Telugu unit at Israel varsity
This news assumes significance in light of the fact that Telugu is one of the languages spoken by Jews (Bene Ephraim). The Telugu Jews from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, have already started migrating to Israel.
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Hyderabad, Dec. 6: The Potti Sriramulu Telugu University (పొట్టి శ్రీరాములు తెలుగు విశ్వ విద్యాలయం) will soon open its first centre abroad at the Hebrew University in Israel. A detailed proposal on running Telugu classes at Hebrew University has been approved by the executive council of the university which met last week.
The proposal has been sent to the government for ratification. The university has estimated an annual expenditure at Rs 10 lakhs to run classes in Telugu literature and other performing arts in Israel. The university will post a teacher for each course, prepare academic calendar and supply study material for the students once the proposal is ratified by the government.Dean of the Hebrew University David Schulman has requested Telugu University vice-chancellor A. Manjulatha during their meet in the United States a few months ago to run Telugu classes in their university. He said there was demand for Telugu and other art forms in Israel. “He promised to admit a minimum of six to seven students in the first year.” Ms Manjulatha said.
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle