Delhi University: A Center for Hindu Studies may be started in Delhi University soon. Delhi University has decided to establish a center for the study of Hinduism. A 17-member committee has also been constituted for this purpose. The committee will be chaired by Prakash Singh, director of DU’s South Delhi campus. This committee includes many deans, heads of departments, directors, professors, senior professors of colleges.
The chairman of the committee said that there is a need for a center for Hindu studies in the university. He said that there are a total of 23 universities in the country where courses in Hindu studies are conducted. He said DU has a center for Buddhist studies but no center for Hindu studies.
Research and postgraduate courses will start earlier
Chairman of the committee Prakash Singh said that first it will be seen whether there is a need to open a Hindu study center or not. If the committee gives a positive report, the first postgraduate and research programs will start. Later UG courses can also be started. It has not yet been decided when the new course will start.
A member of the Academic Council objected
According to media reports, a member of the Academic Council has raised questions on the establishment of the Center for Hindu Studies. The member said on condition of anonymity that if there is no center of Hindu studies in DU, then where are the centers of studies of other religions like Sikhism and Muslims. If it is necessary to establish a Hindu study center, study centers of other religions should also be started.
Tags: Delhi University, Education News, Hinduism
First Published: 16 January 2023, 22:23 IST
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