Name: Kanhiyalal Maniklal Munshi Institute of Hindi and Linguistics (KMI)
State: Uttar Pradesh
Address: Paliwal Park, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra
About the Institution:-
Kanhiyalal Maniklal Munshi Institute of Hindi and Linguistics (KMI), one of the oldest institutes of India, was initially visualized as 'AGRA UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF HINDI STUDTES'. Later it was named after the erstwhile Governor of Uttar Pradesh, His Excellency Kanhiya Lal Maniklal Munshi, also a well- Known Gujarati novelist. The Institute was established with a view to fostering and promoting higher studies and research in various academics fields, with Hindi being the focus language. The decision to establish such an institute at Agra was taken in a Conference of Vice-chancellors at Lucknow in 1953 to the effect that the Agra University which was an affiliating university should have an Institute of Hindi where scholars of Hindi and non-Hindi areas could co-operate to further the progress of Hindi as National Language. The Institute was inaugurated by the erstwhile governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Kanhiyalal Maniklal Mushi on December 14, 1953.
Since then K.M. Institute of Hindi and Linguistics has done much in the field of Hindi language and literature. It has emerged as a pioneer institute of the country, not only in the field of Hindi but in other fields like Sanskrit, Linguistics, European Languages, Mass Communication and Journalism. The Institute has been acting as a key centre for the students from all over the country and abroad under the aegis of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University (formerly Agra University) Agra. The Institute has had to its credit a number of highly qualified director, support by talented faculty members, who have influenced the academic environment of the institute in a positive manner and catapulted it to its present status.
- D.Litt. (Hindi, Sanskrit, Linguistics)
- PhD (Hindi, Sanskrit, Linguistics)
- M. Phil (Hindi, Sanskrit, Linguistics)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (PGDMC)
- M.A. (Hindi, Sanskrit, Linguistics, Mass Communication & Journalism)
- Diploma of Proficiency (French, Russian, German)
- Certificate of Proficiency (French, Russian, German)
Department of Mass Communication, KMI, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra is one of the pioneer institutions in Uttar Pradesh to receive a license from the Ministory of Information and Broadcasting to run a Campus Community Radio. Agra Ki Awaz 90.4 FM inaugurated on 30th October 2010, by then Chancellor / Governor of Uttar Pradesh Honorable Mr. Banwari Lal Joshi has been a proponent of shared values and preservation of local cultures. Today, it is the pulse of the community and serves to create an informed, educated and a confident community. The members of the community, who frequently take part in the production of shows, fulfill the objective of improving lives and thoughts of target audience and cater to their specific interests and demands.
Dr. (Prof.) Pradeep Shridhar
Kanhiyalal Maniklal Munshi Institute of Hindi and Linguistics (KMI)
Paliwal Park, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra