Teaching of German in Schools and Universities in India has already completed hundred years. At present German studies are being carried out at several universities in India which is catering not only to research initiatives by the German as well as Indian governments, but also to the requirements of several German multinationals which have their strong and effective presence in India. Besides, Germany and India share a lot of linguistic and philosophical affinities. This particular background and a rare combination of several factors pave the path for the learning of German language and study of German linguistics, literature and philosophy at Doon University. Students pursuing this field of studies get a lot of opportunities to work at multinational corporations as well as academic institutions. Our academic program thus prepares students on the one hand for pursuing higher studies and on the other hand offers a blend of academic, research as well as employable skills.
Department of German Studies which is among the first three Departments (the other two being Chinese and Spanish) to constitute the School of Languages at its inception in 2010, through its outreach and teaching activities wants to create alumni of socially, culturally, academically and philosophically aware, capable and conscious professionals who would not only bring good name to their alma mater but also set examples of success and satisfaction in their respective sphere of life.
Since German Studies in India is more than 100 years old, our vision is to create greater synergy among the various centres of German learning in India so that the benefits reach everyone and to continuously establish newer tie-ups with various institutions of German speaking countries which are huge cultural, economic and philosophic power houses not only in Europe but much beyond this continental boundary in the world at large. Learning of German could open up several avenues in life.
Doon University being a state university, the Department is proud of its regional identity and aims to foster greater relationship between Uttarakhand, the youngest hill-state of India and all major German speaking countries. Students learning German at Doon University can help in this pursuit by being ambassadors of India for the big academia, industry and tourism sector of the German speaking countries.