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Institute of world languages now in Kma
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUL 2 (NPN):
Published on 3 Jul. 2010 12:16 AM IST
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Institute of World Languages (IWL), under the aegis of Ura Academy located at old Kohima College Kohima was formally inaugurated on Friday by Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Minister for Higher Education and Urban Development who is also the President of Ura Academy.
In his address, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu said though enrolment of students in the institute at the initial stage may not be much but it would definitely yield results and institute would grow to world class institute, adding Ura Academy was first to start Institute of World Languages in the north east India.
Minister disclosed that during his recent visit to China, Shingyan University had discussion on the subject of learning Mandarin (Chinese language) where they agreed to enroll Nagas in Shingyan University. In this regard he encouraged interested student to be prepared to take the opportunity.
In his brief report, Ura Academy Secretary General Dr. D. Kuolie said opening of IWL was initiated in 2005 and finally became a reality.
With the Indian government focusing Look East Policy, he said the institute initial was to teach Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Thai and later Burmese, Cambodian, Laos, Vietnamese, English and Hindi, and local languages Tenyidie and Ao.
However, to begin with, the Institute would impart Tenyidie, Ao, English and Hindi for “certificate course”, which have already been advertised in local newspapers.
For English there would be another two courses such as “Spoken Proficiency” and “Post Graduate Diploma” and the institute will seek affiliation for PG course in Nagaland University.
Exhorting the gathering an elderly person Dr. Satuo Sekhose encouraged all to work for the expansion of the Tenyidie language.
Earlier, invocation prayer was led by Rev Tsolie Chase and vote of thanks by IWL Director Kelhoulezo Kesiezie.

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