• Department of Russian organised international seminar on “Effective and Innovative Approaches in Teaching Russian Language and Literature” on 7-8 December, 2017.
    Admission open for 2017-2018
    Seminar organised by Department of Russian on "Multilingualism in Russia and India" on 1-2 February 2017.

    Department of Russian (Updated 18th May, 2015)

    Introduction
    Russian has been taught in the University of Mumbai (previously University of Bombay) since 1964 as one of the Foreign languages. As an important language of science, research, diplomacy and trade, Russian has enjoyed considerable popularity with different sections of the public in Mumbai.

    Till 1993 Russian was one of the languages taught in the University Department of Foreign Languages. In 1993 the Department of Foreign languages was divided into four independent departments: the Department of Arabic, the Department of French, the Department of German / Russian, the Department of Persian. From 1993 till September-2003 Russian was one of the languages taught in the Department of German/Russian. Russian is a separate Department in the University of Mumbai with effect from mid 2003-2004.

    Location

    The Department of Russian Office is located in Room No 19, Ground floor, Ranade Bhavan, Kalina (Vidyanagari) Campus of the University of Mumbai.

    The Kalina (Vidyanagari) Campus is off the C.S.T. Road (now known as Vidyanagari Marg) in Kalina and is accessible both from Central Railway and Western Railway. BEST bus route 318, 313, and 37 plying between Kurla (West) (Central Railway) and 318, 313 and 306 Santacruz (East) (Western Railway) pass via Vidyanagari Marg.

     

    Contact for admission :

    Office of the Department of Russian, Room No.19, Ground Floor, Ranade Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Kalina, Mumbai-400 098.

    Monday to Friday: 
    11.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
    01.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

    Help Desk 
    Phone: 2654 3305 
    Email : russian@russian.mu.ac.in 
    Address : University of Mumbai, Ranade Bhavan, 
                   Room No. 19, Ground Floor, 
                   Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, 
                   Santacruz (E), Mumbai - 400 098.

     

  • Library

    Publications in the Department 2003-2007

    1. “Twenty-Four Hours of Russian ”, by Dr.Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, University of Mumbai Press, 2004.
    2. “Lyrics in the Russian classroom”, compiled & translated by Dr. Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, University of Mumbai Press, 2004.
    3. (Original in Russian; Title translated into English is ‘Innovations and Changes in Russian Lexis after Perestroika’) by Dr.Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, pp 408-414 in Proceedings of the Theoretical and Practical Conference ‘Motinskiye Readings’ on Professional Pedagogic Traditions in the Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language, held in Moscow 12-14 October 2005, Part 2, published by the Izdatelstvo of RUDN, Moscow, Russia.
    4. (Original in Russian; Title translated into English is ‘ Ethnolinguistic approach in the teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language’) by Dr.Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, pp 30-36 in “Russian Philology. Occasional papers. Number 33, 2005”, Central Institute of English and Foreign languages, Hyderabad, 2005.
    5. Release of the book “Moya Kniga : Russian Zero Level to Basic” authored by Dr.(Smt.) Laxmi S. Mikaelyan. Publisher University of Mumbai , 2007.
  • Courses

    Courses taught:

    A wide variety of courses is offered by the Department of Russian:

              I. Full-Time Courses in Russian 

    1. Five-year Integrated Programme (BA and MA) in Russian (introduced with effect from 2005-2006)
    2. M.A. in Russian (Duration: Two Academic Years)  (introduced w.e.f. 2000-2001) 
    3. Ph.D in Russian


      II.  Part-Time Courses (Graded Levels: -Elementary, intermediate and Advanced)
       
    4. Certificate in Russian (Duration: One Academic Year: 120 hrs on Sundays)
    5. Diploma in Russian (Duration: One Academic Year: 120 hrs on Sundays) 
    6. Advanced Diploma in Russian (Duration: One Academic Year: 120 hrs on Sundays)


      II.  Special Intensive Course for Basic Russian Knowledge
       
    7. Short-Term Intensive Course in Basic Russian (Duration: three months: 120 hrs: 12 hrs per week, with classes of 4 hour duration on three alternate weekdays) 
      (Introduced w.e.f. 2000-2001).

     

    Details of the courses offered at the University Department of Russian

     

    1.  Certificate in Russian: 

    The Certificate course in Russian introduces students to four important facets of language learning- comprehension, speech, reading & writing. It covers the basic grammar essential for the learners to understand and to express their ideas in Russian. 

