[lg policy] India: Not many takers for foreign languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 30 19:25:46 UTC 2009

 Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

The Times of India

Not many takers for foreign languages

When it comes to foreign languages, Panjab university has a lot to
offer but there are few takers for these courses. Except for a few
courses like French and German, the dropout rate is very high in other
languages including Tibetan, Chinese, Buddhistry and Persian, thus
leaving many of the seats vacant.

Explaining the reason for high dropout rate, reader for Tibetian at
PU, VK Singh says, "Initially studying one foreign language was
mandatory for all research scholars including those doing MPhil and
Phd. But then scholars found it an additional liability so it was made

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