The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) was established by the Government of India in 1969. Located at Mysuru, CIIL functions as a subordinate office for the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education. In about five decades of its existence, CIIL has emerged as a premier Institute for the development of all Indian languages. It is recognised within and outside the country for carrying out and supporting extensive research and publication on Indian languages. The Institute also offers an innovative programme with an objective to promote multilingualism among the citizens of this country and thereby promote national integrity and social harmony. This 10-month language training programme is offered mainly to in-service and prospective teachers, and also to general public interested in developing a career in Indian languages. The trainees opting for this programme have found it bearing potential to cause positive changes and provide rewarding experiences.
i. The applicant should not have any formal degree, native/nativised proficiency or informal knowledge in the language applied for.
ii. The applicants should not have been trained in any of the languages at the Regional Language Centres or have discontinued or have been terminated from the RLCs.
iii. The applicants can select a language from the list provided in Table 1.
iv. The applicants should select the language they want to learn carefully as change in the language choice is not permissible after joining the course.
v. Preference of language should be clearly mentioned in the application. Otherwise, seats will be allotted according to the vacancies available in the Regional Language Centres.
vi. The applicants opting for Urdu language should clearly specify the name of the Regional Language Centre viz., NRLC, Patiala / UTRC, Lucknow / UTRC, Solan otherwise the seats will be allotted according to the vacancies available in the three Regional Language Centres.
vii. If a candidate is selected in a particular year and if they have not reported to the language training, their candidature will not be considered for next 3 years.
viii. He/she must be below 45 years of age as on 1st August 2022. Age relaxation will be given only for In-service Teachers by the competent authority.
ix. It should be noted that English, Hindi and Sanskrit languages are not taught in the 10- month Diploma in Language Education.