Skip to main content

Department of Languages

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Hindi, BA (Hons) in Hindi

The Honors Degree program in Hindi conducted by the Department of Languages seeks to produce scholars, innovators, leaders and global citizens in the following manner.


Scholars - Graduates produced by the Department have a broad knowledge base and disciplinary expertise. They are aware of contemporary research in the field of Hindi Language, Teaching, Translation and Literature and able to conduct their own research and investigations. They are aware of the ways in which these knowledge and expertise are applied in Sri Lankan and international contexts. 


Innovators - Graduates in Hindi in the Department possess a broader vision for the country in its forward march. Imaginative, and inspired by a multicultural perspective, they are capable of producing men and women with measured caliber and imaginative thinking to contribute for the national development in all the relevant levels. 


Leaders - Graduates, produced by the Department are leaders with ability to operate in all the challenging social and professional environments. Their level of self-confidence put them well ahead of their competitors. 


Global Citizens - Our graduates are obviously global citizens. They are capable of operating in both national and international levels, giving the country and the world the much needed vision in the 21st century. They act with integrity and fluency across cultures and perspectives, are committed to the betterment of society, open in their thinking and appreciative of the riches that diversity and equity bring.


Graduate Capabilities

There are six clusters of generic capabilities which the Department seeks to foster in all of its graduates through teaching and learning in the respective Honors Degree Programs of study. These, as relevant to the Honors Degree Program in Hindi, are:


1. Disciplinary Knowledge & Practice 



Graduates are expected to acquire knowledge of Hindi Language and Chinese Studies and appreciate the capacity of their discipline in research. They are expected to have an advanced communication skills in Hindi and appreciate the role of Hindi Language and culture in building effective intercultural communication relationships. 


This theme includes the ability to

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of the area of study.
  • critically analyze data, make judgments and propose solutions to the problems.
  • construct and sustain arguments use these arguments, ideas and techniques in problem solving.
  • use practical skills and enquiry efficiently within the area of study.
  • conduct research in the field of study.
  • operate with ease in the language, create a better understanding between the two related societies through successful communication.
  • translate formal and informal writings and interpret speeches in Hindi in education, tourism and relevant professional fields.
  • demonstrate historical, geographical, sociological and cultural awareness of India.
  • understand the wider trends and developments that have shaped the field of study.


2. Critical Thinking 



Graduates are expected to be able to contest knowledge and practice, critically consider ideas, texts and research and think reflectively and reflexively in Hindi Language. 


This theme includes the ability to

  • think imaginatively and innovatively.
  • cater to the stakeholder’s needs of Hindi as a foreign language.
  • introduce new dimensions to existing ones in the domestic environment.
  • enrich domestic tools of thinking.


3. Solution Seeking 



Graduates are expected to be able to apply theory, analysis, research and creative skills to solve problems and make reasoned decisions. They are expected to be able to consider long-term and big picture perspectives, to systematically address complex problems and to be imaginative in their solution seeking. 


This theme includes the ability to

  • construct and sustain arguments and use these arguments, ideas and techniques in problem solving for a given situation.
  • understand and see language-related problems in perspective.
  • assess problems from multicultural point of view; analyze, seek and select solutions in that perspective; plan and devise strategies to achieve them.
  • widen the ways of looking at problems.

4. Communication & Engagement  



Graduates are expected to be able to receive and interpret information, express ideas and share knowledge with diverse audiences in a range of media and formats in Hindi Language. They are expected to be able to establish a rapport and build collaborative relationships with individuals and groups who help to expand Hindi Language.


This theme includes the ability to

  • participate actively in teams and professional networks.
  • communicate effectively using ICT skills.
  • adopt an artistic, design-based or discursive style to audience and purpose.
  • communicate/present information ,ideas,issues and solution efficiently and effectively.
  • demonstrate awareness of the current developments in the area of study.
  • participate actively in teams and professional networks.
  • employ print, electronic, virtual and other forms of communication in addressing personal and larger-than-personal needs/requirements of stakeholders.
  • make available time and accessibility in effectively engaging with stakeholder problems.
  • help Hindi speaking people better appreciate Sri Lanka and its culture.
  • be the bridge between Sri Lanka and India in multiple fields.


5. Independence & Integrity



Graduates are expected to be able to learn and work autonomously and ethically. They are expected to be lifelong learners, to show resilience, proactively and an ability to make principled decisions in academic and professional spheres.


This theme includes the ability to

  • participate in lifelong learning in and beyond their discipline.
  • exhibit resilience, independence and personal autonomy
  • demonstrate leadership, personal characteristics and attitudes that are consistent with ethical behavior.
  • understand academic integrity and professional ethics within a disciplinary context.
  • learn independently and proactively. 


6. Social & Environmental Responsibilities



Graduates are expected to be sensitive to cultural diversity and to embrace difference. They are expected to recognize a role for themselves in creating a sustainable future and be able to consider the social, cultural, environmental and economic consequences of national and international issues. 


This theme includes the ability to

  • consider the wider implications of local and global issues.
  • exercise cultural competence and appreciate diversity.
  • help Sri Lanka strengthen ties with India and gain social and economic benefit.
  • introduce developmental and progressive tools in practice in India, where necessary, for the development of Sri Lanka as a nation.
  • present multiple issues contrastively and persuasively.

Year I Semester I

HND 111 (3) Hindi Language Studies I


Year I Semester II

HND 121 (3) Hindi Language Studies II


Year II Semester I

HND 211 (3) H +G+M Hindi Language: Written and Oral Expression I

HND 212 (3) H +G Theory and Practice of Translation I

HND 213 (3) H Hindi Language: Written & Oral Expression II


Year II Semester II

HND 221 (3) H +G+M Indian Poetics and Selected Hindi Poems I

HND 222 (3) H +G Modern Hindi Prose I

HND 223 (3) H History of Hindi Literature I


Year III Semester I

HND 311 (3) H +G+M Modern Hindi Prose II

HND 312 (3) H +G* Hindi Language in Practice I

HND 313 (3) H +G* Hindi for Tourism I

HND 314 (3) H Modern Hindi Prose III

HND 315 (3) H History of Hindi Literature II


Year III Semester II

HND 321 (3) H +G+M Hindi Language in Practice II

HND 322 (3) H +G* Hindi for Tourism II

HND 323 (3) H +G* Indian Poetics and Selected Hindi Poems II

HND 324 (3) H History of Hindi Literature III

HND 325 (3) H Theory and Practice of Translation II

HND 326 (3) G* Scientific Report Writing


Year IV Semester I

HND 411 (3) H Research Methodology

HND 412 (3) H Hindi Language: Written and Oral Expression III


The Department has authority to offer three course units from the following:

HND 413 (3) H Teaching Hindi as a Foreign Language

HND 414 (3) H North Indian Cultural Tradition

HND 415 (3) H Origins and Development of Hindi Language

HND 416 (3) H North Indian Folk Literature


Year IV Semester II

HND 421 (6) H Dissertation / Practical Training

G* is required to be followed by the students who obtain Hindi as a major subject in the general degree only.

SLQF Level:
General 05 | Honours 06

120 (Hons) | 100 (General)

04 Years (Hons) | 03 Years (General)

Medium of Instruction:

Delivery of Lectures:
Full time