    Eligibility: 
    The minimum qualification for being eligible for admission to the
    Certificate Course is S.S.C. (10th Standard).  

    Duration - One academic year (July-April)
    Contact Hours. 120 hrs.  

    Timings - Twice a week (Mornings / Evenings) and / or

     Sunday Batch (9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.) 

    Fee - Registration Fee Rs.40/- and Course Fee Rs.960/- per annum.  

    Annual Examination is held at the end of the academic year (March / April).  

    Annual Examination for the Certificate Course in Russian will consist of one Written paper of three hours carrying 100 marks and a Viva-Voce Exam carrying 50 marks.

    The Viva-Voce Exam for Certificate includes reading test, comprehension and ability to converse on topics pertaining to self and family, interests and hobbies. . 

     

    2.  Diploma in Russian

    The Diploma course is meant to further develop the reading, writing and speaking abilities of the students. The students are guided towards self expression on varied subjects. Active classroom participation of the students in carrying out conversation and in composition in Russian develops their skills in spoken & written expression. Diploma in Russian also introduces the students to Translation, both from RussianEnglish and from English -Russian. The students get classroom practice of translation of texts (from Russian to English) pertaining to Socio-political and economic developments, Scientific achievements of Russia and the world. The translation from English into Russian is based on constructions, which are special to Russian. 

    Eligibility:

    The minimum qualification for being eligible for admission to the Certificate Course is S.S.C. (10th Standard) and Successful Completion of the  Certificate course examination in Russian held by this University/Institution or by any other recognized University/Institution/Entrance Exam conducted by the Department of Russian for Diploma.

    Duration - One academic year (July-April) 

    Contact Hours. 120 hrs 

    Timings - Weekend batch/ Weekday batch  

    Fees     - Registration Fee - Rs.40/- and Course Fee - Rs.1260/-  

    Annual Examination will be held at the end of the academic year (March / April). 

    Annual Examination  for the Diploma in Russian has two Written papers of 100 marks each. and a Viva-Voce Exam  of 50 marks. 

    Paper I - Grammar & comprehension

    Paper II - Translation & Composition. 

    Viva-Voce Exam includes test on comprehension of unseen text/s and active ability to converse on topics pertaining to self and family, interests and hobbies.. It also tests the ability to talk about ones country   and traditions and festivals and the ability to converse on matters of general interest.

     

    3.  Advanced Diploma in Russian:

    This course introduces the students to the finer points of grammar.  It also further develops their spoken and written expression in Russian Language.  The students are introduced to more practice of translation of scientific and technical material, newspaper reports, popular science texts etc. This course lays particular emphasis on translation with a view to develop practical professional skills. The Advanced Diploma Course also introduces the students to Russian literature through analysis and comprehension based on stories and poetry from Russian Literature.  

    Eligibility: 

    A candidate for being eligible for admission to the Advanced Diploma Course must have passed the Diploma Course examination in Russian conducted by this University or any other University/Institution recognised by this University.  

    Duration - One academic year. (July-April)

    Timings .  Week-end batch/ Weekday batch 

    Fees - Registration Fee Rs.40/ and Course  Fee Rs.1460/- per annum.  

    Annual Examination will be held  at the end of the academic year (March / April).

    Annual Examination for the Diploma in Russian has two Written papers of 100 marks each, and a Viva-Voce Exam of 50 marks.

    Paper I - Grammar & comprehension

    Paper II - Translation & Composition.

    Viva-Voce Exam includes test on comprehension of unseen text and active ability to converse on topics pertaining  to self and family, interests and hobbies.. It also tests the ability to talk about ones country and traditions and festivals and the ability to converse on matters of general interest. It also tests the level of knowledge about Russian traditions, 

    Standard for Passing the Examination for the  Certificate in Russian, Diploma in Russian & Advanced Diploma in Russian : 50 per cent of the full marks in each written paper and viva-voce examination separately.  

    Lectures for the Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Russian are scheduled to begin on 19th July, 2015. However, please see the Departments Notice Board for any changes in the schedule and for exact venue of the Lectures on Kalina campus.

     

     

    4.   Short-Term Intensive Course in Basic Russian

    This is a 120 hrs intensive Course to be completed within three months. Classes for the same will be usually held every alternate day in four-hourly sessions. The final exam consists of one written paper of 100 marks and a viva-voce exam of 50 marks

    The Short-Term Intensive Course in Basic Russian may be conducted more than once a year subject to sufficient demand for the same and staff availability. Students interested in the Short-Term Course are request to contact the Department at any time of the year.

