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A short course in Sanskrit language will soon be launched by IIMC. A three-month certificate programme will be offered to students.

A short course in Sanskrit language will soon be launched by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). The decision regarding the same was taken last week by the executive council of the premier institute and was announced on Thursday. A three-month certificate programme in Sanskrit journalism will be offered to students who wish to pursue a course in the classical Indian language, said IIMC director general KG Suresh.

Department of Indian languages

'We have set up a new unit known as the department of Indian languages that will offer courses in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha. They will look after the language part while we will draft the curriculum,' Suresh said.

On whether there is a market for Sanskrit journalism, Suresh said, "There are a few Sanskrit publications. Besides, All India Radio and Doordarshan have programmes in the language. Our research has shown there is a growing market for journalism in Indian languages."


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