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Arabic course can get you a good job

Arabic courses can fetch you a job in electronic media organisations where one can do translations and can give voice-overs.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 12:27 IST

When Faizal started studying Arabic, he had no idea what wonders it would do for him. But today, he is working in a big electronic media organisation in the Capital where he helps in translations and giving ‘voice-overs’ to the latest news and developments broadcast by various Arabic news channels of the region.

The trend of Arabic seems to have sunk in. When the Arabic department of Delhi University opens for admissions, professors expect a considerably higher number of applicants for the certificate, diploma and masters level programmes it offers.

Ever rising demand, and an almost stagnant supply of persons equipped with Arabic language, in the last few years have only meant ever rising perks for a few students well versed in the field.

“With the improved Indo-Gulf relations, and 22 gulf countries having Arabic as their official language, anyone who completes a masters has an assured job”, explained Professor MN Khan, Head, Arabic Department, DU.

• Expanding media interest in the gulf region means new posts to translate the
Arabic news
• Embassies of the gulf countries in Delhi want staff to also understand Arabic
• Companies in Gulf region prefer to employ those know the local dialect

First Published: Jun 17, 2006 12:27 IST