The first-ever MA Degree course on Hindu Studies in India begins in Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Editorial comments

  • In a Hindu majority India, to start such kind of Hindu Studies after 74 years of Independence and that too in a University is shameful for all-party rulers.
  • Hindus feel that taking cognizance of this, the Central Government should try aptly to impart education on Dharma to Hindus in Primary education onwards up to University education.

Varanasi (UP) – It was a momentous occasion as Banaras Hindu University welcomed the first batch of students of MA Degree for Hindu Studies. The postgraduate programme is the first such course in India offered by any university in the country. Rector Prof. Vijay Kumar Shukla inaugurated the course during a programme. He said that the course is an inter-disciplinary programme, which was in line with New Education Policy 2020. The course under the Faculty of Arts will be conducted at Bharat Adhyayan Kendra in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Department of Sanskrit and Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology.

Rector Dr Vijay Kumar Shukla said that the course will make the world aware of many unknown aspects of Hindu Dharma and help in taking its teachings to more people. In total, 45 students have been admitted to the course of which some are foreign students also. (In future, we need not be surprised that these foreign students would be imparting education on Dharma to Hindu students. – Editor)