Tribune News Service
Amritsar, February 20
The foundation stone of the ambitious project of the Centre for Interfaith Studies at GNDU will be laid by Captain Amarinder Singh in the month of March. Sharing details on the project during the recently held academic council meeting, VC Jaspal Sandhu said this had been announced by the Government of India on the 550th Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev.
Dean Academic Affairs, Prof SS Behl, while giving details about the centre said it would be the centre of research activities on all religions.
“In this project, a Symphony of Religious Music will be the main attraction for the tourists. Apart from dividing the Interfaith Centre into eight departments, a directorate office, a museum and a panorama, a library and a guest house would also be set up. The eight departments of the centre will comprise Division of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Languages; Division of Divine Music; Division of Comparative Religions; Division of Conflict Resolution; Center for Reconstruction of Ancient Musical Instruments; Division of Study on Travels of Guru Nanak Dev; Division of Archives and Division of Theology,” he said.
Apart from the Centre for Interfaith Studies, the university is also looking towards adopting sustainable practices and upgrading academic system in accordance with NEP-2020. VC Prof Sandhu also laid emphasis on introducing job-oriented courses in the university and upgrading the current courses accordingly.
He said to shorten the time of PhD from 4 to 3 years, a systemic overhaul is required. “One can also opt for monograph submission system for PhD. This is mostly followed by most of the universities at international level and in many IITs etc,” he said.
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