Source: Yougle Bhaskar (Dainik Bhaskar-15-June-2018)

The scope of Portugal Language at Global Stage

The scope of Portugal Language at Global Stage: Opportunities |  Scholarships |

Key Institutes

1. Delhi University

The University of Delhi is a premier university of the country with a venerable legacy and international acclaim for highest academic standards, diverse educational programmes, distinguished faculty, illustrious alumni, varied co-curricular activities and modern infrastructure. Beginning with three colleges and 750 students, it has grown as one of the largest universities in India with 16 faculties, over 80 academic departments, an equal number of colleges and over seven lakh students. Over 500 programmes offered by the University are approved by Academic and Executive Councils, out of which 209 programmes are being considered for NAAC accreditation purpose. The various departments are located in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Inter-disciplinary and Applied Sciences. S.P. Jain Centre for Management Studies is also located at the South Delhi Campus. Besides these, the Campus has a good library, a Health Centre, a Bank, a Post Office, DTC Pass Section and administrative and examination blocks. South Campus also provides some residential quarters for faculty members and the non-teaching staff. Outstation students are offered accommodation in three hostels.

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2. Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University is the foremost university in India and a world-renowned centre for teaching and research. Ranked number one in India by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a Grade Point of 3.91 (on a scale of 4), JNU was ranked no 3 among all universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, Government of India, in 2016 and no 2 in 2017. JNU also received the Best University Award from the President of India in 2017. Several academic Centres of the university have been declared by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to be ‘Centres of Excellence’. These are the Centre for Historical Studies, the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, the Centre for Political Studies, the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, and Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, all in the School of Social Sciences. In addition, three Science Schools – School of Physical Sciences, School of Life Sciences and School of Environmental Sciences – have also received UGC’s recognition as Centres for Excellence. The Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, has also been identified for Departmental Research Support under the Special Assistance Programme of the UGC. JNU itself has been given the status of the ‘University of Excellence’ by the UGC.

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3. Jamia Millia Islamia University

Jamia Millia Islamia,  an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’.On 1 March 1935, the foundation stone for a school building was laid at Okhla, then a non-descript village in the southern outskirts of Delhi. The basic emphasis of Jamia was on evolving innovative education methods. This led to the establishment of a teacher’s college (Ustadon ka Madrasa) in 1938. In 1936, Dr. M.A. Ansari passed away. On 4 June 1939, Jamia Millia Islamia was registered as a society.

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4. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan an internationally reputed institution dedicated to the promotion of education and culture is a charitable public trust founded by Dr. K.M. Munshi on November 7, 1938. From the small beginning, the Bhavan has grown into a great intellectual, cultural and educational movement with 112 Kendras in India, 8 overseas Centres (in United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Portugal, South Africa, Kuwait, Mexico and Australia) and 280 constituent institutions, besides a number of affiliated colleges. The academic year, which starts normally in July and ends by last week of April is divided into two terms – July to November and November to April. The number of working days during the year is approximately 170. The College observes all Public Holidays as notified by the Government of India. Bhavan has a Reference Library. Facilities are provided to read the books and journals in the library itself. Bhavan’s Placement Cell provides help in placement facility to the eligible students on the basis of their performance in the mid-term examination, class learning and essential skills acquired by them for the job. Recruiters are invited to interview the students. Students are also recommended to institutes/organisations for internship/employment according to their competence.

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5. Goa University

Goa University was established under the Goa University Act of 1984 (Act No. 7 of 1984) and commenced operations on 1 June 1985. The university provides higher education in the Indian state of Goa. Over the past 30 years, the University has steadily expanded its reach, both in terms of the number of affiliated colleges – professional and general education numbering to 56, as well as the diversity of courses offered. These colleges offer various courses leading to a degree at graduate, post-graduate level. 12 of them are also recognized as research centres to offer Ph.D. programmes. The University has 26 Departments and 2 Centres (Table 1) offering 33 programmes leading to Masters degree, 21 programmes leading to M.Phil. Degree and 25 programmes leading to a Ph.D. degree in various disciplines. In addition, 9 research institutions in various disciplines situated in the state of Goa are also recognised for research programmes leading to Ph.D. degree by the University.

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6. Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre

Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi, organises courses in Portuguese Language & Culture in A (A1 & A2) and B (B1.1 & B1.2) levels. Courses conform to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. Classes are held thrice weekly and a certificate is awarded to all the successful students. Centre also organises special courses from time to time throughout the year.
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7. The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture

The idea of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (RMIC) was conceived in 1936 as one of the permanent memorials to Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) on the occasion of his first birth centenary. It was formally established on January 29, 1938 as a branch of the Ramakrishna Mission to propagate the message of Vedanta as propounded by Sri Ramakrishna. After functioning from different rented accommodation in North and Central Calcutta, the Institute was shifted to South Calcutta; first to a house donated by a devotee, and eventually to its present and permanent premises at Gol Park in 1961. An annexe to the main building, similar in aesthetic design, was commissioned in 2005. The entire building complex was deemed a ‘Heritage Building’ by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in 2007 and continues as such.

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