JNU Diploma & Certificate Courses

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Diploma & Certificate Courses

In this post we take a look at JNU Diploma & Certificate Courses. Find JNU profiles and a list of all the diplomas and certificate programmes below:

JNU Profile

Coming into being in 1969, three years after its establishment by Parliament, JNU brought frontier disciplines and newer perspectives for old disciplines to the Indian university system.

The excellent teacher-student ratio at 1:10, the mode of instruction which encourages students to explore their own creativity instead of reproducing received knowledge, and of exclusively internal evaluation, were also new to the Indian academic landscape and have stood the test of time.

The very Nehruvian objectives embedded in the founding of the University – ‘national integration, social justice, secularism, the democratic way of life, international understanding and a scientific approach to the problems of society’, had built into them constant and energetic endeavour to renew knowledge through self- questioning.

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The educational philosophy of the university gets translated into its somewhat unorthodox academic structure.

Grounded in a faith in the unity of knowledge, JNU has sought to avoid the narrowly conceived Department structure of conventional universities, preferring instead to bring allied disciplines within a few broad and inclusive entities called Schools, under whose interactive ambit are placed the more specialized units, called Centres.

There are also Special Centres that are outside even the broad structures of School but may grow further.

Then there are Research Clusters that cut across Schools and Centres as well as some programmes, which are placed within specific schools but are built on the interests of faculty across the university. At present there are ten Schools and four Special Centres in the University.

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JNU was the first to offer courses in foreign languges in an integrated five year MA programme. At the Master’s level, where most of the Schools begin their academic programme, training is largely oriented towards single disciplines (although all M.A. students are encouraged to do a few courses outside their subject) but at the research level the disciplinary boundaries become more permeable. Work in overlapping or borderline areas – e.g., between environment and literary studies, economics and science, sociology and aesthetics, or linguistics and biology – is not uncommon among the Ph.D. students of JNU.

Not only are the research scholars encouraged to cross the invisible walls around disciplines, the relationship between the academia and the world outside also remains negotiable, often resulting in mutually beneficial collaboration in areas that form crossroads for developing an understanding of society, culture and science.

List of JNU Diploma & Certificate Courses

JNU offers the following certificate and diploma programmes :

  • Advance Diploma in Mass Media in Urdu
  • Advance Diploma in Pushto
  • Certificate programme in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Diploma in Bhasha Indonesia
  • Certificate programme in Mongolian
  • Certificate programme in Urdu
  • Certificate programme in Pali
  • Certificate programme in Computational Linguistic
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