|
|
|
|
|
6th Zulqada 1435 | Monday, Sep 01, 2014
Top Stories

Bridge course to help madrassa students join varsity programs

Saturday, 17 August 2013
Comments(0)
New Delhi, August 17:

Charting a new path for promotion of modern education among Muslims, the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University is now introducing a bridge course to enable madrassa graduates to join graduate programmes in university.

A senior AMU official said the objective behind the initiative was to provide a platform for graduates from Islamic religious schools-- both male and female -- to fulfil their aspirations to enrol themselves in modern education.

This would prepare them to "integrate themselves to the higher levels of academic life and subsequent professional avenues", he said.

AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said the one-year programme by AMU's Centre for Promotion of Science will initially have capacity of 50 students.

This synthesis of traditional Islamic learning and modern education would open new vistas for the students whose professional avenues were presently restricted to being Imams in mosques, he said.

Abrar said the course would involve interactive techniques for bridging this critical gap between the two radically different forms of education.

Scientific and exploratory knowledge had been an essential ingredient in the early years of Islam, but somewhere down the course of history this tradition had been diluted, he said.

The spokesman said the main concept behind AMU's move was "to open the minds of young Ulemas and reclaim the soul of Islam on the basis of Quranic intent".

The course curricula includes English, Information Technology, personality development, and a course on contemporary Islam designed to broaden their outlook to wean away the graduates from a fossilised sectarian outlook, the official said.

Latest News

Ebola: Six 'high risk' passenger...

Six people deemed "high risk" Ebola suspects were today admitted to a quarantine facility at Delhi airport, health ministry said on Monday. ...

Sonia, Congress leaders attack Modi over p...

Sonia Gandhi on Monday led the Congress attack against Narendra Modi government and flagged the issue of price rise as her party slammed bot ...

Heavy showers in Mumbai; MeT predicts more...

With heavy rains lashing the city for second consecutive day today, the MeT department has predicted that the monsoon is likely to get stron ...

Related News

Govt extends visa of Taslima Nasreen for one year

After making several requests to the Home Ministry that she be allowed to stay in India for a longer ...

Man wants to know about Netaji, SC slaps Rs.50,000 cost

The Supreme Court Monday imposed a cost of Rs.50,000 on a petitioner advocate as it dismissed as "fr ...

Police custody extended for shooter's husband

A court here Monday extended for three more days the police custody of Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Ha ...

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 27620 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think KCR would continue celebrating all national events at Golconda Fort beginning from Independence Day?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com