JNU considering setting up of School of Indian languages

Looking forward to promoting studies and research in Indian languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University is considering setting up of a School for the same which will offer courses in Hindi, Urdu, Kannada and Assamese among others.

The varsity offers language courses in French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Persian through its “School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies”, however, none of the Indian languages are on offer for research.

“The university is looking forward to setting up a School of Indian languages which will undertake Masters programmes and research courses in Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese Bengali and Oriya languages,” a senior varsity official said.

“A proposal regarding the same has been sent to all the departments and schools under the university for their feedback on the same. Once the feedbacks are received, the matter will be placed before the Academic Council (AC) for its approval,” the official added. 

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