    Fee: 40/- + 4960/-

     

     

    5.   Five-Year Integrated Programme (B.A. & M.A.) in Russian ( Semester & Credit based) 

    First Year :

    Semester I 

    Course Code No.

    Course Title

     

    UARUS 101

    Russian origins

     

    UARUS 102

    Beginning Russian Grammar

     

    UARUS 103

    Cases with and without prepositions

     

    UARUS 104

    Comprehension of written texts / passages ‐ Level 1

     

    UARUS 105

    Communicative Skills in Russian‐ Level 1

     

    UARUS 106

    Foundation Course /EVS component

     

     

    Semester II 

    Course Code No.

    Course Title

     

    UARUS 201

    Present Day Russia

     

    UARUS 202

    Aspectual usage

     

    UARUS 203

    Verbs of Motion with and without prefixes

     

    UARUS 204

    Comprehension of written texts / passages ‐ Level 2

     

    UARUS 205

    Communicative Skills in Russian‐ Level 2

     

    UARUS 206

    Foundation Course /EVS component

     

     

    Second Year :

     

    Semester III 

    Course Code No.

    Course Title

     

    UARUS 301

    Russia: Personalities and Places 1

     

    UARUS 302

    Structure of Russian-1

     

    UARUS 303

    Structure of Russian-2

     

    UARUS 304

    Texts for analysis 1

     

    UARUS 305

    Poems -1

     

    UARUS 306

    Communicative Skills in Russian-Level 3

     

    UARUS 307

    Text and course content will be as prescribed by the University of Mumbai

    UARUS 308

    Students may opt for any language offered as an optional  for the 5-yr programme by the concerned Dept conducting the course at the Certificate Level in the university of Mumbai


     

     

    Semester IV 

    Course Code No.

    Course Title

     

    UARUS 401

    Russia: Personalities and Places 2

     

    UARUS 402

    Structure of Russian-3

     

    UARUS 403

    Structure of Russian-4

     

    UARUS 404

    Texts for analysis 2

     

    UARUS 405

    Poems -2

     

    UARUS 406

    Communicative Skills in Russian-Level 4

     

    UARUS 407

    Text and course content will be as prescribed by the  University of Mumbai

    UARUS 408

    Students may opt for any language offered as an optional for the 5- yr programme by the concerned Dept Conducting the course at the Certificate Level in the university of Mumbai

     

     

    Third Year:

     

    Semester V 

    Course Code No.

    Course Title

     

    UARUS 501

    Translation from Russian to English

     

    UARUS 502

    Structure of Russian-5

     

    UARUS 503

    Structure of Russian-6

     

    UARUS 504

    Analysis of Russian Short stories-1

     

    UARUS 505

    Analysis of Russian Short stories-2

     

    UARUS 506

    Comprehension of audio news in Russian

     

    UARUS 507

    Text and course content will be as prescribed by the

    Concerned University  Department offering the optional language chosen by the student at the Diploma level

    in the university of Mumbai

     

    Semester VI 

    Course Code No.

    Course Title

     

    UARUS 601

    Composition

     

    UARUS 602

    Structure of Russian-7

     

    UARUS 603

    Structure of Russian-8

     

    UARUS 604

    Analysis of Russian Short stories-3

     

    UARUS 605

    Interpretation

     

    UARUS 606

    Text and course content will be as prescribed by the concerned University  Department offering the optional language chosen by the student at the Diploma level in

    the university of Mumbai

     

     

    5.1 Eligibility :  Pass with 50% H.S.C. 

    5.2 Duration : Five academic years.

    B.A. = 3 years + M.A. = 2 years 

    5.3 Fee : 

     

    1.

    Tuition Fee

    Rs. 2000/-

    2.

    Caution Money Deposit

    Rs. 10/-

    3.

    Sport & Cult. Act. Fee

    Rs. 10/-

    4.

    Disaster Fee

    Rs. 10/-

    5.

