The course opened on July 14 at the History Department of the Indian university and will be running for three months, the Times of India has reported.
The course offers students Persian grammar as well as writing and reading, the person in-charge of the course, Nikhil Paranjape, said.
According to Paranjape, there has been a constant demand from the students to learn Persian and those students who want to study and do research on medieval history will benefit from this course.
“There are a lot of institutes teaching Persian language in the city but they are mainly modern spoken Persian. This course offers students historical Persian language that will enable students to read graphics on coins, inscriptions and others,” Paranjape said.The course is being organized in collaboration with Iran’s Culture House in Mumbai.