School of Foreign Language and Literature (SFLL)

With the advent of the age of global economy, the learning of foreign languages and cultural norms assumes greater importance for the smooth and efficient functioning of world affairs, whether in relation to business, politics, communications, technology, or cultural interchange. More often than not, some of the terms and structure of one language may not have equivalent words in another language, such as English, resulting in misunderstandings, faux pas, and errors in judgment that can have adverse impacts and far reaching consequences. On the other hand, knowledge of another language provides an edge in doing business in or with countries where the language is spoken. To understand the deeper undertones, and subtle nuances of the language (or language groups), it is also important to learn their exegetical classical languages, such as Sanskrit.