DEPARTMENTS48 FACULTY OF ARTS ARABICMajor Activities Arabic Language, being official language of 18 countries, with whom India has very good friendly relations, the Arabic Department pays more attention to the Modern Arabic language and literature so that the students who are graduated from this University may represent before the Arab world a true picture of the Country. Seminars/Conferences attended 41st Session of All India Oriental Conference held at Shri Jagnnath Sanskrit Vishavavidyalaya, Puri, (Orissa) from December, 14-16, 2002. Several books have been purchased to enrich the Departmental Library run under DSA Programme. The faculty members and scholars participated in the seminars, conferences, workshops organized by various Universities and institutions in India and abroad. programme Appointment of Teachers to Higher Assignment Visiting Professorship offered to Dr.
The other major thrust area is to bring out the manuscripts and to publish them to show that the Indian Scholars of Arabic language are not behind the Arab Scholars whose mother tongue is Arabic. Two day National Seminar on Classical Arabic Poetry from Pre-Islamic Period to Abbasid period held at University of Mumbai from February, 18-19, 2003. The Department also organized the special lectures by different scholars. Bhikshu Satyapala by the Mahachula longkorn Rajavidyalaya University and Mahapanya Vidyalai, Hat Hai, Bangkok, Thailand.
This institution has published several Arabic books and known all over the world for its contribution to Arabic Literature.
= 2 Seminars/Conferences held One day National Seminar on " The Arabic Syllabi of Colleges and Universties in India : Problems and Solutions" was held in the Department of Arabic on March, 24, 2003. The Department nourishes true international culture. Most of the Students and Research scholars are from foreign countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, U. The Department has been able to procure the copy of a rare manuscript of a pali Vyakarana. XXII of the Research Journal `Buddhist Studies' has been published.
The Department is known for the higher learning and research. pali literature and Buddhist Sanskrit Literature so that the students, who are graduated from this University may represent before the academic and intellectual worlds, a true picture of Buddhism and Buddhist Studies.
This Department, as a centre for DSA in Buddhist Studies, is working satisfactorily in the thrust areas fixed by UGC i.e.
09 17Seminars/Conferences held One International conference and 40 weekly seminars held in the department.
Research Publication Buddhist Studies (Journal vol. Research Schemes Title Pali Dictionary Editting of 6 Rare Manuscripts Publications Book Published Origin and Nature of Ancient Indian Buddhism. Bhikshu Satyapala Sponsoring Organisation At individual Leval At individual Leval ENGLISHReport not received51 GERMANIC AND ROMANCE STUDIESMajor Activities In recent times, the Department has successfully run the restructured M. Programmes in French, German and Hispanic Studies and introduced the M. Thus, allowing the students to acquire a more global view, sensitising them to historical and philosophical developments that have gone into the making of Europe and also providing a deeper understanding of other culture whose profiles have been largely shaped through developments sparked off in Europe. programmes in line with the approach of the restructured M. The focus has not only shifted to cultural studies but has also been given a European dimension rather than being limited to individual countries. Having initially enlarged its scope of study from language teaching to the study of literature, history and translation, the Department has moved on to include in its focus the language of the media and the development of philosophical ideas. In the present context of globalisation and increasing interaction with as well as dependence on the world outside, the University should recognise the importance of learing foreign languages and studying other societies and cultures.