Indian Language Studies

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
    Phone: 033-22410071
    Website: www.caluniv.ac.in
  • Benaras Hindu University
    Varanasi – 221005, Uttar Pradesh
    Phone: 0542-2307140
    Website: http://www.bhu.ac.in
  • University of Mumbai
    Address: M.G. Road, Fort,
    Mumbai – 400032;
    Phone: 022-22652819
    Website: http://www.mu.ac.in/courses/arts.html
  • University of Lucknow
    Lucknow – 226007, Uttar Pradesh
    Website: http://www.lkouniv.ac.in
  • Madras University
    Chepauk, Chennai – 600005
    Phone: 044-25367654
    Website: www.unom.ac.in

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.

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