The Tripura University in Agartala plans to introduce diploma courses in Japanese, Korean, Nepali and Manipuri languages from the next academic session.
The academic council of the Tripura (Central) University has proposed the Union ministry of human resource development and University Grants Commission (UGC) to introduce the new diploma courses.
In a statement on December 23, the university officials said that with the growing prospect of learning foreign languages in the country, Tripura University wanted to start one-year diploma courses on the subjects besides, opening of post-graduate disciplines – national security studies, social work and Manipuri dance.
The statement said the proposed departments and courses will be started in a phased manner once the proposal is accepted and grants are released by the ministry with the concurrence of UGC.
The statement added that the high commissioner of Bangladesh to India Muhammad Imran has interacted with the officials and faculty members of Tripura University on December 22 to explore the possibility of further strengthening bilateral academic relations between the two countries, especially with Tripura because of its geographical proximity, socio-cultural and linguistic similarity.
The high commissioner stated that trade between India and Bangladesh has been growing very fast and at present, the trade volume stands at about $10 billion.