Department of Portuguese

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The Department of Portuguese of Goa University, the only one in the country, is oriented towards promoting knowledge related to the Portuguese language, literature and culture through its several courses and activities that cover the professional and cultural spectra. The Department of Portuguese at Goa University is one of the rare departments in the whole of Asia that is autonomous and the only department in the entire Indian Subcontinent offering M.A in Portuguese Literature and Culture.

The department offers post graduate course in Portuguese and also offers opportunities for doctoral research leading to Ph.D. in Portuguese.

Certificate and Diploma Courses
  • Certificate Course in Portuguese Language - I (basic level)
  • Certificate Course in Portuguese Language -II (medium level)
  • Diploma Course in Portuguese Language - III (proficiency)

Duration of each Diploma Course : One year

Note: Minimum qualification for Certificate and Diploma courses mentioned above is XIIth Standard Pass.


Advanced literature in Portuguese

Courses Offered

M.A. in Portuguese(Syllabus), Ph.D in Portuguese

Faculties and Specialisation

M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D.(Mumbai University), Cert. in Italian, (Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Indian Poetics, Translation & Mass Media and Journalism)
Assistant Professor ( On Contract )
M.Sc. Physiology(Bombay University) 1976, M.A. in French(Goa University) 2006, M.A. in Portuguese(Goa University) 2008 (Indo-Portuguese Literature, African Literature, Brazilian Literature)
Visiting Lecturer ( Temporary )
M.A. in Portuguese and French Studies(University of Aveiro) and M.Phil. in Interdisciplinary Potuguese Studies(Teaching Portuguese as Foreign Language, Portuguese Literature and Linguistics)