Commerce students in the Maharaja Ganga Singh University in Rajastan’s Bikaner will have to study Bhagwat Gita from the next academic year as the varsity decided to revamp the syllabus.
According to reports, the interaction between Lord Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharat as been listed in the reversed curriculum, which will be applicable from next academic session.
The new syllabus of Management Studies will include a Chapter from Gita, Kautilya and philosophical aspects of Vivekananda and MK Gandhi.
The varsity has decided to include the said portion to “promote Indian thinkers” and to bring students “close to Indian value system.” The authorities aim to replace foreign thinkers by Indian scholars, a report in the Times of India said.
“Lord Krishna delivered sermons to Arjun on the battlefield has some of the strongest management lessons to be learnt,” a member of Board of Students of the university, Ashok Kumar Sharma was quoted by the daily.
“The concepts of Kautilya hold relevant even today. If his concepts are applied in the modern economy, problems of bad loans and recession will never occur,” he added.
Chapters by the foreign authors like Robert Owen, Mary Parker Follett and Oliver Sheldon were removed from the syllabus.