Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has decided to start MA in Hindu Studies from the July 2021 session. BHU will start MA in Hindu Studies at its Bharat Adhyayan Kendra or BAK from the next session, commencing July 2021. The proposal has been passed by the Banaras Hindu University after Senior members of the Board proposed to start the course after a long deliberation in a meeting held Monday.
After long deliberations, members of the board of studies, BHU gave their recommendation and approval to start the course from the next session to start from July 2021. "The course is aimed at preparing scholars of ancient Indian wisdom, including philosophy and languages," said Professor Dwivedi.
Professor Dwivedi said that principles of tatva, religion and liberation, methods of praman, tradition of dialogue in ancient India and understanding western discourse, practices of Ramayan, Mahabharat and Purana along with the Sanskrit language will be taught in the course. The focus will be there on detailed analysis of Dharm Karm Meemansa (Religion and Karma), Tatva Meemansa (Material analysis), and Praman Meemansa (Proof).
According to a report published in Hindustantimes.com, around one and a half months ago, Bharat Adhyayan Kendra or BAK designed the course and syllabus of the 'Hindu Studies' course and sent a proposal to the board of studies for starting the MA in Hindu studies course to the board of Studies, BHU said Prof Dwivedi. Thereafter a meeting of the board of studies, BHU held on Monday.
Professor Sadashiv Dwivedi presented the course outline in the meeting chaired by Dean, faculty of Arts, BHU Professor VB Singh, report reads. It is reported that the meeting held was attended by Prof Ramnath Jha (JNU), Prof Nachiketa Tiwari, IIT, Kanpur, Prof Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi, Prof Brajkishore Swai (Orissa), Prof Sachchidanand Mishra, Prof Vindhyeshwari Prasad Mishra (BHU), Prof Malini Awasthi, Prof Pradyuman Shah, Prof Vimalendra Kumar, Prof. Vijay Shankar Shukla, Director, IGNCA Center, Varanasi, Prof. Rakesh Upadhyay, Prof Keshav Mishra, and Dr. Arpita Chatterjee, members of the board of studies.