JNU mulls diploma course on Ambedkar
New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is considering an online diploma course on B R Ambedkar's principles and his contribution to socio-economic development of the country in collaboration with the Dr Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC), officials said. JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar presented the proposal at the signing of an MoU between the university and the DAIC on Friday. The six-month online diploma course would be initiated through the recently set up special centre for e-learning, as a part of which the institute aims to offer certificate, and degree programmes in an online format on different subjects.
The DAIC under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Friday inked an agreement with the JNU to facilitate and enhance research activities and policy formulation aimed at socio-economic transformation and sustainable development. If the proposal gets a green light, it would be initiated under MOU. "I have made the proposal to Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot and he is very positive about it," Kumar said. The aim is to take the ideas, thoughts of Ambedkar, on social equality, women empowerment to masses through a structured curriculum.