of English.

Foreign languages

Research programme: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Advanced diploma: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Five-year integrated M.A. course in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Two-year M.A. course in Arabic and French
PG diploma in the Teaching of Arabic

Diploma: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Certificate of proficiency: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Lucknow centre: Five-year integrated M.A. English, two-year M.A. English, PG diploma in the Teaching of English, M.Phil. and Ph.D. (linguistics and phonetics), part-time courses in French and German.

Shillong centre: five-year integrated M.A. English and MCJ, two-year M.A. English, PG Diploma in the Teaching of English, M.Phil. and Ph.D. (English language education), part-time courses in German

University of Delhi
Ph.D.: German, Hispanic, Linguistics, Persian
M.Phil.: Arabic, Bulgarian language, French, German, Hispanic Italian, Linguistics, Persian, Russian
M.A.: Arabic, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Linguistics Persian
B.A. (Hons): French, German, Persian, Spanish, Zongha, Arabic,
Diploma / certificate/others: advanced diploma: applied linguistics, Bulgarian/ Croatian / Czech / French / German/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Modern / Persian / Polish / Russian / Serbian / Slovak languages
Contact: 011-27667853; web site: www.du.ac.in

BHU, Varanasi
Ph.D.: Different departments
M.A.: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Persian, Russian, Nepali, Pali, linguistics
One-year PG Diploma in Japanese Studies
B.A. (Hons): Arabic, Persian, Pali, Nepali, Chinese, German, French, Russian, linguistics
Undergraduate diploma (two years): Arabic, Chinese, French Studies, German Studies, Nepali, Persian, Russian, Sinhalese
(There may be differences in the programmes during certain academic years.)
Web site: www.bhu.ac.in

University of Madras
The Department of French and other Foreign Languages, Chepauk, Chennai-600005 offers the following courses:
M.Phil.: French
M.A.: French
Diploma/ certificate: French, German, Italian, Spanish
Ph: 044-2539 9424; web site: www.unom.ac.in

Osmania University, Hyderabad

M.Phil.: Arabic, French
M.A.: Arabic, French, Persian

PG Diploma: Translation in Arabic, Applied linguistics

Junior Diploma: French, German, Russian, Arabic, Persian (admission after Plus Two)

Senior Diploma: French, German, Russian (admission after Junior Diploma with at least 50 per cent marks or a Bachelor's degree in the second class)

Advanced Diploma: French, German, Russian (admission after Senior Diploma with at least 50 per cent marks)


Jamia Millia Islamia

Ph.D.: Arabic, Persian
M.A.: Arabic, Persian
B.A. (Hons): Arabic, Persian

Advanced Diploma: Modern Arabic Language and Translation, Modern Persian, Turkmenian, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian

Diploma: Modern Arabic, Modern Persian, Turkemenian, Turkish, Pashto, Kazhaki, Uzbek, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian

Certificate: Modern Arabic, Modern Persian, Turkmenian, Turkish, Pashto, Kazhaki, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian
Ph: 011-26981717, website: http://www.jmi.ac.in

University of Mumbai

Ph.D.: Arabic, French, Persian

M.A.: Arabic, French, Persian
B.A.: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Pali, Persian, Portuguese, Russian,

Advanced Diploma: Arabic, German, Russian

Diploma: Arabic, French, German, Pali, Persian, Russian

Certificate: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Polish, Russian.



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