In a decision to teach students lessons on the life of Lord Ram in higher education to an alleged attempt to add cultural tenets to the technical education, the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that they have decided to include the epics of Ramayana, Ramcharitmanas, and Mahabharat in the Engineering syllabus for the first-year graduate students, as per New Education Policy, 2020.
Confirming the same, Higher Education Minister Mohan Yadav said that teachers of the study board have prepared the syllabus under the NEP 2020 to bring the country’s glorious history forward. The course aims at developing traits like personality development, leadership skills, and humanitarian view besides making students understand the values which are required in today’s world.
The board has included Ramcharitmanas as a 100 marks question paper. The new syllabus also includes 24 other optional subjects including Urdu language and its literature which interested students can opt for. Oppositions, on the other hand, breathed fire on ruling BJP for not including Bible or Quran in the curriculum.
It can be noted that the same state government has proposed including life lessons of RSS founder KB Hedgewar and Jan Sangh founder Deendayal Upadhyay in the MBBS course.