HYDERABAD: The importance given to Urdu language in Telangana has increased after it was declared as second language of the State. However, there are no takers for a course in the language offered by University of Hyderabad and it is not offered in the academic year of 2018-19. UoH VC P Appa Rao said that they wanted to continue Integrated Masters (IMA) course in Urdu even if they received at least five applications. “We did not get even five applications last year. Therefore, we have discontinued IMA Urdu course,” said UoH VC Appa Rao at a press conference held on Wednesday.
Apart from this, IMSc Earth Sciences, four MPhil courses including Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation, Comparative Literature, Indian Diaspora, Regional Studies, PhD in Human Rights, PhD in Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation and six other PhD courses. VC said that they do not have regular faculty in Dalit and Adivasi studies and translation centre. “We are operating with faculty from department of Hindi and all of their slots are full. We don’t have faculty in Human Rights department too. The lone faculty member is set to retire in September,” Appa Rao said.
The university is going to introduce and re-introduce six courses in 2018-19 academic year. The courses include Integrated MS.c-PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD Nano Science and Technology, MA, Education, PhD Education, PG Diploma in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics and PhD Translation Studies.
Backlog PhD should be cleared before Nov
The university officials said that there will be more PhD seats from next season as 66 students who were given a chance to clear their PhD course have to complete it by November this year.