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Updated on 06 Feb, 2014

The School of Foreign Languages is one of the 21 Schools of Studies at IGNOU, established in 2007, with an aim to:


  • Offer innovative, flexible and cost-effective foreign language programmes to learners from all sections of the society.
  • Offer programmes based on the specific needs of the learners.
  • Promote communication across borders and countries.
  • In view of the existing demand due to its multiple practical applications, the study of foreign languages is gaining lots of importance in the academic studies, and the demand is growing continuously.

The School works in collaboration with other Schools of the University to develop manpower for a number of sectors, like foreign language requirements for scientists, agricultural experts and trade specialists.

The globalisation of business has led to the demand of specialized foreign language experts. The expertise in foreign languages can be a valuable addition for all manner of professionals. It also offers programmes specific to the requirements of organizations like the Indian navy.

Brochure for Diploma in Chinese Language and Culture