"This is a rare honour and a big achievement because only four universities in the nation have been allotted Hindi instructors," UM liberal studies Professor Ruth Vanita said.
The university will also try to make Hindi language a regular academic subject.
Vanita said the South & Southeast Asian Studies programme plans to apply for a Fulbright instructor for the 2016-17 academic year to continue Hindi classes.
Hindi is an Indo-European language, connected through a common ancestor to European languages, including English.
The Hindi language is almost completely phonetic, which means it is written almost exactly as it is spoken. Every letter of the alphabet stands for just one sound.