Moegling Institute for German Language
The Moegling Institute for German Language, one of the 17 institutions managed by the Karnataka Christian Educational Society (KACES), was established in 1979 in Balmatta, Mangalore under the leadership of the then Secretary of the KACES Dr. C. D. Jathanna. The institution is named after Dr.F.Hermann Moegling, one of the pioneer German missionaries, who founded in 1847 what is now the Karnataka Theological College. It was he who published “Mangaluru Samachara”, the first newspaper in Kannada in 1843.
Two basic level German language courses were first offered in collaboration with the Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai. They were later affiliated to Mangalore University, the Certificate course in 1983 and the Junior Diploma course in 1986. The institute is permanently affiliated to Mangalore University since 1997. The Junior Diploma course was discontinued in 2007 for want of candidates.
Mrs. F. S Furtado was the first principal of the institute and served till 1992. Dr. D. Dhanaraj, who succeeded her, is continuing to serve as the principal. Our teachers have been predominantly those professors of Karnataka Theological College who have done Ph.D. studies at German universities. They have always been rendering honorary service to our institute. We had had guest professors from the Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai and there were a few from outside the KACES.
Through the committed services of our professors numerous men and women from all walks of life have taken the benefits of our courses since the inception of the institute. The student body consists of professionals such as doctors, lecturers, journalists, travel agents, airhostesses, scientists and also students of other colleges, mostly of professional colleges such as colleges of Medicine, Technology, Hotel Management and Fisheries. Many of our past students have gone to Germany and other German speaking countries for advanced studies, for work or for a visit. Some have found better placements with the help of German knowledge. Some are working with German companies.
Our results in the Mangalore University examinations are usually 100% pass. Most of our candidates secure first class with distinction. That speaks for the excellence of our teaching.
Dr. F. Anilkumar – Principal
Dr. D. Dhanaraj and Dr. H. M.Watson– Professors
Course offered: Certificate Course in German of Mangalore University (Basic – level 1)
Eligibility for admission: S.S.L.C. or Equivalent or above.
Duration: One year (August – May)
Class hours: Twice a week; Evening classes 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.
Fees structure: Tuition Fee (whole course) – Rs. 5500/- (for 2012-13) Plus University Fees & Course materials (exact figures known at the time of admission)
Mangalore University examinations are usually conducted in May.
Principal: +91-9901731890 / +91-7899953881 Fax: 0824-2447225