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MA in Sanskrit to be launched at Central University of Orissa

Dec 24, 2014 15:32 IST

    The Central University of Orissa, Koraput is all set to initiate a new post graduate course in Sanskrit which would be included in the curriculum from the next academic session. The decision to include Sanskrit as a post graduate course in the university was taken in a meeting of the Executive Council in Chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor Professor Mohammad Miyan of the Central University of Orissa.

    Recently, there was a nationwide debate that took place related to the language when it got introduced in the Kendriya Vidyalaya syllabus as the third language scrapping German from the academic syllabus of the students during an ongoing academic session. The government has shown interest in introduction of Sanskrit in many of the central universities and deemed universities throughout the nation to further encourage the subject amongst students. Sanskrit has always been the vehicle of creative and other scholarly work and thus it should take a proper academic shape in our country as well. The university would begin with a two year MA programme in the university and later it has plans to start research programmes in Sanskrit as well.

    In a release by the Executive Council it said, “Sanskrit, which is a part of our cultural heritage, needs to be given importance in any educational institution. So the university is launching the programme from the next academic session.”

    Important Points

    • Central University of Orissa to launch MA in Sanskrit course
    • Course will start from next academic session
    • UGC has shown interest introducing Sanskrit in many central and deemed universities

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