Ranchi University to get nine departments for tribal languages

RANCHI: Ranchi University may soon get separate departments each for all the nine languages being taught in the tribal regional language (TRL) department.

This has been a longstanding demand and the proposal was approved in the senate meeting of Ranchi University (RU) in August this year.

 Keeping this in mind, RU has planned separate departments for which a nine-member high-level committee has been formed.

The committee will be chaired by Shivshankar Oraon. It has been asked to file a report at the earliest so that steps can be taken towards forming the departments.

Asked when the committee meeting will be held, Oraon said, “We have still not got any notification, but the first meeting will be held in October itself.”

He added that the committee will discuss various points like forming separate departments for all languages, creating posts for teaching and non-teaching staff in all departments and improving infrastructure, among others.

Posts will be created for all departments on the basis of the number of students for each language.

“In the report, we will mention the number of students in each subject according to which posts will be created and other facilities will be decided. At present, Kurukh language has maximum number of students,” Oraon said.

Of the nine languages taught in the TRL department, there are five tribal and four regional languages. The tribal languages are Kurukh, Ho, Mundari, Khadia and Santhali while the regional languages are Nagpuri, Panchpargania, Khortha and Kurmali.

Asked why was it necessary to make separate departments for all languages, Oraon said, “There is only one PG department for all nine languages being taught in the TRL department where more than 800 students are enrolled. It is difficult to manage all these students under one department. Until and unless there is a separate department for each language, quality education cannot be imparted.”

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