First Orientation Course for Hindi Teachers in Foreign Countries

First Orientation Course for Hindi Teachers in Foreign Countries

18 October – 1st November 2010

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[A Central University Established by an Act of Parliament ]

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University) was established by the an Act of Indian Parliament in 1997 with an object to facilitate Hindi becoming an International language and to generate reading material in various disciplines of knowledge in this language and also provide facilities for higher research and teaching through Hindi in subjects like Comparative Literature , Linguistics , Non-Violence and Peace, Dalit and Tribal Studies, Buddhist Studies, Women Studies, Diaspora Studies, Translation & Interpretation, Anthropology, Forensic Sciences, Film and Theatre Studies, etc. The very name of the university reflects its firm commitment to the Gandhian philosophy as a guiding factor of entire curriculum. Keeping in view the ground realities and the fact that India is a fast growing economy and on the threshold of becoming an international business hub, the Uni-versity has started courses in Hindi Language for foreign students also, which include functional, literary and cultural aspects.

Amongst several multidimensional objects of the University, one is to strengthen various institutes and the departments imparting the knowledge of Hindi language and literature throughout the world by updating them in teaching methodology and techniques, as well as with the most relevant study material. With this mandate, the University has decided to organize orientation and refresher courses for the teachers of such international centers at a regular basis.

As a part of this endeavor, the University announces its first orientation course for the Hindi teach-ers of international community. The two weeks course is scheduled in the second half of October this year. University will provide accommodation and meals in its Father Camille Bulke International Hostel, to and fro inland travel cost to reach to the university to all the international participants along with study material as well. However, the participants will have to bear the cost of their international travelling.

The university campus is located on the highway connecting Wardha to Nagpur, an important city of Central India. One can reach Nagpur by Air from Delhi or Mumbai or Wardha by train from all impor-tant cities of India. Although this is a university still under formative years, however a taste of architectural aesthetics could be felt in its beautiful buildings which include School of Translation and Interpretation, School of Language, Mahatma Gandhi Fuji Guruji Center for Peace Studies , Administrative building, In-ternational Students Hostel, Hospital, Women Hostel, Boys Hostels and the Central Library. There are sev-eral other buildings coming up very fast.

Since, the course can accommodate maximum 15 participants at a time; you are requested to nominate one or two teachers from your institute/department at the earliest so as to reach us by 31st August 2010. However, the university reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of participants in spe-cial circumstances. A detailed program and the elaborated course content will be provided to the nominated participants separately.

Should you need any further clarification in this respect, please feel free to contact Ravi Chaturvedi,Ph.D:

Ravi Chaturvedi,Ph.D

Coordinator

Foreign Students’ Courses Committee

& Professor, Dept. of Theatre and Film Studies

Email: ravicvdi@gmail.com; Phone:+91 93140 53883

Website: http://www.hindivishwa.org