Language Courses Offered in Delhi University

Globalization, mobility, and communications are bringing the world closer day by day and hence increasing the need for global citizens to be competent in other languages. Delhi University offers full-term three year UG, PG, MPhil, Ph.D. as well as part-time DU Language Course in Indian as well as foreign languages. It also has specific departments dedicated to the study of languages.

Part-time certificate courses at DU:

The Department of Germanic and Romance Studies (GRS) offers part-time certificate courses in Portuguese and Romanian at the certificate, diploma and the advanced diploma level. GRS department includes classes for French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian courses, for all the three levels. These part-time courses are not open to outsiders. For enrolling in these courses a student must be part of Delhi University.

The Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies (SFUS) offers part-time courses in Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian and Polish at the Certificate, Advanced and the Diploma level. For enrolling in these courses it is not necessary to be a student of Delhi University. These courses have a duration of one year.

Eligibility for these courses:


Candidates who have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination (10+2) of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with an aggregate of at least 45% marks are eligible to apply. Candidates with Graduation, Post-graduate and above are also eligible to apply.


Minimum qualification required for admission to Diploma Courses is Certificate or an equivalent course in the corresponding language. (Candidates with a gap year or more will be required to pass an admission test and interview to be conducted by the Department.)


The minimum qualification required for admission to Advanced Diploma Courses is Diploma or an equivalent course in the corresponding language. (Candidates with a gap year or more will be required to pass an admission test and interview to be conducted by the Department.)

North Campus College for Foreign Language in Delhi University:

  1. Hansraj College offers a certificate in French, German, Spanish, Diploma in French and German, Advanced Diploma in French and German.
  2. Satyawati College offers a certificate in French and German, Diploma in French and German.
  3. Ramjas College offers certificate French, German, Spanish and Italian.
  4. St. Stephen College offers certificate, diploma and advanced diploma inFrench andGerman.
  5. Daulat Ram College offers certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma in French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
  6. Keshav Mahavidyalaya offers a certificate in French and German.

7. Mata Sundari offer certificate in French, German and Spanish.

8. Miranda House offers a certificate in French, German and Spanish.

9. SGTB College offers a certificate in German and Spanish

  1. Shri Guru Gobind College of Commerce offers a certificate in French and German.

South campus college for foreign language in Delhi University:

  1. College of Vocational Studies offers a certificate in French and German, diploma in French and Germany.
  2. Jesus and Mary’s College offers a certificate in French.
  3. Kamala Nehru college offers certificate, diploma and an Advanced diploma in French.
  4. Shri Venkateshwara college offers a certificate in German.
  5. Gargi college offers a certificate in German.

6.Acharya Narendra Dev College offers Certificate,  Diploma in French, and German& Spanish Advanced  Diploma in Spanish.

7.Bharti College offers Certificate,  Diploma & Advanced  Diploma in French & German.

8.Delhi College of Arts and Commerce offer Certificate in French, German & Spanish, Diploma in German & Spanish.

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Bachelors (B.A.) Courses:

The GRS department also offers a three-year undergraduate course in French, German, Italian, Spanish. Delhi University offers under graduation courses in various Indian languages such as B.A in Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, and Sanskrit.

How to apply: Students can apply to these courses at the start of the application process for undergraduate admissions every year at Delhi University. Admissions are given on the basis of cut off list.

Post Graduate Courses:

Delhi University offers postgraduation courses in collaboration with GRS department in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The student can opt for MA courses in Arabic, Japanese, Russian Studies, Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Pers, an and Bengali. More courses are available for MPhil. The Department of East Asian studies also allows students to take admission in language courses such as Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

The SFUS Department offers Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, and Polish, as an elective course in the MA Russian Studies programme.

How to apply: Admission is given on the basis of score in entrance exam and interview.

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Ph.D. Programmes:

The GRS department of Delhi University also offers Ph.D. programmes students can enroll for languages like French, Italian, Spanish and German. Ph.D. programme is also available in languages like Arabic, Linguistics, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, and Urdu.

How to apply: Candidates wishing to enroll in a doctoral programme need to apply by submitting an application to the head of the respective department.

Learning a language other than mother tongue is full of advantage. To understand one’s culture one needs to learn the language of that culture.One participates more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if one knows another language. Moreover, studying foreign language enhances one’s opportunities in various work areas.

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Anushikha Chaudhary


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  2. I recently gave my 2nd semester exams .Am i eligible for foreign language course ?As my collage also offer these language courses ,what i need to do for admission ?

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  4. i want to apply for french coursse i am in 2 semester from bvb .how can reapply in your collage for 1st semester

  5. I am doing my bba from IP university just give my bba second semester exam I want to pursue Japanese language from Du Sol Can I do it with my regular college of ip

  6. I m persuing bcom programme from sol 1st year . Can i eligible for take admission in language course regular…..

  7. when admission will start for french language course plz details all about that bcoz i searched a lot about this nd i m getting confuse

  8. How can i apply for diploma in French language by miranda house and what will be the fee structure .i have just given my 12th from bseb and scored 57.6% is their any issue with it.

  9. Right now I m doing b.a final year from Motilal Nehru college .
    May I apply for foreign language course from my college ?

  10. Hi,

    I have done my B1 french level from Pondicherry, Now I want to do MBA in the French language. thus want to know the procedure for the same. kindly confirm when languages course’s classes will be started. or can I eligible for MBA Course from DU. or advance diploma?

  11. hey, can anyone tell me that what can i do if i am not a student of delhi university and want to take admission in GRS bcz right now i am working in private sector plz tell me

  12. if we want to apply now so can we apply or the dates were over of application in all du colleges….plzzz let me knw…i want to pursue french lang course from du….

  13. Is there korean langauge available ???? if yes then what is the procedure i am graduated in BA from pune university.please suggest me


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