The Department of Languages which exists since the inception of the institution in 1969, presently offers Hindi, Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil and French. Coming under the Deanery of Humanities and Social Sciences, the named languages are offered as second language in all the UG programmes. In addition, French is offered in BHM, BCA, BBA F & IB, MBA (T&T) and MA in Int. Studies, and German in BCA and MBA Programmes as elective papers. The Department offers ten languages – Spoken Kannada, Vedic Maths, Wikipedia Education Programme, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese as choice based certificate courses to all disciplines across the University. Since 2016 -17, the Department has an agreement signed with Alliance Française de Bangalore and Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore to offer international certification for the DELF courses which correspond to two levels (A1 & A2) in the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).