Russian

About

Russian has been taught in the University of Mumbai (previously University of Bombay) since 1964 as one of the Foreign languages. As an important language of science, research, diplomacy and trade, Russian has enjoyed considerable popularity with different sections of the public in Mumbai.
Till 1993 Russian was one of the languages taught in the University Department of Foreign Languages.
In 1993 the Department of Foreign languages was divided into four independent departments: The Department of Arabic, The Department of French, The Department of German / Russian, The Department of Persian.
From 1993 till September-2003 Russian was one of the languages taught in the Department of German/Russian. Russian is a separate Department in the University of Mumbai with effect from mid 2003-2004.

Contact

Address : University of Mumbai,
Ranade Bhavan, Room No. 19,
Ground Floor, Vidyanagari Campus,
Kalina, Santacruz (E),
Mumbai – 400 098.
Phone: 2654 3305
Email : russian@russian.mu.ac.in
Timings : 
Monday to Friday:
11.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
01.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Under Graduate

Programme Name : FYBA
Eligibility for Admission : 12th
Passing Marks : As per University rules
No. of Years / Semesters : 1 Year/ 2 Semesters
Programme Name : SYBA
Programme Name : TYBA


Post Graduate

Programme Name : M. A. in Russian

M. A. in Russian consists of 8 papers : 1.4 papers in M. A. Part I
2.4 papers in M. A. Part II.
CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) Examination : 60 Marks External Paper and 40 Marks Internals totaling 100 Marks for all semesters.
Eligibility for Admission : 
(a) Graduation in Russian
(b) Graduation in any other subject and Advanced Diploma in Russian / Equivalent qualification in Russian.
Admission will be given through Entrance Test.
A candidate for being eligible for admission to the examination shall satisfy the following requirements, pertaining to attendance:
(1) Under ordinance 119 the following shall be the minimum attendance necessary for keeping terms:- Faculty of Arts First and Second Term. Three Fourth of the days on which lectures are delivered.

(2) He / She shall produce a certificate from the Head of the Department that his / her progress is satisfactory, that his / her conduct is good and that he / she has permission of the Head of the Department to appear for the examination.


Research Programme

Programme Name :Ph.D in Russian
Eligibility: M.Phil. Degree in Russian NET in Russian/ PET in Russian
Fees : As per University Rules.


Diploma in Russian

Programme Name : Diploma in Russian
Annual Examination will be held at the end of the academic year (March / April).
Annual Examination for the Diploma in Russian has two Written papers of 100 marks each. and a Viva-Voce Exam of 50 marks.
Paper I – Grammar & comprehension.
Paper II – Translation & Composition.
Viva-Voce Exam includes test on comprehension of unseen text/s and active ability to converse on topics pertaining to self and family, interests and hobbies. It also tests the ability to talk about ones country and traditions and festivals and the ability to converse on matters of general interest.
Programme Name : Advanced Diploma in Russian Annual Examination will be held at the end of the academic year (March / April).
Annual Examination for the Diploma in Russian has two Written papers of 100 marks each and a Viva-Voce Exam of 50 marks.

Paper I – Grammar & comprehension.
Paper II – Translation & Composition.

Viva-Voce Exam includes test on comprehension of unseen text and active ability to converse on topics pertaining to self and family, interests and hobbies. It also tests the ability to talk about ones country and traditions and festivals and the ability to converse on matters of general interest. It also tests the level of knowledge about Russian traditions.


Certification in Russian

Programme Name : Certificate in Russian
Eligibility : Certificate Course is S.S.C.(10th Standard).
Duration :One academic year (July-April)

UG Syllabus

PG Syllabus

MA


Diploma Syllabus

Certificate Syllabus

Academic Staff

Faculty Name: Dr. Smt. Laxmi S.Mikaelyan
Designation: Professor in Russian & Head,University Department of Russian
Qualifications: M.A (Russian) from Centre for Russian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (1978) and Ph.D from Moscow (1984).
Teaching Experience (1985 onwards): 1) Western Naval Command (1985-1986)
2) M.S. University of Baroda (1986-1998)
3) University of Mumbai from June 1998 till date

Administrative staff

Name Sandeep. S. Gawde
Designation Peon
Staff Type Temporary

Publications in the Department 2003-2011 :

  1. Twenty-Four Hours of Russian , by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan,  University of Mumbai Press, 2004.
  2. Lyrics in the Russian classroom, compiled & translated by Dr. Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, University of Mumbai Press, 2004.
  3. Инновации и изменения в русской лексике ( Original in Russian; Title translated into English is Innovations and Changes in Russian Lexis after Perestroika) by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 408-414 in Proceedings of the Theoretical and Practical Conference Motinskiye Readings on Professional Pedagogic Traditions in the Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language, held in Moscow 12-14 October 2005, Part 2, published by the Izdatelstvo of RUDN, Moscow, Russia.
  4. Этнолингвистический подход при обучении русскому языку как иностранному ( Original in Russian; Title translated into English is Ethnolinguistic approach in the teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language) by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 30-36 in Russian Philology. Occasional papers. Number 33, 2005, Central Institute of English and Foreign languages, Hyderabad, 2005.
  5. Dr.(Smt) Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, Reader , Department of Russian, University of Mumbai
    Book: Moya Kniga : Russian Zero Level to Basic (Russian Textbook for Beginners)  Publisher: University of Mumbai; 2007.
  6.  Пословицы русского языка учебный ресурс и учебная стратегия  (Article in Russian: Title translated into English is Russian proverbs as a teaching resource and a teaching strategy), by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 91-93 in the Research Journal Vestnik RUDN, Seriya Voprosy  obrazovaniya: yazyki I spetsialnost,  Issue #4, 2009, Moscow.