Foreign Languages

History of the Centre

Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, is home to an ever growing list of MNCs, BPOs ,has witnessed a staggering growth, in terms of advancement in Information technology, in the domain of Trade & Commerce, Hospitality Industry and Tourism Industry. This spiraling growth has fuelled the entry of many Foreign Companies, which has made Communication in foreign language an integral part of professional career.

 Centre for Foreign Languages , established in 1985, in the Bangalore University, has tirelessly worked to transform the lives of many students who aspire to think ‘global’.

 In its march towards this goal, the Department of Foreign Languages today offers ELEVEN foreign languages NAMELY French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Italian, Finnish, Russian and Arabic. These languages are available in following courses : Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma and Advance Diploma.( Regular & Weekend)

Apart from these courses, the department offers:

M.A in French : Regular and by correspondence

M.A in Japanese: Regular.

From academic year 2015-16: M.A in German and M.A in Spanish (Regular) are going to begin.

Ph.D programme in French

 Having grown in stature, the Department has set standards of excellence by working in close association with Embassies of different countries & leading MNCs of Bangalore. As a part of its ongoing drive to keep the students abreast of the latest development in communication skills, the Department has strived to revise the syllabi constantly.

 The Department has initiated and developed many courses at the UG & PG levels. It also offers Consultancy and Curriculum design, Projects in intercultural contexts & translations.

 With its team of dedicated Faculty members, the Department of Foreign Languages looks ahead to meet the future challenges of globalization.

Co-ordinator:  Dr. Jyothi Venkatesh

Tenure: 06.09.2013  To until further orders

Contact Us

                  Centre for Foreign languages
                  Bangalore University city campus
                  P.K.Block, Palace road,
                  Bengaluru -560009
 

Tel: 080 22961280
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Sl.No

Language

Course offered

Duration of the course

Eligibility

Intake

 

01.

 

French

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

  • Diploma

8 months

Pass in Certificate or equivalent

30+30=60

  • Higher Diploma

8 months

Pass in Diploma or equivalent

20+20=40

  • Advance Diploma

8 months

Pass in Higher Diploma or equivalent

10

 

02.

 

German

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

  • Diploma

8 months

Pass in Certificate or equivalent

30+30=60

  • Higher Diploma

8 months

Pass in Diploma or equivalent

20+20=40

  • Advance Diploma

8 months

Pass in Higher Diploma or equivalent

10

 

03.

 

Spanish

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

  • Diploma

8 months

Pass in Certificate or equivalent

30+30=60

  • Higher Diploma

8 months

Pass in Diploma or equivalent

20+20=40

  • Advance Diploma

8 months

Pass in Higher Diploma or equivalent

10

 

04.

 

Japanese

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

  • Diploma

8 months

Pass in Certificate or equivalent

30+30=60

 

  • Higher Diploma

 

8 months

 

Pass in Diploma or equivalent

20+20=40

  • Advance Diploma

8 months

Pass in Higher Diploma or equivalent

10

 

05.

 

Chinese

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

  • Diploma

8 months

Pass in Certificate or equivalent

30+30=60

  • Higher Diploma

8 months

Pass in Diploma or equivalent

20+20=40

  • Advance Diploma

8 months

Pass in Higher Diploma or equivalent

10

 

06.

 

Korean

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

  • Diploma

8 months

Pass in Certificate or equivalent

30+30=60

  • Higher Diploma

8 months

Pass in Diploma or equivalent

20+20=40

07.

Italian

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

  • Diploma

8 months

Pass in Certificate or equivalent

30+30=60

  • Higher Diploma

8 months

Pass in Diploma or equivalent

20+20=40

08.

Portuguese

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

09.

Finnish

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

10.

Russian

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

11.

Swedish

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

12.

Arabic

  • Certificate

8 months

II PUC pass

40+40=80

 

 

P.G COURSE OFFERED

13.

French PG course

  • MA French

4 Semester

As per the CBCS Regulations

10

14.

Japanese PG Course

  • MA Japanese

4 Semester

As per the

CBCS Regulations

10

*15.

German PG

Course

  • MA German

4 Semesters

As per the

CBCS Regulations

10

*16.

Spanish PG

Course

  • MA Spanish

4 Semesters

As per the

CBCS Regulations

10

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1Dr..Jyothi VenkateshM.A ,M.Phil , Ph.DAssistant Professor
French-Literature, Linguistics and Translation Profile

Annual Events of the Department:

  1. International language Fair
  2. Japan Habba
  3. Spell Bee contest in French
  4. Japanese speech contest

Workshops and Seminars and Special talks are also arranged.