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Updated on 14 Oct, 2020


The School of Humanities had its genesis at the 8th meeting of the Board of Management, held on the 20th of May, 1988 (Item 8.10). The Mandate of the School was to develop and offer academic programmes not only in English and Hindi but in other Indian languages as well, in order to perpetuate the larger vision and mission of the University.
Foundation Courses in 16 Modern Indian languages have been designed and developed by the School. These are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Sanskrit, Telugu, Urdu, Bhojpuri and Maithili.

The Academic Programmes on offer include: PhD in Hindi and English, Master’s Degree Programme in Hindi, English and Sanskrit and Master of Arts Hindi (Online), Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Hindi, English, Urdu and Sanskrit, Honours in Hindi and English, Postgraduate Diploma in Book Publishing, Diploma in Creative Writing in English, Diploma in Urdu, Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, Certificate in Functional English and Certificate in Urdu Language.

The following aspects are covered in the overall process of programme development:

• Basic programmes in various languages at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate level to strengthen the foundation as well as application oriented programmes in the BDP basket.
• Short, medium and long term courses focusing on the vocational and professional needs of ODL students.
• Various academic initiatives, events and activities to encourage a more creative response from all the stake-holders in an inter-disciplinary framework.

Following the stipulations of the UGC, the School of Humanities is currently engaged in developing new courses under the CBCS scheme.



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