Department of

Languages

About

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.

Department

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

 

From a department, complacent in offering second languages, I daresay that the department has come a long way. With the flexibility afforded by the autonomy status to the institution in 2004, 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. Having served the institution in different capacities, I am aware that more is expected by way of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, quality publications, consultation services and international collaborations and I fervently hope that we will be able to, as successfully as we shifted from the real to the virtual mode of teaching.

Dr Mallika Krishnaswami
hod.languages@christuniversity.in

Faculty

Members

Name
Specializaion
Department

EUNHEE PARK

BA LANGUAGES View

Dr GEORGE JOSEPH

MA, PhD LANGUAGES View

KAVITHA A

MA, MA (French) LANGUAGES View

Dr KRISHNASWAMI P

MA, PhD LANGUAGES View

Dr MALLIKA KRISHNASWAMI

MA(Eng), MA(French), MPhil, PhD LANGUAGES View

Dr NAGALAKSHMI S

MA, PhD LANGUAGES View

Dr RATHI M T

MA, PhD LANGUAGES View

Dr SEBASTIAN K A

MA, MPhil, PhD LANGUAGES View

Dr SHIVAPRASAD Y S

MA, PhD LANGUAGES View

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

Department

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CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

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Mission

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