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Jawaharlal Nehru University's academic council has rejected a proposal for introduction of short-term courses in 'Indian Culture' and 'Yoga' for propagating spiritual and mythological traditions and establishing Indian values in the world.
The proposal was mooted by the university administration following communications from UGC and HRD ministry.
However, the varsity's Academic Council (AC), which is the top decision making body, rejected the proposal at a meeting.
"The draft for introduction of three short-term courses on culture and yoga was placed before the AC along with the feedback received from various departments on the same. The council unanimously resolved to reject the proposal," an AC member told to the media agencies.
The university had circulated a draft of three courses among various schools and departments of JNU for their feedback last month.