JNU pondering over establishing School for Indian Languages and Research
Jawaharlal Nehru University is pondering over setting up School of Indian Language and Research. The courses will be offered in Hindi, Urdu, Assamese and Kannada. The varsity is also mulling to offer language courses such as Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Russian and Persian with the help of its school of language, literature and cultural studies.
An official said, “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."
He added further, "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."
Recently, the university had overruled the proposal of introduction of short duration courses in Indian Culture and Yoga. This proposal was made by JNU administration with the directions of University Grants Commission (UGC) and Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry. The school of language, literature and cultural studies was founded in the year 1969 with an objective to provide quality studies in teaching and research in languages and literature and culture of India, Europe and Asia.