Department of Languages
DoL’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, an Institution of Eminence, is infused with the objectives of enhancing academic capital required for deeper engagement of India with the wider world and creating new opportunities for learners.
In addition to our flagship undergraduate program, BA (Hons.) European Languages and Intercultural Studies (BA ELIS), we house short-term certificate courses and open electives in partnership with international institutes.
With the objective of building and sustaining valued partnerships to not only enhance our study programs but also further India’s engagement with the wider world, we work closely with language centres, cultural institutes, and universities, both in India and internationally.
This is a completely unique take on the best years of my life. The program is like no other. It is fun, engaging, and the faculty is like family. I have a renewed love for languages, a more intense appreciation for linguistics, and all that make languages and cultures for what they are. Absolutely the best years of my life so far.
BA FLIS, 2017-20
For me, the first year of studies was one of the most amazing phases of my life. It is hard to summarize my experiences in a few lines. DoL has given me numerous opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. Special lectures and events such as MILAP increased my enthusiasm. The courses are challenging but very enlightening and I got to learn something new with each course. The environment helped me in gaining knowledge as well as in improving my overall personality. I would like to thank my professors for their encouragement and support and making all the sessions interactive and interesting!
Oshan G Lewis
When I saw the MAHE campus for the first time, I was mesmerized and taken aback a little. It was almost like I was outside Karnataka. Of course, the university's reputation precedes it. The Department of Languages gives ample opportunities to students not only to grow professionally but also personally. It follows a unconventional approach to learning, which is fluid, flexible and suited to individual learning styles.
BA FLIS 2nd Year
My semester at MAHE was a successful experience. I could study and work in a familiar environment where I felt welcomed and where people did their best to let me discover the Indian culture, the projects going on at the Department and everyone working on them made me feel involved in the Department’s life. I admired the enthusiasm that the whole staff put into organising activities and events that contributed to enriching the Department’s academic programme.
Exchange Student, University of Milan
At the Department of Languages, we not only appreciate linguistic diversity but also the natural world. Our students worked on fabric bags with messages revolving around sustainability in different languages.
The Immersion Program, aimed at welcoming new students on board to DoL, is always exciting and informative to say the least. Here is the Gender Sensitization workshop in full swing during the 2019 BA FLIS Immersion Program.
Dr Mohan Kumar, former Ambassador of India to France, in an effective address to the students, shared his experiences of serving in the Indian Foreign Service, how it is the ripe occassion to explore this avenue as a student and the collaborative potential India-EU partnership. Orientation Day | 5th August 2019
DoL's 2022 International Mother Language Day celebrations on Feb 22-23 brings together language enthusiasts and eminent scholars - Dr Martin Kaempchen, Santiniketan; Prof Purushottama Bilimale, JNU, Delhi; Prof Robert Zeydenbos, University of Munich; Prof R.V.S. Sundaram, former Chair, Indian Council for Cultural Relations to explore the richness of Indian languages and their transactions with European languages.
A theatre production reliving the legends of Latin American spirit stories, a hispanic games night while feasting on Nachos and Churros, a surrealist art stall and exhibition, and a groovy Spanish film screening to infuse a dose of Spanish language and Hispanic culture in India on International Spanish Language Day, April 23, 2022.