DU admissions: Study foreign languages for added edge

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 14, 2015 01:12 IST

If you are applying to the Delhi University and confused about what to study, an undergraduate degree in a foreign language will give you a competitive edge.

Department of Germanic and Romance studies in the university offer bachelor of honours courses in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Until two years ago, for those wanting to apply for the course had to appear for an entrance test.

Now, admissions to these undergraduate courses are done on the basis of the marks scored by the applicant in her the Class 12 boards.

“If the student studied the language that she is applying for in Class 12, there will be no disadvantage. However, if the she did not study the language that she is applying for, there will be a 2.5 percent disadvantage in the best of four,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean students welfare. Officials of the department of Germanic and Romance studies, however, feel it is better if the student studied the language in Class 12. Students who want to study further can continue at the university as the department also offers master, MPhil and Phd programmes.

Students need to apply for these courses in the centralised OMR forms. Considering the CBSE also offers courses in French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, students wanting to study further can continue at the university as the department also offers master, Mphil and Phd programmes.

“Departments also offer scholarships funded by foreign governments. They also offer exchange programmes with different universities in other countries,” a faculty at the German studies department said.

These are bachelor of honours courses, but in the same department they can also learn Portuguese and Romanian which are certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses.

Other foreign language courses offered by the university are- advanced diploma in Russian, Polish, Hungarian, diploma in Czech, Croation, Serbian and certificate in Bulgarian, Slovak, among others.

Study foreign languages at
St. Stephen’s College
Ramjas College
SGTB Khalsa College
Miranda House
Daulat Ram College
College of Vocational Studies
Sri Venkateshwara College

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