The Department of Hindi and Modern Indian Languages at is the oldest department in the Institute which was started
with the establishment of the institute in the year 1956. It was instituted with a view to fostering Hindi Language and litrary studies in
the country for students and scholars and to add new dimensions to the already existing ones.
It was visualised by the erstwhile Governor of Uttar Pradesh, His Excellency, Kanhiyalal Maniklal Munshi, himself a well known scholar
and Gujarati novelist.
The Department promotes higher studies and research in various disciplines where scholars of Hindi and non-Hindi areas come together and co-operate to
enhance the progress of Hindi as National language.
In the beginning the department was research oriented only and later curricula based courses for B.Litt. and M.Litt. were also conducted as well as for
Certificate of Proficiency in Modern Indian
language other than Hindi for Non-Hindi speaking people. Next important aim of the department was to promote research in the areas of Folklore,
Comparative Studies in Hindi and other Indian Languages
and literature. Later the department also started M.Phil. and M.A. classes in Hindi. The department has gained recognition not only in the country
but abroad as well.