TU syllabi in 10 languages soon

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 10:

The Tribhuvan University (TU) is planning to prepare curricula in ten different languages to be offered as optional subjects in the proficiency certificate level under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from the next academic session.

The ten languages are Limbu, Rai, Magar, Tamang, Tharu, Awadhi, Tibetan, Bhojpuri, Thakali and Gurung.

TU rector, professor Dr Mahendra Singh, said the university is working towards formulating curricula of all the languages as per the demands from various ethnic communities.

The Dean Office of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has formed a five-member committee under the convenorship of professor Dr Yogendra Prasad Yadav. The committee consulted experts for preparing the syllabi, Singh said. The varsity office said the languages must have their own dictionaries to be featured in the curricula. “If any language fulfils criteria for 200 marks curriculum, it will be developed,” said Madhav Koirala, an officer.

“Qualified manpower is anot-her criterion,” he said. He said Sherpa language does not have its own written manuscript, hence will use Tibetan manuscript. The Dean Office will provide permission to introduce language subjects.