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Department of Linguistics

University School of Languages,

Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009.

Phone : +91-79-26302382

                  Director         :           Prof. Vasantkumar M.  Bhatt

                                                                     Head              :           Dr. (Mrs.) N. A. Gandhi

           

Introduction

Brief  History

The department of Linguistics was established as an independent department in 1961.From 1957 to 1961 it was working as a part of the department of Gujarati under the headship of Dr. Prabodh Pandit. Dr. Pandit, the world renounced eminent scholar of Linguistics was the head of the department upto 1964. He left for Poone and then for Delhi as a Professor of Linguistics in the Delhi University. Then Dr. H.C. Bhayani took the charge as the head of the Department. He worked as a head upto June, 1974. Dr.  Yogendra Vyas was appointed as a Lecturer in the department in Nov. 1969. He became the Head after Dr. Bhayani, i.e. in June 1974. Dr. Arvind Bhandari was appointed as a lecturer in Aug. 1980. He became the Head after Dr. Vyas i.e. in Nov. 2002. Dr. Nilotpala Gandhi was appointed as a lecturer in Nov. 1990. Dr. Bhandari was appointed as a Registrar of Guj. Uni. in Feb. 2006. Dr. Gandhi is in charge head of the dept. The department has produced 6 Doctorates in the subject. Dr Yogendra Vyas and          Dr. Shantibhai Acharya have done their Ph.D. in Dialectology- Dr. Vyas on Bhili dialect and Dr. Acharya on Halari Dialect. Dr. Bhandari did his Ph.D. in Comparative study of Gujarati Marathi Language. Dr. Gandhi did her Ph.D. in Sntax( Active and Passive construction of  Sanskrit). Dr. B. Mallikarjunam did his Ph.D. in Speech Therapy, and Dr. pinky Pandya did Her Ph.D. in Syntax( Auxilliary verbs in Guj.).

Seminars and Workshops conducted by the Department

(1)     International Seminar on Gujarati Migrants in Dec. 1980.

(2)     Summer School in Linguistics in May-June, 1983.

(3)      National Workshop on Lexicography in Nov. 1990.

    Major Research Project undertaken in the Department.

(1)The Phonemic And Morphemic Sequences in Gujarati- By Dr. Prabodh Pandit.(Assisted

      By Mr.Jagdish Dave).

(2) Major Research project on Kacchi Dialect-By Dr. Shantibhai Acharya.

(3) The role of Language in teaching of Mathematics in Primary Schools- by Dr. A.V. Bhandari.

    Projects undertaken by the Department in Collaboration with

    The Gujarat State Text Book Board.

(1)The Basic Vocabulary in Gujarati-1990-91

(2)The Dictionary for the school children which decide the exact meaning of a word.-1996.

(3)Variations in Spellings in Gujarati-1999

Present Scenario

   

    The Department runs two courses-(1) The subject is offered as a subsidiary subject in M.A.

(with any one of the languages)and (2) Diploma in Linguistics- (two yrs. Course)

The Lecturers and the teachers of languages want to know about language and the application

Of  Linguistics in  the teaching of languages, so they want to learn the subject. For them the department runs a diploma course and their classes are taken on the weekends.

                           

Infrastructure & Facilities

    The department is a part of  the University School of Languages. It uses the building and the

Infrastructure Facilities of the School.

                           

Highlights

   

    The department provides the teaching of an inter disciplinary subjects. It offers the diploma course to the graduates of any faculty. It wants to develop new subjects like Computational Linguistics, So the students can have the scopes in many other departments of other universities who run the technical courses like NLP (Natural Language Processing) and Machine Translation. If the Students study these courses they have better opportunities in the modern times of Technology.

Courses Offered

Course -   1

Course Name                                        :          M.A. ( Subsidiary)

Course Type                                          :         Grant in Aid

Intake                                                   :           75

Eligibility                                               :           Gratduation Any faculty

Subject offred/ Specialization                  :           -------

Duration                                                :           Two  years

Course Commencement                         :           June

Admission Proccess                              :           By Merit

Fees                                                     :           Rs. 410 (for boys), Rs. 210 ( for Girls) ( As per Guj.Uni.)   

Course Offered at                                   :           School of Languages

Future Career opportunity/ Placement:                  As Lecturers in colleges or Teachers in Schools.

                                                                        Research asstistant  in  NLP Courses                          

Course - 2

Course Name                                        :        Diploma in Linguistics

Course Type                                          :        Grant in Aid

Intake                                                   :         75

Eligibility                                               :        Graduation Any faculty

Subject offred/ Specialization                  :           -------

Duration                                                :         Two years

Course Commencement                         :           June

Admission Proccess                              :           By Merit

Fees                                                     :           Rs.  410 (for Boys) Rs. 210 ( for Girls)(As per Guj. Uni.)               

Course Offered at                                   :           School of Languages

Future Career opportunity/ Placement:                 As a Language teacher or a Lecturer                           

                                                                        Research Assistant in NLP Courses

Faculty

Name                                       :           Dr. (Mrs.) N. A. Gandhi

Qualification                            :           M.A., DIL, Ph.D.

Designation                             :           Reader & HoD

Areas of Specialization            :          Sanskrit, Linguistics, Semantics & Sociolinguistics

Contact No.                              :           26302382 (O) 26402710 (R )