information about the Department
The Department of Foreign Languages has been
established in the year 2007 with an objective of enabling the students to
learn and acquaint with modern foreign languages and cultures of the world.
Foreign language learning improves the intellectual capabilities of the
students. “People who speak two languages have more grey matter in the language
region of the brain; the earlier they learned the language, the larger the grey
area (Mechelli et al, 2004). A language represents the ‘thought’ of a culture
(Humboldt) and learning a language allows one to come into contact with the
‘thought’ and culture of another society. Thus foreign language learning
enables the learner to achieve clarity about one’s own culture and to develop liberal attitudes towards ‘other’.
Academics, Translation, Diplomatic service, Mass media, Journalism, Creative
writing and Copy writing are the key career areas in languages. Globalization
and economic liberalization (India, 1991) increased the demand for foreign
language experts globally. Foreign language experts are in demand for sectors
like IT and ITES, Hospitality, Tourism, and Media. Currently the department
designs and offers part time and other courses at various levels in three
foreign languages; French, German and Russian.
The Department of Foreign Languages aspires to evolve as global centre for foreign language learning , teaching and research through collaborations with national and international universities, with IT enabled services Industry, and with the Government and society in the field of foreign language studies for accelerating socio-economic development of the nation and world.
To transform the foreign language learners ready for global careers by ensuring deep insights into other global cultures and Languages.
To impart the relevant in foreign language skills for changing requirements of global IT and Financial careers
Fostering linkages between the academics, business and industry.
.Adopting the best pedagogical methods in order to maximize knowledge transfer to ensure outcome based education in foreign languages
Upholding democratic values and an environment of equal opportunity for everyone vis-à-vis preparing the students as global humane citizens