Admissions 2014

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Language courses are gaining an increased amount of popularity amongst students and adults alike these days. Not only do they help you with skill development, but they also play a crucial role in widening your horizons and introduce you to the inter culturality of various disciplines.

M.A/ M.Phil/ PhD/ BA Hons:

  1. Department of Germanic and Romance studies (North Campus):

Falling under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, this department offers FYUP,MA, Mphil and Phd programs in French, Hispanic, German and Italian studies.
Admission is through entrance tests, the dates of which have been released.


Telephone:91-11-27666426,  91-11-27667725 / Extn. 1296

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Office:Room 37-38, Faculty of Arts, Main Building


  1. Department of Slavonic and Finno- Ugrian Studies (South Campus):

The department offers Phd and Mphil in Russian and Bulgarian language. The admission is through an entrance test:
Total Marks: 100: Written (85) + Interview (15)

Date of Entrance test: 27th June, 2014 from 2.00 pm. to 5.00 pm

Date of Interview:  30th June, 2014

Duration : 2 hours

No.of seats: 30

Other information such as phone number, email ID can be found here-


  1. Department of East Asian Studies:

The centre offers M.A. in Japanese and M.A. in East Asian Studies. It also offers language course in Chinese.

The brochure for admission 2014-15 can be found here-

Other details pertaining to contact number, email id, etc, can be found here-


Diploma/Advanced Diploma:

1) Department of Germanic and Romance studies offers diploma and advanced diploma in French ,German,Spanish ,Italian, Portuguese, Romanian.
Admission criteria: Candidates who have passed the Certificate Examination in a language are eligible to apply for admission to the Diploma Course in that language. Admissions will be made strictly in order of merit of the respective certificate course examination.

Advanced Diploma

Candidates who have passed the Diploma examination in a language concerned from the University of Delhi or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto are eligible to apply for admission to the Advanced Diploma Course in the respective language.

2) Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies

The department offers diploma and advanced diploma in European languages.
For details:


3) Department of African studies:
This department offers Diploma in Swahili language.

For more details:
4) Department of Buddhist studies:
Diploma in Pali and Tibetan language:
For more details:
5) Department of Arabic:
Diploma, advanced Diploma in Modern Arabic
For more details:

All aspirants are advised to keep themselves updated with the deadlines by checking the above websites timely.

Certificate Courses:

Admission criteria: Students who have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination (10+2) with at least 45% marks are eligible to apply. Admission will be made in order of merit based on the degree/certificate in each of the following categories:

I Post-graduate and above

II Graduate

III 10+2.

The admission is direct and on the availability of seats.For eg, for admission to a certificate course in St. Stephen’s, a candidate needs 80% and above in English in 12th standard or equivalent.

The admission for these courses usually begins after the regular admission but students should keep a track of the college website for the same.Classes usually begin from the first week of August and continue until the end of March.The fees for certificate courses can range from Rs.15,000- Rs, 20,000.

List of colleges in Delhi University which offer certificate courses:

North Campus Colleges
Daulat Ram College Certificate,  Diploma, Advanced  Diploma in French, German, Spanish& Italian.
Hans Raj College Certificate,  Diploma, Advanced  Diploma in French & German
KeshavMahavidyalay Certificate  in French & German
Mata Sundari College, Certificate  in French, German & Spanish
Miranda House, Patel Chest Marg, Certificate  in French, German & Spanish
Ramjas College Certificate  in French, German, Spanish& Italian
Satyawati  Collage Certificate,  Diploma in French & German
SGTB Khalsa College Certificate  in German & Spanish
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegeof Commerce Certificate  in French & German
St. Stephen’s College Certificate,  Diploma & Advanced  Diploma in French ,German, Chinese, Japanese.
South Campus Colleges
Acharya Narendra Dev College Certificate,  Diploma in French, German & Spanish Advanced  Diploma in Spanish
Bharti College Certificate,  Diploma & Advanced  Diploma in French & German
College of Vocational Studies, Certificate,  Diploma in French & German
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce Certificate  in French, German & SpanishDiploma in German & Spanish
Gargi College, Siri Fort Road Certificate  in German
Jesus & Mary College Certificate  in French
Kamala Nehru College Certificate,  Diploma & Advanced  Diploma in French
Sri Venkateswara College Certificate in German

2) Department of African Studies, Buddhist Studies, Arabic Studies and Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies also offer certificate courses: For information on them, see the links provided above.

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