Bhopal, September 14: Madhya Pradesh government has decided to include the epics of Ramayana, Ramcharitmanas, and Mahabharat in the Engineering syllabus for the first-year graduate students
Higher Education Department, in an announcement, has shared that Ramayana, Mahabharata & Ramcharitmanas has been included in the syllabus of engineering students. The steps were taken within the purview of the new National Education Policy.
According to the announcement, Mahabharat by C Rajagopalchari has been included in the first-year engineering syllabus, besides this, the state government has also introduced Yoga and meditation as the third foundation course. Also, students will be taught Lord Ram's engineering qualities through the topic 'Construction of the Ram Setu bridge'.
Talking about the development, Higher Education Minister Mohan Yadav said, "Whoever wants to learn about Lord Ram's character & contemporary works can do so in engineering courses." He further added, 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."
“We learn a lot from Ramcharitmanas and Mahabharata. The students will bring inspiration from it to live a life with dignity and values. Now, we just don’t want to educate the students but we want to develop them as great human beings,” Higher Education Minister Mohan Yadav said.
As per the new syllabus introduced under NEP 2020, 'Applied Philosophy of Shri Ramcharitmanas' has been introduced as an optional subject in the Humanities stream. Chapters of APSR will include topics like Spirituality and Religion in root sources of Indian culture; Four ages in Vedas, Upanishads, and Puranas; Difference between Ramayana and Shri Ramcharitmans; and Incarnation of Divine Existence.
Madhya Pradesh is one of the first states trying to incorporate NEP in the school as well as the college curriculum