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(a) First year of three-year B.A. programme of all Languages:

Candidates seeking admission to the first-year of the 3 year-B.A. Programme in the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies shall be examined on the basis of their general language and aptitude test. The questions shall be of objective type and shall be within the broad spectrum of General Knowledge, General English and Elementary Knowledge on the culture and civilization of the languages/country concerned.

(b) Second year of three year B.A. programme in Foreign Languages :

Question paper for the entrance examination will be set in respective foreign language and answers also are to be given in that foreign language. Adequate proficiency is required in spoken and written language concerned, knowledge of basic and applied grammar besides some competence for simple translation from the language concerned into English and vice-versa, familiarity with the culture and civilization of the country concerned.

(c) Part Time Programme: Candidates seeking admission to Certificate of Proficiencey(Part-Time) Programmes of Study in the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies shall be examined on the basis of general aptitude test. The questions shall be of objective type and shall be within the broad spectrum of General Knowledge, General English.

(d) M.Phil./ Ph.D. & M.A. Programmes:

(1) Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies

(a) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Persian

i) Proficiency in spoken and written Modern Persian.
ii) Sound knowledge of Persian Literature

(b) M.A. in Persian

i) Grammar
ii) Translation from Persian into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard)
iii) Outline of Persian Literature
iv) Short essay in Persian

(2) Centre of Arabic and African Studies

(a) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Arabic

Good command of Arabic Language and Literature with adequate orientation to Arabic Language and Literature. Entrance Test is intended to adjudge the ability of the candidate to assess, analyse and evaluate linguistic and literary works as works related to Arab Culture and Civilzation. The test is also intended to examine the research aptitude of the candidates. Candidates will be required to answer questions on language, literature and Arab Culture & Civilzation.

(b) M.A. in Arabic

i) Grammar
ii) Translation from Arabic into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard)
iii) Outline of Arabic Literature
iv) Short essay in Arabic

(3) Centre for Japanese and North-East Asian Studies

(a) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Japanese

i) Good proficiency in written and spoken language.
ii) Ability to use original sources for research.
iii) Familiarity with the literature of the language concerned.
iv) Familiarity with the history, society and culture of Japan.

(b) M.A. in Japanese

i) Grammar
ii) Short essay on topic of general interest.
iii) Joyo Kanji
iv) Translation of passages from Japanese into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard)
v) Japanese Society, Culture and Literature

(4) Centre for Chinese and South-East Asian Studies

(a) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Chinese

i) Proficiency in written and spoken language
ii) Ability to use original sources for research
iii) Familiarity with the literature of the language concerned

(b) M.A. in Chinese

i) Grammar
ii) Short essay on topics of general interest
iii) Chinese characters
iv) Translation of passages from Chinese into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard)
v) History and Culture of China

(5) Centre for French and Francophone Studies

(a) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in French

Ability to analyse, assess and give a critical appraisal of theme related to French and Francophone Studies (Language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Culture and Civilisation)

(b) M.A. in French

There are two specializations: 1) Literature; 2) Translation & Interpretation.

All the three sections (Literature, Translation & Interpretation and Civilization) are compulsory for all the candidates seeking admission to M.A. Ist year. Their entry into the Literature/Translation & Interpretation specializations will be based on their performance in the written and oral tests.

Questions will be on the following broad areas :

  i) French Literature;

 ii) Translation and Interpretation; Ability to translate and interpret general texts from English into French and vice-      versa respecting the structure and the idioms of the two languages;

iii) French Civilization: familiarity with the general framework of French History, Geography and Institutions of       France.

(6) Centre of German Studies

(a) M.Phil./Ph.D. in German

The research programme for the M.Phil. / Ph.D. degree broadly encompasses the following areas:

i) 20th century German Literature in socio-historical perspective.

ii) Specialised problems of theory of literature and sociology of literature in comparative contexts.

iii) Reception of German literature in the Indian context - also with reference to problems of translation.

iv) Contrastive linguistics studies

v) Theory and practice of translation

vi) Applied linguistics & Foreign Languages Didactics with special reference to German as target language.

vii) German as a Foreign Language and Multilingualism.

The written test is intended to evaluate the aptitude and competence of candidates seeking admission to the M.Phil. / Ph.D. programme on the basis of their knowledge in the areas of German language, literature, social history, culture and civilization of German speaking countries, Theory of Literature and Translation, linguistics and didactics of German as a foreign- language corresponding to M.A. level.

