The Jawaharlal Nehru University has given green signal to the proposal for introducing three new language courses. The new course will include Certificate of Proficiency in Computational Linguistics, Certificate of Proficiency in Pali and Master’s (M.A.) in Sanskrit. According to the JNU officials, these new courses will help reach out to the wider public and will also help to revive these languages.
The decision regarding the introduction of the new courses was approved during the 147th Academic Council which took place on Friday i.e. 5th Oct 2018. The new courses will be offered by the Special Centre for E-learning which was opened recently at the university campus. The Special Centre is established with an aim to introduce more such certificate and proficiency courses in online mode as the e-learning module allows a large number of aspirants to study as compared to the numbers in classroom teaching.
The university is planning to introduce more such initiatives which will help promote high quality higher education in the JNU to aspirants across the country. This is because there are not many universities in the country which offer language courses in Sanskrit and Pali in online mode.
Moreover, the University Grants Commission Regulations regarding the minimum qualification for appointing new teachers and academic staff in colleges and universities and to also follow the UGC - Promotion of Academic Integrity & Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions.