Foreign Courses Offered In Delhi University

Foreign Courses Offered In Delhi University
Foreign Courses Offered In Delhi University

Delhi University (DU) is renowned for its diverse academic offerings, and foreign language courses are no exception. Whether you’re passionate about culture, communication, or global connections, DU provides an array of language programs that can enrich your educational journey. In this blog, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of foreign language courses offered at DU.

Types Of Foreign Courses

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Regarding foreign language courses at the University of Delhi, students have two options.

  1. Part-time courses (Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma).
  2. Full-time degree programs (BA, MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D.).

There are roughly 24 DU colleges, like Hindu, Hansraj, St. Stephen’s, Daulat Ram, JMC, Gargi, LSR, Ramjas, and many more, with varied foreign language courses in Delhi University.

For part-time courses, you have to contact the relevant colleges. Every college has a different admission procedure and dates. Admission is made once a year, mainly through cut-off marks. There is also a possibility of direct entry if applicants are less than the total number of seats.

For Full-Time courses, the Arts Faculty, through various departments, offers PG Diploma, PG Advanced Diploma, BA, MA, M.Phil., and Ph.D. in different languages.

Zakir Husain and Jesus & Mary College also run the UG degree programs. Admission is entrance-based; in some cases, UG programs are mostly made through a merit list.

The arts faculty also conducts part-time classes in Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, and even some less popular languages like Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Swahili, Tibetan, etc. These courses are not available in any colleges affiliated with DU. In addition, the Arts faculty does not offer part-time courses in some of the famous European and Far Eastern languages.


Courses Offered

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North Campus Colleges

St. Stephen’s College, University Enclave – Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in French, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Japanese. Certificate and Diploma in Arabic, and Certificate in Persian.
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Pitampura – Certificate in French, German, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
Satyawati College, Ashok Vihar – Certificate & Diploma in French and German.
Daulat Ram College, Maurice Nagar – Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
Hansraj College, Malka Ganj – Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in French and German.
Ramjas College, Maurice Nagar, Delhi University – Certificate in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese & Chinese, Diploma in French, Japanese, Korean & Chinese, and Advanced Diploma in French.
Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Pitampura, Near Sainik Vihar – Certificate in French and German.
Mata Sundri College, Mata Sundri Lane – Certificate in French, Spanish, and German.
Miranda House, Patel Chest Marg – Certificate in French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and German.
SGTB Khalsa College, Mall Road – Certificate in French, Spanish, Russian, German, Korean, Chinese & Japanese, and Diploma in Spanish & German.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Karampura – Certificate in Russian.
Hindu College, University of Delhi – Certificate in French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Zakir Husain College, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg – Certificate in Russian.
LakshmiBai College, Ashok Vihar – Certificate in Chinese and Japanese.
Kalindi College, East Patel Nagar – Certificate in Chinese.
Shyam Lal College, Shahdara – Certificate and Diploma in German, Spanish, French, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Advanced Diploma in French.

South Campus Colleges

Jesus & Mary College, Chanakyapuri – Certificate in French and Spanish.
College of Vocational Studies, Sheikh Sarai Ph-II – Certificate, and Diploma in French and German.
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Netaji Nagar – Certificate in French, German & Spanish, and Diploma in Spanish & German.
Acharya Narendra Dev College, Govindpuri, Kalkaji – Certificate in Russian, Certificate & Diploma in French, Spanish, and German & Advanced Diploma in Spanish.
Kamla Nehru College, August- Kranti Marg – Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in French
Bharti College, Janakpuri – Certificate in Russian, French, Chinese & German and Diploma & Advanced Diploma in French & German.
Sri Venkateswara College, Dhaula Kuan – Certificate in German and Chinese.
Gargi College, Siri Road fort – Certificate in German.
Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar 4 – Certificate in Russian.
Ram Lal Anand College, South Moti Bagh – Certificate in Chinese and Japanese.