    Other Fees

    Rs. 970/-

     

     

     


     

    6.  M. A. in Russian :

    M. A. in Russian consists of 8 papers: 4 papers in M. A. Part I and 4 papers in M. A. Part II.  

    M.A. Part I 

    Semester I

     

    Course

    Course Title

     

    I

    Grammar and Business Russian 1

     

    II

    Periodization of 19th Century Russian Literature

     

    III

    Literature of the Soviet Period Literary Movements

     

    IV

    Modern Russian Language: Phonetics, Lexicology

     

     

    Semester II

     

    Course

    Course Title

     

    V

    Grammar and Business Russian - 2

     

    VI

    Russian Literature of the 19TH Century-Authors and Works

     

    VII

    Russian Literature of the Soviet Period- Authors and

    Works

     

    VIII

    Modern Russian Language: Phraseology

     

     

     

    M.A. Part II

     

    Semester III 

    Course

    Course Title

     

    IX a

    Methodology of Teaching Russian as

    a Foreign Language

                                                                          OR

    IX b

    Translation: Theory and Practice

     

    X

    Russian Literature Today

     

    XI

    Russia, Life and Culture and Essay Writing - 1

     

    XII

    Modern Russian Language: Morphology

     

     

    Semester VI 

    Course

    Course Title

     

    XIII

    Modern Russian Language: Syntax

     

    XIV

    New Russian Writers

     

    XV

    Russia, Life and Culture and Essay Writing -2

     

    XVI

    Dissertation / Project / Teaching Practicals + Viva

     

     

     

    Eligibility for Admission : 

    (a)                Graduation in Russian                                      OR

    (b)               Graduation in any other subject and Advanced Diploma in Russian / Equivalent qualification in Russian.

     

    Admission will be through Entrance Test 

                A candidate for being eligible for admission to the examination shall satisfy the following requirements, pertaining to attendance: 

    (1)           Under ordinance 119 the following shall be the minimum attendance necessary for keeping terms:-

       Faculty of Arts First and Second Term. Three Fourth of the days on which lectures are delivered. 

    (2)           He / She shall produce a certificate from the Head of the Department that his / her progress is satisfactory, that his / her conduct is good and that he / she has permission of the Head of the Department to appear for the examination.

     

    6.  Ph.D in Russian

    Eligibility:

    M.Phil. Degree in Russian NET in Russian/ PET in Russian 

    Fees : As per University Rules. 

    Information requirement for admission to various courses:  The minimum qualification for the first level course among the part-time courses (Certificate) is X Standard Pass.  Subsequent courses (Diploma, Advanced Diploma) require both X Standard Pass & Pass in the preceding level of Course.  This qualification should also be supported by adequate corresponding knowledge of the language: in some cases an admission test may be deemed necessary.

    Candidates who are not graduates of the University of Mumbai or those who have not passed the S.S.C./H.S.C. of the Pune Board or any other statutory examining body must apply for an eligibility certificate from the Eligibility section, University of Mumbai, Gr.Floor, Ranade Bhavan, Vidyanagari, Kalina, Mumbai - 400 098. The procedure of Application for Eligibility Certificate will be explained at the time of admission.

     

  • Publications in the Department 2003-2011

    1. Twenty-Four Hours of Russian , by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan,  University of Mumbai Press, 2004.
    2. Lyrics in the Russian classroom, compiled & translated by Dr. Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, University of Mumbai Press, 2004. 
    3. Инновации и изменения в русской лексике ( Original in Russian; Title translated into English is Innovations and Changes in Russian Lexis after Perestroika) by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 408-414 in Proceedings of the Theoretical and Practical Conference Motinskiye Readings on Professional Pedagogic Traditions in the Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language, held in Moscow 12-14 October 2005, Part 2, published by the Izdatelstvo of RUDN, Moscow, Russia.
    4. Этнолингвистический подход при обучении русскому языку как иностранному ( Original in Russian; Title translated into English is Ethnolinguistic approach in the teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language) by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 30-36 in Russian Philology. Occasional papers. Number 33, 2005, Central Institute of English and Foreign languages, Hyderabad, 2005. 
    5. Dr.(Smt) Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, Reader , Department of Russian, University of Mumbai
      Book: Moya Kniga : Russian Zero Level to Basic (Russian Textbook for Beginners)  Publisher: University of Mumbai; 2007. 
    6.  Пословицы русского языка учебный ресурс и учебная стратегия  (Article in Russian: Title translated into English is Russian proverbs as a teaching resource and a teaching strategy), by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 91-93 in the Research Journal Vestnik RUDN, Seriya Voprosy  obrazovaniya: yazyki I spetsialnost,  Issue #4, 2009, Moscow
  • Seminars/Workshops/Lectures/Talks / Events held 1999-April 2015:

     

