As per an official report, Delhi University has established a 17-member panel to form a centre for Hindu studies to teach courses about the history of the Hindus at University.
New Delhi: As per an official report, Delhi University has established a 17-member panel to form a centre for Hindu studies to teach courses about the history of the Hindus at the university.
However, a member of the academic council questioned the need for such a centre. Prakash Singh, the DU Director of South Delhi Campus, will be the head of the 17-member panel.
Currently, there are about 23 universities in the country where Hindu studies courses are being conducted. Singh also believed that there should be a Hindu Studies centre at DU as well.
The Buddhist Studies Center has been functioning successfully, but “we don’t have a Center for Hindu Studies.” “We have decided to test the viability of setting up a centre for Hindu studies,” Singh added
He said initially the panel will go through the pros and cons of the center, and then courses on this subject will be introduced.
“In the beginning, courses will be set up for postgraduate and research work; later, the decision may be taken to introduce them in UG courses,” Singh added.
However, an academic council member has raised the question regarding the opening of such a centre.
There is no such thing as a Sikh, Muslim, or other centre. The university should also come forward and open courses for other religions as well. The council member who did not wish to be named said.
Singh further added that we have an old history; the centre will try to focus on this aspect.
Apart from Singh, the committee has several other members as part of the panel.