The undergraduate students in Madhya Pradesh will now study “Ramcharitmanas” of Tulsidas and students of engineering will learn about Ramsetu – which many in the right-wing considers a feat of engineering. Moreover, medical students now get the option of studying medicine in Hindi.
The Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said, “We are going to form a committee at the earliest to ensure that medical education courses are prepared in Hindi as well. In the near future, we will start medical studies in Hindi too.”
“Ramcharit Manas Ke Vyavharik Darshan (Applied philosophy of Ramcharitmanas)” has been introduced as the elective course for first-year BA students from the academic session 2021-22. This will come with a 100-mark question paper and includes topics like “Four ages in Vedas, Upanishads and Purans“, “Spirituality and religion in root sources of Indian culture“, “Incarnation of divine existence” and “Difference between Ramayana and Shri Ramcharitmans“.
Congress leader Arif Masood told reporters that “It would have been better if the BJP government had added Guru Granth Sahib, Quran and Bible along with Ramcharitmanas. Children will get more information and the spirit of the country’s constitution will also be fulfilled.”
Madhya Pradesh has made an effort to add a Hindi curriculum for higher education. In 2011, the Atal Bihari Hindi University was established in Madhya Pradesh for medical and engineering in Hindi. Even 10 years later, it has made no headway. In 20018, the engineering stream was discontinued due to adequate faculty, books, translated syllabus, and students, whereas Medical studies in Hindi have not been started to date.