Jamia Millia Islamia will offer Korean language course from the next academic year, South Korean Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Cho Hyun announced today while delivering a lecture on ‘Synergy between India and South Korea: Opportunities for Indian students’ in the university today.
A certificate course under the CBCS (Choice-Based Credit System) programme will be offered that will help students in getting jobs in South Korean companies operating in India.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, JMI said that the move will not only enhance job opportunities for the university students but also go a long way in cementing India-South Korea ties.
Prof Ahmad added that the idea behind organising such talks was to enhance students’ knowledge and give them exposure in various fields.
H.E. Mr. Hyun said that the Korean language course will prove advantageous to JMI students and help them in getting jobs in approximately 500 South Korean companies based in India. He cited the example of Samsung which employs nearly 8000 Indians, out of which nearly 1000 are based in South Korea.
Terming the Indo-South Korean relations as strategic, he said that it was satisfying to note that it has grown in several spheres over the years. He however regretted that the recent political development in South Korea where the President has been impeached over charges of corruption have resulted in delaying visits by several ministers to Seoul. However, he expressed hope that the political situation will return back to normalcy within next 2-3 months.
The lecture was organised by the Office of International Relations & Outreach Programme headed by Prof. Mukesh Ranjan who welcomed the dignitaries and guests.
Prof. Mehtab Alam, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology while giving vote of thanks urged the Ambassador to encourage South Korean companies to come to JMI campus for recruitment, in particular, the Engineering departments of the university.
The Ambassador also answered queries put forth by students and faculty members who keenly enjoyed his lecture.