    1. Problem areas in the teaching of Russian language  (Seminar, 1999) 
    2. Concepts of Spoken Russian  (Seminar, 2000) 
    3. Lyrics in the Russian Classroom, Workshop conducted by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan,  with  Ms. Marcheva from Bulgaria (Workshop: March 2003)  
    4. Russkaya rech (Spoken Russian): Workshop- cum- Summer Programme on Spoken Russian (duration-24 hrs in four weeks) conducted by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan. (Workshop- cum- Summer Programme : Summer vacation 2003) 
    5. Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) Stikhi, sudba, rukopisi. (Talk by Ms E.V. Alekseeva ,independent researcher from Princeton, USA: 2004) 
    6. Reading Pushkin. Session I.  Reciting Pushkin. Session II. Resource Person Ms. E.V. Alekseeva , independent researcher from Princeton, USA. (Workshop in Two Sessions: March 2004) 
    7. "Contemporary Trends in Russian Language & literature Teaching Issues and Perspectives" 13th & 14th December, 2004 (International Seminar: 2004) Organized jointly with the Central Department of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation Culture Centre of Russia), with the participation of a delegation of 12 Russian Scholars under the leadership of Dr. Yuri Prokhorov, Rector, Pushkin Institute of Russian Language, Moscow.  It attracted an equal number of participants from all the major Universities in Maharashtra, and the National Defence Academy as well as other organizations, where Russian is taught. 
    8. "Religion in Russia" Talk by Mikhail Chistyakov, on 23.02.05  
    9. "St. Petersburg Petrograd Leningrad St. Petersburg " Talk by Mikhail Chistyakov on 06.03.05  
    10. "Sanskritology in Russia", Lecture by Dr. Ms. Eugenia Yu. Vanina, Head, History and Culture Section, Centre for Indian Studies, Institute of Oriental   Studies, (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), jointly organized by the Department of Russian and the Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai on Friday, 16th December 2005, 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. in the Room No. 36, Ranade Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Mumbai 98. 
    11. " The Russian Discovery of India: Orientalism with a Difference",  Lecture by Dr. Ms. Eugenia Yu. Vanina, Head, History and Culture Section, Centre for Indian Studies, Institute of Oriental   Studies, (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), jointly organized by the Department of Russian and the Department of History, University of Mumbai on   14.12.05,  2005,   11.00 a.m 1.00 p.m  in the Lecture Hall, Room No 3, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Mumbai 98. 
    12. Teaching of Russian in the University of Mumbai : Interview of the Head of the Department   andDemo Class conducted by Dr. Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, Reader in Russian and Head, University Department  of Russian during the Visit (and filming)  by Channel 3 ( TV Crew from Moscow) to the University Department of Russian  on 27.01.06 (Special Academic Event)  
    13. "The System of Russian Cases" Lecture (under the  Lecture Series) by Dr.S.A. Lutin, Head, Department of  Russian, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia  on Sunday, 05.03.06 9.00 a.m 11.00 am, Lecture Room of the computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Ranade Bhawan, Kalina, campus." 
    14. "The System of Russian Cases" Lecture (under the  Lecture Series) by Dr.S.A. Lutin, Head, Department of  Russian, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia  on Sunday, 05.03.06 (9.00a.m 11.00 am) 
    15. "Word-Order in Russian"  Lecture (under the  Lecture Series) by Dr.S.A. Lutin, Head, Department of  Russian, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia  on Sunday, 05.03.06, 2.00 pm 4.00 pm 
    16. "Russian Cases and their Invariant Meanings" Workshop (Resource Person : Dr.S.A. Lutin, Head, Department of  Russian, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia) organised by the University Department of Russian in collaboration with the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation  on Wednesday, 08.03.06 (International Womens day) 
    17. International Seminar "Processes in Russian Language, Literature and Methodology of Teaching Russian Today" co-organised by the University Department of Russian and the Cultural Centre of Russia  (The Cultural Department of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai)in Collaboration with the  Saint-Petersburg State University & The Russian Society of the Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL)on 30th, 31st October and 1st November 2006 .  
    18. The Department of Russian (University of Mumbai) and the Cultural Centre of Russia  (Consulate General of the Russian Federation) organized a weeklong Russian Film Festival and Photo Exhibition (Depicting 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Russian & India) from 22ndFebruary 28th February 2007 at the  J. N. Library, Kalina Campus. 
    19. A two day international Russian Language Seminar "Lessons in Russian" was organized by the Cultural Centre of Russia jointly with the Department of Russian, University of Mumbai on 26th& 27th November, 2008. 
    20. Teaching Strategies & Learning Techniques "A Day of Russian" in collaboration with the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation, 22.02.12.  
    21. Lecture on "Obzor russkoi literaturi s 19 veka do nashikh dnei" by Dr. Indira Musaeva on 28.02.2012.
    22. Lecture on " Russia and china mysteries in their own way" by Mr. Ali Shahanshah on16.02.2013 
    23. One-day Regional seminar on the Topic: "Facets of teaching/ learning Russian" on Thursday, 28.03.2013
    24. Programme of lectures and poem recitations "Remembering and celebrating A.S.Pushkin " on 06.06.2013 
    25. A two- day International Conference "Reception of Maxim Gorky in India" was organized by the University Departments of Russian and Gujarati on the 28th & 29th November, 2013. 
    26. National Seminar on the Topic:"Reading and Understanding A. P. Chekhov  on Saturday, 28.03.2015.

