The School of Foreign Languages from the Indira Gandhi National Open University's (IGNOU) organised a five-day workshop of scholars in Indian languages. This step is an initiative to create bilingual dictionaries on French to Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Asamese and Santhali. The scholars who also teach French participated in this workshop which has flagged off from 8th March 2010 in this campus. Its inaugural ceremony was telecasted live with the help of video conferencing.
IGNOU's Vice-Chancellor Prof V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai is expected to preside over the inaugural function while French professor Ms. Monique Slodzian will deliver the keynote address. Slodzian will also be joined by three veteran academics in foreign language mechanics to develop the lexicography in the languages. A round table conference will be held near the end on the concluding day, that is Friday.