The Sir Parshurambhau (SP) College is all set to start a new library at the campus. The library will stock books of different Asian languages and in the long run and later will also include other international languages. It will be a one-stop destination for people interested in learning new languages.
The idea behind the library is to help anyone learn foreign languages. Some crash courses are also being planned. To start with,the library will stock book from China,Korea and Japan. Dilip Sheth,principal said,Our country is known for learning centers like Nalanda and Takshila. The idea behind this library is similar,to have one place where students from different faculties can sit together and learn. The library will be available at a very nominal rate.
The library is set to be inaugurated next month. We are starting with Asian languages. We have close to 30,000 Japanese books. We are trying to create a similar bank for other languages as well. Also,we are trying to not just keep the library limited for Asian languages. We are also getting French and Spanish books. Our faculty members are also working on cds of different Indian languages to make learning them easy, Sheth said.
M R Railkar,former professor of the college is at present working on a Marathi to Gujarati CD. We are working on making all the languages available at the library. There are a lot of people who are interested in learning but do not have the modes. The cd will be available at the college and anyone interested can use it, said Railkar.