Foreign Languages



The Department of Foreign Languages was established to provide opportunities to the youth and scholars of the region to study languages, literature and life of foreign countries with a view to inculcating in youth and scholars a world perspective, international understanding and brotherhood.

In the connection the department took initiatives to propagate Foreign Languages in this region. Consequently a good number of CBSE schools in Guwahati have introduced the teaching of foreign languages which creates various placement opportunities for a student of Foreign Languages.

Old Departmental Data


The Dept has completed two Major Research Projects funded by UGC. Since inception the Department has been conducting Certificate and Diploma courses in French and Russian. In view of the changing time and the world, in this age of globalization and information technology, the department endeavors to emphasis more on inter-disciplinary approach and transform this department into a center of study of Foreign Languages, Literature and Culture. The department is no longer a department for mere teaching and learning of foreign languages but also encourages scholars from other disciplines to join in research programmes conducted by the department. We are proud to note that this is the only centre in the entire northeast region for teaching and research of foreign languages and one of oldest Foreign Language Departments in India.

The approach of the department has been to evolve programmes and syllabi that will make the Department of Foreign Languages a distinct addition to the university in its endeavor to spread knowledge on the bank of mighty Brahmaputra rather than a mere quantitative expansion.

Undergraduate Course

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Undergraduate 3 Months Intensive course French & Russian 3 Months

Postgraduate Course

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate PG Certificate & Diploma French & Russian 2+2 1+1


Gulab Jha
MA (BHU) PhD (BHU) DSA (Grenoble) French language, literaure, culture, Francophone studies and comparative literature
Kandarpa Das [ Head of the Department ]
MA (JNU) PhD (Moscow) Russian Language & Literature, Distance education (on Lien)

Assistant Professor

Rounak Mahtab Barua
MA (BHU) PhD (BHU) SPCD (University of Franche- Compté, Besançon) Feminine literature in French, Didactic of French as a foreign language
Akbar Ali ( Comparative study)
Archana Bora (Comparative study)
Azad Singh (Comparative study)
Bhaswati Charkraborty (Culture & Civilization)
Gyanda Nath (Culture & Civilization)
Himadri Bharali (French language)


Department of Foreign Languages
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : (+91)-9435144881
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