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UGC penal suggests dropping of words Hindu and Muslims from two central Universities

October 09, 2017 11:23 PM
Banaras Hindu University

New Delhi: Words such as 'Hindu' and 'Muslim' in names of universities--Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University--do not reflect their secular character and should be dropped, a UGC panel has recommended.

The universities can be simply called Aligarh University and Banaras University or be renamed after their founders, the panel member added.


The panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities and the recommendations have been made in the audit report of AMU.



Centrally funded universities are secular instituions but such words related to religion in their names do not reflect that character, a panel member said on the conidition of anonymity.

The universities can be simply called Aligarh University and Banaras University or be renamed after their founders, the panel member added.

Aligarh muslim University Campus


Besides AMU and BHU, other universities that were audited by the panel include: Pondicherry University, Allahabad University, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Rajasthan, Central University of Jammu, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha, University of Tripura and Hari Singh Gour University in Madhya Pradesh.

 

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