School of Languages
Undergraduate Program of Chinese Language and English/Hindi
Seacom Skills University established in compliance with West Bengal Government’s Policy (Gazette Notification no. 142-Edn(U) dated 31/01/2013 and legislated by West Bengal Act VI of 2014.
Seacom Skills University is founded upon the core belief in the inseparability of knowledge and skills. It deliberately dismisses as archaic and counterproductive the divisive dichotomy between thinking and doing , contemplation and action. Naturally, the pedagogical principle at work here is not merely “learning by studying”, but the more holistic “learning by doing”. Education without contemporary competency is shunned at SSU. This University equally values (in principle) and emphasizes (in practice) multiple dimensions of learning, namely “what do”,” why do” and” how to”; and simultaneously works towards inculcating, among students and teachers alike, the indispensable attitude of “want to”. The “habit” of “effective education” is cultivated at the meeting ground of knowledge, skill and desire called the Seacom Skills University.
Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China and is one of the oldest universities in China. As one of the first batch of the universities in China, was supported by the central Government at the seventh and eighth five-year plan, as well as China's “Project 211” and “Project 985” to develop into a world-class university. Now, Xi’an Jiaotong University is on the List of World-class Universities and First-class Disciplines (abbreviated as “Double First-class”) released in 2017 by the Ministry of Education of China, as a Double First-class university in Category A, which means that the government will support it financially to develop into a world-class university, and its eight disciplines into the first-class level in the world.
Xi’an City, Records the great changes of the Chinese nation just like a living history book, called Chang’an in ancient times, Xi’an is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River basin area of the country. During Xi’an 3100 years’ development, 13 dynasties places their capitals here.
I. Course Overview
This program is designed for India students with interests in Chinese language and Chinese culture. It aims to enable students to master Chinese language knowledge and skills comprehensively and systematically, learn about Chinese culture and condition of modern China, possess the ability to promote communication and research in Chinese language and culture, and finally help graduates of this program to become specialized Chinese language major talents with upper humanistic accomplishment and superior intercultural communication skills.
Students of the Program mainly study Chinese language knowledge and skills, with basic knowledge in the field of Chinese culture, literature, business and trade etc. involved.
Detailed mission is listed as below:
- Master basic linguistic knowledge of Chinese language, and be capable of Chinese language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, translation and interpretation at a high level;
- Learn Chinese traditional culture, contemporary social customs, and the national condition of China;
- Be qualified to apply Chinese language in the affairs in the field of economy, culture, education etc. related with China;
- Master skills in document indexing and data inquiry, have the ability to do research in Chinese.
III. Direct Discipline and Related Disciplines
- Direct Discipline: Chinese Language and Literature
- Related Disciplines: Philosophy, History, Economics
IV. Length of Study, Degree to Obtain and Graduation Requirements
- Length of study: 5 years ; 3 years on campus learning in India + 2 years on campus in China
- Degree: Bachelor Degree of Arts
- Graduation Requirements: Obtain 155 academic credits and 3 extracurricular practice credits, pass the HSK level 5 test (201 points) and accomplish the graduation thesis defense
V. Who are eligible for joining the program?
Those who are citizens of a country other than The People’s Republic of China; Those who are in good health; those who are in possession of high school diploma. Applicants must meet all the above requirement.
VI. Admission contact:
11, Kendua Main Road, Kolkata, 700084
B.A + M.A in English, Bengali, Sanskrit
M.A + Ph.D in English, Bengali, Sanskrit
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
The Department of English is staffed by a committed team of professors and has attained a high standard of academic excellence. The programme in English has been designed to provide students with a strong foundation in English Literature. Covering a wide range of texts, authors, movements, literary trends, theories and schools of criticism, the course equips students for further study and research in the subject. Students are encouraged to participate in the teaching-learning process to develop their skills for original, independent and analytical thinking and appreciation. Strategies of teaching include the lecture method, audio-visual techniques, student seminars and class discussions. Continuous Internal Assessment is an integral part of the curriculum.
DEPARTMENT OF BENGALI
Department of Bengali perhaps gets students with good potentials and knack for literature. The main thrust areas of this department Pre modern Bengali literature, modern Bengali fiction, Bengali poetry, Tagore: Biography & Literature etc. The department organizes special lectures and seminars on the conventional issues of Literature and other valuable areas of literature beyond syllabus. The faculty members of the department carry out intensive research work in various areas of language and literature and its multi disciplinary components.
DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
This ancient Subject gives an opportunity to the students to learn Sanskrit, the classical language of the Indian subcontinent. The oldest stage of the language is that of the Veda, the fundamental scriptures of Hinduism which date back to some twelve centuries BCE. The classical stage of the language is the vehicle of a vast and varied literature from epics and poetry to Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain religious and philosophical texts, and scientific treatises on everything from astronomy and architecture to law and linguistics. The candidates pursuing this course from SEACOM can opt for doing the Masters or can also apply for teaching in schools, apply for government jobs, enagage in translation work etc.