The University Department of Foreign Languages was established in the year 1968. At the beginning, instruction was imparted only for German, by one staff teacher. The course could not be continued, as the lecturer, left the department after two years.One Lecturer for Russian was appointed in 1973 and the University was able to conduct a Diploma course in Russian. It was only in 1978/79 that Lecturers were appointed in German, French and Russian and German sections conducted courses up to Advanced Diploma level. A post graduate degree of M.A.in Russian , was also conducted . However M.A. (Russian) had to be discontinued after five/six years , as two teachers left the Department.