November 22, 2023, Comment off
Diploma in Burmese Language and Communication Skills
The Institute of Chin Affairs (ICA) and Mizoram University (MZU) are delighted to announce
the launch of the Diploma in Burmese Language and Communication Skills with the support
of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Burmese is the official language of Myanmar, also known as Burma, and is spoken by
approximately two-thirds of the population. The study of Myanmar’s culture and politics is
inherently linked to its language. India shares a 1,600km border with Myanmar, and both
countries have a rich heritage of linguistic, ethnic, and religious ties. This course is
recommended for students who wish to explore Myanmar’s complex, multi-layered society
and collaborate with numerous local and international agencies in Myanmar and along the
border. International non-governmental organizations (INGOs), religious organizations, civil
society groups, and foreign government bodies have a strong presence in Myanmar
research and programming. Proficiency in the Burmese language is a valuable asset for
those seeking to join these agencies and provide support.
The course will be led by Mr. Salai Za Lian Pum, a native Burmese speaker with a master’s
degree in science. Mr. Lian is also fluent in the Mizo language, so the classes will be
conducted in both Mizo and Burmese.
The course will run for two semesters, equivalent to one academic year, starting in
November 2023. Each semester will consist of 60 hours of classroom instruction and 30
hours of self-study. The course will equip students with an understanding of the Burmese
script, vocabulary, and grammatical structure, as well as practice in speaking, conversation,
and writing. Students will have the option to enroll for two semesters to obtain a Diploma or
for one semester to receive a Certificate.
The course fee will be Rs. 1,000 (one thousand rupees) per semester, payable at the time of
registration. The course fee includes study materials.
Interested candidates may click the link below and fill in the form:
Last Date of application: 11 December, 2023
For further details please contact:
Dr. B. Lalzarliana
Department of Sociology,