Looking for Foreign language courses in BHU, Admission process for 2019-2020, Entrance exam and Dates? — This guide will provide all the information.
Founded in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is one of the oldest and most prestigious Central Universities in India. It is the largest residential university in Asia with over 12,000 students living on campus.
The university has two campuses, 3 institutes, 16 faculties, 140 departments, 4 advanced centers and 4 interdisciplinary schools spanning a vast range of subjects pertaining to all branches of humanities, social science, science, technology, commerce, management, medicine, performing arts and visual arts at Varanasi and Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha in Mirzapur district.
Foreign Language courses in BHU – Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and largest faculty and occupies a unique position in the history of BHU. Realizing the great importance of foreign languages in India, Several foreign languages were established long back which impart teaching in many foreign language courses in BHU at various levels under the departments of Foreign Languages, French Studies, German Studies, Arabic Studies and Persian Studies.
The centre produces some of the finest foreign language teacher, interpreters and translators and numerous foreign language experts. Due to the overwhelming popularity and a huge demand for Foreign language courses in the market, BHU caters to the needs of a very large number of students who want to make a career in foreign languages. BHU will be definitely rank among top 10 Universities in India in the field of language learning.
1) Department of Foreign Languages – Russian and Chinese
The Department of Foreign Languages offers various part-time Diploma and full-time degree courses. At BHU, Department of Foreign Languages has the distinction of conducting teaching programmes in seven major Asian languages and European languages; namely, Chinese, Japanese, Sinhalese, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Polish.
The Department of Foreign Languages also planning to introduce degree courses in Japanese and several languages of the Southeast Asian countries following the recent thrust of our government towards Look East policy. These programmes range from Certificate/Diploma courses in all the languages to BA (Hons.), M.A. and Ph.D. Currently, the courses offered are:-
- BA (Hons.), M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese and Russian.
- 2 year Part time Diploma in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Sinhalese and Polish.
2) Department of German Studies
The Department of German Studies of Faculty of Arts teaches German both as full-time and part-time courses covering language, literature & linguistics. It is today only one of such Department in the entire region of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Eastern and North-Eastern India, where one can study German from Beginners’ Level through BA, MA and to Ph.D. in German Studies.
Department of German Studies maintains a good level of co-operation with establishments and institutions from German Speaking countries, namely Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Regular visits of many distinguished scholars from German speaking are arranged. The dept. runs 2 year part-time Diploma and full-time B.A. (Hons), M.A. and PhD Program in German.
3) Department of French Studies
The Department of French Studies courses are designed to acquire not only the French language skills & efficiency but also actively involved in research in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. The Department of French Studies offers 2 year part-time Diploma and full-time B.A. (Hons), M.A. and PhD Program in French.
4) Department of Arabic Studies
Started in 1917, the Department of Arabic studies has been conducting Research in the area of Arabic literature (modern and classical) and Arab History and Culture and other allied subjects. The centre offers full-time B.A. (Hons), M.A. and PhD Program in Arabic. It also offers 1 year Part Time Certificate, 2 year Diploma and 2 year PG Diploma course in Arabic.
5) Department of Persian Studies
The Department of Persian studies was established in 1922. If you’re interested in learning Persian Language in India, then the Department of Persian Studies offers full-time B.A. (Hons), M.A. and PhD Program in Persian. It also offers 1 year Part-Time Certificate, 2 year Diploma and 2 year PG Diploma Course in Persian.
Admission procedures – Eligibility, Date and Entrance Exam
UG, PG and Ph.D. ENTRANCE TEST (UET/PET/RET) 2019-2020
For admission in B.A. (Hons.) in Arabic, Persian, Chinese, German, French and Russian, The minimum eligibility is passed or appeared 10+2 or equivalent Examination securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
For admission in M.A. in Arabic, French, German, Persian, Russian and Chinese, The minimum eligibility requirement is B.A. with PG Diploma/Advanced Diploma in the concerned language (Arabic / French / German / Persian / Russian / Chinese) securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate both at B.A. and Diploma levels.
For admission in Ph.D. (Doctoral) programme in Arabic, French, German, Persian, Russian and Chinese, The minimum eligibility requirement is Masters degree in the concerned or any one of the allied subjects (Arabic / French / German / Persian / Russian / Chinese). At least 55% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
BHU Research Entrance Test (RET) is a paper-pen based research entrance test directed for Ph.D. Admission in BHU. RET consists 3 stages and Ph.D. aspirants need to clear each stage of this exam in order to be considered for Ph.D. Admission.
For Admission in Part-time Certificate and Diploma Language Courses, ONLY Regular students of the BHU currently enrolled in any on-going full-time course within the Main Campus of BHU can apply. The Affiliated Colleges and Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, Mirzapur are not eligible for these short-term courses.
BHU conduct Undergraduate and Postgraduate All India Entrance Tests, hereinafter called “UET” and “PET” respectively. The entrance exam for 2019 UET/PET will be conducted in April-May, 2019. Admissions will be made according to merit in the UET / PET, subject to fulfillment of eligibility requirements and availability of seats in the particular course.
Every year in February, one can apply online by completing the online application form. Admit Card is issued one week prior to the exam. All India entrance examination is conducted in April-May. The result is announced mostly in the 1st-2nd week of June. Check BHU website for entrance exam dates, application form, admit card, exam centres, exam pattern, result, cut off and counselling process.
BHU Full-Time Language Courses 2019 (UET / PET)
- Start of Online Application Process – 10th February, 2019.
- Closing of Online Application Process – 09th March, 2019.
- Date of BHU Entrance Exam (UET/PET) – 12th May 2019 (UG) and 18th May 2019 for (PG).
- Admission and Registration for selected candidates – June-July 2019.
- Courses offered (UG)— BA in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Persian and Russian.
- Courses offered (PG) — MA in Arabic, Persian, French, Chinese, Russian and German.
PET-2019 will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) modes whereas UET-2019 will be conducted both in the pen – paper (OMR based) and Computer Based Test (CBT) modes. Test in both the modes would be conducted on the same date and at the same time with the same question paper.
BHU Part-time Language Course Admission 2019-2020
In the month of August, 2019, one can apply online for 1 year Part-time Certificate Courses in Arabic and Persian, 2 years Part-time Diploma Courses in French, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Persian, and Korean, and Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Arabic and Persian.
Only Regular students of the BHU currently enrolled in any on-going full-time course within the Main Campus of BHU can apply. Final year student cannot apply for Diploma Course and PG DIPLOMA Courses are open to all. A student can apply for ONLY ONE course i.e. Certificate or Diploma in any language.
BHU Language Department – Contact Details
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