The Department of Modern Indian languages is a multi lingual department consisting of Seven Indian languages namely Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi and Kashmiri. Article 351 of our constitution envisages the development of national languages to project the composite culture of our country. With the noble and specific idea of strengthening National Integration through the study of these languages and literatures, teaching of regional languages was introduced in Aligarh Muslim University in the year 1959 as part of the Department of Hindi. Gradually teaching of Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Bengali was started at various levels such as Certificate and Diploma courses, Subsidiary subjects at B.A (Hons) and optional subject of study at M.A.Hindi course.
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