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Odisha to have Japanese Language Learning Centre in Utkal University

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Bhubaneswar: Good news for students enthusiastic about learning foreign languages as Odisha government approved to set up ‘Japanese Language Learning Centre’ at Utkal University.

The Japan government will provide all sorts of assistance for setting up their language centre at premier educational institution Utkal University. For the upcoming Japanese Language centre, Governor SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Utkal University Vice Chancellor Prof. Soumendra Mohan Patnaik have given nod to the project.

Sources said that both degree and diploma courses in the Japanese language will be introduced in the upcoming academic session after taking initiative within three months.

The Japanese Language Learning Centre will function as a prime hub in the eastern zone of the country, said Japan Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu, who visited the university here yesterday.

Also there are plans to make agreements with various universities and educational institutions in Odisha for exchange of education between India and Japan, Hiramastu said.

Currently, the Japanese Language centre is functional as a pilot project comprising of two faculties and 13 students at the Utkal University. Under the project, three students have cleared the examination last year.