Adarsh Bahu fiasco at the IIT BHU Bhopal University had now stated that they will launch the short-term course to “prepare” an Adarsh Bahu.
They believe it is a step ahead in women empowerment. Earlier news came that BHU is Varanasi is also launching such course but the official at IIT BHU ridiculed it by stating that they are not going to entertain any such course.
As per the reports, three-month course will be launched from the next academic session. The Vice-chancellor Prof D C Gupta explained that the objective behind the course is to “make girls aware so that they can adjust to the new environment after marriage”.
“As a university, we have a few responsibilities towards society, as well. We should not be limited to academics alone. Our objective is to prepare such brides who will keep families intact,” said Prof Gupta.
This Adarsh Bahu course will commence in the departments of psychology, sociology and women’s studies as a pilot project, he said. “It is a part of women empowerment,” he added.
Asked about the content of the syllabus, Prof Gupta said, “We will include various related topics from sociology, psychology and such. Our aim is that after completing the courses, girls should be in a better position to understand the dynamics of families. It is our effort to bring about a positive change in society.”
As per the reports, 30 girls will be admitted in the first batch. Professor stated that it is quite early to tell what kind of qualification will be required for the course.
Sources said that the University will also take feedback from parents of the girls who complete the course. Head of psychology department Prof K N Tripathi really appreciated this theme and concept of the course. Women’s studies HoD Prof Asha Shukla stated that she is clueless about it.
“I am not aware of any such course to be introduced,” she said. Educationists are not convinced it’s a great concept. “This is a funny idea, if BU indeed plans to implement it. The bigger need is to improve infrastructure, exams, classes and address the demands of students instead of venturing into such courses,” said retired professor HS Yadav.
“Stem cell engineering is the best example. BU had to discontinue it mid-way. It was a sheer waste of time for the 30 students who had taken admission,” said a senior professor.>