Now a days Chinese language 'Mandarin' is in so much demand in Madhya Pradesh that the government has decided to launch a 5 year integrated course in the Mandarin at the Sanchi University of Buddhist India-Indic Studies. This course will be one of its kind in the Central India. The university has already been receiving requests from different parts of India to start a full fledged course in the Chinese language.
"On the students demand, a decision has been taken to start the five-year integrated program," said Vijay Dubey, university's assistant director.
He also said that the university started a certified course in the Chinese language last year." "We have 20 students enrolled in the course, including four officials from Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), who have come to do the basic Chinese course due to their border posting."
Such an integrated course will be in the interest of the students and the university as well. Officials said "for the students, knowing Chinese attracts good job opportunities in China and companies world over, including India."
Officials further added "the university has one Chinese faculty as of now. It will recruit professors of Chinese language and will get in guest faculties from China and other places for running the five-year integrated program in Mandarin."
The class will consist of the students who are enrolled in the certified course and fresh students. The admission criteria will be high school however; students will have to appear for the test conducted by the university.
Assistant professor, Prachi Agarwal told TOI that the decision to start the integrated course in Chinese language was taken after interest shown by a number of students. "Our certificate course is already hit among students", she said, adding that there is a huge demand to learn Hindi in China as well."
Khemraj Sharma, student of university's on going Chinese certificate course said, "There are very less educational campuses in the country that have courses in Chinese language. It is good that Sanchi University has come up with the plan to introduce a proper PG course. This will not only help students of the country but also from other countries."