Mumbai University and Oxford to Offer Course on Temple Management

Mumbai University and Oxford to Offer Course on Temple Management

Mumbai University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies to offer a course on temple management. Now the temple management will be one of the other diploma and certificate-level courses that will be offered offline as well as in online mode under this collaboration.

A press release by University reads, “The university’s Centre for Hindu Studies along with its Sanskrit Department has inked the MoU with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. The course will focus on holistic study of Hindu philosophy with degree and certificate courses.”

To be noted that the course is being introduced in line with the National Education Policy’s push on incorporating Indian Knowledge System (IKS) in higher education curriculum. This management course will draw inspiration from real-life instances and develop a comprehensive study of Hindu philosophy.

An official from University told media that the course will include real life implementation of management principles in established temples such as Shree Saibaba Sansthan Trust and Shegaon’s Gajana Maharaj Temple or even ISKCON. To be noted that the Minitry of Education has been undertaking several initiatives for including Indian Knowledge Systems in the curriculum for the students in order to reduce the gap between modern and traditional education.

Mumbai University was established in 1857 consequent upon “Wood’s Education Dispatch”, and it is one amongst the first three Universities in India. The University was accorded 5 star status in 2001 & ‘A++’ grade status in April 2017 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

(With inputs from PTI)

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