Hyderabad: In a first of its kind move in the country, the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) here has established a Centre for translation and interpretation.
The Centre was set up in view of the growing demand for translation interpretation services. By tapping resources available in the university in terms of language expertise in English and different foreign languages, the varsity administration had decided to extend translation and interpretation services to the society in a bigger way.
The service would not only generate revenue for the university, but also meet market demands by supplying accurate and reliable services at nominal rates.
“Earlier, some faculty members were providing services unofficially. Now the work will be done through the Centre only,” said a senior official. The university is regularly approached by companies and individuals for translation and interpretation services. The new centre will now handle such works.
Generally, the university gets enquires translation and interpretation assignments companies/individuals/government or institutional agencies either physically or online. It used to also get enquiries on potential translators and interpreters.
The Centre also plans to join hands with the National Translation Mission to produce translation of knowledge-based books such as text books and reference books and to play a role in translating governmental documents.
“We have not yet fixed charges for translation and interpretation services. But they will be nominal,” said Prof. E. Suresh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, EFLU.
Meanwhile, the administration has launched a free bicycle facility for students as part of its green campus initiative. About 20 bicycles have been made available for students to use within the campus.
Inaugurating the facility, the Vice Chancellor said providing bicycles was one among many measures towards becoming a model university. Following the UGC initiative for green campuses, EFLU hopes to achieve a green cover through various initiatives for creating a pollution-free and energy-efficient campus.