(b) M.A. in German

Candidates seeking admission to the M.A. programme are expected to possess knowledge of German language equivalent to Oberstufe and knowledge of culture and civilization of German speaking countries, history of German literature of B.A. (Hons) level as well as ability to linguistically analyze and translate general texts from German into English and vice-versa.

(7) Centre of Indian Languages

(a) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Hindi & Urdu

Candidates will be examined in the following areas:

Concepts of literary criticism; problems of historiography of respective literatures; social contexts of different literary periods; modern thought and ideologies; research aptitude (through appreciation of modern text).

(b) M. Phil./Ph.D. in Hindi Translation

Candidates will be examined in the following areas: Theories in Translation and practice.

(c) M.A. in Hindi and Urdu

Candidates will be examined for their knowledge of main literary trends, authors of texts of respective literatures and for their ability to do critical appreciation of a given text and interest in Mass Media (only in Urdu).

(8) Centre of Russian Studies

(a) M.Phil./Ph.D. in Russian

Good command over Russian language; sound knowledge of theoretical aspects of language and literature and the history of their development, particularly in the proposed field of research, ability to analyse and sustain scientific argument.

(b) M.A. in Russian

Good proficiency in written and oral expression in Russian : Basic knowledge about Russian and Soviet Literature, theory of literature, Phonetics and Introduction to Linguistics, ability to translate newspaper material.

(9) Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies

(a) M.Phil./Ph.D. in Spanish

The candidates are expected to be proficient in the language. In addition they ought to possess a good knowledge of the important movements and authors of Spanish and Latin American literature, besides being well versed in the history, culture and civilization of the Spanish speaking countries. The students are also expected to have knowledge of problems of translation.

(b) M.Phil. in Portuguese

The candidates are expected to be proficient in the language. In addition they ought to possess a good knowledge of the important movements and authors of Portuguese and Brazilian literatures, besides being well versed in the history, culture and civilization of the Portuguese speaking countries. The students are also expected to have knowledge of problems of Translation and linguistic differences between Portuguese speaking regions.

(c) M.A. in Spanish

The candidates are expected to have a fair degree of proficiency in the written and oral expression of the language. The candidates will also be expected to be familiar with the history of Spanish and Latin American literature, as also of the history, culture and civilization of the Spanish speaking countries.

(10) Centre of Linguistics and English

(a) M.Phil. / Ph.D.

The question paper of the M.Phil. / Ph.D. programme of the Centre will be in three parts. One part shall be for those with M.A. in Linguistics, the second part for those with M.A. in English and third part for those with M. A. in any subject. The candidates will be required to attempt question of only one of the three parts of their choice.

 i) For research in Linguistics: Candidates with M.A. in Linguistics will be examined in Phonetics, Phonology,      Acoustic Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Field Methods, Areal Linguistics, Language Topology,      Historical and Comparative Linguistics, Constrastive Linguistics and Language Teaching, Linguistic Theories      and Model of various Schools, Indian Linguistic tradition, Semiotics and Cognitive Linguistics.

ii) For research in English : Candidates with M.A. in English will be examined in English Literature, English      Language, Structure of English, Literature in India and other Third World Countries, Literary Theory,      Relationship between Literature, Culture and Society.

(b) M.A. in Linguistics

Candidates may be examined in:

Language aptitude, current language situation in India, information about Indian languages, principles and theories of language structure and organisation.

(c) M.A. in English

Candidates may be examined in:

English literature, English language, Literatures in India as well as in third world countries and related cultural issues.

(11) Philosophy

Ph.D. in Philosophy (Modern Western Philosophy only)

(1) Descartes, relation of epistemology, ontology and methodology; (2) John Locke-Political Philosophy (Two Treatise on Civil Government), epistemology and ontology; (3)Spinoza,(4)Bishop Berkeley; (5) David Hume relation of epistemology, ontology and morality in the light of socio-political philosophy; (6) Leibniz (7)Kant esistemology, ontology, and morality (8) Hegel; (9)Marx; (10) Sartre; (11) Bertrand Russel-epistemology and ontology; (12) Moore G.E.(13) Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logic Philosophicus; Philosophical Investigations); (14) A.J. Ayer.

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