Languages

The Department of Languages has been in existence since the inception of the erstwhile Christ College in 1969. Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and French besides Additional English were offered as second language in the UG Programmes. Over the years, with superannuation of the faculty and decreasing numbers, some of the languages were dropped. The Department presently offers Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil and French.

Vision

To create an understanding and awareness of the Indian heritage of Language, Literature and Culture.

Mission

To build linkages in linguistic, literary and cultural sensibilities through innovative pedagogy, experimental methodology and practical technology

Overview

All the languages have their own beauty and vibrancy. While the Indian languages are presented in their historical and cultural form, the foreign languages provide all the cross cultural nuances to students on the threshold of geographical and professional mobility. In order to redefine the role of second language in the curriculum of HE, the Department has moved from just the study of ‘second language’ to the study of language, literature and culture. The curriculum includes art forms like music, theatre, painting, sculpture and films to introduce the students to the five decade old Indian civilization and culture and to offer them an aesthetic experience.

Students are encouraged to share their cultural knowledge imbibed from their family through Bhasha Parishat or Centre for Culture to see the glorious tradition of Indian heterogeneous culture with a diachronic and synchronic approach. The Wikipedia project undertaken by the Indian language students in association with the Centre for Internet and Society for the digitalization of literary texts is the largest platform in Asia. Bhasha Utsav and Ethnic Day, the major festival of the Department brings the entire University together as one family. The Kannada Sangha, Publication wing of the Department of Kannada, renowned all over the country, has to date 253 publications to its credit.

Message

from the HoD

 

India is rich with  different cultures, literatures and linguistic expressions and this diversity is the most unique feature of our great nation. It is through the development of strong sense and knowledge of their own cultural history, arts, languages, and traditions that students can build a positive cultural identity and self- esteem. Unfortunately Indian languages have not received their due attention and care with the country losing over 220 languages in the past 50 years. The NEP 2020 recommends for the need of more higher education institutions that offer programmes using mother tongues as medium of instruction in order to  is promote the strength, usage, and vibrancy of all Indian languages. Strengthening the departments and programmes in Indian languages, comparative literature and  creative writing is the need of the hour. 

All the languages have their own beauty and vibrancy. While the Indian languages are presented in their historical and cultural form, the foreign languages provide all the cross cultural nuances to students on the threshold of geographical and professional mobility. In order to redefine the role of second language in the curriculum of HE, the Department of Languages has moved from just the study of ‘second language’ to the study of language, literature and culture. The curriculum includes art forms like music, theatre, painting, sculpture and films to introduce the students to the five decade old Indian civilization and culture and to offer them an aesthetic experience.

Students are encouraged to share their cultural knowledge imbibed from their family through Bhasha Parishat or Centre for Culture to see the glorious tradition of Indian heterogeneous culture with a diachronic and synchronic approach. The Wikipedia project undertaken by the Indian language students in association with the Centre for Internet and Society for the digitalization of literary texts is the largest platform in Asia. Bhasha Utsav and Ethnic Day, the major festival of the department brings the entire University together as one family. The Kannada Sangha, Publication wing of the Department of Kannada, renowned all over the country, has to date 253 publications to its credit.

From a department, complacent in offering second languages,  the department has come a long way. With the flexibility afforded by the autonomy status to the institution in 2005, the department resorted to a revamping of the syllabus with an annual review of the same and a complete change over, once in three years. The shift to language, literature and culture has brought the desired impact, creating an awareness through talks and panel discussions. While Yakshagana and Bhasha Utsav & Ethnic Day, introduced since 2006 have been ideal platforms to showcase the folk arts and connect the youth to their roots, culture and tradition; the language competitions have offered the perfect space to encourage literary and artistic skills.

In response to the demands of a University to create and disseminate knowledge, the faculty have made significant contributions in peer reviewed journals, including a major research project and three monographs. It has also initiated  collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, quality publications, consultation services and international collaborations. 

Dr Sebastian K A
hod.languages@christuniversity.in

Faculty

List

Name
Specialization
Campus

EUNHEE PARK

BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr KRISHNASWAMI P

Arts - Kannada BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr MALLIKA KRISHNASWAMI

English BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr MEGHA

Hindi DELHI NCR CAMPUS View

Dr NAGALAKSHMI S

Sanskrit BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr RATHI M T

Kannada BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr SEBASTIAN K A

Hindi BANGALORE CAMPUS View

SWARNALATHA P

French BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr TANZIL ANSARI

French DELHI NCR CAMPUS View
Name
Specialization
Campus

ANANDA

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

ANTO LEO MARIADASS

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

ASHWINI R R

Kannada BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

ASWATHI SOANA S R

SPANISH BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

CHETHAN M B

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

DEEPAK KUMAR GOND

Hindi BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

GEORGE JOSEPH

Hindi BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

KAVITHA SWAMY

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

LALITHA K

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

MERITA SHANTHARAJ

BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

MONICA RACHEL P

FRENCH BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

NAGENDRA H G

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

NANDINI A R

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

POOJA B V

HR AND FINANCE BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

RAJESH V

KANNADA BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

RAJITA NAIR

HINDI BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SARALA V

Tamil BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SOUMIYA JATLA

BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SUJATA

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View

VEENA K G

KANNADA BANGALORE YESHWANTHPUR CAMPUS View
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Name
Programme

CHANDAN KASHYAP S K

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

JAGADEESWARAN SAI GOVARDHAN

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

MOAMENLA LONGKUMER

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

NADAR NIKITA JOHN A RAJAN

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

NELSON VARGHESE

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

RAIMA BHAUMIK

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

SANDEEP V

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

TANIA JOY

PhD-Cultural Studies (June Batch)

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