Jamia Milia Islamia University will start a six-week international summer school programme for the foreign student, which aims to encourage the study of various aspects of contemporary India and learn Hindi. The six-week long programme is scheduled to be held from June 16 to July 26, 2013.
The programme has been launched under the banner of the Ministry of Tourism's 'Incredible India' campaign. The application forms are made available at 'www.issnewdelhi.in' website. Interested candidates can submit the application form online till May 15. 2013.
According to a statement issued by the University, the six-week programme intends at promoting international goodwill and cultural understanding among tomorrow's leaders as they learn about India and its function in the 21st century. The university expects students from across India and the world to attend the ISS, as representatives of their respective countries this summer and enriching the programme with their own passions and interests.
Furthermore, the statement issued by the University informed that the syllabus for the programme will be India-centric. It will cover several undergraduate-level course modules on subjects like Indian politics, economy, sociology and history. Besides, the syllabus includes a fieldwork with Ritinjali, an NGO. The academic syllabus will be supplemented by seminars offering students with the opportunity to view documentaries and films and interact with renowned speakers on topics relevant to India. In addition, a short course on the Hindi language is also a part of the programme.