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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 programme for learners from all sections of the society.
  • Offer programmes based on the specific needs of the learner to create pool of specialized foreign language experts.
  • 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 human resources for a number of sectors, like science, technology, humanities, social sciences and commerce.

The globalization of business has led to the demand of specialized foreign language experts. The expertise in foreign languages can be value addition for professionals of different sectors. The School also offers programmes specific to the requirements of organizations like the Indian Army, Navy and Air force.


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[Updated on 04-Oct-2023]