The Himachal Pradesh Central University has given permission for its students to opt for Hindi as a medium of examination in all the courses which it runs.
Professor Kuldip Chand Agnihotri, the university’s Vice Chancellor said on Tuesday to TOI, “It is the right of the students to appear in Hindi if he/she doesn’t want to appear in English.” Agnihotri told TOI that a similar decision has been taken by the recently organised executive council of the university in Dharamshala. He further informed that from the coming sessions, MA Sanskrit has been included in the university courses and no tuition fee shall be charged from students for the discipline.
The council has decided to start certificate courses in Gojri language and History of Gujjars. He said, “The aim is to preserve Gojari and document Gujjar history and culture. There is no written text on the language spoken by Gujjars and it is facing extinction. By introducing a certificate course in Gojari, the university will be able to document the language.”
Other courses like BSc (honours) in Physics, MA in Sociology and MA in Sanskrit will also be included from this academic session as told by the vice-chancellor of the university. He said “We will start a yoga kendra in the central university of Himachal where research and study shall be carried out on ASTANG Yoga.”