Diploma in Swahili

Course Description : The Department adopts interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research in the subjects concerning Africa. The main focus of the academic programmes of the Department is the training of scholars for the Ph.D. degree in African Studies of the University of Delhi. 60 scholars of the Department have since been awarded Ph.D. From 1977 the Department introduced M.Phil. Course designed to provide an integrated and inter-disciplinary course on Africa. 251 scholars have since been awarded M.Phil. Degree in African Studies.

The Department also offers a one-year Certificate Course and one-year Diploma Course in Swahili Language

Type of Degree (Diploma/Degree) : Diploma
Type of Course : Under Graduate
Duration of Course : One year course
Venue For Teaching : No Data Found For Diploma in Swahili

Parent Department : Department of African Studies
Parent Faculty : Faculty of SOCIAL SCIENCES

Subjects : No Data Available

Subject Syllabus : Paper-I Translation into English from specified Swahili text and questions bearing on these passages. Questions on the text books and the Swahili Literature to be answered in English (100 Marks).

Paper – II (i) Questions on grammar (40 Marks) (ii) Translation into English from unspecified Swahili trext (40 Marks) (iii) A passage from comprehension and questions on it (20 Marks)

Paper – III (i) A short composition (40 Marks) (ii) Letter writing (20 Marks) (iii) Translation of unseen passage in English into Swahili (40 Marks)

Paper IV (Oral) (i) Conversation (30 Marks) (ii) Reading in Swahili (30 Marks) (iii) Questions on History of the Swahili Language and Culture (to be answered in English) (40 Marks) (iv) Marks reserved to be awarded on the basis of Second Term Test Result (50 Marks)

Scheme of Grading: No Data Available

Admission Eligibility : Candidates who have passed Senior School Certificate examination held after the 12th year or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto are eligible for admission. In addition, admission seekers must have passed the Certificate examination in Swahili from the University of Delhi or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto provided that the time gap between his/ her passing the Certificate in Swahili is not more than 2 years. However, a candidate who wishes to seek exemption regarding the period of 2 years or/ and having passed the Certificate in Swahili examination from University of Delhi or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto will have to satisfy the University with the proficiency in the language upto the Certificate level and for this purpose he/ she may have to pass a test, oral/written. He must have a good working knowledge of English.

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