Does the idea of mixing with different cultures through their native languages allure you? Indian language studies will open a door to the treasure house of literature, which will keep you mesmerized. To be recognized as a professional, you need to pursue a course in Indian language.
In India, the official languages are Hindi and English. In the year 2005, the government of India declared Sanskrit, as the classical language. Other than these, each state has its own official, regional language. The major languages that are spoken by more than 1 million people are – Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Odia, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi, Maithili, Santali, Bhili, Kashmiri, Nepali, Gondi, Sindhi, Kurukh, Bodo, and so on.
You can pursue a course in Indian language at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. Major universities in India offer the language education. Some of the renowned universities offering language courses in India are -
- University of Calcutta, Department of Languages
Address: 87/1, College Street,
Kolkata – 700073
- Benaras Hindu University
Varanasi – 221005, Uttar Pradesh
- University of Mumbai
Address: M.G. Road, Fort,
Mumbai – 400032;
- University of Lucknow
Lucknow – 226007, Uttar Pradesh
- Madras University
Chepauk, Chennai – 600005
After completing post graduation in any of the Indian languages, you can get employment in language study centers, schools, colleges. You can also pursue further doctoral research in the specific language field or work as a linguist.