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IGNOU, Kanshiram varsity join hands to promote Urdu

04 June, 2010

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Manyavar Sri Kanshiram Ji Urdu Arabi-Farsi University (UAF), Lucknow, have joined hands to start study centres in each district of Uttar Pradesh to promote teaching of Urdu at certificate, diploma and degree levels.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IGNOU and Urdu-Arabic and Persian University was inked on April 1 for cooperation in achieving the common goals of higher education.

UAF University was setup by the U.P. government in October 2009 with a view to promote Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages and to enable the linguistic minorities to become employable by acquiring higher and need-based education.

Both the Universities have agreed to offer joint degree, diploma and certificate programmes with particular emphasis on the promotion of Urdu, Arabic and Persian, along with vocational and other important subjects.

This shall include vocational and other courses run through Urdu medium as well as through distance learning and online mode. Both the Universities will undertake and support staff training in techniques and management, facilitate inter-institutional communication links, support evaluation and applied research, he said.