European varsities to have courses in Hindi

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Nagpur, Nov 6 (UNI) Universities in Europe will soon have courses in Hindi, based on the model syllabus designed by Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University (MGIHU), headquarter at Wardha in Vidarbha region in Maharashtra.

The decision was taken at a workshop on Hindi held at the Hungarian capital Budapest recently, according to MGIHU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof G Gopinathan who was part of the workshop. The model syllabus has been designed by the MGIHU and the Agra-based Central Hindi Institute (CHI), Prof Gopinathan told UNI.

European universities would design graduate and post-graduate courses in Hindi, on the basis of the model syllabus, and it would also produce multimedia content for such courses in cooperation with foreign experts, he added.

The multimedia content would be produced by a consortium of MGIHU, CHI, National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), he said, adding that assistance would be sought from the Ministry of Education and the Department of Official Language for the purpose.

These organisations, would also cooperate with foreign universities to design bilingual and multilingual courses in Hindi, Prof Gopinathan said.

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