Utkal University will set up an Institute of International Studies and classes in languages will be started on a pilot basis. “We will start with Japanese and collaborate for more,” said vice-chancellor Soumendra Mohan Patnaik on the sidelines of a deliberation with consulate general of Japan in Kolkata Masayuki Taga here on Thursday.
Later, studies in international politics, organisations, international laws, economics and international relations. “The centre would also help in improving relations with other countries,” said Patnaik.
The Japanese language pilot project under department of anthropology has been running successfully for the last three years. So far, over 30 students have completed the eight-week course. “Over the years several students from our university have visited Japan in an exchange programme with the support of the consulate general of Japan at Kolkata. The course has also opened up opportunities for higher studies and research for scholars of the university,” said Prasanna Kumar Patra, head of department of anthropology, Utkal University.
Source – timesofindia.com