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Posted on Dec 19, 07:50AM | UNI
Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma today said that teaching will begin in the Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University from the next academic session.
Mr Sharma, while addressing the first meeting of the University's advisory committee here, said that teaching will be imparted in alternative building initially.
Committee members include Dr Kapil Kapoor, Dr Siddheshwar Rameshwar Bhatt, Professor Shrikant Kondapalli, Prof Jiyo Liang Lee, Dr Lokesh Chandra, Prof Mithila Prasad Tripathi and Prof Krishna Bihari Pandey were present on the occasion, an official release said.
He said that opposition party in the state has opposed the Sanchi University stating that it was based on religion whereas the fact is that the university will focus on studies of philosophy, knowledge, linguistics and arts.
Mr Sharma urged the committee members to disseminate facts pertaining to true concept of the university to people.
Referring to the design of the university building, he said that its architecture should be based on ancient Indian and Buddhist philosophy and culture as well as modern art.
He said that as an alternative arrangement, a space is proposed to be reserved for the university at Bhopal-based School of Good Governance. University's syllabi and future course of action will be determined as per advisory committee's suggestions and guidance.
The Culture Minister exuded confidence that Sanchi University will emerge as pioneer university in the world with the cooperation of scholars. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has assured that there will be no paucity of funds and resources for the university.