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DMK, Left Slam Move To ‘Impose’ Sanskrit In Anna University. ‘No Course Is Compulsory,’ Says The Varsity

DMK, Left Slam Move To 'Impose' Sanskrit In Anna University. 'No Course Is Compulsory,' Says The Varsity

M K Stalin says the proposal by the state-run Anna University amounted to “imposition” of Sanskrit.


CHENNAI: The DMK and the Left on Wednesday opposed a proposal by premier technical varsity, the state-run Anna University, to include philosophy in its syllabus for the engineering students, with M K Stalin saying it amounted to “imposition” of Sanskrit. The varsity, for its part, said no course was compulsory and denied any attempt to “impose” Sanskrit. The courses were meant for undergraduate engineering students and they were free to pick a course of their choice, Anna University Vice-Chancellor MK Surappa said.

Earlier, a section of the media had reported that Anna University intended to include philosophy and Bhagavad Gitain its syllabus at the College of Engineering Guindy and other campuses for the engineering students.

Opposing the reported move, DMK president M K Stalin sought the intervention of Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who is the varsity’s Chancellor.

“It is condemnable to attempt imposition of Sanskrit by making philosophy compulsory in the syllabus of Anna University’s CEG campus,” Stalin said in a tweet.

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