The University of Delhi offers M.A. BENGALI course to its students.
It is offered by the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies and under the Faculty of ARTS.
I. The courses are devised in a way to cater the needs of the people of India
irrespective of caste, culture and religion. Our language teaching programme are
conducted in a unique way, giving maximum importance on the linguistic and
literary aspects of the language and to create an awareness of language as the mode
of communication and icon of national affinity.
II. The programmes offered by the Department are self-explanatory, which provide a
scope to conceptualise the idea of ‘unity in diversity' or the concept of ‘India as one
Nation' though represented by various linguistic groups. In a pluralistic country
like ours, it is needless to question the authenticity of such courses popular in a
premier university of the country.
III. Our programmes contribute immensely to the government approaches of national
integrity by highlighting the salient features of different languages in search of pan-
Indian tradition and promoting value-based education. To break the barriers of
religious, caste and socio-economic disparity among people of our country, our
courses are re-designed in regular intervals.
IV. In a way to achieve the national recognition through the commonness in the
linguistic features, the languages are studied in a comparative and contrastive
perspective. Such commonness is also found in the multifaceted human
communication through literature, culture, art and folklore studies. We are
planning to include these areas of studies in future.
V. Since this is the age of inter-net and information technology, we sincerely believe
that it is the right time to create a space for utilizing our languages in accordance to
the demand of the time. And when our government is keen in introducing Indian
languages in the new world of communication, we hope to remodel the courses to
suit the demands based on the changing scenario of Indian society.
VI. The Department is significant as it is functioning in a multi-lingual and multicultural
cities like Delhi where people from different regions inhabit and students
from all over the country come for studies and research. There is a growing need
for the children to learn their mother tongue and the Department is useful in
providing such opportunities.
VII. The Department also undertakes research programmes in collaboration with other
departments like English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Linguistic, Anthropology, Sociology,