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Indian university to start offering course on Korean language, studies in December

All News 16:40 October 07, 2016

NEW DELHI, Oct. 7 (Yonhap) -- An Indian university with an enrollment of 3 million students plans to offer a course on learning the Korean language and Korean studies via one of its TV channels starting in December, the South Korean Embassy in New Delhi said Friday.

Indira Gandhi National Open University filmed the first of the 40-installment course, along with South Korean Ambassador to India Cho Hyun, at an in-house studio the previous day.

The course includes 32 installments on Korean learning that Kim Do-young, an East Asia professor at Delhi University, will take charge of.

Also introduced in the course are installments on South Korean politics and history to be made with Indian experts on South Korean affairs and others on culture, business entities and tourism resources in the East Asian country.

The Indian school, established in 1985, is one of the world's largest universities and has three TV channels, a network of 67 regional centers and around 2,667 learner support centers.

It has been discussing ways with the South Korean mission to establish a regular course on the Korean language and Korean culture next year.

Kim, who is responsible for the envisaged course's curriculum, hoped that "this course will help the Indian people as well as the school's students understand South Korea."

South Korean Ambassador to India Cho Hyun (4th from L) poses for a photo with other participants at Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi on Oct. 6, 2016, after attending a session to make the first of a 40-installment course to learn the Korean language and Korean studies in this photo released by the South Korean Embassy in New Delhi. (Yonhap)

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