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Vision/Mission • To emerge as the Center of Excellence for Japanese studies in India.
• To equip students with Japanese language skills and professional skills.
• To make better opportunities available for students in terms of scholarships, higher studies, employment

Objectives • Apart from regular coaching, we have also conducted activities to increase awareness and understanding of Japan and its culture like speech contest (recitation), song competition. Besides this we have also conducted seminar / demonstration on different Japanese cultural activities like Workshop on Japanese Drama (Kabuki, Noh, Bunraku) Japanese Flower arrangement (Ikebana), Japanese Brush writing (Shodou) and paper folding art (Origami).
• Systematic and thorough coaching for Japanese Character, grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing is given to all levels. Periodic tests are conducted to evaluate the students with the encouragement and guidance given by the teachers. To impart high quality training of Japanese Language covered to the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are able to create professionals to meet the growing demand from industry.

Introduction • Since the time of the industrial revolution, western countries have been leaders of technology. The colonialism in 17th and 19th centuries helped increase their spheres of dominance world over. However, the two World Wars thereafter changed the equations. In the post-World War scenario, Japan has emerged from ashes to become a major industrial force in the world. Be it heavy engineering industries, electronics or automobile industry. Japan has taken the lead and flooded the world market with quality goods at much cheaper prices. Apart from Industry, Japanese work culture is also object lesson in discipline and perfection, and is being adopted by so many other countries. With growing affluence, the Japanese are major contributors to the tourism industry. Today their presence is evident at every tourist spot in the world.
India, so far on industrial front has several tie-ups with Japanese companies.With the aging society, Japan is in great need of new talent from other countries. As a result, there is a great demand for translators, interpreters, software professionals who are proficient in Japanese. Technical literature in Japan is not available in any other language. Given the above facts, Japanese language is ideal for Indian students for better career opportunities.
TMV is THE ONLY University in Western India to successfully sustain the Full time BA course in Japanese Language since its commencement in 2008, and also MA in Japanese, a Postgraduate Course from July 2011, with Japanese Teachers and Indian teachers as faculty members. We are grateful for the support given to us by The Japan Foundation, Tokyo.

Year of Establishment Regular BA Course:2008-09
Regular MA Course:2011-12

General rules and regulations of Japanese Courses Orientation for the regular students:
In this regular coaching of Japanese course along with the language classes, students are expected to learn about Japanese society, cultural and other aspects. This will be useful for the self study.
Regular class hours:
• BA Course: 10:00am ~11:30am – Recess of 15 minutes – 11:45am ~1:15pm.
• MA Course: 7:00 am to 9:30 am
Attendance above 80% is necessary. In case of lesser attendance, the students will not be allowed to appear for the semesters / final examination. Presence will be marked P, Late comers will be marked L, Early Going will be marked E and absentees will be marked A, Note that 3 times L / E = 1 A If you are 30 minutes late / Early Going will be marked as Absent (A).
In case of absence in the class for any reason, students should inform the teachers in advance. Absence more than 3 days, a letter must be submitted or in case of illness a medical certificate should be provided to the office. For submitting the letter about the absence in class, get the sign from the class teacher and Sathe sensei and submit to the office on the 3rd floor.
Office hours:
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Collection of course material:
If you are absent on some day when the course material is distributed, it is students responsibility to get the copies from the teachers / office and go through the material.
Examination rules:
For Graduation course 3 years (6 semesters) BA Japanese course and Post Graduate course 2 years (4 semester) MA Japanese course having all papers of 100 marks each per semester having distribution of 60 marks written paper + 40 marks for Internal. Internal contains 1) Assignments, 2) Internal test; 3) Attendance The Application for admission must be accompanied by the original passing Certificate together with an attested Xerox copy.
Standard of passing and grades to be awarded (for all courses):
To pass the examination, the candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% of the aggregate total marks for the entire examination, besides candidates must obtain at least 45% marks in each written paper and oral test as well. ATKT rules are similar to UGC rules i.e. the student can take the admission for next year though he/she failed in two subjects and must clear these two subjects in Max two attempts. Only those candidates who have passed in the examination will be awarded grade / credit certificate on the basis of the percentages of aggregate total marks obtained by the candidate as follows :

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