The University of Delhi has formed a panel to set up a Hindu Studies centre in the varsity in order to introduce programs related to the history of Hindus. However, the Academic Council (AC) opposed the necessity of this centre.
DU Director of South Campus Prakash Singh will head the panel. He talked about the need for such a centre in the varsity. He said, “In India, there are 23 universities in total that provide courses in Hindu studies. So, Delhi University plans to have its own centre for ‘Hindu studies’.”
Further, he said, “We have a Buddhist studies centre in the university but not Hindu studies. Now, we thought to open a centre for ‘Hindu studies’ also. However, first, we need to check the feasibility to open the centre and then introduce courses in it.” “Also, first we will introduce Postgraduate and research courses, then Undergraduate courses,” said Singh.
Moreover, the committee will determine when the courses will be introduced. And also how many courses will be introduced. Soon the committee will present framework to the Academic Council.
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Academic Council Opposed the Hindu Studies Centre
Besides, the panel agreed on the necessity for such a centre, and the AC members argued on the need for the centre. The council member stated, “Where are other centres for Sikh, Muslim and other communities? The Delhi University must introduce such courses but for other religions also.”
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