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Department of Hindi

The Department of Hindi of St Joseph’s University, Bengaluru, is one of the oldest and leading Departments in South India. It was started in the year 1951. At present, the Department offers Hindi as a second language paper for BA, BSc, BCom, BBA & BCA students. Keeping in view, the present challenges, both at the national and global levels the Undergraduate programme is designed to give a more inclusive and expansive approach to Hindi literature and functional aspects of the Hindi language.

The Hindi Parishad is a cultural association, which was started in the year 1951. The college had become autonomous in the year of 2006 and it also became co-educative. The strength of the Hindi students had increased by leaps and bounds. The present strength of the students is 1200. The department is looking to provide a syllabus that is relevant and job oriented while at the same time making the students feel at ease. Also, the department has organised state-level, national-level seminars, webinars, and workshops to promote the Hindi language among the students.

The faculties who have given their great contribution to the progress of the Department of Hindi are Shri V. Krishna Murthy Iyengar (1951-1968), Mr. Amar Chand Verma (1968-1998), Dr. Parmanand Gupta (1976-1994),  Dr. Fariyal Shaikh(1989-2018),  Dr. Sajida Ahmed (1994-2000, 2018-2022), Mr. Nagarajan. E. M (1995-2018), Dr. Pathan Hasan (2016 onwards).


To develop Hindi students in a wide range of linguistic skills with a view to enhancing the process of mutually respectful dialogue between people of diverse social backgrounds in an increasingly multi-cultural India.


  • To enhance language and communication skills and enlarge comprehension expression and vision.
  • To generate a general appreciation for language, literature, culture, civilization and promote unity and national integration.

Message from DEAN

Dr Arul Mani

Message from DEAN

Dear reader,

Greetings from the School of Languages and Literatures!

We believe that academic experiences can be joyful. 

Reading and writing are the means by which we begin asking ourselves who we are. They are also the means by which we begin to know the many worlds around us. The joy of learning moves us in these moments of discovery. 

The philosopher William James spoke of the experience of metanoia, a heartfelt understanding, a transformation from within. Every language class carries within it the potential to transform you for life, and that is why we take languages seriously at SJU.

St Joseph’s thus offers each of you an abundant joy in learning. 

Seize this opportunity!

Warm regards,

Dr Arul Mani

Dean, School of Languages & Literatures


SL. No. Name of the Supervisor Designation Area of Specialisation PhD Scholars
1 Dr Pathan Hasan Assistant Professor

Area of Specialisation

  • Hindi Fiction
  • Contemporary Discourses
  • Comparative Literature
  • Translation Studies and Film Studies


PHD Scholars

Name of Research Scholar Date of Enrollment for Coursework at SJU Area of Research Title of the Thesis (Provisional) Link to the Profile of the Supervisor Status of the Thesis
MAHESHA D B 10-07-2023 Kannada Literature Kannada Literature Registration Cancelled
MOHANDAS SHETTY 10-07-2023 Comparative Studies/ Inscription Comparative Studies/ Inscription In Coursework
PARVATHI M 10-07-2023 Theater Theater Registration Cancelled
ROHITH K 10-07-2023 Adunika kannada sahityadalli Kolegeri ondu samskruthika adyayana Adunika kannada sahityadalli Kolegeri ondu samskruthika adyayana In Coursework
SUJATHA A 10-07-2023 Folklore Folklore In Coursework
SUMANA AS 10-07-2023 Theater Studies Theater Studies In Coursework

Research Fellows

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Visiting Researchers

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Adjunct Faculty

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

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