Engineering students to read Ramayana, Mahabharata in this state
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Government announced to include the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana in the Engineering syllabus in the state. The Minister of Higher Education of the state, Mohan Yadav claimed that there was nothing wrong with this decision.
Yadav said that whoever wants to learn about Lord Ram’s character and contemporary works can do so in Engineering courses. “Teachers of our study board have prepared the syllabus under the NEP 2020… If we can bring our glorious history forward, no one should have any issue with it,” he added.
While this may come as a surprise to many netizens, the educational institutions have been off late seen to push the Indian epics. Last year Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) organized a publicized and successful leadership series from lesson on Ramayana. Many scholars have also supported the decision to include ancient texts for varied reasons.
Madhya Pradesh is one of states that has started working on introducing NEP 2020 in school as well as higher education.
Soon after the announcement was made, Twitter was flooded with reactions. While some showed excitement regarding the decision of the education board, saying that this would encourage the youth of the country to read Mahabharata and Ramayana, while others questioned how reading the two epics will help engineers in their careers.
Meanwhile, there were also a few who said that reading books should be a matter of choice, and should not be imposed by force.
I, being a graduate from NIT Trichy didn’t have to apply anything that I learned in college. But if Ramayana and Mahabharata has the secrets hidden on how to make intergalactic pushpakviman sure y not. Lets mop up Article 28 of our constitution under swach bharat mission.
— Navneet Krishnan (@navnikrishnan) September 13, 2021
It’s good desicion.
Even in IIT you get optional subjects like Sociology to study about karl Marx.
So it is neither good or bad it is just a part of it
— The Viceroy (@BrigadierThe) September 13, 2021