SMVDU Katra, 21stSept,.18. Knowing that the ability to communicate in multiple languages is becoming more and more important in the increasingly integrated global business community, the School of Languages & Literature at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University started a certificate course in French. A qualified French researcher (NET-JRF), namely Mr. Chanda Vishwas from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Banaras, has been appointed for this purpose who will stay on campus for three months, reported Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Head, School of Languages & Literature. Considering that, language impacts the daily lives of members, a huge number of participants applied for the course, including B. Tech. Students, MA & PhD Students, Faculty & Staff Members, and their kids. Further, Dr. Dwivedi informed that weekly tests would be conducted to tap the progress of the students, and accordingly the students would move from basic certificate to advance, based on their performance. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, the Vice-Chancellor, believes that intelligence and mental capacity of bilingualsis more thanmonolinguals. Also, he wishes that SMVDU students should learn foreign languages so that they will be successful entrepreneurs, doctors, scientists, engineers, or whatever influential job they choose in this globalised world.