Faculty of Arts:

Arabic: Certificate Course in Modern Arabic
Buddhist Studies: Certificate Course in Pali Language & Literature
English, Germanic, and Romance Studies:
  1. 3-year BA (Hons.) in French, German, Italian, and Spanish
  2. MA in French, German, Hispanic (Spanish), and Italian Studies
  3. MPhil & Ph.D. Program in French, German, Hispanic (Spanish), and Italian Studies
  4. Intensive one-year Full-time Advanced Diploma in Portuguese
  5. Part-time: Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Portuguese & Romanian
Hindi: Certificate Course in Punjabi
Library & Information Science: Certificate Course in Sanskrit
Linguistics: Certificate Course in Urdu

Faculty of Science:

Anthropology: Certificate Course in Swahili Language
Botany: Certificate Course in Science & Sports Journalism
Chemistry: Certificate Course in Travel and Tourism
Geology: Certificate Course in Counseling & Guidance
Physics & Astrophysics: Certificate Course in Environmental Studies
Zoology: Certificate Course in Russian Studies

Faculty of Social Science:

African Studies: Certificate Course in Swahili Language
Economics: Certificate Course in Science & Sports Journalism
Geography: Certificate Course in Travel and Tourism
History: Certificate Course in Counseling & Guidance
Political Science: Certificate Course in Russian Studies
Social Work: Certificate Course in Japanese

Faculty of Music and Fine Arts:

Music: Certificate Course in French Language

Faculty of Medical Science:

Anatomy: Certificate Course in Science & Sports Journalism
Biochemistry: Certificate Course in Travel and Tourism
Community Medicine: Certificate Course in Counseling & Guidance
Microbiology: Certificate Course in Russian Studies

These courses provide students with an opportunity to learn and explore different languages and cultures, enhancing their global perspective and communication skills. Each college within DU may offer specific language courses, so it’s advisable to check with individual colleges for detailed information on course availability and admission procedures.


How To Apply?

To apply for foreign courses at Delhi University (DU), follow these steps:

  1. Register at the STUDY IN INDIA portal of the Indian Government. After filling out the form, a registration number will be generated. You’ll need this number for the next step.
  2. Visit the Foreign Students’ Registry (FSR) portal. Log in using the UID generated during your Study in India registration.
  3. Upload the required documents, including your study plan (within 500 words), passport copy, transcripts of cleared semesters, and official enrollment verification from your current school.
  4. Pay the online application fee and download the fee receipt.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Courses at DU
Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Courses at DU

The eligibility criteria for foreign courses at Delhi University (DU) vary depending on the specific program. Here are some general guidelines:

B.A. and B.A. (Honours in Foreign Language) Courses:

  • Candidates must have completed a 10+2 level board examination from a recognized board.
  • The aggregate marks required are at least 40% for B.A. and 45% for B.A. (Honours in Foreign Language).

Diploma Courses in Foreign Languages:

  • To be eligible for admission to diploma courses in foreign languages at DU, candidates must have passed the certification exam of Delhi University.
  • Admission is based on merit.

Postgraduate Programs (M.A., M.Sc., etc.):

  • Candidates must hold a graduate or postgraduate degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or foreign university recognized as equivalent by DU.
  • Specific eligibility criteria may vary based on the program.

Foreign Nationals:

  • Foreign nationals can be admitted to various programs at DU under different categories, including self-financing students and those with scholarships from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

Remember to check the specific eligibility requirements for the foreign course you’re interested in, as they may differ based on the program and specialization.


Opportunities And Beyond

DU’s foreign language courses open doors to diverse career paths:

  • Translation and Interpretation: Work as a language expert in international organizations, embassies, or multinational corporations.
  • Tourism and Hospitality: Communicate with global tourists and explore exciting travel opportunities.
  • Media and Publishing: Contribute to cross-cultural communication through writing, editing, or reporting.
  • Teaching and Academia: Become a language educator or researcher.
  • Academic Performance: Multilingual individuals often excel academically due to enhanced cognitive abilities.
  • Better Learner: Each new language you learn provides insights into more efficient learning methods. You develop language hacks and discover ways to learn effectively.

Conclusion

Foreign language courses in universities serve as vital conduits for cultural exchange and global engagement. They equip students with linguistic tools to navigate diverse international landscapes, enhancing career prospects and fostering cross-cultural understanding. Remember, learning a foreign language isn’t just about words; it’s about connecting hearts and minds across borders.

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