A list of universities that offer various courses in foreign languages.

We had discussed in detail the facilities available in the Jawaharlal Nehru University at Delhi for learning foreign languages. Let us look at some other fine centres.

EFLU

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 MA English and MCJ, two-year MA, two-year MA TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), two-year MA 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., MA, 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 MA course in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Two-year MA 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 MA English, two-year MA 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 MA English and MCJ, two-year MA 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

MA: 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

MA: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Persian, Russian, Nepali, Pali, linguistics

One-year PG Diploma in Japanese Studies

BA (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

MA: French

Diploma/ certificate: French, German, Italian, Spanish

Phone: 044-2539 9424; web site: www.unom.ac.in

Osmania University, Hyderabad

M.Phil.: Arabic, French

MA: 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)

e-mail: registrar@osmania.ac.in; web site: www.osmania.ac.in

Jamia Millia Islamia

Ph.D.: Arabic, Persian

MA: Arabic, Persian

BA (Hons): Arabic, Persian

Advanced Diploma: Modern Arabic Language and Translation, Modern Persian, Turkemenian, 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, Turkemenian, Turkish, Pashto, Kazhaki, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian

Phone: 011-26981717, web site: http://www.jmi.ac.in

University of Mumbai

Ph.D.: Arabic, French, Persian

MA: Arabic, French, Persian

BA: 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

Web site: www.mu.ac.in