     

    Publications in the Department 2003-2015

     

    1. "Twenty-Four Hours of Russian ", by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan,  University of Mumbai Press,2004. 
    2. "Lyrics in the Russian classroom", compiled & translated by Dr. Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, University of Mumbai Press, 2004.   
    3. Инновации и изменения в русской лексике ( Original in Russian; Title translated into English : "Innovations and Changes in Russian Lexis after Perestroika") by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 408-414 in Proceedings of the Theoretical and Practical Conference Motinskiye Readings on Professional Pedagogic Traditions in the Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language, held inMoscow 12-14 October 2005, Part 2, published by the Izdatelstvo of RUDN, Moscow, Russia.  
    4. Этнолингвистический подход при обучении русскому языку как иностранному (Original in Russian; Title translated into English : " Ethnolinguistic approach in the teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language") by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 30-36 in "Russian Philology. Occasional papers. Number 33, 2005", Central Institute of English and Foreign languages, Hyderabad, 2005. 
    5. Dr.(Smt) Laxmi S. Mikaelyan, Reader , Department of Russian, University of Mumbai Book: Moya Kniga : Russian Zero Level to Basic (Russian Textbook for Beginners)  Publisher:University of Mumbai; 2007. 
    6.  Пословицы русского языка  учебный ресурс и учебная стратегия  (Article in Russian: Title translated into English  "Russian proverbs as a teaching resource and a teaching strategy"), by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp 91-93 in the Research Journal "Vestnik RUDN, Seriya Voprosy  obrazovaniya: yazyki I spetsialnost",  Issue #4, 2009Moscow  
    7. Некоторые процессы русификации лексических заимствований в русском языке начала XXI века (Article in Russian: Title translated into English "Certain Procceses of rusification of lexical borrowings in Russian language in the beginning of XXI century"), by Dr.Laxmi  S. Mikaelyan, pp. 143 151 (in "Kompleks nauchna-metodicheskikh meropriatii po problemam prepodavaniya russkovo yazyka kak inostrannovo" published by the TGPUniversity named after L.N. Tolstoy, Tula, Russia, 2012.
  • Faculty

     

    NameDr. Smt. Laxmi S.Mikaelyan
    DesignationProfessor in Russian & Head, University Department of Russian
    QualificationsM.A (Russian) from Centre for Russian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (1978)
    and Ph.D from Moscow (1984).
    Teaching Experience (1985 onwards)

    1) Western Naval Command (1985-1986)

    2) M.S. University of Baroda (1986-1998)

    3) University of Mumbai from June 1998 till date

    Courses taught (in the total teaching experience)

    Under Graduate (BA) courses & Post Graduate (MA) courses, Certificate in Russian, Diploma in Russian. Advanced Diploma in Russian, and Intensive Russian Language Courses, Integrated 5-year programme

    Subjects taught

    Grammar, Spoken Russian, Russian Literature, Translation and the theoretical subjects of Lexicology, Morphology and Syntax of Russian.

    Area of Specialization & Interest

    Verbal meanings, Verbs of Motion, Negation and Case, Problem areas in teaching Russian, Methodology of Teaching Russian, Theories of Foreign language Teaching/Acquisition, Russian literature of the Soviet and Post-Soviet era, Translation and Interpretation; Russian Syllabus and Course development; organization of Seminars, Workshops and Conferences particularly for popularizing Russian.   

    Email: lsmikaelyan@russian.mu.ac.in ; lsmikaelyan@yahoo.com 

    Provision for Adjunct Faculty under the Vice-Chancellors scheme operational from the year 2005-2006