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Jamia to introduce Chinese language course

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia will introduce Mandarin Chinese course by the end of this year for its students in association with Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, New Delhi. This course will subsequently be extended to the business community also. Two other education centres of Taiwan are already working in India at Jindal Global University and Amity University since 2011 and now its third centre will be opened at Jamia Millia, New Delhi.

This was disclosed by Wenchyi Ong, representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre at a function in New Delhi when scholarships were granted to 10 Indian students for study in that country (Taiwan) starting in September 2012 for a graduate or undergraduate Degree from that country. Under this scholarship each student will get approximately Rs. 6.6 lakh per year. During the past eight years the Taipei Economic & Cultural Centre has granted such scholarships to about 200 Indian students in different fields. At present there are about 50 thousand foreign students in Taiwan of whom only about 500 are from India. Wenchyi Ong says that the objective of granting these scholarships is to increase the number of foreign students in that country and to impart world class education to foreign students and to expose them to rich Chinese culture so that after spending two or three years in that country they may become cultural ambassadors for that country. He says that because of the growing relationship between India and ‘Greater China’, proficiency in Chinese language would be an additional qualification and advantage to Indian students who will find new opportunities there for their bright future.