According to university officials, the University of Delhi has decided to start a Centre for Hindu Studies (CHS) from next academic session. It aims to talk about the Hindu civilization, its multiple dynamics, scriptures, philosophy, history and like.
Further, the Executive Council has approved this resolution in a meeting dated 9 June. So, now the university will introduce the postgraduate (PG) programs in Hindu Studies for 2023-24. He said, “The program aims to encourage students to think critically and evolve a Bharat-centric perspective beyond theoretical explanations.”
The officials stated, “The Delhi University is about to set up a Centre for Hindu Studies under the Faculty of Arts to provide PG courses in Hindu Studies. Moreover, this decision will surely contribute to the development of the country’s higher education.”
The focus will be on considering topics like Hindu scriptures, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Hinduism history, Indian sagas and more. All this will be covered under this newly introduced course in the master’s program. Also, the DU has made a committee of 17 members to discuss setting a up centre for studying the history of Hinduism.
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BHU Already Offering Hindu Studies As a Course
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is already offering a master’s program in Hindu Studies, the Delhi University will be the second central university to offer this course. Besides, the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently introduced Hindu Studies in the UGC NET curriculum.
Delhi University will also offer certificate courses, diplomas, doctoral and other programs in the same but it depends on the operational feasibility of the centre. Also, DU will launch PG programs in Hindu Studies as a minor course to check the feasibility first. Major courses will include computer science, artificial intelligence, animation, and graphic design.
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